Interview with local historian George Lane

236625
Date
1987-03-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk arts project 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
Sound
Historian

Interview with DeSoto county historian Howard Melton

236628
Date
1987-01-19
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six audio cassettes. Melton was a De Soto County historian, was a contact for several folk artists in De Soto County for folklorist Steve Frangos. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk arts project 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
Sound
historian, was a contact

Former principal and local historian Spencer Pompey discussing Black History month

236871
Date
1988-02-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eleven color slides. Pompey, a native FLoridian from Live Oak, was a local historian and retired school principal. He was also invovled in local politics. 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 add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
Type
Still Image
historian and retired school

Former principal and local historian Spencer Pompey discussing Black History month

236872
Date
1988-02-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Pompey, a native FLoridian from Live Oak, was a local historian and retired school principal. He was also invovled in local politics. 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 add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
Type
Sound
historian and retired school

Former principal and local historian Spencer Pompey discussing Black History month

236873
Date
1987-02-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. Talking to students at SD Spady Elementary. Pompey, a native FLoridian from Live Oak, was a local historian and retired school principal. He was also invovled in local politics. 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 add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
Type
Sound
local historian and retired

Patsy West and James Billie discussing Seminole history

236427
Date
1987-11-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Very poor audio quality. Patsy West was a published historian of Seminoles, including 'The Enduring Seminoles' (1998). The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie Fant; and in February 1988 by Nancy Nusz. Using a 35mm camera and a Sony tape recorder, and funded through a NEA grant, the two fieldworkers spoke with over fifty informants in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, resulting in 20 participants chosen for a special SW Florida folklife area at the 36th Annual Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
Historian

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 15 February 1989

240952
Date
02/15/1989
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 9-10
Saltzman (historian), Debbie

Interview with postal worker and local historian Walter Morey

236902
Date
1986-08-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Discussion of South Florida history. 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 add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
Type
Sound
worker and local historian

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 20 September 1985

238899
Date
1985-09-20
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. Council Members present: Jeanette Cypress, Ronald C. Foreman, Jr., Mick Moloney (Vice-Chairman), Catherine Sugrue, Patricia Waterman; Council Members absent: William Green, (one vacancy); Florida Folklife Programs Staff: Ormond H. Loomis (Director), Iris C. Greene (Secretary), Barbara Beauchamp (Folklife Programs Administrator), Peggy Bulger (Folklife Programs Administrator), Merri Belland (Folklife Specialist), Eric Larsen (Folklife Specialist), Nancy Nusz (Historian), Blanton Owen (Historian), David Taylor (Historian); Visitors: Randall Kelley (Director, Division of Archives, History and Records Management), Ross Morrell (Assistant Director, Division of Archives, History and Records Management), Loretta Van Winkle (Tampa/Hillsborough Arts Council), Suzanne Nicola (Pine Castle Center of the Arts), Mary Jean Jones (Seminole Tribe of Florida). For minutes and details of the meeting, see the S 1579, box 1, folder: Indexes for C86-150 through C86-210. And copies of tapes (but not the minutes)for this meeting can also be found in S 1717. The Florida Folklife Council (FFC) was created by legislation in 1979 (79-322, SB 1203) within the Department of State to advise the Secretary of State on issues relating to folk arts and folk life as well as stimulate and encourage statewide public interest and participation in folk arts and folklore, sponsor conferences and workshops throughout the state, and make recommendations for the development of a statewide Florida Folk Arts program. The Florida Folklife Council consists of seven members appointed by the Secretary of State for four-year terms.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C86-152
Item ID
C86-153
Item ID
C86-154
), Nancy Nusz (Historian

Interview with Albert and Jessie DeVane

241407
Date
07/24/1958
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00056
Historian

Recording of the Maritime Project Meeting

235031
Date
1987-03-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four audio cassettes. Meeting between project participants and the project's advisory committee to review and revise the project's publication: Documenting Maritime Folklife: An Introductory Guide. In addition to a discussion of the Florida Maritime Project, the recordings provide insight into disciplinary debates over the validity of folklife. Includes discussion of amateur versus professional folklorists/researchers, the use of oral history, the project's aims and goals, the philosophy and politics behind folklife, and the conflicts between history, anthropology, and folklife. Participants include maritime historian, Fleetwood, historians Hickerson and Morris, archaeologist Miller, anthropologists Parades, Wickman, and Stewart, biologist Scott, folklorists Gilmore, Johnson, Taylor, Michael, and Loomis. An online copy of the publication can be found at: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/maritime/ Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. Also available on reel to reel (reels 6-7). The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.<br />
Type
Sound
Historian

