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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Gavin, Wilbert"
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Big Bend Folklife demonstrations at the 1981 Florida State Fair

Big Bend Folklife demonstrations at the 1981 Florida State Fair

Date
1981-02-13
Description
Seven reel to reels. Recordings of the folklife demonstration booths at the Florida State Fair. Informants at the Big Bend Folklife Area include Wakulla Springs boat drivers (Jackson/Gavin) and the Polka Sweethearts.
Collection
Boat drivers at Wakulla Springs

Boat drivers at Wakulla Springs

Date
1980-10
Description
Eighty-one color slides. Images of Wakulla Springs boat drivers. Glass bottom boat tour over the deep springs had been going on since the late 1800s. Many of these drivers are descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. One tale/feature was Henry the Pole Vaulting Fish, a bass fish that jumped over a pole (actually scratching its gills). The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Drivers pictured: George Bower(640-657, 813-814); Jackson (765-781); Moretz (784-785); and Gavin (790-793). Henry the fish pictured in 759-763, 781. Also includes are images of the river, alligators, fish, cypress trees, and plant life.
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Boat tours at Wakulla Springs

Boat tours at Wakulla Springs

Date
1980-10
Description
Seventy-seven color slides. Images of boat tours at Wakulla Springs, a tourist attraction dating back to the 1930s. Many of the tours and features (such as the pole vaulting fish, a bass fish which rubs its gills on a wooden pole in the spring) date back to the 1800s. Images include the river, fauna and flora, the springs, the boat drivers and their boats, and the attraction's 1938 lodge. (Today the area is a state park.) Most of these images are duplicated in S 1577, v. 7, S81-741 - S81-820.
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Demonstrations of Big Bend Folklife at the Florida Folk Festival

Demonstrations of Big Bend Folklife at the Florida Folk Festival

Date
1982-05
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images, plus negatives. Demonstrations at the Florida Folk Festival, culled from fieldwork performed by the Big Bend Folklife Survey. 1-6: Wakulla Springs boat drivers Hawk Jackson and Wilbert Gavin; 7-11: Feather baster; 12:-20: Czechoslovakian needlework by Isabel Skrceny; 21-36: Various festival images.
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Demonstrations of Big Bend Folklife at the Florida Folk Festival

Demonstrations of Big Bend Folklife at the Florida Folk Festival

Date
1982-05
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images, plus negatives. Demonstrations at the Florida Folk Festival, culled from fieldwork performed by the Big Bend Folklife Survey. 1-4: Woody Woodward 5, 11: Boatdriver Wilbert Gavin of Wakulla Springs; 6, 12-13: Pysanka eggs; 7-9; 14-24: Isabel Skrceny and her Czechoslovakian needlework; 25-26, 32-36: Eric Youvanski; 29-31: Visitors at the Woody Woodward booth; 28: Czechoslovakian needlework.
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Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1981-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Smith and Gavin were boat drivers at Wakulla Springs. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7. The Makley Family were from Jacksonville. Older was a fiddler from Lake Hamilton. Wind That Shakes the Barley band were from Tampa. Schuman, of Gainesville, played the autoharp (chorded zither).
Collection
Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

Date
1981-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Collection
Images for the Library Folklife Program, Pastimes and Pursuits

Images for the Library Folklife Program, Pastimes and Pursuits

Date
1983
Description
Ten 8x12 color images. Duplicates of earlier fieldwork photographs, these prints were created for the Library Folklife Program, Pursuits and Pastimes. Includes Wilbert Gavin and Hawk Jackson driving tour boats at Wakulla Springs, Joe Klotz driving a boat at Silver Springs, a woman in a quince dress, Edenfield with his hunting dogs, Jones making fishing lures, Phem making a rice basket, Sheppard making a whip, Vietnamese dancers at the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival, and a worker making a citrus ladder. A traveling exhibit concerning the occupational groups in Florida relating to tourism and recreation. The exhibit used text and images from the Folklife Program's fieldwork files. There was also a booklet that accompanied the exhibit (found in S 1606, box 2, folder 5). More images of the exhibit can be found in S 1606, box 2, folder 1, and box 1, folder 9.
Collection
Interview with Wakulla Springs boat driver Wilbert Gavin

Interview with Wakulla Springs boat driver Wilbert Gavin

Date
1980-11-08
Description
One reel to reel. Gavin discusses snakes, tourists, joking on the tours, Northerners vs. native Floridians, tall tales, rhymes, selling used cars, and white boatmen versus African American boatmen. Boat tours have been given at the springs since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s, and became a Florida state park in 1987. Images of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

Saturday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

Date
1981-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Jackson and Gavin were boat drivers at Wakulla Springs. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Singer-songwriter-guitarist McLean played & sang while Lais interpreted his songs through dance.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t81-027Big Bend Folklife demonstrations at the 1981 Florida State FairSoundFestivals
Fairs
Demonstrations
Craft
Folklife
Boat drivers
Occupational folklore
African Americans
Public speaking
Polka music
Oral narratives
Polka
Performing arts
Music performance
Boat driver
Folklorists
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Tour guides (Persons)
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Boat drivers at Wakulla SpringsBoat drivers at Wakulla SpringsStill ImageTourists
Tourism
Ecotourism
African Americans
Fishes
Boat drivers
Boat driving
Rivers
Waterways
Transportation
Oral performance
Nature
Fauna
Flora
Birds
Trees
Amusement parks
Wildlife watching industry
Occupational groups
Boat driver
Tour guides (Persons)
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Boat tours at Wakulla SpringsBoat tours at Wakulla SpringsStill ImageFieldwork
Boats
Boats and boating
Boat drivers
Boat driving
Glass bottom boats
Fishes
Rivers
Springs
Transportation
Docks
Waterways
Tour guides (Persons)
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tourists
Hotels
Alligators
Boat driver
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Demonstrations of Big Bend Folklife at the Florida Folk FestivalDemonstrations of Big Bend Folklife at the Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Demonstrations
African Americans
Needlework
Textile arts
Woven goods
Material culture
Boat driver
Needleworkers
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Demonstrations of Big Bend Folklife at the Florida Folk FestivalDemonstrations of Big Bend Folklife at the Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Fishing lures
Needlework
Fishing tackle
Baitworms
Textile arts
Demonstrations
Woven goods
African Americans
Boat driving
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Artisans
Boat driver
Needleworkers
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a_s1576_t81-035Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Oral performance
Tours
Boat drivers
Yodeling
Old time music
Storytelling
Fiddle music
Reels
Jigs
Dance music
Arts, Irish
Songs, Irish
Autoharp music
Zither music
Singers
Musicians
Boat driver
Storytellers
Fiddlers
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Tour guides (Persons)
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a_s1576_t81-037Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Musical groups
Arts, Irish
Songs, Irish
Hornpipes
Dance music
Fiddle music
Banjo music
Old time music
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Diddly bow
Clogging
Clog dancing
Musicians
Singers
Bands (Music)
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Images for the Library Folklife Program, Pastimes and PursuitsImages for the Library Folklife Program, Pastimes and PursuitsStill ImageBoat driver
Woodworkers
Whip maker
Basket maker
Ecotourism
Tourism
Folk dance
Clothing and dress
Whips
Whip making
Fishing lures
Dogs
Vietnamese
Basket making
Boat driving
Dancers
Hunters
Tour guides (Persons)
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a_s1576_t81-003Interview with Wakulla Springs boat driver Wilbert GavinSoundFieldwork
Boats and boating
Oral performance
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tours
Boat drivers
Transportation
Springs
Attractions
Interviews
Waterways
Fauna
Flora
Occupational folklore
Occupational training
Boat driver
Orators
Tour guides (Persons)
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a_s1576_t81-048Saturday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Folk singers
Guitar music
Boat drivers
African Americans
Ecotourism
Oral performance
Tours
Vietnamese Americans
Arts, Vietnamese
Women dancers
Dance
International dances
Folk dancing
Singers
Musicians
Dancers
Guitarist
Boat driver
Orators
Tour guides (Persons)
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