Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
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