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Interview with Greek dive helmet maker Antonio Lerios

Interview with Greek dive helmet maker Antonio Lerios

Date
1986-02-12
Description
One audio casette. 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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Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester Jackson

Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester Jackson

Date
1987-03-24
Description
One audio cassette. Jackson was one of the few non-Greek sponge divers in Tarpon Springs in the early 20th Century. He discusses many conflicts between the Greek community and other local peoples. 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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Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmets

Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmets

Date
1986-02-24
Description
Thirty-four color slides. Lerios began making diving helmets for sponge divers in 1913 in Tarpon Springs. When he was in his 80s, he decided to retire. In the meantime, Toth, fresh with a degree from University of Florida, decided to learn the trade, and he worked as an apprentice for Lerios. By 1992 when Lerios died, Toth had assumed control of the business. Diving helmets date back to the early 1900s. Once Greek divers began diving for sponges in Tarpon Springs in 1905, the diving helmet industry in Florida began. The helmets allow divers to walk into deep water to gather sponges. For more history of Lerios and Toth diving helmets, see: http://www.divinghelmets.com/pages/history.html 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.
Collection
Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 1)

Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 1)

Date
1987-11
Description
One video recording. 20 minutes. (Copy can be found on FV-1, S 1615). Includes Greek School blessing (by Father Tryfon Theophilopolus), shots of sponge boats at sponge docks, shots of St. Michaels shrine. Created for the Every Island Has Its Own Song project. The finished product was a documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris, a Greek bagpipe player, and his family, and the Tarpon Springs Greek community he lived in. A co-production of WEDO-TV and the FFP, it was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. Offenbach narrated. Folklorist Michael researched, wrote and produced, and Yvonne Bryant was assistant producer.
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Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)

Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)

Date
1987-11
Description
One video cassette. 20 minutes. (Copy can be found on FV-10, S 1615.) Interview with diving helmet makers Toth and Lerios; George Billiris' tour boat goes out on tour. Created for the Every Island Has Its Own Song project. The finished product was a documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris, a Greek bagpipe player, and his family, and the Tarpon Springs Greek community he lived in. A co-production of WEDO-TV and the FFP, it was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. Offenbach narrated. Folklorist Michael researched, wrote and produced, and Yvonne Bryant was assistant producer.
Collection
Greek sponge divers

Greek sponge divers

Date
1988-06-16
Description
Twelve color slides. 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.
Collection
Images of the Sponge Industry Folk Arts Festival

Images of the Sponge Industry Folk Arts Festival

Date
1989-06-24
Description
One proof sheet with 36 black and white images (plus negatives). Images of sponge diving, sponge processing Greek cooking, Greek craft booths, and Tsimouris making a Tsabouna, a Greek bagpipe. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
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Processing sponges at the Arrellano Brothers Sponge Distributors

Processing sponges at the Arrellano Brothers Sponge Distributors

Date
1985-07-09
Description
Fourteen color slides. Images of sponge processing (drying, trimming, cutting, packing) at the Arrellano Brothers Sponge Distrubutors. 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
Sponge divers

Sponge divers

Date
1979
Description
Two color slides.
Collection
Tarpon Springs sponge divers

Tarpon Springs sponge divers

Date
Description
One black and white print. May 1980.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1640_20_tape12Interview with Greek dive helmet maker Antonio LeriosSoundDiving helmet maker
Apprentices
Greek Americans
Helmets
Interviews
Diving
Diving Equipment and supplies
Sponge fisheries
Sponge divers
Life histories
Copper
Metal craft
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a_s1708_04_tape23Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester JacksonSoundFishers
Fieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Sponge divers
African Americans
Sponges
Sponge fisheries
Fishing
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Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmetsAntonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmetsStill ImageApprentices
Diving Equipment and supplies
Greek Americans
Helmets
Metal craft
Sponge fisheries
Workplace
Workshops
Teaching of folklore
Copper
Metal products
Artisans
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Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 1)Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 1)Moving ImageStudents
Priests
Fieldwork
Sponge fisheries
Diving
Diving Equipment and supplies
Religious rites
Greek Americans
Sponge divers
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Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)Moving ImageDiving helmet maker
Boat driver
Fieldwork
Interviews
Helmets
Greek Americans
Ecotourism
Sponge divers
Personal experience narratives
Sponge fisheries
Metalwork
Tour guides (Persons)
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Greek sponge diversGreek sponge diversStill ImageSponge divers
Fieldwork
Boats
Greek Americans
Occupational groups
Docks
Sponge fisheries
Sponges
Fisheries
Transportation
Waterways
Fishers
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Images of the Sponge Industry Folk Arts FestivalImages of the Sponge Industry Folk Arts FestivalStill ImageArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Tsabouna
Musical instrument maker
Sponge divers
Occupational groups
Sponge fisheries
Sponges
Folk festivals
Special events
Food preparation
Cooks
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Processing sponges at the Arrellano Brothers Sponge DistributorsProcessing sponges at the Arrellano Brothers Sponge DistributorsStill ImageFieldwork
Workplace
Labor
Sponge fisheries
Sponges
Factories
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Occupational groups
Maritime life
Workers
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Sponge diversSponge diversStill ImageFieldwork
Boats
Sponge fisheries
Transportation
Waterways
Sponges
Sponge divers
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Tarpon Springs sponge diversTarpon Springs sponge diversStill ImageSponges
Sponge fisheries
Material culture
Maritime folklore
Maritime life
Mariners
Fishers
Sponge divers
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