Walking cane making workshop led by Bobby Johns

234480
Date
1991-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-six color slides. Images of a walking cane- making workshop led by Creek American artist and carver Bobby Johns (in cowboy hat in photos.)
Type
Still Image
Creek American

Basketmaker Connie Palmer at her home

236241
Date
1989-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides.
Type
Still Image
Creek American

Creek Indian ceremonial drum

234395
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-354
Creek American

Creek pine needle baskets

235484
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-seven color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-1840 - S82-1876
Creek American

Canes by Bobby Johns

236444
Date
1991-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides. Johns won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1992.
Type
Still Image
Creek American

Joseph and Letha McGee dressed in Creek dress

235479
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eleven color slides. The McGee family, including images of Creek baskets and clothing.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-1777; S82-1887 - S82-1896
Creek American

Creek sashes and pine needle crafts

235485
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-1878 - S82-1882; S82-1885 - S82-1886
Creek American

Various Phillipine dancers at the Florida Folk Festival

234602
Date
1957-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eighteen photographic prints.
Type
Still Image
Creek American

Thelma Boltin with Jimmy Driftwood and Fred Beaver

236181
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One color print. Located in envelope #3. From a gorup shot of seven people. two of the men are wearing 'Rockefeller for Governor' hats. Features Boltin, Driftwood, and Beaver. This image was originally part of a scrapbook kept by Boltin.
Type
Still Image
Creek American

Basket maker Myrtle McCoy

236524
Date
1987-07-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two color slides. McCoy uses thread to make her pine needle baskets. She lived in Marianna since 1929.
Type
Still Image
Creek American

Creek dancers at the Great Gulf Coast Arts festival

235377
Date
1981-01-19
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eighteen color slides. Images are of a Creek Indian dance demonstration, with traditional Creek Indian dress.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-40 - S 81-57
Creek American

Interview with Pearlie Gerturde Rolin

239121
Date
1980-08-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Born and raised near Atmore, Rolin was interviewed regarding Creek culture. She remembered little, but discussed a Georgia "powwow" she attended. She sang one song.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-86
Creek American

Pineneedle baskets by Connie Palmer

236542
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fifteen color slides. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
Type
Still Image
Creek American

Saturday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshops) (Tapes 5)

240586
Date
05/27/1995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
FLN-15
Creek American

Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 9, 10)

239923
Date
1997-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. Johns discusses his life story and talks about his family life as a boy and learning the trade. He also discussed his carved work and his hand-made tools.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-94
Item ID
C97-95
Creek American

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 3)

240305
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Henry Ohumukini continues from C00-64 discussing Hawaiian crafts and dance. Bobby Johns discusses Creek Indian woodcarving.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C00-65
Creek American

Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

240325
Date
2000-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Bobby and Mary Johns discuss Native American traditions. Mary focuses on Seminole life and patchwork used in making Seminole skirts. Bobby focuses on his life as a person of Muskogee/Scottish descent in the Georgian Okefenokee Swamp and woodcarving.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C00-85
Creek American

Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick playing the steel guitar in his home

236449
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Nine color prints. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He also invented and patented the four-necked steel guitar. (Steel guitars at the time were also called Hawaiian guitars.) He won the 1994 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
Type
Still Image
Creek American

Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick and daughter Juanealya with his billboard

236450
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two color prints. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He also invented and patented the four-necked steel guitar. (Steel guitars at the time were also called Hawaiian guitars.) He won the 1994 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
Type
Still Image
Creek American

Demo tape for Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick

236451
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Created for nomination for a Florida Folk Heritage Award. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He also invented and patented the four-necked steel guitar. (Steel guitars at the time were also called Hawaiian guitars.) He won the 1994 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
Type
Sound
Creek American

Creek Indian artist Fred Beaver

234601
Date
1958-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven photographic prints. Image of Fred Beaver in traditional Oklahoma Creek dress posing for photographs at the Florida Folk Festival. Beaver was a well-known painter whose ancestors were related to the Florida Seminoles. Also visible in one the images is Florida photographer Robert Leahey. Beaver often spoke at the festivals, where he also usually displayed his paintings. Included with the photographs are several pieces of correspondence between Beaver and the Festival directors.
Type
Still Image
Creek American

Mary Nell Bailey demonstrating Creek Indian pine needle baskets

235914
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four black and white prints. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Type
Still Image
Creek American

Carvers Bobby Johns and Randy Stewart

235960
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides; 6 negatives. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
Envelope 4
Creek American

1990 apprenticeship program master artists

235962
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven color slides. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
Envelope 6
Creek American

Don Grooms at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival

236478
Date
1988-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven black and white prints. Grooms, born in Waynesville, North Caroline to a Applachian/Cherokee family, was an associate professor of telecommunications at the University of Florida (1962-1993). He was also news director for WUFT-TV. He was better known, however, for his songwriting and folk festival performances. A part of the Florida Folk scene of the 1960s and 1970s, he regularly performed with McLean, Gamble Rogers, Paul Champion, and Jim Ballew. He died 30 January 1998.
Type
Still Image
Creek American

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: School Tape

238385
Date
1984-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording (24:21 minutes). A collection of several radio stories that was sent to Florida schools. Includes Fred Beaver talking about the Suwannee River; Story of Oh! Suzanna; Mark Moore; Story of Tioga Waltz (Foster's first song); Music by the Amigo Male Singers; Story of Josie Billie; Tininkling by David and Estrella Larioza; and tall tales by Lem Griffis. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
61-2-8
Creek American

Saturday morning performances at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239486
Date
1958-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1958 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-70
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Festival Highlights (1961)

238382
Date
1961
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. (28 minutes). A radio program that offered highlights form the 1961 Florida Folk Festival. Included are music performances by Moore, Psenka, Moon, Wacona School chorus, and the Amigo Male Singers (led by Levy). Also includes jokes by Okeefenokkee Swamp native Griffis, stories by Creek Indian Fred Beaver, Tininkling by the Lariozas, and a performance of I Dream of Jeanie by the carillon tower. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
61-2-4
Creek American

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