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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Jefferson County (Fla.)"
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Interview with basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Interview with basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1978-04-14
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Clarke, born in Jefferson County in 1904, started making white oak baskets when she was 13. She learned to do so from her parents and grandparents and discusses the types of baskets she made and explains how she makes them. She also discusses her grandparents - - who were once slaves - - and talks about the changes Lamont, Florida, has undergone throughout the years. In addition, she talks about planting and harvesting collards, peas, sweet corn, tomatoes, okra, and snap beans, and she discusses cooking collards and snap beans. Side 2: Clarke continues her discussion on foods and wild plants like the palm tree bud [??], polk salad (poisonous), elephant ears, tanion, and pepper grass. Also, she describes home remedies such as mint, ragweed, tallow, turpentine and camphos, castor oil and turpentine, cow water (for whooping cough), "Yellow Gal" (for fever), asaphidity bag. Further, she talks about growing up on a plantation, travels to Syracuse, New York, New Jersey, and Naples, Florida, talks about her relatives, and discusses finishing baskets by soaking them in water for a brown finish.
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Interview with basketmaker Lucreaty Clark

Interview with basketmaker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1980-10-29
Description
Ten reel-to-reel audiotapes, copied onto audio cassettes C81-1 through C81-9. Interview with white oak basket maker Clark. Her neighbor, Anderson, joins her for part of the interview. She discusses growing up, her family history, life in rural Florida on a farm, cooking (hogs, squirrels, nuts, greens, mussels, etc), household chores, wood stoves versus gas stones, basket making, types of oak, farming, hunting, her church, gospel music, and her conversion to Christianity. She and Anderson also sing several religious songs.
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Interview with basketmaker Lucreaty Clark

Interview with basketmaker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1979-10-31
Description
Six reel to reels. Lucreaty Clark was a white oak basket maker, a tradition that stretched back in her family to antebellum times. In 1979, no one else was making split white oak baskets, and she presumed the tradition would die with her. (In the mid-1980s, she trained her grandson Alphonso Jennings to make white oak baskets.) T79-23: Topics included plantation work, cooking, her first marriage, her children, Brer Rabbit tales, games, and smoking beef. T79-25: Clark discusses how she chooses the white oak to make her baskets, how she splits the wood, her tools, selling the baskets, sues of the baskets, and how her parents taught her the skill. T79-26: Clark talks about raising hogs, Christmas baskets, and various basket types. T79-27: Clark talks about giving birth, weather predictions, raising her kids, snakes in the area, and her grandchildren. T79-28: Recording of Clark making a basket while she narrates throughout the process. Afterwards, she talks about -- and tells -- stories from her childhood, including ghost stories, Brer rabbit tales, and Little Red Riding Hood. T79-29: She discusses marriage and kids, midwives, losing her last child during childbirth, morning sickness, medicinal cures for childbirth pains, birthmarks, pregnancy superstitions, and how to finish a basket.
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Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1977
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Rains describes how he started working as a blacksmith in 1912; talks about the projects he works on; talks about how he was born in and raised in the same home he still lives in; describes how his father was also a blacksmith and his brother taught him much of the trade; talks about how he gets business for his shop. On Side 2, he discusses shoeing horses; sharpening; tractors; using hickory to make ax handles.
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Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1978-04-17
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-48: Rains, born December 24, 1894, discusses wrought ironwork. He learned the trade from his father, a former slave from Americus, Georgia. Rains began the practice himself in 1912. He discusses his work on wagons, wheels, and tools and talks of how he does restoration work for historical societies. Side 2, C78-48: Rains discusses his philosophy on life, making decorative hinges and tie backs; making unusual items; making white oak baskets; work on the farm, etc. Side 1, C78-49: Discusses his family, his blacksmith shop and equipment, his church, his membership in the Farmers' Union, Elizabethan Missionary Baptist Church, exhibiting for fairs and events, shoeing horses, etc.
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Interview with white oak basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Interview with white oak basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1980-05-07
Description
Two reel to reels. Interview with white-oak basket maker Lucreaty Clark. She talks primarily about her childhood, including stories, legends, ghost stories, childhood games, folk beliefs, working in the cotton fields, holidays, and her family.
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Interviews with quilter Queenie Udell and basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Interviews with quilter Queenie Udell and basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1977-05-18
Description
One audio cassette. On side 1 Udell discussed making yo yo quilts. On side 2 Clark discussed how her son gathered White Oak on the Magnolia plantation; how to split oak; how she first started and her history of making the baskets. Much of the interview with Clark was not recorded due to technical difficulties.
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Lucreaty Clark interview from <em>Learned It in Back Days and Kept It</em>

