41 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Ethnicity or Nationality is exactly "German American"
Harold Dunn with his circus wood carvings

Harold Dunn with his circus wood carvings

Date
Description
One proof with 30 black and white images (plus negatives). The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie Fant; and in February 1988 by Nancy Nusz. Using a 35mm camera and a Sony tape recorder, and funded through a NEA grant,the two fieldworkers spoke with over fifty informants in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, resulting in 20 participants chosen for a special SW Florida folklife area at the 36th Annual Florida Folk Festival.
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Harold Dunn with his circus wood carvings

Harold Dunn with his circus wood carvings

Date
1988-01
Description
Sixty-five color slides. The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie Fant; and in February 1988 by Nancy Nusz. Using a 35mm camera and a Sony tape recorder, and funded through a NEA grant,the two fieldworkers spoke with over fifty informants in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, resulting in 20 participants chosen for a special SW Florida folklife area at the 36th Annual Florida Folk Festival.
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Interview with circus performer Erik Adams

Interview with circus performer Erik Adams

Date
1982-01-06
Description
One reel to reel. Adams was an animal trainer and circus performer. In the interview, he discusses training dogs and chimpanzees; the differences between carnivals and circuses; types of circus performers; and life in the traveling circus. Copied onto audiocassette C83-26. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
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Interview with coach maker-wheelwright John Luther

Interview with coach maker-wheelwright John Luther

Date
1992-07-26
Description
One audio cassette. An electric fan can be heard throughout. Luther discusses wagon making, his early life in Pennsylvania, and other jobs he held. Luther was a German American originally from Pennsylvania, who learned wheelwrighting and coach making from the Amish. At the time, he was a farmer and veterinarian technician living in McAlpin. Richardson was a farmer, lived in Live Oak, and often used mules and wagons. For more information see S 1644, box 10, folder 6. 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, later replaced by first folklorist Peter Roller, then folklorist Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Interview with coach maker-wheelwright John Luther

Interview with coach maker-wheelwright John Luther

Date
1991-12-15
Description
One audio cassette. Luther was a German American originally from Pennsylvania, who learned wheelwrighting and coach making from the Amish. At the time, he was a farmer and veterinarian technician living in McAlpin. Richardson was a farmer, lived in Live Oak, and often used mules and wagons. For more information see S 1644, box 10, folder 6. 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, later replaced by first folklorist Peter Roller, then folklorist Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Interview with coach maker-wheelwright John Luther

Interview with coach maker-wheelwright John Luther

Date
1992-04-05
Description
One audio cassette. Luther was a German American originally from Pennsylvania, who learned wheelwrighting and coach making from the Amish. At the time, he was a farmer and veterinarian technician living in McAlpin. Richardson was a farmer, lived in Live Oak, and often used mules and wagons. For more information see S 1644, box 10, folder 6. 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, later replaced by first folklorist Peter Roller, then folklorist Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Interview with Hungarian embroiderers Margaret Horvath and Elizabeth Spreckelsen

Interview with Hungarian embroiderers Margaret Horvath and Elizabeth Spreckelsen

Date
1985-03-06
Description
One audio cassette. Spreckelsen apprenticed under Margaret Horvath in 1984-1985. Horvath was a Hungarian and moved to the U.S. in 1970. Spreckelsen was from a German American family in New York City. They discuss immigration; family history; learning embroidery; types of Hungarian embroidery; designs; and teaching embroidery. For a transcript, see S 1640, box 2, folder 9. 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, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Interview with Rabbi Yitzclok Adler

Interview with Rabbi Yitzclok Adler

Date
1984-08-16
Description
One audio cassette. Born in New York City to German parents, Adler spent most of his life in the US South. He discusses Judaism in the South including his training to be a rabbi; the art of Torah scroll writing; repairing Torah scrolls; Torah origins and interpretations; activities associated with the Sabbath; laws of Kosher; the Jewish community in Jacksonville; Jewish holidays; rites of passage: naming, circumcision, redemption of first born, bar mitzvah; significance of the synagogue; and anti-Semitism. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. 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, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Interview with wood carver Harold Dunn

Interview with wood carver Harold Dunn

Date
1986-12-12
Description
Three audio cassettes. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Mary Brandenburg interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Mary Brandenburg interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-08-28
Description
One audio cassette. Brandenburg was originally from Pennsylvania; her family was part of the Gaudy Dutch, famous for their hex paintings. She discusses basket making; types of baskets (pine needle, willow); designs; lids and handles; her family history; learning the art from her mother; moving to Florida; and uses of her baskets.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Harold Dunn with his circus wood carvingsHarold Dunn with his circus wood carvingsStill ImageCarvers (Decorative artists)
Fieldwork
Wood carving
Material culture
Decorative arts
Woodwork
Miniatures
Miniature craft
Figurines
Circus
Wood carvers
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Harold Dunn with his circus wood carvingsHarold Dunn with his circus wood carvingsStill ImageCarvers (Decorative artists)
Fieldwork
Wood carving
Material culture
Decorative arts
Woodwork
Miniatures
Miniature craft
Figurines
Circus
Wood carvers
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a_s1576_t82-035Interview with circus performer Erik AdamsSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Animal training
Apes
Performing arts
Chimpanzees
Circus
Carnivals
Dogs
Traveling theater
Dog trainers
Entertainers
Animal trainers
Circus performers
Circus workers
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a_s1640_23_tape22Interview with coach maker-wheelwright John LutherSoundWoodworkers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Carriages and carts
Wagons
Transportation
Personal experience narratives
Wheels
Coaching (Transportation)
Oral histories
Life histories
Occupational groups
Wheelwrights
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a_s1640_23_tape21Interview with coach maker-wheelwright John LutherSoundWoodworkers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Carriages and carts
Wagons
Transportation
Personal experience narratives
Wheels
Coaching (Transportation)
Oral histories
Life histories
Occupational groups
Wheelwrights
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a_s1640_23_tape20Interview with coach maker-wheelwright John LutherSoundWoodworkers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Carriages and carts
Wagons
Transportation
Personal experience narratives
Wheels
Coaching (Transportation)
Oral histories
Life histories
Occupational groups
Wheelwrights
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a_s1640_20_tape10Interview with Hungarian embroiderers Margaret Horvath and Elizabeth SpreckelsenSoundNeedleworkers
Embroiderers
Apprentices
Interviews
Sound recordings
Emigration and immigration
Family history
Embroidery
Needlework
German Americans
Hungarians Americans
Teaching of folklore
Textile arts
Decorative arts
Design
Life histories
Oral histories
Occupational groups
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a_s1576_23_c86-195Interview with Rabbi Yitzclok AdlerSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Jewish Americans
Religion
Religious rites
Naming practices
Rites of passage
Holidays
Judaism
Churches
Synagogues
Antisemitism
Jews
Torah
Bar mitzvah
Confirmation (Jewish rite)
Scrolls
Rabbis
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a_s1708_04_tape06Interview with wood carver Harold DunnSoundFieldwork
Circus wagons
Material culture
Wagons
Woodwork
Wood carving
Decorative arts
Wood craft
Woodworking tools
Workshops
Miniatures
Miniature craft
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Carvers (Decorative artists)
Wood carvers
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a_s1685_04_tape05Mary Brandenburg interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundBasket making
Field recordings
German Americans
Interviews
Baskets
Pine straw
Family history
Oral narratives
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