Hurricane Digital Memory Bank
Preserving the Stories of Katrina, Rita, and Wilma
By Center for History and New Media

Project Credits

Executive Producer: Roy Rosenzweig, Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University (GMU)

Co-Director: Daniel Cohen, CHNM

Co-Director: Tom Scheinfeldt, CHNM

Project Manager: Sheila Brennan, CHNM

Director of Gulf Coast Outreach: Michael Mizell-Nelson, University of New Orleans

Technical Lead: Jim Safley, CHNM

Creative Lead: Nate Agrin, CHNM

Project Assistant: Olivia Ryan, CHNM

Project Assistant: Allison Meyer O'Connor, CHNM

Design Consultant: Stephanie Hurter, CHNM

Sponsoring Institutions: George Mason University and University of New Orleans

Funding provided by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Partners: Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History; NewsHour with Jim Lehrer; Louisiana State Museum; The New Orleans Oral History Project;
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities; University of Southern Mississippi; Mississippi Humanities Council; University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage; Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College; Museum of the Gulf Coast
— Center for History and New Media, May 19th, 2008

Center for History and New Media |
Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. CHNM combines cutting edge digital media with the latest and best historical scholarship to promote an inclusive and democratic understanding of the past as well as a broad historical literacy. We sponsor more than a dozen digital history projects and offer free tools and resources for historians.CHNM's work has been recognized with major awards and grants from the American Historical Association, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Department of Education, the Library of Congress, and the Sloan, Hewlett, Rockefeller, Gould, Delmas, and Kellogg foundations.