Dale Olsen serves as emcee. Mormino speaks on aspects of the Works Progress Administration's (WPA) relating to African-Americans. He specifically discusses Stetson Kennedy; the Ex-Slave Club of Miami; WPA bill of 1935; Florida's part in the project; African-American writing unit; Sterling Brown; sla...
One video recording. (3/4" tape; 26 minutes) An untitled episode of the WINK-produced show, Florida Yesterday. (May be the first show). Features Frog on a boat, telling family stories of growing in South Georgia and Florida. See V86-58 for the unedited raw footage.
One video cassette. (3/4" tape; 47 minutes) Raw footage featuring Frog Smith sitting in a chair near a canal, discussing his family history. Displays one of his paintings, depicting the railroad in Levy County from 1911.
One video cassette. (3/4" tape; 45 minutes) Smith tells stories about Henry Ford and Thomas Edison while sitting at the Ford residence. Among the corwd listening to Smith were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davis (owners of the Ford home at the time), stories about Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, descripti...
One video cassette. (3/4" tape; 62 minutes) Unedited footage of an untitled episode of the WINK-produced show, Florida Yesterday. (May be the first show). Features Frog on a boat, telling family stories of growing in South Georgia and Florida. (For finished version, sans credits, see FV-30.)
One audio cassette tape. Stuemple served as emcee. Olushegun Williams discusses his background (Washington, DC and Atlanta) as well as African traditions in storytelling. He tells stories: "Talking Drum (Gon-Gon)" and "Word That the Devil Made Up". He discusses African instrum...
One audio cassette tape. Frank Oblak (introduced by Tina Bucuvalas) discusses fly fishing folklife including the history of fly fishing and the evolution of line and flies. He also showed rods and flies he had made, tied a bimini fly and gave a demonstration of casting.
One audio cassette tape. Curly Dekle discusses rodeos, cattle ranges, and care of cattle including rounding up cattle and cattle-dipping, early rodeos and changes in rodeo. He also discusses his family history and the history of Florida Crackers.
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.
One audio cassette tape. Kazuko Law (interviewed by Diana Godwin) discusses the customs of Japanese dance. She demonstrates how males and females do dance steps and the movements of the fan. She talks about the importance of imagination in Japanese dance. She discusses men's role in dance in Kab...
One audio cassette tape. Joanna Marsh, storyteller (introduced by Brent Tozzer and with interpreter, Diane Delage) discusses her personal experiences including attending folk festivals as a child with her grandfather and losing her hearing at the age of 21.
One audio cassette tape. Lilian Arce and her daughter (introduced by Brent Tozzer and Laurie Sommers), who teach traditions and dance in West Palm Beach, discuss Chilean and Hispanic dance as well as holiday celebrations and the history of Chile.
One audio cassette tape. Omialadora Ajamu (introduced by Brent Tozzer) talks of her experiences in Archer and of an annual festival honoring African culture. She also discusses African beliefs in the supernatural and the importance of cowry shells as money and in spiritual life.
One audio cassette tape. Stuemple served as emcee. Emilia Fernandez discusses growing up in Oriente, Cuba; immigrating to Miami and founding her Comparsa dancing group. She was a Florida Folk Heritage Award Winner in 1996.
One audio cassette tape. Stuemple served as emcee. Jose Silva discusses toro huaco dancing from Nicaragua. He describes the costumes, discusses the formation of his dance troupe and the venues in which they perform (especially the festival of St. Sebastian). He talks about the difference in perfo...
One audio cassette tape. Tozzer served as emcee. Curly Dekle discusses his background in rodeo and Florida cattle raising. He tells what the cow whip is used for and gives demonstration at the end. He also talks about current rodeo.
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