48 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Manatee County (Fla.)"
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Al Ballard interview for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Al Ballard interview for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Date
1988-01-27
Description
Two audiocassettes. Ballard was born in Myakka City, where his family dates back to 1860. His father was a beekepper, and when Al retired from the U.S. Army in 1978, he began beekeeping. In the interview, he discusses his family history with beekeeping; main prime product: honey; his business Ballard's Apiary; selling honey: methods, equipment, and buyers; handling swarms and queens; tools used; bee hive boxes; transportation; use of citrus, palmetto and mangrove for pollinating; bee bahvior and life cycle; disease control; myths about bees and honey; ideal bee weather; and Africanized bees.
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Beekeeper Al Ballard

Beekeeper Al Ballard

Date
1988-01-27
Description
One proof with 21 black and white images (plus negatives). Ballard was born in Myakka City, where his family dates back to 1860. His father was a beekepper, and when Al retired from the U.S. Army in 1978, he began beekeeping. The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie Fant; and in February 1988 by Nancy Nusz. Using a 35mm camera and a Sony tape recorder, and funded through a NEA grant,the two fieldworkers spoke with over fifty informants in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, resulting in 20 participants chosen for a special SW Florida folklife area at the 36th Annual Florida Folk Festival.
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Beekeeper Al Ballard

Beekeeper Al Ballard

Date
1988-01-27
Description
Fourteen color slides. Ballard was born in Myakka City, where his family dates back to 1860. His father was a beekepper, and when Al retired from the U.S. Army in 1978, he began beekeeping. The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie Fant; and in February 1988 by Nancy Nusz. Using a 35mm camera and a Sony tape recorder, and funded through a NEA grant,the two fieldworkers spoke with over fifty informants in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, resulting in 20 participants chosen for a special SW Florida folklife area at the 36th Annual Florida Folk Festival.
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Blues singer Mary McClain

Blues singer Mary McClain

Date
Description
Two proof sheets with thirty-seven black and white images. P82-406: 1-3: Old photographs of McLain's mother; 4: Bessie Smith; 5: old photograph of McLain; 6: unidentified; 7:-20: Images of Bulger interviewing McLain. P82-407: 1-5: Images of the casts of various stage shows; 6-7: William Earl, King of the Minstrel, in blackface; 8-16: Mary McLain, c. 1940s.
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Blues singer Mary McClain at her home

Blues singer Mary McClain at her home

Date
1982
Description
Eight color slides. Includes images of McClain at her home and with her husband, and also images of her old photographs. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1986. She died on 4 April 2000.
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Culbreath Family Band rehearsal for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Culbreath Family Band rehearsal for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Date
1987-12-17
Description
One audio recording.
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Down a Lonesome Road: A History of Cortez, Florida

Down a Lonesome Road: A History of Cortez, Florida

Date
Description
One video recording (VHS) Recorded off of television. Because of copyright concerns, no duplicates will be made.
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First Bernie Colvin interview

First Bernie Colvin interview

Date
1984-08-07
Description
Two audio cassettes. C86-145: Bernie Colvin discusses his shrimping experiences, including changes that have occurred in the business over the years; shrimping in the Bay around Panama City; Vietnamese shrimpers in the area; shrimping as recreation and subsistence; state regulations governing shrimping; physical dangers involved in shrimping/boating; traditional shrimping methods; nocturnal shrimping; crew payment. He tells various stories throughout interview. C86-149: Bernie Colvin discusses his personal history and how he got into the shrimping business. He also describes his first shrimping trip and changes in the industry over time; fishing and its benefits during World War II; Candy and Jimmy Carden, net makers; his son Earl, also a shrimper; communication and camaraderie between shrimpers; superstitions; cooking and foodways while on board ship; castnetting. Interview conducted during fieldwork for video documentary on Florida shrimping called Fishing All My Days, and was made by the Florida Folklife Program, and the University of Florida (WUFT-TV). A transcript of the interview can be found in S 1579, box 1, folder: C86-99 through C86-149.
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Hendry family interview

Hendry family interview

Date
1984-04-16
Description
Four reel-to-reel recordings. The Hendry family discuss moving to the area, their neighbors, the local community, church services, quilting bees, games, making cane syrup and candy, hunting, spring wells, cooking (e.g. chitterlings, goats, gopher tortoises), making charcoal, and several humorous stories of living in Myakka.
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Images of maritime life in Cortez, Florida

Images of maritime life in Cortez, Florida

Date
1986-12-02
Description
Fifiteen color slides. Images of the waterfront area at Cortez, Florida. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1622_04_tape08Al Ballard interview for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts ProjectSoundBeekeepers
Field recordings
Beekeeping
Beehives
Honey
Apiaries
Bees (insects)
Citrus fruits
Plants
Harvesting
Agriculture
Interviews
Oral histories
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Beekeeper Al BallardBeekeeper Al BallardStill ImageBeekeepers
Fieldwork
Bee culture
Beekeeping
Occupational groups
Insects
Citrus
Trees
Beehives
Workers
Labor
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Beekeeper Al BallardBeekeeper Al BallardStill ImageBeekeepers
Fieldwork
Bee culture
Beekeeping
Occupational groups
Insects
Citrus
Trees
Beehives
Workers
Labor
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Blues singer Mary McClainBlues singer Mary McClainStill ImageBlues (Music)
African Americans
Performers
Performing arts
Acting
Actors
Minstrel shows
Blackface entertainers
Singers
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Blues singer Mary McClain at her homeBlues singer Mary McClain at her homeStill ImageDwellings
African Americans
Singers
Performers
Blues singers
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a_s1622_03_tape17Culbreath Family Band rehearsal for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts ProjectSoundFiddles
Guitars
Field recordings
Rehearsals
Bluegrass music
Fiddle tunes
Old time music
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Down a Lonesome Road: A History of Cortez, FloridaDown a Lonesome Road: A History of Cortez, FloridaMoving ImageTelevision
Interviewing on television
Interviews
Documentary videos
Florida history
Local history
Seafood industry
Seafood gathering
Fisheries processing
Fishers
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a_s1576_21_c86-145First Bernie Colvin interviewsoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Foodways
Seafood gathering
Seafood industry
Occupational groups
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Shrimps
Fishing
Fishers
Shrimpers (persons)
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a_s1576_t85-205Hendry family interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Foodways
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Images of maritime life in Cortez, FloridaImages of maritime life in Cortez, FloridaStill ImageFieldwork
Docks
Waterways
Maritime life
Rivers
Architecture
Material culture
Structures
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