50 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Ethnicity or Nationality is exactly "Italian American"
Fiddlers Jack Piccalo and Richard Seaman performing

Fiddlers Jack Piccalo and Richard Seaman performing

Date
1988-08-08
Description
Nineteen color slides. Images of Piccalo, a self-taught Italian American bluegrass musician, and Seaman playing bluegrass and old-time fiddles tunes. A recording of this jam sesison may be found in S 1618, box 5, tape 7. For an interview with Piccalo -- and an example of his playing--, see S 1618, box 4, tapes 13-14. For an interview with Seaman, see S 1618, box 5, tapes 6 and 13. 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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Food street vendor

Food street vendor

Date
1994-01-28
Description
One proof sheet and 25 black and white images (plus negatives).
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His Carmen Salvatore of Belle Glade

His Carmen Salvatore of Belle Glade

Date
1992-03
Description
Three color slides. Salvatore was considered a pioneer in Belle Glade, and was interviewed by the FFP for local history. The three tapes of the interview can be found in S 1624, Box 4. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
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Interview with Carmen Salvatore

Interview with Carmen Salvatore

Date
1992-03-07
Description
Three cassette tapes. Salvatore was considered a pioneer in Belle Glade, and was interviewed by the FFP for local history. Born in Italy on 22 April 1896, he was a World War I vet, and a founder of Pahokee. In the interview he discusses moving to Florida in 1914, marriage, world War I, Pahokee; work as a fisher; the arrival of roads in 1925; local culture; ethnic conflicts in Florida and New York; farming; work on the local school board in the 1930s; Everglades drainage; Belle Glade history; hunting; bootlegging; the 1928 hurricane; Internal Improvement Board; and early South Florida residents. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
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Interview with fisher Angelo Fichera

Interview with fisher Angelo Fichera

Date
1986-11-05
Description
Two reel to reels (also copied onto audio cassette). Interview with fisher Angelo Fichera, whose family came from Sicily. He fished for oysters, clams, shrimps, and sturgeon. He discusses Italian and Greek communities in Apalachicola; his fisher father; oystering; fishing boats; mullet and sturgeon fishing; using nets; local businesses; and local fishers. Also a copy can be found in the Library of Congress' American Folk Archive (AFS 26,808). 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. Also available on reel to reel (reels 6-7). 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.
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Santo and Tony Mongoli's shoe repair shop

Santo and Tony Mongoli's shoe repair shop

Date
1987-08-05
Description
Five color slides. 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.
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Ukranian decorated eggs

Ukranian decorated eggs

Date
1988-08
Description
Eighteen color slides. Ukranian decorated eggs by Monsorno, a Ukranian-Italian-American. For an interview with Monsorno, see S 1618, Box 4, tape 1. 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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WPA field recordings in Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)

Date
1939-08-26
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in August 1939. They created a total of sixteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording, Cuban American and Italian American residents of Ybor City were recorded telling stories and singing traditional songs. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) — after 1939, the Works Projects Administration — was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida's FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art's Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida's WPA program by the Library of Congress' Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, they often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. In 1986, the FFP staff made copies of many of these recordings onto reel to reels for inclusion to the Florida Folklife Archive. The originals are still housed with the Library of Congress.
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Friday performances at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 8)

Friday performances at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 8)

Date
1996-05-24
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Fitchen served as emcee.
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Jeanie Fitchen performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Jeanie Fitchen performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1990-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. Milner served as emcee. Fitchen filled in for Mary Nofsinger, who was a no-show.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Fiddlers Jack Piccalo and Richard Seaman performingFiddlers Jack Piccalo and Richard Seaman performingStill ImageFieldwork
Italian Americans
Music performance
String instruments
Fiddles
Elderly, the
Musical traditions, Anglo-Americans
Musicians
Bluegrass musicians
Fiddlers
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Food street vendorFood street vendorStill ImageFieldwork
Selling
Food industry and trade
Signs (commercial)
Cookery (Sausages)
Sausages
Food preparation
Merchants
Street vendors
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His Carmen Salvatore of Belle GladeHis Carmen Salvatore of Belle GladeStill ImageFieldwork
Local history
Italian Americans
Elderly, the
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a_s1624_03_tape13Interview with Carmen SalvatoreSoundFieldwork
Local history
Italian Americans
Elderly, the
Emigration and immigration
Florida history
Oral histories
Oral communication
Interviewing
Interviews
Oral narratives
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
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a_s1592_08_reel05Interview with fisher Angelo FicheraSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Life histories
Fishing
Greek Americans
Italian Americans
Boats and boating
Oyster fisheries
Seafood gathering
Sturgeon fisheries
Sturgeon fishing
Sturgeons
Mullet fisheries
Mullet fishing
Fishing nets
Fishers
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Santo and Tony Mongoli's shoe repair shopSanto and Tony Mongoli's shoe repair shopStill ImageFieldwork
Shoes
Workplace
Specialty stores
Stores, retail
Footwear
Occupational groups
Community enterprise
Italian Americans
Machinery
Shoe machinery
Shoemakers
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Ukranian decorated eggsUkranian decorated eggsStill ImageFieldwork
Decorative arts
Egg decoration
Eggs
Design
Material culture
Painting
Decoration and ornament
Italian Americans
Ukrainian Americans
Artisans
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a_s1576_t86-251bWPA field recordings in Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Latinos
Work songs
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Narratives
Jokes
Riddles
Storytelling
Tales
Italian Americans
Prayer
Storytellers
Singers
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a_s1576_76_d96-008Friday performances at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 8)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Folk singers
Guitar music
Piano music (Blues)
Storytelling
Singers
Guitarist
Musicians
Pianists
Blues singers
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a_s1576_t90-138aJeanie Fitchen performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Folk singers
Singing
Lebanese Americans
Musicians
Singers
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