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The Oral History of Houston is a comprehensive effort to identify important and interesting Houstonians -- people with insights into the history of the Houston region -- interview them, transcribe their interviews, and place the tapes and transcripts in archives for future researchers. In the process, we also expect to collect photographs, written materials, and artifacts for our archives on Houston's history, as well as produce a new generation of historians trained in oral history, experienced in interviewing, and interested in the history of our region. 

Oral Histories - Houston History Project

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Civil Rights

Explore the libraries civil rights archives

Image Source-Trikosko, M. S., photographer. (1963) [Marchers with signs at the March on Washington, 1963]. Washington D.C, 1963. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2013648849/.

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Women’s Rights

Explore the libraries women’s rights archives

Image Source- (1915) [Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted in New Jersey on their way to Washington to present a petition to Congress Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted containing more than 500,000 signatures]. New Jersey United States, 1915. [Nov.-Dec] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mnwp000422/.

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LGBTQ History

Explore the libraries LGBTQ history archives

Image Source- JD Doyle, Houston LGBT History.org

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Immigrant History

Explore the libraries immigrant history archives

Image Source- Bain News Service, P. Immigrants carrying luggage, Ellis Island, New York. , . [No Date Recorded on Caption Card] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ggb2004003252/.

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