39 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Ranch life"
Interview with rancher and whip maker

Interview with rancher and whip maker

Date
1987-03-16
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 rancher Harris W. Fussell

Interview with rancher Harris W. Fussell

Date
1983-05-07
Description
Two audio cassettes. Fussell, a rancher, was born three miles north of Polk City in a log cabin. In the interview, he discusses his family's background in ranching and hunting; people in his community working doing roadwork for one week a year in order to pay their taxes; raising cattle and hogs; no fence laws; branding and ear marks; the introduction of new types of cattle; differences in dress between "cowboys" from the west and those in Florida; tools used in Florida ranching; cattle dogs and horses; selling and marketing cattle; and transporting cattle to market. In addition, he also talks about the foods they ate while traveling such as smoked bacon and sweet potatoes; ways in which they entertained themselves including music, frolics, and square dancing; and his views on hunting and conservation.

 

 

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Interview with rancher Mildred Sherrod

Interview with rancher Mildred Sherrod

Date
1988-01-12
Description
Two audio cassettes. Sherrod's family has been in ranching since 1914. She owned her own ranch with 500 head of cattle. She discusses family history; calving; branding; daily activities; other ranchers (such as whipmaker Raulerson and son); types of cattle; hog raising; and the industry. The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie Fant; and in February 1988 by Nancy Nusz. Using a 35mm camera and a Sony tape recorder, and funded through a NEA grant, the two fieldworkers spoke with over fifty informants in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, resulting in 20 participants chosen for a special SW Florida folklife area at the 36th Annual Florida Folk Festival
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Interview with rancher Richard Kersey

Interview with rancher Richard Kersey

Date
1986-12-23
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 saddlemakers David Cauley and J.D. Cauley

Interview with saddlemakers David Cauley and J.D. Cauley

Date
1985-03-06
Description
One audio cassette. David Cauley served as an apprentice under his uncle J.D. in 1984-1985. The interview took place at J.D.'s Feed and Saddle Store. They discuss saddle making (the process, tools, and learning the craft); leather work tools; types of saddles; ranching; saddle trees and other equipment; and the effect of factory-made saddles upon the craft. For a transcript of the interview, see S 1640, box 1, folder 7. For a 1983 interview with J.D., see S 1577, box 11, tape C83-113. 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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John Flaherty horseshoeing (farrier)

John Flaherty horseshoeing (farrier)

Date
1987-12
Description
One proof with 14 black and white images. A Texas native, he learned to horseshoe in the U.S. Army in 1952, and moved to Florida after his discharge to take a 3-year farrier apprenticeship. The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie Fant; and in February 1988 by Nancy Nusz. Using a 35mm camera and a Sony tape recorder, and funded through a NEA grant,the two fieldworkers spoke with over fifty informants in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, resulting in 20 participants chosen for a special SW Florida folklife area at the 36th Annual Florida Folk Festival.
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John Flaherty horseshoeing (farrier)

John Flaherty horseshoeing (farrier)

Date
1987-12
Description
Sixteen color slides. A Texas native, he learned to horseshoe in the U.S. Army in 1952, and moved to Florida after his discharge to take a 3-year farrier apprenticeship. The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie Fant; and in February 1988 by Nancy Nusz. Using a 35mm camera and a Sony tape recorder, and funded through a NEA grant,the two fieldworkers spoke with over fifty informants in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, resulting in 20 participants chosen for a special SW Florida folklife area at the 36th Annual Florida Folk Festival.
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John Flaherty interview for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

John Flaherty interview for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Date
1987-12-17
Description
Two audio cassettes. Interview took place at Freckle Fanny Farm. Recorded as he was shoeing horses. A Texas native, he learned to horseshoe in the U.S. Army in 1952, and moved to Florida after his discharge to take a 3-year farrier apprenticeship. He discusses methods of horseshoer; why horseshoe; the process; tools used; foundering; why Florida's envrionment is tough for horses; the farrier trade; and certification of the trade.
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Krist King showing cattle whip techniques

Krist King showing cattle whip techniques

Date
1984
Description
One proof sheet with twenty black and white images (plus negatives). Created as fieldwork for both the apprenticeship program and the Florida Folk Festival. 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, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Leon Moss interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Leon Moss interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-07-29
Description
One audio cassette. Moss discusses types of cattle; learning the trade; South Florida ranching; his mentor Ray Raulerson; other ranchers; effects on South Florida caused by sugar growing; rodeos; land prices; and steer raising.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1708_04_tape03Interview with rancher and whip makerSoundWhip maker
Whip braider
Fieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Ranch life
Whip making
Whips
Whip braiding
Leather goods
Leather craft
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Cowboys
Ranchers
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a_s1576_11_c83-111Interview with rancher Harris W. FussellSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Local history
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Ranch life
Ranches
Animals
Livestock
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Fences
Cattle
Cattle brands
Livestock brands
Performers
Ranchers
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a_s1622_04_tape13Interview with rancher Mildred SherrodSoundFieldwork
Sound recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Oral narratives
Ranch life
Cattle
Cattle brands
Cattle breeding
Cowboys
Cowherding
Cows
Pigs
Livestock
Livestock brands
Livestock industry
Animals
Animal husbandry
Family history
Occupational groups
Occupational folklore
Ranchers
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a_s1708_04_tape29Interview with rancher Richard KerseySoundWhip maker
Fieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Ranch life
Whip making
Whip braiding
Cowboys
Ranchers
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a_s1640_20_tape07Interview with saddlemakers David Cauley and J.D. CauleySoundLeather workers
Saddle maker
Apprentices
Saddles
Saddlery
Horses Equipment and supplies
Leather craft
Leather goods
Material culture
Workplace
Workshops
Teaching of folklore
Tools
Interviews
Sound recordings
Ranch life
Ranching
Horse industry
Occupational groups
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John Flaherty horseshoeing (farrier)John Flaherty horseshoeing (farrier)Still ImageRanchers
Fieldwork
Horseshoes
Occupational groups
Horses
Horses Equipment and supplies
Domestic animals
Draft animals
Workers
Labor
Ranch life
Ranching
Horseshoers
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John Flaherty horseshoeing (farrier)John Flaherty horseshoeing (farrier)Still ImageRanchers
Fieldwork
Horseshoes
Occupational groups
Horses
Horses Equipment and supplies
Domestic animals
Draft animals
Workers
Labor
Ranch life
Ranching
Horseshoers
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a_s1622_03_tape02John Flaherty interview for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts ProjectSoundRanching
Field recordings
Horseshoes
Horses
Tack (equipment)
Working animals
Draft animals
Ranch life
Farriers
Interviews
Oral narratives
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Krist King showing cattle whip techniquesKrist King showing cattle whip techniquesStill ImageRanchers
Rodeo performers
Fieldwork
Rodeo
Cattle
Horses
Whips
Occupational groups
Livestock
Ranching
Ranch life
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a_s1685_06_tape15Leon Moss interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Ranch life
Ranching
Rodeos
Steers
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