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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Myakka City (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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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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Interview with Myakka City assitant fire chief Paul Phillips

Interview with Myakka City assitant fire chief Paul Phillips

Date
1984-11-13
Description
One reel to reel. Phillips talks about fire fighting in Myakka, including volunteer and women fire fighters, local fires, being on call, the fire department organization, and equipment used. He also discusses the influx of new residents and local development. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
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Interview with Myakka City postmistress Marilyn Roberts Coker

Interview with Myakka City postmistress Marilyn Roberts Coker

Date
1984-02-04
Description
One reel to reel. Coker discusses growing up in Myakka, including piano lessons, going to school, the old-timers, and the birth of her children there. She also talks about the local post office, which was a social center, as well as her job with the Federal postal service. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
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Interview with Myakka City resident Ellen Richardson

Interview with Myakka City resident Ellen Richardson

Date
1984-06-12
Description
One reel to reel. Richardson talks about environmental concerns of Myakka City. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
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Interview with Myakka City resident Larry Albritton

Interview with Myakka City resident Larry Albritton

Date
1984-02-05
Description
One reel to reel. Albritton talks about growing up in Myakka, including hunting (alligators, frogs, and rabbits), ranching, going to school, moonshining, and fishing. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
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Interview with Myakka City resident Lois Payne

Interview with Myakka City resident Lois Payne

Date
1984-06-19
Description
One reel to reel. Payne talks about life in Myakka, including turpenting, segregation, marriage practices, timber industry, leisure activities, the Ku Klux Klan, games, churches, and trains. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
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Interview with Myakka City resident Peter Burkart

Interview with Myakka City resident Peter Burkart

Date
1984
Description
Two reel to reels. Burkart was recent Myakka resident-- moved there c. 1977. He discusses the sense of community there, rural life, traditional practices, livestock raising, bee keeping, leisure, selling produce, and socializing. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
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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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a_s1576_t85-205Hendry family interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Foodways
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a_s1576_t85-219Interview with Myakka City assitant fire chief Paul PhillipsSoundFire fighters
Fieldwork
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Community culture
Fire
Occupational folklore
Occupational training
Women fire fighters
Volunteer fire fighters
Fire extinction
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a_s1576_t85-220Interview with Myakka City postmistress Marilyn Roberts CokerSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Community culture
Occupational folklore
Occupational training
Post office buildings
Postal service
Postmasters
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a_s1576_t85-226Interview with Myakka City resident Ellen RichardsonSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Community culture
Environment
Pollution
Water pollution
Farming
Ecology
Agricultural ecology
Waterways
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a_s1576_t85-218Interview with Myakka City resident Larry AlbrittonSoundFarmers
Beekeepers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Family history
Alligators
Distilling, Illicit
Ranching
Hunting
Hunting Anecdotes
Cookery (Alligator)
Fences
Education
Local history
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a_s1576_t85-223Interview with Myakka City resident Lois PayneSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Community culture
Turpentine industry workers
African Americans
African Americans Segregation
Timber
Turpentining
Marriage rites
Churches
Religion
Railroads
Family history
Local history
Church services
Leisure
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a_s1576_t85-209Interview with Myakka City resident Peter BurkartSoundBeekeepers
Farmers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Family history
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Beekeeping
Community identity
Farm life
Local history
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