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WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-06
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. This recording includes African American shrimpers tap dancing in Mayport, and residents of Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation singing. 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, these disks 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.
Collection
WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-07
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. 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, these disks 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.
Collection
Woodwork at Miccosukee Indian Reservation

Woodwork at Miccosukee Indian Reservation

Date
1987-09
Description
Seven color slides. Images are dark. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, 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.
Collection
Will McLean Memorial Service

Will McLean Memorial Service

Date
1990-01-24
Description
One video recording (35 minutes, VHS). Memorial Service for singer-songwriter Will McLean, held at the Thomas Center in Gainesville. Includes eulogies and memories by Florida Folk Festival director Thelma, Boltin,singer-songwriter Don Grooms, an emotional Seminole chairman and singer James (Jim) Billie, singer-protégé Gamble Rogers, Barbara Sheen Todd, singer-environmental activist Dale Crider, and Cherill Heaton. Plus performances McLean's songs by Jeanie Fitchen (on autoharp), Dougs Gauss, Wayne Martin, Frank Thomas, Don Grooms, Dennis Devine, Mary Ann Dinella, Sandra Jamieson, Ernie Williams, and Barbara Sheen Todd (who sings his first song). These are interspersed with scenes from a 1982 PBS special on McLean, and concludes with audio from McLean's last performance (St. Augustine, October 29, 1989). Many other folk artists are visible in the audience, including Bobby Hicks. Produced by Margaret Longhill and Philip Schwartz for the McLean Foundation. Singer-songwriter Will McLean was often called the 'Father of Florida Folk.' The Black Hat Troubadour, a nickname given for the hat he usually wore, authored hundreds of songs, and was a national figure on the folk music scene. A fifth generation Floridian, he died in 1990 from cancer.
Collection
Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 6 of 15)

Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 6 of 15)

Date
1984-05-25
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). Video includes Mary McClain and Willie James performing; Seminole dollmaking; and the Shoestring Puppet Theater.
Collection
Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 5 of 15)

Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 5 of 15)

Date
1984-05-25
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). Video includes Lucreaty Clark making baskets, Chanda and Kathleen Rondeau performing Irish step dances, Pharaoh Baker painting, and Ethel Santiago weaving palmetto fronds.
Collection
Traditional wooden spoon by John Willie at Miccosukee Indian Reservation

Traditional wooden spoon by John Willie at Miccosukee Indian Reservation

Date
1987-09
Description
Five color slides. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, 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.
Collection
Tommy Jumper making and selling baskets at her chickee

Tommy Jumper making and selling baskets at her chickee

Date
1982
Description
Twenty color slides. Images of Jumper selling items at her chickee and demonstrating sweetgrass basket making. Slide 680 is of Bert Billie. The images were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other on traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
Collection
Tommy Jumper demonstrating Seminole foodways at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival

Tommy Jumper demonstrating Seminole foodways at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1982-05
Description
One 8x10 black and white print. Jumper, wearing traditional patchwork clothing, was making gruel, made from hominy.
Collection
Tommy Jumper demonstrating Seminole foodways at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival

Tommy Jumper demonstrating Seminole foodways at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1982-05
Description
Six color slides.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t86-253WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Native Americans
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Performing arts
Singing
Music performance
African Americans
Dance music
Tap dancers
Dancers
Shrimpers (persons)
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-254WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Fiddle music
Old time music
Performing arts
Singing
Music performance
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Religious music
Spirituals (Songs)
Fiddlers
Banjoists
Guitarist
Singers
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Woodwork at Miccosukee Indian ReservationWoodwork at Miccosukee Indian ReservationStill ImageWoodworkers
Carvers (Decorative artists)
Wood carvers
Fieldwork
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Mikasuki Indians
Native Americans
Woodwork
Decorative arts
Animals
Indian reservations
Figurines
Material culture
Workplace
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Will McLean Memorial ServiceWill McLean Memorial ServiceMoving ImageGuitarist
Composer
Memorials
Video recording
Memorialization
Tributes
Death rites
Folk singers
Public speaking
Singing
Sing alongs
Personal experience narratives
Autoharp music
Guitar music
Composers
Songs
Performances
Performing arts
Humor
Oral narratives
Seminole Indians
Florida history
Musicians
Singers
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Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 6 of 15)Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 6 of 15)Moving ImagePianists
Dollmakers
Artisans
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Seminole Indians
Blues (Music)
Piano music (Blues)
Singing
Gospel music
Puppets
Puppet theater
Beadwork
Dolls
Dollmaking
Blues singers
Puppeteers
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Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 5 of 15)Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 5 of 15)Moving ImageDancers
Basket maker
Artists
Weavers
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Seminole Indians
Arts, Irish
Irish dance
Painting
Palmetto weaving
Stepdancing
Basket making
Basket work
Painters
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Traditional wooden spoon by John Willie at Miccosukee Indian ReservationTraditional wooden spoon by John Willie at Miccosukee Indian ReservationStill ImageWoodworkers
Fieldwork
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Mikasuki Indians
Native Americans
Woodwork
Decorative arts
Spoons
Indian reservations
Wooden spoons
Material culture
Ladles (utensils)
Implements, utensils, etc.
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Tommy Jumper making and selling baskets at her chickeeTommy Jumper making and selling baskets at her chickeeStill ImageSeminole Indians
Native Americans
Mikasuki Indians
Indian reservations
Basket making
Stores, retail
Community enterprise
Basket work
Sweetgrass baskets
Demonstrations
Selling
Material culture
Craft
Merchants
Basket maker
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Tommy Jumper demonstrating Seminole foodways at the 1982 Florida Folk FestivalTommy Jumper demonstrating Seminole foodways at the 1982 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageCooks
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Cookery (Corn)
Cooking and dining
Outdoor cookery
Native Americans
Seminole Indians
Seminole cookery
Patchwork
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Tommy Jumper demonstrating Seminole foodways at the 1982 Florida Folk FestivalTommy Jumper demonstrating Seminole foodways at the 1982 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Food habits
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Food preparation
Cooks
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