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Interview with folklorist Merri Belland and archivist Bob McNeil for public radio
Radio public speaking
Teaching of folklore
Personal experience narratives
One audio cassette. Part A, Interview with Merri Belland: Belland discusses her start at the Florida Folklife Program center in White Springs. She previously worked as an artist for a grant project teaching traditional arts and crafts and eventually took on duties as a folklorist. She also talks about working on the Florida Basketry project; fieldwork; problems as a folklorist; maintaining a sense of objectivity; training; the different ways in which folklorists and artists view material culture; motives behind working in crafts; the role she sees for herself as a folklorist; young people and traditional crafts; passing down culture through food.
Part B, Interview with Bob McNeil: McNeil discusses his start working as an archivist at the Stephen Foster Center. He talks about the organizing systems he uses at the archives; the archives’ holdings; what he considers the mission of the Stephen Foster Folk Center; sea stories; and the public and journalists’ use of the center’s folk materials.
Interview with folklorist Merri Belland and archivist Bob McNeil for public radio. 1982-08-18. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/238259>, accessed 17 June 2021.
Interview with folklorist Merri Belland and archivist Bob McNeil for public radio. 1982-08-18. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/238259>.