Interview with Ruby Billie and Annie Jimmie

Date: January 28, 1982

Source: S1576 , Container 21 , T82-42, C83-33*

Type: Sound

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  • One audio recording. Extremely poor sound quality due to field recorder malfunction. Billie and Jimmie discuss (through Jumper) patchwork sewing including when and how they learned the craft; patterns; the choice of colors and fabrics; clothing styles; patchwork designs; and sewing machines. They also describe their childhood. The recordings were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other with traditional Seminole patchwork. Copied onto audiocassette C83-33. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.

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