355 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Oral histories"
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Alan Jabbour at the Nick of Time Conference

Alan Jabbour at the Nick of Time Conference

Date
1989-02-04
Description
Dale Olsen serves as emcee. Jabbour plays music from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and discusses his background as a native Floridian from Miami. Sources for Florida folk materials are discussed and music is played, including "The Sloop John B." Jabbour continues discussing songs of various ethnic origins, such as Slovakian, Minorcan, and Greek.
Collection
Alan Lomax at the Nick of Time Conference

Alan Lomax at the Nick of Time Conference

Date
1989-02-04
Description
Dale Olsen serves as emcee. Lomax discusses the background of what had been said previously in the conference; the "century of the common man"; various people involved with the Works Progress Administration's (WPA) including Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt; archives and records; Woody Guthrie and his song, "Going Where the Climate Suits My Clothes"; WPA writers and John Lomax's involvement in the beginning of the Slave Narrative Collection; difficulties and risks in gathering folklore; importance of folklore to the public sector; fieldwork with African-Americans; Zora Neale Hurston and performs one of the songs she collected; Stetson Kennedy and his work with the WPA; the dangers of fieldwork; importance of oldest documents; living in the black community; African instruments; and songs he collected (particularly blues).
Collection
Ann Banks at the Nick of Time Conference

Ann Banks at the Nick of Time Conference

Date
1989-02-04
Description
Dale Olsen serves as emcee. Banks discusses her background as a Florida native and tells stories. She also discusses re-issued stories from the Federal Writers' Project (FWP), such as Benjamin Botkin and his emphasis on literary realism; Works Progress Administration's (WPA) writers as pioneers.
Collection
Anne Pesonen interview

Anne Pesonen interview

Date
1981-09-02
Description
Three audio cassettes. Pesonen, who moved to the United States in 1971, talks about her life in Finland and the United States. Copied onto T81-90, T81-91 & T81-92.
Collection
Billy Burbank interview

Billy Burbank interview

Date
1980-07-11
Description
One reel-to-reel tape. Burbank discusses the history and practices of the net making trade. The interview begins with Burbank describing how his grandfather began the family business, Burbank Trawlmakers Inc., in 1915. Since then, Burbank nets had been used by people in the US from North Carolina down to Florida and up the Gulf Coast through the Texas Panhandle area. In addition, their nets were exported to Central and South America as well as Africa. At the time of the interview, Burbank Trawlmakers was the largest producer of fishing nets in the United States. Stories about the family business include nets made for President Nixon and a fishing boat that accidentally caught a submarine in its trawl nets. In addition, Burbank also describes the different net types and uses – including flat nets, four seam balloon nets, two seam balloon nets, and a modification that Burbank developed called the Mongoose, which is actually two nets in one. He also describes the net making process, and the various tools and skills involved.
Collection
Bluegrass performance by several sugar cane cookers

Bluegrass performance by several sugar cane cookers

Date
1987-03-17
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.
Collection
Buddy Maddox program

Buddy Maddox program

Date
1984-03-31
Description
Two audio cassettes. Public program for NEH Library Grant: Turpentining, Blacksmithing, Castnet Making Buddy Maddox talks of growing up in the turpentining business with his father; his schooling; his marriage; working the ferry with his father; turpentine forests; blacksmithing career; cast net making; fishing.
Collection
Carlos Salazarte and Carlos Oliva interview

Carlos Salazarte and Carlos Oliva interview

Date
1981-08-17
Description
Salazarte and Oliva talk about their family histories and how they came to immigrate to the U.S. and Miami; their experiences as musicians and Latin music promoters; Little Havana; and Latin American celebrations and customs. Oliva discusses his experience with his band, Los Sobrinos del Juez (The Judge’s Nephews), and his musical directorship of the Miami Sound Machine. Copied from T81-82 & T81-83.
Collection
Champion Paper employees interview for the Forest Industries Project

Champion Paper employees interview for the Forest Industries Project

Date
1989-01-13
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Champion Paper employees Wiggins, Williams, and Kennedy. They discuss the details of their occupational duties and experiences in the workplace.
Collection
Clyde Foster interview for the Forest Industries Project

Clyde Foster interview for the Forest Industries Project

Date
1989-01-09
Description
One audio cassette. Poor sonic quality. Foster discusses growing up in Munson, where his father ran a general store. He describes buying timber to be cut into logs and for chipping into pulpwood, and timber cruising.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_25_c89-002bAlan Jabbour at the Nick of Time ConferenceSoundWorks Progress Administration (WPA)
Folklore
Oral histories
Field recordings
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a_s1576_25_c89-004bAlan Lomax at the Nick of Time ConferenceSoundWorks Progress Administration's (WPA)
Folkore
Oral histories
African-Americans
Fieldwork
Blues (Music)
Folk songs
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a_s1576_25_c89-003bAnn Banks at the Nick of Time ConferenceSoundWorks Progress Administration's (WPA)
Federal Writers' Project (FWP)
Folkore
Oral histories
Literature
Interviews
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a_s1576_06_c81-061Anne Pesonen interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Finnish Americans
Emigration and immigration
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a_s1576_t80-082Billy Burbank interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Netmaking
Seafood industry
Weaving
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a_s1708_05_tape09Bluegrass performance by several sugar cane cookersSoundMusical groups
Fieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Cookery (Sugar)
Sugarcane
Bluegrass music
Music performance
Performing arts
Bluegrass musicians
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a_s1576_14_c84-090Buddy Maddox programSoundBlacksmiths
Turpentiners
Net maker
Libraries
Life histories
Oral histories
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Turpentine industry workers
Turpentining
Blacksmithing
Net makers
Fishing nets
Maritime life
Florida history
Fishers
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a_s1576_06_c81-053Carlos Salazarte and Carlos Oliva interviewSoundField recordings
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Emigration and immigration
Music business
Family history
Oral histories
Interviews
Latinos
Life histories
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a_s1625_05_tape06Champion Paper employees interview for the Forest Industries ProjectSoundMillers
Interviews
Forestry
Forestry workers
Occupational folklore
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Field recordings
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a_s1625_05_tape05Clyde Foster interview for the Forest Industries ProjectSoundForestry
Occupational folklore
Oral histories
Interviews
Lumber
Timber
Field recordings
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