Oral History of Sally Mackay

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Title

Oral History of Sally Mackay

Alternative Title

Oral History, Mackay

Subject

New Smyrna Beach (Fla.)
Mayors--United States
Art--Florida

Description

An oral history with Sally Mackay, former mayor of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and founder of the Hub on Canal, located at 132 Canal Street. Mackay migrated to Central Florida from Great Britain in 1973. In November of 2007, she was elected Mayor of New Smyrna Beach. She also served on the Volusia Council of Governments Executive Board, the Volusia League of Cities, and Florida League of Cities.

Abstract

Oral history interview of Sally Mackay. Interview conducted by Karen Botta, Ian Jones, Shannon Haley, Zachary McCormick, Brenna Broadway, and John Robert Grooms, Jr. at Daytona State College, New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Table Of Contents

00:00 Opening credits
00:15 Introduction
00:38 Memories of Central Florida
01:17 Migrating to the United States
03:44 Childhood household and expectations for success
05:38 Identity as a Brit and as an American
06:25 Ambitions as a youth
06:45 Anecdote about grandmother
08:20 Inspiration to join political life
09:25 Campaign for mayor
13:20 Founding The Hub on Central
17:00 Difficulties in being mayor and in opening an art studio
17:56 Feelings from opening her art studio
19:44 Experiences as mayor
20:47 Comparing immigration between now and then
21:42 Challenges of the immigration process
23:00 How life has changed
24:35 Mackay's personal message
25:17 Satisfaction with life and roles
27:45 Mackay's children
31:20 How society has changed during her lifetime
33:17 Conditions for the elderly
37:23 The Hub
38:06 How students can get involved with The Hub
42:52 Canal Street
43:06 General comments

Creator

Botta, Karen
Jones, Ian
Haley, Shannon
McCormick, Zachary
Broadway, Brenna
Grooms, John Robert, Jr.
Mackay, Sally

Source

Original 49-minute and 18-second oral history: Mackay, Sally. Interview by Karen Botta, Ian Jones, Shannon Haley, Zachary McCormick, Brenna Broadway, and John Robert Grooms, Jr. Daytona State College, New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus. November 12, 2013. Audio/video record available.

Date Created

2013-11-12

Date Modified

2014-12-10

Contributor

Grigas, Carol S.

Is Part Of

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

Format

video/mp4

Extent

288 MB

Medium

49-minute and 18-second audio/video recording

Language

eng

Type

Moving Image

Coverage

Surrey, England
Croydon High School, London, England, United Kingdom
The Hub on Canal, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally created 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.
"About." The Hub on Central. http://thehuboncanal.org/history/.
"Mayor Sally Mackay." City of New Smyrna Beach. http://www.cityofnsb.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/407.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Botta, Karen
Jones, Ian
Haley, Shannon
McCormick, Zachary
Broadway, Brenna
Grooms, John Robert, Jr.

Interviewee

Mackay, Sally

Location

Daytona State College, New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Bit Rate/Frequency

136kbps

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