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SPOHP featured in “American Tales” article in CLAS’s Ytori Magazine

Published: Jun 22nd, 2018

“Samuel Proctor became the first UF Historian and Archivist when he was still a PhD student. He never left the role. Proctor was heavily involved with UF, so much so… Read More

Collecting Oral Histories from the Poarch Band of the Creek Indians

Published: Jun 22nd, 2018

This Summer a SPOHP team of undergraduate students, graduate students, and SPOHP alumni returned to in Atmore, Alabama to conduct interviews with members of the Poarch Band of the Creek… 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

VFH Grants – Exploring Virginia Histories

Published: Nov 4th, 2014

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities sponsored SPOHP’s inaugural Fieldwork in Folklore trip to Virginia to conduct oral histories focusing on landscape changes and the relationship between local culture, memory, and… 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.

Oral history festival to be held in Mathews

Published: Oct 31st, 2014

“Oral history festival to be held in Mathews,” The Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal, October 8, 2014. The Virginia Fieldwork in Folklore research trip, organized by SPOHP graduate coordinator Jessica Taylor, was announced by… Read More