Interview with doll maker Mildred Bowen

237532
Date
1978-05-19
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Mildred Bowen, who started sewing and making dolls when she was ten years old, discusses the types of dolls she makes (straight, flip, bodyline), the materials she uses (usually cotton), and detailing and decorating the dolls. Side 2: Bowen talks about the advantages...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C78-59

Recording of Venezuelan Jesus Rodriguez and his apprentice Cecilia Santos discussing their apprenticeship

240761
Date
02/05/1991
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 24

Interview with embroiderer Margaret Horvath

240765
Date
07/24/1991
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 19-20

Interview with and music performance by blues musician Moses Williams

238916
Date
1980-03-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a yakedy board.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-15

Interview with farmers Sam and Jessie Perry

239124
Date
1980-10-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Interview with farmers who were neighbors of Lucreaty Clark (she also talks on the recording). Topics include farming, farm animals, marriage, wood stoves, cane grinding, chores, railroad work, and mules. For images of Perry's farm, see S 1577, box 17, box 83.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-105

Interview with pinata maker Viki Grimm

235917
Date
1986-04-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio casette. 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 exper...
Type
Sound

Interview with bouzouki player Spiros Skordilis

235919
Date
1987-04-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio casette. 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 exper...
Type
Sound

Interview with Greek dive helmet maker Antonio Lerios

235920
Date
1986-02-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio casette. 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 exper...
Type
Sound

Interview with Haitian storyteller Liliane Louis with her apprentice Fernande Forte

235935
Date
1989-08-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. 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 exp...
Type
Sound

Interviews with Tarpon Springs residents

236151
Date
1987-03-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
104 color slides and six proof sheets with 431 black and whites images (plus negatives). Images of the centennial celebration in Tarpon Springs, including music performances, dancing, food, and crafts. Also several images of folklorists Taylor and Belland interviewing local residents. The recording...
Type
Sound

Recording of Doug Quattlebaum's "Softee Man Blues" album

237358
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of an album released by Prestige Records. Recording made at Keaton's Music Store in Lake City. Because it is a copyrighted recording, copies can not be made. Only for listening purposes.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C77-22

Eddie Johnson interview

238444
Date
1984-01-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Johnson, a quartet singer, describes his early childhood and his family's move from Georgia to Florida in 1927; early jobs; early involvement with gospel singing through church; remembers such groups as the Bright Star Jubilee Singers, Stars of Harmony, and Sons of Daniel; singing with the Spiritual...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-6

Interview with circus performer Bill Rodgers

238883
Date
1982-01-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Rodgers discusses his life in the circus. Topics include clowns; training for the circus; traveling; ring masters; and training birds. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-27 & C83-28. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the programs ca...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-37
Item ID
T82-36

Interview with conch shell player Rev. Thurlow Weed

237357
Date
1977-01-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview on side 1, music performance on side 2. Thurlow describes how he doesn't use music notes to play the conch shell; how shells are used for communication on boats in Key West, Bahamas, Hawaii; how he holds a BA in music; and how he plays the instrument. He also demonstra...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C77-21

Interview with Greek musician John Gianaros

236618
Date
1986-11-17
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk arts project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers...
Type
Sound

Interview with Stephen Foster expert and curator Fletcher Hodges (1961)

241412
Date
09/26/1961
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00092

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Story of Stephen Foster (15- and 30-minute versions)

241320
Date
Jan 1964
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
63-4-16

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Story of Stephen Foster

238386
Date
1961-03-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording (17:55 minutes). Radio program on the life of songwriter Stephen Foster. A very similar program can be found on 61-2-17. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
61-2-10

Carlos Salazarte and Carlos Oliva interview

239133
Date
1981-08-17
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Salazarte and Oliva talk about their family histories and how they came to immigrate to the U.S. and Miami; their experiences as musicians and Latin music promoters; Little Havana; and Latin American celebrations and customs. Oliva discusses his experience with his band, Los Sobrinos del Juez (The J...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-53
Item ID
C81-54

Interview with Santeria priest Ernesto Pichardo

235128
Date
1985-08-15
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. Interview with Pichardo about Santeria. He discusses Santeria dancing, medicine, food, and philosophy; origins of Santeria; Santeria under Batista, Castro, and in Miami; African origins; apprenticeships; and present customs. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-146
Item ID
T85-145

Interview with musicians Troy and Lucy Lovelace

238302
Date
1983-11-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Troy and Lucy Lovelace discuss their history; Troy's early years in North Carolina learning to play on a fiddle made from a cigar box; major influences on his playing; an opportunity to play in Nashville which he turned down; meeting Lucy; Lucy's musical ability; places they've...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-138

Interview with quilter Mattie Wittmer

236595
Date
1987-01-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Wittmer is Amish, and the aunt of quilter Loretta Coblenz. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk arts project between the Florida Folklife Program...
Type
Sound

Interview with leather worker Alvi Twiss

236610
Date
1987-01-20
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk arts project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers f...
Type
Sound

Interview with Greek musician John Gianaros

236619
Date
1987-04-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on...
Type
Sound

Interview with local historian George Lane

236625
Date
1987-03-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk arts project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers f...
Type
Sound

Interview with blacksmith Jim Tucker

236632
Date
1986-12-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on ...
Type
Sound

Interview with and music performance by blues guitarist Leroy Green

238631
Date
1980-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. These are field recordings from the Florida Record Project. That project, along with work for the North Florida Project, resulted in the two-album recording, Drop On Down in Florida.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-70
Item ID
T83-71

Saturday performances at the 2001 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 9-10)

240450
Date
2001-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassette tapes. Richard Seaman, old-time fiddler, discusses his youth and musical types such as the waltz and the hoe-down. ". Bobby Henry, Seminole canoemaker, is also interviewed.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C01-84
Item ID
C01-85

Interview with circus worker Ward Hall

238869
Date
1982-01-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Also copied on C95-46, as well as C83-16) Ward, a carnival pitchman, and circus worker, discusses his career. Topics include pitching; carnivals; circuses; selling techniques; and performing in circuses. The material was featured in two episodes for the public radio program, Flor...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-25

Interview with circus performer Erik Adams

238882
Date
1982-01-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Adams was an animal trainer and circus performer. In the interview, he discusses training dogs and chimpanzees; the differences between carnivals and circuses; types of circus performers; and life in the traveling circus. Copied onto audiocassette C83-26. Material used for the pub...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-35

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