Side B, Interview of Ormond Loomis: The hard copy transcript and cassette recording of this interview only feature Loomis’s responses. They do not include the interviewer’s questions. Loomis discusses a fur and hide trading company in western Florida; the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival; uses for Florida folklife studies; stereotypes about folk culture (which many automatically consider as being rural, regressive, and Appalachian or of the deep South); cultural group identities; defining and preserving folklore; tradition bearers; and valuing forms of informal education.

 

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Side B, Interview of Ormond Loomis: The hard copy transcript and cassette recording of this interview only feature Loomis’s responses. They do not include the interviewer’s questions. Loomis discusses a fur and hide trading company in western Florida; the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival; uses for Florida folklife studies; stereotypes about folk culture (which many automatically consider as being rural, regressive, and Appalachian or of the deep South); cultural group identities; defining and preserving folklore; tradition bearers; and valuing forms of informal education.

 

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Interview with folklorist Dave Closson and Ormond Loomis for public radio