88 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Local history"
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Artist E. A. (Frog) Smith at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Artist E. A. (Frog) Smith at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1983-05
Description
Three color slides.
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Interview with Greek musician Alex Platonias

Interview with Greek musician Alex Platonias

Date
1989-06
Description
One audio cassette. Platonias discusses his life, including emigrating to New York from Greece, his family background, learning Greek music, folk dances, naming songs, sponge diving, payment customs in Greece, and education. Recorded at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts festival, which can be heard in the background. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
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Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Date
1989-06-25
Description
One audio cassette. Greek immigrant and musician Katsanos first came to Tarpon Springs in 1919, at which time he already had his first professional record behind him. He recorded for Columbia, RCA, and Decca. He also performed around the world. He discusses playing, learning music, and life in Tarpon Springs. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Interview with Gene Rawls

Interview with Gene Rawls

Date
1983-05-07
Description
Two audio cassettes. Rawls, an auctioneer at a cattlemen's market in Lakeland and Tampa, talks about working in agriculture. He discusses attending auctioneering school in Iowa; learning agribusiness; having stage fright; working with and controlling crowds of people; how to begin an auction; controlling his voice; the longest sale (it started on a Thursday afternoon at 1:00 PM and ended that Wednesday at 7:00 AM); learning how to talk fast; the use of "hot shots," improvements in the quality of cattle in Florida; and methods in taking care of his voice including taking a lot of vitamin A, putting salt water in one's nose, and drinking Gatorade; and dealing with hecklers and crooks.
Collection
History of Suwannee County and Its Black Settlers

History of Suwannee County and Its Black Settlers

Date
1989-09-26
Description
One video recording (VHS; 2 hours) Created by Chestine Epps Curry for the Suwannee County Historical County for Black History month. Includes a re-enactment of emancipation, interview with Charles Shelton author of book on the county and the son of Jessie Reddick Shelton, who was the county's oldest resident (she died at 105), the local NAACP, remarks by the Suwannee County school superintendent and other local leaders, students at Douglas High School, and the local sewing club. Included with the video are handwritten notes by folklorist Beth Higgs. Suwannee County.
Collection
Interview with storyteller Ed Winn

Interview with storyteller Ed Winn

Date
1994-01-03
Description
Two audio cassettes. An interview with storyteller and local author Winn. A lifelong Florida native, he discusses traditional Central Florida culture. He read most of his stories. For more information, see file in S 1664, box 5, folder 31.
Collection
Florida Heritage Award winner Myrtle Dudley

Florida Heritage Award winner Myrtle Dudley

Date
1991-03
Description
Eight color slides. Images of Margaret Dudley winning the Florida Heritage Award in March 1991.
Collection
Interview with Myakka City resident Peter Burkart

Interview with Myakka City resident Peter Burkart

Date
1984
Description
Two reel to reels. Burkart was recent Myakka resident-- moved there c. 1977. He discusses the sense of community there, rural life, traditional practices, livestock raising, bee keeping, leisure, selling produce, and socializing. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
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Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 3)

Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 3)

Date
1995-10-21
Description
One DAT tape. Grooms is continued on tape 4. There were two programs (morning and evening) for the 1995 Songs Along the Suwannee concert, recorded onto five DAT tapes. Tape 3 contains both the finale of the AM program (described in another entry) and the start of the evening program.
Collection
Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 4)

Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 4)

Date
1989-10-21
Description
One DAT tape. There were two programs (morning and evening) for the 1995 Songs Along the Suwannee concert, recorded onto five DAT tapes.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Artist E. A. (Frog) Smith at the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalArtist E. A. (Frog) Smith at the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageArtists
Folk festivals
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Storytelling
Florida history
Public speaking
Elderly, the
Local history
Oral performance
Storytellers
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a_s1576_26_c89-029Interview with Greek musician Alex PlatoniasSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Local history
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Musicians
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a_s1576_26_c89-028Interview with Greek musician Phil DemasSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Local history
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_10_c83-107Interview with Gene RawlsSoundAuctioneers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Local history
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Auctioneering
Auctions
Selling
Oral performance
Agriculture
Livestock
Cattle
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History of Suwannee County and Its Black SettlersHistory of Suwannee County and Its Black SettlersMoving ImageAuthors
Students
Public officer
African Americans
Education
Interviews
Documentary videos
Florida history
Local history
African Americans Segregation
Schools
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a_s1664_07_tape67Interview with storyteller Ed WinnSoundAuthors
Fieldwork
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Life histories
Oral history
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Local history
Storytellers
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Florida Heritage Award winner Myrtle DudleyFlorida Heritage Award winner Myrtle DudleyStill ImageAwards
Storytellers
Local history
Folklore
Mason
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a_s1576_t85-209Interview with Myakka City resident Peter BurkartSoundBeekeepers
Farmers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Family history
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Beekeeping
Community identity
Farm life
Local history
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a_s1701_01_tape03bEvening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 3)SoundConcerts
Community concerts
Songs
Folk singers
Guitarists
Minorcans
Guitar music
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Florida history
Local history
Singers
Musicians
Performers
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a_s1701_01_tape04Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 4)SoundConcerts
Community concerts
Songs
Folk singers
Guitarists
Minorcans
Guitar music
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Florida history
Local history
Singers
Musicians
Performers
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