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50th Anniversary of the Attack on the USS Liberty

Published: May 22nd, 2017

On June 8th, 1967, Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats launched a ferocious two-hour attack on and attempted to sink the USS Liberty as she sailed under a U.S. Flag in… Read More

Spring 2017 Internship Class Podcasts: Civic Engagement

Spring 2017 Internship Class Podcasts: Civic Engagement

Published: May 10th, 2017

With the help of coordinators Raja Rahim and Ryan Thompson, the Spring 2017 interns produced podcasts about Civic Engagement at the University of Florida. University of Florida Digital Collections Archive… Read More

Former SPOHP Director Julian M. Pleasants Releases New Book

Published: May 1st, 2017

“A powerful book; a tale of heroism, volunteerism, and sacrifice.”—Gary R. Mormino, author of Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida “Personal anecdotes humanize the… 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

Gainesville 8: Episode 3 (Final Cut)

Published: Jan 24th, 2017

http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/AA/00/05/35/75/00001/Gainesville%208%20Episode%203%20Final.mp3     In this final installment of SPOHP volunteer John Paul Lorie’s three-part podcast on the Gainesville Eight, we hear the story of the federal government’s indictment of the… Read More

Congratulations to Our Fall 2016 Volunteers of the Quarter!

Published: Dec 12th, 2016

The Villages were an untapped interviewing grounds for our Veteran’s History Project, but since its start, SPOHP volunteer team, the Villages Squad, has collected many invaluable interviews. For the past… Read More

Gainesville 8: Episode 2

Published: Dec 1st, 2016

  http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/AA/00/05/29/57/00001/GNV%208%20Episode%202.mp3   In this second installment of SPOHP volunteer John Paul Lorie’s three-part podcast on the Gainesville Eight, we hear Scott Camil and other members of the Vietnam Veterans… Read More

Gainesville 8: Episode 1

Published: Nov 17th, 2016

    http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/AA/00/05/28/50/00001/GNV%208%20Episode%201.mp3   Just on the heels of Veteran’s Day, SPOHP volunteer John Paul Lorie has assembled a three-part special feature on the Gainesville Eight. Members of the Vietnam… Read More

A Tribute to Frank Towers

Published: Jul 11th, 2016

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program had the privilege of getting to know Frank Towers as one of our narrators in our valuable Veterans History Project. Over the years we… Read More

Veterans History Project Workshops with Local Volunteer Teams in North Florida

Published: Mar 17th, 2016

In early March, Deborah Hendrix and Ann Smith trained volunteer teams at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center and Lake City Veterans Hospital. Click for details about the Veterans History Project!