73 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Shrimpers (persons)"
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Interview with Carla Watkins

Interview with Carla Watkins

Date
1986-10-15
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with fisher (and spouse of a fisher) Carla Watkins. An Apalachicola native, she discusses local fishers; working on a mullet boat; fishing superstitions; boat naming; flounder fishing; shrimping; cooking seafood; recreation; and changes to Apalachicola. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. Also available on reel to reel (reels 6-7). The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.
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WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-06
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. This recording includes African American shrimpers tap dancing in Mayport, and residents of Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation singing. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) – after 1939, the Works Projects Administration – was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida’s FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art’s Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida’s WPA program by the Library of Congress’ Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, these disks often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. In 1986, the FFP staff made copies of many of these recordings onto reel to reels for inclusion to the Florida Folklife Archive. The originals are still housed with the Library of Congress.
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Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 8)

Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 8)

Date
1985-05-26
Description
One reel to reel recording. McDonald served as emcee. Stemming from the research on the St. Johns River Survey, this workshop focused on commerical fishing. Bennet (of Welaka) discussed cypress boats; Oxendine discussed hoop nets; Knowles (of Crescent City) talked about crab traps; and the Schmidts discussed net making and shad fishing. They all also discussed the pros and cons of commerical fishing. Shotgun Bluegrass consisted of Ronnie Kierce (bass), Gary Wilkins (banjo), Ricki King (mandolin), Platt Drew (guitar), and Nile Hord (fiddle).
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Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 7)

Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 7)

Date
1985-05-26
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorists Owen and McDonald served as emcees. McDonald served as emcee. Stemming from the research on the St. Johns River Survey, this workshop focused on commerical fishing. Bennet (of Welaka) discussed cypress boats; Oxendine discussed hoop nets; Knowles (of Crescent City) talked about crab traps; and the Schmidts discussed net making and shad fishing. They all also discussed the pros and cons of commerical fishing. The workshop continues on T85-133.
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Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 8)

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 8)

Date
1985-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording. McDonald served as emcee. Stemming from the research on the St. Johns River Survey, this workshop focused on commerical fishing. Bennet (of Welaka) discussed cypress boats; Oxendine discussed hoop nets; Knowles (of Crescent City) talked about crab traps; and the Schmidts discussed net making and shad fishing. They all also discussed the pros and cons of commerical fishing. The Silcox Family were from Middleburg.
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Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 7)

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 7)

Date
1985-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording. McDonald served as emcee. Stemming from the research on the St. Johns River Survey, this workshop focused on commerical fishing. Bennet (of Welaka) discussed cypress boats; Oxendine discussed hoop nets; Knowles (of Crescent City) talked about crab traps; and the Schmidts discussed net making and shad fishing. They all also discussed the pros and cons of commerical fishing. The workshop continued on T85-121.
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Interview with shrimper Melvin Dougherty

Interview with shrimper Melvin Dougherty

Date
1980-07-28
Description
Two reel to reels.
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Interview with net maker Martin Cooper

Interview with net maker Martin Cooper

Date
1984-07-24
Description
Fifteen color slides. For images of Cooper, see S 1577, v. 37. Cooper, also a fisher, discusses local (Mayport) Swedish and Portuguese fishers; starting out as a fisher in the 1950s; his work as a fisher and as a security guard at Mayport naval base; entering the net business; river shrimping; various seafood licenses; the changing nature of shrimp boats and the trade; the process of making a net; catching mullet; net styles; time involved in netmaking; materials for making nets; various types of nets; and repairing nets. 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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Interview with netmaker and shrimper Jimmy Carden

Interview with netmaker and shrimper Jimmy Carden

Date
1984-08-07
Description
One audio cassette. Jimmy Carden discusses shrimping and net-making; his family history; learning fishing and net-making from his father; types of nets and the materials involved in making them; state of the modern shrimping industry; importance of dreams in his father's (Candy Carden) net-making; stories and shrimping superstitions; other area shrimpers. Interviews 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. An earlier interview with Burbank can be found in S 1576, reel T80-82.
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Interview with shrimpers Robert Lannon and Jean Vangoidstnoven (aka Capt. Van)