Recording of the Maritime Project Meeting

235051
Date
1987-03-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four audio cassettes. Meeting between project participants and the project's advisory committee to review and revise the project's publication, Documenting Maritime Folklife: An Introductory Guide. In addition to a discussion of the Florida Maritime Project, the recordings provide insight into disciplinary debates over the nature of folklife. Includes discussion of amateur versus professional folklorists/researchers, the use of oral history, the project's aims and goals, the philosophy and politics behind folklife, and the conflicts between history, anthropology, and folklife. Participants include maritime historian, Fleetwood, historians Hickerson and Morris, archaeologist Miller, anthropologists Parades, Wickman, and Stewart, biologist Scott, folklorists Gilmore, Johnson, Taylor, Michael, and Loomis. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. Also available on reel to reel (reels 6-7). The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.
Type
Sound
Historian

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 9)

239728
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Lolly Ferro discusses Filipino culture, topography and history. He also discusses what brought many Filipinos to the United States and the close-knit nature of Filipino families. He talks about their traditions, Rondalla bands and answers questions on oral fairy tales.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-69
Historian

Bluegrass music and Cracker culture promoter Carl Allen receiving Florida Folk Heritage Award

234238
Date
1990-03-17
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with seven black and white images, plus negatives. Images of Carl Allen receiving the Folk Heritage Award, presented by the Florida Folklife Program. Born 13 February 1918, Allen was awarded for his efforts to preserve "Cracker" culture through his restaurant and his newspaper columns. He also promoted bluegrass music throughout Florida with his restaurant, Allen's Historical Cafe, which featured live bluegrass music. 1-4: Rep. Fred Lewis, Carl Allen, and K. Monahan; 5: Rep. Fred Jones, Carl Allen, and Troy Green; 6-7: Carl Allen.
Type
Still Image
Historian

Interview with Stephen Foster expert and curator Fletcher Hodges (1959)

241411
Date
10/05/1959
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00061
Historian

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 24 February 1987

239033
Date
1987-02-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. Council Members present: Patricia Waterman (Chair), Ronald C. Foreman, Jr., Mick Moloney, Catherine Sugrue; Council Members absent: Beverly Carter, Jeanette Cypress, Bill Green; Florida Folklife Programs Staff: Ormond H. Loomis (Chief), Iris Greene (Secretary), Barbara Beauchamp (Arts Administrator), David Taylor (Arts Administrator), Nancy Nusz (Historian), Nancy Michael (Folklife Specialist), Peter Roller (Historian), Merri Belland (Folklife Specialist); Visitors: Bill Fenton (Fenton Associates), Darrell Krause (Dept. of Natural Resources), George Percy (Director, Division of Historical Resources). For minutes and details of the meeting, see the S 1579, box 1, folder: Indexes for C87-1 through C87-24. And copies of tapes (but not the minutes)for this meeting can also be found in S 1717, box 2. The Florida Folklife Council (FFC) was created by legislation in 1979 (79-322, SB 1203) within the Department of State to advise the Secretary of State on issues relating to folk arts and folk life as well as stimulate and encourage statewide public interest and participation in folk arts and folklore, sponsor conferences and workshops throughout the state, and make recommendations for the development of a statewide Florida Folk Arts program. The Florida Folklife Council consists of seven members appointed by the Secretary of State for four-year terms.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C87-10
Item ID
C87-11
Item ID
C87-12
), Nancy Nusz (Historian), Nancy

Interview with Stephen Foster expert and curator Fletcher Hodges (1961)

