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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Herpel, Frederick (Rick), 1950-"
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Field trip to Herpel Cast Floor Tile and Stone Company factory

Field trip to Herpel Cast Floor Tile and Stone Company factory

Date
1987-11
Description
Twenty color slides. Students from Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School. Images of the factory, examples of floor tiles, and Martha and Henry Herpel giving tours. 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.
Collection
Rick Herpel interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Rick Herpel interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-07-30
Description
One audio cassette. Herpel, owner of Herpel Cast Floor Tile and Stone Company, discusses his family history in Connecticut; the founding of the business in 1948 by his father, Henry; types of rock used; making stone tiles, grave markers, houses, and other masonry projects; moving to Florida to cash in on development; types of tiles; casting stone and tiles; his workers; his employment career; and learning the trade.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Field trip to Herpel Cast Floor Tile and Stone Company factoryField trip to Herpel Cast Floor Tile and Stone Company factoryStill ImageMerchants
Executives
Fieldwork
School field trips
Students
Elementary schools
Demonstrations
Tour guides (Persons)
Children
Tiles
Tours
Material culture
Occupational groups
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a_s1685_05_tape09Rick Herpel interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundMerchants
Executives
Field recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Business
Family history
Community enterprise
Stone structures
Stone, cast
Mason
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