Jackson County Library Program: Agriculture

238295
Date
1983-07-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recording of a program for the Jackson County Library on family agriculture and turpentining for the "Pursuits and Pastimes" series. The program, led by Doris Dyen, consists of discussions on basketry; growing herbs and spices; hunting for snakes; folk games; and cul...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-123
Item ID
C83-124

Folklife Subject: Works Progress Administration

274025
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Type
interactive resource

Folklife People: Zora Neale Hurston

274009
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Zora Neale Hurston was an African-American novelist whose rich literary work has inspired generations of readers. Despite her reputation as a writer, there exists another side to Hurston's career. In 1938 and 1939, during the Great Depression, Hurston worked as a folklorist and contributor to the Fl...
Type
interactive resource

Folklife People: Washboard Bill Cooke

274005
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
William "Washboard Bill" Cooke was born in Dupont, Florida, on July 4, 1905. He was known as a percussionist, as well as a captivating storyteller rooted in the minstrel tradition. During Cooke's childhood, his mother operated a juke joint in Dupont. The young Cooke would secretly stay up past his b...
Type
interactive resource

Interview with Ida Sessions

238286
Date
1983-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Sessions, a quilter, was born in Winston County, Alabama, and was eighty-two years old at the time of the interview. In the interview, she discusses coming to Winter Garden, Florida, in the 1920s; learning to quilt from her mother; the tools and methods used in quilting; and qu...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-106

Forest Oakes demonstrating broom making at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110591
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4701

Forest Oakes demonstrating broom making at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110592
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4702

Storytellers at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Tent) (Saturday)

239843
Date
1997-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
14 audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:00am and 5pm at the Storytelling Tent. (The Storytelling Auditorium area, which featured some of the same storytellers, was not recorded.) Bruce served as the emcee. Several of the storytellers also sang songs.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-112
Item ID
C97-113
Item ID
C97-114
Item ID
C97-115
Item ID
C97-116
Item ID
C97-117
Item ID
C97-118
Item ID
C97-119
Item ID
C97-120
Item ID
C97-121
Item ID
C97-122
Item ID
C97-123
Item ID
C97-124
Item ID
C97-125

Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)

239904
Date
1997-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Sax Kari (a.k.a. "Candied Yams") is interviewed by Brent Tozzer. He discusses his childhood in New Orleans and the blues and jazz influences on his life (such as Benny Goodman and Charlie Christian). He speaks about learning music (specifically piano from ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-74

Interview with sugar cane farmer Ruth Wedgworth

236915
Date
1987-10-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. 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 ...
Type
Sound

Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

238864
Date
1981-11-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reels. A second interview with singer and pianist Ida Goodson (the first can be found on T82-1 through T82-4). Born and raised in Pensacola, she toured and recorded with various blues and jazz bands in the late 1920s and 1930s, and later worked for a lumber company for 35 years, while ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-12
Item ID
T82-13
Item ID
T82-14

Interview with Fred Williams

238285
Date
1983-04-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. C83-104: Williams, born in Sneads, Florida, in 1923, discusses being raised in a rural farming family in Jackson County, Florida; joining the Army and using his disabled veterans' pension to start his own farm; the character of his family; life during the "Hoover Days" of the De...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-104
Item ID
C83-105

Interview with fiddle player Richard Seaman

235323
Date
1988-08-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Seaman, an old-time fiddle player who grew up in Kissimmee, playing at square dances. He moved to Jacksonville in 1922, and spent his life working for the railroads. He discusses learning how to play the fiddle; playing for square dances; earning a living through music in the De...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 6

Interview with Lloyd Earl McMullian, Sr.

238284
Date
1983-04-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. C83-102: Macmillan discussed how Two Egg, Florida, and Paramour, Florida, were named; his birth in Grand Ridge, Florida, in 1910; his and his father's work in turpentining; getting into the farming business after the turpentining industry's decline; farming with mules and, late...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-102
Item ID
C83-103

Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

238863
Date
1981-11-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four reel to reels. Interview with singer and pianist Ida Goodson. Born and raised in Pensacola, she toured and recorded with various blues and jazz bands in the late 1920s and 1930s, and later worked for a lumber company for 35 years, while still playing the nightclubs. She converted to Christianit...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-4
Item ID
T82-3
Item ID
T82-1
Item ID
T82-2

Interview with shrimpers Robert Lannon and Jean Vangoidstnoven (aka Capt. Van)

238896
Date
1984-07-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Robert Lannon discusses the Fernandina shrimping industry in its early days (1930s?); differences between prices for shrimp then and now; shrimp becoming more of a commercial product for export to other cities in the US such as New York and the importance of Italian (Italian-Am...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C86-148

Washboard Bill Cooke story: A Hobo's Birthday

236883
Date
1988-01-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Cooke telling a story of travelling on trains on his birthday during the Great Depression. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and...
Type
Sound

Interview with cypress furniture maker Robert James Rudd

236656
Date
1986-09-14
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. A former construction worker who was born in Boynton Beach, Rudd built wicker furniture from cypress. Originally the cypress was local, but as development increased, he began acquiring the wood areas north of him. Few power tools were used to make the furniture. In the interv...
Type
Sound

Interview with Donnie Gader

238519
Date
1984-10-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four audio cassettes. C84-118: Audio is quiet on interviewer at the start. Donnie Gader recollects songs from her childhood and how she learned them, including: "Rosewood Casket"; "Lilac Trees"; "I'm a Little Curly Head" (rhyme); lullabyes; "The Shoemakers"; ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-118
Item ID
C84-119
Item ID
C84-120
Item ID
C84-121

Storytellers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Auditorium) (Saturday)

239562
Date
1994-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:00am and 2pm at the Storytelling Auditorium. The coordinator was Peggy Smith. (The Storytelling Tent area, coordinated by Nancy Case, and featuring some of the same storytellers, was not recorded.) Larkin, of Atlanta, spoke twice; the firs...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C94-34
Item ID
C94-35
Item ID
C94-36
Item ID
C94-37
Item ID
C94-38
Item ID
C94-39

Storytellers at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Tent) (Sunday)

239844
Date
1997-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
15 audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:00am and 5pm at the Storytelling Tent. (The Storytelling Auditorium area, which featured some of the same storytellers, was not recorded.) Newsom, Moye, and Henricks served as the emcees. Several of the storytellers also sang songs.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-126
Item ID
C97-127
Item ID
C97-128
Item ID
C97-129
Item ID
C97-130
Item ID
C97-131
Item ID
C97-132
Item ID
C97-133
Item ID
C97-134
Item ID
C97-135
Item ID
C97-136
Item ID
C97-137
Item ID
C97-138
Item ID
C97-139
Item ID
C97-140

Recording of the In the Nick of Time Conference on Florida Folklife and the WPA

239145
Date
1989-02-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
"Eleven audio cassettes. Recording of a conference regarding the value of the WPA (and the Florida Writer's Project) to Florida Folklife. The fieldwork conducted by the WPA from 1935 through 1943 can be found at the Library of Congress, as well as duplicates in S 1576. (Use this database to locate t...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C89-1
Item ID
C89-2
Item ID
C89-3
Item ID
C89-4
Item ID
C89-5
Item ID
C89-6
Item ID
C89-7
Item ID
C89-8
Item ID
C89-9
Item ID
C89-10
Item ID
C89-11

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