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    Patrick Wellington interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-10. Patrick Wellington is an established New York hairdresser from Jamaica. In this interview he discusses the importance of taking care of his body to meet the physical demands of the job; attending hair shows; the controversy of straightening hair with the Keratin Hair Treatment; turnover in the industry; the tipping system; and the different chemical and natural processing techniques used to straighten African American...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Wellington, Patrick - Taylor, Candacy A.
    • Date: 2012
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    Carmen Agra Deedy and Karla Campillo-Soto : Lado a lado (side by side) -- contemporary Latin American storytelling,
    Latina storyteller oral history | American Folklife Center concert, 2016-04-07 | Lado a lado (side by side): contemporary Latin American storytelling | Homegrown 2016, the music of America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of an oral history conducted by Stephen D. Winick following a performance in the Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on April 7, 2016 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Carmen Agra Deedy and Karla Campillo-Soto performed "Lado a Lado (Side by Side): Contemporary Latin American Storytelling." They shared...
    • Contributor: Winick, Stephen D. - Deedy, Carmen Agra - Library of Congress. Music Division - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Campillo-Soto, Karla - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2016
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    Richard W. Bludworth interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2011-11-16. Richard Bludworth, owner of Bludworth Marine, talks to Pat Jasper about his family's career on the ship channel. His business is fabrication, new construction, and repair of vessels. He talks about incidents where his expertise was required, how it is a largely self-taught industry, how his business is cyclical, how Hurricane Ike destroyed his business, and why Houston, Texas, is the best place for...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Bludworth, Richard W. - Quesada, José Angel - Jasper, Pat
    • Date: 2011
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    Gayle D. McCoy interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-12-02. Interview with Gayle D. McCoy, who discussed his first employment as uranium miner in Wyoming and eventual move to gold mining in Nevada. Interview includes the nature of the work, workplace, co-workers, safety concerns, and various mining jobs done during his career.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Seemann, Charlie - McCoy, Gayle D.
    • Date: 2011
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    Scott Pullman interview conducted by Jaime Lopez, 2017-06-01. Scott Pullman discusses being a concrete worker and cabinetmaker before becoming a Local 3 Electrician. He recalls his first day on the job as an apprentice, 34 years ago; and talks about the value of the A-Card (new construction division), comparing it to other union trades and careers. He reflects on the changes in work ethics, the decline of hard work in relation to...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Pullman, Scott - Lopez, Jaime
    • Date: 2017

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    Michael W. Dickens interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-15. Michael Dickens, longshoreman at the Port of Houston, tells Betsy Peterson about the camaraderie between workers on the waterfront. He talks about the gang system adopted during hiring, how he started off doing very labor intensive work and the reshuffle of seniors during the merging of the labor unions.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project - Quesada, José Angel - Dickens, Michael W.
    • Date: 2011
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    Michael Tolman interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-02-23. Mike Tolman discusses his work as a direct support professional for Oregon Supported Living Program, a private non-profit company that provides services for adults with developmental disabilities. He talks about his relationships with clients, his experiences as a union member and a manager, the skills and qualities needed to perform the work, and the workplace culture of direct support professionals.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Tolman, Michael - Moore, Nathan J. - Stacy, Donald Eugene
    • Date: 2015
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    Charles H. Baggett interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-01. Charles Baggett, born in 1941, talked about his father Herman, who owned car dealerships in Hugo, Oklahoma, and the relationship Herman developed with the circus community; in particular with D.R. Miller. Charles described his experiences growing up with children who traveled with the circus and shared his favorite memories of attending circuses through the years. After his father retired, Charles took over the family...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Finchum, Tanya - Nykolaiszyn, Juliana - Baggett, Charles H.
