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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!

Sharing the stories of our area’s WWII veterans, Gainesville Sun

Published: Feb 10th, 2016

Peggy Macdonald, Executive Director of the Matheson History Museum, wrote about SPOHP’s Veterans History Project and Coordinator Ann Smith in the Sun, highlighting the Nov. 11 collaborative Veterans Day public history program.… Read More

Representing SPOHP at the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Exhibit in The Villages

Published: Nov 16th, 2015

Volunteers from the “Village Squad” of the Veterans History Project recently attended the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall exhibit at The Villages in November 2015. Tabling to represent the VHP collection, volunteers… Read More

Veterans History Project to Hold WWII Event with the Matheson, “Sentimental Journey: World War II Here and Over There,” Nov. 11

Published: Oct 28th, 2015

To celebrate Veterans Day, the public program will include event speakers Dr. Steven Noll and VHP Coordinator Ann Smith, and a multimedia exhibit of memorabilia and oral histories.

Like a bird, like a plane…it’s SPOHP! with Tuskegee Airman Daniel Keel

Published: Jul 17th, 2015

The Veterans History Project (VHP) and Alachua County African-American History Project (AAHP) were high up in the sky this week with Mr. Daniel Keel, who served as a Tuskegee Airman in World… Read More

The Villages Squad: Veterans History Project Volunteers in Wildwood, Florida

Published: Jan 28th, 2015

by Ann Smith, Veterans History Project Coordinator In early 2014, SPOHP Veteran’s Coordinator Ann Smith gathered the volunteers for the Veterans History Project group for a fact-to-face meeting. Ms. Smith’s talk… Read More

“Making It Home” Blog Series Describes Veteran Experiences from American Folklife Center Archive

Published: Dec 17th, 2014

Explore the blog series, new online for December 14.

Fall 2014 Internship Class Podcasts (coordinated by Jessica Taylor and Matthew Simmons): Veterans History

Published: Nov 24th, 2014

Fall 2014 interns produced podcasts on veterans history. Image from Stephen Dodd, donated to the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. University of Florida Digital Collections Archive To date, 50+ oral history podcasts are available on… Read More

Oral Histories with Veterans Transform the Ways that Interns Study American History

Published: Nov 7th, 2014

Every semester, SPOHP’s interns are in some way touched by United States servicemen, past and present. Whether they transcribe a sixty-year-old recording with one of the last living Civil War… Read More