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Remembering Dorothy Lumley Melrose and the Melrose Family
Memories of Dorothy Lumley Melrose and the Melrose family are shared by some of the family's lifelong friends, including: Alan Goforth, Richard Swann, Jane Newsom Beaty, Rodney Kincaid, Ron Strickler, Charlie Wells, and Cecil Moore. Recorded on April 16, 2012,...
Organizations
"St. James has deep, deep roots in the culture of the Orange County community..."
From our city center, St. James Cathedral serves as a cornerstone for cultural diversity in Orange County and the seat of the diocese for Central Florida. In this oral history interview, educator Mary Jane Sevick describes the historic events which...
People
Salk vs. Sabin: The Waterlogs
In the evenings they would have famous mathematicians and scientists who would come...Linus Pauling came and he was a Nobel Prize winner and he gave discussions. And then they had Dr. Sabin...I know when I talk to my students in...
People
A. E. Carpenter, Sr. - Attorney
Archer Eugene (Sr.) Carpenter's family came to Orlando in 1912 when he was 15 but then moved to Jacksonville where he graduated from high school.  Graduating from the University of Florida in 1922 with a Jurist Doctor degree, he returned...
People
Frank W. Chase, Sr. - Citrus grower
Born (1908) and raised in Sanford, Florida, Mr. Chase tells of riding up and down Florida's rivers on steam driven paddle boats; narrow and standard  gauge trains; air plane rides; and Florida's citrus industry. This interview was conducted on April 16,...
Places
Around the Block
 Photo of the home built by Mr. Clarence Marsh at 315 Cathcart Avenue in downtown Orlando. In 1980  the family of the late Clarence Marsh arranged for his home to be sold to St. James Cathedral for the priests to...
People
An Annual Time to Remember
Chaplain Ken Vinal of Trinity Prep School in Central Florida says, "Yom HaShoah is a day, a time that is difficult to face, the inhumanity and all that happened." He participated in the 2010 Yom HaShoah event at the Holocaust Education...
People
Rebecca Ethridge, a Winner in the 2010 Yom HaShoah Creative Arts Contest
Wekiva High School student Rebecca Ethridge, a winner in the 2010 Yom HaShoah Creative Arts Contest, reads her poem, "Humanity". She describes her Holocaust Remembrance Day artwork as a poem about taking on responsibility. Play Video. (1:48) She was intervi...
Organizations
The South Florida Sentinel - Orlando, Florida
The South Florida Sentinel, first appeared on the scene in Orlando in 1885 when British native, Latimer C. Vaughn set up shop to provide competition to the Reporter the existing weekly newspaper. It was eight pages in length and included...
People
Jack Branham, Sr.
Jack Branham, Sr. is remembered as one of Orlando's most respected businessmen.  During World War I he served in the Navy, then attended Rollins College.  After a stint in the automobile business he joined with Richard Tucker  to form Tucker...
Events
"The Meal" filmed in Winter Park 1974
Carl Betz and Dina Merrill starred in writer / director R. John Hughs' film "The Meal" filmed in a home in Winter Park in 1974.On May 8, 1974, actor Carl Betz and actress Dina Merrill agreed to do a PSA...
People
Montague Sisters
The Montague Sisters - Bernie Montague Bogue and Bessie Montague Warren (93) were born and raised here in Orlando, their parents having met here in the1870s.  They reminisce growing up and living in Orlando with Hatabel Hyer. This interview was conducted...