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Emigration and immigration
Interview with Jacksonville Greek festival manager William Bacalis
- One audio cassette. Bacalis, who at the time of interview a business manager at Methodist Hospital, was born in Virginia and moved to Jacksonville in 1955. He discusses his Greek parents;the Greek Orthodox Church; Greek schools; the first festival in 1978; planning for the festivals; Greek food; and maintaining Greek traditions across the generations. 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.