    • Date: 2011

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    Jaimeo Brown interview, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Oral history interview with Jaimeo Brown in conjunction with the Archive Challenge Sampler Concert, September 20, 2018. Jaimeo Brown began his drum career at age 16 with his father, bassist Dartanyan Brown, his mother, pianist and woodwind specialist Marcia Miget, and his drum teacher, Sly Randolph, a Bernard Purdie prote?ge? from Harlem. He has worked with a range of musicians including Stevie Wonder, Carlos...
    • Contributor: Brown, Jaimeo - Fenn, John - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2018
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    Muslim American Journeys Listening Event, co-sponsored with MALA (Muslim American Leadership Alliance) and StoryCorps,
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2018-07-24 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Documentation of a presentation in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. This public listening event showcased narratives from the American Folklife Center's StoryCorps collection that illustrate the diversity of Muslim American cultural identity. The event featured excerpts of Muslim American stories recently collected as part of a StoryCorps outreach partnership to encourage more Muslim Americans to document their...
    • Contributor: Muslim American Leadership Alliance - American Folklife Center - Storycorps (Project) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Eileen Ordway interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-05-26. Eileen Ordway discusses her experiences as a home care worker, including her typical duties, relationships with consumer-employers, union activism, and the use of humor on the job. She also discusses health issues encountered by home care workers and her passion for health care reform.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Ordway, Eileen - Stacy, Donald Eugene - Moore, Nathan J.
    • Date: 2015
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    Joe Moniz interview conducted by Fred Calabretta, 2017-06-23. Joe Moniz first came to the States as a soccer player and later he emigrated to New Bedford from St. Michael in the Azores, where he'd been a farmer. He talks about the work of a lumper and the process of unloading boats, changes in the industry and in boats and technology and its effects on the job, changes in kinds and hauls of...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Moniz, Joe - Calabretta, Fred
    • Date: 2017
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    Burt Feintuch interview
    Burt Feintuch oral history Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    In advance of his Benjamin Botkin lecture on June 7, 2017, Burt Feintuch was interviewed by Nancy Groce for the archive of the American Folklife Center. Feintuch discussed the influence of the Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger, Samuel P. Bayard, and Saul Brody on his early interest in folklore and folk music; his research with fiddlers and fiddle music; his graduate study in Folklore and...
    • Contributor: Feintuch, Burt - Groce, Nancy - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
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    George Larrimer interview conducted by Anthony G. Potoczniak, 2012-08-01. George Larrimer worked the port of Houston for almost 40 years. He started his career in the U.S. Coast Guard. In the mid-1970s he joined the Marine Fire Dept (MFD). He describes the evolution of fire fighting practices at the Port of Houston, the day-to-day operations of the MFD, the first fire and accidents at the Port of Houston, his career trajectory in the...
    • Contributor: Potoczniak, Anthony - Larrimer, George - Occupational Folklife Project
    • Date: 2012
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    Bob Bowers interview conducted by Madeleine Hall-Arber, 2017-03-08. Bowers speaks about the job of a tankerman, a licensed position on a fuel barge. Interview topics include a description of changes in fishing and scalloping since 1977, demographic changes in the fishing community, and lack of interest among young people.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Bowers, Bob - Hall-Arber, Madeleine
    • Date: 2017
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    William Ward interview conducted by Jaime Lopez, 2017-06-12. William "Billy" Ward was initiated into Local 3 in 1988, and after 29 years, he is currently the only NETA Level 4 Senior Certified Test Technician in the Local. Born in New York, he grew up in Washington Heights, and as a teenage moved to Riverdale, where he still resides. He speaks about his extended family, his Irish roots, his mother and father and...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Lopez, Jaime - Ward, William J.
