45 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Monroe County (Fla.)"
Conch Republic flags

Conch Republic flags

Date
1993-02-17
Description
Eight color slides.
Collection
Dollmaker Dorthea Tapley

Dollmaker Dorthea Tapley

Date
1986-11
Description
Four color slides. Tapley on a porch with dolls she made. 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.
Collection
Earnest "Popeye" Thompson interview for the Maritime Heritage Survey Project

Earnest "Popeye" Thompson interview for the Maritime Heritage Survey Project

Date
1986-10-10
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of fisher Thompson. He discusses fishing for red snapper and sharks; sponging; hunting sea turtles; boat types; local businesses; and his poems.
Collection
Earnest Thompson with castnet

Earnest Thompson with castnet

Date
1986-10-21
Description
Nine color slides. 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.
Collection
Fishing traps

Fishing traps

Date
1986-10-21
Description
Twenty color slides. Images are of traps built by Whyms, including crab, fish, and crab traps. 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.
Collection
Florida Heritage Award winner Mario Sanchez

Florida Heritage Award winner Mario Sanchez

Date
1991-03
Description
Ten color slides. Mario Sanchez was the winner of the Florida Heritage Award.
Collection
Hand-rolled cigars

Hand-rolled cigars

Date
Description
Black and white print and negative. Display of rolled cigars. 1977
Collection
Interview with conch shell player Rev. Thurlow Weed

Interview with conch shell player Rev. Thurlow Weed

Date
1977-01-30
Description
One audio cassette. Interview on side 1, music performance on side 2. Thurlow describes how he doesn't use music notes to play the conch shell; how shells are used for communication on boats in Key West, Bahamas, Hawaii; how he holds a BA in music; and how he plays the instrument. He also demonstrates playing the conch shell.
Collection
Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo Band

Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo Band

Date
1977-01-28
Description
One audio cassette. Whyms played the saw with a butter knife, and Rahming was a conga drum player. Interviews on side 1, recorded music on side 2. Whyms describes how he learned how to play the saw from Blackshirt, an old man from Key West; when the band was formed; how Marion Stevens discovered the band in an alley in Key West; how he plays the fine tooth crosscut saw. Rahming describes how he played the "coon-hide" drum (which was heated by fire to tune) when he first learned to play the drums at age sixteen; how his father came to Key West for the sponging industry; when he came home at night; how the Nassau-like parades began in Key West; how he visited Nassau and bought Calypso records, influencing his style of Calypso music to reflect Cuban and Bahamian characteristics; how he learned the limbo from Bill Butler; how Calypso is usually only played by men.  On side 2 they play examples of Calypso recordings, not included here due to copyright restrictions.
Collection
Irene and Emelia Fernandez interview at the Florida Folk Festival

Irene and Emelia Fernandez interview at the Florida Folk Festival

Date
1991-05-25
Description
Two audio cassettes. Emelia Fernandez and her daughter Irene discusses their lives and the comparsas tradition. Fernandez founded a comparsas dance troupe in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia herself arrived in Florida in 1959. She and her daughter Irene revived the dance tradition in the early 1990s. For images of their performance, see S 1577, v. 60, slides S92-557 - S92-567. 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, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2004.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Conch Republic flagsConch Republic flagsStill ImageFieldwork
Flags
Community identity
Community culture
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Dollmaker Dorthea TapleyDollmaker Dorthea TapleyStill ImageDollmakers
Fieldwork
Dollmaking
Dolls
Toys
Porches
Craft
Material culture
Houses
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a_s1592_06_tape24Earnest "Popeye" Thompson interview for the Maritime Heritage Survey ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
Fish
Boats and boating
Local history
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Racism
Race relations
Sea turtles
Sponges
Greek Americans
Musicians
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Earnest Thompson with castnetEarnest Thompson with castnetStill ImageFieldwork
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Fishing nets
Seafood gathering
Material culture
Maritime life
Woven goods
Textile arts
Net maker
Fishers
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Fishing trapsFishing trapsStill ImageFieldwork
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Fish traps
Seafood gathering
Material culture
Maritime life
Fishers
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Florida Heritage Award winner Mario SanchezFlorida Heritage Award winner Mario SanchezStill ImageDecorative arts
Painting
Latinos
Art
Awards
Painters
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Hand-rolled cigarsHand-rolled cigarsStill ImageMaterial culture
Tobacco
Cigar industry
Cigar making
Cigars
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a_s1576_01_c77-021Interview with conch shell player Rev. Thurlow WeedSoundShells
Interviews
Oral narratives
Musical instruments
Life histories
Music performance
Oral histories
Musicians
Preachers
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a_s1576_01_c77-020Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo BandSoundAfrican Americans
Calypso music
Interviews
Musical instruments
Life histories
Oral histories
Music performance
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Musicians
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a_s1640_22_tape07Irene and Emelia Fernandez interview at the Florida Folk FestivalSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Dance
Performing arts
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Comparsa tradition
Conga (dance)
Oral history
Family history
Costumes
Clothing and dress
Dancers
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