241412
Date
09/26/1961
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00092
Historian

Images of the Florida Folk Arts Conference

234134
Date
1978-01-14
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
57 black and white prints. Images are from a folklife conference held at White Springs January 14-15, 1978. Hosted by the Florida Folklife Program at the Stephen Foster Center (SFC), the conference included folklorists and historians from the Library of Congress (LOC), Smithsonian Institute (SI), University of Florida, as well as throughout Florida and the South. The archives also houses a video of the conference -- V-192. Images include Thelma Boltin (P78-193,194,196,197,199, 224); Tom Norman, director of the Division of Cultural Affairs (P78-181); Sally Yerkovich of the NEA, Georganne Fletcher, and Alan Jabbour, director of the American Folklife Center (P78-184); Charles Bron (P78-185); P178-186, 190, 232 Foxfire books author George Reynolds (P78-186, 190, 232); Yerkovich, Fletcher (P78-191); Fletcher, Jabour, Syd Blackman of Tifton, Georgia's Art Exposition (P78-192); Trustee Mrs. Sanders of the Stephen Foster Center (P78-195); Tim Lewis and Bob Williams (P78-198); ethnomusicologist Dale Olsen (P78-200, 226); Boltin and John Herrman (P78-201); Yerkovich and Blackman (P78-203); Ted Grame and Jabour (P78-204); Ralph Rinzler of the SI and Ralph Boggs (P78-206); Jaboru and Fletcher (P78-207); Blackman (P78-208, 233); Olsen (P78-209-210); Samuel Proctor, UF history professor, and Yerkovich (P78-201); Norman (P78-213); Boggs and Morris (P78-214); Boggs (P78-215-234); FFP director Peggy Bulger (P78-216, 233); Boggs and Morris (P78-217-218); Jabour (P78-219); Charles Hall of Agrirama (P78-220); Morris (P78-221); Dr. William Ferris of Yale's Center of Southern Folklife (P78-222); Fletcher (P78-225); Pat Waterman from the University of South Florida (P78-227); Seminole Indian oral historian R. Thomas King (P78-228); Yerkovich (P78-229); Proctor (P78-230); Rinzler (P78-231); and the White Springs Quilt made by Nancy Morgan (P78-235-237).
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P78-181 - P78-237
Historian

Portrait of Somerled MacMillan at the Stephen Foster Memorial Center - White Springs, Florida

115106
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FN0114
Historians

Somerled MacMillan examining Janko piano at the Stephen Foster Memorial Center - White Springs, Florida

115107
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FN0115
, Scotland. Bard & Historian

Friday evening performances at the 1968 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239250
Date
1968-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Straley was the 1968 Jeannie With Light Brown Hair beauty pageant winner. Jahoda was a writer-historian who just published The Other Florida. Thomas was from Delray Beach. Grant was from Holmes Beach. Lemon was a guitarist who played in the Chet Atkins-style from Conn.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-184
writer-historian who just

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 4-5 January 1994

240971
Date
01/04/1994 - 01/05/1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 97-104
Higgs (historian

Interview with Ukrainian historians John Kohut and Professor Tahasky

239028
Date
1985-03-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. C87-3: John Kohut discusses the history of Ukraine and the division of modern Ukraine; differences between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches; Soviet effect on traditional cultures; Ukrainian immigration to the United States and Canada; Taras Shevchenko, national hero; Ukrainian traditions; his family history and their immigration to the U.S. in the 1800s; differences between Russians and Ukrainians; differences between American and Ukrainian eggs. Mr. Tahaksy joins Mr. Kohut for a discussion on religious history; Soviet deportation of priests and oppression of Catholics; hierarchy of Ukrainian Catholic Church; Ukrainian organizations and means of communication. C87-4: John Kohut discusses other Ukrainian organizations in North America; church hall as community meeting place; writings of Ukrainian dissidents; Ukrainian immigration to the U.S. in the 1920s; national hero Shevchenko writing songs that the church performs; national holidays and customs; location of Ukrainians throughout United States.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C87-3
Item ID
C87-4
historians John Kohut

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 14 October 1988

240951
Date
10/14/1988
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 6-8
), Riki Saltzman (historian

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 10 October 1989

240954
Date
10/10/1989
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 13-14
Fant (historian); Visitors

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 5 December 1989

240955
Date
12/05/1989
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 15-16
), Debbie Fant (historian

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 22 February 1990

240956
Date
02/22/1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 17-21
(historian); Visitors: George

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 12-13 June 1990

240957
Date
06/12/1990 - 06/13/1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 22-27
(historian); Visitors: George

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 15 October 1990

240958
Date
10/15/1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 28-29
), Debbie Fant (historian

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 11-12 December 1990

240959
Date
12/11/1990 - 12/12/1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 30-36
(historian). For minutes

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