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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Saint Johns County (Fla.)"
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Music program at the Church of God in Christ, Pompey's Temple

Music program at the Church of God in Christ, Pompey's Temple

Date
1985-01-20
Description
Three audio cassettes. Recording of a music program at the Church of God in Christ, Pompey's Temple. For images of the service, see S 1577, v. 27, slides 1973-1988. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
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Recording of the Senior Choir's 16th Anniversary at New Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Recording of the Senior Choir's 16th Anniversary at New Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Date
1985-01-25
Description
Three audio cassettes. Recording of a special music program at the New Mt. Olive Baptist Church: the 16th anniversary of their senior choir. The music performance consists of spirituals and gospel tunes, along with performances by visiting choirs, and brief remarks by the church's pastor. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
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Tuesday evening performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Tuesday evening performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Date
1955-05-03
Description
One reel to reel. Boltin served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded.
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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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Blues musician Buck Thompson playing at his home

Blues musician Buck Thompson playing at his home

Date
1985-01-20
Description
One audio cassette. Sound recording of fifty-year old blues guitarist Buck Thompson playing tunes that he learned from the radio at his home. A lifelong migrant farmer, he played the Florida juke circuit in the 1950s. Inebriated at the time of recording, Thompson speech is difficult to decipher at times. The tape cuts off several times at Thompson's request. Additional recordings of Thompson can be found in S 1714, box 6, reels 23-24. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
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Interview with Father Robert Baker

Interview with Father Robert Baker

Date
1985-02-07
Description
One audio cassette. Interview begins on SIDE TWO of tape. Father Baker, priest for the Basilica Cathedral of St. Augustine, discusses the St. Augustine Blessing of the Fleet. He gives details of the strong Italian Catholic population in St. Augustine as well as a general support for religious/cultural events within the city. He elaborates on the symbolism and ceremony of the Blessing, as well as outlining its religious significance. Interview conducted during fieldwork for video documentary on Florida shrimping called Fishing All My Days, and was made by the Florida Folklife Program, and the University of Florida (WUFT-TV). A transcript of the interview can be found in S 1579, box 1, folder: C86-99 through C86-149.
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Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 11-12 December 1990

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 11-12 December 1990

Date
1990-12-11
Description
Seven audio cassettes. Tapes 30-33 are in box 2; tapes 34-36 are in box 3. Held at the Historic Pensacola Preservation office in Pensacola. Council Members present: Randall Reed, David Jumper, Kathy Monahan (chair), Miguel Brutos, Diana Jarvis Godwin; Members absent: Jan Milner, Yvonne Tucker; Florida Folklife Program Staff: Ormond Loomis (Director), Iris Green (secretary), Riki Saltzman (arts administrator), Debbie Fant (historian). For minutes and details of the meeting, see the S 1717, box 1, folder 4. 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, 9-10 October 1985

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 9-10 October 1985

Date
1985-10-09
Description
One audio cassette. Council Members present: Ron Foreman (Chair), E. W. Carswell (Vice Chair), Catherine Sugrue, Louise Gopher (representing Jim Billie); Council Members absent: Cubby Whitehead, (two vacancies); Florida Folklife Program Staff: Ormond Loomis (Director), Peggy Bulger (Folklife Programs Administrator), Kip Lornell (Folklife Specialist), Merri Belland (Folk Arts Coordinator), Nancy Nusz (Folk Arts Coordinator), Blanton Owen (Folklife Specialist), Barbara Beauchamp (Folk Arts Coordinator), Sherry Tamburo (Vann) (Clerk/Typist III); Visitors: Andrea Graham. For minutes and details of the meeting, see the S 1579, box 1, folder: Indexes for C85-1 through C80-51. And copies of tapes for this meeting (though not the minutes) can be found in S 1717, box 2. 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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Vicki Smith interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Vicki Smith interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1989-02-16
Description
One audio cassette. Smith builds traps for Clark's Fish Camp in Jacksonville. At the time of the interview, she had just learned the crabbing trade. She discusses making traps; types of traps; crab seasons; commercial fishers; Clark's Fish Camp; and other fish camps.
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Ada Mickler and her palmetto hats

Ada Mickler and her palmetto hats

Date
1988-10
Description
Twenty color slides. Images created as fieldwork for the Folk Arts 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.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1714_03_tape11Music program at the Church of God in Christ, Pompey's TempleSoundSingers
Musicians
Fieldwork
Buildings
Gospel music
Music
Churches
Christianity
African Americans
Community culture
Religion
Church services
Gospel songs
Protestants
Religious music
Religious rites
Gospel (Black)
Drums
Children
Musical ensembles
Music performance
Performing arts
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a_s1714_03_tape17Recording of the Senior Choir's 16th Anniversary at New Mt. Olive Baptist ChurchSoundFieldwork
Sound recording
Church services
Churches
Protestants
Christianity
Religion
Religious music
Gospel music
Choir singing
Gospel songs
Gospel (Black)
Community culture
Music performance
Singers
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a_s1576_t77-033Tuesday evening performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)SoundSingers
Dancers
Musicians
Fiddlers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Performing arts
Dance
Gospel songs
Singing
Students
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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_s1714_03_tape10Blues musician Buck Thompson playing at his homeSoundFieldwork
Research methods
Collecting
Sound recording
String instruments
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Guitarists
Guitar
Guitar music
Music performance
Music
Guitarist
Musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1576_21_c86-146Interview with Father Robert BakerSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Shrimpers (persons)
Occupational folklore
Seafood gathering
Seafood industry
Religion
Catholics
Fishers
Christianity
Fishing
Priests
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a_s1717_02_tape030Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 11-12 December 1990SoundPublic officer
Meetings
Folklife
Folklore
Arts administrators
Oral communication
Public officers
Public officials
Folklorists
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a_s1576_16_c85-009Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 9-10 October 1985SoundPublic officer
Meetings
Folklife
Folklore
Arts administrators
Oral communication
Public officers
Public officials
Folklorists
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a_s1618_05_tape10Vicki Smith interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundRestaurant workers
Crabbing
Field recordings
Oral narratives
Interviews
Seafood
Fish markets
Fish traps
Restaurants
Crab traps
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Ada Mickler and her palmetto hatsAda Mickler and her palmetto hatsStill ImageArtisans
Fieldwork
Palm frond weaving
Palmetto weaving
Hats
Plants
Flora
Minorcans
Craft
Material culture
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