Lucreaty Clark interview from Learned It in Back Days and Kept It

Date
1980-11-09
Description
Cassette copy of reel-to-reel audiotapes recorded for the film Learned It in Back Days and Kept It (FV-131). Clark is interviewed by Bulger with two others (Fred and Gertrude), and other unidentified visitors. She discusses friendliness with neighbors, the local community, and her family.  She sings fragments of two songs, "Someone Cares for Me" and a palm-a-needle playsong.  Clark and her grandaughter, Shelia, prepare food.  
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Lucreaty Clark slide-tape presentation

Lucreaty Clark slide-tape presentation

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. An educational audio and slide-tape presentation entitled It Will Be Gone When I Am Gone about Clark and her white oak baskets. The program was created from earlier fieldwork images and audio recordings. In the late 1970s, the FFP under the direction of Bulger created six audio and slide programs about Florida folklife for use by schools, libraries, and other organizations. Duplicate copies can be found in S 1576, box 38, tapes 1-3.
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Master tape for the Lucreaty Clark Slide and Tape Program

Master tape for the Lucreaty Clark Slide and Tape Program

Date
1980
Description
One reel to reel (copied onto audio cassette C80-25). A script for the slide program -- an educational outreach program about Lucreaty Clark and her white oak baskets -- can be found in S 1579, box 1, folder: Cassette indexes, C80-1 through C80-37.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_02_c78-047Interview with basket maker Lucreaty ClarkSoundBasket maker
Interviews
Basket work
Basket making
Basketry
African Americans
White oak
Family history
Life histories
Agriculture
Family farming
Seed crops
Food preparation
Food habits
Plants
Flora
Harvesting
Healers
Medicine
Fieldwork
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a_s1576_t80-097Interview with basketmaker Lucreaty ClarkSoundField recordings
Oral histories
Interviews
African Americans
Basket making
Religious songs
Foodways
Domestic arts
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a_s1576_t79-023Interview with basketmaker Lucreaty ClarkSoundFieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Life histories
Oral history
Personal experience narratives
White oak
Basket making
Basket work
Basketry
Baskets
Family history
Marriage
Trickster tales
Animal tales
Childbirth
Children
Supernatural legends
Beliefs and cultures
Domestic arts
Midwives
Healers
Basket maker
Storytellers
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a_s1576_01_c77-032Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundBlacksmiths
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Oral narratives
African Americans
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Horseshoers
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a_s1576_02_c78-048Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundInterviews
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Family history
Life histories
Metal products
Slavery
African Americans
Labor
Labor unions
Fieldwork
Blacksmiths
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a_s1576_t80-044Interview with white oak basket maker Lucreaty ClarkSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
African Americans
Basket making
White oak
Storytelling
Tales
Oral narratives
Games
Supernatural legends
Weather
Holidays
Cotton
Basket maker
Storytellers
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a_s1576_01_c77-026Interviews with quilter Queenie Udell and basket maker Lucreaty ClarkSoundInterviews
African Americans
Basket making
Basket work
Basketry
Baskets
White oak
Wood craft
Quilts
Textile arts
Design
Decorative arts
Material culture
Fieldwork
Basket maker
Quiltmakers
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a_s1576_c80-027Lucreaty Clark interview from&nbsp;<em>Learned It in Back Days and Kept It</em>soundField recordings
Interviews
African Americans
Oral histories
Foodways
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a_s1576_05_c81-018Lucreaty Clark slide-tape presentationSoundEducation
A capella singing
Basket making
Interviews
African Americans
Domestic arts
White oak baskets
Oral narratives
Field recordings
Religious songs
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a_s1576_t80-088Master tape for the Lucreaty Clark Slide and Tape ProgramSoundSlides (Photography)
Fieldwork (educational method)
Education
Interviews
Basket making
White oak
African Americans
Baskets
Containers
Demonstrations
Life histories
Oral narratives
Oral education
Oral communication
Basket maker
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