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DAT-1002.02 Carter and West in the Woods, April 18, 1998

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Collection number: Folder 2

Scope and Contents

id: DAT-1002.02

item_title: Carter and West in the Woods

call_number: PRJ-1002

project_title: ;

equipment_used: ;

informant_name: Eddie B. Robinson, Alton Carter, Elliott West

fieldworker: Laurie Kay Sommers

recording_engineer: Laurie Kay Sommers

date: 04/18/98

recording_location: Ware County

content_summary: Recording of the three turpentine men, boss Carter and workers Robinson and West, in the woods outside the entrance to Okefenokee Swamp Park south of Waycross, getting sound for a radio program, and recording their comments about work in the woods and the difficulties turpentiners faced in the twilight of the industry. This was not actual work, but West in his work clothes and with his hack chipping on old faces so I could get sounds for the radio program that was eventually included in Wiregrass Ways.

notes: material from this tape included in Wiregrass Ways Turpentine radio program.

technical_summary: Good--includes actual sounds of working in the woods.

genre: occupational folklife, personal experience narratives, naval stores, turpentine

places: Ware County, Waycross

people: Alton Carter, Elliott West, Eddie B. Robinson

groups: African American, European American

keywords: chipper, hack, cup, tools


  • April 18, 1998

Conditions Governing Access


From the Collection: 40 Boxes

From the Collection: 3 items

From the Collection: 205 Cassettes

From the Collection: 29 Reels

From the Collection: 183 DVDs

From the Collection: 31 Video cassette

From the Collection: 41 Compact Disc


From the Collection: English


Repository Details

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