Florida Memory is administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, Bureau of Archives and Records Management. The digitized records on Florida Memory come from the collections of the State Archives of Florida and the special collections of the State Library of Florida.
One audio cassette. Interview with fisher Mat Roland, owner of Roland Seafood in Mayport. Discusses growing up around fishing in Portugal; move to Florida from Massachusetts in 1937 so his father could fish for bluefish; Mayport shrimpers and businesses; his father's fish house; picking shrimp; songs by black shrimp pickers; running a fish house; selling; and local workers. 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. 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.