Public Historians at Work

Publishing Under-told Stories of Houston: Debbie Harwell

September 21, 2022 Center for Public History @ University of Houston Season 2 Episode 3
Public Historians at Work
Publishing Under-told Stories of Houston: Debbie Harwell
Show Notes

There are many ways to produce public history, but one of the most unique publications comes from the University of Houston. Houston History magazine is a student-written and edited publication dedicated to the under-told stories of one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan regions of the United States. Join Dr. Debbie Z. Harwell (Instructional Assistant Professor of US History, University of Houston) and PhD candidate Caitlyn Jones for their November 8, 2021, conversation about a recent issue focused on Houston’s San Jose Clinic. For one hundred years, this clinic has provided medical, dental, pharmacy, and specialty services to low-income and uninsured individuals. Dr. Harwell and Jones discuss how the magazine has captured San Jose’s legacy and then expand their conversation to the process, challenges, and joys of working with undergraduates through this public-engaged medium.

To learn more about Houston History magazine: https://uh.edu/class/ctr-public-history/projects/projects/index2.php

Read Houston History magazine online: https://houstonhistorymagazine.org/

Find out more about 100 Years of Houston: https://uh.edu/class/ctr-public-history/news/hpm-shuart-100-years.php

Support the work of Houston History: https://giving.uh.edu/publichistory/

Editing assistance of this episode provided by Dylan Allen.