Chloe Edwards, MDAH Electronic Records archivist, brings us this post in an ongoing series celebrating Electronic Records Day and Archives Month. The series features items from the MDAH disk collection.

Looking north east from US Highway 90 at the ruins of a three story building. Call number: PI/2005.0024, item 84, Hurricane Katrina photographs (MDAH)

Looking north east from US Highway 90 at the ruins of a three story building. Call number: PI/2005.0024, item 84, Hurricane Katrina photographs (MDAH)

Surviving Katrina: Lost and Found in Mississippi

Call no.: Disk 0009

Format: Audio CD

This CD contains oral history interviews with thirty-four Gulf Coast residents concerning their experience before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina hit on August 29, 2005. The CD was released by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Oral History Cultural and Heritage, and the content was taken from more than four hundred interviews conducted by the center in the days, months, and even years after the hurricane. The interviews are grouped around the themes of heroism and survival; the altered Gulf Coast landscape; response, recovery, and resilience; obstacles and issues; coping; and reflections.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for disk 0009. To browse the disk collection, navigate to the advanced search page, check the “Electronic Records” box, and type “disk” into the keyword search bar.

All catalogued disks are available to view or listen to in the Media Room; patrons should request disks from media staff using the four digit call number.

VIEWING NOTES:

As of October 2014, a ten minute video containing selections from this CD is available on YouTube.