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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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Rufus Adams demonstrating his corn shuck bottom chairs

Rufus Adams demonstrating his corn shuck bottom chairs

Date
1978-05
Description
One black and white print. Rufus Adams from Mayo making cornshuck bottom chairs. Rufus Adams was born in Georgia in 1893. In 1940, Adams and his wife moved to Mayo, Florida. There he worked as a tenant tobacco farmer. From his wife he learned make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as the 'chair man.'
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Chair caning

Chair caning

Date
1980
Description
Thirteen color slides.
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Ned Johnson caning chairs at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Ned Johnson caning chairs at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1984-05
Description
Eight color slides.
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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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Hank Whisnant demonstrating cypress furniture making for students at Lake City Junior High School, East

Hank Whisnant demonstrating cypress furniture making for students at Lake City Junior High School, East

Date
1982-02-22
Description
Twenty-eight color slides. Working outside from the back of his pick-up truck, Whisnant demonstrated furniture making from cypress. 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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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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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Rufus Adams demonstrating his corn shuck bottom chairsRufus Adams demonstrating his corn shuck bottom chairsStill ImageChairs
Material culture
Furniture
Cornhusk craft
African Americans
Folk festivals
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Demonstrations
Chair caning
Chair-makers
Furniture makers
Furniture making
Furniture maker
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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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Ned Johnson caning chairs at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalNed Johnson caning chairs at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Material culture
Chairs
Furniture makers
Furniture
Craft
Canes
Furniture maker
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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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Hank Whisnant demonstrating cypress furniture making for students at Lake City Junior High School, EastHank Whisnant demonstrating cypress furniture making for students at Lake City Junior High School, EastStill ImageFurniture maker
Education
Schools
Teaching of folklore
Teenagers
Furniture makers
Students
Demonstrations
Furniture
Wicker furniture
Cypress
Chairs
Chair-makers
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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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