The Lincoln, Nebraska Refugee Community History Harvest took place throughout the Fall 2012 semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A number of local institutions supported the program and helped publicize or otherwise contribute to the program, including the Center for People in Need and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
The eleven History Harvest students and Professor Patrick Jones were joined by a number of University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate students and faculty members. During the Harvest, students met with refugees and former refugees and spoke with them about their items and their history, photographed the items, and recorded oral histories.
Nebraska Mosaic, a project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, seeks to give voice to Lincoln’s growing refugee communities, and is an excellent resource on the experiences of the refugee community in Lincoln.
Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist and author from Lincoln, NE, chronicled the experiences of the refugee community in her acclaimed book, The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community (2003, Mariner Books).