Interview with fisher William Christopher

Type:

Sound

Date:

06/26/1988

Item:

Audio recording

Container:

4

Series:

S1618

Item ID:

Tape 24

General Note/Comment

  • One audio cassette. A lifelong Jacksonville resident, Christopher discusses commercial fishing. Topics include his job at Lewis and Sons Fish Market; fish catching methods; gill nets; drag nets; hoop nets; fishing seasons; local boatbuilding; fish cooking; fishing superstitions; and the future of fishing. For slides of Christopher, and other fish house workers, see S 1577, v. 55. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.

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