An Introduction

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I’m Kana, a third year History AOC at the New College of Florida in Sarasota. This semester Joy and I will be exploring the community of Sarasota during World War I for the Century America project.

I’m excited to start conducting research with Joy since I would like to discover what Sarasota was like during the World War I period. Last semester, I worked on an oral history project that focused on local residents and their experiences growing up in the community. The oral history project was my first opportunity in exploring the history of Sarasota and it got me hooked!

Sarasota has a wonderful collection of archival sources such as the Sarasota County Historical Resources Center. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to meet up with Joy yet to visit the Resources Center since I haven’t been in town. January is ISP month at New College so we don’t have classes. I have been working on my project from home in Miami. I’ll be returning to Sarasota at the end of week and will delve into the archives as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

– Kana


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