3 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Richards, Albert "Corky," 1942-2008"
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Corky Richards making oyster tongs

Corky Richards making oyster tongs

Date
1986-11-06
Description
One contact sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of Corky Richards making oyster tongs. He also worked as a cabinetmaker. More images can be found in S 1577, v. 45. 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.
Collection
Interview with oyster tong maker Corky Richards

Interview with oyster tong maker Corky Richards

Date
1986-11-07
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Corky Richards on making oyster tongs. He discusses carpentry; work as a cabinet maker; making tongs; local oystermen; and use of the tongs. For images of Richards, see S 1577, v. 45. 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.
Collection
Rodney and Corky Richards making oyster tongs

Rodney and Corky Richards making oyster tongs

Date
1987-03
Description
Thirty color slides. Rodney served as Corky's apprentice between 1986 and 1987. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Corky Richards making oyster tongsCorky Richards making oyster tongsStill ImageArtisans
Welders (Persons)
Fieldwork
Oyster tongs
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Metal craft
Material culture
Workshops
Workplace
Labor
Tools
Occupational groups
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a_s1592_06_tape13Interview with oyster tong maker Corky RichardsSoundFieldwork
Oyster tongs
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Metal craft
Material culture
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Interviewing
Interviews
Occupational groups
Life histories
Artisans
Welders (Persons)
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Rodney and Corky Richards making oyster tongsRodney and Corky Richards making oyster tongsStill ImageWelders (Persons)
Fieldwork
Metal craft
Oyster tongs
Workshops
Workplace
Material culture
Seafood industry
Occupational groups
Apprentices
Teaching of folklore
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