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Items with subject 'Seafood Industry'

Crisfield Traditions in Time Collection

by Crisfield Heritage FoundationEdward H. Nabb Research CenterWard Museum of Wildfowl Art (2003 – 2004)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

The Crisfield Traditions in Time collection was created during a program undertaken by the American Folklife Center field school for cultural documentation and cosponsored by Salisbury University and the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. During this summer 2003 field school, folklorists interviewed, photographed, and collected materials from residents of Crisfield, Maryland to document the maritime arts, tradition, and history. The project created 46 audio tapes, over 800 photographs, and extensive field notes (and participant releases) during interviews with seafood-business owners and workers (including Spanish speaking migrant workers from Mexico), schoolteachers, watermen, city officials, religious leaders, truck drivers, parks and marina managers, and boat captains. The collection is one of two copies and originals are kept with the Ward Museum.

Associated Subjects: Oral History • Seafood Industry • Maritime
Identifier: 2004.007
Repository: Local History Archives
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Tom Horton audio recordings and photographs

by Horton, Tom (1977 – 1999)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

The Tom Horton audio recordings and photographs are a series of interviews conducted with individuals from the Chesapeake Bay Region of Maryland, 1977-1999 with the bulk of the material dating from 1989-1993. The audio cassettes were utilized as research for Horton’s book, “An Island out of Time: a memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake.” Recorded accounts from island residents, waterman, and individuals involved in the Chesapeake Bay Region share their life stories, customs, traditions, and concerns about Smith Island but also, other islands and places in and along Chesapeake Bay. Interviews also document Tangier, Deal, Assateague, Chincoteague Islands, and Havre De Grace, Maryland. Also documented are the audio recordings of Chesapeake Storytellers as well as regional spiritual and musical influences.

Identifier: 2015.042
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment