Oral History

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

Featured Members

Featured Projects

History of the Far East District

For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, HRA prepared an illustrated history titled Building Strong in Korea: A History of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District. The manuscript covers the period 1957–2017 and traces the emergence of the Far East District following the Korean War and through numerous geopolitical changes, placed within the context of the Cold War and Korea’s own political and economic history.

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.

Portland District History Update

HRA prepared a comprehensive, updated history of the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers titled Engineering in the Twenty-First Century: A History of the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2000–2015. The history examines the work of the District in the twenty-first century and covers such topics as environmental mitigation, maintenance of aging infrastructure and hydroelectric projects, navigation, and technological changes.

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.

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…