The Center for Public History at the University of Houston is engaging in a long-term oral history project called Resilient Houston: Documenting Hurricane Harvey. The project will gather first-hand narratives capturing the experiences of victims, first responders, and those working in energy and flood abatement during and after Hurricane Harvey. For full story click here.
When Sarah Canby Jackson set out to research Houston's response to the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and ’90s, she was soon shocked — there was virtually no scholarship on how the fourth-largest city in the United States responded to one of the most significant public health crises of the 20th century. I found nothing," Jackson said. "I expected to find master's theses at Rice and the University of Houston. I expected an oral history project, but I found none of that." Read full article here.