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Interview with basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Interview with basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1978-04-14
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Clarke, born in Jefferson County in 1904, started making white oak baskets when she was 13. She learned to do so from her parents and grandparents and discusses the types of baskets she made and explains how she makes them. She also discusses her grandparents - - who were once slaves - - and talks about the changes Lamont, Florida, has undergone throughout the years. In addition, she talks about planting and harvesting collards, peas, sweet corn, tomatoes, okra, and snap beans, and she discusses cooking collards and snap beans. Side 2: Clarke continues her discussion on foods and wild plants like the palm tree bud [??], polk salad (poisonous), elephant ears, tanion, and pepper grass. Also, she describes home remedies such as mint, ragweed, tallow, turpentine and camphos, castor oil and turpentine, cow water (for whooping cough), "Yellow Gal" (for fever), asaphidity bag. Further, she talks about growing up on a plantation, travels to Syracuse, New York, New Jersey, and Naples, Florida, talks about her relatives, and discusses finishing baskets by soaking them in water for a brown finish.
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Interview with basketmaker Lucreaty Clark

Interview with basketmaker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1979-10-31
Description
Six reel to reels. Lucreaty Clark was a white oak basket maker, a tradition that stretched back in her family to antebellum times. In 1979, no one else was making split white oak baskets, and she presumed the tradition would die with her. (In the mid-1980s, she trained her grandson Alphonso Jennings to make white oak baskets.) T79-23: Topics included plantation work, cooking, her first marriage, her children, Brer Rabbit tales, games, and smoking beef. T79-25: Clark discusses how she chooses the white oak to make her baskets, how she splits the wood, her tools, selling the baskets, sues of the baskets, and how her parents taught her the skill. T79-26: Clark talks about raising hogs, Christmas baskets, and various basket types. T79-27: Clark talks about giving birth, weather predictions, raising her kids, snakes in the area, and her grandchildren. T79-28: Recording of Clark making a basket while she narrates throughout the process. Afterwards, she talks about -- and tells -- stories from her childhood, including ghost stories, Brer rabbit tales, and Little Red Riding Hood. T79-29: She discusses marriage and kids, midwives, losing her last child during childbirth, morning sickness, medicinal cures for childbirth pains, birthmarks, pregnancy superstitions, and how to finish a basket.
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Interview with Donnie Gader

Interview with Donnie Gader

Date
1984-10-24
Description
Four audio cassettes. C84-118: Audio is quiet on interviewer at the start. Donnie Gader recollects songs from her childhood and how she learned them, including: "Rosewood Casket"; "Lilac Trees"; "I'm a Little Curly Head" (rhyme); lullabyes; "The Shoemakers"; "Good Morning, Merry Sunshine"; songs about Jessie James; "Pollywollydoodle"; "Southern Lullabye"; discusses racial words in songs; songs learned from black community: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; hymns: "Amazing Grace"; "Rock of Ages"; song about a circus bear; learning songs from school teachers; "The Raggedy Man" (poem); and others. C84-119: Donnie Gader talks about home butchering; home remedies such as cornmeal gruel, pot liquor, fevergrass, Jerusalem oat root, dog fennels, and others; the local doctor; planting by the signs; farm living and crafts; games; talks about her journal; Christmas songs such as "Up on the Housetop"; "Jolly Old St. Nicholas"; Christmas tree traditions; making kites with flour and water for glue; her father and working with him at the gristmill; changes in fashion when she was young; life during the Great Depression and afterwards; various jobs she held in a sewing factory and packaging/locker plant. C84-120: Donnie Gader begins by discussing her family history; talks about the cotton gin, gristmill, and shingle mill her family ran; milking cows and making butter; butchering and the community aspect of it; peanut boiling and the community aspect of it; learning music by ear; discusses her second husband's French/Minorcan heritage; datil peppers. C84-121: Donnie Gader discusses and sings songs such as "Frankie and Johnnie"; "After the Ball"; "Down at the Old Garden Gate"; "The Old Rusty Mill" [?]; singing in the cottonfields; racism in cotton picking; song about a bole weevil; talks about her father and family history [sounds as if she reads from her journal at times]; father's talents as a musician; sings songs he sang: "Love Lifted Me"; "What A Friend We Have in Jesus"; community "sings"; foods.
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Interview with Ethel Santiago on Seminole healing and stories

