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TAMU-CC hosts first public ‘history harvest’

Posted: 4:31 AM, Jun 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-05 05:31:21-04

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Special Collections Library is hosting a "History Harvest" event.

Organizers at the University are looking for such items as diaries, photographs, letters, maps, images, memorabilia, and other family/cultural heirlooms.

The History Harvest is a community-driven project that brings the community and Islander students together to preserve public history. 

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, along with the Art Museum of South Texas, will be hosting the first public history harvest.

"We are having our first opportunity for the general public in the area to come in and bring us any family documents and photographs they may have that they would like some advice on or perhaps like to give to us to put in the archives," said Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Ann Hodges.

The history harvest is free and open to all residents of the Coastal Bend with the goal of celebrating and preserving family history, stories and memorabilia, and making these items available to the public, students and scholars.

"We hope to collect more information about the community. Because individual stories come together to make up the whole story of the community, so even if people may think their materials are not of interest outside their family, we may be able to tell you that they are. Because, as I say, it takes all the pieces to make a whole," said Hodges. 

This event will give donors an opportunity to support Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and their efforts to strengthen the documentation of our community history.

"We like to see photographs, letters, maybe post cards, any sort of thing that is written that conveys information.  But information isn’t not only conveyed in words, it is also conveyed in pictures," said Hodges.                   

Items to Bring:

  • Letters
  • Photographs
  • Videos
  • Audio Files
  • Other Documents

Donors will be provided with digital copies of the materials they donate.

For more information, contact the Special Collections and Archives Department at specialcollections@tamucc.edu or 361.825.4500.


Location: Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline

Friday, June 8, from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon