Florida Home: Everyday Treasure

240487
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
29-31

Medicine show performer Bunny Bartok interview

239026
Date
1981-10-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Bartok's father and grandfather were traveling medicine pitchmen. She described traveling medicine shows; types of pitches and performances in medicine; wintering in Florida; her family history including their emigration from Hungary. Some material from the interview was used for the public radio pr...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-85a
Item ID
C81-84
Item ID
C81-83
Item ID
C81-82
Item ID
C81-81

Florida Home: The Music You Have Inside

240486
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
27-28

Florida Home: Sauna and Sisu

238861
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. (Duplicate located in S 1576, box 37, tape 26.) Part four of a six-part radio series produced by the Florida Folklife Program and WJCT-FM (Jacksonville) that explored traditional arts and culture in Florida. This episode dealt with Finnish American communities.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C85-17

Florida Home: Showtown USA

238858
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. (Duplicates located in S 1576, box 37, tapes 22 & 23.) Part two of a six-part radio series produced by the Florida Folklife Program and WJCT-FM (Jacksonville) that explored traditional arts and culture in Florida. This episode dealt with circuses and other traveling shows.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C85-14

Florida Home: Humorists and Health Evangelists

238859
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette (Duplicate located in S 1576, box 37, tape 21.) Part one of a six-part radio series produced by the Florida Folklife Program and WJCT-FM (Jacksonville) that explored traditional arts and culture in Florida. This episode dealt with medicine shows.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C85-15

Florida Home: I Started With the Blues

238860
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. (Duplicates located in S 1576, box 37, tapes 24 & 25.) Part three of a six-part radio series produced by the Florida Folklife Program and WJCT-FM (Jacksonville) that explored traditional arts and culture in Florida. This episode dealt with minstrel shows and the blues.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C85-16

Florida Home radio series: Humorists and Health Evangelists (Pre-master copy)

238274
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. A documentary program for a radio program entitled "Humorists and Health Evangelists" for the radio series "Florida Home." Includes interviews with and performances by ventriloquists, pitchmen, and performers for medicine shows and other travelling shows, i...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-85

Florida Home radio series: Showtown USA (Pre-master copy)

238275
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four audio cassettes. AA "pre-master copy" recorded for the radio show documentary series. Includes excerpts of interviews with travelling show performers including Joe McKennon, Ward Hall, Bill Rogers, Mary McClain, and Eric Addams.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-86
Item ID
C83-87
Item ID
C83-88
Item ID
C83-89

Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

239027
Date
1981-10-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Copied onto reel-to-reels T81-115, T81-116, and T81-117. Some material from the interview was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the radio programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-88
Item ID
C81-87
Item ID
C81-86

Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae Noell

239025
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eight reel to reels. Some material from the interviews was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copied onto C81-73, C81-74, C81-75, C81-76, C81-77, C81-78, C81-79 & C81-80.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-102
Item ID
T81-103
Item ID
T81-104
Item ID
T81-105
Item ID
T81-106
Item ID
T81-107
Item ID
T81-108
Item ID
T81-109

Interview with circus performer Bill Rodgers

238883
Date
1982-01-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Rodgers discusses his life in the circus. Topics include clowns; training for the circus; traveling; ring masters; and training birds. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-27 & C83-28. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the programs ca...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-37
Item ID
T82-36

Performance of an old-time medicine show

238884
Date
1982-01-31
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four reel to reels. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-29, C83-30, C83-31, and C83-32. Some material from the performance was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copy of the programs can be found on C85-14.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-41
Item ID
T82-40
Item ID
T82-39
Item ID
T82-38

Interview with circus worker Ward Hall

238869
Date
1982-01-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Also copied on C95-46, as well as C83-16) Ward, a carnival pitchman, and circus worker, discusses his career. Topics include pitching; carnivals; circuses; selling techniques; and performing in circuses. The material was featured in two episodes for the public radio program, Flor...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-25

Interview with circus performer Erik Adams

238882
Date
1982-01-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Adams was an animal trainer and circus performer. In the interview, he discusses training dogs and chimpanzees; the differences between carnivals and circuses; types of circus performers; and life in the traveling circus. Copied onto audiocassette C83-26. Material used for the pub...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-35

Interview with Joe McKennon

238870
Date
1982-01-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven reel to reels. McKennon, a life-long circus worker, discusses his career. Topics include leaving Texas for the circus as teen; types of shows; circus traveling and transportation; tents used; differences between carnivals and circuses; history of John Ringling; the types of circuses in the 19...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-29
Item ID
T82-30
Item ID
T82-31
Item ID
T82-32
Item ID
T82-28
Item ID
T82-27
Item ID
T82-26

Interview with performer Wayne Murray

238868
Date
1982-01-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
<p>Three reel to reels. Murray, an actor, carnival pitchman, and comic, discusses his career. Topics include jokes; Yiddish theater; acting; medicine shows; traveling theaters; comedians; pitching at carnivals and fairs; performing on the radio; moving to Florida in 1969; the differences between vau...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-24
Item ID
T82-23
Item ID
T82-22

Interview with blues singer Mary McClain

238881
Date
1982-08-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradento...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-33
Item ID
T82-34

Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

239135
Date
1981-11-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
T81-120: Miller discusses different types of handbills, fliers, and posters and talks about the techniques required to post them. He also discusses performing his shows during the World War Two era and relates how communists and others gave him trouble; tells a story about Rough and Ready, a town i...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-94*
Item ID
C81-92*
Item ID
C81-93*
Item ID
C81-91*
Item ID
T81-123
Item ID
T81-122
Item ID
T81-121
Item ID
T81-120

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