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Fieldwork images from Jackson County for the Library Folklife Program

Fieldwork images from Jackson County for the Library Folklife Program

One proof sheet with 36 black and white images (plus negatives). Images 1 through 11 are of farmer Earl McMullian's antique engines, his barn, and his mule plow. Lived in in Two Egg, Florida. Images 12 through 14 are of broom maker Fred Williams and his wife, of Grand Ridge, Florida, at their home. Images 15 through 36 are of the Pilgrim's Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Graceville, Florida. Includes image sof church members, a church service (very dark), the church, its cemetery, and a church picnic.
Interview with Fred Williams

Interview with Fred Williams

Two audio cassettes. C83-104: Williams, born in Sneads, Florida, in 1923, discusses being raised in a rural farming family in Jackson County, Florida; joining the Army and using his disabled veterans' pension to start his own farm; the character of his family; life during the "Hoover Days" of the Depression; the Wesleyan Church creating a sense of civic community; farming under President Roosevelt's government policies; serving in the military and being injured in Europe during World War Two; being disabled; family sayings; and sacred harp singing in northern Alabama. In addition, he also talks about hog killing, smoking meat, mule plowing and other routines on the farm. C83-105: Williams talks about making homemade brooms; giving homemade brooms and bonnets to the elderly; the proliferation of modern technology; physical and mental challenges involved in farming; attending church revivals and going fishing in the summertime; training mules; and serenadings, weddings, and cane grindings. In addition, he remarks upon black quartet singing, his marriage, his political career and political outlook, and his religious views, including his outlook on the bible, Israel, and his favorable regard for Jews.
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Fieldwork images from Jackson County for the Library Folklife ProgramFieldwork images from Jackson County for the Library Folklife ProgramStill ImageFieldwork
Farm buildings
Farm engines
Portable engines
Elderly, the
Primitive Baptists
Church services
Grave markers
Sepulchral monuments
Burial rites
Baptist church buildings
Church architecture
Broom makers
a_s1576_10_c83-104Interview with Fred WilliamsSoundFieldwork
Local history
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Turpentine industry and trade
Farm life
Family farming
Great Depression
New Deal, 1933-1939
Musical tradition, sacred
Shape note singing
World War, 1939-1945
Broom making
Broom makers
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