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Oral History Project Opens Window into Experiences of Katrina First Responders

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One way to understand an event is through the stories of people who were there.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, staff from The Historic New Orleans Collection put together a permanent archive of those stories in the oral history project, “Through Hell and High Water.”

The series, which is accessible online and through THNOC’s Williams Research Center, comprises more than 500 interviews of first responders and volunteers from 15 different local, state and federal agencies that came to the city’s aid.

As New Orleans continues its path toward progress, this resource will help future generations understand those tumultuous days.

Eli Haddow, The Historic New Orleans Collection

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