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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Saint Johns County (Fla.)"
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45th Anniversary of the Senior Choir program

45th Anniversary of the Senior Choir program

Date
1985-01-12
Description
Four audio cassettes. Recording of the 45th anniversary program for the senior choir of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. The program consisted of traditional gospel and spiritual songs. A malfunctioning microphone caused some distortion and feedback on the recording. 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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Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch

Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch

Date
1985-02-14
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. Sound recording of fifty-year old blues guitarist Buck Thompson playing tunes that he learned from the radio on his front porch. A former railroad worker, he played the juke circuit in the 1950s. Because of the recording location, sounds of traffic and pedestrians can be heard. Images of the performance can be found in S 1577, v. 27, slides 1467-1495. 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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Charles Usina interview

Charles Usina interview

Date
1982-10-27
Description
One audio cassette. Usina and his family talk about Minorcan work in the farming, fishing, timber, and turpentine industries.
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Florida Folklife Council meeting

Florida Folklife Council meeting

Date
1980-08-26
Description
Present were Florida Folklife Council members González-Pando, Jabbour, Saunders and Sugrue; Folklife Program staff Werndli, Bulger, Loomis, Dyen and Greene; and visitors Adams from the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, and Swindell from the Senate Sub-Committee on Sundown Review.
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Fred Perry playing his fiddle

Fred Perry playing his fiddle

Date
1985-02-13
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of well-known fiddler Fred Perry playing his repertoire of old fiddle tunes. He is joined by Doug and Frank Trivette. Perry has played in the St. Johns region for over fifty years, including with bluegrass great Ralph Stanley. Also on the tape is Fred's wife Ruby. For images of the performance, see slides S85-1496 - S85-1498 in S 1577, V. 27. 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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Harry Xynides interview

Harry Xynides interview

Date
1985-01-14
Description
One audio cassette. Xynides discusses his childhood and youth in Greece as well as how he learned boat building; coming to the United States; starting his business with a boat for the Salvadore Family; his boatyard in St. Augustine and working with his son; his refusal to mass-produce his boats; shortage of male help during World War II and therefore his wife's involvement in his business; different aspects of boat building. 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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Interview with Ada Mickler, Interview with Jean and Libby Waldron

Interview with Ada Mickler, Interview with Jean and Libby Waldron

Date
1977-05-24
Description
One audio cassette. Difficult to hear. On side one, interview of Ada Mickler of St. Augustine, Florida, in the laundromat where she works. Mickler talks about cast nets, palmetto hats, Spanish drawnwork. Followed by interview of Jean Waldron (with her sister Libby) on palmetto and palm fans, quilts and White Springs history. Tape recorder malfunctions at the end of side one. Interview continues on side two.
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Interview with cigar roller Domingo Rojas

Interview with cigar roller Domingo Rojas

Date
1978
Description
One reel to reel.
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Interview with Donnie Gader

Interview with Donnie Gader

Date
1984-10-24
Description
Four audio cassettes. C84-118: Audio is quiet on interviewer at the start. Donnie Gader recollects songs from her childhood and how she learned them, including: "Rosewood Casket"; "Lilac Trees"; "I'm a Little Curly Head" (rhyme); lullabyes; "The Shoemakers"; "Good Morning, Merry Sunshine"; songs about Jessie James; "Pollywollydoodle"; "Southern Lullabye"; discusses racial words in songs; songs learned from black community: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; hymns: "Amazing Grace"; "Rock of Ages"; song about a circus bear; learning songs from school teachers; "The Raggedy Man" (poem); and others. C84-119: Donnie Gader talks about home butchering; home remedies such as cornmeal gruel, pot liquor, fevergrass, Jerusalem oat root, dog fennels, and others; the local doctor; planting by the signs; farm living and crafts; games; talks about her journal; Christmas songs such as "Up on the Housetop"; "Jolly Old St. Nicholas"; Christmas tree traditions; making kites with flour and water for glue; her father and working with him at the gristmill; changes in fashion when she was young; life during the Great Depression and afterwards; various jobs she held in a sewing factory and packaging/locker plant. C84-120: Donnie Gader begins by discussing her family history; talks about the cotton gin, gristmill, and shingle mill her family ran; milking cows and making butter; butchering and the community aspect of it; peanut boiling and the community aspect of it; learning music by ear; discusses her second husband's French/Minorcan heritage; datil peppers. C84-121: Donnie Gader discusses and sings songs such as "Frankie and Johnnie"; "After the Ball"; "Down at the Old Garden Gate"; "The Old Rusty Mill" [?]; singing in the cottonfields; racism in cotton picking; song about a bole weevil; talks about her father and family history [sounds as if she reads from her journal at times]; father's talents as a musician; sings songs he sang: "Love Lifted Me"; "What A Friend We Have in Jesus"; community "sings"; foods.
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Morning service at Mt. Pisgah AME Church

Morning service at Mt. Pisgah AME Church

Date
1985-01-13
Description
Two audio cassettes. Morning service recorded at a small cinderblock church in Hastings. Small congregation (aprox. 15), mostly over 50. The Rev. Patrick Goodluck, a new minister from British Guyana, presided. Includes much choir singing and preaching. McDonald noted that the service was more like an Episcopalian service than an AME service, due to the new minister. 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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1714_03_tape0245th Anniversary of the Senior Choir programSoundFieldwork
African Americans
Choir singing
Singing
Choirs (music)
Religious music
Religion
Protestants
Christianity
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Spiritual music
Spirituals (Songs)
Music performance
Performing arts
Churches
Church membership
Special events
Church attendance
Sound recording
Singers
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a_s1714_reel23Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porchSoundFieldwork
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_09_c83-046Charles Usina interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Farm life
Agriculture
Minorcan Americans
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a_s1576_05_c81-029Florida Folklife Council meetingSoundArts administrators
Folklorists
Oral communication
Public officers
Public officials
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a_s1714_04_tape38Fred Perry playing his fiddleSoundFieldwork
Sound recording
Research methods
Fiddle music
Fiddling
Fiddles
String instruments
Musical instruments
Bluegrass music
Old time music
Musicians
Bluegrass musicians
Fiddlers
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a_s1576_21_c86-147Harry Xynides interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Greek Americans
Occupational folklore
Boatbuilding
Seafood industry
Boating industry
World War, 1939-1945
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a_s1576_01_c77-025Interview with Ada Mickler, Interview with Jean and Libby WaldronSoundInterviews
Craft
Minorcans
Fishing nets
Netmaking
Hats
Local history
Palmetto weaving
Palm frond weaving
Florida history
Artisans
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a_s1576_t78-324Interview with cigar roller Domingo RojasSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Occupational groups
Occupational folklore
Labor
Cuban Americans
Cigar industry
Cigar making
Cigar makers
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a_s1576_15_c84-118Interview with Donnie GaderSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Minorcan Americans
Minorcans
Family history
Songs
Healers
Holidays
Christmas
Gristmills
Cooking and dining
Singing
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a_s1714_03_tape06Morning service at Mt. Pisgah AME ChurchSoundFieldwork
African Americans
Choir singing
Singing
Choirs (music)
Sermons
Religion
Protestants
Christianity
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Preachers
Oral performance
Music performance
Performing arts
Churches
Church membership
Special events
Church attendance
Sound recording
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