Interview with Ralph L. Dupree, January 7, 1989
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Ralph L. Dupree, January 7, 1989. Esto (Fla.). Fieldworker: Janis Rosenberg. Audio file digitized from cassette tape. Part of the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections.
Ralph Dupree is a tradition-bearer, a cooper, who learned his craft from his father. He is a native Floridian who learned and practiced his craft in Florida in a native industry. He still possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the traditional art of barrel-making.
Includes two newspaper articles referencing Ralph Dupree.
- January 7, 1989
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Series 8: PRJ-1010 Sounds of South Georgia Box 19 Folder 70: VHS-1010.06 The McIntosh County Shouters may not be copied
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Call number: PRJ-1002
address: General Delivery
birthplace: "Esto, FL"
ethnicity_1: African American
genre: "Turpentine, coopering, occupational folklife, naval stores"
occupation: transportation provider for hospital patients
contact_made_by: Barbara Seitz (FLA Folk Art Exhibit)
notes: "deceased". Interview copied from collection of Florida State Archives
PRJ1014-075, ADS-1002-07, CAS 1002.01c
Artist data sheet references a 1986 interview. Possibly at Florida Archives.