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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "St. Augustine (Fla.)"
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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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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.
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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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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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_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_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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