11 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "St. Johns River"
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Commercial fishing for shad in the St. Johns River

Commercial fishing for shad in the St. Johns River

Date
1985-02-07
Description
151 color slides. Images of commercial fishers Sheffield and the Schmidt family catching, hauling, and cleaning shad (and some flounder). They would fish the St. Johns River and then take their catches back to the fishhouse for processing. The Schmidts were from Illinois originally, and Sheiffield was a native of Floridia. For an interview with the Schmidts, see S 1714, Box 3, tapes 28-29; for Sheffield, see tape 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.
Collection
Evening view of the St. Johns River

Evening view of the St. Johns River

Date
1985-01-27
Description
Five 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.
Collection
Interview with Camilla (Mickey) McRae

Interview with Camilla (Mickey) McRae

Date
1986-07-30
Description
Two audio cassettes. Interview with long-time St. Johns River resident McRae. Originally contacted as having possible information on commercial fishing in Mayport (which she did not), she discussed life upon the St. Johns River; river fishing and boating; gardening; and local history. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. Also available on reel to reel (reels 6-7). The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.
Collection
Interview with commercial fisher Dave Sheffield

Interview with commercial fisher Dave Sheffield

Date
1985-02-05
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with commercial fisher Sheffield about fishing, types of tackle and methods, growing up in Satsuma, boating, fishes, market prices, changes to the St. Johns River, and the effects of water hyacinth on fish. For an interview with employers, co-workers, and the Schmidts, see tapes 28-29. 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.
Collection
Interview with Eddie Dollar

Interview with Eddie Dollar

Date
1985-01-30
Description
Two audio cassettes. Interview with Eddie Dollar, a retired naval enlistee who grew up on the St. Johns River. He discusses Welaka life in 1930s; the Great Depresssion; fish nets; boating; pollution; sports fishing; and changes to the St. Johns River. 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.
Collection
Interview with fisher A.P. Oliver

Interview with fisher A.P. Oliver

Date
1985-02-16
Description
Two audio cassettes. Interview with former fisher and fish house owner Oliver. Born in Oklahoma, he moved to Florida in 1910. He discusses family history; raising hogs; hunting; bass fishing; working as a fish guide since the 1930s; sports fishing; feuds between sports and commercial fishers; Florida weather; bait; and fishing tackle. 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.
Collection
Interview with fisher Claude DeGolyer

Interview with fisher Claude DeGolyer

Date
1985-02-14
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with former fisher Degolyer in his trailer. Born in Kentucky, he moved to Florida when he was four by mule-drawn wagon. He grew up on Lake Okeechobee. He discusses family history; the 1926 hurricane; life in Moore Haven; boatmaking; playing music; and local dances. 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.
Collection
Interview with fisher Morris Bryan

Interview with fisher Morris Bryan

Date
1985-01-30
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with fisher Bryan. Discusses tarring nets; fishing the St. Johns River; shad fishing; recreational fishing; fishhouses; hoop nets; crabbing; benefits of water hyacinth; changes in riverine environment; typical day of a fisher; and types of fish. 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.
Collection
Interview with fisher Willie Bradshaw

Interview with fisher Willie Bradshaw

Date
1985-02-25
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Bradshaw in his home. He discusses netmaking, fishing the St. Johns River, water hyacinth, changes to the river, learning to fish, growing up along the river, seining, hoop nets, catfishing, effects of weather on fishing, sport fishing, regualtion of commercial fishing, and catlining. 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.
Collection
Interview with Maybelle (Stokes) Parker

Interview with Maybelle (Stokes) Parker

Date
1985-02-12
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Mrs. Maybelle Stokes Parker, a former fish house owner on the St. Johns River. She discusses the effects of sport fishing on the commercial fish trade; fishing regulations; water hyacinths; Depression-era life; her husband's early work in timber; seining; catfishing; and running a fishhouse. 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.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Commercial fishing for shad in the St. Johns RiverCommercial fishing for shad in the St. Johns RiverStill ImageFieldwork
Rivers
Boats and boating
Waterways
Occupational groups
Labor
Workplace
Seafood gathering
Casting (Fishing)
Fishhooks
Fishes
Fishing
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Fishing tackle
Saltwater fishing
African Americans
Maritime life
Docks
Fishers
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Evening view of the St. Johns RiverEvening view of the St. Johns RiverStill ImageLandscape
Rivers
Waterways
Nature
Environment
Community culture
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a_s1592_07_fmp86-adt007Interview with Camilla (Mickey) McRaeSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Life histories
Fishing
Recreation
Rivers
Flora
Local history
Boats and boating
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a_s1714_03_tape27Interview with commercial fisher Dave SheffieldSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Interviewing
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Labor
Maritime folklore
Seafood gathering
Casting (Fishing)
Oral narratives
Oral histories
Fishing
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Family history
Saltwater fishing
African Americans
Maritime life
Fishing tackle
Seining
Water hyacinth
Flora
Fishers
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a_s1714_03_tape21Interview with Eddie DollarSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Rivers
Water pollution
Boats
Fishing
Tourism
Fishing nets
Oral narratives
Life histories
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a_s1714_04_tape40Interview with fisher A.P. OliverSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Sound recording
Fishing
Occupational groups
Fisheries
Fishing baits
Tourism
Hunting
Fishing tackle
Life histories
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Fishing reels
Fishers
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a_s1714_04_tape39Interview with fisher Claude DeGolyerSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Sound recording
Folk dance
Occupational groups
Churches
Music
Family history
Old time music
Religion
Life histories
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Carpenters
Fishers
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a_s1714_03_tape20Interview with fisher Morris BryanSoundNet maker
Fieldwork
Sound recording
Fishing
Fishes
Shad
Water hyacinth
Rivers
Fishing nets
Netmaking
Crabbing
Occupational folklore
Life histories
Oral histories
Catfishes
Fish trapping
Fisheries
Fishers
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a_s1714_04_tape55Interview with fisher Willie BradshawSoundFieldwork
Sound recording
Life histories
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Maritime life
Fishing
Water hyacinth
Flora
Fishing nets
Seining
Netmaking
African Americans
Net maker
Fishers
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a_s1714_04_tape35Interview with Maybelle (Stokes) ParkerSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Sound recording
Labor
Occupational groups
Fisheries
Selling
Specialty stores
Maritime life
Stores, retail
Life histories
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Rivers
Water hyacinth
Timber
Cypress
Seining
Fishers
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