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Connie Palmer interview for the Forest Industries Project

Connie Palmer interview for the Forest Industries Project

Date
1989-01-18
Description
One audio cassette. Palmer discusses making sage brooms.
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Interview with (Toothpick King) Henry Wesley Stewart

Interview with (Toothpick King) Henry Wesley Stewart

Date
1984-09-09
Description
One audio cassette. Stewart was well-known for his toothpick art work. Born in South Carolina, he was a former messenger for WMVR Radio. He discusses origins of his toothpick artwork; various sculptures he has made; the process of making the sculptures; inspiration sources; selling objects to people such as Minnie Pearl, publisher Katherine Graham, and Liberace; tools used; and the importance of traditions. Stewart did not allow any photographs to be taken of his artwork. 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,and 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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Interview with basket maker Dorothy Mizell

Interview with basket maker Dorothy Mizell

Date
1986-12-22
Description
One audio cassette. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk arts project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Interview with Carol Cypress

Interview with Carol Cypress

Date
1983-08-10
Description
Three reel to reels (also copied onto C84-112/114). Cypress talks about Seminole culture. She discusses the role of television; Mikasuki language; the effect of drainage canals on leisure activities; air conditioning; healers; marriages; parental discipline; food such as sofke and coontie palm; stick ball game; influence of Western society upon Seminole culture; education; drug use on reservations; lullabies; traditional songs; and basket making. The Seminole Video Project was a joint project between the Florida Folklife Program and WFSU-TV. Completed in Spring 1984, and financed by a Florida Endowment for the Humanities grant with the support of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the project culminated in a thirty-minute documentary entitled "Four Corners of the Earth" which profiled Ethel Santiago, a Seminole craftswoman and Tribal representative. The program addressed such issues as cultural retention within contemporary society; the role of women in Seminole society; traditional Seminole foods, arts, and medicine; and the changing emphasis on clan affiliations. The project covered Seminoles on the Big Cypress and Hollywood Reservations and at Immokalee, Florida. Raw video footage, along with the finished product, can be found in S 1615, V84-16 through V-84-24. Images from the project can be found in S 1577, v. 23, slides S83-2994 - S83-3020.
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Interview with leather worker Elbita Crosby

Interview with leather worker Elbita Crosby

Date
1986-10-08
Description
One audio cassette. Crosby made belts, hats, wallets, etc. She discusses treating leather; learning the craft; choosing designs; types of materials created for her home; burning leather; El Salvadore versus Mexican styles; and crocheting. 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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Interview with oyster tong maker Corky Richards

Interview with oyster tong maker Corky Richards

Date
1986-11-07
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Corky Richards on making oyster tongs. He discusses carpentry; work as a cabinet maker; making tongs; local oystermen; and use of the tongs. For images of Richards, see S 1577, v. 45. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.
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Interview with Pat Diamond

Interview with Pat Diamond

Date
1983-08-10
Description
Two reel to reels (also copied onto C84-111/112). Diamond, a secretary to Seminole Chairman Jim Billie, discusses culture on Seminole reservations. Topics include native languages; expanding reservation land; marrying non-Indians; teaching culture to children; reservation and tribal politics; role of women in tribal politics; recent reservation projects; changes that bingo has brought to the reservations; cattle ranching; selling traditional crafts; role of television in Seminole lives; medicine; cultural identification; stick ball games; and tourism. The Seminole Video Project was a joint project between the Florida Folklife Program and WFSU-TV. Completed in Spring 1984, and financed by a Florida Endowment for the Humanities grant with the support of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the project culminated in a thirty-minute documentary entitled "Four Corners of the Earth" which profiled Ethel Santiago, a Seminole craftswoman and Tribal representative. The program addressed such issues as cultural retention within contemporary society; the role of women in Seminole society; traditional Seminole foods, arts, and medicine; and the changing emphasis on clan affiliations. The project covered Seminoles on the Big Cypress and Hollywood Reservations and at Immokalee, Florida. Raw video footage, along with the finished product, can be found in S 1615, V84-16 through V-84-24. Images from the project can be found in S 1577, v. 23, slides S83-2994 - S83-3020.
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Interview with quilter Elsie Horst

Interview with quilter Elsie Horst

Date
1986-12-20
Description
One audio cassette. Horst is Amish and learned quilting from her mother. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk arts project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Interview with quilter Loretta Coblenz

Interview with quilter Loretta Coblenz

Date
1987-01-06
Description
The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk arts program between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
Collection
Interview with quilter Mattie Wittmer

Interview with quilter Mattie Wittmer

Date
1987-01-06
Description
Two audio cassettes. Wittmer is Amish, and the aunt of quilter Loretta Coblenz. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk arts project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1625_05_tape03Connie Palmer interview for the Forest Industries ProjectSoundCrafts industry
Home economics
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Interviews
Brooms
Material culture
Field recordings
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a_s1576_22_c86-167Interview with (Toothpick King) Henry Wesley StewartSoundFieldwork
Art
Woodwork
Selling
Wood craft
Toothpicks
Toothpick models
Decorative arts
Material culture
Sculpture
Artists
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a_s1708_05_tape07Interview with basket maker Dorothy MizellSoundFieldwork
Basket making
Baskets
Pine needle crafts
Basketry
Basket work
Containers
Material culture
Decorative arts
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Basket maker
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a_s1576_t84-120Interview with Carol CypressSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Sound recordings
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Politics and culture
Stick ball
Ball games
Leisure
Indian Americans
Food preparation
Food habits
Material culture
Family history
Bingo
Education
Sewing
Religion
Beliefs and cultures
Women
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a_s1685_05_tape03Interview with leather worker Elbita CrosbySoundLeather workers
Fieldwork
Latinos
Cuban Americans
Honduran Americans
Children
Paper art
Material culture
Decorative arts
Paper work
Paper flowers
Papier-mâché flowers
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a_s1592_06_tape13Interview with oyster tong maker Corky RichardsSoundFieldwork
Oyster tongs
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Metal craft
Material culture
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Interviewing
Interviews
Occupational groups
Life histories
Artisans
Welders (Persons)
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a_s1576_t84-118Interview with Pat DiamondSoundSecretaries
Fieldwork
Interviews
Sound recordings
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Politics and culture
Stick ball
Ball games
Leisure
Indian Americans
Politicians
Tourism
Material culture
Family history
Bingo
Education
Sewing
Religion
Beliefs and cultures
Women
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a_s1708_04_tape21aInterview with quilter Elsie HorstSoundFieldwork
Quilts
Needlework
Quilted goods
Art, Mennonite
Mennonites
Decorative arts
Material culture
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Quiltmakers
Needleworkers
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a_s1708_04_tape05Interview with quilter Loretta CoblenzSoundFieldwork
Quilts
Needlework
Quilted goods
Art, Mennonite
Mennonites
Decorative arts
Material culture
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Quiltmakers
Needleworkers
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a_s1708_05_tape15Interview with quilter Mattie WittmerSoundFieldwork
Art, Mennonite
Mennonites
Material culture
Quilted goods
Quilting
Quilts
Needlework
Decorative arts
Sound recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Quiltmakers
Needleworkers
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