Champion Paper employees interview for the Forest Industries Project

259731
Date
1989-01-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Champion Paper employees M.J. Wiggins, R.L. Williams, and K.K. Kennedy. They discuss the details of their occupational duties and experiences in the workplace.
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 6

Florida Folklife Program Trip to Miami

233953
Date
1980-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two color prints with negatives. Images of employees of the Folklife Bureau in front of a plane en route to Miami. In P89-162, folklorist Peggy Bulger is third from right; in P80-163, she is second from right. Other employees are not identified.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P80-162, P80-163

The Gandy Dancers

236932
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two prints: one black and white, the other color. The dancers were: C. Wright, John Mealing, Charlie Vinson, Allen Jones, and Elder Brown. One image also features folklorist Beth Higgs. Gandy dancers were railroad workers who used call-and-response work songs to keep workers moving fast in laying t...
Type
Still Image

Clyde Beatty circus employees gathered for a group picture

115474
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82435K

Florida Folklife Archive

235793
Date
1978-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides. Images of the Folklife Archive vertical file and of Folklife receptionist Charlotte Perry. The program was located at the Stephen Foster Center in White Springs.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S78-798 - S78-799; S78-1179 - S78-1180

Net maker Billy Burbank and crew in Fernandina

235897
Date
1980-07-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fifty-three color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S80-448 - S80-524

Sunday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 5)

240531
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D93-42

The Coastal Lumber Company turning pine logs into lumber

236052
Date
1989-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirteen color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S92-874 - S92-887

Images of the 1989 Florida Folk Festival

236486
Date
1989-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty color slides. Imaegs of performances, craft demonstrations, forestry demonstrations, as well as the festival's employees and volunteers.
Type
Still Image

The Pasco County Fair

235774
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirteen color slides. Images of carnival games, barkers, commercial art associated with rides and shows, and Dr. Ed Flemming.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S78-589 - S78-598

The Gandy Dancers at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival

236922
Date
1993-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with eight black and white images (plus negatives). The dancers were: C. Wright, John Mealing, Charlie Vinson, Allen Jones, and Elder Brown. One image also features folklorist Beth Higgs. Gandy dancers were railroad workers who used call-and-response work songs to keep workers movin...
Type
Still Image

Oyster shuckers at D. W. Wilson Seafood Company

234996
Date
1986-11-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirteen color slides. To shuck an oyster means to remove the meat of the oyster from its shell. This was often done before the product was shipped to seafood dealers and restaurants. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the M...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S88-495 - S88-507

Folklorists at work and play at the Florida Folklife Archives

236242
Date
1989
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty color slides. Images of a party at the Stephen Foster Center, one-time headquarters of the Florida Folklife Program and Archives. Also images of Nusz and others at work with their fieldwork sldies and notes at the center.
Type
Still Image

Interview with railroader Tom Watson

235315
Date
1988-08-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Tom Watson, a railroad worker for over 30 years, worked for the Jacksonville terminal between 1950 and 1974. He then worked for Amtrak until 1988. In the interview, he discusses growing up in Jacksonville; the history of Florida rail lines and the railroad business; his career ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 8-9

Shrimping in Fernandina

235902
Date
1980-08-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
203 color slides. Images of shrimper David Cook and crew during a typical work day trawling for shrimp, from leaving the dock to processing the catch.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S80-620 - S80-875

Preparing railroad tracks for Gandy Dancers at 1993 Florida Folk Festival

236924
Date
1993-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty color slides. Gandy dancers were railroad workers who used call-and-response work songs to keep workers moving fast in laying track. Often called lining songs.
Type
Still Image

The Gandy Dancers at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival

236930
Date
1993-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video tape (also copied onto a SONY mini Video8). Features the Gandy Dancers demonstrating work songs used when laying rail track. Also features CSX workers preparing the tracks at the festival used in the demonstration.
Type
Moving Image

Oyster shuckers at D. W. Wilson Seafood Company

234997
Date
1986-11-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four contact sheets with 139 black and white images; plus negatives and logs. To shuck an oyster means to remove the meat of the oyster from its shell. This was often done before the product was shipped to seafood dealers and restaurants. Sheets in envelope 31 feature images of folklorists Hepburn,...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
Envelopes 29-32

Railroad worker Tom Watson

235319
Date
1988-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides. Images of Tom Watson, a railroad worker for over 30 years. Watson worked for the Jacksonville terminal between 1950 and 1974. He then worked for Amtrak until 1988. Taken after he was interviewed by folklorist Hansen. For a recording of his interview, see S 1618, box 4, tapes 8-9...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S91-185 - S91-188

Fishing lure manufacturing at Sam Griffin's shop

236279
Date
1992-03-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
12 color slides. Sam Griffin was the son of a commercial fisher on Lake Okeechobee, who then moved in 1948 to sportsfishing. Sam began making lures to support his father's business. His business had 12 full-time employees, all females, and make 300,000 lures a year. In 1992, the Palm Beach Communit...
Type
Still Image

Community Traditions Workshop participants

236188
Date
1995-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eleven color slides. Images of participants posing in front of the Stephen Foster Museum in White Springs. Participants included employees and volunteers from: Association to Preserve African American Society History (Orlando); Blacks Archives (FAMU); and the Black Historical Preservation Society (...
Type
Still Image

Merle Barfield with her quilts

236562
Date
1986-11-17
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eleven color slides. Myrle learned t quilt from her mother, who was the sole source of money for the family. While working at a fire tower, which did not allow employees to read, she resumed her sewing. In 1979, she began selling her quilts. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by fol...
Type
Still Image

Allen Jones interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

239382
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. Jones, a member of the Gandy Dancers from Birmingham, Ala., discusses his work on the railroads.
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-19

Elder Brown interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

239383
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. Brown, a member of the Gandy Dancers from Birmingham, Ala., discusses his work on the railroads. He gives his family background. The tape starts and stops many times.
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-20

The Gandy Dancers and other demonstrators at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival

234470
Date
1993-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-six color slides. Various performers at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival. Includes twenty slides of African American former railroad employees demonstrating their occupation, known as Gandy dancers. Gandy dancers were railroad workers who used call-and-response work songs to keep workers moving...
Type
Still Image

John Mealing interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

239385
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. On C93-22, Mealing, a member of the Gandy Dancers from Birmingham, Ala., talks about the Gospel Southernaires, a quartet he founded. On C93-23, Mealing explains the importance of religion and hard work in his life. Tape cuts off abruptly. ...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-22
Item ID
C93-23

Tropic Cuban Tile Company

236064
Date
1987-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixteen color slides. Images of the Tropic Cuban Tile Company, their tiles, truck, and employees. The company was owned by H. Borroto, a Cuban American who moved to Miami in 1949. At the time, his company, along with La Cubana, were the only Cuban floor tile companies left in Miami. These tiles wer...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S92-21 - S92-36

US Sugar Corporation commissary

236833
Date
1988-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fourteen color slides. Store for selling food and products to employees of US Sugar Corporation. 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 folklo...
Type
Still Image

Interior of Dodecanese Restaurant and Bakery - Tarpon Springs, Florida.

118829
Date
2003
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS03434

Jamroc Bakery employees slicing bread dough mixture - Belle Glade, Florida

109183
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3234

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