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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Coker, Marilyn Roberts"
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Interview with Myakka City postmistress Marilyn Roberts Coker

Interview with Myakka City postmistress Marilyn Roberts Coker

Date
1984-02-04
Description
One reel to reel. Coker discusses growing up in Myakka, including piano lessons, going to school, the old-timers, and the birth of her children there. She also talks about the local post office, which was a social center, as well as her job with the Federal postal service. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
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a_s1576_t85-220Interview with Myakka City postmistress Marilyn Roberts CokerSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Community culture
Occupational folklore
Occupational training
Post office buildings
Postal service
Postmasters
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