|a_s1592_06_tape16||Interview with netmaker Costa Buzier||Sound||Fieldwork|
Beliefs and cultures
Interview with netmaker Costa Buzier
- Two audio cassettes. Interview with Buzier at his netmaking shop by Taylor and Hepburn. He discusses his father as a fisher and shrimper; family history; learning the fishing trade; shrimping; clamming; hurricanes; oystering; local businesses; George Kirvin; recreation activities of fishers; oyster canning; Apalachicola life; learning to make nets; net making tools and methods; shrimp trawls; net mending; weather folklore; superstitions; and netmakers like Billy Burbank. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.
|a_s1576_64_c96-070||Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)||Sound||Folk festivals|
Folklore revival festivals
Personal experience narratives
New Deal, 1933-1939
United States. Work Projects Administration
Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)
- One audio cassette tape. Stetson Kennedy (introduced by Tina Bucuvalas) discusses the WPA and projects they conducted in Florida recording early songs and stories of the state. He notes that minorities were included in the project and speaks of the contributions of Zora Neale Hurston in collecting early history. He also discusses the 1936 Keys Hurricane and working with Allen Lomax.
|Statue commemorating the 1928 hurricane||Statue commemorating the 1928 hurricane||Still Image||Fieldwork|
Statue commemorating the 1928 hurricane
- Four color slides. In 1928, a hurricane struck South Florida, and kiled thousands. Hardest hit were areas such as Moore Haven and Belle Glade. 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.
|a_s1576_02_c78-045||Valley A. Hill interview||Sound||Interviews|
Valley A. Hill interview
- One audio cassette. Hill, 85 years old at the time of the interview, discusses making cotton and nylon fishing nets; the different ways of casting and spreading a net; methods of catching different types of fish; tells a story about catching a shark; talks about his family's background; and describes the 1926 hurricane that hit Miami.
|a_s1685_07_tape19||Winfred Symonette interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project||Sound||Field recordings|
Winfred Symonette interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project
- One audio cassette. Symonette came to Florida in 1912 from the Bahamas. He fished and netted until 1980. In the interview, he discuses moving to Florida; fishing in South Florida; using the moon and weather signs to gauge fishing spots; catching kingfish, mackerel, and blue fish; fish markets in South Florida; use of boats and nets; fishing tackle; the effects of radio, motors, and refrigeration on the fishing industry; the 1928 hurricane; religion; and retiring from the business in 1980.
|WINK-TV story on Florida hurricanes with Frog Smith||WINK-TV story on Florida hurricanes with Frog Smith||Moving Image||Storytellers|
Television broadcasting of news
Interviewing on television
Personal experience narratives
Women television journalists
WINK-TV story on Florida hurricanes with Frog Smith
- One video cassette. (3/4" tape; 9 minutes) Unidentified reporter (Beth ?) interviewing storyteller and folk artist Frog Smith about Florida hurricanes. At the time, Frog was narrating Florida Yesterdays program on WINK.