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Interview with (Toothpick King) Henry Wesley Stewart

Interview with (Toothpick King) Henry Wesley Stewart

Date
1984-09-09
Description
One audio cassette. Stewart was well-known for his toothpick art work. Born in South Carolina, he was a former messenger for WMVR Radio. He discusses origins of his toothpick artwork; various sculptures he has made; the process of making the sculptures; inspiration sources; selling objects to people such as Minnie Pearl, publisher Katherine Graham, and Liberace; tools used; and the importance of traditions. Stewart did not allow any photographs to be taken of his artwork. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts,and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Interview with basket maker Dorothy Mizell

Interview with basket maker Dorothy Mizell

Date
1986-12-22
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 arts project 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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Interview with basket maker Jean Clark

Interview with basket maker Jean Clark

Date
1987-01-07
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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Interview with Nuhad Farmand

Interview with Nuhad Farmand

Date
1984-12-04
Description
Two audio cassettes. Her husband Kamel is present for part of the interview. Farmand discusses moving to Florida at age 21; her father-in-law working in the South as a salesman; life in Bethlehem and South America; learning embroidery; patterns and designs; symbolism; Palestinian clothing; Ramallah-American Clubs; Palestinian community in Jacksonville; dating and marriage practices; naming traditions; her husband Kamel talked about running a grocery store and sandwich shop; Arabic music; Christianity among Palestinians; and life in the U.S. Images of Farmand can be found in S 1577, v.36. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Interview with pineneedle artisan Mebelen Holloway

Interview with pineneedle artisan Mebelen Holloway

Date
1978-04-28
Description
One reel to reel. Holloway, born in Miami, discusses learning pine needle crafts; tools and materials she used; types of crafts including baskets, lamps, and trays.
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Interview with quilter Elsie Horst

Interview with quilter Elsie Horst

Date
1986-12-20
Description
One audio cassette. Horst is Amish and learned quilting from her mother. 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 arts project 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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Interview with quilter Loretta Coblenz

Interview with quilter Loretta Coblenz

Date
1987-01-06
Description
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 arts program 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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Interview with quilter Mattie Wittmer

Interview with quilter Mattie Wittmer

Date
1987-01-06
Description
Two audio cassettes. Wittmer is Amish, and the aunt of quilter Loretta Coblenz. 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 arts project 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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Interview with weaver Florette Semigran

Interview with weaver Florette Semigran

Date
1985-08-15
Description
Two reel to reels (plus copied onto audio cassettes: C86-62/63). Interview with Semigram about weaving Jewish prayer shawls. She discusses her family; learning to weave; moving to Miami in 1974; Tallitots; Jewish law; and other weavings she creates. The 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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Interview with wood carver Harold Dunn

Interview with wood carver Harold Dunn

Date
1986-12-12
Description
Three audio cassettes. 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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_22_c86-167Interview with (Toothpick King) Henry Wesley StewartSoundFieldwork
Art
Woodwork
Selling
Wood craft
Toothpicks
Toothpick models
Decorative arts
Material culture
Sculpture
Artists
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a_s1708_05_tape07Interview with basket maker Dorothy MizellSoundFieldwork
Basket making
Baskets
Pine needle crafts
Basketry
Basket work
Containers
Material culture
Decorative arts
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Basket maker
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a_s1708_04_tape04Interview with basket maker Jean ClarkSoundBasket maker
Fieldwork
Interviews
Sound recordings
Life histories
Oral histories
Basket work
Basket making
Workplace
Decorative arts
Basketry
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a_s1576_22_c86-171Interview with Nuhad FarmandSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Sound recordings
Life histories
Oral histories
Palestinian Americans
Embroidery
Textile arts
Emigration and immigration
Decorative arts
Arab Americans
Clothing and dress
Naming practices
Marriage rites
Community enterprise
Stores, retail
Christianity
Embroiderers
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a_s1576_t78-325Interview with pineneedle artisan Mebelen HollowaySoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Pine needle crafts
Craft
Decorative arts
Basket work
Basketry
Sewing
Weaving
Artisans
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a_s1708_04_tape21aInterview with quilter Elsie HorstSoundFieldwork
Quilts
Needlework
Quilted goods
Art, Mennonite
Mennonites
Decorative arts
Material culture
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Quiltmakers
Needleworkers
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a_s1708_04_tape05Interview with quilter Loretta CoblenzSoundFieldwork
Quilts
Needlework
Quilted goods
Art, Mennonite
Mennonites
Decorative arts
Material culture
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Quiltmakers
Needleworkers
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a_s1708_05_tape15Interview with quilter Mattie WittmerSoundFieldwork
Art, Mennonite
Mennonites
Material culture
Quilted goods
Quilting
Quilts
Needlework
Decorative arts
Sound recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Quiltmakers
Needleworkers
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a_s1576_t86-019Interview with weaver Florette SemigranSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Sound recordings
Life histories
Oral histories
Jews
Religious art
Family history
Judaism
Religion
Decorative arts
Weavers
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a_s1708_04_tape06Interview with wood carver Harold DunnSoundFieldwork
Circus wagons
Material culture
Wagons
Woodwork
Wood carving
Decorative arts
Wood craft
Woodworking tools
Workshops
Miniatures
Miniature craft
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Carvers (Decorative artists)
Wood carvers
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