Oral History of Kem McNair

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Title

Oral History of Kem McNair

Alternative Title

Oral History, McNair

Subject

New Smyrna Beach (Fla.)
Oral history--United States
Surfing--United States
Surfers--United States
Surfboards

Description

An oral history with Kem McNair, a surfer, artist, musician, photographer, and owner of McNair Computer Arts LLC in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Born on December 27, 1952, McNair moved from southern Georgia to Central Florida around 1962. He learned to surf and became a member of the Surfari Club for many years. McNair has competed in various surfing contests and has won various championships, including the Florida Surfing Championship, and was a member of the Hobie Surf Team. Other topics discussed in the oral history include memories of Central Florida, the Surfari Club, learning how to surf, how surfing has changed over time, injuries McNair suffered from surfing, and traveling to surfing competitions.

Abstract

Oral history interview of Kem McNair. Interview conducted by Irene Pump and Lindsay Hemings at Daytona State College, New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Table Of Contents

00:00 Introduction
0:00:55 Central Florida memories
0:01:53 Surfari Club
0:03:10 Learning to surf
0:06:11 How surfing has changed over time
0:09:36 Injuries and memories
0:23:56 New Smyrna Beach
0:26:05 Surfing contests
0:30:51 Surfari Club parties
0:32:05 Favorite aspect of surfing

Creator

Pump, Irene
Hemings, Lindsay
McNair, Kem

Source

McNair, Kem. Interview by Irene Pump and Lindsay Hemings. Daytona State College, New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus. July 18, 2013. Audio/video record available. Daytona State College, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Date Created

2013-07-18

Date Modified

2014-02-11

Contributor

Gallant, Darin
Knopp, Adam
Long, Frankie
Rood, James
Testerman, Alyssa

Is Part Of

Daytona State College Collection, Volusia County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

video/mp4

Extent

354 MB

Medium

35-minute and 22-second audio/video recording

Language

eng

Type

Moving Image

Coverage

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
Witch's Rock, Santa Rosa National Park, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Ollie's Point, Santa Rosa National Park, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Irene Pump, Lindsay Hemings, and Kem McNair, and published by the Daytona State College School for Behavior and Social Sciences.

Rights Holder

Copyright to the resource is held by Daytona State College and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

History Skill Building Project 2013, School for Behavior and Social Sciences, Daytona State College

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Sweett, Lawrence J. New Smyrna Beach. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2006.
Cumiskey, Kate. Surfing in New Smyrna Beach. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2010.
"History." City of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. http://www.cityofnsb.com/198/History.
"About the Club." Smyrna Surfari Club. http://smyrnasurfariclub.com/.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Pump, Irene
Hemings, Lindsay

Interviewee

McNair, Kem

Location

Original Format

1 audio/video recording

Duration

35 minutes and 22 seconds

Bit Rate/Frequency

194kbps

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