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Fieldwork images from the Florida Home Radio Project

Fieldwork images from the Florida Home Radio Project

Date
1981-11-05
Description
One proof sheet with 34 black and white images (plus negatives). Various images of Florida Radio Project. Image 1 is Ida Goodson in her kitchen (Pensacola). Images 2-10 are Goodson signing with the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Choir (Pensacola). Image 11 is of trombonist Jimmy Cox being interviewed in his home in Pensacola. Images 12 through 28 are of Dewey Martin making baskets at the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival in Pensacola. Images 29-34 are of Medicine show performer Art (Doc) Miller and his wife beside their mail box in Starke, Florida.
Collection
Florida Home radio series: Humorists and Health Evangelists (Pre-master copy)

Florida Home radio series: Humorists and Health Evangelists (Pre-master copy)

Date
1981
Description
One audio cassette. A documentary program for a radio program entitled "Humorists and Health Evangelists" for the radio series "Florida Home." Includes interviews with and performances by ventriloquists, pitchmen, and performers for medicine shows and other travelling shows, including Bob and Mae Noell, Bunny Bartok, Mary McClain, Ward Hall, and Wayne Murray. Also features commentary and historical background and analysis by a narrator.
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Florida Home radio series: Showtown USA (Pre-master copy)

Florida Home radio series: Showtown USA (Pre-master copy)

Date
1981
Description
Four audio cassettes. AA "pre-master copy" recorded for the radio show documentary series. Includes excerpts of interviews with travelling show performers including Joe McKennon, Ward Hall, Bill Rogers, Mary McClain, and Eric Addams.
Collection
Florida Home: Humorists and Health Evangelists

Florida Home: Humorists and Health Evangelists

Date
1985
Description
One audio cassette (Duplicate located in S 1576, box 37, tape 21.) Part one of a six-part radio series produced by the Florida Folklife Program and WJCT-FM (Jacksonville) that explored traditional arts and culture in Florida. This episode dealt with medicine shows.
Collection
Images of the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Images of the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1983-05-28
Description
One proof sheet with 36 black and white images (plus negatives).
Collection
Images of the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Images of the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1983-05-28
Description
One proof sheet with 36 black and white images (plus negatives). Includes several images of the Minorcan Folklife Area (including palmetto weaver Solano, whip maker Triay, net maker Masters, and storyteller Griffin), as well as the Shoestring Puppeteers, the Cross Creek Cloggers, and of Florida Folklife Program staff recording the proceedings.
Collection
Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

Date
1981-11-03
Description
Four reel to reels. Interview with singer and pianist Ida Goodson. Born and raised in Pensacola, she toured and recorded with various blues and jazz bands in the late 1920s and 1930s, and later worked for a lumber company for 35 years, while still playing the nightclubs. She converted to Christianity in 1960 and began playing gospel music. In the interview, she discusses her family; her sisters experiences in the music business; learning to play piano; her first song; blues, Dixieland, and jazz music in the 1920s and 1930s; touring Alabama and Georgia in the 1930s; Florida nightclubs; her marriage in 1927; her children's involvement in music; growing up in the Baptist Church and her religious reawakening in the 1960s; recording in New Orleans; games she played as a child; and May Day and Mardi Gras celebrations in Pensacola. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-1, C83-2, C83-3, and C83-4.
Collection
Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

Date
1981-11-13
Description
T81-120: Miller discusses different types of handbills, fliers, and posters and talks about the techniques required to post them. He also discusses performing his shows during the World War Two era and relates how communists and others gave him trouble; tells a story about Rough and Ready, a town in New York, and other stories; describes other acts and describes a card trick and a "pitch;" and talks about devising the tricks, overcoming stage fright, and government sanctions against gambling. T81-121: Miller discusses raising a tent; code words identifying an authentic show person; paying employees with tobacco and food during the Depression; playing a pirated silent film version of Uncle Tom's Cabin; being hassled for putting up his show posters; and playing money games like the shell game and "Innocents Trap." T81-122: Miller discusses finding sponsors and tent space for circuses and carnivals; tells stories about jobs he's held; talks about writing for the "Band Wagon;" and talks about living statue acts and "spectacle" acts circuses used to open their shows. T81-123: Miller discusses waterproofing circus tents; an accident in which a circus tent caught fire and caused the deaths of several, including a young girl; and the menagerie tent. Copied onto cassettes C81-91, C81-92, C81-93 & C81-94. Some material from the interview was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the radio programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
Collection
Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

