23 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Furniture makers"
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Interview with furniture maker George Wilson

Interview with furniture maker George Wilson

Date
1983-03-28
Description
One audio cassette. Mr. Wilson discusses family history; how he learned to build furniture from his father; where his father learned; how his family became involved in building cypress furniture; moving from Tampa to Lee, Florida; how he makes his furniture; why he stays in the business; time it takes to build a chair; alteration in furniture design; other family involved in the business; experiences in the woods while cutting trees for furniture; names of furniture pieces (Nusz notes that Mr. Wilson worked as he was interviewed).
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Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Date
1997-05-24
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Rudd, interviewed by Dr. Jan Rosenberg, discuss Mr. Rudd's background in chair-making beginning with mangrove and then switching to cypress. They (primarily Mr. Rudd) discuss the method of building a chair and how to care for one.
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Robert James Rudd interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Robert James Rudd interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-09-14
Description
Three audio cassettes. A former construction worker who was born in Boynton Beach, Rudd built wicker furniture from cypress. Originally the cypress was local, but as development increased, he began acquiring the wood areas north of him. Few power tools were used to make the furniture. In the interview he discusses his father's furniture making career; types of furniture made; tools used; selling furniture; growing during the Depression in South Florida; Cedar Key; the loss of timber sources; the Florida East Coast railway; his career in the US Navy; frog and alligator hunting; snakes; and furniture made from grapevine.
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Apprenticeship exhibit at the Stephen Foster Center

Apprenticeship exhibit at the Stephen Foster Center

Date
1987-11
Description
Eight color slides. 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 folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Chair caning

Chair caning

Date
1980
Description
Thirteen color slides.
Collection
Cypress Furniture

Cypress Furniture

Date
1981-08-26
Description
Five color slides. The Folk Arts in Schools Project in Columbia and Hamilton County was a joint venture between the county school systems and the Florida Folklife Program. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists.
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Cypress furniture by Robert James Rudd and Neil Brooks

Cypress furniture by Robert James Rudd and Neil Brooks

Date
1986-11
Description
Seventeen color slides. 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 folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Cypress furniture maker Robert James Rudd

Cypress furniture maker Robert James Rudd

Date
1986-09-14
Description
Thirty-one color slides. A former construction worker, Rudd built wicker furniture from cypress. Originally the cypress was local, but as development increased, he began acquiring the wood areas north of him. Few powertools was used to make the furniture. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Cypress furniture making demonstration

Cypress furniture making demonstration

Date
1987-01-26
Description
Fifteen color slides. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Duplicate images from the Folk Arts in the Schools project (Columbia County)

Duplicate images from the Folk Arts in the Schools project (Columbia County)

Date
1982
Description
Five black and white negatives. These are duplicates of slides from the Folk Arts in the Schools project for Columbia County. (S82-1215 -- chair maker Whisnant; S82-1155 & S82-1156 -- quilter Mebelen Holloway; S82-1186 -- storyteller Cooper; S82-1282 -- Suwannee River Crafts Guild.) The Folk Arts in Schools Project in Columbia and Hamilton County was a joint venture between the county school systems and the Florida Folklife Program. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_13_c84-053Interview with furniture maker George WilsonSoundFurniture maker
Fieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Furniture makers
Furniture making
Cypress
Woodwork
Furniture
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a_s1576_68_c97-075Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)SoundFurniture maker
Woodworkers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
Chairs
Furniture makers
Furniture making
Cypress
Mangrove plants
Trees
Wood craft
Woodwork
Chair-makers
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a_s1685_07_tape08Robert James Rudd interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundFurniture makers
Woodcarvers
Field recordings
Furniture
Wicker furniture
Interviews
Woodworking shops
Carpentry
Chairs
Cypress trees
Oral narratives
Great Depression
Hunting
Local history
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Apprenticeship exhibit at the Stephen Foster CenterApprenticeship exhibit at the Stephen Foster CenterStill ImageApprentices
Furniture
Furniture makers
Exhibits
Education
Woodwork
Teaching of folklore
Chair-makers
Wood craft
Photography
Baskets
Basket work
Oyster tongs
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Chair caningChair caningStill ImageFieldwork
Furniture makers
Material culture
Chairs
Chair caning
Furniture
Household items
Elderly, the
Furniture maker
Chair-makers
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Cypress FurnitureCypress FurnitureStill ImageFurniture maker
Fieldwork
Furniture
Furniture makers
Material culture
Craft
Wicker furniture
Chairs
Tables
Wood craft
Woodwork
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Cypress furniture by Robert James Rudd and Neil BrooksCypress furniture by Robert James Rudd and Neil BrooksStill ImageFurniture maker
Furniture
Furniture makers
Wicker furniture
Cypress
Woodwork
Chairs
Wood craft
Tables
Apprentices
Chair-makers
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Cypress furniture maker Robert James RuddCypress furniture maker Robert James RuddStill ImageFurniture maker
Woodworkers
Fieldwork
Furniture makers
Wicker furniture
Furniture
Material culture
Woodwork
Woodworking tools
Workshops
Carpentry
Chair-makers
Chairs
Cypress
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Cypress furniture making demonstrationCypress furniture making demonstrationStill ImageFurniture maker
Woodworkers
Fieldwork
Furniture makers
Wicker furniture
Cypress
Elementary schools
Teaching of folklore
Education
Demonstrations
School field trips
Woodwork
Children
Students
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Duplicate images from the Folk Arts in the Schools project (Columbia County)Duplicate images from the Folk Arts in the Schools project (Columbia County)Still ImageQuiltmakers
Needleworkers
Furniture maker
Chair-makers
Fieldwork
Quilting
Quilts
Material culture
Decorative arts
Needlework
Furniture
Furniture makers
Demonstrations
Storytellers
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