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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Broward County (Fla.)"
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Sonny Treadway performing Hold to Gods Unchanging Hand

Sonny Treadway performing Hold to Gods Unchanging Hand

Date
1994
Description
One audio cassette recording. Rough mix recording of the song. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
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Sonny Treadway performing two takes of This is a Holy Church

Sonny Treadway performing two takes of This is a Holy Church

Date
1994-10-12
Description
One audio cassette recording. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
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Master of the Sacred Steel album

Master of the Sacred Steel album

Date
1994-10-13
Description
One audio cassette recording. Master version of the Sacred Steel album, which was released in 1995 by the Florida Folklife Program. The album is divided into two sections: side 1 is instrumentals and concerts; side 2 are church services. For more information on musicians, recording locations, and production credits, see accompanying booklet, which can be found in S 2044, box 1, folder 22. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
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Sonny Treadway performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God church

Sonny Treadway performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God church

Date
1994-02-20
Description
One audio cassette recording. Made during the last day of the annual State Assembly of the Jewell Dominion churches of Florida. These are excerpts from a longer recording. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
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Jose & Marvin Silva demonstrate the Toro Huaco dance for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Jose & Marvin Silva demonstrate the Toro Huaco dance for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Date
1995
Description
One audio cassette. Marvin Silva was funded to learn from Jose Silva how to prepare for and perform the Toro Huaco. This was a traditional pageant that combined costumes, masks, dance and ritual. It is a mixture of Spanish and Nagual Maya traditions.
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Amy Cox & apprentice Bob Murphy interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Amy Cox & apprentice Bob Murphy interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Date
1991-06-16
Description
One audio cassette (DAT tape). Amy Cox began playing with her father Gerry and mother Regina in the Homegrown String Band in 1982 at the age of eight. They played the Florida Folk Festival from 1983 through the 1990s. A copy of their album, Little Streams of Whiskey, can be found in S 1640, box 21. Murphy was her apprentice in 1990-1991. 
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Interview with Polly Billie

Interview with Polly Billie

Date
1988-12
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. Index to interview recording located in S 1595, Box 1. Interview with Seminole Polly Billie, daughter of Nancy Billie, and granddaughter of Lottie Shore. The interview was recorded at the Hollywood Reservation in Hollywood, Florida. The interview dealt mostly with family relations and growing up on a reservation. Also discussed Seminole culture, such as fishing and education. There is also a transcript of a second interview (no tape recording in collection) with Polly Billie located in S 1595, Box 1, folder 6. The recording was conducted in part for use in an exhibit on Seminole culture at the Museum of Florida History.
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Interview with Seminole basketmaker Tommie Jumper (with Judy Bill Osceola interpreting)

Interview with Seminole basketmaker Tommie Jumper (with Judy Bill Osceola interpreting)

Date
1981-11-17
Description
One reel to reel. Jumper discusses (through Osceola) basket making - - including when and how she learned the craft; patterns and designs; the choice of colors and materials (usually pine needles and/or palmetto fronds); teaching the young; selling baskets; and the process. 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. Copied onto audiocassette C83-34. 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.
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Interview with Seminole Linda Bowers

Interview with Seminole Linda Bowers

Date
1981-09-01
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto C81-60.) The first nine minutes of the recording are traffic and swamp ambience. Bowers discusses Seminole crafts; Seminole languages; life with the Oklahoma Seminoles; the role of women in the culture; the future of the Seminole people; traditional clothing; and patchwork. 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.
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Interview with David Motlow

Interview with David Motlow

Date
1981-09-01
Description
Two reel to reels. (Copied onto C81-55 and C81-56.) Interview with Seminole cultural program administrator Motlow about Seminole heritage and history. They discuss Seminole folklore; tribal healers; teaching heritage to new generations; differences between Mikasuki (Miccosukee) and Seminoles; patchwork; doll making; and native languages (Muskogee and Miccosukee). Also includes the start of an interview with Jim Billie. 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.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2044_02_tape08Sonny Treadway performing Hold to Gods Unchanging HandSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Churches
Religion
Christianity
Protestants
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape07Sonny Treadway performing two takes of This is a Holy ChurchSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Churches
Religion
Christianity
Protestants
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape06Master of the Sacred Steel albumSoundGuitarist
Singers
Audiotape recordings
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Religion
Churches
Christianity
Concerts
Community concerts
Protestants
Church services
Prayer
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape04Sonny Treadway performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God churchSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Musical groups
Churches
Religion
Christianity
Protestants
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1640_25_tape22Jose & Marvin Silva demonstrate the Toro Huaco dance for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship ProgramSoundField recordings
Latinos
Nicaraguan Americans
Masks
Folk dance
Ethic clothing
Apprentices
Pageants
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a_s1640_22_tape05Amy Cox & apprentice Bob Murphy interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship ProgramSoundApprentices
Fiddle tunes
Old time music
Interviews
Field recordings
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a_s1595_02_tape05Interview with Polly BillieSoundTeacher
Seminole Indians
Family history
Oral histories
Education
Schools
Native Americans
Fishing
Food habits
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a_s1576_t82-049Interview with Seminole basketmaker Tommie Jumper (with Judy Bill Osceola interpreting)SoundFieldwork
Native Americans
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Basket making
Interviewing
Interviews
Sound recordings
Basketry
Oral histories
Life histories
Family history
Palmetto weaving
Plants
Beliefs and cultures
Basket maker
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a_s1576_t81-089Interview with Seminole Linda BowersSoundFieldwork
Native Americans
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Florida history
Interviewing
Interviews
Sound recordings
Mikasuki language
Oral histories
Life histories
Beliefs and cultures
Patchwork
Clothing and dress
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a_s1576_t81-084Interview with David MotlowSoundFieldwork
Native Americans
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Florida history
Interviewing
Interviews
Sound recordings
Mikasuki language
Oral histories
Life histories
Beliefs and cultures
Basket maker
Needleworkers
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