Interview with Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary Johns

240828
Date
01/25/1995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 7 & 16
Okeechobee (Fla.)

Bob Dellis teaching apprentice Kitt Maynard about carving designs in leather boots

235945
Date
1992-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
79 color slides. Images of Dellis with apprentice Maynard in his workshop. Dellis was a long-time leather worker originally born and trained in leather carver in Texas. He made belts, boots, saddles, and other leather carvings. Maynard was funded to learn to carve leather including design, layout, cutting, beveling, dying, painting, lacing and preserving. To complete her training, she had to complete three pieces. More images of the two can be found in S1577, volume 68. For more information on Dellis and Maynard, see S 1644, box 11, folder 6. 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, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller, and then Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S95-504 - S95-583
Okeechobee County (Fla.)

Seminole Camps, 1930

323159
Date
1930
Collection
Florida Maps
Type
stillimage
Okeechobee County (Fla.)

Proposed Survey of South Florida, 1855

323179
Date
1855
Collection
Florida Maps
Type
stillimage
Okeechobee County (Fla.)

Leo Gillis discussing his boatbuilding techniques with folklorists David Taylor and Peggy Bulger- Basinger, Florida

106345
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA116217
Okeechobee County (Fla.)

Leo Gillis building a "Gillis skip jack boat"- Basinger, Florida

106346
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA116220
Okeechobee County (Fla)

Front, side view of a"Gillis skip jack boat" made by Leo Gillis- Basinger, Florida

106347
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA116224
Okeechobee County (Fla)

Leo Gillis discussing his boatbuilding techniques with a folklorist- Basinger, Florida

271417
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA116230
Material culture--Florida--Okeechobee

Seaboard Air Line engine number 5 in Fort Basinger

7864
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR09401
Okeechobee.

Steamboat "Suwanee"

26634
Date
Not after 1926
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC02919
the Caloosahatchee, Lake Okeechobee

Sunshine State Parkway (Florida Turnpike), under construction - West Palm Beach Region, Florida

38579
Date
195-
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC17295
of State Road 704 (Okeechobee

Ex-Speaker of the House celebrated with portrait in the chamber - Tallahassee, Florida

30748
Date
1959
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC07676
Okeechobee County.

Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 9)

241637
Date
05/28/2006
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD06-25
Lake Okeechobee

Representatives checking first bill for second half session in the House - Tallahassee, Florida

43199
Date
1965
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC22144
, Okeechobee County; Charles F

Principals in prison industry bill fight.

43237
Date
1965
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC22183
, Okeechobee County, who gathered

Group drawing lots for land in Lake Worth and acreage in the Everglades

153285
Date
1916
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
N045315
at Dixie Highway and Okeechobee

New Year's Cruise on the Caloosahatchee

295145
Date
2013-12-31
Collection
Blog Posts
Okeechobee, bound for Clewiston

Seminole cattle ranching narrative session at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Stage

298424
Date
2007-11-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Robert "Bob" Stone serves as emcee. Participants discuss the history of cattle ranching at the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in northeast Glades County near the northwest shore of Lake Okeechobee. Cattle roping and other rodeo activities are discussed.
Type
sound
Item ID
CD07-36
Okeechobee. Cattle roping

Seminole cattle ranching narrative session at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Stage

298440
Date
2007-11-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Robert "Bob" Stone serves as emcee. Participants discuss the history of cattle ranching on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in northeast Glades County near the northwest shore of Lake Okeechobee. W. Johns is Outreach Coordinator for the Ah-Tah-Thi-ki Museum in the Big Cypress Indian Reservation.
Type
sound
Item ID
CD07-52
Okeechobee. W. Johns is Outreach

Florida Bluegrass Express performance at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Stage (Second performance)

298437
Date
2007-11-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Robert "Bob" Stone serves as emcee. V. Hall (guitar, vocals), K. Hall (bass, vocals), B. Hall (mandolin, vocals), Bass (banjo, vocals), Dockery (fiddle), and Douglas (harmonica) perform as the Florida Bluegrass Express. The band was from Okeechobee, Fla.
Type
sound
Item ID
CD07-49
was from Okeechobee, Fla.

Fishing boats in Clewiston

235671
Date
1984-11-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty color slides. Various boats including an Okeechobee skip-jack and johnboats, along with fish and crab traps. 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
an Okeechobee skip-jack and johnboats

Fisher Donald Vickers being interviewed on his property

236256
Date
1992-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seventeen color slides. Vickers was a long-time catfisher, who also gigged frogs to help earn more money for his family. Two images of a gate on his property with a Keep Closed sign. In the same box, folder 10, there is a transcript of the interview, but there is no tape. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Type
Still Image
Lake Okeechobee for a

Gospel concert in Belle Glade

236259
Date
1992-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty-one color slides. Images from a gospel concert in Belle Glade. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Type
Still Image
Lake Okeechobee for a

Ironwork at Chi Chi's Designs

236260
Date
1992-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Nine color slides. Chi Chi's Designs was a local iron work store that made gates, fences, chairs, and othe rmetal products. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Type
Still Image
Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy

His Gospel Quartet performing in Belle Glade

236262
Date
1992-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides. For a recording of the performance, see S 1624, box 3, tape 10. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Type
Still Image
Lake Okeechobee for a

His Carmen Salvatore of Belle Glade

236263
Date
1992-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three color slides. Salvatore was considered a pioneer in Belle Glade, and was interviewed by the FFP for local history. The three tapes of the interview can be found in S 1624, Box 4. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Type
Still Image
Lake Okeechobee for a

Paintings by Haitian artist Jonas Alcin

236265
Date
1992-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Nine color slides. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Type
Still Image
Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy

Murals at Lake Shore Middle School

236266
Date
1992-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eleven color slides. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Type
Still Image
Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy

Wooden wildlife carvings by Roswell Harrington

236267
Date
1992-03-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Nineteen color slides. Images of animal wood carvings (mostly of birds) in Harrington's house, a former farmer. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Type
Still Image
Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy

Karen Ford leading the congregation at the Miracle Deliverance Center

236269
Date
1992-03-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with 30 black and white images (plus negatives). For recording of performance see S 1624, box 3, tapes 1-2. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Type
Still Image
Lake Okeechobee for a