Origin of the Cracker program

241482
Date
04/29/1961
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00273
Rodeo performers

Whip cracker Curly Dekle at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival

236057
Date
1990-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Ten color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S92-972 - S92-981
Rodeo performers

Rodeo Workshop at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)

238452
Date
1984-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. The participants discuss the pros and cons of rodeo; 1937 rodeo in Perry, Florida; cowpony training (cutting horse, roping horse); All Florida Rodeo in Arcadia, Florida; Tampa Rodeo.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-18
Women rodeo performers

Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

237703
Date
05/22/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-5
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Friday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 3)

241932
Date
05/29/1999
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D99-25
Rodeo performers

Friday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshops) (Tape 7)

240579
Date
05/26/1995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
FLN-7
Rodeo performers

Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 2 of 15)

240880
Date
05/25/1984 - 05/27/1984
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V84-2
Rodeo performers

Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 3 of 15)

240881
Date
05/25/1984 - 05/27/1984
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V84-3
Rodeo performers

Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 4 of 15)

240882
Date
05/25/1984 - 05/27/1984
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V84-4
Rodeo performers

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 8)

239727
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-68
Rodeo performers

Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 12)

239746
Date
1996-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-89
Rodeo performers

Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 15)

239927
Date
1997-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recording. Curly Dekle, cow whip maker, is interviewed by Bob Jones. He discusses whip-making, the rodeo, rodeo clowns and his whip routine.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-100
Rodeo performers

Friday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 6)

240175
Date
1999-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Folklorist Stuemple interviews Woodward and Morgan (both from Tallahassee) about the histories rodeo events such as team roping, bronco riding and steer wrestling. They also demonstrate team roping.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-68
Rodeo performers

Rodeo Workshop at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)

238464
Date
1984-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. The participants discuss the pros and cons of rodeo; topics covered include early Florida rodeos; rodeo stock; cruelty to animals; cowboy associations; they also discuss legendary cowboys and Florida cowboy history. On C84-32, the speed is too fast.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-31
Item ID
C84-32
Item ID
C84-33
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Rodeo clown Chad Johnson in Chiefland, Florida.

254248
Date
200-?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS060843
Rodeo performers

Saturday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshops) (Tapes 6)

240587
Date
05/27/1995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
FLN-16
Rodeo performers

Whip cracker Curly Dekle at the Florida Folk Festival

236176
Date
1950
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Located in envelope #2. Performing cow whip tricks onstage with a young boy.
Type
Still Image
Rodeo performers

Danny Coflin performing rope tricks at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival

234646
Date
1970-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Nine black and white prints. Images of Coflin performing various ropetricks and cracking whips. Includes an image of Coflin with festival director Thelma Boltin.
Type
Still Image
Rodeo performers

Ranching demonstration area at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

234748
Date
1984-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixteen color slides. 516 - 517, 521: rodeo clown; 518-519, 523-526: rodeo demonstration; 520, 522: Curly Dekle watching; 527-531: Cow Belles -- oral presentation (narrative stage) of women's role in ranching.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-516 - S85-531
Rodeo performers

Friday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 2)

241931
Date
05/29/1999
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D99-24
Rodeo performing

Friday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 1)

240104
Date
1999-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D99-23
Rodeo performers

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

239891
Date
1997-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Curly Dekle describes cow whips and tells stories. Sallie Jones discusses quilting and her life experience growing up the daughter of farmers in the Suwannee River area.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-61
Rodeo performers

The Macclenny Rodeo

235663
Date
1984-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two proof sheets with 72 black and white images (plus negatives). Images of the Macclenny rodeo, including Dekle emceeing the proceedings. Created as fieldwork for both the apprenticehsip program and the Florida Folk Festival. 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. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year until 2003.
Type
Still Image
Rodeo performers

Krist King showing cattle whip techniques

235664
Date
1984
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with twenty black and white images (plus negatives). Created as fieldwork for both the apprenticeship program and the Florida Folk Festival. 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. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Type
Still Image
Rodeo performers

Scenes of the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Video 6)

238831
Date
1987-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video recording. Video is poor in spots. J.P. "Curly" Dekle and Macclenny (whip making and demo), Lu Gurley (Ukrainian egg decorating), sewing, Mary Mourey (pine needle baskets), Ruth Hogan (Creek Indian sash weaving).
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V87-6
Rodeo performers

Friday performances at the 2001 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 2)

240365
Date
2001-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Salavitich played the gusle, a bowed, stringed instrument.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D01-24
Rodeo performers

Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)

239709
Date
1996-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Kerchmar served as emcee. Curly Dekle describes cow-whip making, the origins of cow whips and how to make them. Liliane Louis, Haitian storyteller, describes the tradition of family and calling listeners. She also tells a story: Moon in the Sky. Her talk continues on C96-49.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-48
Rodeo performers

Saturday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)

240056
Date
1998-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D98-30
Rodeo performers

Sunday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 2)

240109
Date
1999-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D99-30
Rodeo performers

Friday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 8)

240176
Date
1999-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Note: Index sheet indicates that construction and a tug-of-war game near the tent might interfere with sound on tape. Folklorist Stuemple emceed the discussion. Liliane Louis continues discussing Haitian games and stories. She reads a story on the history of love from her book When Night Falls (a book of stories about her father). She also plays frog games with children from the audience. J.P. "Curly" Dekle, in his 44th year at the Florida Folk Festival, tells a story about three bears and gives his personal history. He covers such things as wagon greasing as a unit of distance and time and the family mill. He also discusses whipmaking and the use of a whip in heading cattle, the use of cowdogs on the open range and the origin of the Texas longhorn.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-70
Rodeo performers

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