HistoryMiami’s South Florida Folklife Center (SFFC) carried out the Florida Jai-Alai Project, a fieldwork project aimed at identifying and documenting the state's leading practitioners of the Basque ballgame's traditions. Research was conducted in Orlando, Fort Pierce, Hamilton County, Gainesville, Dania Beach, Quincy, Ocala, St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, and Miami. The project began in June 2010 and concluded in December 2012. This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Michael Knoll created the project and was the lead researcher. Robert L. Stone was the photographer and conducted fieldwork in North and Central Florida. The Florida Folklife Program also assisted with archival research.
Access Notes: This collection consists of born digital materials. Please contact staff ahead of your visit to access these materials.
Files include MP3 recordings, interview logs, and transcripts of interviews with Christophe Forestier, Benjamin Bueno, David Dodd, Juan Ramon Arrasate, Kathleen Jones, Manuel Ruiz, Martin Fleischman, Richard Berenson, Stuart Neiman, Juan Jose Carroquino, Clemente Garcia, Jesus Pradera, Wagimen Soemanto, Carlos Pita, Glen Richards, Charles David Brower, Juan Leon, Raphael Ferragut, Santiago Echaniz, Francisco Elorriaga, Roger Coscarat, Dale Popp, Ivan Martinez, Luis Gardner, Carlos Campos, and Paco Gonzalez.
Files include JPEG and CR2 images taken at frontons in Orlando, Fort Pierce, Hamilton County, Quincy, St. Petersburg, Ocala, Dania Beach, Miami, and West Palm Beach. Photographs by Robert L. Stone.
Files include notes for fieldwork conducted in Hamilton County and Orlando.
Files include documents submitted for the National Endowment for the Arts grant application and reporting documents.