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The Governor Park Trammel Oral History Collection includes seven interviewees of relatives, friends, and political acquaintances of Governor Park Trammel.

Interviews provide insight into and impressions of Florida’s 21st governor (Democrat), Park Trammell, who governed from 1913 to 1917. His career covered a broad political spectrum: mayor of Lakeland, Florida; legislator;, Florida attorney general; Governor of Florida;, and U.S. senator (1916-1936). These interviews, which were centered around events in the first half of the 20 th century, were conducted in the mid-1970s.


The Governor Park Trammell Oral History Collection is part of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program is an affiliated program of the University of Florida's Department of History. Its collections include approximately 4,000 interviews and more than 85,000 pages of transcribed material, making it the largest oral history archive in the South and one of the major collections in the country. The transcribed interviews are available for use by research scholars, students, journalists, genealogists, and other interested groups. Researchers have used our oral history material for theses, dissertations, articles, and books.

Digitization of the collection has been funded in part by the generous donation of Caleb and Michele Grimes.

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