Interview with cast net maker Max Dooley

Type:

Sound

Date:

12/15/1992

Item:

Audio recordings

Container:

24

Series:

S1640

Item ID:

Tapes 6 and 8

General Note/Comment

  • Two audio cassettes. Originally born in Georgia, Dooley was a long-time Florida fisher and net. Dooley discusses his early life, learning net making, types of nets, tools, and techniques, and methods of throwing the net. For more information, see S 1644, box 11, folder 7. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller, and then Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.

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