Oyster boat and catfish traps

233784
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Black and white 9.5 x 14 inch photographic print. Image of George Calvert's yard with oyster boat and catfish traps.
Type
Still Image
and catfish traps.

Tommy Noles shoveling catfish into a container - Crescent City, Florida

121893
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS852315
Folklife Collection

A.B. Cole with 2 large catfish - Palatka, Florida

116027
Date
1930
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP86617
Folklife Collection.

Florida Yesterday: Fish Stories Pt.1; Fish Stories Pt.2; Pirates & Indians; Music

238816
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape; 59 minutes) Fish Stories, Pt. 1: (12 minutes.) The second half of the episode. Smith talks with Lehr at Hagan Seafood Dock about fishing in Florida. Fish Stories, Pt. 2: (23 minutes) Continuation of Smith's and Leghr's conversation about fishing in Florida. Pirates & Indians: (22 minutes) Lehr and Smith, filmed at the same time as the above two shows, discussing pirates and Florida native peoples. Music: (2 minutes) the opening credits of episode.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V86-27
Catfishes

Fisherman Tommy Noles catching and cleaning catfish

234912
Date
1985-02-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
143 color slides. Images of commercial fisherman Noles trapping, transporting, and cleaning catfish for sale at market. The boat he used was built by Myron Warr. A few slides are duplicates. For an interview with Noles, see S 1714, Box 3, tapes 30-32. In winter 1985, the Bureau joined with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-1400 - S85-1414; S85-2054 - S85-2096
Florida Folklife Program

Catfisher Eddie Oxendine in his yard

234927
Date
1985-02-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Ten color slides. Images of catfisher and skinner Oxendine, with his son Kenny, in his backyard and his boat. The boat was built by Warr in 1976. Oxendine was a third generation fisher; his grandparents moved to Florida form North Carolina. For an interview with Oxendine see S 1714, box 4, tape 48. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-2566 - S85-2575
Florida Folklife Program

Interview with fisher Doc Bennett

234933
Date
1985-01-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with life-long fisher and Florida native Doc Bennett. He discusses making a living in the Depression (farming and fishing); nets and seining; shad and catfishing; church; local fish fries; state regulations; sports fishing; changes in the St. Johns River; fishing methods and equipment; and how he learned to fish. He is hard of hearing so often had to have questions repeated. His memory was fading by time of interview. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 3)

237772
Date
05/22/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-63
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Interview with commercial fisher Tommy Noles

234913
Date
1985-02-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Noles about commercial fishing, regulations, fishing terminology and procedures, as well as family history and his own professional training. For images of Noles fishing, see S 1577, v. 27, slides 1400-1414; and v. 28, slides 2054-2096. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Interview with fisher Eddie Oxendine

234928
Date
1985-02-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with fisher Oxendine, recorded at his home. In it, he discusses his family move to Florida; fishing on the St. Johns; fauna and flora of the river, including the effects of the introduction and removal of water hyacinth; fishing methods, folklore, and equipment; hoop nets; shrimping; relations with sport fishers; monkey fishing (using electricity to stun fish); crabbing; and selling fish. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Interview with fisher Morris Bryan

234936
Date
1985-01-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with fisher Bryan. Discusses tarring nets; fishing the St. Johns River; shad fishing; recreational fishing; fishhouses; hoop nets; crabbing; benefits of water hyacinth; changes in riverine environment; typical day of a fisher; and types of fish. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Interview frog and alligator hunter Norman Padgett

236666
Date
1986-10-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio tapes. Padgett discusses frog hunting, commercial fishing on Lake Okeechobee, and hunting alligators. In the interview, he also discusses the history of airboating in Florida; hunting equipment and process; haul seine fishing; conservation efforts; exotic species; hydrilla; and the outlawing of gator hunting. 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
Folklife Program

Interview with commercial fisher Tommy and Cindy Noles

234914
Date
1985-02-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Interview with Noles and his wife Cindy Noles about commercial fishing, humorous work stories, trash fish, hydrilla, native fauna, and life as a fishing family. For images of Noles fishing, see S 1577, v. 27, sildes 1400-1414; and v. 28, slides 2054-2096. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

A 45 record (single) by Frank Thomas and Friends

236446
Date
1979
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio record (a 45 single). Published by Great Southern Records in 1979. Thomas wrote both songs. He won the 1993 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
Type
Sound
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Friday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 3)

241491
Date
05/23/2003
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD03-3
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

239246
Date
1977-11-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a primitive guitar. Moses talked about playing the diddly (for this recording, he hung a broom wire from the wall); performing with Sonny Boy Williams; and his life history. He played several songs. NOTE: According to the depositor's agreement, any commercial use of this recording must be cleared by Moses Williams or Dwight Devane.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-300
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 9)

238572
Date
1982-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-51
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Fisher Donald Vickers being interviewed on his property

236256
Date
1992-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seventeen color slides. Vickers was a long-time catfisher, who also gigged frogs to help earn more money for his family. Two images of a gate on his property with a Keep Closed sign. In the same box, folder 10, there is a transcript of the interview, but there is no tape. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Type
Still Image
-time catfisher, who also gigged frogs

Silver Springs boat drivers Willie Marsh and William Crowell

238445
Date
1984-03-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. C84-8: Side A Interview/talk with Willie Marsh and William Crowell as part of the Library Folklife Program; they discuss their childhood at Silver Springs as well as their work as guides at Silver Springs; driving boats at Silver Springs; tipping problems; stories told on boat tours (Bridal Chamber, Mammoth Rock Ledge, Main Spring, Catfish Reception Hall, Ladies' Parlor; Devil's Kitchen, Geysers; Florida Snowstorm, Blue Grotto, Backbone of Prehistoric Remains, Christmas Tree Grove, Boat used by Ponce De Leon, Catfish Hotel); commercialization damaging vegetation at Springs; visitor damage to the ecosystem of Springs. Side B They discuss glass-bottom boats; visitors who rode the glass-bottom boats; stories told; tipping gimmicks; experiences with snakes, boat breakdown, alligators. C84-9: Continuation of interview -- they discuss a row boat in the river; drowning of visitors on an excursion; traveling to New York to be on "What's My Line?"; seniority on the job; Tarzan; family members that worked at Silver Springs; music they learned from their parents; age and retirement; big boats on the river; drinking story and hunting story; different owners of Silver Springs; trip to Daytona Beach by horse and wagon.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-8
Item ID
C84-9
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Friday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 6)

240116
Date
1999-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Alderson served as emcee. Linda played autoharp, and Mark the guitar.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-6
Florida Folklife Program

Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 18)

240147
Date
1999-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. His performance began on C99-38.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-39
Florida Folklife Program

Sunday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 6)

240154
Date
1999-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Simple Gifts consisted of Ray Ballinger - guitar/hammered dulcimer; Shirley Ballinger - autoharp; Pete Scalzo - bass; Kin Hum - fiddle/hammered dulcimer; Jerry Carith - guitar.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-47
Florida Folklife Program

Sunday performances at the 2004 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 3)

241128
Date
05/30/2004
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD04-64
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Friday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 13)

241529
Date
05/23/2003
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD03-39
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Friday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 13)

241530
Date
05/23/2003
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD03-39
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Blues performer Moses Williams performing for students

238596
Date
1984
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). 45 minutes. Williams answers students' questions about his diddley bow and his life, little bit on folk medicine, string figures, homemade instruments.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V84-33
Florida Folklife Program

Interview with and music performance by blues musician Moses Williams

238916
Date
1980-03-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a yakedy board.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-15
Florida Folklife Program

Interview with Larry Hinman and Wilford Masters on Minorcan maritime traditions

238244
Date
1983-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at the Minorcan Folklife Area at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival. Hinman, a crab trap maker and fisher, and Masters, a cast net maker and service manager at a John Deere plant, discuss Minorcan maritime traditions. Hinman talks about crab tongs; telling the difference between male and female crabs; trap designs, like funnel traps; and inadvertently catching octopus, Sailor's Choice, catfish, and paper cups. Masters discusses the parts of cast nets, demonstrates how to cast a net, his strangest catches; and other topics.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-41
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Interview with fisher Willie Bradshaw

234926
Date
1985-02-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Bradshaw in his home. He discusses netmaking, fishing the St. Johns River, water hyacinth, changes to the river, learning to fish, growing up along the river, seining, hoop nets, catfishing, effects of weather on fishing, sport fishing, regualtion of commercial fishing, and catlining. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Interview with Maybelle (Stokes) Parker

234947
Date
1985-02-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Mrs. Maybelle Stokes Parker, a former fish house owner on the St. Johns River. She discusses the effects of sport fishing on the commercial fish trade; fishing regulations; water hyacinths; Depression-era life; her husband's early work in timber; seining; catfishing; and running a fishhouse. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

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