    • Date: 2017

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    Tom Tellepsen interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-03-29. Tom Tellepsen II, building contractor, talks to Pat Jasper about his family business. He remembers how his grandfather built his business from humble beginnings and grew to be widely recognized in Houston. He also reminisces about his grandfather's and father's achievements and how he feels proud every time he comes across a building that they have constructed. He also discusses why he decided to...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Quesada, José Angel - Jasper, Pat - Tellepsen, Tom
    • Date: 2012
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    Canaries, nightingales, whistlers, and transcribers: birdsong, bird-imitators and the early 20th-century recording industry,
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2016-08-02 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Documentation of a presentation in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Ian Nagoski, founder and director, Canary Records of Baltimore, Maryland, discusses examples of rare early recordings of birdsong imitations from his recent digital release "Ecstatic & Wingless: Bird-Imitation on Four Continents, ca. 1910-44" to explore this forgotten art form and illuminate the world of vaudevillians and bird-fanciers,...
    • Contributor: Nagoski, Ian - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    Vishtèn oral history interview, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Vishte?n is an award winning Canadian band that performs both traditional and original Acadian music with rock energy. Their original "neo-traditional" compositions blend updated versions of French and Celtic genres. The trio comprises multi-instrumentalists Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc from the Evangeline Region of Prince Edward Island, and Magdalen Islands' native, Pascal Miousse. These three artists are accomplished solo musicians as well. Located off the...
    • Contributor: Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2019
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    Terry Rush interview conducted by Fletcher Powell, 2013-05-07. Terry Rush, currently the manager of a mobile home park, talks about his 13 years working as an assembler for The Boeing Company in Wichita. He describes the "boom and bust" years, including the impact of repeated layoffs, and talks about his initial excitement over innovative management methods at Boeing, and his disappointment when those methods were abandoned by the company.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Powell, Fletcher - Rush, Terry
    • Date: 2013
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    Dan Goosen interview conducted by Virginia Nickerson, 2019-04-19. Dan Goosen has worked with compost his entire career, and for the last 11 years has managed Green Mountain Compost, the largest food waste compost facility in Vermont. He describes a typical work day, which might include creating a recipe for unusual feedstocks, such as trailer load of cookie dough; running computer models; overseeing plant growth trials; and repairing heavy machinery. He discusses challenges,...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Nickerson, Virginia - Goosen, Dan
    • Date: 2019

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    South-Central Georgia Folklife Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of documentary materials resulting from an ethnographic field research project conducted by the American Folklife Center in eight counties of south central Georgia, and at Mt. Zion, Georgia, in July and August 1977 in cooperation with the Arts Experiment Station of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Topics of research were hymn singing conventions, gospel singing of white and African American residents, fiddling and old-time...
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Lightfoot, William E. (William Edwin) - McGraw, Hugh - Adler, Thomas A. - Stanley, David - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Robinson, Beverly J. - Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College - Marshall, Howard W. - Fleischhauer, Carl - American Folklife Center - Blackmarr, Syd - Coelho, Dennis - Hamrick, Raymond C.
    • Date: 1977
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    Zabdiel Morales Algandar interview conducted by John W. McKerley, 2016-05-04. Algandar was born in Mazatlan, a city in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. As a young child he moved with his mother and brother to San Luis Rio Colorado, on the Mexican border with Arizona. From family stories, he learned that his ancestors included people of French and Chinese background. His mother worked in a restaurant and in a clothing store before becoming a...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Algandar, Zabdiel Morales - McKerley, John W.
    • Date: 2016
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    Thomas Lovia Brown interview conducted by Dale Cahill and Darcy Cahill, 2015-05-26. Thomas ("Tom") Lovia Brown discusses his four years of working in the tobacco fields while he attended Morehouse college in the 1950s. He also talks in detail about his long and successful work history in education and diversity training after leaving the tobacco fields.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Brown, Thomas Lovia - Cahill, Darcy - Cahill, Dale F.
    • Date: 2015
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    Tomas Calil interview conducted by Corinn Williams, 2017-01-21. Tomas Calil is from Guatemala and is a supervisor at Bergie's Seafood. He has been working at Bergie's for 15 years and knows all aspects of production at the plant.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Calil, Tomas - Williams, Corinn
    • Date: 2017