Oral History

HRA conducts oral history interviews with a wide range of participants, from technical staff to tribal representatives.

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Featured Projects

North Cascades National Park

At the request of the National Park Service (NPS), HRA conducted research into the historical use and ownership of the two firing ranges in the North Cascades National Park Service Complex in Whatcom and Chelan Counties, Washington. The two ranges had been identified as hazardous waste sites due to lead contamination in the soil.

Oregon Health & Science University Oral History Program

HRA manages the program for Historical Collections & Archives, a department within the Oregon Health & Science University’s library. HRA is responsible for identifying potential interview subjects, scheduling interviews, researching careers of subjects, prepping each interviewer, and facilitating the transfer of audio and video files from the university’s video producers to archives staff.

U.S. Army Residential Communities Initiative Administrative History

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.


Historical Research

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.

Books and Published Materials

HRA writes book length manuscripts suitable for a wide variety of audiences, from academics to the general public.

Interpretive Planning and Exhibit Development

HRA provides research, writing, layout, and design for various forms of interpretive content and exhibits.

Land Use Histories

HRA historians provide public and private clients with research, analysis, and reports to explain the land use histories of specific sites. These include public and private…