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Interview with English professor Guy Miles

Interview with English professor Guy Miles

Date
1988-09-16
Description
One audio cassette. Guy Miles was a professor of English at the University of Florida from 1957 to 1972 and was an authority on southern folklife. He was born in Dresden, Tennessee in 1908 and served in the Air Force during World War II. In 1959, he and his wife Faye bought a farm in Evinston, a small community about fifteen miles south of Gainesville, near Cross Creek. In 1967, one of their neighbors in Evinston, an elderly African American woman named Eliza Washington, asked Guy to set down what she wanted the community to know about her when she died. Guy recorded her and later used her words at her funeral service. Subsequently, Guy and several of his students started recording the "talk" of local people, launching a project that was to last twenty years and generate over 700 reel-to-reel tapes. Miles was interested in recording the folklife of people through their own telling of their experiences, in the way people really said it. He recorded several main "talkers" from 1967 to 1987, providing a wealth of information on the country life of the area past and present, and relating the values, beliefs, and world view of the community through individual expression. In the interview, Miles talks about his research, his audio recordings collection, fieldwork techniques, and his life history. Miles passed away in November of 1988. The Guy Miles Collection (S 1709) consists of 727 reel to reel recordings of Miles' interviews with local residents. They have also been copied on to CDs as well as .wav files, available for public use in the Florida State Archives research room.
Collection
Jackson County Library Program: What is Folklife

Jackson County Library Program: What is Folklife

Date
1983-07-20
Description
One audio cassettes. Presentation at the Jackson County Public Library in Marianna, in connection with the Pursuits and Pastimes exhibit, about folklife. Dyen, a folklorist with the Florida Bureau of Folklife, explains the profession using the Panhandle area as her example. Dyen discusses ethnic groups (Creeks, African Americans, and Anglo Americans), occupational groups (netmaking, fishing), and dialects. She also explains the project and the Florida Folk Festival.
Collection
Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: Poet and dancer Lucille Ranger Brown

Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: Poet and dancer Lucille Ranger Brown

Date
1986-05-24
Description
Twenty color slides. Ranger-Brown reciting her poems about rural life in Jamaica. Never written down, the poems demonstrate Jamaican dialects and culture. She had performed on television with comedian Jerry Lewis, and was awarded a medal by Jamaica's prime minister for contributions to Jamaican culture in 1984. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Collection
The Jamaican Folk Revue at Miami's Unity Center

The Jamaican Folk Revue at Miami's Unity Center

Date
1985-07-31
Description
One reel to reel tape. (Copied onto C86-112) Recording of "A Cultural Extravaganza" at the Independence '85 Jamaica festival. The recording features poet and dancer Lucille Ranger Brown. The Jamaican Folk Revue was formed in 1972 by Norma Darby in Miami to promote Jamaican music and dance. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Collection
The Jamaican Folk Revue at the Florida International University campus

The Jamaican Folk Revue at the Florida International University campus

Date
1985-07-29
Description
One reel to reel tape. (Copied onto C86-113.) Recording of the Jamaican Folk Revue at the Independence '85 Jamaica festival, feauring poet and dancer Lucille Ranger Brown. The event took place at a cocktail party at the Bay Vista Campus at Florida International University. Also includes interveiws with band members. The Jamaican Folk Revue was formed in 1972 by Norma Darby in Miami to promote Jamaican music and dance. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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a_s1576_25_c88-030Interview with English professor Guy MilesSoundCollege teachers
Educators
Fieldwork
Interviews
Interviewing
Collecting
Folklore collections
Family history
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Audiotape recordings
Life histories
Regional dialects
Sound recordings
Recording equipment
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a_s1576_11_c83-121Jackson County Library Program: What is FolklifeSoundFolklife
Workshops (Adult education)
Teaching of folklore
Libraries
Oral education
Netmaking
Fishing
Occupational folklore
Public speaking
Regional dialects
Folklore
Folklorists
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Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: Poet and dancer Lucille Ranger BrownMetro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: Poet and dancer Lucille Ranger BrownStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Latinos
Oral performance
Clothing and dress
Speech play
Jamaican Americans
Poetry
Prosody
Poetic language
Narrative poetry
Oral poetry
Oratory
Regional dialects
Performing arts
Storytellers
Poets
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a_s1576_t86-070The Jamaican Folk Revue at Miami's Unity CenterSoundFieldwork
Jamaican Americans
Arts, Jamaican
African Americans
Singers
Music
Performing arts
Calypso music
Music performance
Festivals
Special events
Poetry
Regional dialects
Musicians
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Poets
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a_s1576_t86-071The Jamaican Folk Revue at the Florida International University campusSoundFieldwork
Jamaican Americans
Arts, Jamaican
African Americans
Singers
Music
Performing arts
Calypso music
Music performance
Festivals
Special events
Poetry
Regional dialects
Interviews
Musicians
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Poets
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