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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Life histories"
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Albert and Jessie DeVane interview

Albert and Jessie DeVane interview

Date
1958-07-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. The DeVanes were considered experts on Florida's Seminole Indians. They arranged many of the Seminole performers at the Florida Folk Festival.
Collection
Alonzo Curry interview for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Alonzo Curry interview for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Date
1987-11-23
Description
One audiocassette. Curry was a farmer since the 1940s. He discusses getting started in farming: clearing fields; developing his process, and deciding on crops. He also discusses his crops: watermelons, cucumbers, tomatoes; special needs for each; changes to the environment; main issue: water control; debt; financing; small farmers; plastic farming; and cattle raising (his other business).
Collection
Anne Pesonen interview

Anne Pesonen interview

Date
1981-09-02
Description
Three audio cassettes. Pesonen, who moved to the United States in 1971, talks about her life in Finland and the United States. Copied onto T81-90, T81-91 & T81-92.
Collection
Annie Coleman interview

Annie Coleman interview

Date
1977-01-14
Description
One audio cassette. The interview is difficult to hear. Coleman discusses her life and quilting.
Collection
Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Date
1991-06-21
Description
Two DAT tapes. This was the third visit by folklorist Stone; recorded at Groth's residence. Consists of a rehearsal (tape 14) and an interview with Groth (tape 14 and 15). 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. The program was continued each year through 2004.
Collection
Billy Burbank interview

Billy Burbank interview

Date
1980-07-11
Description
One reel-to-reel tape. Burbank discusses the history and practices of the net making trade. The interview begins with Burbank describing how his grandfather began the family business, Burbank Trawlmakers Inc., in 1915. Since then, Burbank nets had been used by people in the US from North Carolina down to Florida and up the Gulf Coast through the Texas Panhandle area. In addition, their nets were exported to Central and South America as well as Africa. At the time of the interview, Burbank Trawlmakers was the largest producer of fishing nets in the United States. Stories about the family business include nets made for President Nixon and a fishing boat that accidentally caught a submarine in its trawl nets. In addition, Burbank also describes the different net types and uses – including flat nets, four seam balloon nets, two seam balloon nets, and a modification that Burbank developed called the Mongoose, which is actually two nets in one. He also describes the net making process, and the various tools and skills involved.
Collection
Buddy Maddox program

Buddy Maddox program

Date
1984-03-31
Description
Two audio cassettes. Public program for NEH Library Grant: Turpentining, Blacksmithing, Castnet Making Buddy Maddox talks of growing up in the turpentining business with his father; his schooling; his marriage; working the ferry with his father; turpentine forests; blacksmithing career; cast net making; fishing.
Collection
Carlos Salazarte and Carlos Oliva interview

Carlos Salazarte and Carlos Oliva interview

Date
1981-08-17
Description
Salazarte and Oliva talk about their family histories and how they came to immigrate to the U.S. and Miami; their experiences as musicians and Latin music promoters; Little Havana; and Latin American celebrations and customs. Oliva discusses his experience with his band, Los Sobrinos del Juez (The Judge’s Nephews), and his musical directorship of the Miami Sound Machine. Copied from T81-82 & T81-83.
Collection
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.
Collection
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.

 

Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2043_00056Albert and Jessie DeVane interviewSoundInterviews
Oral histories
Oral history
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Florida history
Seminole Indians
Authors
Historian
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a_s1622_04_tape11Alonzo Curry interview for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Life histories
Occupational folklore
Agricultural implements
Family farms
Farm life
Farming
Sales
Watermelons
Vegetables
Plants
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a_s1576_06_c81-061Anne Pesonen interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Finnish Americans
Emigration and immigration
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a_s1576_01_c77-005bAnnie Coleman interviewSoundInterviews
Oral narratives
Quilting
Life histories
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a_s1640_22_tape14Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl BelangerSoundFieldwork
Apprentices
Zither
Autoharp
String instruments
Musical instruments
German Americans
Women apprentices
Music rehearsals
Old time music
Country music
Interviews
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Harpists
Musicians
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a_s1576_t80-082Billy Burbank interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Netmaking
Seafood industry
Weaving
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a_s1576_14_c84-090Buddy Maddox programSoundBlacksmiths
Turpentiners
Net maker
Libraries
Life histories
Oral histories
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Turpentine industry workers
Turpentining
Blacksmithing
Net makers
Fishing nets
Maritime life
Florida history
Fishers
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a_s1576_06_c81-053Carlos Salazarte and Carlos Oliva interviewSoundField recordings
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Emigration and immigration
Music business
Family history
Oral histories
Interviews
Latinos
Life histories
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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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