Books and Published Materials
HRA writes book length manuscripts suitable for a wide variety of audiences, from academics to the general public. Our books have included everything from National Park Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ administrative histories to coffee-table publications.
In June 2017, HRA historians completed “A History of the Cushman Hydroelectric Project: Tacoma Power, the Skokomish Tribe, and the Skokomish River, 1910–2016,” a fully illustrated interpretative history book for Tacoma Power.
HRA and our partner HRA Gray & Pape, LLC, prepared a historic resource study (HRS) of Nicodemus National Historical Site, an African American community in Kansas founded by former slaves. The study, which was conducted for the National Park Service, incorporated fieldwork, documentation of the park’s resources, oral histories, and detailed research in archival and secondary sources.
In 2004, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selected HRA to research and write a history of water management in South Florida and the Everglades. In 2010, the Corps asked HRA to add an epilogue covering the recent implementation of the Central Everglades Restoration Plan. Publication of River of Interests: Water Management in South Florida and the Everglades, 1948–2010, occurred in 2011.
In 2006, the U.S. Army hired HRA to conduct oral history interviews, perform research, and write a book detailing the history of the Army’s momentous Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) Program. The Army tasked HRA with collecting and telling the story of the pioneering privatization program to improve quality of life for soldiers and their families. The interviews became source material for writing Privatizing Military Family Housing: A History of the U.S. Army’s Residential Communities Initiative, 1995–2010.
Administrative and Corporate History
HRA’s administrative and corporate histories turn past experience into present value by helping to impart institutional knowledge to managers, staff, and the general public.
Interpretive Planning and Exhibit Development
HRA provides research, writing, layout, and design for various forms of interpretive content and exhibits.