Folk Arts Day at the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville

Type:

Moving Image

Date:

03/29/1985

Item:

Video recording

Series:

S1615

Item ID:

FV-20, FV-21, FV-22

General Note/Comment

  • Three video recordings (VHS). FV-20: Includes Athenian Dancers, Marie Buggs, and Korean dancers. FV-21: Includes Korean dancers, interviews with participants, and Arabic singer Fahed Iwais. FV-22: Performance by the Dixie Jubilee Singers. For images of this festival, see S 1577, volume 40, slides S86-4454 - S86-4590; and S 1577, v. 26, slides S85-818 - S85-830. For more images of these artisans, see S 1577, v. 36-39. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.

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