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Welcome Wilson Houston History Collaborative Established

Under the terms of a major gift from Welcome W. Wilson, Sr., to the Center for Public History, the Houston History Project will be renamed the Welcome Wilson Houston History Collaborative. The Houston History magazine, the UH Oral History of Houston, the UH Houston History Archives, and UH Memories Documentary Films will become parts of the new Collaborative, which will remain under the direction of Joe Pratt.

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Houston History

Houston History, a triannual magazine produced by the CPH, is the voice of history and culture throughout the Houston area.

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The Oral History of Houston

The Oral History of Houston is a comprehensive effort to identify important Houstonians and capture their histories for future generations.

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Houston History Archives

The Houston History Archives, housed at the MD Anderson Library at the University of Houston, collects materials related to the region’s growth and development since the nineteenth century.

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UH Memories Project

The UH Memories Project is a joint effort by the Center for Public History and the MD Anderson utilizing new digital media to capture and share the history of the University of Houston, told in part through the oral histories of our alumni.

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The Gulf Coast Food Project

The study of food and encourages cross-disciplinary dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration through the examination of the food that sustains the cultural, economic, and physical lives of our diverse communities.

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To Bear Fruit for Our Race

Completed by graduate students and in partnership with the Houston Medical Forum, the moving and innovative online exhibit, To Bear Fruit for Our Race, tells the history of Houston’s African-American physicians.

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Wednesdays in Mississippi: Civil Rights as Women’s Work

Chronicles a little-know civil rights project sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women during Freedom Summer that united women across racial, regional, and religious differences.

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