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Interview with Geraldine Margerum and John Gavagan, Jr.

Interview with Geraldine Margerum and John Gavagan, Jr.

Three audio cassettes. Interview with Geraldine Margerum, whose family were long-time Mayport fishers. She discusses growing up in North Carolina; moving to Florida in the 1930s; working at a local Jacksonville restaurant; World War II; her father-in-law; a local Duval County judge; her husband's death at sea in 1956; Mayport in 1940s and 1950s; commercial fishing; pogy fishing (Menhaden); cooking mullet; stories of local residents; drug running in Mayport; and local legends. Recorded in her home in Neptune Beach. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.
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a_s1592_07_fmp86-adt004Interview with Geraldine Margerum and John Gavagan, Jr.SoundFieldwork
Sound recording
Life histories
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Family history
Shrimpers (persons)
Saltwater fishing
World War, 1939-1945
Cooking and dining
Seafood gathering
Cookery (Mullet)