- Florida Folklife Collection
- Two audio cassettes. Brown, a lifelong resident and retired stone crabber, wrote a book of his life in 1993 called Totch: A Life in the Everglades. He discusses trapping, selling, storing, cleaning, and cooking stone crabs, including when, where, and how to catch; making the wooden traps; financing his ventures; and other crabbers in the area. He also discusses fishing industry; cooking mullet; drug smuggling in the Everglades (marijuana); use of baits; family history; and local history. 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.