It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.
William Murtagh

Letter-Stories Archive

Like improv with a fountain pen, this pilot is a writing project with seven masters and doctors of creative writing collaborating to create a fictional archive of letter-stories told through handwritten letters, photographs, ephemera, documents, etc.

Letter-Stories Archive

WAIF

She couldn’t even say her name. I had to find my woman who abandoned my mother, and the rest of my mother’s secret family, on my own. You can read about my memoir research here:

Secret Boxes

WWI Serviceman’s Notebook

Found in an antique shop, this notebook is filled with the accounts of a WWI American soldier’s tour. The owner’s name is missing, but clues may lead me to eventually returning this treasure to his family.

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Zion Cemetery Family Search

Though the memory of Zion Cemetery had been erased, the cultural heritage of some of these families has always existed right here in Tampa for more than a hundred years. They deserve to be recognized through the Florida Genealogical Society’s Century Families Program.

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