A University of Houston Center for Public History initiative, the “Resilient Houston: Documenting Hurricane Harvey” oral history project has created a substantial archive of oral histories and supporting materials, as well as a website showcasing excerpts from these interviews.
With both graduate and undergraduate research done in collaboration with CLASS, the UH Honors College and community partners like the African American Library at the Gregory School, Resilient Houston is reaching out to a broad audience to tell the story of this seminal event in Houston history.
Students in the 2018 and 2019 Voices from the Storm Class created a Story Map to highlight the oral histories they conducted to document Hurricane Harvey. Click here to watch video clips from those interviews.
Click to learn more about how affiliated faculty with the UH Center for Public History incorporated the oral history project in their classes to gather stories about Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Debbie Z. Harwell discusses how students edited their interviews for use on the Resilient Houston website and wrote articles for an issue of Houston History magazine using the interviews to detail ways the storm impacted Houstonians.
The presentation was part of the Texas Oral History Association's annual conference Sept. 11-12, 2020.