53 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Event Name is exactly "Library Folklife Program"
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Interview with Lloyd Earl McMullian, Sr.

Interview with Lloyd Earl McMullian, Sr.

Date
1983-04-16
Description
Two audio cassettes. C83-102: Macmillan discussed how Two Egg, Florida, and Paramour, Florida, were named; his birth in Grand Ridge, Florida, in 1910; his and his father's work in turpentining; getting into the farming business after the turpentining industry's decline; farming with mules and, later, with tractors in the 1930s; raising peanuts, soy beans, and corn; his son's work in cattle farming; blacksmithing; canning and preserving food; and magic and omens in farming. He also tell stories about voting Republican due to promises of racial equality and talks about "Hoover Days" and the Depression; old farming sayings and practices; and making moonshine from cane skimmings. C83-103: McMullian discusses visiting the Florida Folk Festival; collecting antique engines as a hobby; the turpentining process; tally calls and tally boards; "raking" trees; enjoying his work in the turpentine industry; bank loans; and trains and business transportation. In addition, he tells a story about the first toilet he ever saw and talks about losing crops in droughts and from nematodes; his father's employment in a large farm; fiddle and piano music and dances; Sacred Harp music; African-Americans; square dancing and clogging; serenades, housewarmings, and quilting parties; and farming in cold weather.
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Interview with Fred Williams

Interview with Fred Williams

Date
1983-04-16
Description
Two audio cassettes. C83-104: Williams, born in Sneads, Florida, in 1923, discusses being raised in a rural farming family in Jackson County, Florida; joining the Army and using his disabled veterans' pension to start his own farm; the character of his family; life during the "Hoover Days" of the Depression; the Wesleyan Church creating a sense of civic community; farming under President Roosevelt's government policies; serving in the military and being injured in Europe during World War Two; being disabled; family sayings; and sacred harp singing in northern Alabama. In addition, he also talks about hog killing, smoking meat, mule plowing and other routines on the farm. C83-105: Williams talks about making homemade brooms; giving homemade brooms and bonnets to the elderly; the proliferation of modern technology; physical and mental challenges involved in farming; attending church revivals and going fishing in the summertime; training mules; and serenadings, weddings, and cane grindings. In addition, he remarks upon black quartet singing, his marriage, his political career and political outlook, and his religious views, including his outlook on the bible, Israel, and his favorable regard for Jews.
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Interview with Ida Sessions

Interview with Ida Sessions

Date
1983-05-05
Description
One audio cassette. Sessions, a quilter, was born in Winston County, Alabama, and was eighty-two years old at the time of the interview. In the interview, she discusses coming to Winter Garden, Florida, in the 1920s; learning to quilt from her mother; the tools and methods used in quilting; and quilting patterns such as "rail fence", "trip around the world", "butterfly," "girl with umbrella" and others. In addition, she describes growing up on a farm and planting crops by signs and omens.
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Interview with Gene Rawls

Interview with Gene Rawls

Date
1983-05-07
Description
Two audio cassettes. Rawls, an auctioneer at a cattlemen's market in Lakeland and Tampa, talks about working in agriculture. He discusses attending auctioneering school in Iowa; learning agribusiness; having stage fright; working with and controlling crowds of people; how to begin an auction; controlling his voice; the longest sale (it started on a Thursday afternoon at 1:00 PM and ended that Wednesday at 7:00 AM); learning how to talk fast; the use of "hot shots," improvements in the quality of cattle in Florida; and methods in taking care of his voice including taking a lot of vitamin A, putting salt water in one's nose, and drinking Gatorade; and dealing with hecklers and crooks.
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Interview with Alligator wrestler Richard Bowers

Interview with Alligator wrestler Richard Bowers

Date
1983-05-04
Description
Two audio cassettes. Bowers, an alligator wrestler at Native Village near Hollywood Reservation, was born in Fort Lauderdale in 1955. In the interview, he discusses growing up in a rural family and learning to alligator wrestle after a 4-H agent suggested he try it. He learned the practice from Johnny Buck, an old alligator wrestler. He explains how he received his first job from Chairman Billie and says never had any serious injuries. In addition, he discusses the relationship that grew between the Seminoles and alligators; how the Seminoles view alligator wrestling; how the capture the alligators; codes and regulations; the biggest alligator he wrestled (one that was 10 feet long); alligators' differing personalities and their aggressiveness; praying to thank the alligator after a wrestling match; wrestling techniques and other issues.
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Interview with rancher Harris W. Fussell

Interview with rancher Harris W. Fussell

Date
1983-05-07
Description
Two audio cassettes. Fussell, a rancher, was born three miles north of Polk City in a log cabin. In the interview, he discusses his family's background in ranching and hunting; people in his community working doing roadwork for one week a year in order to pay their taxes; raising cattle and hogs; no fence laws; branding and ear marks; the introduction of new types of cattle; differences in dress between "cowboys" from the west and those in Florida; tools used in Florida ranching; cattle dogs and horses; selling and marketing cattle; and transporting cattle to market. In addition, he also talks about the foods they ate while traveling such as smoked bacon and sweet potatoes; ways in which they entertained themselves including music, frolics, and square dancing; and his views on hunting and conservation.

