We are looking for stories, family photographs, videos and artifacts of what life was like in and around New Orleans before Katrina. Your contributions are the foundation of the archive and are critical to the success of this project.

Submissions will be made Online through the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank at hurricanearchive.org.

Click here to submit online.

We would like to thank The Center for History and New Media for their technology support.

If you are interested in contributing, but don't have your submissions in digital format, please email about how we can help. Please include your name, a description of what you want to submit along with your contact information. Someone will get back to you quickly.

We understand that your photos and videos are personal and precious, and we will do everything we can to take care of them.

We are also looking to hear: What New Orleans means to the you? Please send us an email that answers this question. For example, we are looking for a personal experience, story or just your feeling about New Orleans.