The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.
Tidewater Virginians have long relied on the water for sustenance. Narrators recount how their cooking has roots in Native settlements along marshes and rivers, seventeenth-century English occupation at Jamestown, lively nineteenth-century trade up the bay to Baltimore, and twentieth-century beach and yacht club tourism.
This project explores the careers of Anne Byrn, Debbie Moose, Donna Battle Pierce, Dotty Griffith, Elaine Corn, Jean…
The South is now experiencing a regional grain renaissance. This oral history project shares the stories of farmers, millers, and bakers who have rejected the industrial system and prioritized great taste.