 

 

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Interview with saddlemaker Jim (J.D.) Cauley

Interview with saddlemaker Jim (J.D.) Cauley

Date
1983-06-20
Description
One audio cassette. The interview took place at J.D.'s Feed and Saddle Store. He discusses saddle making; history of ranching in Florida; woods burning; cattle drives; saddle types; saddle patterns; tools used for making saddles; teaching nephew David Cauley how to make saddles; stampeding; rodeos; and methods of making saddles. David later was an apprenticeship under J.D. for the Folklife program, 1984-1985.
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Bartow Library Program: What is Folklife

Bartow Library Program: What is Folklife

Date
1983-06-20
Description
One audio cassettes. Presentation at the Bartow Public Library, in connection with the Pursuits and Pastimes exhibit, about folklife. Dyen, a folklorist with the Florida Bureau of Folklife, explains the profession using holidays and foods as her examples. She also explains the project and the Florida Folk Festival.
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Bartow Library Program: Ranching and Saddle Making

Bartow Library Program: Ranching and Saddle Making

Date
1983-06-20
Description
Two audio cassettes. Presentation at the Bartow Public Library, in connection with the Pursuits and Pastimes exhibit, on Florida ranching. Folklorist Dyen began with a history of Florida cattle ranching, including fence laws, cowboy music (including songs by Bob Tinsley), stories (including recording of Bone Mizell story by Frog Smith), brands, and tools used. Cauley, a saddle maker, talks about saddles and their construction. He discusses tools and materials used, types and uses of saddles, as well as the life of a cowman, the use of dogs, and the clothing and tools used in the profession.
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Jackson County Library Program: What is Folklife

Jackson County Library Program: What is Folklife

Date
1983-07-20
Description
One audio cassettes. Presentation at the Jackson County Public Library in Marianna, in connection with the Pursuits and Pastimes exhibit, about folklife. Dyen, a folklorist with the Florida Bureau of Folklife, explains the profession using the Panhandle area as her example. Dyen discusses ethnic groups (Creeks, African Americans, and Anglo Americans), occupational groups (netmaking, fishing), and dialects. She also explains the project and the Florida Folk Festival.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_10_c83-102Interview with Lloyd Earl McMullian, Sr.SoundTurpentiners
Farmer
Fieldwork
Interviews
Local history
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Turpentine industry and trade
Turpentining
Agriculture
Farm life
Family farming
Great Depression
Tractors
Mules
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a_s1576_10_c83-104Interview with Fred WilliamsSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Local history
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Turpentine industry and trade
Turpentining
Agriculture
Farm life
Family farming
Great Depression
New Deal, 1933-1939
Musical tradition, sacred
Shape note singing
World War, 1939-1945
Broom making
Farmer
Broom makers
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a_s1576_10_c83-106Interview with Ida SessionsSoundQuiltmakers
Needleworkers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Local history
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Quilting
Quilts
Elderly, the
Farm life
Family farming
Great Depression
Needlework
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a_s1576_10_c83-107Interview with Gene RawlsSoundAuctioneers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Local history
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Auctioneering
Auctions
Selling
Oral performance
Agriculture
Livestock
Cattle
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a_s1576_10_c83-109Interview with Alligator wrestler Richard BowersSoundWrestlers
Performers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Local history
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Seminole Indians
Indian reservations
Alligators
Animals
Performing arts
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Tourism
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a_s1576_11_c83-111Interview with rancher Harris W. FussellSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Local history
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Ranch life
Ranches
Animals
Livestock
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Fences
Cattle
Cattle brands
Livestock brands
Performers
Ranchers
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a_s1576_11_c83-113Interview with saddlemaker Jim (J.D.) CauleySoundLeather workers
Saddle maker
Interviews
Sound recordings
Life histories
Oral histories
Leather craft
Leather goods
Saddles
Saddlery
Horses Equipment and supplies
Horse industry
Rodeo
Ropework
Cattle
Livestock industry
Ranching
Tools
Occupational groups
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a_s1576_11_c83-118Bartow Library Program: What is FolklifeSoundFolklife
Workshops (Adult education)
Teaching of folklore
Libraries
Oral education
Holidays and festivals
Food
Festivals
Public speaking
Folklorists
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a_s1576_11_c83-119Bartow Library Program: Ranching and Saddle MakingSoundRanchers
Saddle maker
Occupational folklore
Workshops (Adult education)
Occupational groups
Libraries
Oral education
Ranching
Cattle
Folklorists
Florida history
Public speaking
Saddles
Saddlery
Leather craft
Work songs
Working dogs
Horses Equipment and supplies
Clothing and dress
Cowboys
Leather workers
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a_s1576_11_c83-121Jackson County Library Program: What is FolklifeSoundFolklife
Workshops (Adult education)
Teaching of folklore
Libraries
Oral education
Netmaking
Fishing
Occupational folklore
Public speaking
Regional dialects
Folklore
Folklorists
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