Interview with beekeeper Al Ballard

236397
Date
1988-01-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Ballard was born in Myakka City, where his family dates back to 1860. His father was a beekepper, and when Al retired from the U.S. Army in 1978, he began beekeeping. In the interview, he discusses his family history with beekeeping; main prime product: honey; his business Ballard's Apiary; selling honey: methods, equipment, and buyers; handling swarms and queens; tools used; bee hive boxes; transportation; use of citrus, palmetto and mangrove for pollinating; bee bahvior and life cycle; disease control; myths about bees and honey; ideal bee weather; and Africanized bees. 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.
Type
Sound
; bee hive boxes

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

241716
Date
05/28/2006
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD06-106
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 2)

240304
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. L.L. Lanier (interviewed by Martin) discusses tupelo honey and beekeeping. Henry Ohumukini (interviewed by Stone) discusses Hawaiian crafts and dance.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C00-64
Florida Folklife Program

Hendry family interview

238223
Date
1984-04-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four reel-to-reel recordings. The Hendry family discuss moving to the area, their neighbors, the local community, church services, quilting bees, games, making cane syrup and candy, hunting, spring wells, cooking (e.g. chitterlings, goats, gopher tortoises), making charcoal, and several humorous stories of living in Myakka.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-207
Item ID
T85-208
Item ID
T85-206
Item ID
T85-205
Florida Folklife Program

Interview with Myakka City residents Brian and Irene Carlton

238228
Date
1984-11-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. The Carltons discuss farm life, hog raising and branding, keeping bees, canning foods, cooking fish roe, picking strawberries and blueberries, raising horses, and controlled buring of land. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-216
Item ID
T85-217
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Storytellers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Auditorium) (Friday)

239561
Date
1994-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:00am and 2pm at the Storytelling Auditorium - although stories from 10am through 11:40am were not recorded. The coordinator was Peggy Smith. (The Storytelling Tent area, coordinated by Nancy Case, and featuring some of the same storytellers, was not recorded.) Cappa, (of Williamsport, PA) and Holloway, (of Valdosta, GA), were both audience members filling in for absent storytellers (Margie Baldwin and Kate Taluga). Nesmith lived in Nocatee, who with Leipold of Acadia, performed as Imagine That. Smith and Mittlestadt were from Jacksonville. Spitzer resided in Miami. Bruce was from Eustis. Mutima, of Gainesville, played the bongo and kora (a stringed instrument) during his tales. Case was also from Gainesville. Newsom was from Lake City. Chaille lived in Palm Bay.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C94-27
Item ID
C94-28
Item ID
C94-29
Item ID
C94-30
Item ID
C94-31
Item ID
C94-32
Item ID
C94-33
Florida Folklife Program

Performances at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239285
Date
1970-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Caney Forkers were from Cookeville, Tennessee. Malkine played the lute, and sang French folk singers. Mitchell was from Lake City. The Bakerettes were based out of Gainesville. Starker loved in Sarasota. The Antioch Junior Choir sang gospel songs, and were from Manning, SC. <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="&quot;http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/folklife/FFF-MP3/1970/T77-214SideThree.mp3&quot;"><br /></a>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-214
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Storytellers at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Tent) (Sunday)

239844
Date
1997-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
15 audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:00am and 5pm at the Storytelling Tent. (The Storytelling Auditorium area, which featured some of the same storytellers, was not recorded.) Newsom, Moye, and Henricks served as the emcees. Several of the storytellers also sang songs.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-126
Item ID
C97-127
Item ID
C97-128
Item ID
C97-129
Item ID
C97-130
Item ID
C97-131
Item ID
C97-132
Item ID
C97-133
Item ID
C97-134
Item ID
C97-135
Item ID
C97-136
Item ID
C97-137
Item ID
C97-138
Item ID
C97-139
Item ID
C97-140
Why Bumble Bees Cant Do

Beekeeper Al Ballard

236395
Date
1988-01-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fourteen color slides. Ballard was born in Myakka City, where his family dates back to 1860. His father was a beekepper, and when Al retired from the U.S. Army in 1978, he began beekeeping. 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.
Type
Still Image
Florida folklife area at the 36

Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 2)

239977
Date
1998-05-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Lee served as emcee. Keeler (guitar) played with Kim Rogue (steel guitar) and Willie Hunton (mandolin).
Type
Sound
Item ID
C98-54
Florida Folklife Program