Interview with Ethel Santiago on Seminole healing and stories

Date
1984
Description
Four reel to reels. Santiago discusses healing, medicine, gathering herbs, types of medicinal herbs used, healing training, gender roles, proper bahvior for Seminole women, trickster stories (rabbit stories), fire origin stories, the Green Corn Dance, and uses of fire. The Seminole Video Project was a joint project between the Florida Folklife Program and WFSU-TV. Completed in Spring 1984, and financed by a Florida Endowment for the Humanities grant with the support of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the project culminated in a thirty-minute documentary entitled "Four Corners of the Earth" which profiled Ethel Santiago, a Seminole craftswoman and Tribal representative. The program addressed such issues as cultural retention within contemporary society; the role of women in Seminole society; traditional Seminole foods, arts, and medicine; and the changing emphasis on clan affiliations. The project covered Seminoles on the Big Cypress and Hollywood Reservations and at Immokalee, Florida. Raw video footage, along with the finished product, can be found in S 1615, V84-16 through V-84-24. Images from the project can be found in S 1577, v. 23, slides S83-2994 - S83-3020.
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Interview with midwife Annie Mae Taylor

Interview with midwife Annie Mae Taylor

Date
1979-06-06
Description
One reel to reel. Taylor discusses her life and career as a midwife. Topics include family history; training with a local doctor; childbirth; medicinal treatments; pre-natal care; her first delivery in 1953; complications in childbirth including tearing, placenta, twins, and breached births; birth-related superstitions; labor pains; and monetary charges. Bonnie Carden, another midwife, also joins in towards the end of the interview.
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Interview with Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary Johns

Interview with Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary Johns

Date
1995-01-25
Description
Two audio cassettes. Images of Billie and Johns at Billie's home on the couch. Johns was funded to learn from Billie traditional Seminole herbal medicine including preparation of herbs, herbal treatments, healing songs, and the historical background. 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, and then Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Jeanette Cypress interview for the Seminole Video Project

Jeanette Cypress interview for the Seminole Video Project

Date
1984-03-29
Description
One reel-to-reel recording. Cypress was the daughter of Agnes Cypress and granddaughter Susie Billie, both Seminole medicine women. She discusses her education; growing up at Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation; learning traditional medicine from her family; medicine songs; the Seminole clan system; leadership at reservations; women's roles at reservations; the women's rights movements' effect upon Seminole women; differences between medicine women and medicine men in Seminole society; traditional medicinal practices; the Green Corn Dance; Christianity; and bilingual education.
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Lena Osceola & Ethel Santiago interview for the Seminole Video Project

Lena Osceola & Ethel Santiago interview for the Seminole Video Project

Date
1983-08-09
Description
Eight reel to reels. (Copied onto audio cassettes C84-108 through C84-111 in S 1576). A long interview with Ethel Santiago, with Lena Osceola contributing at the start. They discuss the clan system, marriage, (T84-111) the Green Corn Dance, dugout canoes, ranching, medicine, parental roles, education, healing (T84-112), palmetto basket making, Harriet Bedell, Christianity, gender roles, reservation politics and government, (T84-113) Mikasuki language, cultural loss and retention, Big Cypress Reservation, foodways, bread, sofkee, (T84-114), air boats, tourism, cures, marriage, Green Corn Dance, ball games, Seminole religion and beliefs, (T84-115) animal tales, child rearing, pregnancy, twin stories, the effects of television (T84-116) and various Seminole stories/tales (T84-117). Much of the recordings are marred by background construction noise. The Seminole Video Project was a joint project between the Florida Folklife Program and WFSU-TV. Completed in Spring 1984, and financed by a Florida Endowment for the Humanities grant with the support of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the project culminated in a thirty-minute documentary entitled "Four Corners of the Earth" which profiled Ethel Santiago, a Seminole craftswoman and Tribal representative. The program addressed such issues as cultural retention within contemporary society; the role of women in Seminole society; traditional Seminole foods, arts, and medicine; and the changing emphasis on clan affiliations. The project covered Seminoles on the Big Cypress and Hollywood Reservations and at Immokalee, Florida. Raw video footage, along with the finished product, can be found in S 1615, V84-16 through V-84-24. Images from the project can be found in S 1577, v. 23, slides S83-2994 - S83-3020.
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Recording of Agnes Cypress and Susie Billie identifying medicinal herbs

