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Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The craft presentations at the 1968 Festival featured more than 60 persons demonstrating basket-making, woodworking, wood carving, pottery, blacksmithing and tinsmithing, doll-making, and foodways. A special focus was on textile traditions, with large contingents demonstrating diverse approaches to processing cotton and wool, needlework, and quilt-making.
Participants:
Maurice Alexander, Lummi, totem poles, Washington Elizabeth Bass, 1906-1991, wool carder, Missouri Kay Bates, cotton weaver, spinner (treadle wheel) and carder, Louisiana Herman Benton, 1914-1994, grain scoop maker, New York Freddy Bump, 1894-1977, chair maker, Arkansas Dallas Bump, 1918-2016, chair maker, Arkansas Charlene Cartee, 1908-1985, butter churning, sassafras candy making, Kentucky Russell Cartee, 1901-1986, rived shingle maker, Kentucky Gladys LeBlanc Clark, 1918-2011, cotton weaver, spinner (treadle wheel) and carder, Louisiana Cornelison family, Appalachian potters, Kentucky Dinkie Daspit, cotton weaver, spinner (treadle wheel) and carder, Lafayette, Louisiana Susan Denson, Choctaw, split-cane basket maker, Mississippi Abe Dewey, corn shuck seat maker, Missouri Letha Dickerson, gourd-head doll maker, Kentucky Isaac Doss, blacksmith, Arkansas Freedom Quilting Bee, quilters, Alabama Tillie Galbadon, 1912-1979, Spanish-American needlework, New Mexico Dolly Greer, quilter, North Carolina Taft Greer, 1908-1986, wool weaver, Tennessee Lucille Guitroz, cotton weaver, spinner (treadle wheel) and carder, Louisiana Thelma Hall, 1908-1996, nut head and woodenhead doll maker, Arkansas Alma Harris, 1919-1993, poppets (dolls) maker, Hindsville, Arkansas Roy Harris, 1920-, wooden figures, Arkansas Johnie Head, corncob, corn shuck doll maker, Springdale, Arkansas Ethel Hogsed, 1920-1991, Brasstown carvers, wooden animals, North Carolina Francis James, 1909-1973, Lummi, wool spinner (electric wheel), Marietta, Washington Doris John, Navajo, wool weaver, spinner, carder, New Mexico Edith Jones, Lummi, cedar-bark basket maker, Washington Edwin L. Kaye, Hopi kachina dolls, New Mexico Norman Kennedy, 1934-, wool milling, spinning and weaving, Virginia Wally Kiser, sorghum production, Kentucky Mrs. Wally Kiser, sorghum production, Kentucky George Lopez, 1900-1993, -- santos -- carver, New Mexico Edsel Martin, 1927-1999, dulcimers, North Carolina Jack Matthews, sheep shearer, Maryland Angus McLeod and group, wool milling, Massachusetts Sue McClure, Brasstown carvers, wooden animals, North Carolina Mrs. Charles Morlan, apple face doll maker, Arkansas Teresita Naranjo, 1919-1999, Santa Clara Pueblo potter, New Mexico Elizabeth Notah, 1928-2003, Navajo, wool weaver, spinner, carder, New Mexico Conchita Quintana, 1941-1994, tinsmith, New Mexico Mallie Ritchie, corn shuck doll maker, Kentucky Donald Robinson, split-oak basket maker, Louisiana Thonius Robinson, split-oak basket maker, Louisiana Grace Owle Shelton, 1905-1970, Cherokee, cloth doll maker, North Carolina Kitty Singleton, 1904-1989, corn shuck doll maker, Kentucky Edgar Tolson, 1904-1984, wooden figures, Kentucky Elisa Trivett, wool spinner (treadle wheel) North Carolina Margie Waldron, wool spinner (walking wheel), Missouri Joe Washington and family, Lummi, net making and setting, Washington Florence Watson, Navajo, wool weaver, spinner, carder, New Mexico Ora Watson, 1909-2004, quilter, North Carolina Rosa Lee Watson, quilter, Deep Gap, North Carolina Willard Watson, 1905-1994, toys, Deep Gap, North Carolina Mrs. Hobart Whitson, quilter, Burnsville, North Carolina Connard Wolfe, 1933-, stone and wood carvings, West Virginia
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1968, Series 2
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
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