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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Pinellas County (Fla.)"
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Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Date
1989-06-25
Description
One audio cassette. Demas discusses moving to the US, playing music professionally, marriage, his Catholicism, customs, and local Greek life. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
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Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Date
1989-06-25
Description
One audio cassette. Greek immigrant and musician Katsanos first came to Tarpon Springs in 1919, at which time he already had his first professional record behind him. He recorded for Columbia, RCA, and Decca. He also performed around the world. He discusses playing, learning music, and life in Tarpon Springs. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
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Interview with Greek musician Alex Platonias

Interview with Greek musician Alex Platonias

Date
1989-06
Description
One audio cassette. Platonias discusses his life, including emigrating to New York from Greece, his family background, learning Greek music, folk dances, naming songs, sponge diving, payment customs in Greece, and education. Recorded at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts festival, which can be heard in the background. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
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John Gianaros: The Best of His Songs

John Gianaros: The Best of His Songs

Date
1988
Description
One audio cassette. Pre-recorded tape, donated to the Folklife program by Gianaras, of his songs. A copyrighted, professional tape by Thisco Productions.
Collection
Bob and Mae Noell interview for the Florida Home Radio Project

Bob and Mae Noell interview for the Florida Home Radio Project

Date
1981
Description
Eight reel to reels. Some material from the interviews was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copied onto C81-73, C81-74, C81-75, C81-76, C81-77, C81-78, C81-79 & C81-80.
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Performance of an old-time medicine show

Performance of an old-time medicine show

Date
1982-01-31
Description
Four reel to reels. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-29, C83-30, C83-31, and C83-32. Some material from the performance was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copy of the programs can be found on C85-14.
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WPA field recordings at Tarpon Springs and Slavia (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)

WPA field recordings at Tarpon Springs and Slavia (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)

Date
1939-08-25
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Morris of the University of Florida, assisted by workers of the Florida Writers Project (including photographer Robert Cook), in 1939 and 1940. He created 14 12-inch acetate records in total. On this recording, Morris visited Tarpon Springs, and the Czechoslovakian community of Slavia, founded in 1911. 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.
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WPA field recordings at Jacksonville, Tarpon Springs, St. Augustine, and Slavia (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)

WPA field recordings at Jacksonville, Tarpon Springs, St. Augustine, and Slavia (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)

Date
1939-08-26
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Morris of the University of Florida, assisted by workers of the Florida Writers Project (including photographer Robert Cook), in 1939 and 1940. He created 14 12-inch acetate records in total. On this recording, Morris recorded Greek singers in Tarpon Springs and Jacksonville, Minorcans in St. Augustine, and unidentified singers from the Czechoslovakian community of Slavia, founded in 1911. 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.
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WPA field recordings of a dedication ceremony in Tarpon Springs (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings of a dedication ceremony in Tarpon Springs (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-05-12
Description
One reel to reel. 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. On this recording by Flareton, the greek community of Tarpon Springs held a deication to a building erected by the Ladies Society, Piloptohus (Friend of the Poor). Includes speeches, dances, and song. 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.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_26_c89-027Interview with Greek musician Phil DemasSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Bouzouki
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_26_c89-028Interview with Greek musician Phil DemasSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Local history
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_26_c89-029Interview with Greek musician Alex PlatoniasSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Local history
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Musicians
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a_s1576_26_c89-030John Gianaros: The Best of His SongsSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Music
Songs
Musicians
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a_s1576_t78-316Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny BrownSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Music performance
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Guitar
Guitar music
Guitarists
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Fieldwork
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_t81-102Bob and Mae Noell interview for the Florida Home Radio ProjectSoundFieldwork
Medicine shows
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Comedy
Singing
Pianists
Performing arts
Piano music
Traveling shows
Oral histories
Magic tricks
Family history
Performers
Entertainers
Comedians
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a_s1576_t82-038Performance of an old-time medicine showSoundFieldwork
Medicine shows
Music performance
Performances
Comedy
Singing
Pianists
Performing arts
Piano music
Traveling shows
Jokes
Magic tricks
Performers
Entertainers
Comedians
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a_s1576_t86-224WPA field recordings at Tarpon Springs and Slavia (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Arts, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakian Americans
Songs, Greek
Songs, Slavic
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-225WPA field recordings at Jacksonville, Tarpon Springs, St. Augustine, and Slavia (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Arts, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakian Americans
Songs, Greek
Songs, Slavic
Minorcans
Minorcan Americans
Love songs
Christmas music
Carols
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-252WPA field recordings of a dedication ceremony in Tarpon Springs (March-July 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Choir singing
Performing arts
Dedications
Music performance
Singing
Dance music
Religious music
Religious rites
Ballads
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Songs, Greek
Musicians
Dancers
Priests
Singers
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