Folk medicine practitioner Jessie Newsome

234779
Date
1984-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides. Images of Newsome with children and with herbs. She heals and makes cures using herbs and native plants.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-814 - S85-817

Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: migrant worker Mario Pozos demonstrating herbal medicine

235136
Date
1986-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six color slides. Images of Pozos demonstrating herbal medicine. She used many of the herbs for medicinal purposes. She lived in the Dade Labor Camp. The Metro-Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and ...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-4925 - S86-4929

Sadie Bell Cooper teaching North Florida traditions at Melrose Park Elementary School

236110
Date
1982-02-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixteen color slides. Cooper spoke to a class about making brooms, herbs for medicines, and told stories. A former blues performer, she stopped singing blues songs in the 1920s, and performed only religious songs from then on. The Folk Arts in Schools Project in Columbia and Hamilton County was a j...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-1172 - S82-1187

Herbs gathered by Susie Billie and Agnes Cypress

235702
Date
1985-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty-two color slides. Cypress was an apprentice to Billie in order to learn Seminole herbal healing. 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 a...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-1295 through S86-1316

Susie Billie and apprentice Agnes Cypress gathering herbs

235735
Date
1985-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with ten images (plus 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. Appre...
Type
Still Image

Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 11)

239786
Date
1996-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Maude Scott continues from C96-128. Frank Martinez, conguero, discusses the conga and Latin folklife. He gives background and teaches strokes for conga drumming. He gives a teaching demonstration using a rumba rhythm. He also talks about the construction of congas.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-129

Recording of Agnes Cypress and Susie Billie identifying medicinal herbs

235658
Date
1985-03-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recording of Billie and Cypress identifying medicinal herbs and discussing their uses. For images of the identifications, see S 1577, v. 31. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artis...
Type
Sound

Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 10)

239785
Date
1996-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Cantor Joel Fox continues from C96-127 and gives a Hebrew lesson. A cantor (Latin for "singer") is often called a hazzan in the Jewish church. This person leads the synagogue in singing. Fox was from Dallas, Texas. As a teen, his family moved to Israel. While the...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-128

Interview with herbalist LaVerne Zipperer

238490
Date
1983-11-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Side A Ms. Zipperer talks about her early childhood and things she learned; speaks of her children and two husbands; talks about getting 5 adopted children and 16 foster children for a total of 32 children; making a living to support the family by farming and public work; family...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-60

Recording of Agnes Cypress and Susie Billie identifying medicinal herbs

235659
Date
1985-03-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recording of Billie and Cypress identifying medicinal herbs and discussing their uses. For images of the identifications, see S 1577, v. 31. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artist...
Type
Sound

Interview with Seminole healer Susie Billie

235657
Date
1985-01-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Billie (through Jeanette Cypress) discusses Seminole healing practices, including gathering herbs, preparing cures, gender and medicine, physical and spritutal healing, payment methods, medicine songs, and gathering herbs. She also discusses Seminole naming practices and clans. B...
Type
Sound

Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)

239901
Date
1997-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Dr. Maude Scott, with a Ph.D in herbal study from Alabama, is interviewed by Bob Stone. She discusses her background as well as herbs and how they are good for various aspects of one's health. Her focus seems to be on homeopathic remedies. She also talks about her ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-71

Susie Billie teaching Agness Cypress Seminole herbal healing

235656
Date
1984-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six proof sheets with 221 black and white images (plus negatives). Billie and Cypress were participants in the second year of the apprenticeship program. Images are of the gathering of herbs and plants, forests around the reservation, and preparing medicine. For images, see S 1577, v. 31. Also incl...
Type
Still Image

Saturday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 4)

239958
Date
1997-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Mortham was Secretary of State. She presented the 1997 Florida Folk heritage Awards to Rudd (cypress furniture maker), Epstein Brothers (Klezmer musicians), Scott (herbal healer), and McBride (blues pianist).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D97-17

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