Interview with shrimpers Robert Lannon and Jean Vangoidstnoven (aka Capt. Van)

Date
1984-07-22
Description
One audio cassette. Robert Lannon discusses the Fernandina shrimping industry in its early days (1930s?); differences between prices for shrimp then and now; shrimp becoming more of a commercial product for export to other cities in the US such as New York and the importance of Italian (Italian-American?) shrimpers in this process; difficulties in the shrimping business during the Great Depression; his belief that Fernandina Beach was the first area where commercial shrimping took place; best times and places to catch shrimp; effects of pollution on the Fernandina shrimping industry. Capt. Van discusses the technicalities of shrimping at length, including: state laws governing nets; where one can fish; live bait fishing; different licenses needed for shrimping; bio-catch; the cost of operating a shrimping business; cost of shrimp; and other such topics. He also speaks about his own preferences in shrimping and nets, the Organized Fishermen of Florida (OFF), his personal history, and the way he operates his own shrimping business. Interviews 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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1592_06_tape03Interview with Carla WatkinsSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Life histories
Fishing
Seafood gathering
Seafood industry
Flatfish fisheries
Flatfishes
Gulf flounder
Shrimpers (persons)
Cooking and dining
Local history
Fishers
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a_s1576_t86-253WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Native Americans
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Performing arts
Singing
Music performance
African Americans
Dance music
Tap dancers
Dancers
Shrimpers (persons)
Singers
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a_s1576_t85-133Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 8)SoundSingers
Bluegrass musicians
Bands (Music)
Shrimpers (persons)
Folklorists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Performing arts
Bluegrass music
Old time music
String bands
Stringband music
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Seafood industry
Seafood gathering
Crabbing
Workshops (Adult education)
Fishing
Crabbers
Fishers
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a_s1576_t85-132Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 7)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Performing arts
Singing
Corridos
Arts, Mexican
Folk music Mexico
Mexican Americans
Guitar music
Ballads
Workshops (Adult education)
Fishing
Occupational folklore
Seafood industry
Occupational groups
Fish traps
Fish trapping
Netmaking
Crabbing
Crab fisheries Equipment and supplies
Crabbers
Fishers
Shrimpers (persons)
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a_s1576_t85-121Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 8)SoundSingers
Folklorists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Fish traps
Fish trapping
Occupational folklore
Performing arts
Occupational groups
Workshops (Adult education)
Fishing
Crabbing
Seafood gathering
Seafood industry
Singing
Music performance
Crabbers
Fishers
Shrimpers (persons)
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a_s1576_t85-120Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 7)SoundGuitarist
Folklorists
Singers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
Ballads
Performing arts
Arts, Mexican
Corridos
Folk music Mexico
Mexican Americans
Music Latin America
Latinos
Guitar music
Crab fisheries Equipment and supplies
Crabbing
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Workshops (Adult education)
Fishing
Fishing nets
Fish traps
Fish trapping
Seafood gathering
Seafood industry
Crabbers
Fishers
Shrimpers (persons)
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a_s1576_t80-084Interview with shrimper Melvin DoughertySoundFishers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Seafood gathering
Boats and boating
Occupational folklore
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Seafood industry
Occupational groups
Shrimpers (persons)
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a_s1576_23_c86-198Interview with net maker Martin CooperSoundNet maker
Fishers
Fishing nets
Occupational groups
Nets
Netmaking
Workplace
Workshops
Weaving
Occupational folklore
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Maritime folklore
Labor
Shrimpers (persons)
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a_s1576_21_c86-151Interview with netmaker and shrimper Jimmy CardenSoundNet maker
Fishers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Netmaking
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Fishing nets
Seafood industry
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Seafood gathering
Shrimpers (persons)
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a_s1576_21_c86-148Interview with shrimpers Robert Lannon and Jean Vangoidstnoven (aka Capt. Van)SoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Seafood industry
Boats and boating
Selling seafood
Labor unions
Shrimps
Seafood gathering
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Fishers
Shrimpers (persons)
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