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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Alachua County (Fla.)"
Interview with Director of Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, Dr.  Helen Safa

Interview with Director of Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, Dr. Helen Safa

Date
1982-06-28
Description
Two audio cassettes. (Copy can be found in S 1576, box 39, tape 31.) Safa was director of the Center of Latin American Studies, 1980-1985. A Columbia University graduate, Safa taught at UF until 1997. She has written extensively about gender and Latin America. In the interview she discusses Latin American influences on Florida and its culture. Side 1 (C82-1): Safa discusses "quince" celebrations, godparents, New Year's Traditions, the close relationship between Florida and the Caribbean, the history of Caribbean immigration in the U.S. and Florida; and modern-day Cuban, Haitian, and Puerto-Rican immigration. Also, Safa presents a historical sketch of Caribbean cultures; Chango, Santeria, and Voodoo religions in Caribbean culture. Side 2 (C82-1): Safa discusses cultural assimilation amongst Caribbean immigrants in the U.S.; rites of passage and celebrations used to reaffirm group identity; "Quinces;" the outlawing of Santeria and other religions in Cuba after the revolution; different US immigrant groups' identification with their Caribbean heritages, like in New York and Miami. Side 1 (C82-2): Safa compares Miami's cultural assimilation when compared with countries like China and India; Cuban immigrants in Florida who immigrated to the US before the 1960s, during Battista's governance; studies on the Mariel boatlift; and Cuban Mafia groups who moved to Florida after Castro's takeover and their role in Florida's exile anti-Castro organizations. She also talks about the importance of retaining traditions for immigrants; the political and economic crises in Caribbean countries; and the immigrants' viewpoints on America.
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Interview with English professor Guy Miles

Interview with English professor Guy Miles

Date
1988-09-16
Description
One audio cassette. Guy Miles was a professor of English at the University of Florida from 1957 to 1972 and was an authority on southern folklife. He was born in Dresden, Tennessee in 1908 and served in the Air Force during World War II. In 1959, he and his wife Faye bought a farm in Evinston, a small community about fifteen miles south of Gainesville, near Cross Creek. In 1967, one of their neighbors in Evinston, an elderly African American woman named Eliza Washington, asked Guy to set down what she wanted the community to know about her when she died. Guy recorded her and later used her words at her funeral service. Subsequently, Guy and several of his students started recording the "talk" of local people, launching a project that was to last twenty years and generate over 700 reel-to-reel tapes. Miles was interested in recording the folklife of people through their own telling of their experiences, in the way people really said it. He recorded several main "talkers" from 1967 to 1987, providing a wealth of information on the country life of the area past and present, and relating the values, beliefs, and world view of the community through individual expression. In the interview, Miles talks about his research, his audio recordings collection, fieldwork techniques, and his life history. Miles passed away in November of 1988. The Guy Miles Collection (S 1709) consists of 727 reel to reel recordings of Miles' interviews with local residents. They have also been copied on to CDs as well as .wav files, available for public use in the Florida State Archives research room.
Collection
Interview with Linda and Paul Bowers

Interview with Linda and Paul Bowers

Date
1981-10-24
Description
Two reel to reels. (Copied onto audio cassettes C81-89 and C81-90.) The Bowers discuss sewing machines; patchwork; how they learned to sew traditional Seminole patterns; designs; clothing; life in Big Cypress Seminole Indian reservation; sofke; fry bread; native languages; chickees; the Green Corn Dance; male initiation rites; and cooking/eating alligators. The recordings were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other on traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
Collection
Jesse J. Aaron interview

Jesse J. Aaron interview

Date
1977-01-16
Description
One audio cassette. Interview reveals Aaron turned 90 on June 10, 1977. He had been carving for eight years. He discusses the craft, including tools used such as chisels, chain saws, and hatchets in his sculpting. Recorded during a photo session for Jacksonville's Florida-Times Union. Technical problems with tape.
Collection
John and Ruby Lomax's Southern States Recording Trip Recordings (1939: Raiford and Newberry, Fla.)

John and Ruby Lomax's Southern States Recording Trip Recordings (1939: Raiford and Newberry, Fla.)

Date
1939-06-01
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C90-35/36 in S 1576). These recordings were created during John and Ruby Lomax's 1939 recording trip through the South. Touring eleven states, the husband and wife team gathered material for the Library of Congress's Archive of the American Folk Song (today the Archive of Folk Culture in the American Folklife Center). They were not working for the WPA at the time, as is sometimes thought; but they visited two of the same sites the recorded at during their 1936-1937 WPA trip to Florida. In these recordings the Lomaxes visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County (June 2-5); and Mrs. Griffin's home in Newberry (June 1). They recorded a total of 63 songs on acetate discs (the entire trip netted a full 267 discs, with over 600 titles). See the online exhibit for more about that 1939 expedition at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/lohtml/lohome.html (Also see other the reels of the 1939 trip: T86-242/243/223). In S 1579, box 3, there are copies of the original LOC indexes. 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.
Collection
John and Ruby Lomax's Southern States Recording Trip Recordings (1939: Raiford, Fla.)

John and Ruby Lomax's Southern States Recording Trip Recordings (1939: Raiford, Fla.)

