Randy Kerr auctioneering - Jacksonville, Florida

123316
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS91283
Folklife Collection.

Randy Kerr auctioneering - Jacksonville, Florida

123315
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS91282
Folklife Collection.

Randy Kerr auctioneering - Jacksonville, Florida

123317
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS91287
Folklife Collection.

Colonel Bill Myers giving auctioneering demonstration for elementary students

235275
Date
1985-01-31
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fourteen color slides. Known as Colonel Bill Myers, he demonstrates auctioneering at Northshore Elementary School. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-4229 - C86-4242
Auctioneers

Colonel Bill Myers giving an auctioneering presentation for students

235276
Date
1985-10-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eleven color slides. Known as Colonel Bill Myers, he demonstrates auctioneering at Oceanway Elementary School. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-4243 - C86-4253
Auctioneers

John Larison auctioneering - West Palm Beach, Florida

109084
Date
1987
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3135
Folklife Collection.

Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 6)

241709
Date
05/28/2006
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD06-99
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Saturday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 5)

241693
Date
05/27/2006
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD06-81
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Gene and John Larison auctioneering - West Palm Beach, Florida

109083
Date
1987
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3134
Folklife Collection.

Interview with Gene Rawls

238287
Date
1983-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Rawls, an auctioneer at a cattlemen's market in Lakeland and Tampa, talks about working in agriculture. He discusses attending auctioneering school in Iowa; learning agribusiness; having stage fright; working with and controlling crowds of people; how to begin an auction; controlling his voice; the longest sale (it started on a Thursday afternoon at 1:00 PM and ended that Wednesday at 7:00 AM); learning how to talk fast; the use of "hot shots," improvements in the quality of cattle in Florida; and methods in taking care of his voice including taking a lot of vitamin A, putting salt water in one's nose, and drinking Gatorade; and dealing with hecklers and crooks.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-107
Item ID
C83-108
Auctions

Interview with auctioneer Randall Kerr

235333
Date
1988-07-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Born in Missouri, Kerr is a second-generation auctioneer. He discusses learning the trade from his father and from an auctioneering school; chanting; practicing; strategies for success; training; job difficulties; types of auctions; opening his own auction house; regulations; ethics in the field; customers; auctioneers as performers; good luck beliefs; styles of bidding; and his enjoyment of the business. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 18
second-generation auctioneer

Moment of fun during auction led by auctioneer Randy Kerr - Jacksonville, Florida

123322
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS91297
Folklife Collection.

Furniture store owner pointing out bidders during auction led by auctioneer Randy Kerr - Jacksonville, Florida

123324
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS91299
Folklife Collection.

Recording of an auction in Myakka city

238237
Date
1984-02-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-227
Auctioneering

Auctioneer Bill Myers selling off antiques

235274
Date
1984-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seventeen color slides. Known as Colonel Bill Myers, images show him auctioning antiques at the Pioneer Auction Company on Southside Blvd. in Jacksonville. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-4213 - C86-4228
Auctioneers

Furniture auction in Jacksonville

235332
Date
1988-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-six color slides. Images of an auction led by auctioneer Kerr at a furniture store in Jacksonville. Images are also of store personnel, products sold, and buyers. For an interview with Kerr, see S 1618, box 4, tape 18. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S91-281 - S91-316
Florida Folklife Program

Folk demonstrations at Garden City Elementary School

241232
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
FV-109
and the Florida Folklife Program

Interview with auctioneer Gene Larison

236690
Date
1987-08-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Gene Larison discusses the rhythm of auctioning; its use in selling and livening the crowds; learning the skill; apprenticeships; the lack of women auctioneers; the bidding process; the social nature of auctions; his influences; and his sons involvement in auctions. He also gives an example of an auctioneer calling. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
Type
Sound
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Recording of Auctioneer Bill Myers selling antiques

235277
Date
1984-12-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Known as Colonel Bill Myers, he auctions off antiques in the recording at Pioneer Auctions Company on Southside Blvd. in Jacksonville. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It began in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C86-183
Auctioneering

Recording of an auction by the Larisons

236691
Date
1987-08-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
Type
Sound
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Auctioneers Gene and John Larison

236689
Date
1987-08-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Nine color slides. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
Type
Still Image
Folklife Program

Friday morning performances at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239454
Date
1960-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1960 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. Virgil Morgan was a 7th grader at Jennings High School.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-91
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Bill Selph demonstration at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

320471
Date
1957-05-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seventh part of one audiotape recording. Thelma Boltin serves as emcee. Selph demonstrates an auction chant. He was from Madison, Fla.
Type
sound
Item ID
T77-60g
demonstrates an auction chant. He

Recordings of the 1986 4th of July Celebrations

241726
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-159
Florida Folklife Program

Saturday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

238781
Date
1983-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-180
Florida Folklife Program

Friday evening performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239083
Date
1980-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Bucksnort palyed dance music for the Cross Creek Cloggers -- both groups from Gainesville.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-54
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Friday evening performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239044
Date
1978-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Lee and Peggy Kelly were from Palatka. Dobbs, also of Palatka, performed animal calls. Roth, from Unionville, Pennsylvania, played the dulcimer. This was his first folklife festival. Whatley, of Bell, played old country music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-3
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Saturday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 3)

240038
Date
1998-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Martin Johnson (fiddle) was the son John Johnson (guitar).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D98-10
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Performances at the 1973 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

240802
Date
08/31/1973 - 09/01/1973
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-237
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Florida Folk Sampler radio program for the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (WLRN-FM)

240474
Date
1984
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
33
Florida Folklife Program

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