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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Pinellas County (Fla.)"
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Ybor City and Tarpon Springs

Ybor City and Tarpon Springs

Date
Description
Twenty black and white prints, with negatives. P82-104 Statue in Tarpon Springs P82-105 Sign for Maniscalco Cigar Company P82-106 Cuban American cigar rollers P82-107 Tarpon Springs shrimp boats P82-108 sponges P82-109,110 Sponges drying P82-111-112 Greek Gift shops in Tarpon Springs P82-113 Signs for Greek restaurants, Tarpon Springs P82-114-119 George Sanders making nets P82-120 Ybor City stores P82-121 Ybor City storefront P82-122 Tarpon Springs floats and nets P82-123 Tarpon Springs shrimp boats c. 198
Collection
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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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.
Collection
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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Willie James and Mary McClain at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Willie James and Mary McClain at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1984-05-26
Description
Twenty-three color slides. Blues singer McClain performing on the main stage. 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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Willie James and Mary McClain at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Willie James and Mary McClain at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1984-05-27
Description
Twelve color slides. Singer McClain, of Bradenton, and pianist Blind Willie James, of St. Petersburg, performing at the festival's main stage. 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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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.
Collection
Videos of still photographs for the Every Island Has Its Own Song documentary

Videos of still photographs for the Every Island Has Its Own Song documentary

Date
1987
Description
One video recording (3/4 tape; 16 minutes) Video of Tsimouris family photographs for use in the Every Island Has Its Own Song documentary. Images include life in Greece and Florida, the Tsimouris family (swimming, vacationing, weddings, and family gatherings), the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, and scenes of Greece. The finished product was a co-production of WEDO-TV and the FFP, it was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. Offenbach narrated. Folklorist Michael wrote and produced, and Yvonne Bryant was assistant producer.
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Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award

Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award

Date
1995-10-07
Description
One video cassette. A popular gospel musician in the St. Petersburg area. He influenced most gospel steel guitarists. He won the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award. Video is of that ceremony.
Collection
Tsabouna player Nikitas Tsimouris playing in his home for his family

Tsabouna player Nikitas Tsimouris playing in his home for his family

Date
1985-01
Description
Thirty color slides. Tsabouna is made from sheep's skin (also known as a Greek bagpipe). Images created as fieldwork for the apprenticeship program. 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 2003.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Ybor City and Tarpon SpringsYbor City and Tarpon SpringsStill ImageSponges
Cigar making
Cigar makers
Cigar industry
Boats and boating
Fishing
Maritime life
Seafood gathering
Stores, retail
Material culture
Fishing nets
Netmaking
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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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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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Willie James and Mary McClain at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalWillie James and Mary McClain at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Music performance
Performing arts
Singing
Pianos
Piano music (Blues)
Blues singers
Blues (Music)
Gospel (Black)
Religious music
African Americans
Pianists
Singers
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Willie James and Mary McClain at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalWillie James and Mary McClain at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Pianos
Blues singers
Blues (Music)
Piano music (Blues)
African Americans
Music performance
Gospel (Black)
Religious music
Singing
Pianists
Singers
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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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Videos of still photographs for the Every Island Has Its Own Song documentaryVideos of still photographs for the Every Island Has Its Own Song documentaryMoving ImageMusicians
Documentary videos
Photography
Bagpipes
Tsabouna
Material culture
Instrument manufacture
Musical instruments
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Family history
Epiphany
Religious rites
Religious symbolism
Religious art
Catholics
Religion
Stained glass
Church buildings
Church decoration and ornament
Bagpipers
Musical instrument maker
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Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage AwardVideo of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage AwardMoving ImageSingers
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel musicians
Awards
Public speaking
Rites and ceremonies
Musicians
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Tsabouna player Nikitas Tsimouris playing in his home for his familyTsabouna player Nikitas Tsimouris playing in his home for his familyStill ImageFieldwork
Greek Americans
Tsabouna
Bagpipers
Bagpipes
Arts, Greek
Musical instruments
Music performance
Musicians
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