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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Blacksmithing"
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Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1977
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Rains describes how he started working as a blacksmith in 1912; talks about the projects he works on; talks about how he was born in and raised in the same home he still lives in; describes how his father was also a blacksmith and his brother taught him much of the trade; talks about how he gets business for his shop. On Side 2, he discusses shoeing horses; sharpening; tractors; using hickory to make ax handles.
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Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1978-04-17
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-48: Rains, born December 24, 1894, discusses wrought ironwork. He learned the trade from his father, a former slave from Americus, Georgia. Rains began the practice himself in 1912. He discusses his work on wagons, wheels, and tools and talks of how he does restoration work for historical societies. Side 2, C78-48: Rains discusses his philosophy on life, making decorative hinges and tie backs; making unusual items; making white oak baskets; work on the farm, etc. Side 1, C78-49: Discusses his family, his blacksmith shop and equipment, his church, his membership in the Farmers' Union, Elizabethan Missionary Baptist Church, exhibiting for fairs and events, shoeing horses, etc.
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Interview with William Ralph (Buddy) Maddox

Interview with William Ralph (Buddy) Maddox

Date
1984-01-17
Description
One audio cassette. Side A Buddy Maddox discusses his early history; sharecropping; Turpentine camps in Clarksville and Merrysville; moving to different places; different odd jobs he did such as running a ferry, commercial fishing, road work and railroad work and turpentine; blacksmithing - especially maritime; more odd jobs; making nets; building his own blacksmith shop and converting from coal to gas. Side B Discusses a man who makes wooden boats in Blountstown; changes in fishing in Panama City over the years; fears over the changes; Mr. Bob Raffield and superstitions on boats.
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Buddy Maddox program

Buddy Maddox program

Date
1984-03-31
Description
Two audio cassettes. Public program for NEH Library Grant: Turpentining, Blacksmithing, Castnet Making Buddy Maddox talks of growing up in the turpentining business with his father; his schooling; his marriage; working the ferry with his father; turpentine forests; blacksmithing career; cast net making; fishing.
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Interviews with wheelwright Lester Hollenback with his apprentice Albert (Tico) Rubio

Interviews with wheelwright Lester Hollenback with his apprentice Albert (Tico) Rubio

Date
1991-12-14
Description
Three audio cassettes. Interviews occurred on three separate dates: tape 17 (14 December 1991), tape 18 (30 March 1992) and tape 19 (25 June 1992). They discuss their lives, how they learned their skills, and the progress they made during the apprenticeship. They performed the work at the Pioneer Settlement where Rubio worked as a blacksmith. Hollenback was originally from Illinois were he learned blacksmith and wheelwrighting from his father. Rubio was originally from New York. For more information on both of them, see S 1644, box 10, folder 5. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by first folklorist Peter Roller, then folklorist Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Interview with blacksmith Buddy Page

Interview with blacksmith Buddy Page

Date
1989-06-23
Description
One audio cassete. Page discusses blacksmith.
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Dale Carmean interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Dale Carmean interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-08-26
Description
One audio cassette. Carmean was born in Mishawake, Indiana, where he learned blacksmithing from a friend. After a stint in the US Army, he returned to begin horseshoeing. He moved to Florida in 1959. In the interview, he discussed the horseshoe trade; tools used; types of shoes; special shoes for polo; learning blacksmithing and horseshoeing; moving to Florida; the biology of horse hooves; riding horses; and shaping the shoe.
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Interview with blacksmith Jim Tucker

Interview with blacksmith Jim Tucker

Date
1986-12-12
Description
One audio cassette. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, 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.
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Blacksmith Buddy Page at the 1990 Rural Folklife Days

Blacksmith Buddy Page at the 1990 Rural Folklife Days

Date
1990-11-13
Description
Four color slides. This festival was held each year at the Stephen Foster Center by the Florida Folklife Program.
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Blacksmith Buddy Page working at his barn

Blacksmith Buddy Page working at his barn

Date
1989-06-23
Description
Twenty color slides.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_01_c77-032Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundBlacksmiths
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Oral narratives
African Americans
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Horseshoers
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a_s1576_02_c78-048Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundInterviews
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Family history
Life histories
Metal products
Slavery
African Americans
Labor
Labor unions
Fieldwork
Blacksmiths
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a_s1576_11_c84-003Interview with William Ralph (Buddy) MaddoxSoundFieldwork
Occupational groups
Interviews
Turpentining
Farm life
Farming
Maritime folklore
Maritime life
Oral histories
Blacksmithing
Fishing
Fishers
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a_s1576_14_c84-090Buddy Maddox programSoundBlacksmiths
Turpentiners
Net maker
Libraries
Life histories
Oral histories
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Turpentine industry workers
Turpentining
Blacksmithing
Net makers
Fishing nets
Maritime life
Florida history
Fishers
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a_s1640_23_tape17Interviews with wheelwright Lester Hollenback with his apprentice Albert (Tico) RubioSoundWoodworkers
Blacksmiths
Fieldwork
Wheels
Blacksmithing
Woodwork
Personal experience narratives
Woodworking tools
Workshops
Tools
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Metalwork
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Apprentices
Wheelwrights
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a_s1680_02_tape02Interview with blacksmith Buddy PageSoundBlacksmiths
Fieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
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a_s1685_05_tape01Dale Carmean interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundBlacksmithing
Field recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Horseshoes
Working animals
Horse trading
Horses
Metalworking
Metal casting
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a_s1708_05_tape12Interview with blacksmith Jim TuckerSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Occupational groups
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Metalwork
Ranchers
Blacksmiths
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Blacksmith Buddy Page at the 1990 Rural Folklife DaysBlacksmith Buddy Page at the 1990 Rural Folklife DaysStill ImageBlacksmiths
Festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Metal craft
Metal sculpture
Tools
Blacksmithing
Anvils
Occupational groups
Demonstrations
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Blacksmith Buddy Page working at his barnBlacksmith Buddy Page working at his barnStill ImageBlacksmiths
Fieldwork
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Occupational groups
Barns
Architecture
Buildings
Anvils
Tools
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