342 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Life histories"
Centenarian Ike Ward discussing his life

Centenarian Ike Ward discussing his life

Date
Description
Five black and white photos. Ike Ward was 108 when these photos were taken on his front porch in Seville, Florida. 2 June 1980.
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Centenarian Ike Ward with Florida folklorists

Centenarian Ike Ward with Florida folklorists

Date
Description
One black and white print. Ike Ward was 108 years old at the time -- 2 June 1980. In the photograph, he is sitting on his front porch with folklorists Doug Leatherbury and Dwight Devane.
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Copy of the radio program Florida Sand: The Life and Works of Will McLean

Copy of the radio program Florida Sand: The Life and Works of Will McLean

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Copy of the Florida Sand special program for NPR's Folk Festival USA series. The program was written by singer Gamble Rogers and edited and produced by Deborah Lamberton and Flawn Williams. The program was mixed at WHA studios in Madison, Wisconsin. The show celebrated the songs and life of Florida singer/songwriter Will McLean. The show includes memories and stories by Rogers, Boltin, and McLean, plus McLean singing several of his songs.
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Cowboy musician Jim Bob Tinsley

Cowboy musician Jim Bob Tinsley

Date
1984-03-09
Description

Two audio cassettes. C84-10: Interview with Jim Bob Tinsley and Dottie Tinsley as part of the Library Folklife Program; Jim Bob describes his early life and how he learned to play music and how he got into cowboy music; Woodmen of the World Band; joining the Navy playing in a band in Africa during World War II; tells stories about the songs he performs as well as about Gene Autry and Winston Churchill; Dottie describes clogging steps. C84-11: Continuation of interview and performance in C84-10; he continues discussing cowboy music and the songs he performs; vagabonds; WLS National Barndance; Dr. John R. Brinkley stations in Mexico and Texas; continuation of traditions in singing and writing cowboy songs; his book; Jim Reeves; his albums.

 

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Diamond Tooth Mary McClain: Roll Back the Years

Diamond Tooth Mary McClain: Roll Back the Years

Date
1990
Description
One video recording (VHS; 21 minutes) Documentary on blues singer McClain. Includes interviews with Pete Gallagher and pianist Willie James. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1986. She died on 4 April 2000.
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Eddie Johnson interview

Eddie Johnson interview

Date
1984-01-27
Description
Johnson, a quartet singer, describes his early childhood and his family's move from Georgia to Florida in 1927; early jobs; early involvement with gospel singing through church; remembers such groups as the Bright Star Jubilee Singers, Stars of Harmony, and Sons of Daniel; singing with the Spiritual Harmonizers; the Florida Nightingales; his family; work as a manager of singing groups; radio program in Coral Gables; Henry Stone, who recorded his group, the Suwannee Quintet.
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Edgar & Ora Archambeau interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Edgar & Ora Archambeau interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-04-07
Description
Four audio cassettes. Tape 6 is the first tape in the series, followed by 1 through 3. The Archambeaus were shop owners on Worth Avenue in West Palm Beach. Over the years they collected memorabilia and stories about the history of the area. Orignally from Morristown, New Jersey, they moved to Florida in the late 1940s.
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Erna Papard interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Erna Papard interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-08-19
Description
Two audio cassettes. Parpard describes growing up in Heidelburg, Germany; learning embroidery and knitting from her mother and grandmother; types of stitching; items made (dolls, clothes, slippers); childhood and schooling during 1930s Germany; Polish farm workers; her mother's death; taking care of her grandmother; emigrating to the US in 1937, and to Florida in 1960; dollmaking; writing poetry; and teaching embroidery to her grandchildren.
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Friday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 2)

Friday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
1994-05-27
Description
One audio cassette. Trask was a citrus worker from Highland City. Chancey was a storyteller from Bartow. Her session continues on C94-51.
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Friday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 5)

Friday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 5)

Date
1994-05-27
Description
One audio cassette. Chancey was a storyteller from Bartow. Albritton was from Lithia, Florida. Happy Land was the first song Albritton learned. All songs derive from either the BF White Sacred Harp book (Cooper Revision) or the original Sacred harp book (Denson Revision).
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Centenarian Ike Ward discussing his lifeCentenarian Ike Ward discussing his lifeStill ImageOld age
Elderly, the
African Americans
Oral narratives
Oral communication
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Porches
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Centenarian Ike Ward with Florida folkloristsCentenarian Ike Ward with Florida folkloristsStill ImageElderly, the
Life histories
Oral communication
Oral narratives
Porches
African Americans
Old age
Folklorists
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a_s1576_04_c80-022Copy of the radio program Florida Sand: The Life and Works of Will McLeanSoundMusic performance
Radio programs
Composers
Guitar music
Singing
Folk singers
Interviews
Life histories
Oral performance
Poetry
Singers
Guitarist
Composer
Musicians
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a_s1576_12_c84-010bCowboy musician Jim Bob TinsleySoundCowboys
Life histories
Interviews
Oral histories
Country music
Country dancing
Clogging
Demonstrations
Music performance
Ranching
Libraries
Clog dancing
Musicians
Singers
Dancers
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Diamond Tooth Mary McClain: Roll Back the YearsDiamond Tooth Mary McClain: Roll Back the YearsMoving ImagePianists
Musicians
Documentary videos
Blues (Music)
Rhythm and blues music
African Americans
Music performance
Singing
Interviewing on television
Interviews
Life histories
Blues singers
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a_s1576_12_c84-006Eddie Johnson interviewSoundField recordings
Life histories
Interviews
Oral narratives
African Americans
Gospel music
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a_s1685_04_tape01Edgar & Ora Archambeau interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Local history
Selling
Retail stores
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a_s1685_06_tape28Erna Papard interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project SoundEmbroidery
Knitting
Needlework
Field recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Clothing
Life histories
Dollmaking
Emigration
Family history
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a_s1576_33_c94-050Friday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 2)SoundFarm workers
Storytellers
Farmers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Workshops (Adult education)
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Citrus fruit industry
Citrus industry
Agriculture
Farming
Orange industry
Oral narratives
Storytelling
Tales
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a_s1576_33_c94-053Friday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 5)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Storytelling
A capella singers
A capella singing
Oral narratives
Tales
Shape note singing
Musical tradition, sacred
Personal experience narratives
Religious songs
Life histories
Singing
Storytellers
Shape note singers
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