Date
1939-06-02
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto an unnumbered audio cassette in S 1576, box 41). These recordings were created during John and Ruby Lomax's 1939 recording trip through the South. Touring eleven states, the husband and wife team gathered material for the Library of Congress's Archive of the American Folk Song (today the Archive of Folk Culture in the American Folklife Center). They were not working for the WPA at the time, as is sometimes thought; but they visited two of the same sites they recorded at during their 1936-1937 WPA trip to Florida. In these recordings the Lomaxes visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County (June 2-5). They recorded a total of 63 songs on acetate discs in Florida (the entire trip netted a full 267 discs, with over 600 titles). See the online exhibit for more about that 1939 expedition at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/lohtml/lohome.html (Also see other the reels of the 1939 trip: T86-241/243/223). For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. 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.
Collection
John and Ruby Lomax's Southern States Recording Trip Recordings (1939: Raiford, Fla.)

John and Ruby Lomax's Southern States Recording Trip Recordings (1939: Raiford, Fla.)

Date
1939-06-02
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto an unnumbered audio cassette in S 1576, box 41). These recordings were created during John and Ruby Lomax's 1939 recording trip through the South. Touring eleven states, the husband and wife team gathered material for the Library of Congress's Archive of the American Folk Song (today the Archive of Folk Culture in the American Folklife Center). They were not working for the WPA at the time, as is sometimes thought; but they visited two of the same sites the recorded at during their 1936-1937 WPA trip to Florida. In these recordings the Lomaxes visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County (June 2-5). They recorded a total of 63 songs on acetate discs in Florida (the entire trip netted a full 267 discs, with over 600 titles). See the online exhibit for more about that 1939 expedition at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/lohtml/lohome.html (Also see other the reels of the 1939 trip: T86-241/242/223).For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. 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.
Collection
Legend of the Devil's Mill Hopper

Legend of the Devil's Mill Hopper

Date
1981
Description
One audio cassette. Boltin tells "The Legend of the Devil's Mill Hopper." She recorded the story for the students at Mary E. Taylor School in Camden, Maine. The recording ends in the middle of the story.
Collection
Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 12 October 1994

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 12 October 1994

Date
1994-10-12
Description
Four audio cassettes. Held at the Thomas Center in Gainesville. Council Members present: Diana Jarvis Godwin (chair), Yvonne Tucker, Kathy Monahan, Louise Gopher, Ed Hoovler; Members absent: Tina Bucuvalas, one vacancy; Florida Folklife Program Staff: Ormond Loomis (Chief), Iris Green (secretary), David Reddy (arts administrator), Teresa Hollingsworth (arts administrator). For minutes and details of the meeting, see the S 1717, box 1, folder 8. The Florida Folklife Council (FFC) was created by legislation in 1979 (79-322, SB 1203) within the Department of State to advise the Secretary of State on issues relating to folk arts and folk life as well as stimulate and encourage statewide public interest and participation in folk arts and folklore, sponsor conferences and workshops throughout the state, and make recommendations for the development of a statewide Florida Folk Arts program. The Florida Folklife Council consists of seven members appointed by the Secretary of State for four-year terms.
Collection
Music performance by Terry Strong

Music performance by Terry Strong

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Undated recording of Strong performing somewhere in Gainesville.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_06_c82-001Interview with Director of Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, Dr. Helen SafaSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Latinos
Universities and colleges
Universities and colleges Faculty
Emigration and immigration
Spanish language
Holidays and festivals
Haitian Americans
Cuban Americans
Puerto Ricans
Mexican Americans
Beliefs and cultures
Politics and culture
Florida history
Executives
Educators
College teachers
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a_s1576_25_c88-030Interview with English professor Guy MilesSoundCollege teachers
Educators
Fieldwork
Interviews
Interviewing
Collecting
Folklore collections
Family history
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Audiotape recordings
Life histories
Regional dialects
Sound recordings
Recording equipment
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a_s1576_t81-118Interview with Linda and Paul BowersSoundNeedleworkers
Fieldwork
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Interviews
Oral histories
Patchwork
Festivals
Sewing
Indian reservations
Food habits
Mikasuki language
Chickee
Alligators
Food preparation
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a_s1576_01_c77-006Jesse J. Aaron interviewSoundInterviews
Oral narratives
Sculpting
Woodcarvers
Folk art
Tools
Field recordings
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a_s1576_t86-241bJohn and Ruby Lomax's Southern States Recording Trip Recordings (1939: Raiford and Newberry, Fla.)SoundFieldwork
Archives
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Library of Congress
Jails
Gospel music
Old time music
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Blues singers
Gospel songs
Blues (Music)
Male prisoners
Women prisoners
Prisons
African Americans
Arts in prisons
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-242John and Ruby Lomax's Southern States Recording Trip Recordings (1939: Raiford, Fla.)SoundFieldwork
Archives
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Library of Congress
Jails
Gospel music
Old time music
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Blues singers
Gospel songs
Blues (Music)
Male prisoners
Women prisoners
Prisons
African Americans
Arts in prisons
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-243aJohn and Ruby Lomax's Southern States Recording Trip Recordings (1939: Raiford, Fla.)SoundFieldwork
Archives
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Library of Congress
Jails
Gospel music
Old time music
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Blues singers
Gospel songs
Blues (Music)
Male prisoners
Women prisoners
Prisons
African Americans
Arts in prisons
Singers
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a_s1576_05_c81-027Legend of the Devil's Mill HopperSoundLegends
Oral performance
Storytellers
Tall tales
Storytelling
Oral narratives
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a_s1717_05_tape115Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 12 October 1994SoundPublic officer
Musicians
Meetings
Folklife
Folklore
Arts administrators
Oral communication
Public officers
Public officials
Folklorists
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a_s1576_22_c86-159Music performance by Terry StrongSoundMusicians
Singers
Guitarist
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Guitarists
Performing arts
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