Oral History: Bluegrass & Birria

In our Bluegrass and Birria oral history project, Gustavo Arellano and Delilah Snell document restaurant owners in Louisville and Lexington who represent different aspects of the Mexican experience.

In Memoriam

SFA remembers the founders, collaborators, and award winners who left us in 2016.

The SFA Take: What We Do

Watch a montage of oral history projects from 2016, compiled by our lead oral historian, Sara Wood, for our 2016 Southern Foodways Symposium.

#SFAGrad: Oral History

Meet the presenters of SFA’s Graduate Student Conference oral history panel.

Ira Wallace: Writer, Seed Saver, Educator

Ira Wallace is a seed saver, an educator, and the essential intellectual and physical energy behind Southern Exposure Seed Exchange—one of the country’s best known and most respected sources for heirloom and open-pollinated seeds.

The SFA Take: Back To School

Dr. Passidomo’s course, The South in Food, models how educators may use SFA content as a teaching tool in the classroom.

Meet Ira Lewis of Harkers Island

Ira Lewis grew up on the shores of Harkers Island fishing as his father did on Shackleford Banks. He joined the coast guard in 1938.

Harkers Island Listening Potluck

We will honor the folks who shared their stories for our Harkers Island oral history project with a listening room event and community potluck on Thursday, August 11 in Harkers Island, North Carolina.