University of Florida

The University of Florida (UF) curates and provides access to over 1,000 audio recordings and typed transcripts of interviews conducted with Native peoples throughout Southeastern North America. The Doris Duke Collection of American Indian Oral Histories (1967-1972) is a major part of the collection and includes interviews with the following tribes:

  • Catawba Nation
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
  • Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
  • Poarch Band of Creek Indians
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida

The Duke funding helped to establish the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) at UF in 1967. SPOHP continues to collect and archive Indigenous histories to this day and partners with the UF Libraries for digital curation and electronic access to the collections via the University of Florida Digital Collections. 


Contact Information:

Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
241 Pugh Hall, PO Box 115215
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

Contact: Deborah Hendrix, Archives/Digital Humanities Coordinator (


George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida Digital Collections
Library West, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

Contact: Ginessa Mahar, Anthropology Librarian (