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 50 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.

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.

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Request Transcripts

The following documents are available to the public via Public Records Request. If you need the document(s) in an alternate format for accessibility purposes (e.g. Braille, large print, audio, etc.) or in Section 508 compliant format please note that in the request. Note: this may take additional time.
  • Margaret (Mitchell) Abney Transcript
  • William Akridge Transcript
  • Kitty (Grant) Bates Transcript
  • Sam Beddingfield Transcript
  • Norris (Andrews) Bliss Transcript
  • Kathryn (Campbell) Bouie Transcript
  • Evelyn (Parker) Boyle Transcript
  • Arline Brinson Transcript
  • Flossie Bryant Transcript
  • Helen (Osteen) Chandler Transcript
  • Homer Denius Transcript
  • Firing the Groves Transcript
  • Lansing Gleason Transcript
  • Harry Goode Sr. Transcript
  • Marian Grant Transcript
  • Bob Gross Transcript
  • Oliver Haisten Transcript
  • Laura Hiott Transcript
  • Phyllis Hoskins Transcript
  • Isaac Houston Transcript
  • Robert Hudson Transcript
  • Ander Hutcheson Transcript
  • Anna Jasa Transcript
  • Mercer Livermore King Transcript
  • Mildred Lawrence Transcript
  • Raleigh McKenzie Transcript
  • Sandra McMillan Transcript
  • Charlie Ree Mitchell Transcript
  • James Mizell Transcript
  • Evangaline Moore Transcript
  • Mosquito Beaters Transcript
  • Al Neuharth Transcript
  • Dave Nisbet Transcript
  • Florence Honeywell Patrick Transcript
  • Archie Phillips Transcript
  • Frank Judge Platt Transcript
  • Edward Poe Transcript
  • Victoria Raymond Transcript
  • Roy Roberts Transcript
  • Leon Jack Salmela Transcript
  • Mary Elizabeth Scobie Transcript
  • Lucy Mae Seigler Transcript
  • Frances Threkeld Braden Sharek Transcript
  • Evelyn Briggs Smith Transcript
  • Lena Stokes Transcript
  • Frank Sullivan Transcript
  • Charles Terryn Transcript
  • Al Trafford Transcript
  • Jocille Travis Transcript
  • William Jackson Vaughn Transcript
  • Hester Wagner Transcript
  • Roy Wall Transcript
  • Guenter Wendt Transcript
  • Joe Wickham Interview #1 Transcript
  • Joe Wickham Interview #2 Transcript
  • Joe Wickham Interview #3 Transcript
  • Martha Pat Woelk Transcript
  • Juanita Wright Transcript
  • Ulysses Wright Transcript

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