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Houston Oral History Project

Posted by admin on Oct 3, 2009

The Houston Oral History Project is an effort to record and preserve the dynamic history of Houston through the stories and experiences of its residents. It is a collaboration among the Mayor’s Office, the Houston Public Library and the University of Houston. The Project consists of several parts:

• The Mayor Bill White Collection: Mayor White commissioned 100 initial interviews, directing that it include well-known political, business and civic leaders as well as witnesses to the events that shaped our city.
• The Neighborhood Voices tapes: In the summer of 2008 citizens came to Houston Public Library locations throughout the city to record their own brief recollections about life in Houston.
• HMRC Oral Histories: The Houston Metropolitan Research Center of the Houston Public Library recently digitized more than 200 oral histories from the 1970′s and 1980′s.

Houston Oral History Project

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