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Interview with Maggie Melton

Interview with Maggie Melton

Date
1978-05-09
Description
Two audio cassettes. C78-55: Margaret (Maggie) Melton discusses snake and alligator hunting, cooking, and skinning; making birdhouses from gourds; working with hides and bones; foods unique to the Plant City area; cooking hog organs and gophers; making turtle soup; cane grinding and syrup making; candy pulls; fishing nets made from burlap sacks; and teas used for home remedies. C78-56: Melton discusses making things from nature; fishing for and cooking scallops; gardening during a full moon; making jewelry from bones; preparing snake hides; and making belts.
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Interview with boat builder Glen Simmons

Interview with boat builder Glen Simmons

Date
1985-09-05
Description
Two reel to reels (copied onto audio cassette: C86-48 and C86-158.) Interview with Everglades native, hunter, and boat builder Simmons. He discusses hunting alligators; trapping otters and other animals; trading with Seminole Indians; life during the Depression; Everglades drainage; building skiffs; dug out canoes; and camping in the Everglades. The Metro-Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Boat Driver George Bower river tour at Wakulla Springs

Boat Driver George Bower river tour at Wakulla Springs

Date
1980
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a boat at Wakulla Springs, a popular tourist attraction located just south of Tallahassee. These images document George Bowers, originally of Macon, Georgia, giving a river boat tour. This tour travelled a mile or so down the Wakulla River to showcase the natural fauna and flora of the springs. In 1986, the site became a state park. 1-3, 5-8, 10-12, 15-18, 21-23: Geroge Bower giving tour; 4, 13-14: Alligator on river; 9: Anhinga (snake bird/water turkey); 19: Tarzan tree; 20: River view: 24-31: Springs and the tour boats: 32-36: Equipment in boat. Date: Fall 1980.
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Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

Date
1999-05-29
Description
One audio cassette tape. Rufus Stratton continues from C99-84 answering audience questions. Michael Berg discusses decoys and decoy carving. He discusses how he began making decoys and the materials he uses to make them such as basswood and custom carving knives. He also discusses duck-hunting and the use of decoys.
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Interview with Myakka City resident Larry Albritton

Interview with Myakka City resident Larry Albritton

Date
1984-02-05
Description
One reel to reel. Albritton talks about growing up in Myakka, including hunting (alligators, frogs, and rabbits), ranching, going to school, moonshining, and fishing. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
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Norman Padgett interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Norman Padgett interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-10-13
Description
Two audio tapes. Padgett discusses frog hunting, commercial fishing on Lake Okeechobee, and hunting alligators. In the interview, he also discusses the history of airboating in Florida; hunting equipment and process; haul seine fishing; conservation efforts; exotic species; hydrilla; and the outlawing of gator hunting.
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Alligator wrestler Richard Bowers

Alligator wrestler Richard Bowers

Date
1983-05-04
Description
Three color slides. Taken at Native Village on Hwy 441 in Hollywood, Florida.
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Boat tours at Wakulla Springs

Boat tours at Wakulla Springs

Date
1980-10
Description
Seventy-seven color slides. Images of boat tours at Wakulla Springs, a tourist attraction dating back to the 1930s. Many of the tours and features (such as the pole vaulting fish, a bass fish which rubs its gills on a wooden pole in the spring) date back to the 1800s. Images include the river, fauna and flora, the springs, the boat drivers and their boats, and the attraction's 1938 lodge. (Today the area is a state park.) Most of these images are duplicated in S 1577, v. 7, S81-741 - S81-820.
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Folklife area demonstrators and performers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival

Folklife area demonstrators and performers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1994-05-28
Description
Two proof sheets with sixty black and white images (plus negatives). Each year, the Florida Folklife Program invites demonstrators and folk arts to showcase Florida folklife. In 1994, these demonstrators included musicians such as sacred harp singer Albritton, Chinese zheng player Yao, choir from Mt. Pleasant, the Calloway Sister, and the Neighborhood Blues Band; occupational groups such as citrus workers (Trask) and tourism providers (Gatorland); and dancers (the Cracker Taps).
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Glen Simmons interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Glen Simmons interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Date
1993-05-29
Description
Simmons discusses boatbuilding (including materials and methods) and alligator hunting. The interview represents the first portion of tape C93-8.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_02_c78-055Interview with Maggie MeltonSoundArtisans
Interviews
Fieldwork
Snakes
Belts (Clothing)
Animals
Alligators
Leather goods
Life histories
Hunting
Fauna
Food preparation
Jewelry making
Turtles
Domestic arts
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a_s1576_t86-002Interview with boat builder Glen SimmonsSoundBoatbuilders
Fieldwork
Sound recordings
Life histories
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Boatbuilding
Boats and boating
Wetland animals
Swamp animals
Wetlands
Swamps
Nature
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Alligators
Skiffs
Canoes
Hunting
Animal traps
Trapping
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Boat Driver George Bower river tour at Wakulla SpringsBoat Driver George Bower river tour at Wakulla SpringsStill ImageBoats
Tourism
Tourists
Springs
Waterways
Rivers
Flora
Fauna
Oral performance
Alligators
Anhinga
Birds
Landscape
Ecotourism
Wildlife watching industry
Storytellers
Storytelling
Workplace
Workers
Occupational groups
Boat driver
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a_s1576_75_c99-085Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)SoundCarvers (Decorative artists)
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Personal experience narratives
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Alligator hunting
Alligators
American alligator
Hunting Folklore
Hunting stories
Decoys (Hunting)
Wildlife wood-carving
Wood carving
Hunters
Wood carvers
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a_s1576_t85-218Interview with Myakka City resident Larry AlbrittonSoundFarmers
Beekeepers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Family history
Alligators
Distilling, Illicit
Ranching
Hunting
Hunting Anecdotes
Cookery (Alligator)
Fences
Education
Local history
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a_s1685_06_tape22Norman Padgett interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Boats
Tools
Hunting equipment
Frogs (amphibians)
Hunting
Clothing
Hunting stories
Florida history
Interviews
Oral narratives
Alligators
Nature
Catfish
Fishing nets
Fishing equipment
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Alligator wrestler Richard BowersAlligator wrestler Richard BowersStill ImageFieldwork
Alligators
American alligator
Animal trainers
Animals
Working animals
Native Americans
Seminole Indians
Tourism
Performers
Wrestlers
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Boat tours at Wakulla SpringsBoat tours at Wakulla SpringsStill ImageFieldwork
Boats
Boats and boating
Boat drivers
Boat driving
Glass bottom boats
Fishes
Rivers
Springs
Transportation
Docks
Waterways
Tour guides (Persons)
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tourists
Hotels
Alligators
Boat driver
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Folklife area demonstrators and performers at the 1994 Florida Folk FestivalFolklife area demonstrators and performers at the 1994 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Music performance
Bands (Music)
String bands
Zheng
Musical groups
Performing arts
Tourism
Alligators
African Americans
Arts, Chinese
Choirs (music)
Occupational groups
Demonstrations
Citrus industry
Singers
Performers
Musicians
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a_s1576_30_c93-008aGlen Simmons interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife AreasoundFolk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Oral narratives
Boatbuilding
Alligators
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