Oral History of Algerine Miller

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Title

Oral History of Algerine Miller

Alternative Title

Oral History, Miller

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Oral histories

Description

Oral history of Algerine Miller, interviewed by Autumn Reisz on March 2, 2013, for the UCF Public History Center's History Harvest. In the oral history, Miller discusses how she found out about the History Harvest, the documents and photographs she contributed, and her family's property in Sanford, Florida.

Born in Orangeburg County, South Carolina in 1909, Algerine's father Moddie moved to Sanford, where he and his wife, Alberta, purchased the property that the Miller family still owned as of 2013.

Abstract

Oral history interview of Algerine Miller. Interview conducted by Autumn Reisz at UCF Public History Center in Sanford, Florida.

Table Of Contents

0:00:00 Introduction
0:00:25 Reasons for attending the History Harvest
0:00:48 Items contributed for scanning
0:02:37 Reasons for digital preservation
0:03:00 Closing remarks

Creator

Reisz, Autumn

Source

Miller, Algerine. Interviewed by Autumn Reisz. UCF Public History Center. March 2, 2013. Video record available. UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

2013-03-02

Contributor

Miller, Algerine

Has Format

Digital transcript of original oral history: Miller, Algerine. Interviewed by Autumn Reisz. UCF Public History Center. March 2, 2013. Video record available. UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Is Part Of

UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

References

"Alberta Miller." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/1553.
"Moddie Miller with Sister and Mother, Carrie Whaley." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/1557.
"Certificate of Birth for Moddie Miller." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/1554.
"Miller Family Warranty Deed." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/1555.

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Extent

112 MB

Medium

3-minute and 9-second digital audio/video recording
6-page typed transcript

Language

eng

Type

Moving Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Autumn Reisz and Algerine Miller and owned by the UCF Public History Center.

Rights Holder

Copyright to the resource is held by the UCF Public History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

UCF Public History Center, History Harvest Spring 2013

Curator

Reisz, Autumn

Digital Collection

External Reference

Flewellyn, Valada S. African Americans of Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2009.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
"Oral History of Algerine Miller." YouTube. Flash video file. http://youtu.be/eOiwobAORvw.

Transcript

Reisz
Alright and my name is Autumn Reisz and it is March 2nd, 2013 and I am talking with Algerine today at the History Harvest. And we're going to talk about some of the items that she brought today.

Reisz
So, first, ah, how did you hear about us and our event today?

Miller
Ah, Meghan [Vance] and, um—I can't think of her name.

Reisz
I know Meghan came to see you. Was it Dr. [Rosalind J.] Beiler? Did you talk to her? Um, I am trying to think of who else went out.

Miller
Dr. who?

Reisz
Dr. Beiler—Rose?

Miller
Yes, Rose. I talked to Rose. Yes, yes.

Reisz
Did you talk to Rose? Um, Excellent.

Reisz
And then, um, tell us what you brought today.

Miller 
Well, today I brought some documents going back in my family history. The birth of my father.

Reisz
Thanks. Very nice. That is fantastic. What else do you have?

Miller
And I have the property deed for the property which we still have.

Reisz
Nice.

Miller
This is my father, my father's mother. My father and mother. My father's mother. My mother's sister and her husband. My father's three brothers—I mean two brothers. That's another picture of my father. That's an earlier picture. My brother who's deceased, on the left. My brother who's deceased. This is my family.

Reisz
Is that the house?

Miller
That's the house. Yes.

Reisz
Excellent.

Miller
This is a picture of my sister who was attached to the White House. And she has a picture with…

Reisz
Ah, yeah!

Miller
With President [Bill] Clinton.

Reisz
That is fantastic! Well, I am going to give these back, because they're a little fragile.

Miller
Mmkay.

Reisz
So you said ya'll have had that house and that property for how long?

Miller
1946, I believe.

Reisz
Yeah? Still living there and, ah…

Miller
Still living there. The house's still standing. [laughs]

Reisz
Now you brought these particular pictures to be scanned today, because they are—they are very significant to you? And you wanted to make sure you had digital copies, right?

Miller
[nods] Yes.

Reisz 
Is there one in particular that you really wanted to make sure that got scanned? Was it the picture, the deed, or everything?

Miller
Everything.

Reisz
Everything. Well alright. Any stories you'd like to share?

Miller
No. I can't think of any right now.

Reisz
Okay. Well, that's it. We just wanted to know a little bit about the items that you brought today and how you heard about us, and, ah, that's it. Nice and easy.

Miller
Okay.

Reisz
Thank you very much.

Miller
You're welcome.

Reisz
We really appreciate it. 

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Reisz, Autumn

Interviewee

Miller, Algerine

Location

UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida

Original Format

1 digital audio/video recording

Duration

3 minutes and 9 seconds

Bit Rate/Frequency

263kbps

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