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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Saint Johns County (Fla.)"
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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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Wood carvings by Susan Yohn

Wood carvings by Susan Yohn

Date
1985-02-09
Description
Nineteen color slides. Images of carvings by Susan Yohn, a self-taught wood carver and artist. Her carvings painted figurines and busts made from cypress knees. There are also three images of Yohn in her workshop (1874-1876). In winter 1985, the Bureau joined 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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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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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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Triumph Church of God in Christ

Triumph Church of God in Christ

Date
1985-01-20
Description
Sixteen color slides. Images of church services, including attendees, musicians, and exterior shots, of the church. For a recordng of the service, see S 1714, box 3, tapes 11-13. 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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Triumph Church of God in Christ

Triumph Church of God in Christ

Date
1985-02
Description
Three color slides. 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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Tolomato cemetery

Tolomato cemetery

Date
1983-10
Description
Ten color slides. Tolomato marks the last place the Tolomato peoples lived in Florida. The walls around the cemetery made of tabby (a concrete made from oyster shells, lime, and sand.)
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Theresa Griffin performing Spanish drawnwork

Theresa Griffin performing Spanish drawnwork

Date
1983-01-20
Description
Three color slides.
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Theresa Griffin demonstrating Spanish drawnwork

Theresa Griffin demonstrating Spanish drawnwork

Date
1982-12-08
Description
Six color slides. Slide S83-549 is missing.
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Thelma Pacetti with her needlework

Thelma Pacetti with her needlework

Date
1985-01-21
Description
Three color slides. Pacetti with her needlework. From Georgia, she was married to a Minorcan in St. Johns County. A former teacher, Pacetti had already been a participant in the 1983 Florida Folk Festival, and had been interviewed by folklorist Peggy Bulger. In winter 1985, the Bureau joined 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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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Wood carvings by Susan YohnWood carvings by Susan YohnStill ImageFieldwork
Wood carving
Wood craft
Artists
Artisans
Art
Material culture
Figurines
Cypress
Sculpture
Carvers (Decorative artists)
Wood carvers
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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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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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Triumph Church of God in ChristTriumph Church of God in ChristStill ImageFieldwork
Buildings
Church buildings
Signs and signboards
Churches
Christianity
African Americans
Community culture
Religion
Church services
Church attendance
Protestants
Religious music
Religious rites
Gospel (Black)
Drums
Children
Musical ensembles
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Triumph Church of God in ChristTriumph Church of God in ChristStill ImageFieldwork
Buildings
Church buildings
Signs and signboards
Churches
Christianity
Structures
Community culture
Religion
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Tolomato cemeteryTolomato cemeteryStill ImageFishers
Fieldwork
Architecture
Tabby (concrete)
Stone structures
Stone walls
Minorcans
Grave markers
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Theresa Griffin performing Spanish drawnworkTheresa Griffin performing Spanish drawnworkStill ImageNeedleworkers
Fieldwork
Needlework
Sewing
Decorative arts
Domestic arts
Minorcans
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Theresa Griffin demonstrating Spanish drawnworkTheresa Griffin demonstrating Spanish drawnworkStill ImageNeedleworkers
Fieldwork
Decorative arts
Needlework
Craft
Sewing
Material culture
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Thelma Pacetti with her needleworkThelma Pacetti with her needleworkStill ImageFieldwork
Needlework
Woven goods
Textile arts
Textiles
Material culture
Decorative arts
Domestic arts
Crocheting
Embroidery
Needleworkers
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