HMRC Oral Histories, Memory Projects
Maintenance on our A/V collections continues. Please be aware audio recordings may be temporarily unavailable.
When the Houston Metropolitan Research Center was created in 1974, part of its collecting scope was to capture stories and interviews of Houstonians by way of oral history. The founding HMRC Oral History Collection is made up of community members, artists, musicians, civil rights activists, politicians, and civic leaders who helped define the growth and history of the city. Over the decades, HMRC staff has continued to develop this collecting medium by way of conducting in-depth interviews, hosting collecting days and partnering in memory projects, and accessioning other oral history endeavors.