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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
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 ...
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...
People
Helen Garfinkel Greenspun World Ort Union Vocational Training School Diploma
Holocaust survivor Helen Garfinkel's World Ort Union Vocational Training School Diploma which she earned while living in Displacement Camp.  Helen Garfinkel lived at  the Ainring, Germany Displaced Persons Camp from 1946-1949. The  dis...
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Sells Brothers' Circus - Orlando 13 November 1895
The South-Florida Sentinel of 1 November 1895 included advertisement for the Sells Brothers' Circus - "The Greatest Show on Earth," and an article written by the newspaper staff. See image attached. BIGGEST HOLIDAY EVER KNOWN IN THE HISTORY OF ORLANDO,...
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Holocaust Survivor Helen Greenspun Visits Chmielnik, Poland
July 25, 2008  Heritage Florida Jewish News   special on Holocaust survivor  Helen Greenspun's journey from Orlando, FL to Chmielnik, Poland, her childhood home.  In 1942 German Nazis took Helen and her siblings Bela, Nathan, Reg...