Dublin Core Metadata

Subject

We have used the following as a standard vocabulary for this field:

  • African American folklore and stories in Jacksonville
  • African American newspapers and journalists of Jacksonville
  • African American women in Jacksonville
  • African American workers in Jacksonville
  • African American writers of Jacksonville
  • Art in African American communities of Jacksonville
  • Art in African American schools in Jacksonville
  • African American family history
  • African American history of Florida
  • Crafts in African American communities of Jacksonville
  • Development of Jacksonville
  • Experiences of former slaves
  • Religion in African American communities of Jacksonville

Description

We have used this field initially to provide a brief summary of the document contents. Most or all of these descriptions will be developed into more complete headnotes.

Creator

For JHS folders 1-18, this field contains Viola Muse except when the creator of the document in question is someone else, as in the case of "Gar Wood." For items in folder Selections from The Florida Negro, this field contains Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida, and for items in Selections from WPA Slave Narratives, vol. 3, Works Progress Administration Federal Writers’ Project.

Source

For items in JHS folders 1-18, this field contains Jacksonville Historical Society, Viola Muse Collection, followed by folder and item numbers. For items in folder Selections from The Florida Negro, the value of this field is State Archives of Florida, manuscript of The Florida Negro, S1585, and for items in Selections from WPA Slave Narratives, vol. 3, Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, vol. 3, Library of Congress, 1941, followed by the inclusive page numbers.

Date

For all documents without an explicit date, or for which we cannot deduce a more exact date, we have used the range 1936-1940.

Contributor

We have included the names of all individuals who have contributed to the preparation of the document, indicating their respective roles (transcription, encoding, edition) in parentheses, with two exceptions: In general, we do not include here the names of the three project leaders — Laura Heffernan, Tru Leverette, and Clayton McCarl — nor that of Melinda Peacock, who digitized the entire collection.

Format

We indicate whether the document is handwritten or typed, as well as the number of pages and observations on the physical condition of the item.

Language

All documents are in English, for which we have used the standard abbreviation EN.

Type

We use the following as a standard vocabulary:

  • Artwork (This applies when the object itself is a piece of artwork. For a document that discusses a piece of art, we use Notes on artwork.)
  • Biographical notes
  • Biographical narrative
  • Historical notes
  • Historical narrative
  • Interview notes
  • List of questions/instructions
  • Notes on artwork
  • Notes on crafts
  • Miscellaneous notes
  • Poetry

Identifier

We have assigned to each item an identifier that is identical to the corresponding XML filename, without the .xml extension. For the collections, we have assigned identifiers that mirror the initial nodes in the XML filenames for the items in that collection. For instance, the identifiers for the collections that correspond to folders 1-3 at JHS are jhs-195918-01, jhs-195918-02 and jhs-195918-03. The identifiers for items in Selections from The Florida Negro are fn followed by the inclusive page numbers, as in fn-27-29 in the case of "Git It 'n Run!" from The Florida Negro. Items in Selections from WPA Slave Narratives, vol. 3 bear identifiers consisting of loc-sn-v3 and the initials of the subject, as in loc-sn-v3-cc in the case of Charles Coates Narrative (2 of 2).

Coverage

We use the following as a standard vocabulary:

  • 19th Century Florida
  • 20th Century Florida