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

Oral History Projects Archive

Introducing the Board of Directors

Making History ProjectThe new Board of Directors page for the Making History Project is now available for review on this website. Our voluntary Board now includes Dr. Andrae Marak, Ph.D., SGM Francis Gene Garren (Ret.), and Mark Meland, Esq. We are very proud of our new Board of Directors and urge you to visit the new page to see a personal biography for each Director.

I think you will agree that the Board of Directors is a diverse and talented group dedicated to both history and the preservation of the legacy of our Veterans. If you should have any ideas for the Making History Project, or if you are a Veteran or know of a Veteran who would like to give an oral history interview, please be sure to reach out to us. Likewise, if you would like to lend a hand for this important project, let us know as we are always looking for assistance.

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.