In 1927, Houstonians were eager for higher education that fit the lifestyle of working adults and served the needs of a growing city. Emboldened by a spirit of innovation, students, faculty, administrators, and local community members shaped the University of Houston into the trailblazing university it is today. Over almost 100 years, these agents of change have led UH on its journey from a junior college to a major urban research university. Along the way, they expanded access to higher education and increased diversity, brought innovative approaches to learning, and created an institution that has had a strong impact on both local and global communities.

This exhibit is part of a storytelling collaboration between the Center for Public History, UH Libraries, and Houston Public Media, made possible through a gift from Carey C. Shuart.

Exhibit Dates:

September 27, 2023 through May 31, 2024


Floor 2, MD Anderson Library

Student Curators:

Rahil Asgari, Stephon Boykin, Cady Hammer, Claire Randall, Jesus Sanchez, Olabode Shadare, Alec Story