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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "West Palm Beach (Fla.)"
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Xiomala Carmona & Nery Castillo demonstration for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Xiomala Carmona & Nery Castillo demonstration for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-08-09
Description
One audio cassette. Xiomala Carmona and her daughter Ana learned paper craft in Santiago, Cuba while Nery Castillo and her daughter Vicia learned paper folding in Honduras. Nery was the sister-in-law to Xiomala.
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WPA mural of the Barefoot Mailman in the West Palm Beach Post Office

WPA mural of the Barefoot Mailman in the West Palm Beach Post Office

Date
1987-09-23
Description
Three color slides. Painted in 1940 as part of the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)by artist Stevan Dohanos. The three paintings were part of a six-panel narrative series about James Hamilton, known locally as the Barefoot Mailman. He delivered mail in the then wild South Florida environs. He died in 1887 while on the job. Artist Dohanos of Ohio was known for his 100-plus Saturday Evening Post covers. 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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Washboard Bill Cooke storytelling for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Washboard Bill Cooke storytelling for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-01-02
Description
Two audio cassettes. Cooke telling a story of travelling on trains on his birthday during the Great Depression. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. 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.
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Washboard Bill Cooke promotional photograph

Washboard Bill Cooke promotional photograph

Date
1960
Description
One black and white print. A promotional photograph for Cooke. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; writing songs; working in New York; playing the washboard and the ukulele; and plays various songs, some wellknown, others his own compositions. He won the 1992 Florida Folk Heritage award.
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Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-07-30
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; writing songs; working in New York; playing the washboard and the ukulele; and plays various songs, some wellknown, others his own compositions. This interview was an exploratory interview for the Florida Folk Festival, and was expanded by Jan Rosenberg the following month. The tape speed is a little fast, noticeable in the higher pitch of their voices approximately half way through the tape. Side two is blank. 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. 
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Washboard Bill Cooke

Washboard Bill Cooke

Date
1993
Description
One proof sheet with 25 black and white images (plus negatives); and five back and white prints. Used for the 1993 Florida Folk Festival booklet. Cooke was a former hobo and street performer who later performed at several South Florida nightclubs, singing and playing the washboard and ukelele. He won the 1992 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
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Washboard Bill Cooke

Washboard Bill Cooke

Date
1987-08-10
Description
Nine color slides. 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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Various Palm Beach quilts

Various Palm Beach quilts

Date
1987-08-06
Description
Fourteen color slides. 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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Tulipan Bakery

Tulipan Bakery

Date
1987-08-17
Description
Five color slides. Images of a Cuban bakery, with its customers and cakes/baked goods. 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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The Davis Brothers Band

The Davis Brothers Band

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Description
One black and white print.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1685_05_tape02Xiomala Carmona & Nery Castillo demonstration for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Cuban Americans
Honduran Americans
Children
Paper art
Art techniques
Decorative arts
Paper flowers
Papier mâché
Storytelling
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WPA mural of the Barefoot Mailman in the West Palm Beach Post OfficeWPA mural of the Barefoot Mailman in the West Palm Beach Post OfficeStill ImageArtists
Fieldwork
Painting
Mural painting and decoration
Murals
New Deal, 1933-1939
United States. Work Projects Administration
Postal service
Post office buildings
Art
Decorative arts
Painters
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a_s1685_05_tape04Washboard Bill Cooke storytelling for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
African Americans
Tales
Personal experience narratives
Oral narratives
Trains
Storytelling
Music
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Washboard Bill Cooke promotional photographWashboard Bill Cooke promotional photographStill ImagePublicity
African Americans
Musical instruments
Performers
Musicians
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a_s1685_05_tape27Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundSinging
Storytelling
Field recordings
Interviews
African Americans
Oral narratives
Juke joints
Music industry
Music composition
Washboards (musical instruments)
Chordophones
Ukuleles
Rural blues
Blues (music)
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Washboard Bill CookeWashboard Bill CookeStill ImageFieldwork
Hats
African Americans
Musicians
Performers
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Washboard Bill CookeWashboard Bill CookeStill ImageFieldwork
African Americans
Musical instruments
Percussion instruments
Blues singers
Storytellers
Musicians
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Various Palm Beach quiltsVarious Palm Beach quiltsStill ImageNeedleworkers
Quiltmakers
Fieldwork
Quilted goods
Quilts
Needlework
Material culture
Textile arts
Textiles
Decorative arts
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Tulipan BakeryTulipan BakeryStill ImageBakers and bakeries
Cooks
Fieldwork
Baked products
Bakery
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Food preparation
Cake
Desserts
Community enterprise
Specialty stores
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The Davis Brothers BandThe Davis Brothers BandStill ImageMusicians
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
String bands
String instruments
Musical instruments
Old time music
Musical groups
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