70 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "West Palm Beach (Fla.)"
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Grace Pruitt interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Grace Pruitt interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-09-21
Description
Two audio casettes. Pruitt was from New Jersey, and learned needlework from her mother and great-grandmother. In the interview, she discusses her family; watching her great-grandmother quilt; her education; her marriage in 1939; moving to Florida in 1968; various quilt designs; the process of quilting; materials used; regional quilt design variations; joining the Boynton Beach Library Quilters; and her career as a nurse.
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Norman Padgett interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Norman Padgett interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-10-13
Description
Two audio tapes. Padgett discusses frog hunting, commercial fishing on Lake Okeechobee, and hunting alligators. In the interview, he also discusses the history of airboating in Florida; hunting equipment and process; haul seine fishing; conservation efforts; exotic species; hydrilla; and the outlawing of gator hunting.
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John Nassif interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

John Nassif interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-08-12
Description
One audio cassette.
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Iris Murray interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Iris Murray interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-02-05
Description
Murray discusses growing up Jewish in Belle Glade, including dealing with racism, cultural traditions, and family history.
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Atsuko Lefcourte demonstration at West Rivera Elementary School for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Atsuko Lefcourte demonstration at West Rivera Elementary School for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-03-11
Description
Two audio cassettes. Demonstrating the Japanese tea ceremony and the associated ikebana rituals. Ikebana (Way of the Flower) is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging. It originated in China in the 6th century. Lefcourte was born in Osaka, Japan where she learned the art of the tea ceremony and flower arranging. She moved to Florida in 1975.
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Atsuko Lefcourte interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Atsuko Lefcourte interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-08-23
Description
Two audio cassettes. Lefcourte discusses learning the Japanese tea ceremony in Japan from her father; emigrating to the United States; the cultural meanings of ikebana and the tea ceremony; naming practices; effects of World War II on her family; clothing and rituals for the tea ceremony; and teaching it to others. Ikebana (Way of the Flower) is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging. It originated in China in the 6th century. For more info on Lefcourte, see S 1644, box 3, folder 11.
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Gene & John Larison demonstration for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Gene & John Larison demonstration for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-08-28
Description
One audio cassette.
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Gene Larison interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Gene Larison interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-08-21
Description
One audio cassette. Larison discusses the rhythm of auctioning; its use in selling and livening the crowds; learning the skill; apprenticeships; the lack of women auctioneers; the bidding process; the social nature of auctions; his influences; and his sons involvement in auctions. He also gives an example of an auctioneer calling.
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Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

Date
1987-08-18
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Cooke discusses black entertainment in Florida. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July, Cooke worked as a street performer, a jook joint musician, a nightclub entertainer, and a railway worker. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; Florida minstrel acts such as Florida Blossom, Rabbit Foot, and Silas Green; black vaudeville in Florida; Ringling Brothers circus; segregation in theaters and entertainment; blackface; national entertainers he knew such as Amos and Andy, Step'n Fetchit, and Al Jolson; racism in advertising; and Pullman Porters he knew. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1685_07_tape01Grace Pruitt interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundQuilting
Field recordings
Quilt art
Needlework
Decorative arts
Interviews
Oral narratives
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a_s1685_06_tape24Palm Beach Pipes and Drums demonstration for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Aerophones
Musical ensembles
Bagpipes
Side drums
Bands (Music)
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a_s1685_06_tape22Norman Padgett interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Boats
Tools
Hunting equipment
Frogs (amphibians)
Hunting
Clothing
Hunting stories
Florida history
Interviews
Oral narratives
Alligators
Nature
Catfish
Fishing nets
Fishing equipment
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a_s1685_06_tape17John Nassif interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Lebanese Americans
Cooking
Food preparation
Baking
Bakeries
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a_s1685_06_tape16Iris Murray interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Jewish Americans
Local history
Racism
Religion
Antisemitism
Education
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a_s1685_06_tape08Atsuko Lefcourte demonstration at West Rivera Elementary School for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundFlorists
Field recordings
Education
Students
Asian Americans
Japanese Americans
Ritual meals
Elementary schools
Tea ceremonies
Food preparation
Tea tasters
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a_s1685_06_tape06Atsuko Lefcourte interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Florists
Asian Americans
Japanese Americans
Emigration
Tea ceremonies
Food preparation
Ritual meals
Naming ceremonies
World War, 1939-1945
Clothing
Kimonos
Tea tasters
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a_s1685_06_tape05Gene & John Larison demonstration for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Auction chants
Auctions
Auction house
Speech play
Selling
Oratory
Auctioneers
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a_s1685_06_tape04Gene Larison interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Auction chants
Auctions
Interviews
Oral narratives
Selling
Oratory
Auctioneers
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a_s1685_05_tape34Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in FloridaSoundSingers
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Juke joints
Music business
Storytelling
Music performance
Minstrel shows
Trains
Jokes
Blackface entertainers
Entertainers
Florida history
Occupational groups
Television
Theater
Theatrical makeup
Racism
Racial segregation
Advertising
African Americans Segregation
Motion picture theaters
Vaudeville
Musicians
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