95 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Transportation"
Tom Watson interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Tom Watson interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-08-23
Description
Two audio cassettes. Tom Watson, a railroad worker for over 30 years, worked for the Jacksonville terminal between 1950 and 1974. He then worked for Amtrak until 1988. In the interview, he discusses growing up in Jacksonville; the history of Florida rail lines and the railroad business; his career with Amtrak and the Jax Terminal; the various rail lines operating in Florida; labor strikes; a typical work day as a ticket taker; education at Bethune Cookman; a description of the old terminal; civil rights and rail integration; various jobs available to rail workers; the different opportunities for whites and blacks; pranks on the job; baggage sent on trains; mail on the rails; changes in the industry; mail; women employees; socializing with employees; and unions.
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Theo Devane making a mullet boat in his shop

Theo Devane making a mullet boat in his shop

Date
1983-05-07
Description
Seven color slides.
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The Wolf: Schooner in Key West

The Wolf: Schooner in Key West

Date
1983-02-18
Description
Eleven color slides.
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The Ocean Explorer ship in Lantana boatyards

The Ocean Explorer ship in Lantana boatyards

Date
Description
One color slide. A treasure hunting ship. 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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The Herrin Brothers shrimping out of Mayport

The Herrin Brothers shrimping out of Mayport

Date
1986-07-09
Description
127 color slides. Images of the Herrin brothers (Charles, Donald, and Thomas) shrimping in the Atlantic Ocean on the Miss Joann, a shrimp boat. The Herrins were based out of Mayport, Florida. For an interview with Charles Herrin, see S 1592, box 7, tapes 13-14. 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. 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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The Herrin brothers building a shrimp boat

The Herrin brothers building a shrimp boat

Date
1985-06-16
Description
Ten contact sheets with 357 photographic black and white images; plus logs and negatives. Images of the Herrin brothers building a shrimp boat over a six month period. The boat was christened Miss Joann. Images of the boat in use may be found in S 1577, v. 44, S88-1 - S88-146. 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. 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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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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The 1993 Rural Folklife Days

The 1993 Rural Folklife Days

Date
1993-11-18
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images, plus negatives. This festival was held each year at the Stephen Foster Center by the Florida Folklife Program. One image of blacksmith Skeeter Prather. The rest are of wagon rides for children, driven by Patti Duvall. November 1993.
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Tampa Cablecar System

Tampa Cablecar System

Date
Description
One black and white print. c. 1982
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Steve Moody's stone crab boat

Steve Moody's stone crab boat

Date
1980
Description
Sixteen color slides. Stone crab season in Florida ran from October to May. The object of crabbers to take their claws. One claw from each mature crab was allowed.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1618_04_tape08Tom Watson interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Oral narratives
Interviews
Railroads
African Americans
Racism
Local history
Railway workers
Labor unions
Transportation
Labor movements
Strikes
Civil rights movements
Racial segregation
Racial discrimination
Railroad trains
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Theo Devane making a mullet boat in his shopTheo Devane making a mullet boat in his shopStill ImageFieldwork
Boatbuilding
Boating industry
Mullet fisheries
Woodwork
Transportation
Workshops
Carpentry
Material culture
Boatbuilders
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The Wolf: Schooner in Key WestThe Wolf: Schooner in Key WestStill ImageFieldwork
Sails
Boats and boating
Docks
Material culture
Transportation
Waterways
Art
Schooners
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The Ocean Explorer ship in Lantana boatyardsThe Ocean Explorer ship in Lantana boatyardsStill ImageFiddlers
Musicians
Fieldwork
Boats and boating
Docks
Maritime life
Waterways
Transportation
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The Herrin Brothers shrimping out of MayportThe Herrin Brothers shrimping out of MayportStill ImageFieldwork
Boats
Seafood gathering
Boats and boating
Fishing nets
Material culture
Shrimps
Fisheries
Saltwater fishing
Trawlers (Vessels)
Trawls and trawling
Labor
Occupational groups
Workplace
Maritime life
Transportation
Waterways
Fishers
Shrimpers (persons)
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The Herrin brothers building a shrimp boatThe Herrin brothers building a shrimp boatStill ImageCarpenters
Fieldwork
Boats and boating
Boatbuilding
Material culture
Carpentry
Wood craft
Woodwork
Woodworking tools
Labor
Transportation
Boatbuilders
Shrimpers (persons)
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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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The 1993 Rural Folklife DaysThe 1993 Rural Folklife DaysStill ImageBlacksmithing
Folklife
Special events
Children
Transportation
Demonstrations
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Wagons
Material culture
Carriages and carts
Blacksmiths
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Tampa Cablecar SystemTampa Cablecar SystemStill ImageTransportation
Cities
Urban life
Material culture
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Steve Moody's stone crab boatSteve Moody's stone crab boatStill ImageFieldwork
Crabbing
Crab fisheries Equipment and supplies
Boats
Seafood gathering
Transportation
Docks
Waterways
Crabbers
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