Recording of Agnes Cypress and Susie Billie identifying medicinal herbs

Date
1985-03-28
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recording of Billie and Cypress identifying medicinal herbs and discussing their uses. For images of the identifications, see S 1577, v. 31. 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, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year until 2003.
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Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 10)

Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 10)

Date
1996-05-26
Description
One audio cassette tape. Cantor Joel Fox continues from C96-127 and gives a Hebrew lesson. A cantor (Latin for "singer") is often called a hazzan in the Jewish church. This person leads the synagogue in singing. Fox was from Dallas, Texas. As a teen, his family moved to Israel. While there, Fox attended the Rubin Academy of Art and Israel Institute of Cantorial Art. From 1989 to 1992, he served in the Israel Defense Force, then moved North Florida, where he became the Jacksonville Jewish Center's cantor. He later was the cantor for Atlanta's Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Maude Scott (from Jacksonville, FL), herbalist talks about herbs, healing, nutrition and health. Specifically she discusses bayberry myrtle, Spanish moss, garlic, horseradish, fig leaves, rabbit tobacco, and life everlasting. Continues on C96-129.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_02_c78-047Interview with basket maker Lucreaty ClarkSoundBasket maker
Interviews
Basket work
Basket making
Basketry
African Americans
White oak
Family history
Life histories
Agriculture
Family farming
Seed crops
Food preparation
Food habits
Plants
Flora
Harvesting
Healers
Medicine
Fieldwork
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a_s1576_t79-023Interview with basketmaker Lucreaty ClarkSoundFieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Life histories
Oral history
Personal experience narratives
White oak
Basket making
Basket work
Basketry
Baskets
Family history
Marriage
Trickster tales
Animal tales
Childbirth
Children
Supernatural legends
Beliefs and cultures
Domestic arts
Midwives
Healers
Basket maker
Storytellers
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a_s1576_15_c84-118Interview with Donnie GaderSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Minorcan Americans
Minorcans
Family history
Songs
Healers
Holidays
Christmas
Gristmills
Cooking and dining
Singing
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a_s1576_t84-130Interview with Ethel Santiago on Seminole healing and storiesSoundHealer
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Documentary videos
Interviews
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Indian reservations
Native Americans
Alternative medicine
Medicine & culture
Demonstrations
Natural medicine
Healers
Herbs
Flora
Plants
Fire
Religious rites
Beliefs and cultures
Animal tales
Trickster tales
Storytelling
Fables
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a_s1576_t79-005Interview with midwife Annie Mae TaylorSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral history
Personal experience narratives
African Americans
Midwifery
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Health
Labor
Children
Natural medicine
Natural childbirth
Healers
Family history
Beliefs and cultures
Midwives
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a_s1640_25_tape07Interview with Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary JohnsSoundFieldwork
Apprentices
Seminole Indians
Ethnicity, Seminole
Native Americans
Health
Elderly, the
Healers
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Jeanette Cypress interview for the Seminole Video Project Jeanette Cypress interview for the Seminole Video Project soundNurses
Healer
Field recordings
Interviews
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Complementary and alternative medicine
Nursing
Healers
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Lena Osceola & Ethel Santiago interview for the Seminole Video ProjectLena Osceola & Ethel Santiago interview for the Seminole Video ProjectsoundBasket maker
Field recordings
Interviews
Seminole Indians
Tribal lands
Native Americans
Clans
Folktales
Folk dance -- Seminole
Rituals
Religious songs
Foodways
Storytelling
Basket making
Sweetgrass baskets
Palmetto weaving
Healers
Complementary and alternative medicine
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a_s1640_20_tape04Recording of Agnes Cypress and Susie Billie identifying medicinal herbsSoundInterviews
Sound recordings
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Healers
Health
Herbs
Plants
Flora
Medicine
Natural medicine
Alternative medicine
Healer
Herbalists
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a_s1576_65_c96-128Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 10)SoundHerbalists
Pianists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Judaism
Herbs
Health
Oral performance
Alternative medicine
Natural medicine
Singing
Piano music
Cantors (Judaism)
Healers
Singers
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