Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: L-Biography Files
Abstract: The Southern Labor Archives Biography Files are an artificial collection of printed material, such as clippings, programs, and flyers amalgamated by the Southern Labor Archives staff to provide information on local, state, and national labor leaders important to the various holdings in the Southern Labor Archives.
Dates: circa 1970s-1990s
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Peggy Bulger. Among topics discussed: Self‑described human rights activist; work with Office of Economic Opportunity in Jacksonville; Florida Poor People's Conference; song collecting; American education system and folklore; CIO organizing in Florida; Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; student activism at the University of Florida; involvement with Works Project Administration; Key West experiences; Mario Sanchez; Ernest Hemingway; oral culture and the Florida Keys; PM magazine; Pete...
Dates: October 7, 1988
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Peggy Bulger. Among topics discussed: Use of folklore for political ends; youth in Jacksonville, Florida; interest in folk speech; experience in newspaper business; training as a writer; early political influences and experiences; Great Depression; "back to the land" ideas; southern regionalism; Southern Conference for Human Welfare; political activism in college; Key West experiences and lifestyle; political education; exposure to Hispanic culture; Cuban community in Key West;...
Dates: November 11, 1988
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Peggy Bulger. Among topics discussed: Involvement with American folkways series; folklore "informants"; folklore ethics; investigation of pro‑Nazi groups ("White Front") in Miami; President Warren Harding and Ku Klux Klan; The Four Freedoms Down South; John Ray Carlson's Undercover; Kennedy alias John Perkins; Southern Outlook; religious symbolism of the Klan; Roy Harris; Cracker Party; Eugene Talmadge; Georgia Bankers Association; Theodore Bilbo; Lillian Smith's Colorblind; Fair...
Dates: November 26, 1988
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Peggy Bulger. Among topics discussed: Florida Folklife Bureau; institutionalized culture; trends in American folk culture; anti‑fascist efforts; Official Language Amendment in Florida; use of folklore in school curriculum; media and folk culture; Folk Tax; government and culture; survival of folk culture; Avalardo Bocent; American labor unions and voting.
Dates: December 17, 1988
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Peggy Bulger. Among topics discussed: Folklore in Europe; racism in France; Peking Opera; traditional music and political struggle; television and international cultural development; religion and shared folk custom; religious culture in Russia; exposure to Gypsy culture in Romania and Hungary; gypsy folklore; anti‑gypsy sentiment; anti‑Semitism; Hungarian government's support of folklore; American jazz in Paris; Jean Paul Sartre; Pete Seeger; Pittsburgh Courier; "Sonny Boy"...
Dates: December 31, 1988
Abstract: Kennedy's career as an author began in the 1930s when he worked as both a writer and an editor on the Federal Writers Project guide to Florida. The Papers, 1933-1981, of Stetson Kennedy comprise correspondence; subject files on various organizations, individuals, and ideas; typescripts of articles written by Kennedy; newsclippings; press releases; bulletins and fliers; pamphlets; periodicals; and photographs. Anyone interested in primary source material on the pioneering struggles to introduce...