88 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Local history"
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William (Washboard Bill) Cooke talking to students in Lake Park

William (Washboard Bill) Cooke talking to students in Lake Park

Date
1988-02-04
Description
Four color slides. Cooke, born July 4 1905 near St. Augustine, spent much of his life performing: in jook joints, on the street, on trains, and later in some of the top clubs of South Florida. In these images, he talks with elementary students about his career and music. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Tom Watson interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Tom Watson interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-08-23
Description
Two audio cassettes. Tom Watson, a railroad worker for over 30 years, worked for the Jacksonville terminal between 1950 and 1974. He then worked for Amtrak until 1988. In the interview, he discusses growing up in Jacksonville; the history of Florida rail lines and the railroad business; his career with Amtrak and the Jax Terminal; the various rail lines operating in Florida; labor strikes; a typical work day as a ticket taker; education at Bethune Cookman; a description of the old terminal; civil rights and rail integration; various jobs available to rail workers; the different opportunities for whites and blacks; pranks on the job; baggage sent on trains; mail on the rails; changes in the industry; mail; women employees; socializing with employees; and unions.
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The Georgia Sea Island Singers performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

The Georgia Sea Island Singers performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1991-05-26
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Devine served as the emcee.
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Suwannee River

Suwannee River

Date
1989
Description
One video recording (VHS; 40 minutes) Created by the Northeast Florida Institute for Science, Mathematics and Computers of University of North Florida, and the Florida Community College of Jacksonville, the documentary traces the natural and cultural history of the Suwannee River from its source in the Okeefenokee Swamp to the Gulf of Mexico. Funded through a grant by the Florida Dept. of Education, topics include the relationship between the river, local springs, and the aquifer, as well as human activities along its banks including the Florida Folk Festival, the Battle of Olustee, Stephen Foster, and phosphate mining. Includes footage of Fitchen, Makley, and Slavin performing at the Florida Folk Festival. Also includes much discussion of the natural features and wildlife of the river. It was narrated by Bill Massie, with music by Landon Walker. The video was produced, directed, and co-written by Dr. Ray Bowman.
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Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Date
1996-05-26
Description
One audio cassette tape. Kerchmar served as emcee. Sally Jones discusses various topics including her background in White Springs; lessons she learned from recycling practices; quilting; her opinion of welfare; passing on the quilting tradition; her great-grandfather who was a slave and; the Freedom Bell.
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Statue commemorating the 1928 hurricane

Statue commemorating the 1928 hurricane

Date
1987-10
Description
Four color slides. In 1928, a hurricane struck South Florida, and kiled thousands. Hardest hit were areas such as Moore Haven and Belle Glade. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Spencer Pompey presentation for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Spencer Pompey presentation for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-02-05
Description
Three audio cassettes. Pompey, a former principal and local historian from Live Oak, discusses Black History month.
Collection
Spencer Pompey presentation for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Spencer Pompey presentation for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-02-11
Description
Two audio cassettes. Pompey, a former principal and local historian from Live Oak, discusses Black History month.
Collection
Sign for the Barefoot Mailman

Sign for the Barefoot Mailman

Date
1986-08-19
Description
Two color slides. Traditionally, Hypoluxo was the Seminole word for Lake Worth. In the 1800s, a post office was established at the town, and Kentucky-native Andrew Garnett was hired as the mail deliverer. Author Theadore Pratt later referred to him as the 'barefoot mailman.' The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Saturday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Saturday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1986-05-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. From Lake Wales. Marty Schuman joined them on banjo.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
William (Washboard Bill) Cooke talking to students in Lake ParkWilliam (Washboard Bill) Cooke talking to students in Lake ParkStill ImageEntertainers
Singers
Musicians
Fieldwork
Classrooms
Education
Teaching of folklore
Elementary schools
Schools
Students
Children
Street vendors
Local history
Demonstrations
African Americans
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
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a_s1618_04_tape08Tom Watson interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Oral narratives
Interviews
Railroads
African Americans
Racism
Local history
Railway workers
Labor unions
Transportation
Labor movements
Strikes
Civil rights movements
Racial segregation
Racial discrimination
Railroad trains
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a_s1576_t91-092The Georgia Sea Island Singers performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundDancers
Musicians
Orators
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Local history
Musical tradition, African diaspora
African Americans
Singing
Music performance
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Singers
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Suwannee RiverSuwannee RiverMoving ImageSingers
Musicians
Documentary videos
Video recording
Florida history
Folklore and history
Rivers
Local history
Environment
Folk festivals
Occupational folklore
Springs
Wetlands
Flora
Fauna
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Phosphate mines and mining
Steamboats
Performing arts
Autoharp music
Singing
Alligators
Birds
Snakes
Fishes
Historical reenactments
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a_s1576_64_c96-082Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)SoundQuiltmakers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Personal experience narratives
Quilted goods
Quilting
Needlework
Community culture
Local history
Slavery
African Americans
Family history
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Statue commemorating the 1928 hurricaneStatue commemorating the 1928 hurricaneStill ImageFieldwork
Sculpture
Statues
Figurines
Stone carving
Stone structures
Memorials
Memorialization
Monuments
Florida history
Local history
Hurricanes
Community culture
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a_s1685_06_tape30Spencer Pompey presentation for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundLocal history
Field recordings
Education
Elementary schools
Students
Children
Florida history
African Americans
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a_s1685_06_tape33Spencer Pompey presentation for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundLocal history
Field recordings
Education
Elementary schools
Students
Children
Florida history
African Americans
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Sign for the Barefoot MailmanSign for the Barefoot MailmanStill ImageFieldwork
Signs and signboards
Local history
Art
Community culture
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a_s1576_t86-115Saturday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundMusicians
Singers
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Florida history
Local history
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