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Oral history project underway

“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 earlier oral histories conducted in Mathews County by SPOHP graduate coordinator Jessica Taylor. Taylor’s interviews laid the groundwork for the October trip, which was conducted in partnership with the Mathews County Historical Society, Middlesex County Historical Society, Fairfield Foundation, University of Florida Office of Research, 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 purpose of the project is to capture aspects of Mathews history that otherwise would be lost.

-Forrest Morgan