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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "West Palm Beach (Fla.)"
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Elbita Crosby interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Elbita Crosby interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-10-08
Description
One audio cassette. Crosby made belts, hats, wallets, etc. She discusses treating leather; learning the craft; choosing designs; types of materials created for her home; burning leather; El Salvador versus Mexican styles; and crocheting.
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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

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke

Date
1987-08-10
Description
Two audio cassettes. 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; growing in East Florida; segregation; popular dances; building of the Dixie Highway; moving to New York; returning as a musician (washboard player) to West Palm Beach in 1947; his collection of black historical memorabilia; and his stories. 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1685_05_tape03Elbita Crosby interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundLeatherworking
Field recordings
Salvadoran Americans
Crocheting
Manufacturing processes
Leather
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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_tape25Interview with Washboard Bill CookeSoundSingers
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Juke joints
Music business
Storytelling
Music performance
Sawmills
Trains
Musical instruments
Washboards
Local history
Florida history
Musicians
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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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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_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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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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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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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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