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Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 7)

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 7)

Date
1996-05-25
Description
One audio cassette tape. Nancy Morgan discusses quilting and home crafts with Merri McKenzie (who interviews her). She discusses her early years and getting into quilting. She explains her "recipe" for homemade elderberry wine and peach brandy and talks about a cookbook she published on North Florida recipes. She talks about "corn cob jelly" and learning to cook from her mother. She also discusses the transition from homemade quilting materials to bought and explains her homemade quilting frame. She observes that folklore is surviving but constantly changing. She talks about a book about her life she is currently putting together. She was a 1986 Folklife Heritage Award Winner.
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Interview with tatter Concettina Barone

Interview with tatter Concettina Barone

Date
1985-03-18
Description
Two audio cassettes. Barone, born in Connecticut to Sicilian parents, is a tatter (lace maker). In the interview, she discusses learning needle work in technical schools and from her mother and learning tatting and knitting at a school club; how her mother learned traditional skills; her family's emigration to the US; growing up in a mixed-ethnic neighborhood; learning English; her courtship and marriage in Italy in 1952; moving to Florida; teaching tatting; and her process/method for teaching the skill. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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It's Our Way (Seminole Slide/Tape program)

It's Our Way (Seminole Slide/Tape program)

Date
1981
Description
Two audio cassettes. The recordings are documentary programs on the origins and historical significance of Seminole sewing and dress, for women, men, and children. Reservation life, the Green Corn Dance, tourism are also discussed. A transcript of the slideshow can be found in S 1579, box 1.
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Interview with Annie Jimmie (interpreted by Betty Mae Jumper)

Interview with Annie Jimmie (interpreted by Betty Mae Jumper)

Date
1982-01-27
Description
One audio cassette. Born in the Everglades and 74 years old at the time of the interview, Jimmie (through interpreter Jumper) discusses designing and making Seminole skirts and other garmets. Jimmie describes the Seminole words for "design," "skirt" and "top," and talks about the cross design on her skirt, other types of skirt designs, sewing with strips of colorful cloth, rick-rac, teaching her children and grandchildren the craft, and men in the tribe who sew, like Jimmie Osceola. In addition, she discusses the Green Corn Dance, playing the stickball game, women hunters, gardening, singing Christian songs, learning to sew from her mother, and living in a chickee.
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Interview with doll maker Mildred Bowen

Interview with doll maker Mildred Bowen

Date
1978-05-19
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Mildred Bowen, who started sewing and making dolls when she was ten years old, discusses the types of dolls she makes (straight, flip, bodyline), the materials she uses (usually cotton), and detailing and decorating the dolls. Side 2: Bowen talks about the advantages of machine sewing over hand sewing, the time it takes to complete a doll, painting with liquid embroidery, and discusses the benefits of homemade dolls over store-bought dolls.
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Alice Billie sewing in a Miami public library

Alice Billie sewing in a Miami public library

Date
1984-04-17
Description
Twenty color slides. Images of Seminole Alice Billie sewing traditional Seminole clothing at a Miami public library. Part of a National Endowment for the Arts funded folklife program, presented at various libraries across the state, using local talent. A few of the images of Billie sewing can be found on the Florida photographic Collection website.
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Alice Osceola making a coil basket

Alice Osceola making a coil basket

Date
1982
Description
Thirty-seven color slides. Images are of Alice Osceola making a coil grass basket. Traditionally, Seminoles baskets were shallow and woven from palmetto fronds. Circa 1930, sweetgrass baskets, inspired perhaps by African American arts, were designed to represent 'authentic' Seminole culture for the tourist trade. Over time, they became traditional. 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 with 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.
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Ana Blanco making lace

Ana Blanco making lace

Date
1988-08
Description
Seventeen color slides. Blanco won the FLorida Folk Heritage Award in 1990.
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Annie Bert making baskets at Miccosukee Indian Reservation

Annie Bert making baskets at Miccosukee Indian Reservation

Date
1987-09
Description
Seven color slides. Images are dark. Bert was born approximately in 1925. She spoke little English. She made coiled sweetgrass baskets. Used newer grass, using cotton thread. She made basket bottoms out of palmetto fiber. 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.
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Annie Jimmie sewing traditional Seminole patchwork

Annie Jimmie sewing traditional Seminole patchwork

Date
1982
Description
Thirty-eight color slides. Images taken at the Hollywood reservation library. 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 with traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes may be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_63_c96-067Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 7)SoundQuiltmakers
Needleworkers
Cooks
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Personal experience narratives
Quilting
Sewing
Needlework
Domestic arts
Equipment, domestic arts
Cooking and dining
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a_s1576_22_c86-175Interview with tatter Concettina BaroneSoundNeedleworkers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Sound recordings
Life histories
Oral histories
Tatting
Cotton textiles
Textile arts
Italian Americans
Lace and lace making
Needlework
Sewing
Emigration and immigration
Marriage rites
Education
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a_s1576_10_c83-092It's Our Way (Seminole Slide/Tape program)SoundTailors
Needleworkers
Teaching of folklore
Slideshows
Slides (Photography)
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Sewing
Patchwork
Clothing and dress
Needlework
Indian reservations
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a_s1576_08_c83-037Interview with Annie Jimmie (interpreted by Betty Mae Jumper)SoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Native Americans
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Chickee
Clothing and dress
Clothing trade
Patchwork
Textile arts
Sewing
Design
Mikasuki language
Tailors
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a_s1576_02_c78-059aInterview with doll maker Mildred BowenSoundDollmakers
Interviews
Fieldwork
Dollmaking
Dolls
Toy making
Toys
Decorative arts
Life histories
Material culture
Textile arts
Sewing
Sewing machines
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Alice Billie sewing in a Miami public libraryAlice Billie sewing in a Miami public libraryStill ImageEthnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Sewing
Native Americans
Textiles
Demonstrations
Textile arts
Clothing and dress
Material culture
Domestic arts
Equipment, domestic arts
Libraries
Needleworkers
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Alice Osceola making a coil basketAlice Osceola making a coil basketStill ImageSeminole Indians
Native Americans
Indian reservations
Basket making
Basket work
Basketry
Sweetgrass baskets
Sewing
Material culture
Demonstrations
Basket maker
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Ana Blanco making laceAna Blanco making laceStill ImageNeedleworkers
Arts, Cuban
Needlework
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Lace and lace making
Decorative arts
Lacemaking
Sewing
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Annie Bert making baskets at Miccosukee Indian ReservationAnnie Bert making baskets at Miccosukee Indian ReservationStill ImageNeedleworkers
Fieldwork
Material culture
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Mikasuki Indians
Native Americans
Patchwork
Decorative arts
Textile arts
Indian reservations
Sewing
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Annie Jimmie sewing traditional Seminole patchworkAnnie Jimmie sewing traditional Seminole patchworkStill ImageSeminole Indians
Native Americans
Indian reservations
Sewing
Patchwork
Textile arts
Design
Domestic arts
Material culture
Equipment, domestic arts
Demonstrations
Needlework
Textiles
Needleworkers
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