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Historical Commission Oral History Project

Capturing the vivid and personalized memories of long time Brevard County residents is the focus of the Oral History Project, which is funded and carried out by the Brevard County Historical Commission.


To date:

  • More than 40 oral history videos have been recorded to document the unique historical perspectives of Brevard natives and pioneers.
  • Some subjects are the descendants of our county’s earliest pioneer families.
  • Some subjects have played key roles in the making of Brevard County history through their involvement in important industries or events.



Title/Click on name for the YouTube link Transcript
Abney, Margaret (Mitchell) Transcript
Akridge, William
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Bates, Kitty (Grant)
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Beddingfield, Samuel “Sam”
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Bliss, Norris (Andrews)
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Bouie, Kathryn (Campbell)
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Boyle, Evelyn (Parker) Transcript
Brinson, Aline Transcript
Bryant, Flossie
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Chandler, Helen (Osteen) Transcript
Denius, Homer Transcript 
Gleason, Lansing Transcript
Goode, Harry Sr. Transcript
Grant, Marian Transcript
Haisten, Oliver Transcript
Hiott, Laura Transcript
Hoskins, Phyllis Transcript
Houston, Isaac Transcript 
Hudson, Robert
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Hutcheson, Ander Transcript
Jasa, Anna Transcript 
King, Mercer Livermore Transcript
Lawrence, Mildred Transcript
McKenzie, Raleigh Transcript 
McMillan, Sandra Transcript 
Mitchell, Charlie Ree Transcript 
Mizell, James Transcript 
Neuharth, Al Transcript
Nisbet, Dave Transcript 
Patrick, Florence Honeywell
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Phillips, Archie Transcript
Platt, Frank Judge Transcript
Poe, Edward Transcript 
Raymond, Victoria Transcript
Roberts, Roy Transcript
Salmela, Leon Jack
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Scobie, Mary Elizabeth
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Seigler, Lucy Mae Transcript 
Sharek, Frances Threkeld Braden
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Smith, Evelyn Briggs Transcript
Sullivan, Frank Transcript
Terryn, Charles Transcript 
Trafford, Al Transcript 
Travis, Jocille
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Vaughn, William Jackson
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Wall, Roy Transcript
Wendt, Guenter Transcript 
Wickham, Joe: Interview #1 Transcript
Wickham, Joe: Interview #2 Transcript
Wickham, Joe: Interview #3 Transcript 
Woelk, Martha Pat Transcript 
Wright, Ulysses Transcript





Access to the existing inventory of oral history videos is available to anyone interested through the Commission offices and circulating DVD copies are available for check out through Brevard County Libraries. We offer a written transcript of each interview, which are posted above, and store the recorded interviews on our YouTube channel so they can be viewed from anywhere at any time!

If you, or someone you know, would make a good subject for a Brevard County oral history video, please let us know. Keep in mind that we are looking for those who have first-hand knowledge and experiences with the county’s pioneer history and its development through the 20th century or with key events that have shaped our local history.

For further information about the Commission’s Oral History Project, or to suggest prospective subjects, please contact us at 321-633-1794.

Historical Commission Office

Central Brevard Library
Attn: Brevard Historical Commission
308 Forrest Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922

Office: (321) 633-1794
Fax: (321) 633-1807

Office hours are Monday - Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays and legal holidays.

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