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WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-06
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. This recording includes African American shrimpers tap dancing in Mayport, and residents of Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation singing. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) – after 1939, the Works Projects Administration – was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida’s FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art’s Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida’s WPA program by the Library of Congress’ Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, these disks often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. 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.
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WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-07
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) – after 1939, the Works Projects Administration – was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida’s FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art’s Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida’s WPA program by the Library of Congress’ Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, these disks often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. 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
Wood carver Tom Gaskins

Wood carver Tom Gaskins

Date
1992-03-06
Description
One proof sheet with 24 black and white images (plus negatives). Gaskins ran a Cypress Knee Mseum, and was a 1988 Florida Heirtage Award winner. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Collection
Views of area leading into Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation

Views of area leading into Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation

Date
1982
Description
17 color slides. The images 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
Vance Whidden performance for the Lakefront Legacy Festival Folklife Project

Vance Whidden performance for the Lakefront Legacy Festival Folklife Project

Date
1992-03-06
Description
One audio cassette. Whidden played with a local group, the Midnight Ramblers, for years. He worked as a cowman and later for the Okeelanta Sugar Company. For images, see S 1624, box 32, fodler 13. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Collection
Tropical Manfil and Los Pamas de Jalisco performing at the La Primavera Festival

Tropical Manfil and Los Pamas de Jalisco performing at the La Primavera Festival

Date
1992-03-08
Description
In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Collection
Tom Gaskins at his cypress museum

Tom Gaskins at his cypress museum

Date
1987-11-22
Description
Twenty-five color slides. Gaskins owned a cypress craft museum. Images of him in his work shop, and a sign at the museum. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
Collection
Sewing patchwork and textiles at Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation

Sewing patchwork and textiles at Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation

Date
1982
Description
Sixty-four color slides. Images of Lottie Huff and Agnes Bower sewing traditional Seminole patchwork. Also includes examples of their work. The images 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
Seminole Women: Polly Billie, Nancy Billie, and Lottie Shore

Seminole Women: Polly Billie, Nancy Billie, and Lottie Shore

Date
1980
Description
Eight proof sheets with 286 black and white images. Images taken during fieldwork for the Seminole Slide and Tape Project. Images taken on the Brighten and Hollywood Seminole Reservations of three generations of the Billie family women: Lottie Shore, Nancy Billie, and Polly Billie. Also includes images of their houses and neighbors. Proof sheets are numbered 1 through 8. Sheet 1: Nancy Billie (in pull-over and jeans) and her mother Lottie Shore (in traditional Seminole dress). Brighten Reservation. 34 images. Sheet 2: Polly Billie (daughter of Nancy Billie) in her home in Hollywood. 35 images. Sheet 3: Polly Billie talking and sewing in her home. 32 images. Sheet 4: Nancy Billie and her vehicle. Also images of local community. Sheet 5: Seminole school children; Lottie Shore in traditional dress and jewelry; Everglades skiff. 35 images. Sheet 6: Polly Billie and her husband and home. Also displaying her homemade tattoos. 35 images. Sheet 7: Seminole school chidren at an assembly, and playing stick ball. Sheet 8: Tradional Seminole chickee; Lottie Shore. Slide log sheet included. The images were created in part for use in an exhibit on Seminole culture at the Museum of Florida History.
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Seminole Women: Polly Billie, Nancy Billie, and Lottie Shore

Seminole Women: Polly Billie, Nancy Billie, and Lottie Shore

Date
1980
Description
Seven proof sheets with 238 black and white images. Images taken during fieldwork for the Seminole Slide and Tape Project. Images taken on the Brighten and Hollywood Seminole Reservations of three generations of the Billie family women: Lottie Shore, Nancy Billie, and Polly Billie. Also includes images of their houses and neighbors. Proof sheets are numbered 9 through 15. Sheet 9: Lottie Shore: fishing and cooking; also unidentified family members. Sheet 10: Nancy Billie at an unidentified public assembly. Sheet 11: Lottie Shore; Seminole grass baskets. Sheet 12: Nancy Billie: with unidentified women, voting at a reservation poll. Sheet 13: Seminole chickee; Nancy Billie at her workplace. Sheet 14: Nancy Billie; Seminole baskets. Sheet 15: Lottie Shore grinding corn with mortar and pestle; Tattoos on Polly Billie's arms. Slide log sheet included. The images were created in part for use in an exhibit on Seminole culture at the Museum of Florida History.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t86-253WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Native Americans
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Performing arts
Singing
Music performance
African Americans
Dance music
Tap dancers
Dancers
Shrimpers (persons)
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-254WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Fiddle music
Old time music
Performing arts
Singing
Music performance
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Religious music
Spirituals (Songs)
Fiddlers
Banjoists
Guitarist
Singers
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Wood carver Tom GaskinsWood carver Tom GaskinsStill ImageFieldwork
Cypress
Workshops
Woodwork
Material culture
Carvers (Decorative artists)
Wood carvers
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Views of area leading into Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationViews of area leading into Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationStill ImageFieldwork
Roads
Landscape
Flora
Nature
Indian reservations
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a_s1624_03_tape03Vance Whidden performance for the Lakefront Legacy Festival Folklife ProjectSoundMusicians
Guitarist
Fiddlers
Fieldwork
Fiddle tunes
Music -- Performance
Country music
Old-time music
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a_s1624_03_tape06Tropical Manfil and Los Pamas de Jalisco performing at the La Primavera FestivalSoundFieldwork
Festivals
Latinos
Arts, Mexican
Mexican Americans
Concerts
Performing arts
Music performance
Music
Singing
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Musicians
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Tom Gaskins at his cypress museumTom Gaskins at his cypress museumStill ImageWoodworkers
Woodwork
Cypress
Museums
Wood
Wood craft
Workshops
Workplace
Material culture
Signs and signboards
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Sewing patchwork and textiles at Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationSewing patchwork and textiles at Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationStill ImageFieldwork
Indian reservations
Needlework
Textile arts
Textiles
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Sewing
Design
Material culture
Workplace
Labor
Needleworkers
Tailors
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Seminole Women: Polly Billie, Nancy Billie, and Lottie ShoreSeminole Women: Polly Billie, Nancy Billie, and Lottie ShoreStill ImageSeminole Indians
Family history
Community
Women
Sewing
Native Americans
Clothing and dress
Food habits
Jewelry
Textile arts
Tattoo
Body art
Children
Houses
Architecture
Games
Chickee
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Seminole Women: Polly Billie, Nancy Billie, and Lottie ShoreSeminole Women: Polly Billie, Nancy Billie, and Lottie ShoreStill ImageSeminole Indians
Family history
Community
Women
Sewing
Native Americans
Clothing and dress
Sweetgrass baskets
Jewelry
Fishing
Tattoo
Body art
Voting
Houses
Architecture
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Chickee
Workplace
Pestles
Implements, utensils, etc.
Indian reservations
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