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WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-06
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. This recording includes African American shrimpers tap dancing in Mayport, and residents of Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation singing. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) – after 1939, the Works Projects Administration – was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida’s FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art’s Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida’s WPA program by the Library of Congress’ Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, these disks often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. In 1986, the FFP staff made copies of many of these recordings onto reel to reels for inclusion to the Florida Folklife Archive. The originals are still housed with the Library of Congress.
Collection
WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-07
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) – after 1939, the Works Projects Administration – was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida’s FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art’s Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida’s WPA program by the Library of Congress’ Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, these disks often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. In 1986, the FFP staff made copies of many of these recordings onto reel to reels for inclusion to the Florida Folklife Archive. The originals are still housed with the Library of Congress.
Collection
Woodwork at Miccosukee Indian Reservation

Woodwork at Miccosukee Indian Reservation

Date
1987-09
Description
Seven color slides. Images are dark. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, 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.
Collection
Wood carver Bobby Johns

Wood carver Bobby Johns

Date
1993
Description
Two color prints. Used for the 1993 Florida Folk Festival booklet.
Collection
Walking cane making workshop led by Bobby Johns

Walking cane making workshop led by Bobby Johns

Date
1991-04
Description
Thirty-six color slides. Images of a walking cane- making workshop led by Creek American artist and carver Bobby Johns (in cowboy hat in photos.)
Collection
Views along Tamiami Trail

Views along Tamiami Trail

Date
1982
Description
Fifty-nine color slides. Images of the Tamiami Trail leading into the Miccosukke Reservation (Mikasuki), and within the reservation. Includes images of chickees; reservation buildings; items for sale to tourists; sign for a local restaurant; Everglades canals; airboats; and food cooking over an open fire. The images were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other on traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
Collection
Various Phillipine dancers at the Florida Folk Festival

Various Phillipine dancers at the Florida Folk Festival

Date
1957-05
Description
Eighteen photographic prints.
Collection
Traditional wooden spoon by John Willie at Miccosukee Indian Reservation

Traditional wooden spoon by John Willie at Miccosukee Indian Reservation

Date
1987-09
Description
Five color slides. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, 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.
Collection
Traditional patchwork by Jennie Billie and Minnie Bert

Traditional patchwork by Jennie Billie and Minnie Bert

Date
1989-08
Description
Fifty-three color slides. Billie and her apprentice Bert making traditonal Seminole/Mikasuki patchwork. 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.
Collection
Tommy Jumper making and selling baskets at her chickee

Tommy Jumper making and selling baskets at her chickee

Date
1982
Description
Twenty color slides. Images of Jumper selling items at her chickee and demonstrating sweetgrass basket making. Slide 680 is of Bert Billie. The images were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other on traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t86-253WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Native Americans
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Performing arts
Singing
Music performance
African Americans
Dance music
Tap dancers
Dancers
Shrimpers (persons)
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-254WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Fiddle music
Old time music
Performing arts
Singing
Music performance
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Religious music
Spirituals (Songs)
Fiddlers
Banjoists
Guitarist
Singers
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Woodwork at Miccosukee Indian ReservationWoodwork at Miccosukee Indian ReservationStill ImageWoodworkers
Carvers (Decorative artists)
Wood carvers
Fieldwork
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Mikasuki Indians
Native Americans
Woodwork
Decorative arts
Animals
Indian reservations
Figurines
Material culture
Workplace
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Wood carver Bobby JohnsWood carver Bobby JohnsStill ImageFieldwork
Hats
Carvers (Decorative artists)
Jewelry
Native Americans
Wood carvers
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Walking cane making workshop led by Bobby JohnsWalking cane making workshop led by Bobby JohnsStill ImageWood carving
Woodwork
Wood craft
Artisans
Canes
Native Americans
Woodworking tools
Workshops (Adult education)
Education
Pedagogy
Wood carvers
Carvers (Decorative artists)
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Views along Tamiami TrailViews along Tamiami TrailStill ImageFieldwork
Mikasuki Indians
Native Americans
Waterways
Chickee
Buildings
Architecture
Cooking and dining
Pots
Signs (commercial)
Boats
Dolls
Restaurants
Indian reservations
Community enterprise
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Various Phillipine dancers at the Florida Folk FestivalVarious Phillipine dancers at the Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageOrators
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Native Americans
Creek Indians
Photography
Clothing and dress
Costumes
Musical instruments
Artists
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Traditional wooden spoon by John Willie at Miccosukee Indian ReservationTraditional wooden spoon by John Willie at Miccosukee Indian ReservationStill ImageWoodworkers
Fieldwork
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Mikasuki Indians
Native Americans
Woodwork
Decorative arts
Spoons
Indian reservations
Wooden spoons
Material culture
Ladles (utensils)
Implements, utensils, etc.
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Traditional patchwork by Jennie Billie and Minnie BertTraditional patchwork by Jennie Billie and Minnie BertStill ImageStorytellers
Fieldwork
Mikasuki Indians
Native Americans
Patchwork
Textiles
Apprentices
Decorative arts
Material culture
Sewing
Needlework
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Tommy Jumper making and selling baskets at her chickeeTommy Jumper making and selling baskets at her chickeeStill ImageSeminole Indians
Native Americans
Mikasuki Indians
Indian reservations
Basket making
Stores, retail
Community enterprise
Basket work
Sweetgrass baskets
Demonstrations
Selling
Material culture
Craft
Merchants
Basket maker
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