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Robert James Rudd interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Robert James Rudd interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-09-14
Description
Three audio cassettes. A former construction worker who was born in Boynton Beach, Rudd built wicker furniture from cypress. Originally the cypress was local, but as development increased, he began acquiring the wood areas north of him. Few power tools were used to make the furniture. In the interview he discusses his father's furniture making career; types of furniture made; tools used; selling furniture; growing during the Depression in South Florida; Cedar Key; the loss of timber sources; the Florida East Coast railway; his career in the US Navy; frog and alligator hunting; snakes; and furniture made from grapevine.
Collection
Cypress Furniture

Cypress Furniture

Date
1981-08-26
Description
Five color slides. The Folk Arts in Schools Project in Columbia and Hamilton County was a joint venture between the county school systems and the Florida Folklife Program. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists.
Collection
Cypress furniture by Robert James Rudd and Neil Brooks

Cypress furniture by Robert James Rudd and Neil Brooks

Date
1986-11
Description
Seventeen 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
Cypress furniture maker Robert James Rudd

Cypress furniture maker Robert James Rudd

Date
1986-09-14
Description
Thirty-one color slides. A former construction worker, Rudd built wicker furniture from cypress. Originally the cypress was local, but as development increased, he began acquiring the wood areas north of him. Few powertools was used to make the furniture. 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.
Collection
Cypress furniture making demonstration

Cypress furniture making demonstration

Date
1987-01-26
Description
Fifteen color slides. 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.
Collection
Furniture maker General Ponder

Furniture maker General Ponder

Date
Description
One black and white print. Biographical description of Ponder in folder. Ponder made bent willow furniture, also known as wicker. See also S 1577, box 16, folder 7, 24. 1978.
Collection
General Ponder and his bent willow chairs

General Ponder and his bent willow chairs

Date
Description
Three black and white prints, plus negatives. Bent willow funriture is also called wicker furniture. General Ponder was a transient discovered in Leon County. July 1977. See also S 1577, Box 16, folder 24 (P77-132 - P77-134), and folder 49 (P78-325).
Collection
General Ponder making bent willow furniture

General Ponder making bent willow furniture

Date
Description
Three black and white prints, with negatives. General Ponder was a transient folklorist Peggy Bulger discovered in Leon County making bent willow furniture. This furniture is also known as wicker. 1977.
Collection
Hank Whisnant demonstrating cypress furniture making for students at Lake City Junior High School, East

Hank Whisnant demonstrating cypress furniture making for students at Lake City Junior High School, East

Date
1982-02-22
Description
Twenty-eight color slides. Working outside from the back of his pick-up truck, Whisnant demonstrated furniture making from cypress. The Folk Arts in Schools Project in Columbia and Hamilton County was a joint venture between the county school systems and the Florida Folklife Program. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists.
Collection
Robert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making bent cypress furniture

Robert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making bent cypress furniture

Date
1986-10
Description
109 color slides. Rudd and Brooks making wicker (bent cypress) furniture. Includes images of the entire process from gathering cypress tress and cutting the wood to constructing the furniture and finally having them on display at the Stephen Foster Center. Slides S93-05, S93-06, S93-16, and S93-66 are missing. 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, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
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Woodcarvers
Field recordings
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Wicker furniture
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Woodworking shops
Carpentry
Chairs
Cypress trees
Oral narratives
Great Depression
Hunting
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Cypress FurnitureCypress FurnitureStill ImageFurniture maker
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Cypress furniture by Robert James Rudd and Neil BrooksCypress furniture by Robert James Rudd and Neil BrooksStill ImageFurniture maker
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Wicker furniture
Cypress
Woodwork
Chairs
Wood craft
Tables
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Chair-makers
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Cypress furniture maker Robert James RuddCypress furniture maker Robert James RuddStill ImageFurniture maker
Woodworkers
Fieldwork
Furniture makers
Wicker furniture
Furniture
Material culture
Woodwork
Woodworking tools
Workshops
Carpentry
Chair-makers
Chairs
Cypress
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Cypress furniture making demonstrationCypress furniture making demonstrationStill ImageFurniture maker
Woodworkers
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Wicker furniture
Cypress
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Education
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Furniture maker General PonderFurniture maker General PonderStill ImageMaterial culture
Wicker furniture
Chairs
Woodwork
African Americans
Domestic arts
Household items
Furniture maker
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General Ponder and his bent willow chairsGeneral Ponder and his bent willow chairsStill ImageFurniture
Chairs
Material culture
Wood craft
Woodwork
Wicker furniture
African Americans
Woodworkers
Furniture maker
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General Ponder making bent willow furnitureGeneral Ponder making bent willow furnitureStill ImageWicker furniture
Material culture
Chairs
Furniture
Wood craft
African Americans
Woodwork
Furniture maker
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Hank Whisnant demonstrating cypress furniture making for students at Lake City Junior High School, EastHank Whisnant demonstrating cypress furniture making for students at Lake City Junior High School, EastStill ImageFurniture maker
Education
Schools
Teaching of folklore
Teenagers
Furniture makers
Students
Demonstrations
Furniture
Wicker furniture
Cypress
Chairs
Chair-makers
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Robert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making bent cypress furnitureRobert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making bent cypress furnitureStill ImageFurniture maker
Woodworkers
Fieldwork
Furniture
Furniture makers
Cypress
Chairs
Woodwork
Apprentices
Material culture
Flora
Plants
Wicker furniture
Chair-makers
Exhibits
Tree felling
Trees
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