29 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Oral history"
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Albert and Jessie DeVane interview

Albert and Jessie DeVane interview

Date
1958-07-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. The DeVanes were considered experts on Florida's Seminole Indians. They arranged many of the Seminole performers at the Florida Folk Festival.
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Annie Mae Taylor interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Annie Mae Taylor interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1979-06-06
Description
One reel to reel. Taylor discusses her life and career as a midwife. Topics include family history; training with a local doctor; childbirth; medicinal treatments; pre-natal care; her first delivery in 1953; complications in childbirth including tearing, placenta, twins, and breached births; birth-related superstitions; labor pains; and monetary charges. Bonnie Carden, another midwife, also joins in towards the end of the interview.
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Aubrey Ghent and Henry Nelson interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project

Aubrey Ghent and Henry Nelson interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project

Date
1993-11-26
Description
Four audio cassette recordings. Recorded at Nelson's sister's house (Mary Linzy) in Ocala. Ghent and Nelson discuss the origins of the Sacred Steel tradition, early influences (e.g. Troman and Willie Eason), the House of God tradition, and playing styles. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
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Captain Jake Stone interview for Fishing All My Days

Captain Jake Stone interview for Fishing All My Days

Date
1984-08-10
Description
Two audio cassettes. Audio does not start immediately. C86-143: Capt. Jake Stone discusses his early years in shrimping, 1947-1948; his first shrimp boat was the "Jim Dozier"; tells fishing story; discusses shrimping in the present day - differences; family background; shrimp boats he's run; New Smyrna, Florida as "shrimping Mecca"; modern shrimping ports; communication; "heading" shrimp stories; shrimping as a family business; superstitions among fishermen; "oil drip" story; shrimp captain, "Gator Pierce"; fisherman, Ralph Weatherly; fishing territories; electric reels; net-making; old-time net-maker, Anchor Damgard; fisherman, Johnny McDonald; tells fishing and shrimping stories throughout tape. C86-141: Captain Stone discusses various aspects of shrimping and netmaking such as the types of nets he made ("Jubilee" nets, "Joe Lucas" nets, and "Brownie" nets); innovations in his net-making; intricacies of net-making and how they work; seasonal runs of shrimp; decreasing catches of shrimp and rising prices; legends of shark feeding; younger generation's lack of interest in net making; modern shrimping vs. shrimping when Capt. Stone was younger. Interview conducted during fieldwork for video documentary on Florida shrimping called Fishing All My Days, and was made by the Florida Folklife Program, and the University of Florida (WUFT-TV). A transcript of the interview can be found in S 1579, box 1, folder: "C86-99 through C86-149."
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First Lucreaty Clark interview for the Lucreaty Clark Project

First Lucreaty Clark interview for the Lucreaty Clark Project

Date
1979-10-31
Description
Six reel to reels. Lucreaty Clark was a white oak basket maker, a tradition that stretched back in her family to antebellum times. In 1979, no one else was making split white oak baskets, and she presumed the tradition would die with her. (In the mid-1980s, she trained her grandson Alphonso Jennings to make white oak baskets.) T79-23: Topics included plantation work, cooking, her first marriage, her children, Brer Rabbit tales, games, and smoking beef. T79-25: Clark discusses how she chooses the white oak to make her baskets, how she splits the wood, her tools, selling the baskets, sues of the baskets, and how her parents taught her the skill. T79-26: Clark talks about raising hogs, Christmas baskets, and various basket types. T79-27: Clark talks about giving birth, weather predictions, raising her kids, snakes in the area, and her grandchildren. T79-28: Recording of Clark making a basket while she narrates throughout the process. Afterwards, she talks about -- and tells -- stories from her childhood, including ghost stories, Brer rabbit tales, and Little Red Riding Hood. T79-29: She discusses marriage and kids, midwives, losing her last child during childbirth, morning sickness, medicinal cures for childbirth pains, birthmarks, pregnancy superstitions, and how to finish a basket.
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Florida Yesterday: Untitled episode

Florida Yesterday: Untitled episode

Date
1977
Description
One video recording. (3/4" tape; 26 minutes) An untitled episode of the WINK-produced show, Florida Yesterday. (May be the first show). Features Frog on a boat, telling family stories of growing in South Georgia and Florida. See V86-58 for the unedited raw footage.
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Glenn Lee interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project

