131 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Labor"
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Interview with cigar maker Mrs. Walsh

Interview with cigar maker Mrs. Walsh

Date
1977-01-26
Description
One audio cassette. Walsh owned a cigar making factory in Key West. Mrs. Walsh discusses when and how she opened her factory, the mechanics of running her business, how they make cigars, and she describes her sole steady employee, George Culmer.
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Interview with turpentiner Harry Cooper

Interview with turpentiner Harry Cooper

Date
1977-07-11
Description
Two audio cassettes. Cooper discusses his turpentining methods past and present and discusses turpentining terms. Recorded at the Stephen Foster Center.

 

 

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Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1978-04-17
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-48: Rains, born December 24, 1894, discusses wrought ironwork. He learned the trade from his father, a former slave from Americus, Georgia. Rains began the practice himself in 1912. He discusses his work on wagons, wheels, and tools and talks of how he does restoration work for historical societies. Side 2, C78-48: Rains discusses his philosophy on life, making decorative hinges and tie backs; making unusual items; making white oak baskets; work on the farm, etc. Side 1, C78-49: Discusses his family, his blacksmith shop and equipment, his church, his membership in the Farmers' Union, Elizabethan Missionary Baptist Church, exhibiting for fairs and events, shoeing horses, etc.
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Interview with cook Flora Mae Hunter

Interview with cook Flora Mae Hunter

Date
1983-04-13
Description
Two audio cassettes. On side one, Hunter discusses her life's history and her experiences as a cook in various homes and plantations in Florida, Georgia, and Ohio. After marrying, she was hired as a cook for the Baker family at the Horseshoe plantation and worked for them for thirty-six years. She cooked for many prominent guests, including the former Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Mr. and Mrs. Tolbert, and others. She discusses serving food at field trials (dog racing contests held at plantations); cooking collard greens for her family; pan broiling quail; cooking over coal and wood; differences in the kinds of food she cooked for her family and the kinds of food she cooked for the families she worked for; and her parents' farming work. On side two, Hunter discusses a story about making deviled eggs in a version she named Horseshoe eggs; learning to cook both by experimentation and by instruction; her favorite recipes (turkey dressing, chicken sandwiches); remembering how her family members butchered hogs to make sausage and liver pudding; grinding cane; her quilt making; attending Springhill Missionary Baptist Church; playing instruments at church; and the successes of her grandchildren.
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Copies of the 1985 radio program: Working Lives

Copies of the 1985 radio program: Working Lives

Date
1985
Description
Seven audio cassettes. NOTE: Because this is a copyrighted recording, no copies can be made of the tapes. Copies of a 1985 radio documentary on Alabama worker cultures that was created by the University of Alabama's Archives of American Minority Cultures. Created in 1979.
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Interview with net maker Martin Cooper

Interview with net maker Martin Cooper

Date
1984-07-24
Description
Fifteen color slides. For images of Cooper, see S 1577, v. 37. Cooper, also a fisher, discusses local (Mayport) Swedish and Portuguese fishers; starting out as a fisher in the 1950s; his work as a fisher and as a security guard at Mayport naval base; entering the net business; river shrimping; various seafood licenses; the changing nature of shrimp boats and the trade; the process of making a net; catching mullet; net styles; time involved in netmaking; materials for making nets; various types of nets; and repairing nets. 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, 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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Sunday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 5)

Sunday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 5)

Date
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Cornelius Wright, John Mealing, Charlie Vinson, Allen Jones, and Elder Brown discuss Gandy Dancing or railroad tie/rail installing and sing songs related to the work. Wright talks about his background, how he got into rail-laying and the process of rail-laying; the songs match the rhythm of laying rails. The theme for the 1993 Florida Folklife Area was transportation.
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Interview with cigar roller Domingo Rojas

Interview with cigar roller Domingo Rojas

Date
1978
Description
One reel to reel.
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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 Cuban cigar maker Raphael Martinez

Interview with Cuban cigar maker Raphael Martinez

Date
1980-04-02
Description
Three reel to reels. The interview is in Spanish, with Hernandez translating. Reel T80-43 has the original interview in Spanish. Reel T80-42 has an English translation. Reel T80-43b is a duplicate of T80-43. Martinez discusses emigrating from Cuba to Florida in 1962; making cigars; cigar factories in South Florida; the cigar making process; lectors (people who read out loud while workers rolled cigars); gender roles in the business; and the differences in Tampa and Miami cigars. Excerpts from the interview can be found on T80-94. Interview conducted for a slide/tape program on Cuban-Americans, a copy of which can be found on T80-95.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_01_c77-012aInterview with cigar maker Mrs. WalshSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Cigar industry
Cigars
Oral narratives
Life histories
Tobacco
Factories
Labor
Business
Cigar making
Cigar makers
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a_s1576_01_c77-027Interview with turpentiner Harry CooperSoundInterviews
Turpentine
Turpentining
Turpentine industry workers
Turpentine industry and trade
Pine
Occupational groups
Labor
African Americans
Turpentiners
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a_s1576_02_c78-048Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundInterviews
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Family history
Life histories
Metal products
Slavery
African Americans
Labor
Labor unions
Fieldwork
Blacksmiths
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a_s1576_09_c83-056Interview with cook Flora Mae Hunter SoundFieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Cooking and dining
Occupational groups
Food preparation
Labor
Occupational training
Plantations
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Cooks
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a_s1576_17_c85-035Copies of the 1985 radio program: Working LivesSoundDocumentaries Radio
Radio
Radio programs
Occupational groups
Occupational folklore
Labor
Workers
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a_s1576_23_c86-198Interview with net maker Martin CooperSoundNet maker
Fishers
Fishing nets
Occupational groups
Nets
Netmaking
Workplace
Workshops
Weaving
Occupational folklore
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Maritime folklore
Labor
Shrimpers (persons)
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a_s1576_43_d93-042Sunday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 5)SoundSingers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Railroad work
Labor
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
African Americans
Tools
Dancers
Railroads Employees
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a_s1576_t78-324Interview with cigar roller Domingo RojasSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Occupational groups
Occupational folklore
Labor
Cuban Americans
Cigar industry
Cigar making
Cigar makers
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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_s1576_t80-042Interview with Cuban cigar maker Raphael MartinezSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Cigar industry
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Cigar making
Emigration and immigration
Occupational groups
Factories
Labor
Tobacco
Workplace
Gender roles
Cigar makers
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