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Our Year-End Journal is Available Now

Published: Dec 15th, 2017

    Dear Friends of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, As you will read in this exciting end-of- year progress report, SPOHP has reached more students, scholars, and members… Read More

Fall 2017 Internship Applications Are Now Available

Published: Apr 3rd, 2017

The Fall 2017 Internship Application is now open!  SPOHP’s semester-long academic internship is available to graduate and undergraduate students for credit as an introduction to the field of oral history. The… Read More

Fieldwork in Folklore Research Trip Returns to Virginia in October 2015

Published: Oct 1st, 2015

Gainesville, FL–This fall, students and staff from the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) will return to the Middle Peninsula of Virginia, continuing the Fieldwork in Folklore research trip into… Read More

University of Florida Spotlights Appalachian Social Change Project Research on Official Homepage

Published: Feb 18th, 2015

SPOHP’s recent research trip to North Carolina (Feb. 5-10), organized by graduate coordinator Jessica Taylor with student interns and staff, was featured as a UF Service online this spring.

“Historical Research Reaching a Peak” on History@UF, The Official Blog of the UF History Department

Published: Feb 17th, 2015

Dr. Jack Davis highlighted SPOHP’s recent research trip to North Carolina for the Appalachian Social Change Project, organized by graduate coordinator Jessica Taylor and Dr. Scott Huffard of Lees-McRae College, assistant professor of history and… Read More

SPOHP in the Virginia Tidewater Video Series Now Available

Published: Jan 6th, 2015

Student field researchers produced public history videos related to folklore, environment, and civil rights history interviews conducted during the October 2014 Fieldwork in Folklore research trip. The trip was organized by… Read More

SPOHP, Lees-McRae Form Partnership for Appalachian Oral History Field Research Event

Published: Dec 19th, 2014

Gainesville, FL—On February 5, 2015, UF CLAS undergraduate and graduate students will leave for Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina in the company of staff from the Samuel Proctor… Read More

UF Oral History Students Open Shop in Virginia

Published: Nov 4th, 2014

The UF History Department highlighted SPOHP’s inaugural Virginia Fieldwork in Folklore research trip, organized by graduate coordinator Jessica Taylor to bring students into the tidewater region and collect oral histories.

Mathews County Oral History and Folklore: Old House Woods and More

Published: Nov 3rd, 2014

Jessica Taylor and Annemarie Nichols, recently returned from the Virginia Fieldwork in Folklore research trip, wrote for the Fairfield Foundation’s blog about ghost stories in the Tidewater! Photo from Edward Diggs.