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Oral history festival to be held in Mathews

“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 The Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal, focusing on the Festival of Oral History and Folklore evening event at Mathews Memorial Library. The research trip to Virginia is supported by the Fairfield Foundation, Mathews Historical Society, University of Florida Office of Research, Middlesex Historical Society, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Deltaville Maritime Museum Turner Education Fund, UF Phi Alpha Theta, Milbauer Program in Southern History, Mr. Allen J. Krowe, and Mr. Gene Ruark.

The university will send a delegation of 12 staff members and graduate students to participate in a panel discussion on oral history, conduct oral history interviews with local individuals, and train local volunteers to conduct interviews themselves.

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