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2017 Virginia Fieldwork Trip Applications Are Open!

Published: Aug 29th, 2017

For the past three years, a team of student researchers has traveled with SPOHP to the Tidewater region of Virginia to gather over 150 oral histories from watermen, veterans, and… 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

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

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

Oral history project underway

Published: Oct 31st, 2014

“Oral history project underway,” by Sherry Hamilton, The Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal, September 3, 2014. In anticipation of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program’s annual Virginia Fieldwork in Folklore trip, The Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal wrote about… Read More

Inaugural SPOHP Folklore and History in Virginia Team to Launch in October

Published: Oct 25th, 2014

Gainesville, FL—From October 21-26, 2014, UF history students will travel to eastern Virginia to discuss folklore, traditional crafts, and rural development with residents of Mathews and Middlesex Counties. The inaugural… Read More