Friday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 11)

240120
Date
1999-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Smith served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-11
Florida Folklife Program

Suwannee Soiree at the Florida Folk Arts Conference

239183
Date
1978-01-14
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reel recordings. A concert and dance hosted by the Florida Folklife Program at the American Legion Center in Lake City as part of the Florida Folk Arts Conference that included folklorists and historians from the Library of Congress (LOC), Smithsonian Institute (SI), University of Florida, as well as throughout Florida and the South. Featured famed Appalachian dulcimer player Ritchie, the string band Bucksnort Barndance Band performing square dance tunes, flutist (and scholar) Olsen, and fiddler (and folklorist) Rinzler. Recordings of the rest of conference can be found on T78-301 through T78-310 and T78-314.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T78-311
Item ID
T78-312
Item ID
T78-313
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Sunday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 2)

240503
Date
05/30/1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D93-14
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Friday performances at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 3)

239829
Date
1996-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Plitt served as emcee. Guitarist Kirkwood was from Pensacola. Keeler, of Palm Bay, played guitar, dobro, and mandolin. The Tree Hogs, of Tallahassee, played square dance music. [A tree hog is slang for a squirrel.]
Type
Sound
Item ID
D96-41
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Friday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 3)

239930
Date
1997-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D97-25
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Beekeeper Al Ballard

236396
Date
1988-01-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof with 21 black and white images (plus negatives). Ballard was born in Myakka City, where his family dates back to 1860. His father was a beekepper, and when Al retired from the U.S. Army in 1978, he began beekeeping. 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.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
Envelope #1
Florida folklife area at the 36

Interview with Myakka City residents Joe and Libby Warner

238219
Date
1984-08-14
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. The Warners discuss cattle ranching, the horse industry, treating various animal diseases, controlled burning of area, fire seasons, Bee Island, and the local reaction to the construction of a dam. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-198
Florida Folklife Program

Interview with Myakka City resident Peter Burkart

238224
Date
1984
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Burkart was recent Myakka resident-- moved there c. 1977. He discusses the sense of community there, rural life, traditional practices, livestock raising, bee keeping, leisure, selling produce, and socializing. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-209
Item ID
T85-210
Florida Folklife Program

Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 1)

239976
Date
1998-05-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Lee served as emcee. Olsen played fiddler while Groth played the guitar. Keeler (guitar) played with Kim Rogue (steel guitar) and Willie Hunton (mandolin).
Type
Sound
Item ID
C98-53
Florida Folklife Program

Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 17)

241687
Date
05/28/2006
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD06-75
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Friday afternoon performances at the 1962 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239411
Date
1962-05-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The first half of the reel consists of Friday morning performances. The Trenton Quartet, based out of Trenton High School, consisted of Allen Polk, Rickie Deen, Bill May, and David Brooker.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-115
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Monday evening performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

234084
Date
1955-05-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Boltin served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-24
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Friday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 3)

239656
Date
1995-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). (Copied onto C95-139 and C95-140.) Hoovler served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D95-18
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Sunday performances at the 1965 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (reel 2)

239352
Date
1965-05-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-153d
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Storytellers at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Tent) (Friday)

239842
Date
1997-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
11 audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:00am and 5pm at the Storytelling Tent. (The Storytelling Auditorium area, which featured some of the same storytellers, was not recorded.) Newsom served as the emcee. Several of the storytellers also sang songs. Moye and Hendricks both labeled themselevs as &quot;Cracker storytellers,&quot; and Spitzer focused on Jewish-centered stories.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-101
Item ID
C97-102
Item ID
C97-103
Item ID
C97-104
Item ID
C97-105
Item ID
C97-106
Item ID
C97-107
Item ID
C97-108
Item ID
C97-109
Item ID
C97-110
Item ID
C97-111
Florida Folklife Program

Women at a quilting bee

115021
Date
Not after 1970
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FHI4122
Folklife Collection.

Women at a quilting bee

124275
Date
Not after 1970
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FVI4118
Folklife Collection.

Woman at a quilting bee

124276
Date
Not after 1970
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FVI4120
Folklife Collection.

Taylor County Demonstration Council quilting bee - Florida

109468
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3578
Folklife Collection

Eueline Jordan using a loom at a quilting bee

115020
Date
Not after 1970
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FHI4115
Folklife Collection.

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