22 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "German Americans"
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Frederick Benedict interview

Frederick Benedict interview

Date
1976-06-10
Description
Benedict discusses his personal history, the history and culture and lifestyle of those of his religion and denomination (the Old German Baptists' Brethren), and splits within the church due to changes in culture and the birth of inventions such as the telephone, cars, radios, and movies. Loud background noises.
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Dr. Marcus Miller interview

Dr. Marcus Miller interview

Date
1976-06-08
Description
Miller, a family practioner, is the author of Roots by the River (1973), a history of the Old German Baptist Brethern in Miami County, Ohio. On side 1 of the audio cassette, he discusses the culture of his church, the Old German Baptists Brethren Church. He describes his church's stance on a variety of cultural issues and explains their stance on television and radio for entertainment, airplanes, electrical appliances, musical instruments; describes their use of music in worship; talks about their views on particular occupations, the Revolutionary War, taxes, and the separation of church and government. On side 2, Miller continues his conversation with Bulger on his religion's lifestyle and stance on issues. Covers the difference in doctrines and teachings between churches in eastern and western U.S. brotherhoods and the church's position on slavery, the Civil War, wars and conscientious-objecting, civil lawsuits, taxes meant to fund wars, Social Security, art, photography, alcohol and tobacco use, education, roles for women, marriage and birth control. He also describes rituals in the church like conversion, baptism, and the love feast.
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Dr. Marcus Miller interview

Dr. Marcus Miller interview

Date
1976-06-08
Description
Miller, a family practioner, is the author of Roots by the River (1973), a history of the Old German Baptist Brethern in Miami County, Ohio. He talks about his family's history and religious background and the characteristics of various denominations: the traditional Old German Baptist Brethren, the progressive Brethren Church, and the conservative Church of the Brethren. Talks about splits in the German Baptist Church over automobiles and other issues, their opposition to the paying preachers and the establishment of Sunday schools, and some members' choice not to use electricity. He also discusses young people in the church, bible education at home, divisions within the church, friendliness in the church, bans on rubber tires, women making their own dresses, and encouraging beard-wearing in men. He describes children who leave the church, marriage outside the church, the enthusiasm of converts, the Old Brethern in Salida, California, and the use of and choosing of proper automobiles. Miller was born in Montgomery, Ohio.
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Frederick Benedict interview

Frederick Benedict interview

Date
1976-06-10
Description
Benedict explains his preference for smaller schools and the drawbacks of high school and college; his work in printing; his objection to secret societies and clubs; and his preference for simple furniture. He also discusses Old German Baptist Brethren discouragement of photographs, using items for general usage within the group, and denominational splits. Benedict also describes disagreements and contentiousness within the church, the benefits of church fellowship, care for older members of the church, the outlawing of suing and divorcing, and the fact that women may start singing songs only if no men are present. The tape contains loud background noises.
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Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1980-05-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The reel's volume is very low.
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Saturday evening performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Saturday evening performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Date
1980-05-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Collection
German American Social Club Chorus rehearsal for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

German American Social Club Chorus rehearsal for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Date
1987-11-30
Description
One audiocassette.
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Interview with Hungarian embroiderers Margaret Horvath and Elizabeth Spreckelsen

Interview with Hungarian embroiderers Margaret Horvath and Elizabeth Spreckelsen

Date
1985-03-06
Description
One audio cassette. Spreckelsen apprenticed under Margaret Horvath in 1984-1985. Horvath was a Hungarian and moved to the U.S. in 1970. Spreckelsen was from a German American family in New York City. They discuss immigration; family history; learning embroidery; types of Hungarian embroidery; designs; and teaching embroidery. For a transcript, see S 1640, box 2, folder 9. 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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Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Date
1991-06-21
Description
Two DAT tapes. This was the third visit by folklorist Stone; recorded at Groth's residence. Consists of a rehearsal (tape 14) and an interview with Groth (tape 14 and 15). 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 2004.
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Recording of a music rehearsal by autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Recording of a music rehearsal by autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Date
1991-05-05
Description
One DAT tape. 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 2004.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_02_c78-036Frederick Benedict interviewSoundInterviews
Oral histories
Baptists, German
Church membership
German Americans
Christianity
Protestants
Church services
Field recordings
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a_s1576_02_c78-037Dr. Marcus Miller interviewSoundInterviews
Oral histories
Baptists, German
German Americans
Field recordings
Protestants
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a_s1576_03_c79-087Dr. Marcus Miller interviewSoundInterviews
Oral histories
Baptists, German
German Americans
Protestants
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a_s1576_03_c79-088Frederick Benedict interviewSoundInterviews
Baptists, German
German Americans
Protestants
Oral histories
Field recordings
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a_s1576_t80-060Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Dance music
Music, German
German Americans
Drum music
Singers
Dancers
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_t80-065Saturday evening performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Folk singers
Guitar music
Bluegrass music
Old time music
Stringband music
Music, German
German Americans
Guitarist
Singers
Bluegrass musicians
Dancers
Musicians
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a_s1622_03_tape19German American Social Club Chorus rehearsal for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts ProjectSoundField recordings
Rehearsals
German Americans
Choirs
Christmas carols
Christmas music
Christmas
Religious holidays
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a_s1640_20_tape10Interview with Hungarian embroiderers Margaret Horvath and Elizabeth SpreckelsenSoundNeedleworkers
Embroiderers
Apprentices
Interviews
Sound recordings
Emigration and immigration
Family history
Embroidery
Needlework
German Americans
Hungarians Americans
Teaching of folklore
Textile arts
Decorative arts
Design
Life histories
Oral histories
Occupational groups
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a_s1640_22_tape14Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl BelangerSoundFieldwork
Apprentices
Zither
Autoharp
String instruments
Musical instruments
German Americans
Women apprentices
Music rehearsals
Old time music
Country music
Interviews
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Harpists
Musicians
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a_s1640_22_tape16Recording of a music rehearsal by autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl BelangerSoundFieldwork
Zither
Autoharp
String instruments
Musical instruments
German Americans
Women apprentices
Music rehearsals
Old time music
Country music
Apprentices
Harpists
Musicians
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