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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Pinellas County (Fla.)"
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Master of the Sacred Steel album

Master of the Sacred Steel album

Date
1994-10-13
Description
One audio cassette recording. Master version of the Sacred Steel album, which was released in 1995 by the Florida Folklife Program. The album is divided into two sections: side 1 is instrumentals and concerts; side 2 are church services. For more information on musicians, recording locations, and production credits, see accompanying booklet, which can be found in S 2044, box 1, folder 22. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
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Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his home

Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his home

Date
1994-01-16
Description
One audio cassette recording. This tape consisted of excerpts of a longer recording of Eason, recorded at his home. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
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Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 15 July 1992

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 15 July 1992

Date
1992-07-15
Description
Five audio cassettes. Held at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center in Tarpon Springs. Council Members present: Randall Reed, David Jumper, Diana Jarvis Godwin (vice-chair), Jan Milner (chair), Kathy Monahan, Rem Cabrera; Members absent: Yvonne Tucker; Florida Folklife Program Staff: Ormond Loomis (Director), Iris Green (secretary); Visitors: Bill & Jean Hewitt (Friends of Florida Folk), Dale & Jo Webber (Friends of Florida Folk), and Jim & Melanie Robertson (Friends of Florida Folk). For minutes and details of the meeting, see the S 1717, box 1, folder 6. The Florida Folklife Council (FFC) was created by legislation in 1979 (79-322, SB 1203) within the Department of State to advise the Secretary of State on issues relating to folk arts and folk life as well as stimulate and encourage statewide public interest and participation in folk arts and folklore, sponsor conferences and workshops throughout the state, and make recommendations for the development of a statewide Florida Folk Arts program. The Florida Folklife Council consists of seven members appointed by the Secretary of State for four-year terms.
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Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 5 December 1989

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 5 December 1989

Date
1989-12-05
Description
Two audio cassettes. Held at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center in Tarpon Springs. Council Members present: Jan Milner, David Jumper, Kathy Monahan, Mick Moloney, Miguel Brutos (Chair). Members absent: Two vacancies; Florida Folklife Program Staff: Ormond Loomis (Director), Iris Green (secretary), Barbara Beauchamp (arts administrator), Debbie Fant (historian); Visitors: Ernie Williams, Professor, St. Leo College. For minutes and details of the meeting, see the S 1717, box 1, folder 3. The Florida Folklife Council (FFC) was created by legislation in 1979 (79-322, SB 1203) within the Department of State to advise the Secretary of State on issues relating to folk arts and folk life as well as stimulate and encourage statewide public interest and participation in folk arts and folklore, sponsor conferences and workshops throughout the state, and make recommendations for the development of a statewide Florida Folk Arts program. The Florida Folklife Council consists of seven members appointed by the Secretary of State for four-year terms.
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Interview with Greek musician Yorgos (George) Katsaros

Interview with Greek musician Yorgos (George) Katsaros

Date
1987-04-09
Description
Five audio cassettes. A life history of Katsaros, plus recordings of his old 78rpm records. Katsaros won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1990. He recorded over 60 albums, and played around the world. He retired to Greece in 1988. He first came to the United States in 1913, to New York City. By 1919, he had a RCA recording contract. His music chronicled the Greek immigrant experience. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester Jackson

Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester Jackson

Date
1987-03-24
Description
One audio cassette. Jackson was one of the few non-Greek sponge divers in Tarpon Springs in the early 20th Century. He discusses many conflicts between the Greek community and other local peoples. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Interview with Greek musician John Gianaros

Interview with Greek musician John Gianaros

Date
1987-04-13
Description
Two audio cassettes. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Interview with Greek musician John Gianaros

Interview with Greek musician John Gianaros

Date
1986-11-17
Description
Three audio cassettes. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk arts project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Support materials for the 1990 Folklife Area: Ethnic Celebrations

Support materials for the 1990 Folklife Area: Ethnic Celebrations

Date
1989-11
Description
One audio cassette. Research conducted through the NEA to create the 1990 Florida Folklife Area, the theme of which was Ethnic Celebrations. The Epiphany of Our Lord is a Christian rite celebrated within the Eastern Orthodox faith. Epiphany is a Greek word meaning to make known, and refers to the visit of the Magi to Christ, thereby making him known to the world. It is the climax of the twelve days of Christmas. Tarpon Springs boasts a large Greek American community. Images of the celebration can be found in S 1664, box 2, folder 1. Purim is a Jewish holiday celebrating the victory of the Jewish people over its enemies, as told in the Book of Esther. Literally a Celebration of Lots, it is a joyous time celebrating fun and happiness.
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Recordings of the Tarpon Springs Epiphany celebration (1990)

Recordings of the Tarpon Springs Epiphany celebration (1990)

Date
1990-01-06
Description
Two audio cassettes. The Epiphany of Our Lord is a Christian rite celebrated within the Eastern Orthodox faith. Epiphany is a Greek word meaning to make known, and refers to the visit of the Magi to Christ,thereby making him known to the world. It is the climax of the twelve days of Christmas. Tarpon Springs boasts a large Greek American community. Images of the celebration can be found in S 1664, box 2, folder 1.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2044_02_tape06Master of the Sacred Steel albumSoundGuitarist
Singers
Audiotape recordings
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Religion
Churches
Christianity
Concerts
Community concerts
Protestants
Church services
Prayer
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape01Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his homeSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Musicians
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a_s1717_04_tape066Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 15 July 1992SoundPublic officer
Meetings
Folklife
Folklore
Arts administrators
Oral communication
Public officers
Public officials
Folklorists
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a_s1717_02_tape015Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 5 December 1989SoundPublic officer
Meetings
Folklife
Folklore
Arts administrators
Oral communication
Public officers
Public officials
Folklorists
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a_s1708_04_tape24Interview with Greek musician Yorgos (George) KatsarosSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Music
Arts, Greek
Music business
Guitar music
Guitarists
Musicians
Guitarist
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a_s1708_04_tape23Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester JacksonSoundFishers
Fieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Sponge divers
African Americans
Sponges
Sponge fisheries
Fishing
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a_s1708_04_tape19Interview with Greek musician John GianarosSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Music performance
Musicians
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a_s1708_04_tape16Interview with Greek musician John GianarosSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Music performance
Musicians
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a_s1664_07_tape35Support materials for the 1990 Folklife Area: Ethnic CelebrationsSoundSingers
Musicians
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Greek Americans
Epiphany
Religious rites
Religion
Christianity
Catholics
Community culture
Community rites
Holidays and festivals
Special events
Purim
Play
Calendar rites
Arts, Haitian
Haitian Americans
Carnivals
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Judaism
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a_s1664_06_tape32Recordings of the Tarpon Springs Epiphany celebration (1990)SoundFieldwork
Greek Americans
Epiphany
Religious rites
Religion
Christianity
Catholics
Community culture
Community rites
Holidays and festivals
Special events
Parades
Priests
Calendar rites
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