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University of South Florida Libraries Florida Studies Center Oral History Program

Overview
Works: 726 works in 744 publications in 1 language and 739 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews 
Classifications: E185.93.F5,
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Most widely held works by University of South Florida Libraries
Hampton Dunn oral history interview by Hampton Dunn( )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an oral history interview with historian and journalist Hampton Dunn, in which he discusses the history of the radio station WDAE 620 AM, which is the first radio station licensed in the state of Florida. The station was formerly owned by the Tampa Daily Times, the newspaper for which Dunn was a longtime reporter. Dunn describes some of the people associated with WDAE, some of the events it covered, and the book he wrote about the station
Jesse Moore, Rosa Moore by Jesse J Moore( )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesse Moore and Rosa Moore describe some of their efforts to help Tampa's African American community, and comment on local politics and relationships between African Americans and whites. Mrs. Moore also describes her childhood and family history
James Hargrett, Sr. by James T Hargrett( )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Hargrett, Sr. discusses Tampa's African American businesses, the Negro Chamber of Commerce, and the development of Progress Village
Charles Mahan oral history by Charles Mahan( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Charles Mahan received his MD from Northwestern University Medical School in 1964 and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota in 1965. In this oral history interview, Dr. Mahan describes the experiences that spurred his interest in public health, especially in the areas of family planning, prenatal and postpartum care. He also recounts his recruitment by the state of Florida to become a state health officer and director of the state public health program. Dr. Mahan provides details on several state initiatives, including Healthy Start and the North Central Florida Maternity and Infant Care Project. He also describes the successful implementation of a five-year state plan to reduce infant mortality. Throughout the interview, Dr. Mahan stresses the importance community engagement, coalitions, and the promotion of public health to both the general public and legislature. Dr. Mahan concludes his interview by discussing his time as dean in the College of Public Health and the University of South Florida and his role as director of the Lawton and Rhea Childes Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies
Clarence Fort by Clarence Fort( )

2 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarence Fort discusses his involvement in Tampa's civil rights movement. Fort was head of the NAACP Youth Council, organizing sit-ins and other demonstrations. He describes some of the events that led to the end of segregation in Tampa, including the first sit-in at Woolworth's in February 1960. He also explains how he became the first African American bus driver for Trailways Bus Lines and comments on the current status of race relations in Tampa
William Poe oral history interview by William F Poe( )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an oral history interview with William Poe, mayor of Tampa, Florida from 1974 to 1979. Poe is also the founder of Poe & Associates, one of the largest insurance agencies in the United States. In this interview, he describes his youth in Tampa, career in the insurance industry, and some of the major accomplishments from his time as mayor
Grace Allen oral history interview by Grace Allen( )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of John F. Allen, the first president of the University of South Florida, recalls the construction of the first buildings on campus and the founding of the first academic programs
Dan Fernandez by Dan Fernandez( )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan Fernandez discusses the founding of Naviera Coffee Mills, its long history, and the current state of the business
Julian Lane oral history interview by Julian Barnes Lane( )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an oral history interview with Julian Lane, mayor of Tampa from 1959 to 1963. In this interview, he discusses some of the growth and development issues the city faced during his administration. He describes the annexation of Port Tampa, urban renewal projects, the construction of Curtis Hixon Hall, and desegregation
Otis Anthony by Otis R Anthony( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otis Anthony introduces the Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project. He describes how the project was created as a part of the Black History Research Project of Tampa in the late 1970s and how he donated the collection to the USF Department of Anthropology in 1994
Alton White by Alton White( )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alton White describes his father Moses White's businesses on Central Avenue, Palm Dinette and the Cozy Corner, and his father's position as a community leader. He also discusses urban renewal's impact on Central Avenue
Mark Orr by Mark Orr( Recording )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Mark Orr discusses his role as the Coordinator of International Studies and Programs at the University of South Florida, and the history of international affairs and international educational exchange at USF
Jim Garris by Jim Garris( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jim Garris, Operations Manager, Columbia Restaurant Ybor City, discusses the restaurant's history. The interview begins with a discussion of how Mr. Garris met Casey Gonzmart (late 1980's) and Mr. Garris' initial impressions of him. Mr. Garris describes his first position with the Columbia Restaurant as an assistant manager of the Sand Key location (December, 1989), and discusses the Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook, noting that Richard Gonzmart was instrumental in making the restaurant the commercial success it is today. The interview continues with a brief personal history of Mr. Garris and ends with a discussion of current (2006) management policies at the various restaurant locations
Bob Seth by Bob Seth( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

During the tenure of Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman (1986-1995), Bob Seth served as her personal bodyguard. The interview begins with Mr. Seth discussing his background and growing up in Port Tampa. He goes on to discuss his time working for the Tampa Police Department and how he met the Mayor. Mr. Seth also talks about various dignitaries who visited Tampa during Mayor Freedman's tenure and how the Tampa Police Department worked alongside the U.S. Secret Service for many of these visits. He also describes what it was like meeting one of these dignitaries - Queen Elizabeth. Mr. Seth discusses Mayor Freedman's desire to improve race relations within the city and the steps that she took to improve the minority community's standard of living. The interview ends with an overview of Mr. Seth's impressions of Mayor Freedman and what it was like working for her
Joseph Chillura oral history interview by Joe Chillura( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is an oral history interview with Joe Chillura, a Tampa architect and statesman. Chillura was a member of the Tampa City Council, the Hillsborough County Commission, and has served on a number of committees, boards, and commissions. In this interview, he discusses the creation of the Downtown Development Authority, in which he played a pivotal role. Chillura comments on several development projects in downtown Tampa, including the performing arts center, the Quad Block and the Franklin Street Mall. Also discussed is urban renewal and its effect on some neighborhoods in Tampa
Arthur Guilford by Arthur M Guilford( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Arthur Guilford, former Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, talks about the years he spent with the department (then the Departmant of Communicology) and the struggles ahead for the industry of communication health. He also discusses the Communicology faculty, many of whom are deaf
Raul Villamía oral hisory interview by Raul Villamía( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is an oral history interview with Raul Villamía, in which he discusses his involvement in the Cuban Revolution. The interview begins with some background information on Mr. Villamía, who was born in Cuba and came to the United States as a professional baseball player in 1947. There is a lengthy discussion about Fidel Castro, the coup d'état, and the 26th of July Movement, of which Mr. Villamía was a member from 1955 to 1960. Mr. Villamía describes his activities in the Movement and being interviewed by the FBI. The interview concludes with a discussion about communism and Mr. Villamía's family in Cuba
Sylvia Griñan oral history interview by Sylvia Griñan( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral interview with Mrs. Sylvia Griñan who co-founded with her husband the Pan American Club in Tampa, Florida, an organization that represented Hispanic and non-Hispanic African-Americans. In this interview, Mrs. Griñan discusses some of the ways African-American Hispanics could be better represented in the community and forge better relationships with non-Hispanic African-Americans
Samuel Swain by Samuel Swain( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Samuel Swain discusses the Spanish American War, the Clara Frye Hospital, and Central Avenue, Tampa's African American business district
Janet B. Lorenzo oral history interview by Janet B Lorenzo( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Janet Lorenzo, Community Relations specialist for the Tampa/Hillsborough County Library System, recalls her time as a student at USF
 
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