Oral History of Thomas D. Wright

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Title

Oral History of Thomas D. Wright

Alternative Title

Oral History, Wright

Subject

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

Description

An oral history with Thomas D. Wright, a surfer and lawyer with Wright, Casey & Stowers, P.L. in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Wright was born in Florida on April 8, 1951. Other topics discussed in the oral history include growing up in New Smyrna Beach, how others perceive surfers, the evolution of surfing, how surfing affects society, surfboards preference, surfing contests, how New Smyrna Beach was affected by surfing, and plans to establish the East Coast Surfing Museum.

Abstract

Oral history interview of Thomas D. Wright. Interview conducted by Dakota Hull at Daytona State College, New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Table Of Contents

0:00:00 Introduction
0:00:35 Growing up in New Smyrna Beach
0:01:20 Surfing influences
0:02:23 Others' perception of surfers
0:04:24 Surfing memories and impact on Wright's life
0:06:40 Evolution of surfing
0:08:49 Traveling to surf
0:10:16 Surfing as an adult
0:10:47 Inspiration for surfing
0:11:41 How surfing affects society
0:13:03 Obstacles and injuries
0:14:48 Emotions that surfing invokes
0:16:43 Career and education
0:17:46 Learning to surf
0:18:55 How surfing influences his life outside of the beach
0:19:29 Surfboard preference
0:20:20 Teaching others to surf
0:20:49 Surfing contests
0:22:47 Other water activities
0:23:36 How New Smyrna Beach was affected by surfing
0:25:16 East Coast Surfing Museum
0:26:47 Surfing magazine

Creator

Hull, Dakota
Wright, Thomas D.

Source

Wright, Thomas D. Interview by Dakota Hull. Daytona State College, New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus. August 1, 2013. Audio/video record available. Daytona State College, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Date Created

2013-08-01

Date Modified

2014-02-11

Contributor

Brandon, Anthony
Hendrix, William
Hull, Dallas
Panich, Sarah

Is Part Of

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

Format

video/mp4

Extent

131 MB

Medium

28-minute and 41-second audio/video recording

Language

eng

Type

Moving Image

Coverage

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Nags Head, North Carolina
Tampa, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Dakota Hull and Thomas D. Wright and publisheded 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.
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

Hull, Dakota

Interviewee

Wright, Thomas D.

Original Format

1 audio/video recording

Duration

28 minutes and 41 seconds

Bit Rate/Frequency

192kbps

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