This audio clip was taken from the CD titled Net Making. Interview by Peggy Bulger with Billy Burbank III. In net shop by Standard Hardware Store, Fernandina Beach, Florida. July 11, 1980. This CD is part of Series 1576, Audio recordings of Florida Folk Festival performances and other folk events.
Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. Florida Folklife Archive
Audio recordings of Florida Folk Festival performances and other folk events
Arranged by format (reel-to-reel, cassette, digital), then chronological
Restrictions on Access:
A few recordings have access restrictions
Terms Governing Use:
Use and reproduction of brittle older reel-to-reel tapes is at the discretion of archives staff.
CASSETTE COPIES OR COMPACT DISKS ARE FIRST USE COPIES when available. To determine whether there is a cassette tape available, check the reel-to-reel index logs in Series S1579, Indexes and Accession Registers to the Audio Tapes, Video Tapes, Photos, and Slides in the Florida Folklife Archive, for the reel-to-reel tape in question to see if there is a cross-reference to a cassette tape number. See the full container/shelf list for reel-to-reel tapes available on compact disk (boxes B0052-B0061), including list of tapes not recorded.
Biographical / Historical Note:
Legislation of 1979 (79-322, SB 1208) transferred to the Department of State the Florida Folk Arts component of the Stephen Foster Memorial and authorized appointment of a Folk Life Director to oversee the program. The Florida Folk Life Program was charged to "identify, research, and develop Florida folk artists, performers, folklore, traditions, customs, and cultural heritage and make folk art resources, festivals, and folk life projects available throughout the state."
Summary Scope Note:
This series consists of audio recordings of performances by or interviews with folk musicians, craftspersons, storytellers, and folklife interpreters. Included are reel-to-reel, audio cassette, and digital audio tape (DAT) formats.
Most of the recordings document performances by national and local folk personalities at the annual Florida Folk Festival from 1954 to 1995. In addition, there are a small number of reproductions of Works Progress Administration (WPA) folklore field recordings from the 1930s and early 1940s, including recordings collected by Zora Neale Hurston on which her voice can be heard both speaking and singing. Together, the recordings document such areas as children's lore, foodways, religious traditions, Seminole culture, maritime traditions, ethnic folk culture, material culture, and occupational lore.
Series S1579, Indexes and Accession Registers to the Audio tapes, Video Tapes, Photos, and Slides of the Florida Folklife Archive, contains tape log index sheets with itemized listings for each tape. There is also a shelf listing for the audio recordings in this series.
Series S1577, Photographs and Slides of Folk Arts, Artisans, and Performers, contains slide carousels to accompany audio tapes in this series for slide/tape programs produced by the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs.