Interview with railroader Tom Watson

235315
Date
1988-08-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Tom Watson, a railroad worker for over 30 years, worked for the Jacksonville terminal between 1950 and 1974. He then worked for Amtrak until 1988. In the interview, he discusses growing up in Jacksonville; the history of Florida rail lines and the railroad business; his career ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 8-9

Saturday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 13)

241701
Date
05/27/2006
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD06-89

Interview with Stetson Kennedy

238740
Date
1981-09-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reel recordings. In the interview, Kennedy discusses Stanley Papio; the WPA and the Federal Writers Project; working with anthropologist/writer Zora Neale Hurston; Carita Doggett Corse; collecting folklife during the 1930s; painter Mario Sanchez; his many books; infiltrating the KKK; w...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-101
Item ID
T81-100
Item ID
T81-116

Interview with sugar farmer Billy Sanchez

236856
Date
1987-01-17
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. (Note on depositor agreement that interview can not be reproduced in newspapers.) Sanchez oversees cane burning and cutting, as well as recruiting workers for a local sugar grower. His father was rancher in Cuba, who left as political exiles in the 1960s. In the interview, he d...
Type
Sound

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

237524
Date
1978-04-17
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-48: Rains, born December 24, 1894, discusses wrought ironwork. He learned the trade from his father, a former slave from Americus, Georgia. Rains began the practice himself in 1912. He discusses his work on wagons, wheels, and tools and talks of how he does rest...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C78-48
Item ID
C78-49

Pete Seeger Concert

239222
Date
1977-05-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Recording of a free concert at the Stephen Foster Center, and sponsored by the Florida Folklife Program, by famed folk singer Pete Seeger. Born in 1919 in New York City, Seeger began collecting folk songs in the 1930s. After a stint at Harvard where he was studying journalism, he...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-284
Item ID
T77-285

Interview with shrimpers Robert Lannon and Jean Vangoidstnoven (aka Capt. Van)

238896
Date
1984-07-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Robert Lannon discusses the Fernandina shrimping industry in its early days (1930s?); differences between prices for shrimp then and now; shrimp becoming more of a commercial product for export to other cities in the US such as New York and the importance of Italian (Italian-Am...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C86-148

Florida Times Union promotional article on White Springs

233987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Images of a page from the Florida Times Union, a Jacksonville newspaper, about White Springs and its facilities, c. 1900s.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P80-359

Tatter Mildred Rivers

235784
Date
1978-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Ten color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S78-656; S78-659; S78-681 - S78-687; S78-789

Tatter Mildred Rivers

234232
Date
1979
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixteen black and white prints. Tatting is a form of embroidery used to create lace.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P79-687 - P79-702

Logging crew in Lake Butler, Florida

233838
Date
1989-01-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One photographic proof sheet with 24 black and white images (located in envelope 2). Includes negatives and an index. Images of a logging crew in Lake Butler, Florida. The tractors are known as skidders.
Type
Still Image

Logging crew in Lake Butler, Florida

233839
Date
1989-01-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One photographic proof sheet with 24 black and white images (located in envelope 2). Includes negatives and an index. Images of a logging crew in Lake Butler, Florida. The tractors are known as skidders.
Type
Still Image

Saturday evening performances at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239519
Date
1956-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-46

Interview with sculptor Jesse J. Aaron

237344
Date
1977-01-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview reveals Aaron turned 90 on June 10, 1977. He had been carving for eight years. He discusses the craft, including tools used such as chisels, chain saws, and hatchets in his sculpting. Recorded during a photo session for Jacksonville's Florida-Times Union. Te...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C77-6

Old homestead (dog-trot house)

236090
Date
1981-08-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eighteen color slides. Various images of a 'cracker' home, complete with a tin roof, located on Roger's property. For more images, see S 1577, box 19, fodler 25. The Folk Arts in Schools Project in Columbia and Hamilton County was a joint venture between the county school systems and the Florida Fo...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-952 through S82-969

