Two external websites were produced
by the South Georgia Folklife Project.
“Faces” in the Piney Woods: Traditions
of Turpentining in South Georgia is a multi-media website from an
oral history project of the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta
State University. It reflects the perspective of the field of folklore
aSnd focuses on the occupational folklife of South Georgia turpentine
workers. This site contains information gathered from 1998-2004 through
background research, photographs, video, and oral interviews. It
includes information on work in the woods and life in the turpentine
camps as told by those who lived it. This
project is supported in part by an award from the Georgia Council
for the Arts through the Appropriations from the Georgia General
Assembly. The Council is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment
for the Arts.
Lessons on Place, Heritage, and Tradition for the Georgia Classroom (Valdosta
State University 2002), is a PDF version of the workbook by Diane Howard
and Laurie Sommers, with educators from Cook County (Georgia) schools.
The workbook links the writing process to folklife and combines approaches
from place-based education, heritage education, and folklife in education.
It was funded by grants from the Georgia Humanities Council and the National