The University of Florida Office of the Provost has awarded a $150,000 grant to the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program to preserve African-American history in Alachua County. The Alachua County African-American History Project will enable the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program to conduct and transcribe oral histories with African-Americans in Alachua County, the University of Florida, and surrounding areas who came of age during the final decades of legal segregation. Researchers will explore themes such as landownership, labor, entrepreneurship, civil rights, education, and the histories of institutions such as schools, churches and civic organizations.
Project documents the Civil Rights Movement in the Mississippi Delta. In September, 2008, a team from UF and FSU conducted oral histories at the Mississippi Freedom Summer Reunion in Indianola as part of a collaborative research project. The reunion focused on experiences of Civil Rights Movement veterans in the Mississippi Delta before, during, and after the famous Mississippi for Freedom Summer in 1964. Learn More...
A prominent figure in the Florida legal profession, from his earlier achievement of being the second African American to graduate from the UF College of Law to his recent appointment as the Chief Justice of the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida.
Honored as a "Great Floridian," Smith has been recognized across the nation for his contribution to the legal profession, including advocacy of women and minorities and a 1973 denouncement of President Nixon's involvement with Watergate.
This wide-ranging project builds on an original research interest pioneered by Samuel Proctor at UF. We will begin by conducting oral histories with first-generation immigrants, labor union members, retiring professors, women in professional health occupations, as well as service workers at the University of Florida.
This project is in cooperation with the UF Department of History, the Matheson Museum, Inc., and the UF Special Collections Library. In 2009, exhibits and programs will focus on World War II veterans' experiences, African American history, women in the professional health occupations, and Everglades history.
This undertaking is a collaboration to develop an oral history project on the history of the downtown area, veterans, and Lake City itself.
This oral history project will be in collaboration with Ocala Storytellers, the Marion County School Board, and the Ocala-Marion Public Library.
This project collects oral histories with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and was started in 2011, the year of the Peace Corps' 50th anniversary.
Dr. Pleasants completed 12 videotaped oral history interviews with judges from the Middle District Courts of Florida.
A generous grant from Caleb and Michelle Grimes allowed SPOHP to begin its Digitization Project. It is an ongoing project with the Digital Library to download the remainder of our interviews.
The National Park Service employees at the National POW Museum have conducted more than 900 interviews with POWs from many wars (World War I to present).
This project focuses on ranching families in the greater Orlando area.
We are continuing work on oral histories of SJRWMD in Florida, World War II veterans, Florida business leaders, and Florida medical and nursing schools.
Processing interviews on the history of the University of North Florida conducted by Dr. James Crooks, a faculty member at UNF. Dr. Crooks is a faculty member at UNF.
Alan Bliss, a UF graduate student, is compiling a history of the Bayfront Medical Center in the Tampa area. Mr. Bliss received funding to conduct and process these interviews.
SPOHP is continuing its last year in a three-year contract with the SJRWMD to conduct oral history interviews relating to the history of Florida's water management districts. Daniel Simone (UF Ph.D. student) and Dr. Pleasants have conducted research and interviews for this project. Mr. Simone has also conducted a series of interviews relating to the Jet Port.
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