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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Alligators"
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Suwannee River

Suwannee River

Date
1989
Description
One video recording (VHS; 40 minutes) Created by the Northeast Florida Institute for Science, Mathematics and Computers of University of North Florida, and the Florida Community College of Jacksonville, the documentary traces the natural and cultural history of the Suwannee River from its source in the Okeefenokee Swamp to the Gulf of Mexico. Funded through a grant by the Florida Dept. of Education, topics include the relationship between the river, local springs, and the aquifer, as well as human activities along its banks including the Florida Folk Festival, the Battle of Olustee, Stephen Foster, and phosphate mining. Includes footage of Fitchen, Makley, and Slavin performing at the Florida Folk Festival. Also includes much discussion of the natural features and wildlife of the river. It was narrated by Bill Massie, with music by Landon Walker. The video was produced, directed, and co-written by Dr. Ray Bowman.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 9)

Saturday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 9)

Date
2006-05-27
Description
One compact disc. Falcon served as emcee. Young disccusses trapping alligators, alligator farming, and products derived from the animals.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 9)

Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 9)

Date
1999-05-29
Description
One audio cassette tape. Rufus Stratton, alligator hunter from St. Augustine, FL discusses his career as an alligator trapper (he traps nuisance alligators). According to his own record he has caught over 3,000 alligators since 1978.
Collection
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.
Collection
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.
Collection
Minorcan Culture ceremony at St. Augustine's Alligator Farms

Minorcan Culture ceremony at St. Augustine's Alligator Farms

Date
1983-10-06
Description
Seventeen color slides. 77-78: Images of the ceremony; 79-86: Park employee with Paul Wagner and Loomis; 87-88: Wagner and Father Coll; 89: Bulger; 90: Belland; 91-93: Reception with Jean Lee. The Minorcan Cultural Exchange Tour, which ran from 10/6-13/1983, was created through an agreement between the Florida Dept. of State and Minorca to celebrate Florida's two hundred year Minorcan heritage. First brought over as workers for a British plantation in the 1770s, most soon escaped the harsh working conditions and settled in St. Augustine. The tour was organized by Secretary of State George Firestone, the Bureau of Florida Folklife (Bulger, Belland, Loomis), Division of Historical Resources (Jean Lee and Paul Weaver) and the Florida Museum of History (Pat Wickman). The tour, with 140 performers and delegates from Minorca, consisted of a series of public performances and emerged out of the smaller program, the Minorcan Heritage Week held in May 1983. The tour traveled from St. Augustine, to the University of Florida, to EPCOT, to Cypress Gardens, then finally to Miami for departure back to Spain. Some records for the tour can be found in S 1578, Box 3, folder 81.
Collection
James Billie talk during an alligator wrestling demonstration

James Billie talk during an alligator wrestling demonstration

Date
1987-11-21
Description
One audio recording. Billie describing Bill Osceola wrestling alligators at the American Indian Days festival. 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.
Collection
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.
Collection
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.
Collection
Interview with Linda and Paul Bowers

Interview with Linda and Paul Bowers

Date
1981-10-24
Description
Two reel to reels. (Copied onto audio cassettes C81-89 and C81-90.) The Bowers discuss sewing machines; patchwork; how they learned to sew traditional Seminole patterns; designs; clothing; life in Big Cypress Seminole Indian reservation; sofke; fry bread; native languages; chickees; the Green Corn Dance; male initiation rites; and cooking/eating alligators. The recordings 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
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Suwannee RiverSuwannee RiverMoving ImageSingers
Musicians
Documentary videos
Video recording
Florida history
Folklore and history
Rivers
Local history
Environment
Folk festivals
Occupational folklore
Springs
Wetlands
Flora
Fauna
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Phosphate mines and mining
Steamboats
Performing arts
Autoharp music
Singing
Alligators
Birds
Snakes
Fishes
Historical reenactments
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a_s2034_05_cd06-085Saturday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 9)SoundTrappers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Personal experience narratives
Workshops (Adult education)
Alligator hunting
American alligator
Alligators
Hunting
Hunting Equipment and supplies
Hunting stories
Occupational groups
Trapping
Hunters
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a_s1576_75_c99-084Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 9)SoundFolk 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
Hunters
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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_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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Minorcan Culture ceremony at St. Augustine's Alligator FarmsMinorcan Culture ceremony at St. Augustine's Alligator FarmsStill ImageSpecial events
Cultural exchanges
Exchange of persons programs
Rites and ceremonies
Dancers
Public speaking
Choir singing
A capella singing
Tourism
Alligators
Amusement parks
Singers
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a_s1622_03_tape14James Billie talk during an alligator wrestling demonstrationSoundOrators
Performers
Fieldwork
Festivals
Sound recordings
Oral communication
Oral performance
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Alligators
Performances
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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_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_t81-118Interview with Linda and Paul BowersSoundNeedleworkers
Fieldwork
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Interviews
Oral histories
Patchwork
Festivals
Sewing
Indian reservations
Food habits
Mikasuki language
Chickee
Alligators
Food preparation
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