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The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program Collections

Access the official collection of digital interviews from the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the UF Digital Collections website:

The SPOHP archive, both digital and in physical format, is available for use by research scholars, students, journalists, genealogists, and the public. Documents may be accessed through the UF Digital Collection, as well as the Pugh Hall archive. For access to physical research objects, contact the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program in Pugh Hall, Room 241, at 352-392-7168.

Catalog of Collections

“Catalog of Collections, 2004” is available on the UF Digital Collections website through

The archives of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program’s oral history collections feature over 6,500 interviews. Our archives include interview recordings on a variety of media, including cassette tapes and digital holdings available through UF’s Smathers Libraries at the Digital Collections website, which features close to 2,000 items, and over 150,000 pages of interview transcripts.

A catalog of collections, published by SPOHP in 2004, features a sampling of project summaries and interview descriptions on the “University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program Catalog of Collections (2004)”  resource, available on the UF Digital Collection website. Included collections range from the Civilian Conservation Corps, Florida Everglades Restoration, Florida Business Leaders, Florida Newspapers, and the University of Florida College of Law, College of Nursing, Fischer School of Accounting, Women’s Studies program, and Medical Center, among others. A full list can be found on Page 5.

Transcripts are written according to the SPOHP Style Guide (2016).

The following is a sample of the projects in SPOHP’s vast digital collection, available online through the University of Florida Libraries:

Featured Collections and Ongoing Projects

mfp2 Within the archives, SPOHP’s largest project focuses on Native American history, including over 900 oral history interviews archived with a variety of Native American tribes. Other major holdings include the African American History Project, Latina/o Diaspora collections, veterans history, and Mississippi Freedom Project. SPOHP also houses general sound archives, which include University of Florida-related speeches, videotapes of television interviews with Dean Rusk, William C. Westmoreland, and George McGovern, and others, Native American slides and photographs, and 350 recordings of music, including concerts, folk music, and Native American chants.

For more information about these and other projects, please contact us, and consider applying to the internship program and volunteer program to get involved in active research.

The following is a sample of SPOHP’s major active and ongoing projects. 

For additional information, contact SPOHP, call the offices at (352) 392-7168, and connect with us online today. Photo of Génesis Lara, Brittany Hibbert, and Joanna Joseph from the Mississippi Freedom Project 2014 research trip, courtesy of SPOHP. 




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