Interview with seafood dealer George Kirvin

Type:

Sound

Date:

10/09/1986

Item:

Audio recording

Folder:

Tape 6-7

Container:

6

Series:

S1592

Download: MP3

Download: MP3

General Note/Comment

  • Two audio cassettes. Interview with well-known seafood dealer Kirvin. In 1965, he won a Governor's Award for contribution to Florida seafood. He discusses his start as a fisher and a boat captain; Apalachicola Bay; his start in dealing seafood in 1960s; local contributions and activities; Governor's Award; rifts between commerical and sports fishing; politics; family history; learning fishing; local history; fishing; seining; mullet fishing; locating fish; oystering; and hurricanes. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. Also available on reel to reel (reels 6-7). The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.

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