Robert Osceola carving wood - White Springs, Florida

121092
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS82852
Osceola, Robert, 1919-1984.

Robert Osceola carving a knife

235203
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Five color slides. The images were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other with traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S83--833; S83-840; S83-842 - S83-844
Osceola, Robert, 1919-1984

Robert Osceola carving wood with axe in the Seminole Folklife Area at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival.

320893
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8244304
Folklife collection

Robert Osceola carving wood at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival in White Springs.

320906
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8244403
Folklife collection

Interview with Seminole basketmakers Alice and Robert Osceola

235225
Date
1981-11-19
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. The Osceolas discuss basket making - - including when and how they learned the craft; patterns and designs; the choice of colors and materials (usually pine needles and/or palmetto fronds); teaching the young; selling baskets; and the basketry process. The recordings were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other on traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-52
Osceola, Robert, 1919-1984

Seminole crafts at Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation

235204
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fifteen color slides. 850-851: Wooden spoon made by Robert Osceola; 852-856: Woman displaying basket and dolls; 859-861: three coil grass baskets; 862-864: The Hollywood Arts and Crafts Center. The images were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other with traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S83--833; S83-840; S83-842 - S83-844
Osceola, Robert, 1919-1984

WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

238034
Date
1940-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. This recording includes African American shrimpers tap dancing in Mayport, and residents of Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation singing. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) – after 1939, the Works Projects Administration – was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida’s FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art’s Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida’s WPA program by the Library of Congress’ Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, these disks often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. In 1986, the FFP staff made copies of many of these recordings onto reel to reels for inclusion to the Florida Folklife Archive. The originals are still housed with the Library of Congress.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-253a
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife/folklife

Narrow Your Results

Collection

Florida Folklife Collection
[X]
Florida Photographic Collection
[X]

Tip: Search terms are stemmed.

Example: constitution matches constitutional and constitutions.