Glenn Lee interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project

Date
1994-03-07
Description
Three audio cassette recordings. Interview with steel guitarist Glenn Lee at his Perrine residence. He discussed his family (including uncles, steel guitarists Willie Blue and M.J. Harrison), learning steel guitar, Keith and Jewel Dominion churches, steel guitarists Henry Nelson, Darrel Blue, & Aubrey Ghent, influence of country music (Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton), playing Spanish guitar, fiddle, & banjo, his education, steel guitar tunings and playing styles, various people he has trained, playing the National Assembly in Nashville, and the lack of female sacred steel guitarists. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
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Interview with bluegrass music and Cracker culture promoter Carl Allen

Interview with bluegrass music and Cracker culture promoter Carl Allen

Date
1993-11-30
Description
Two audio tapes. Recorded in Allen's home. Born 13 February 1918, Allen was awarded for his efforts to preserve "Cracker" culture through his restaurant and his newspaper columns. He also promoted bluegrass music throughout Florida with his restaurant, Allen's Historical Cafe, which featured live bluegrass music. In 1990, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. In the interview, he discusses his life history, and focused upon his mother's 'Cracker' cooking, including various recipes. He also discusses his time as a cowboy, citrus farming, and a hobo. He also describes what constitutes a Florida Cracker. For more information, see file in S 1664, box 5, folder 10.
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Interview with boat builder Glen Simmons

Interview with boat builder Glen Simmons

Date
1991-11-25
Description
Two audio cassettes. Simmons discusses boatbuilding and his lfie. For more information see S 1644, box 10, folder 11. 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 first folklorist Peter Roller, then folklorist Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Interview with boat builder Glen Simmons

Interview with boat builder Glen Simmons

Date
1992-04-01
Description
Two audio cassettes. 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 first folklorist Peter Roller, then folklorist Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2043_00056Albert and Jessie DeVane interviewSoundInterviews
Oral histories
Oral history
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Florida history
Seminole Indians
Authors
Historian
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a_s1576_t79-005Annie Mae Taylor interview for the North Florida Folklife ProjectSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral history
Personal experience narratives
African Americans
Midwifery
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Health
Labor
Children
Natural medicine
Natural childbirth
Healers
Family history
Beliefs and cultures
Midwives
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a_s2044_02_tape12Aubrey Ghent and Henry Nelson interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording ProjectSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Personal experience narratives
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Oral history
Protestants
Christianity
Churches
Religion
Musicians
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a_s1576_21_c86-141Captain Jake Stone interview for Fishing All My DaysSoundNet maker
Field recordings
Interviews
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Interviewing
Fishing nets
Netmaking
Seafood gathering
Seafood industry
Selling seafood
Oral history
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Fishing
Fishers
Shrimpers (persons)
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a_s1576_t79-023First Lucreaty Clark interview for the Lucreaty Clark ProjectSoundFieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Life histories
Oral history
Personal experience narratives
White oak
Basket making
Basket work
Basketry
Baskets
Family history
Marriage
Trickster tales
Animal tales
Childbirth
Children
Supernatural legends
Beliefs and cultures
Domestic arts
Midwives
Healers
Basket maker
Storytellers
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Florida Yesterday: Untitled episodeFlorida Yesterday: Untitled episodeMoving ImageTelevision
Family history
Florida history
Tall tales
Oral narratives
Oral performance
Oral history
Personal experience narratives
Boats and boating
Storytelling
Storytellers
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a_s2044_02_tape18Glenn Lee interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording ProjectSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Musical groups
Churches
Religion
Christianity
Protestants
Interviews
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Oral history
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1664_07_tape54Interview with bluegrass music and Cracker culture promoter Carl AllenSoundRestaurateurs
Fieldwork
Food
Food industry and trade
Food preparation
Cowboys
Restaurants
Merchants
Life histories
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Oral history
Citrus industry
Cooking and dining
Desserts
Journalists
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a_s1640_23_tape23Interview with boat builder Glen SimmonsSoundWoodworkers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Boatbuilding
Skiffs
Transportation
Waterways
Boats and boating
Personal experience narratives
Woodwork
Oral history
Oral narratives
Wood craft
Boatbuilders
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a_s1640_23_tape27Interview with boat builder Glen SimmonsSoundWoodworkers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Boatbuilding
Skiffs
Transportation
Waterways
Boats and boating
Personal experience narratives
Woodwork
Oral history
Oral narratives
Wood craft
Boatbuilders
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