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Patchwork by Lottie Hull

Patchwork by Lottie Hull

Two color slides. Patchwork, also known as crazy quilts, from Lottie Hull's store.
Ranch life at Buck Island Ranch

Ranch life at Buck Island Ranch

Ten proof sheets with 258 black and white images (plus negatives). Images of the Buck Island Ranch, including castrating and de-horning cattle; animal medicine practices; cow pens; cowboy tools and equipment; ranch hands; and cattle. Created as fieldwork for both the apprenticehsip program and the Florida Folk Festival. 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 until 2003.
WPA field recordings in Sebring (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Sebring (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassettes C90-37/38 in S 1576.) 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. Included on this recording are fiddle music, and sining by a 101 year-old ex-slave (Lassiter) in Sebring. 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.
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Patchwork by Lottie HullPatchwork by Lottie HullStill ImageSewing
Stores, retail
Crazy quilts
Textile arts
Ranch life at Buck Island RanchRanch life at Buck Island RanchStill ImageFieldwork
Ranch life
Cattle brands
Animal husbandry
Draft animals
Occupational groups
a_s1576_t86-255WPA field recordings in Sebring (March-July 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Public service employment
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Fiddle music
Old time music
Performing arts
Music performance