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Interview with blacksmith Buddy Page

Interview with blacksmith Buddy Page

Date
1989-06-23
Description
One audio cassete. Page discusses blacksmith.
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Interview with blacksmith Jim Tucker

Interview with blacksmith Jim Tucker

Date
1986-12-12
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 art 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 blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1978-04-17
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-48: Rains, born December 24, 1894, discusses wrought ironwork. He learned the trade from his father, a former slave from Americus, Georgia. Rains began the practice himself in 1912. He discusses his work on wagons, wheels, and tools and talks of how he does restoration work for historical societies. Side 2, C78-48: Rains discusses his philosophy on life, making decorative hinges and tie backs; making unusual items; making white oak baskets; work on the farm, etc. Side 1, C78-49: Discusses his family, his blacksmith shop and equipment, his church, his membership in the Farmers' Union, Elizabethan Missionary Baptist Church, exhibiting for fairs and events, shoeing horses, etc.
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Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1977
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Rains describes how he started working as a blacksmith in 1912; talks about the projects he works on; talks about how he was born in and raised in the same home he still lives in; describes how his father was also a blacksmith and his brother taught him much of the trade; talks about how he gets business for his shop. On Side 2, he discusses shoeing horses; sharpening; tractors; using hickory to make ax handles.
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Interview with Greek dive helmet maker Antonio Lerios

Interview with Greek dive helmet maker Antonio Lerios

Date
1986-02-12
Description
One audio casette. 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 2003.
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Interview with Greek diving helmet maker Antonio Lerios and Nick Toth

Interview with Greek diving helmet maker Antonio Lerios and Nick Toth

Date
1985-07-24
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Antonios Lerios and his grandson Nicholas Toth on the family business of making diving helmets. They discuss Lerios's background and innovations he made in the diving helmets. For a transcript of the interview, see S 1579, box 1.
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Interview with oyster shucking knife maker Loys Cain

Interview with oyster shucking knife maker Loys Cain

Date
1986-10-14
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Cain, who made oyster shucking knives. He was born on 15 October, 1909 in Lynn Haven, Florida. Shucking is the removal of oysters from their shell. For images of Cain, see S 1577, v. 46; and S 1592, box 4, folder 1. 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 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 sponge diving helmet maker Anthony Lerios

Interview with sponge diving helmet maker Anthony Lerios

Date
1989-06-25
Description
Three audio cassettes. Born 3 December 1902, Lerios was a Greek immigrant who made sponge diving helmets. He arrived in Tarpons Springs in 1913 to work in a machine shop. He soon owned his own, and made helmets. Also made and fixed engines and pumps. He also discussing making helmets, changes in the sponge industry, his health, training his grandson Nick Toth as an apprentice in helmet making, and local Greek culture. Nick Toth helped his grandfather throughout the interview. Continued on C89-24 and C89-35. Recorded at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts festival, festival sounds can be heard throughout. 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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Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmets

Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmets

Date
1986-02-24
Description
Thirty-four color slides. Lerios began making diving helmets for sponge divers in 1913 in Tarpon Springs. When he was in his 80s, he decided to retire. In the meantime, Toth, fresh with a degree from University of Florida, decided to learn the trade, and he worked as an apprentice for Lerios. By 1992 when Lerios died, Toth had assumed control of the business. Diving helmets date back to the early 1900s. Once Greek divers began diving for sponges in Tarpon Springs in 1905, the diving helmet industry in Florida began. The helmets allow divers to walk into deep water to gather sponges. For more history of Lerios and Toth diving helmets, see: http://www.divinghelmets.com/pages/history.html 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 2003.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1680_02_tape02Interview with blacksmith Buddy PageSoundBlacksmiths
Fieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
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a_s1708_05_tape12Interview with blacksmith Jim TuckerSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Occupational groups
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Metalwork
Ranchers
Blacksmiths
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a_s1576_02_c78-048Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundInterviews
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Family history
Life histories
Metal products
Slavery
African Americans
Labor
Labor unions
Fieldwork
Blacksmiths
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a_s1576_01_c77-032Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundBlacksmiths
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Oral narratives
African Americans
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Horseshoers
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a_s1640_20_tape12Interview with Greek dive helmet maker Antonio LeriosSoundDiving helmet maker
Apprentices
Greek Americans
Helmets
Interviews
Diving
Diving Equipment and supplies
Sponge fisheries
Sponge divers
Life histories
Copper
Metal craft
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a_s1576_23_c87-009Interview with Greek diving helmet maker Antonio Lerios and Nick TothSoundDiving helmet maker
Metal-workers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Greek Americans
Helmets
Diving Equipment and supplies
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Metal craft
Occupational groups
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a_s1592_06_tape12Interview with oyster shucking knife maker Loys CainSoundFieldwork
Knives
Occupational groups
Metal craft
Knife grinding
Tools
Oyster industries
Workshops
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Interviews
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Life histories
Artisans
Knifesmiths
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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_25_c89-023Interview with sponge diving helmet maker Anthony LeriosSoundDiving helmet maker
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Sponge divers
Sponges
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
Helmets
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Metal craft
Occupational groups
Apprentices
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Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmetsAntonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmetsStill ImageApprentices
Diving Equipment and supplies
Greek Americans
Helmets
Metal craft
Sponge fisheries
Workplace
Workshops
Teaching of folklore
Copper
Metal products
Artisans
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