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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Knifesmiths"
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Interview with musical instrument maker Dick Wagner

Interview with musical instrument maker Dick Wagner

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Two audio cassettes. Wagner discusses his Georgia origins; his education at UNF; learning instrument making from his father as a child; repairing instruments; playing the cello and various other stringed instruments; bass, fiddle, banjo, guitar; knife making; toy making; making guitars, banjoes, violins, and dulcimers; various inlays; Stradivarius and his techniques; patterns; and prices charged. Images of Wagner can be found in S 1577, v. 37. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. 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, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Interview with oyster shucking knife maker Loys Cain

Interview with oyster shucking knife maker Loys Cain

Date
1986-10-14
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Cain, who made oyster shucking knives. He was born on 15 October, 1909 in Lynn Haven, Florida. Shucking is the removal of oysters from their shell. For images of Cain, see S 1577, v. 46; and S 1592, box 4, folder 1. 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.
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Knives made by Bobby Jones

Knives made by Bobby Jones

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Seven color slides. Jones was a self-taught knife maker, making the handles and blades. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
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Michael Sapp with his fiddle and knives

Michael Sapp with his fiddle and knives

Date
1986-11-13
Description
Seven color slides. Taken in his home. Images of Sapp with the fiddle and knives he made. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Oyster shucking knife maker Loys Cain

Oyster shucking knife maker Loys Cain

Date
1986-10-14
Description
Twenty color slides. Images of Cain in his shop making an oyster shucking knife. Shucking is the removal of oysters from their shell. For more of Cain, see S 1577, Box 4, folder 5. For an interview, see S 1592, box 8, tape 10. 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.
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Oyster shucking knife maker Loys Cain

Oyster shucking knife maker Loys Cain

Date
1986-10-14
Description
One contact sheet with thirty-six images. Images of Loys in his shop making an oyster shucking knife. Shucking is the removal of oysters from their shell. For more of Cain, see S 1577, v. 46. 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.
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Robert Osceola carving a knife

Robert Osceola carving a knife

Date
1982
Description
Five color slides. The images were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other with traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
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a_s1576_22_c86-178Interview with musical instrument maker Dick WagnerSoundMusical instrument maker
Fieldwork
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Sound recordings
Musical instruments
String instruments
Banjoes
Guitar
Guitarists
Fiddles
Bass guitars
Knifesmiths
Woodwork
Toy making
Carpentry
Music
Guitar makers
Musicians
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a_s1592_06_tape12Interview with oyster shucking knife maker Loys CainSoundFieldwork
Knives
Occupational groups
Metal craft
Knife grinding
Tools
Oyster industries
Workshops
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Interviews
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Life histories
Artisans
Knifesmiths
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Knives made by Bobby JonesKnives made by Bobby JonesStill ImageBands (Music)
Bluegrass musicians
Fieldwork
Knives
Metal craft
Material culture
Woodwork
Knifesmiths
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Michael Sapp with his fiddle and knivesMichael Sapp with his fiddle and knivesStill ImageFieldwork
Material culture
Fiddles
String instruments
Musical instruments
Violin
Knives
Metalwork
Knifesmiths
Musical instrument maker
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Oyster shucking knife maker Loys CainOyster shucking knife maker Loys CainStill ImageFieldwork
Knives
Occupational groups
Metal craft
Knife grinding
Tools
Oyster industries
Workshops
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Artisans
Knifesmiths
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Oyster shucking knife maker Loys CainOyster shucking knife maker Loys CainStill ImageArtisans
Fieldwork
Knives
Occupational groups
Metal craft
Knife grinding
Tools
Oyster industries
Workshops
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Knifesmiths
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Robert Osceola carving a knifeRobert Osceola carving a knifeStill ImageSeminole Indians
Native Americans
Indian reservations
Wood carving
Woodwork
Woodworking tools
Knives
Wood craft
Material culture
Demonstrations
Knifesmiths
Wood carvers
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