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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 of the… Read More

Telling Gainesville: A Film Screening

Published: Nov 1st, 2017

Please join military veterans and their families for a special Veterans Day film screening of the play “Telling Gainesville.” Telling Gainesville is part of a nationwide initiative by the National… 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

“Deciding to Join,” Caitlyn Ross with Coy Easter, WWII-109

Published: Dec 8th, 2014

“Deciding to Join” with Coy Easter (WWII-109) By Caitlyn Ross, Intern Coy Easter is from North Carolina, and was drafted as a teenager into World War II following the attack on… Read More

“Training,” by Patrick Daglaris with Morgan Welch, WWII-230

Published: Dec 8th, 2014

“Training” with Morgan Welch (WWII-230) By Patrick Daglaris, Intern Listen: Oral history interview clip at UFDC with Morgan Welch 02:51 Morgan Welch grew up on the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in… Read More

“Women Contributing to the War Effort” by Christian Wanamaker with Alvina Bowen, WWII-201

Published: Dec 8th, 2014

“Women Contributing to the War Effort” Alvina Bowen (WWII-201) By Christian Wanamaker, Intern Listen: Oral history interview clip at UFDC with Alvina Bowen 00:55 Alvina Bowen was just seventeen years old when the… Read More

“Segregation,” by Jasmine Reynolds with Joseph Welch, AAHP-303

Published: Dec 8th, 2014

“Segregation,” Joseph Welch, AAHP-303 By Jasmine Reynolds, Intern Listen: Oral history interview clip at UFDC with Joseph Welch 00:55 Upon entering the military during World War II, Mr. Welch talks about his experiences… Read More

“Faith,” by Arielle Heinke with Colen Thomas, WWII-057

“Faith,” by Arielle Heinke with Colen Thomas, WWII-057

Published: Dec 8th, 2014

“Faith,” Colen Thomas (WWII-057) By Arielle Heinke, Intern  Religion had always been an integral part of Colen Thomas’ life, and after his enlistment, his faith became a guiding force which shaped… Read More

“Letters to Home,” by Mariah Justice, with Robert Molosso, WWII-218

Published: Dec 8th, 2014

“Letters to Home,” Robert Molosso (WWII-218) By Mariah Justice, Intern Listen: Oral history interview clip at UFDC with Robert Molosso 00:12 Robert Molosso is a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific theatre. … Read More

“Behind Enemy Lines,” by Virginia Hamrick, with Edward Wackowski, WWII-135

Published: Dec 8th, 2014

“Behind Enemy Lines,” Edward Wackowski (WWII-135) By Virginia Hamrick, Intern Listen: Oral history interview clip at UFDC with Edward Wackowski 00:43 On September 11, 1944, Eddie Wackowski’s family heard he was lost somewhere… Read More