VideoCecil Smith describes the responsibilities and schedule of the hash crews. Hashmaster Melvin Fouchee relates how he came to learn the recipe from Ike Berry.
General - Traditional Arts
Home to a wealth of folk traditions, South Carolina is culturally and geographically diverse. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Sea Islands and from rural crossroads to urban centers, the state boasts rich sources of traditional culture and folklore. Rooted in family and community activities, folklife involves expressive forms of many kinds that are communicated verbally and by observation or imitation. Folk artists can learn through apprenticeships, but most often are taught informally by family members or close friends. This sharing of information can occur in many different group settings - familial, occupational, religious, social, and educational. Folklife is dynamic by nature, a part of a community's history that continues to develop every day, with every generation.
Digital Traditions was developed to provide access to the Folklife Resource Center (FRC) at McKissick Museum. For thirty years, deeply rooted traditions like quilting, pottery, basketry, communal foodways, and folk music have been documented through audio, video, and photography. For further information about any of the artists featured on Digital Traditions, send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within this Series
VideoMeaders discussing his roots in traditional pottery. From the program "Venture: Southern Stoneware" co-produced by the SC State Museum and McKissick Museum. 1987.
VideoJohn Derrick talks about the skills he learned from his father.
VideoThe Whetsell’s fix the puddin’ pot, the featured dish at the Indian Field Camp Meeting, held every year in St. George, SC.
VideoBoozer works with a draw knife and a rasp to shape the decoy body out of white cedar. Video produced and shot by SC Educational Television.
VideoSouthern food writer, John Egerton, goes to the St. Mary Magdalene Parish annual picnic. Burgoo is the iconic food at Catholic Parish picnics in Daviess County, KY.
VideoFootage from Folklife Resource Center documentation in the late 1980s. Filmed in Nola Harris Campbell's home. Related Links Catawba Cultural Preservation Catawba Cultural Center
VideoBernice Cromwell and Rosiland Lucas talk about the power of music in their lives...
VideoVernon McQuire speaks on the process of butchering the hog and Darrin Williams, Huddie’s son, talks of his father’s cooking process.
VideoSnype and Washington discuss the innovations in sweetgrass basket design and the progression through various basket types. Video is provided by McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina.