Tallahassee and Florida History

 


The following interviews belong to the Tallahassee and Florida History collection. They are arranged in alphabetical order. By accessing any interview transcript, you acknowledge your understanding of the Program’s policies on using interviews, given in the Using the Collections section. Transcripts are only available for Category “E” interviews whose OHP Control Numbers (OHPCN) are hyperlinked. Remember that interviews whose transcripts do not appear online are still often available either by email or at the Program’s office in Tallahassee.

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Interviewee
OHPCN
Status
Date
Abstract
Abbott, Wilson 1344 R 07/13/2001 Somewhat disjointed but interesting military career.
Abend, Ellie 0501 S 07/25/1996 Century Village retirement community, Pembroke Pines, Florida. The Linsin Collection consists of twenty interviews with persons closely associated with the Century Village communities in Pembroke Pines and Boca Raton, Florida.
Albritton, A.D. (MRS) 0055 R 09/01/1975 Tallahassee and Quincy, Florida; 1920-1940; building and construction business during Depression; social activities and race relations
Alvarez, Ken 0939 S 01/11/2000 Florida Park Service
Anderson, Pete 0851 S 09/27/1999 Florida Park Service; John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park
Arboleya, Carlos J. 0285 S 03/26/1993 Cuban refugee; Barnett Bank, Miami, Florida
Attas, Al and Ruth 0502 S 07/25/1996 Residents of the Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The Linsin Collection consists of twenty interviews with persons closely associated with the Century Village communities in Pembroke Pines and Boca Raton, Florida.
Auzanne, George 0373 R 03/26/1996 Teachers’ strike in Florida in early 1970s
Baldino, Susan 1955 R 02/22/2008 Abstract under construction
Bannerman, Gloria 1331 S 02/16/2001 Tallahassee Florida during World War II
Barnes, William H. 0039 R 03/01/1974 South Florida, Miami, FL; 1930-1940s; high school fraternaties; FDR; post-war South Florida.
Barron, Dempsey 0309 S 09/09/1992 State Senature 19 -1988; Barron’s WWII experiences aboard the USS Chicago; very little information on actual senate or legislative topics.
Baust, John A. 0849 S 09/27/1999 Florida Park Service career
Belin, Jacob C. “Jake” 0600 R 01/22/1999 Abstract under construction
Belin, Jacob C. “Jake” 0632 R 03/17/1999 Abstract under construction
Belin, Jacob C. “Jake”000 0678 R 04/14/1999 Abstract under construction
Benson, Bob and Eleanor 0503 S 07/25/1996 Residents of the Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The Linsin Collection consists of twenty interviews with persons closely associated with the Century Village communities in Pembroke Pines and Boca Raton, Florida.
Berberich, Jim 1957 R 02/06/2008 Abstract under construction
Berninger, George W. 1004 S 03/10/2000 Florida Park Service career – Fernandina Beach, Florida
Berry, John L. (Mrs) 0053 R 01/01/1974 Tallahassee, Florida; Maclay family history 1920-1960s; Maclay Gardens; Maclay School
Betts, Thomas M. Jr. 1181 S 09/20/2000 Thomas Betts discusses his career on the Florida Highway Patrol. Betts joined the FHP in 1957 and joined the Training Academy staff in 1967 after having been stationed in Lake City for several years. He retired in 1983.
Bidlingmaier, Ann 1925 E 09/27/2007 Tree Watch, Canopy Roads Citizens Committee, City of Tallahassee Code Enforcement Board, City of Tallahassee Environmental Variance Board
Blackburn, Ed 0348 R 11/09/1992 Continuation of #347: Family history; purging Hillsborough County voter registration books of fraudulent names; growing up in Tampa; bridge tournaments during the Depression; serving as FHP member in Volusia County; Daytona Beach in the 1930s and 1940s
Blackburn, Ed 0347 R 10/01/1992 Family history; purging Hillsborough County voter registration books of fraudulent names; growing up in Tampa; bridge tournaments during the Depression; serving as FHP member in Volusia County; Daytona Beach in the 1930s and 1940s
Blanton, Fred 0169 S 07/24/1991 Recounting of Blanton’s personal involvement with the local Primitive Baptist churches.
Blanton, Harold H. 1576 S 02/18/2001 Desegregation in Florida, particularly in Tallahassee schools.
Blee, Myron 0316 R 11/19/1975 Interviews by William Oliver for his dissertation on Doak S. Campbell.
Boardley, Barbara 1969 S 09/28/2004 Abstract under construction
Bodiford, Steve 1592 R 05/21/2003 Abstract under construction
Borstel, Henri 0504 S 07/23/1996 Residents of the Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The Linsin Collection consists of twenty interviews with persons closely associated with the Century Village communities in Pembroke Pines and Boca Raton, Florida.
Botifoll, Luis J. 0262 S 03/22/1993 Banker, Republic National Bank, Miami, Florida
Bower, George 1569 S 09/02/2001 Childhood memories of Ocmulgee National Park; became boat [river and glass bottom] driver at Wakulla Springs State Park in 1974; drowning in Sally Ward Springs over Labor Day weekend in 1974; Ed Ball; filming of Airport 77(starring Jack Lemmon), and Joe Panther; celebrity guests of the park.
Bozeman, Barbara 0292 S 05/03/1993 Author, “From Despair to Victory: An African American Woman’s Struggle with Alcohol.”; description of typical house in the region; living conditions; social elements of the lifestyles; area in 1940s; churches; schools
Braswell, Ernest G. 0082 R 03/01/1978 Harbeson City, Florida; logging; canal transportation; living conditions; segregation; Depression.
Breen, Bobby 0505 S 07/24/1996 Catskill entertainer and south Florida booking agent for the condo circuit. The Linsin Collection consists of twenty interviews with persons closely associated with the Century Village communities in Pembroke Pines and Boca Raton, Florida.
Brown, Annie May 0041 R 03/01/1974 Tallahassee, Florida 1920s-1930s; Edward Waters College, Jacksonville; race relations
Brown, Annie V. 0338 S 01/12/1996 Macon Community Oral History Collection
Browning, Lily 0080 R Miccosuki Indian tribal life; returned to live on a reservation in the Everglades 1969
Bruner, Vincent Michael 0367 S 05/27/1994 Fort Walton, Florida and Dothan, Alabama history; politics in the Florida panhandle; family background; law career; Steve Pajcic; senatorial campaigns; Bob Martinez; Dempsey Barron
Bull, Robert L. 1191 R 10/02/2000 Robert Bull discusses his service with the Florida Highway Patrol from 1956 until 1994. Bull was stationed at several different places during his career, including Clermont, Dedland, Ocala, and Tallahassee, where he developed and administered the FHP’s minority and women recruitment program.
Bullock, Mike 1029 R 04/13/2000 Abstract under construction
Burch, James 0831 S 09/15/1999 Burch joined the FPS in the late 1950s. The interview chronicles his career and his observations about the service.
Burkett, Bobby R. 1194 S 10/04/2000 Colonel Bobby Burkett describes his lengthy career in the Florida Highway Patrol, which began in 1955 and ended in 1993. Burkett was stationed in numerous places, including Panama City, Tallahassee, Bradenton, and Lantana. He eventually became director of the FHP and served in that capacity until his retirement.
Cain, Martha 0568 E 02/12/2007 Knott House history
Caldwell, Millard 0311 R 07/08/1975 Governor of Florida 1945-1949. Interviews by William Oliver for his dissertation on Doak S. Campbell.
Cameron, Don 0380 R 12/13/1995 Interview by Michael Makowsky; study of teachers’ strike in Florida in early 1970s; Ph.D. dissertation under direction of Dr. Neil Betton.
Campbell, Doak S. III 0307 R 09/24/1975 Grandson of Doak Campbell, president of FSCW/FSU 1941-1956; Formality of Campbell household; reminiscences about Doak Campbell, Sr; sense of Christianity; Campbell’s interest in sports, particularly baseball and football
Campbell, Edna 0320 R 03/11/1976 Mrs. Doak S. Campbell’s comments on her husband. Interviews by William Oliver for his dissertation of Doak S. Campbell.
Carey, Eunice and Jefferson 0370 S 07/06/1996 Life in Jacksonville, Florida, during World War II; shipbuilding in the area at the time
Carmody, John W. 1183 R 09/26/2000 Abstract under construction
Carothers, Milton 0314 R 07/17/1975 FSCW Registrar, FSU Dean of Men, Acting President. Interviews by William Oliver for his dissertation on Doak S. Campbell.
Chambers, Alice 0313 R 07/16/1975 Secretary for Doak Campbell, 1949-1957. Interviews by William Oliver for his dissertation on Doak S. Campbell.
Chapman, Stan 1943 S 03/18/2008 Abstract under construction
Chase, Norene 1918 R 10/03/2007 Representative of the Sierra Club of the Big Bend and the League of Women Voters; environmental impact of Fallschase.
Clary, Sandra G. 1922 E 10/14/2007 6th grade teacher at Swift Creek Elementary School in Tallahassee, FL. Class project conducted with students in the spring of 2007 on the Fallschase Development project; her inspiration for the project, educational goals, reactions and thoughts from students, its successes and failures
Clymer, Samuel H. 1279 S 03/06/2001 Col. Samuel Clymer (served 1943-63) describes his experiences as a truck company commander in the European theater of World War II. Clymer also briefly discusses his postwar experiences, including military service in Japan and Korea, and working at NASA in the 1960s.
Cofer, R. H. 0033 R 03/01/1973 Hernando County, Florida 1913-1918; Cumberland Lumber Co; convict labor gangs in turpentine industry
Collar, Roger C. 1265 R 11/10/2000 Abstract under construction
Collins, Leroy 0331 R 02/13/1986 Interview by Milton S. Carothers, on the subject of his parents, Milton and Julia.
Collins, Leroy 0310 R 03/24/1975 Interviews by William Oliver for his dissertation on Doak S. Campbell. Governor of Florida 1955-1961.
Conn, Anne 1490 R 08/21/2002 Abstract under construction
Conroy, John A. 1278 R 11/30/2000 Florida Highway Patrol 1946-1967; disctrict commander in Jacksonville and Fort Myers.
Conti, Bud 1283 S 01/30/2001 Col. Bud Conti discusses his lengthy military career, which included two stints on the Space Coast, one in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the other in the early 1970s.
Cook, Sandy 1570 S 08/24/2001 Florida Park Service career: Goldhead Branch; Fort Clinch (attempted drug smuggling); Bahia Honda (immigrants, fishing, drug smuggling, hurricanes); Gamble Plantation; Flagler Beach; Anastasia State Park; administrative positions
Cooper, Jim 0002 R 09/07/1969 Leon County, FL ca. 1900; farming, sharecropping: cotton, sweet potatoes, boll weevil; work on plantations
Corliss, Carlton J. 0032 R 03/01/1973 Florida East Coast Railway, Key West extension; hurricaines; railroads in Florida during the 1920s
Couch, Theo 0042 R 03/01/1974 Tallahassee police department 1920s-1950s.
Cox, James 1198 S 10/06/2000 James Cox discusses his Florida Highway Patrol career, which lasted from 1950 to 1971.
Craft, Lisa (Barton) 1967 E 11/02/2004 Abstract under construction
Cribbs, Frances and M.T. 0349 S 07/31/1996 Life in Jacksonville, Florida during World War II; entry of women into the workplace; rationing; radio and movie entertainment.
Croft, Leticia Bond 1688 S 02/15/2000 Abstract under construction
Cromartie, Grady C. 0009 R 01/23/1970 Leon County, FL; living conditions for blacks; celebration of Emancipation Day
Cronk, Harry Alden 1175 S 08/10/2000 Spacecoast — Cronk worked in Cocoa Beach on the NASA projects; his job was actually with Pan Am, maintaining facilities at Cape Canaveral and downrange stations (7-9 miles south of the Cape)
Crosby, Lyon B. 0056 R 03/01/1975 Bradford County, Florida; farm work ca. 1910
Cruso, Muriel 1487 R 08/14/2002 Abstract under construction
Culpepper, J. Broward and Betty 0315 R 12/20/1984 Interview by Milton Carothers, Jr. on the subject of his parents, Milton, Sr. and Julia.
Curls, James Henry 0043 R 03/01/1974 Pinellas County, Florida 1920-1950s; citrus industry during the 1920s; Bay Pines Veterans Hospital (WPA project)
D’alemberte, Talbot (Sandy) 1893 E 08/16/2007 Abstract under construction
Dasher, T. I. (Mr. & Mrs.) 0074 R 09/01/1975 Live Oak, Florida; farm life 1920-1930s; Depression.
Davis, Anna S. 0044 R 03/01/1974 Madison, Greenville, Florida 1910-1930s; Florida tourism in St. Petersburg in 1930s
Davis, Rodney 0375 R 10/07/1992 Interview by Michael Makowsky; study of teachers’ strike in Florida in early 1970s; Ph.D. dissertation under direction of Dr. Neil Betton.
Davis, Ruby Caswell; Randolph, Naomi Caswell 0341 S 02/24/1996 Macon Community Oral History Collection
Davis, Sarah M. 0273 R 02/03/1993 Resident, Los Robles subdivision, Tallahassee, Florida; Recollections about the neighborhood and how it has changed since 1930. Includes social customs and interactions within the Tallahassee community.
Delaney, Verma 1491 S 08/28/2002 Parachute rigger at Dale Mabry Field in Tallahassee, FL in World War II
Destin, John 0071 R 11/25/1975 Destin, Florida; Destin, Marler family history; origins of Destin township
Dew, John 0323 E 10/18/2007 FallsChase project
Diamond, Ruby 0012 R 04/18/1970 Tallahassee, FL 1910-1950s; Diamond family history; European travel; Tallahassee society 1910-1920s; FL legislators and governors
Dobson, Nancy 1863 S 02/13/2002 Abstract under construction
Domroski, Dick 0884 S 11/01/1999 Florida Park Service career.
Donick, Florence 0506 R 07/22/1996 Resident of the Century Village retirement community in Boca Raton, Florida. The Linsin Collection consists of twenty interviews with persons closely associated with the Century Village communities in Pembroke Pines and Boca Raton, Florida.
Edge, Jessie Alma 0174 S 06/01/1991 Niceville, FL history; economic impact of WWII
Edwards, Claudia 0382 S 12/14/1995 Interview by Michael Makowsky; study of teachers’ strike in Florida in early 1970s; Ph.D. dissertation under direction of Dr. Neil Betton.
Edwards, Ray 0383 S 12/04/1995 Interview by Michael Makowsky; study of teachers’ strike in Florida in early 1970s; Ph.D. dissertation under direction of Dr. Neil Betton.
Edwards, Scott 1924 S 10/12/2007 Historic preservationist, Dept of State, Office of Compliance and Review
Ehrenspeck, Edward H. 1216 R 10/22/2000 Abstract under construction
Elliott, Paul 1820 S 09/30/2006 Abstract under construction
Emhof, Kalen 1965 E 02/21/2008 Florida Archives Digitation Project
Ervin, Richard W. 0057 R 03/01/1975 Florida politics 1930-1950s; Florida Attorney General; Florida Supreme Court
Interviewee
OHPCN
Status
Date
Abstract
Feinerman, Irving 0507 S 07/23/1996 Resident of the Century Village retirement community in Boca Raton, Florida.
Few, Timothy R. 1958 R 02/07/2008 Abstract under construction
Fichter, Nancy Smith 0386 S 02/08/1997 Smith lived in one of the Goodwood cottages when she returned to Tallahassee in the 1960s to take over the Department of Dance from Nellie-Bond Dickinson.
Fincher, Dick 0031 R 03/01/1973 Miami, Florida 1940-1970s; Florida politics 1960-1970s; auto business 1940-1950s; establishment of junior college system.
Flory, Daisy Parker and Claude 0330 R 12/19/1995 Interview by Milton Carothers, Jr. on the subject of his parents, Milton, Sr. and Julia.
Flynn, Mark 1895 E 11/224/2008 Florida Archives Digitation Project
Folsom, John P. 0045 R 03/01/1974 Tallahassee, Florida 1960s; racial problems 1963-4; integration of Leon High School 1963
Ford, James R. 0339 S 01/12/1996 Macon Community Oral History Collection
Francis, Mary 0075 R 09/01/1975 FSCW student life
Francisco, Hugh D. 0076 R 09/01/1975 Orlando, Florida 1920s: prohibition; police corruption; Depression; WPA construction worker
Freilich, Ben 0508 S 07/25/1996 Resident of the Century Village retirement community in Boca Raton, Florida.
Frink, Inez 0182 S 10/18/1991 History of Lively Vocational School; David Walker Library; Evelyn Messer; Lively Building; location of Lively technical school during 1930s; faculty at the school; county libraries
Gaines, Henry Jr. 0046 R 03/01/1974 Tallahassee, Florida: 1910-1920s; Deression; celery harvesting
Gandy, Norman 0280 S 03/21/1994 Resident of Havana, Florida Came to Havana in 1930s. Describes the area from economic standpoint; focus on grocery business, impact of World War II.
Gardner, Mary Lee 0077 R 03/01/1975 Leon County, Florida: 1910s; farming; field work; life for blacks in 1910s working as maids.
Gates, Rosalie 0035 R 05/18/1974 St. Petersburg, Ft. Myers, FL; Gilchrist’s gubernatorial campaign; driving first automobiles
Gavin, Don 1579 S 03/12/2001 Experiences at Wakulla Springs: childhood in the area; first boat tours (1969) as an employee of the park; filming of Tarzan movies, changes in park vegetation, animal population, management; 1987 alligator attack; celebrity visitors.
George, Paul 0385 R 03/01/1975 Ph.D. candidate at FSU (history) 1975; Miami, Florida 1940-1960s; Cuban refugees; Miami 1896-1920.
George, Paul S. 0058 R 03/01/1975 Ph.D. candidate at FSU (history) 1975; Miami, Florida 1940-1960s; Cuban refugees; Miami 1896-1920.
Gieger, Jim 0381 R 04/18/1996 Interview by Michael Makowsky; study of teachers’ strike in Florida in early 1970s; Ph.D. dissertation under direction of Dr. Neil Betton.
Gillen, Jack 0934 S 01/07/2000 Florida Park Service career
Gilman, Julius; Barr, Evelyn 0509 S 07/23/1996 Residents of the Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Ginzig, Iris 0510 S 07/26/1996 Residents of the Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Giordan, Catherine F. 0059 R 03/01/1975 Miami, Florida during WWII; post-war growth
Goff, Hilda C. 1857 E 10/07/2006 Family owned moving company in central Florida during first half of 20th century; information about African American employees in the business
Golding, Elizabeth 1959 R 02/21/2008 Public records management
Goodman, William H. 0030 R 03/01/1973 Banking in Florida 1920-1930s; ICC involvement and Florida East Coast Railway
Goodwin, Judy 1479 S 07/29/2002 Memories of World War II in Tallahassee (born 1941).
Graf, Olive Pierce 0029 R 03/01/1973 Florida tourist facilities 1917; Florida 1942
Gramling, Cay 0014 S 10/21/1970 Family and Florida history; includes GRAMLING, EARLE S:attended FL State College 1903, then U of F 1906; rural mail carrier 1909-1950; GRAMLING, IRVIN OWEN: Tallahassee, FL; Gramling family history
Graveline, Robert P. 1215 S 10/22/2000 Computer engineer and data analyst; Snark (Northrup) and Agena (Lockheed) programs, interacting with Nasa Ranger and Gemini programs.
Gray, Richard W., Jr. 0028 R 03/01/1973 Miami, FL 1911-1935; father involved in tracking hurricaines from Miami, San Juan
Green, Lane 1952 S 03/15/2008 Tallahassee Museum
Gregory, Albert 0971 R 02/04/2000 Florida Park Service
Haisten, Oliver 0143 S 09/20/1990 Cocoa Beach, Florida history
Hall, Christie 0005 R 11/19/1969 Tallahassee, FL; teaching school 1910s; Board of County Commissioners 1950-62; growth controversis in city 1960s; city drainage project
Hallam, Claudette 1838 S 02/20/2004 Claude Pepper
Hardee, Ellison 0829 S 09/15/1999 Began with Florida Park Service in 1955
Harner, Carl 0379 S 03/25/1996 Interview by Michael Makowsky; study of teachers’ strike in Florida in early 1970s; Ph.D. dissertation under direction of Dr. Neil Betton.
Harrell, George Leland (“Speedy”) 1179 R 09/07/2000 Abstract under construction
Hartsfield, Pete 0960 S 01/21/2000 Florida Park Service career – construction aspects
Hartung, Chip 1926 E 10/11/2007 Fallschase development: realtor with Coldwell Banker; no direct involvement with the development; brief history of Fallschase project; Wal-Mart and Costco; clear-cutting
Hasegawa, Miyuki 1866 R 02/03/2002 Abstract under construction
Hauck, John D. 0060 R 03/01/1975 Mr. and Mrs; Miami, Florida during WWII; Eastern Airlines; hurricaine of 1947; postwar expansion
Hecht, Julia 0511 S 07/26/1996 Resident of the Century Village retirement community in Boca Raton, Florida.
Henderson, Ed. B. 0018 R 05/09/1973 Tampa, Florida history; family history; Florida Superintendant of Public Instruction 1946; education in FL since 1940s
Henson, Dianne 1854 E 02/06/2006 lifestyle in Fort Myers
Herndon, Sarah 0950 R Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, FL
Hobbs, Robert Dayton, Jr. 0287 S 03/11/1995 Resident of Santa Rosa County, Florida. Hobbs family settled in Santa Rosa County ca. 1815; pilot in Army Air Corps during W W II; founded Grace Bible Church in Milton, Florida; established Santa Rosa Christian School and Academy; invented TEE BALL.
Hoffman, Dorothy Breen 0308 R 01/01/1975 Professor of Humanities? FSCW/FSU
Hoffman, Lila Hancock 0047 R 03/01/1974 Tallahassee, Florida; visits by Theodore Roosevelt; flu epidemic after WWI
Holloway, Ethel 0048 R 03/01/1974 Milton, Tallahassee, Florida; farm life 1920-1930s; FDR and WPA road projects
Holton, Hope Myers 0279 S 03/04/1994 Tallahassee resident. Covers Tallahassee from 1950s to current day; focus on social and economic life; observations on race relations in urban South; on being Jewish in the South.
Hopping, Wade 0378 S 10/19/1992 Interview by Michael Makowsky; study of teachers’ strike in Florida in early 1970s; Ph.D. dissertation under direction of Dr. Neil Betton.
Horchler, Frederick W. 1180 R 09/12/2000 Abstract under construction
Horne, Mallory 0534 S 06/08/1999 Abstract under construction
Hubbell, Flosse B. 0078 R 09/01/1975 Ft. Myers, Florida 1917-1920s; hurricaine 1926
Hunter, Fred, Sr. 0340 S 02/03/1996 Macon Community Oral History Collection
Jahoda, Gloria 0027 R 03/01/1973 Tallahassee, FL and NY 1920-1940s; memories of Dr. Raymond Bellamy
James, Elizabeth S. 1907 E 10/24/2007 Family history in Tallahassee; lifestyle of aprivileged family in 1940s-present
Johnson, Beth 0281 S 04/14/1994 Florida Department of Commerce, Development Representative; State Senator (R, Brevard County) 1966-1972. State Senator 1966-1972 representing home county of Brevard and four adjacent counties in east central Florida.
Johnson, Edward A. 0049 R 03/01/1974 Gainsville, Orlando, Florida; Depression; Rollins College after WWII; post-war central florida; 1926 hurricane
Jones, Calvin 0015 R 08/03/1971 Archaeologist, Bureau of Historic Sites and Properties, Florida Department of Archives and History; Spanish mission site, Buck Lake Road.
Jones, Edna (Mrs. Albert) 0277 S 04/01/1994 Tallahassee resident. Descriptions of Tallahassee from 1946-1994 with focus on downtown area. Includes information on Southern culture and folkways.
Joyce, W. T. (Tom) 1192 R 09/28/2000 Florida Highway Patrol in Tampa, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale, before coming to Tallahassee to work for the FHP’s Planning Section. He also lobbied the state legislature on FHP’s behalf.
Interviewee
OHPCN
Status
Date
Abstract
Kapryan, Walter 1218 R 10/22/2000 Abstract under construction
Keith, Clay (Major, FHP) 0927 S 12/21/1999 Florida Highway Patrol; instrumental in developing driver’s license exams
Kelly, Vershe 0061 R 03/01/1975 Tallahassee, Florida 1910-1940s; first automobiles in town; segregation; Depression; WW II; daughter of Leon County Sheriff; wife of Tallahassee police officer
Knoll, Joe 0823 S 09/10/1999 Florida Park Service career
Knowles, Harold 0692 S 02/15/1999 Integration at Leon High School; undergraduate and law degrees at FSU; Frenchtown in Tallahassee, FL
Knox, Phebe Messer 0274 R 02/16/1994 Phebe Knox is the daughter of the late James Messer, Sr., who owned land that now includes San Luis Archaeological and Historic Site in Tallahassee. State of Florida acquired the remainder of the property and house (occupied by Messer from 1939-1962) in 1983. Includes details about the Messer family and the house on the site.
Koffler, Abby 0512 S 07/22/1996 Entertainment director for Cenvill Recreation (Linsin Collection).
Kogan, Gerald 0202 S 02/13/1992 Personal background; Florida gubernatorial politics 1960s; judicial politics in Florida; comments on Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings, Mike Tyson trial
Kuenzler, Arnold 0922 S 12/10/1999 Florida Park Service career
Kulakowski, Zoe 1923 E 09/26/2007 Member of the buck Lake Alliance; at time of interview employed by FL DEP, Division of Waste Management; history of Fallschase development; consequences of new construction for city; collaborations between landowners, neighborhood residents, and state and local authorities
Kurz-Cringle, Rose 1894 E 08/14/2007 Abstract under construction
LaCivita, Beth 1945 S 03/13/2008 Abstract under construction
Landrum, Ney 0860 S 10/06/1999 Director of Florida Park Service from 1969 until mid 1990s.
Lang, David 1494 S 12/17/2002 David Lang recounts his memories of growing up in Tallahassee during World War II. He speaks about the many facets of the city including restaurants, neighborhoods, schools, and even grocery stores.
Lang, et al 0079 R 09/01/1975 Abstract under construction
Lanzing, Andrew 0411 E 01/20/2007 Abstract under construction
Lanzing, Rayne 0391 E 01/19/2007 Racism in central Florida
Lawless, Florence 0034 R 05/17/1974 Midland, Florida; Bartow, Florida; segregation; Depression; citrus farming; “Great Freeze” of 1895
Lawrence, John E. 0272 S 04/13/1994 Bureau Chief, Adult and Community Education, Department of Education; Deals with the history of adult education in the late 1970s, and with leadership of key persons in adult and community education at the state level from 1978 to 1984.
Leavitt, Daniel & Ruth 0513 S 07/22/1996 Resident of the Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Levy, H. Irwin 0514 S 08/11/1994 Real estate developer responsible for creating the Century Villages.
Levy, James 0062 R 03/01/1975 Building of FSCW Reservation, 1928; University of Florida, 1946; FSU, 1947 on GI Bill
Lewis, George E. 0003 R 10/09/1969 Tallahassee; Lewis State Bank; lumber mills in North Florida; land boom 1920s, depression
Lewis, Paul (Mrs) 0050 R 03/01/1974 Gretna, Florida; Quincy, Florida; flu epidemic of 1918; Lewis family history
Lewis, Steve 1956 R 03/05/2008 Abstract under construction
Lopez-Castro, Amadeo 0261 S 03/22/1993 Banker, President International Finance Bank, Miami, FL
Lucas, Elcee R. 0154 S 03/01/1991 Jacksonville, Florida History
Macon, Annie Mae 0337 S 10/27/1994 Macon Community Oral History Collection
Macon, Annie Mae 0335 S 12/02/1993 Macon Community Oral History Collection; Life in a North Florida black community pre-1950
Madden, Jamie 1961 E 02/11/2008 Abstract under construction
Maddox, David 1741 S 01/17/2005 Abstract under construction
Madigan, John 0801 S 07/21/1999 John Madigan discusses life in Tallahassee during the 1950s. Madigan worked at two local radio stations and he recalls several other aspects of Tallahassee life, including dating, politics, and race relations.
Madigan, John 0798 S 07/21/1999 World War II memories plus life in Tallahassee after the war; Claude Pepper
Mainella, Fran 1114 S 07/05/2000 Maniella came to the Florida Park Service as director in the mid-1990s.
Maphis, Bill 1735 S 02/27/2003 Abstract under construction
Martin, Kathryn L. 1176 S 08/10/2000 Kathryn Martin discusses her life on the Space Coast. Martin arrived in the mid-1950s and ran a business there with her husband until the mid-1980s.
Maxwell, Bill 1034 S 04/18/2000 Bill Maxwell recalls his career in the Florida Park Service. Maxwell worked in the park service in the mid- and late 1960s, left it, and returned in the late 1980s. He provides many insights into how the park service changed during the intervening decades.
McBride, Julie 1953 S 03/20/2008 Abstract under construction
McCaul, Boyd 1177 S 08/16/2000 McCaul Boyd discusses his years as a surveyor and quality assurance manager on the Space Coast in the 1960s.
McClellan, Howard W. 1281 S 02/20/2001 Florida Space Coast, Boeing engineer 1968-1985
McEwan, Bonnie 1966 S 10/12/2003 History and adaptive use of early 20th century structures of the Messer property (San Luis mission site)
McGorty, Kevin 0612 E 04/11/2007 History of the Knott House (Wm. V. and Louella Knott) on Park Avenue in Tallahassee, FL
McQuillan, Charlotte 0037 R 05/27/1974 Orlando, Florida 1920s; Depression; Mediterranean fruit fly in citrus groves 1929
Menendez, Abelardo 0063 R 03/01/1975 Tampa, Florida; Ybor City cigar industry and restaurants; origins of Gasparilla celebration
Mertins, Faye Diamond 0069 R 06/04/1975 Escambia County, Florida; dairy farming; Depression
Mickler, Delia 0361 S 06/26/1996 Delia Mickler, old-time Tallahassee resident, shares the history of her own family. She recalls Goodwood plantation, Steve’s Store, the Knott House, the Appleyard ancestral home and St.George Island as they were during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
Midyette, Payne 0006 R 12/02/1969 Tallahassee, FL 1920s; Chamber of Commerce; insurance business; business during 1920s in FL; Depression; post-war problems in Tallahassee
Miller, Daniel 0333 S 03/23/1996 Personal experiences as part of the Miller family in Crescent City, Florida
Miller, Deborah 0334 R 03/15/1996 Personal experiences as part of the Miller family in Crescent City, Florida
Miller, G. Ulmer 0369 R 11/18/1996 Banking in Leon and Jefferson counties; FSU Business School; brief mention of various Business School faculty members: Homer Black, John Champion.
Miller, George Jr. 0326 S 03/03/1995 Chairman of the Board of Miller Enterprises; Personal history; business history; Crescent City history
Miller, Joe 0328 S 03/10/1996 Head of Maintenance for Miller Enterprises; Personal experiences as part of the Miller family in Crescent City, Florida; being Catholic in Crescent City during the 1950s and 1960s; job responsibilities; future plans for Miller Enterprises
Miller, Susan 0332 S 03/23/1996 Personal experiences as part of the Miller family in Crescent City, Florida
Miller, Tom 0327 R 12/19/1995 President and CEO of Miller Enterprises; Personal history with regard to family business; family recollections; growing up in Crescent City, Florida
Mitchell, Jana 0051 R 03/01/1974 Daughter of (Anabell Mitchell) Superintendant of Federal Correctional Institute at Lavell, Florida; childhood on prison grounds; Counselor at Park House.
Moor, Frank 0007 S 11/20/1969 Co-founder, Midyette – Moor Insurance Agency; longtime Tallahassee resident; father’s medical practice in Tallahassee; development of telephone in area; city utilities; 1920s; centennial celebration 1924; President McKinley in Tallahassee 1899; Tallahassee 1900s; Sidney J. Catts’ gubernatorial campaign; Prohibition; WW II; civil rights; segregation
Moor, Frank 0064 R 03/01/1975 Co-founder of Midyette & Moor Insurance Agency; Tallahassee history 1890s-1930s
Moore, Eleanor 0684 S 01/27/1999 Eleanor Moore lived in Florida during the Depression. She was a member of the Young People’s Socialist League while in college and participated in demonstrations for disarmament.
Morris, Joan 0687 S 02/17/1999 Wife of state historian Allan Morris; state photo archives creator
Murray, Robert 0993 S 11/17/1999 Murray worked for Ed Ball building the hotel and park area at Wakulla Springs
Newman, Inez 0036 R 05/23/1974 Tallahassee, Florida 1910-20s; FSCW student; asst librarian, Walker Library; Depression, teaching school
Norman, Joanna (Jody) 1962 E 02/15/2008 Florida archives digitization
O’Blak, Richard 0168 S 07/15/1991 Fire Chief, Ft. Walton Beach
O’Bryan, Caolyde 0362 S 07/10/1996 Abstract under construction
Ortmann, Jesse W. 1559 S 10/01/2001 Provided by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society and the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History at Louisiana State University. Focuses on the Ortmann family who farmed in the Plant City area. Jesse Ortmann was born into a German-American family during a period of economic hardship.
Osceola, Tina Marie 0363 S 07/09/1996 Seminole heritage; Indian rights
Interviewee
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Date
Abstract
Paborsky, Louise 0515 S 07/22/1996 Resident of the Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Paisley, Clifton 0267 S 02/24/1994 Florida and Tallahassee historian, author, FSU Public Relations Department; Personal history; Associated Press work; FSU News Bureau; “From Cotton to Quail”; Florida legislature during 1950s; Oral History project in 1960s
Parker, Arita 1865 S 10/23/2003 Abstract under construction
Patterson, John (Mrs) 0073 R 12/01/1975 Tallahassee, Florida impressions; son was one of first male students to register at FSU
Pearce, Myrtle 1489 R 08/14/2002 Abstract under construction
Pepper, Joseph 1837 S 02/19/2004 Claude Pepper
Phinney, Marlene 0821 R 06/21/2000 Abstract under construction
Phipps, Benjamin 1944 S 03/24/2008 Abstract under construction
Pichard, Marion 0004 R 10/21/1969 Tallahassee, FL 1920s; lumber and building materials business during WWII; post-war growth; land development in Tallahassee.
Posey, T. J. 0025 R 03/01/1973 St. Marks, FL 1920-30s; opened restaurant 1932; Depression; tourism
Principe, Phyllis 0026 R 03/01/1973 Brevard County, FL 1950-1960s; early space programs
Ramsay, Maud Blount 0145 S 07/14/1990 FSCW 1911; Duval County Education Association; state history; Jacksonville history
Reeves, Robert Ph.D. (Dept of Biological Sciences) 1830 E 11/10/2006 Abstract under construction
Rentz, Ronald 0557 E 02/28/2007 History of the Knott House, Tallahassee, FL
Rhoden, Lloyd 0008 R 11/14/1969 Leon County, FL 1940s; agricultural youth programs 1960s; county fairs; Agricultural Extension Service; farming 1950-1960s
Roberts, B.K. 0359 S 06/30/1996 Hodges and Goodwood; comments on North Florida legal cases; Tallahassee, FL
Roberts, B.K. 1454 R 01/22/1993 B.K. Roberts, former Florida Supreme Court justice, discusses his experiences representing Ed Ball in a divorce case and his interaction with the DuPont family.
Roberts, John D. 0081 R Caryville, Florida 1925-29; lumber industry; 1927 flood; Depression
Roberts, Matha & Land, Mary Alma (daughter) 1493 S 12/17/2002 Tallahassee during the Depression and World War II; attended Leon High School; graduated 1929.
Romrell, Lynn 1839 S 12/14/2006 College of Medicine
Romrell, Lynn 1870 R 02/26/2007 Abstract under construction
Rosenfield, Carolyn; Cain, Ceclily 1376 R 04/19/2001 Abstract under construction
Rosenfield, George 1280 R 01/20/2001 Abstract under construction
Ryor, John 0377 R 11/28/1995 Interview by Michael Makowsky; study of the teachers’ strike in Florida in early 1970s; Ph.D. diss under direction of Neil Betton.
Sastre, Aristides R. 0260 S 03/29/1993 Banker, Vice Chairman of the Board, Republic National Bank, Miami, FL
Saunders, Charles W. 1108 S 10/12/2000 Charles Saunders discusses his career (1951-1983) in the Florida Highway Patrol. Saunders was stationed in Port St. Joe, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa before becoming the Traffic Safety Coordinator for the governor’s office. He also spent several years teaching at FHP’s training academy.
Scheinine, Leon 0516 S 07/23/1996 Resident and community leader of the Century Village retirement community in Boca Raton, Florida.
Schwarz, Diana 0517 S 07/23/1996 Resident of the Century Village retirement community in Boca Raton, Florida.
Scott, Robert Schuyler 0038 R 05/27/1974 Jacksonville, FL 1910-1970s; Depression; Ration Board during World War II
Scruggs, William M. 0072 R 11/28/1975 Jefferson County, Florida; Superintendant of Public Instruction 1920-28; farm and social life; decline of agriculture in Florida 1910-1930s
Sharron, Nathan N. 1193 R 09/27/2000 Nathan Sharron discusses his career (1950-70) with the Florida Highway Patrol. Sharron spent time in several Florida cities, including Panama City, Jacksonville, Ft. Pierce, and Miami, and also served as aides to Governors Johns and Burns. He eventually rose to the rank of captain and became a district commander.
Shuler, Jay 0200 S 02/12/1992 Graduate University of Florida 1907; Apalachicola History
Simmons, H. Lee 1203 S 10/18/2000 Florida Highway Patrol 1941-1978; rose to deputy director
Small, Parker 1871 E 02/22/2007 Admissions Committee, PIMS; Professor of immunology and pediatics at University of Florida College of Medicine.
Smalley, Marilou D. 0070 R 06/04/1975 Escambia County, Florida; dairy farming; Depression
Smith, Doris 1855 S 02/11/2002 Abstract under construction
Smith, Lee Roy 0360 S 07/01/1996 Lee Roy Smith was valet and barber to Senator Hodges, owner of Goodwood Plantation. He shares his memories of Senator and Mrs. Hodges.
Smith, Plato 1963 E 03/14/2008 Abstract under construction
Sorenson, Larry 0374 S 12/13/1995 Interview by Michael Makowsky; study of the teachers’ strike in Florida in early 1970s; Ph.D. dissertation under direction of Neil Betton.
Speed, Dan B. 0068 R 06/02/1975 Tallahassee, Florida 1956 bus boycott
Springer, John Rice 0016 R 04/08/1973 Graduate of University of Florida, 1914; Student life 1910s; Democratic party dominance in state politics
Stephon, Roger 0376 S 12/14/1995 Interview by Michael Makowsky; study of the teachers’ strike in Florida in early 1970s; Ph.D. dissertation under direction of Neil Betton.
Stevenson, James 0845 S 09/24/1999 Stevenson was a pioneer in park interpretation. Upon his graduation from USF in 1969, he was immediately hired by the FPS as its chief Naturalist. He remained in that position under director Ney Landrum.
Stipanovich, John “Mac” 0255 S 03/22/1996 Strategist and manager for Bob Martinez’s gubernatorial campaigns and administration; good information on campaign strategy, advertising, etc.
Stone, Mode 0324 R 08/26/1975 Dean Emeritus, College of Education Interviews by William Oliver for his dissertation on Doak S. Campbell
Strickland, Charles H. 1195 S 10/05/2000 Charles Strickland (served 1960-87?) discusses his career in the Florida Highway Patrol. Strickland was stationed in various places around the state, but spent the largest portion of his career in Tallahassee, first as an instructor at the Training Academy and later as the head of the Florida Highway Patrol Auxilary.
Strickland, Doug 0854 R 09/29/1999 Douglas Strickland discusses his career (1960-97) with the Florida Park Service. Strickland was involved with the acquisition and maintenance of state parks, and the interview focusses on the relevant procedures the park service followed in the scouting, appraising, and purchasing of various plots.
Suggs, Del 1954 S o3/13/2008 Abstract under construction
Summers, William and Lorraine 1423 S 02/11/2002 Abstract under construction
Suter, Emanuel 1819 E 09/21/2006 Dean, University of Florida Medical School when PIMS founded FSU
Taddie, Pete and Breyer, Bill 1524 R 03/01/2001 Space Coast collection; came to the Space Program in 1968
Tanney, David and Alice 0518 S 07/22/1996 Residents of the Century Village retirement community in Boca Raton, Florida.
Tarmey, Mark A. 1942 E 03/13/2008 Tallahassee; historic preservation
Thaell, Cliff 0219 E 09/20/2007 City comissioner and activist; FallsChase project
Thompson, Carl 1482 S 07/29/2002 Carl Thompson discusses growing up in Tallahassee during World War II.
Thornton, Hensylee T. 0022 R 05/24/1973 Key West, FL 1910-1920s; Ernest Hemingway; Miami 1920s; 1926 hurricane; tourists
Thornton, James M. 1523 R 02/09/2001 Space Program; started Brown Engineering in 1962
Tucker, Donald L. 0155 R 06/04/1996 Donald L. Tucker completed law school at the University of Florida and shortly thereafter ran for political office. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1966-1978 and was speaker from 1974-1978.
Tully, Winnie 0065 R 03/01/1975 Murder of husband; son Robert Tully, FSU athlete (Tully Gymnasium)
Turlington, Ralph D. 0317 S 04/12/1996 Ralph Turlington discusses his career in the Florida state government. Turlington was a member of the House of Representatives for twenty-four years, including a two-year stint as Speaker, and later became Commissioner of Education as well.
Turnley, Mrs. 0020 R 05/22/1973 Tallahassee, FL; private schools, Depression, WWII; history of David S. Walker Library; residents of Park Avenue
Tyre, Jesse 0052 R 03/01/1974 Hamilton County, Florida; farming and rural life 1920s; cotton, tobacco crops
Interviewee
OHPCN
Status
Date
Abstract
Vernon, Kathryn 0364 S 06/29/1996 Came to Tallahassee in 1941 and lived in one of the cottages on Goodwood property; reminiscences of Margaret Hodges and life at Goodwood during 1940s.
Wagers, LaDonna 1960 R 02/15/2008 Abstract under construction
Wahnish, S A 0013 R 05/28/1970 Tallahassee, Florida; tobacco; cigar manufacture; Assistant State Auditor 1925-1936; sales tax
Wallace, Arthur 0413 E 01/20/2007 Abstract under construction
Walsh, Miles 0021 R 05/23/1973 Gadsden County, Florida history
Ware, Otway 0023 R 03/01/1973 Marianna, FL 1890-1900s; salt works during Civil War
Watson, Adam 1994 E 11/21/2008 Abstract under construction
Watson, Robert M.D. 1834 E 11/29/2006 Abstract under construction
Watson, Snelling 0066 R 03/01/1975 Sharecropping in Georgia 1940s; city life in Tallahassee 1950s
Weidner, Elizabeth 1845 E 10/12/2006 Landscape / park manager for Maclay Gardens State Park
Weiss, Ron 1571 S 08/17/2001 Florida Park Service career: John Pennekamp; Wakulla Springs; changes at Wakulla Springs over last 20 years; administrative styles of various managers.
Wetherell, Thomas Kent (T.K.) 0321 S 04/16/1996 Wetherell gives an account of his experiences in state politics and in the Florida Legislature. He was Speaker of the House and Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. Prior to the beginning of his political career, he was a football player for Florida State University and an educator. He is currently President of Tallahassee Community College. Wetherell became president of FSU in January, 2003.
Whaley, Raney C. 0067 R 03/01/1975 Wakulla, Leon Counties 1910-1920s; oyster farming; cotton; Depression; WW II
Whaley, Willard Emmett 1720 E 01/27/2005 ARROW project; Apalachicola River
Willis, Branson 1836 S 02/10/2004 Claude Pepper
Willis, Rick 0384 S 04/04/1995 Interview by Michael Makowsky; study of the teachers’ strike in Florida in early 1970s; Ph.D. diss under direction of Neil Betton.
Woodward, Eddie 1964 E 02/21/2008 Abstract under construction
Yaeger, Jack 0010 S 02/18/1970 Tallahassee, FL 1910s; Jacksonville 1920s; Depression
Younker, Don 0975 S 02/09/2000 Florida Park Service career
Zelaznik, Marvin 0519 S 07/26/1996 Resident of the Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Zingarello, Maude M 0054 R 05/25/1975 Fountain, Florida 1920-1970s
Zirnfus, Edward R. 1217 S 10/22/2000 NASA during the 1960s; engineer; Mercury, Gemini, Apollo programs
Zisblatt, Irene 0520 S 07/26/1996 Holocaust survivor and resident of the Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida.