Making History Project
"Preserving Veterans' Stories"
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Affiliation With University of Florida SPOHP

UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program Affiliation

SPOHPI am proud to announce that I recently became affiliated with the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP), and this is my new profile (scroll down to the bottom).  This is a great honor and an excellent opportunity to expand oral history initiatives to South Florida.

SPOHP is an award-winning and preeminent oral history program at the University of Florida.  More than 6,500 oral history interviews are archived with the University of Florida.  Lead by Dr. Paul Ortiz, the past President of the Oral History Association (OHA), the researchers and staff of SPOHP are dedicated to gathering, preserving and providing access to oral history interviews.  The collections of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program range from Native Americans, various Florida and Regional Topics and the Veterans History Project.

South Florida Veterans History Project

My specific work with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will be on the South Florida Veterans History Project.  This new work is a natural fit for what I already do with the Making History Project and I am excited to collaborate and work with SPOHP to preserve even more Veteran oral history interviews for the future.

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About Author

Patrick Russell

Director and oral historian for the Making History Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Veteran stories for future generations. Resides in Miami, Florida, where he has been a practicing lawyer since 1994. Proudly serves as a staff member for the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, in addition to being a member of the Oral History Association, American Historical Association; Friends and Family of the 508 P.I.R.; and the Battle of the Bulge Association. Graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Political Science, and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Additional courses and workshops for oral history and museum studies have been taken at Baylor University and Harvard University, Harvard Extension School. Contact info: (305) 608-2977 or patrick@makehistoryproject.com.

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