Recording of the Pleasant Grove Mid-Union Seven Shape Note Singing Convention

238638
Date
1980-05-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Shaped Note singing was an a capella style of church music that utilized shapes to represent notes (fa-so-la-mi) for untrained and even illiterate church members. Only four notes were used in the hymns. An old Anglican practice, English colonists first brought the traditi...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-87

Florida Folklife Council meeting

237844
Date
1979-12-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Present were Florida Folklife Council members Foreman, González-Pando, Jabbour, Saunders and Sugrue; Florida Department of State personnel Kelley and Warner; Folklife Program staff Werndli, Beauchamp, Belland, Bulger, and Greene; and visitors Hammer from the Florida Times Union and White Springs ci...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C80-13
Item ID
C80-12
Item ID
C80-11
Item ID
C80-10

Friday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 1)

240489
Date
05/28/1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D93-1

John and Ruby Lomax's Southern States Recording Trip Recordings (1939: Raiford and Newberry, Fla.)

238013
Date
1939-06-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C90-35/36 in S 1576). These recordings were created during John and Ruby Lomax's 1939 recording trip through the South. Touring eleven states, the husband and wife team gathered material for the Library of Congress's Archive of the American Folk Song (to...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-241

John and Ruby Lomax's Southern States Recording Trip Recordings (1939: Raiford, Fla.)

238014
Date
1939-06-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto an unnumbered audio cassette in S 1576, box 41). These recordings were created during John and Ruby Lomax's 1939 recording trip through the South. Touring eleven states, the husband and wife team gathered material for the Library of Congress's Archive of the American F...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-242

John and Ruby Lomax's Southern States Recording Trip Recordings (1939: Raiford, Fla.)

238015
Date
1939-06-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto an unnumbered audio cassette in S 1576, box 41). These recordings were created during John and Ruby Lomax's 1939 recording trip through the South. Touring eleven states, the husband and wife team gathered material for the Library of Congress's Archive of the American F...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-243

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Old Favorites (30-minute version)

241319
Date
Jan 1964
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
63-4-17 (30 minutes)

Friday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 4)

239609
Date
1994-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). (Copied onto C94-71/72.) Rozar served as the emcee. Little Big Man was a bluegrass band from Pensacola, included Lonny Finley (guitar/mandolin), and David Leather (guitar). The Celestial Railroad String Band, based out of Brevard, consisted of Mary Gordon (guitar), Lo ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
D94-4

Saturday morning performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239047
Date
1978-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The first half of the reel consisted of Friday night performances (see other description in database for details). Hamilton was a Florida Times Union reporter who played the bagpipes. Order of the Arrow was the name for Boy Scout Troop #4, based i...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-5

WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

238008
Date
1936
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County These were the second of several WPA recording expeditions in Florida. At the time Lomax was in charge of the folklife...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-238

WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County , and in Palm Beach County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

238009
Date
1936
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C90-43/44 in S 1576.) These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County. These were the second of several WPA recording expeditions in Flori...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-239

WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

238011
Date
1936
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto a aduio cassette, found in S 1576, box 41) These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County. These were the second of several WPA recording expeditions in...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-240

Apprenticeship for 1992 Florida Folk Festival

234451
Date
1992-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-four black and white images. Fieldwork for the 1992 Florida Folk Festival. 4-13: Charles Haldeman, railroader with union Pacific RailRoad; 14-17: Shoeshiner Ed Gooden St. Michael Hospital; 18-20: Sound engineer recording at Florida Folk Festival; 21: Folk festival audio l...
Type
Still Image

The Portable Folk Festival

235753
Date
1977-04-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty-three color slides. For recordings of the performances, see S 1576, reels T77-277 through T77-279. Johnny Shines was a blues singer-guitarist who once traveled with famed blues singer Robert Johnson. He was re-discovered in the 1960s during the folk revival boom, and played festivals througho...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S77-200 - S77-222

Friday evening performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

238646
Date
1979-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Bagpiper Hamilton, from Starke and a Florida Times-Union reporter, played first. The Bucksnort Barndance Band and the cloggers were both from Gainesville. Kloiber, at the time a law student at the University of Virginia, was from West Palm Beach; G...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-94

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