Texas Coastal Bend Community Oral History Project
About the Project
The Texas Coastal Bend Community Oral History Project collects and preserves oral histories to preserve for posterity the lived historical experiences of community members and to encourage a healthy and productive community dialogue. The central goals of the project—a collaboration between the Victoria Regional History Center, Be Well Victoria Coalition, and University of Houston-Victoria faculty and staff—are to:
- Create compelling and vivid snapshots that capture first-person historical experiences of the region
- Identify and amplify a diverse range of experiences
- Bridge the shared and unique experiences of local residents as a tool to carry forward future dialogue
- Generate reflection and discussion of biases and disparities in the community with attention to the potential for positive change
- Connect the University of Houston-Victoria with community organizations and stakeholders.
A volunteer advisory board ensures that the project accurately reflects the needs and interests of the community. Click here to learn more about our advisory group members.
The project is currently in its planning stage. Technology is being installed and community input is being solicited. Once the project is ready to begin scheduling interviews, this page will include a list of interviewers and suggested topics of interest.
For more information about the project, please contact Dr. Laura Mammina, UHV Assistant Professor of History, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (361) 570-4316.
UHV Press Release (October 2021)
This project made possible by a generous grant from The Dow Chemical Co. Foundation and Dow Seadrift Operations.