41 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Ethnicity or Nationality is exactly "German American"
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Dr. Marcus Miller interview

Dr. Marcus Miller interview

Date
1976-06-08
Description
Miller, a family practioner, is the author of Roots by the River (1973), a history of the Old German Baptist Brethern in Miami County, Ohio. He talks about his family's history and religious background and the characteristics of various denominations: the traditional Old German Baptist Brethren, the progressive Brethren Church, and the conservative Church of the Brethren. Talks about splits in the German Baptist Church over automobiles and other issues, their opposition to the paying preachers and the establishment of Sunday schools, and some members' choice not to use electricity. He also discusses young people in the church, bible education at home, divisions within the church, friendliness in the church, bans on rubber tires, women making their own dresses, and encouraging beard-wearing in men. He describes children who leave the church, marriage outside the church, the enthusiasm of converts, the Old Brethern in Salida, California, and the use of and choosing of proper automobiles. Miller was born in Montgomery, Ohio.
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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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Recordings of the 1987 Summer Folk Culture Seminar

Recordings of the 1987 Summer Folk Culture Seminar

Date
1987-07-13
Description
Ten audio cassettes. (The final tape appears to be blank.) The theme for this year was Seminole Indian folklore. The main speaker was Dr. Rayna Green, director of the American Indian Program with the Smithsonian Institute. A graduate from the Indian university folklife program, she researched and wrote on Native American culture and images. She also taught at several universities, and published several books. Other speakers included traditional healer Jeanette Cypress and Seminole Tribe of Florida president James Billie.
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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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Peggy Hollowell interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Peggy Hollowell interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-07-27
Description
One audio tape. The Kansas-born Hollowell, a homemaker, explains quilt making. She discusses learning the craft from her mother; the quilting tradition in her German-American family; uses of quilts; family history; relief quilts; popularity of quilting; common patterns; Dunkard communities; quilting in Jacksonville; and quilting in Indiana.
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German American Social Club Chorus rehearsal for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

German American Social Club Chorus rehearsal for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Date
1987-11-30
Description
One audiocassette.
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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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Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Date
1991-06-21
Description
Two DAT tapes. This was the third visit by folklorist Stone; recorded at Groth's residence. Consists of a rehearsal (tape 14) and an interview with Groth (tape 14 and 15). 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 folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Recording of a music rehearsal by autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Recording of a music rehearsal by autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Date
1991-05-05
Description
One DAT tape. 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 folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Sampler tape of autoharp player Charley Groth

Sampler tape of autoharp player Charley Groth

Date
1990
Description
One audio tape. 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 folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_03_c79-087Dr. Marcus Miller interviewSoundInterviews
Oral histories
Baptists, German
German Americans
Protestants
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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_s1576_38_tape17Recordings of the 1987 Summer Folk Culture SeminarSoundConferences and seminars series
Seminars
Teaching of folklore
Education
Teachers
Folklife
Native Americans
Seminole Indians
Storytelling
Tales
Teacher
Educators
Folklorists
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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_s1618_04_tape03Peggy Hollowell interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundNeedlework
Field recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Quilting
Embroidery
Family history
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a_s1622_03_tape19German American Social Club Chorus rehearsal for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts ProjectSoundField recordings
Rehearsals
German Americans
Choirs
Christmas carols
Christmas music
Christmas
Religious holidays
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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_s1640_22_tape14Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl BelangerSoundFieldwork
Apprentices
Zither
Autoharp
String instruments
Musical instruments
German Americans
Women apprentices
Music rehearsals
Old time music
Country music
Interviews
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Harpists
Musicians
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a_s1640_22_tape16Recording of a music rehearsal by autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl BelangerSoundFieldwork
Zither
Autoharp
String instruments
Musical instruments
German Americans
Women apprentices
Music rehearsals
Old time music
Country music
Apprentices
Harpists
Musicians
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a_s1640_22_tape17Sampler tape of autoharp player Charley GrothSoundOld time music
Music performance
Zither
Autoharp
String instruments
Musical instruments
German Americans
Harpists
Musicians
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