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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Trains"
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Washboard Bill Cooke storytelling for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Washboard Bill Cooke storytelling for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-01-02
Description
Two audio cassettes. Cooke telling a story of travelling on trains on his birthday during the Great Depression. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award.
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Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-08-10
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recorded at his home. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; growing in East Florida; segregation; popular dances; building of the Dixie Highway; moving to New York; returning as a musician (washboard player) to West Palm Beach in 1947; his collection of black historical memorabilia; and his stories. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-08-18
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Cooke discusses black entertainment in Florida. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July, Cooke worked as a street performer, a jook joint musician, a nightclub entertainer, and a railway worker. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; Florida minstrel acts such as Florida Blossom, Rabbit Foot, and Silas Green; black vaudeville in Florida; Ringling Brothers circus; segregation in theaters and entertainment; blackface; national entertainers he knew such as Amos and Andy, Step'n Fetchit, and Al Jolson; racism in advertising; and Pullman Porters he knew. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Florida Yesterday: Folklore & Superstition (master tape)

Florida Yesterday: Folklore & Superstition (master tape)

Date
1977-02-15
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape, 56 minutes) Frog Smith sitting in Mercer's Country Store telling stories of his family and childhood for store patrons. For more footage, see V86-30 and V86-29.
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Florida Yesterday: Folklore; Superstitions

Florida Yesterday: Folklore; Superstitions

Date
1977-02-15
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape; 56 minutes) Folklore: Frog Smith sitting in Mercer's Country Store telling stories of his family and childhood for store patrons. Superstitions: the first half of the Superstitions episode, with Smith in his home office. He tells several ghost stories and explains local superstitions. The second half of the episode can be found on FV-24.
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Florida Yesterday: Sawmill and Folklore & Superstitions

Florida Yesterday: Sawmill and Folklore & Superstitions

Date
1977
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape; 47 minutes) (See V86-30 for master version of Superstitions & Folklore episode; for B-roll and raw footage, see V86-56 and V86-26) Sawmill: 23 minutes; edited A-roll footage of Frog Smith talking with sawmill worker Joe Hendry at Jerome Lumber Company. They discuss sawmilling, timber, and lumber trade. For more footage, see V86-25. Folklore: 24 minutes; 2/15/1977. Frog Smith sitting in Mercer's Country Store telling stories of his family and childhood for store patrons. For more footage, see V86-26.
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Postcard of the Orange Blossom Special

Postcard of the Orange Blossom Special

Date
1930
Description
Two prints, four slides, and negatives. All are of one postcard of the train, the Orange Blossom Special; later immortalized in a popular song written by Irving Rouse.
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The Gandy Dancers

The Gandy Dancers

Date
1993
Description
Two prints: one black and white, the other color. The dancers were: C. Wright, John Mealing, Charlie Vinson, Allen Jones, and Elder Brown. One image also features folklorist Beth Higgs. Gandy dancers were railroad workers who used call-and-response work songs to keep workers moving fast in laying track. Often called lining songs.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1685_05_tape04Washboard Bill Cooke storytelling for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
African Americans
Tales
Personal experience narratives
Oral narratives
Trains
Storytelling
Music
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a_s1685_05_tape25Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundSingers
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Juke joints
Music business
Storytelling
Music performance
Sawmills
Trains
Musical instruments
Washboards
Local history
Florida history
Musicians
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a_s1685_05_tape34Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundSingers
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Juke joints
Music business
Storytelling
Music performance
Minstrel shows
Trains
Jokes
Blackface entertainers
Entertainers
Florida history
Occupational groups
Television
Theater
Theatrical makeup
Racism
Racial segregation
Advertising
African Americans Segregation
Motion picture theaters
Vaudeville
Musicians
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Florida Yesterday: Folklore & Superstition (master tape)Florida Yesterday: Folklore & Superstition (master tape)Moving ImageStorytelling
Television
Personal experience narratives
Oral performance
Railroads
Trains
Jokes
Humor
Oral narratives
Stores, retail
Family history
Storytellers
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Florida Yesterday: Folklore; SuperstitionsFlorida Yesterday: Folklore; SuperstitionsMoving ImageTelevision
Storytelling
Family history
Personal experience narratives
Trains
Stores, retail
Jokes
Humor
Oral narratives
Oral communication
Tall tales
Ghosts
Supernatural legends
Sawmills
Sawmilling
Storytellers
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Florida Yesterday: Sawmill and Folklore & SuperstitionsFlorida Yesterday: Sawmill and Folklore & SuperstitionsMoving ImageSawmill workers
Television
Storytelling
Family history
Personal experience narratives
Trains
Stores, retail
Sawmilling
Sawmills
Timber
Lumber trade
Saws
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Tall tales
Hunting Anecdotes
Hunting stories
Hunting Folklore
Fishing
Oral narratives
Oral performance
Jokes
Humor
Storytellers
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Postcard of the Orange Blossom SpecialPostcard of the Orange Blossom SpecialStill ImagePostcards
Railroads
Trains
Advertisements
Transportation
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The Gandy DancersThe Gandy DancersStill ImageDancers
Demonstrations
Railroads
Trains
African Americans
Transportation
Workers
Railroad work
Railroads Employees
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