The Harvey Memory Project

23 Oct 2018


It’s hard to believe that it has already been more than a year since Hurricane Harvey dropped more than 30 trillion gallons of water along the Texas Gulf Coast, causing immeasurable amounts of destruction and devastation.

To those who experienced the disaster firsthand, memories of those days (and the months of recovery after) are burned forever in their minds.

In an effort to preserve, protect, and archive those memories, Rice University, Houston Public Library, Harris County Public Library, and the University of Houston Libraries have teamed up to form the Harvey Memory Project.

The project, which is funded by the Rice Houston Engagement and Recovery Effort and by the Rice Humanities Research Center’s Public Humanities Initiative, aims to collect various stories, pictures, and audio-visual recordings from people who survived the epic hurricane.

The contributions that are collected will be held in a memorial repository, which will be available for use by both the general public and by researchers and students studying the history of Hurricane Harvey.

For more information, to make a contribution, or to browse stories and pictures that have already been submitted, just click here: Harvey Memory Project.



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