24 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Alligators"
Interview with Alligator wrestler Richard Bowers

Interview with Alligator wrestler Richard Bowers

Date
1983-05-04
Description
Two audio cassettes. Bowers, an alligator wrestler at Native Village near Hollywood Reservation, was born in Fort Lauderdale in 1955. In the interview, he discusses growing up in a rural family and learning to alligator wrestle after a 4-H agent suggested he try it. He learned the practice from Johnny Buck, an old alligator wrestler. He explains how he received his first job from Chairman Billie and says never had any serious injuries. In addition, he discusses the relationship that grew between the Seminoles and alligators; how the Seminoles view alligator wrestling; how the capture the alligators; codes and regulations; the biggest alligator he wrestled (one that was 10 feet long); alligators' differing personalities and their aggressiveness; praying to thank the alligator after a wrestling match; wrestling techniques and other issues.
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Interview with alligator hunter Bill Crowder

Interview with alligator hunter Bill Crowder

Date
1983-02-18
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with alligator hunter Crowder, who was licensed with the state to capture and kill nuisance alligators, including within the Suwannee River. Interview conducted at the Stephen Foster Center.
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Images of the 8th Annual American Indian Days festival

Images of the 8th Annual American Indian Days festival

Date
1987-11-22
Description
Forty-eight color slides. 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.
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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.
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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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Florida Yesterday: Seafood (rough cut version)

Florida Yesterday: Seafood (rough cut version)

Date
1977-03-08
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape) See V86-27 for the master version. Filmed at Hagan Seafood Dock, the video consists of Frog Smith talking with Lehr (on the dock, and on a couple of the shrimp boats) about alligator hunting, pirtaes, Calusa Indians, shrimping, fishing, excavating lcoal mounds, and how the Caloosahatchee River has developed. Also inlcudes B-roll footage of several shrimp boats.
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Florida Yesterday: Fish Stories Pt.1; Fish Stories Pt.2; Pirates & Indians; Music

Florida Yesterday: Fish Stories Pt.1; Fish Stories Pt.2; Pirates & Indians; Music

Date
1977
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape; 59 minutes) Fish Stories, Pt. 1: (12 minutes.) The second half of the episode. Smith talks with Lehr at Hagan Seafood Dock about fishing in Florida. Fish Stories, Pt. 2: (23 minutes) Continuation of Smith's and Leghr's conversation about fishing in Florida. Pirates & Indians: (22 minutes) Lehr and Smith, filmed at the same time as the above two shows, discussing pirates and Florida native peoples. Music: (2 minutes) the opening credits of episode.
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Ernie Williams and the Djangos performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Ernie Williams and the Djangos performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1988-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Boltin told a story about alligators after the Djangos performed.
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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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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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_10_c83-109Interview with Alligator wrestler Richard BowersSoundWrestlers
Performers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Local history
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Seminole Indians
Indian reservations
Alligators
Animals
Performing arts
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Tourism
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a_s1576_39_tape32Interview with alligator hunter Bill CrowderSoundHunters
Fieldwork
Interviews
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Alligator hunting
Alligators
Hunting
Hunting Equipment and supplies
Hunting stories
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Images of the 8th Annual American Indian Days festivalImages of the 8th Annual American Indian Days festivalStill ImageTree farmers
Fieldwork
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Festivals
Music performance
Bands (Music)
Dancers
Dance
Native Americans
Dolls
Demonstrations
Alligators
Wrestlers
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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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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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Florida Yesterday: Seafood (rough cut version)Florida Yesterday: Seafood (rough cut version)Moving ImageTelevision
Storytelling
Fishing
Personal experience narratives
Tales
Docks
Alligator hunting
Alligators
Fishing stories
Shrimpers (persons)
Boats and boating
Seafood gathering
Seafood industry
Fishing nets
Rivers
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Interviewing on television
Fishers
Storytellers
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Florida Yesterday: Fish Stories Pt.1; Fish Stories Pt.2; Pirates & Indians; MusicFlorida Yesterday: Fish Stories Pt.1; Fish Stories Pt.2; Pirates & Indians; MusicMoving ImageTelevision
Storytelling
Fishing
Personal experience narratives
Tales
Tall tales
Cookery (Seafood)
Seafood gathering
Seafood industry
Fishing nets
Pirates
Catfishes
Fishes
Saltwater fishing
Sturgeon fishing
Sharks
Alligators
Alligator hunting
Oral narratives
Oral performance
Family history
Florida history
Local history
Fishers
Storytellers
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a_s1576_t88-006Ernie Williams and the Djangos performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundSingers
Bands (Music)
Bluegrass musicians
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Musicians
Singing
Bluegrass music
Old time music
String bands
Stringband music
Storytelling
Alligators
Tales
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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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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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