Gainesville, FL—The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program congratulates Jody Noll, Ph.D. student at Georgia State University, on his receipt of SPOHP’s 2015 Julian Pleasants Travel Award. Noll is writing his doctoral dissertation about the 1968 Florida Teachers Strike, and will use the award to conduct oral histories and explore resources in the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History. Noll received his BA in History at the University of South Florida, and his MA in History from Auburn University.
The Pleasants Award will support Noll’s summer work on his doctoral dissertation, which will explore dynamic interplay between public sector unionism, American race relations, and the rise of new conservatism. He will conduct research in archival collections related to the strike at the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History in the University of Florida’s George A. Smather Libraries, and also conduct oral history interviews with teachers who worked in the state of Florida during the strike.
The Julian Pleasants Travel Award was created in honor of Dr. Julian Pleasants, Director Emeritus of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and longtime Professor of History at the University of Florida. The Pleasants Travel Award promotes cutting edge oral history research at UF, and includes a stipend of $1,000. Competition is open to graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars throughout the United States.
For more information about the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program or the Julian Pleasants Travel Award, visit our website .