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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "DuBois, William, 1915-1995"
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Pepper farmer William DuBois

Pepper farmer William DuBois

Two color slides. DuBois is the owner of Dubois Farms, Inc. He was about to deliver a talk to Palm Springs Elementary School students in the images. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
William & Lois DuBois interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

William & Lois DuBois interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Three audio cassettes. William & Lois DuBois discuss farming peppers. W. DuBois moved to Florida from Oklahoma in 1934, and married L. DuBois in 1936. They began growing green beans, squash, and lima beans before moving to peppers. In the interview, they discuss farm life; planting, growing, harvesting, and selling peppers; types of peppers; diseases and care of peppers; the many jobs needed to grow and sell peppers; farm labor relations; farm brokers; life in Deland and Boynton Beach; land development; cattle ranching; and related legal issues of pepper farming in Florida.
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Pepper farmer William DuBoisPepper farmer William DuBoisStill ImageFieldwork
Teaching of folklore
Elementary schools
a_s1685_05_tape29William & Lois DuBois interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Oral narratives
Family farms
Farm life
Agricultural workers
Local histories
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