Date
1981-10-16
Description
Copied onto reel-to-reels T81-115, T81-116, and T81-117. Some material from the interview was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the radio programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
Collection
Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae Noell

Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae Noell

Date
1981
Description
Eight reel to reels. Some material from the interviews was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copied onto C81-73, C81-74, C81-75, C81-76, C81-77, C81-78, C81-79 & C81-80.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Fieldwork images from the Florida Home Radio ProjectFieldwork images from the Florida Home Radio ProjectStill ImagePianists
Basket maker
Fieldwork
African Americans
Medicine shows
Women jazz musicians
Singers
Basket making
Entertainers
Basketry
Baskets
Choirs (music)
Mailboxes
Choruses
Jazz musicians
Performers
Trombonists
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a_s1576_10_c83-085Florida Home radio series: Humorists and Health Evangelists (Pre-master copy)SoundPerformers
Entertainers
Singers
Ventriloquists
Music performance
Ventriloquism
Humor
Jokes
Medicine shows
Comedians
Performing arts
Radio programs
Documentaries Radio
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a_s1576_10_c83-086Florida Home radio series: Showtown USA (Pre-master copy)SoundPerformers
Entertainers
Singers
Music performance
Traveling shows
Humor
Jokes
Medicine shows
Traveling theater
Performing arts
Radio programs
Documentaries Radio
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a_s1576_16_c85-015Florida Home: Humorists and Health EvangelistsSoundPublic radio
Radio
Radio programs
Interviews
Entertainment
Performing arts
Medicine shows
Performers
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Images of the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalImages of the 1983 Florida Folk Festival Still ImageSingers
Musicians
Dancers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
African Americans
Singing
Bands (Music)
Puppets
Rod puppets
Clogging
Clog dancing
Medicine shows
Blues singers
Pianists
Puppeteers
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Images of the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalImages of the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageNet maker
Dancers
Bands (Music)
Musicians
Furniture maker
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Medicine shows
Clog dancing
Spinning wheels
Palmetto weaving
Ranchers
Whips
Workshops (Adult education)
Recording equipment
Sound recording
Puppets
Folklorists
Performers
Puppeteers
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a_s1576_t82-001Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida GoodsonSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Piano music (Blues)
Personal experience narratives
Jazz music
Family history
Churches
Religious music
Vaudeville
Baptists
Nightclubs
Holidays and festivals
Mardi Gras
Calendar rites
Music business
May Day
Racial segregation
African Americans Segregation
Great Depression
Medicine shows
Gospel music
Gospel (Black)
Religion
Christianity
Singers
Pianists
Women jazz musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1576_t81-120Interview with circus worker Doc Art MillerSoundField recordings
Medicine shows
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Carnivals
Carnival pitching
Circus performers
Circus workers
Performing arts
Family history
Traveling shows
Oral histories
Circus
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a_s1576_07_c81-086Interview with circus worker Doc Art MillerSoundField recordings
Medicine shows
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Carnivals
Carnival pitching
Circus performers
Circus workers
Performing arts
Family history
Traveling shows
Oral histories
Circus
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a_s1576_t81-102Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae NoellSoundFieldwork
Medicine shows
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Comedy
Singing
Pianists
Performing arts
Piano music
Traveling shows
Oral histories
Magic tricks
Family history
Performers
Entertainers
Comedians
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