Series Description

Record Group Number:


Series Number:

.S 1615


Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. Florida Folklife Archive


Video recordings of Florida folklife events, programs, and television broadcasts, 1948-1995.


393.00 items

Medium Included:

videotapes (16mm motion picture films and 3/4", 1/2", and 8mm video cassette tapes. )motion pictures 16mm.
(16mm motion picture films and 3/4", 1/2", and 8mm video cassette tapes. )

Organization / Arrangement:

Arranged by general format (motion picture films, video cassette tapes), then roughly chronological by date of event or of tape production.

Terms Governing Use:

Reproduction of videos produced by television networks or local television stations requires permission of network or station. Use and reproduction of brittle older recordings is at the discretion of archives staff.


This series consists of motion picture films and video tape cassette recordings of performances by, interviews with, or documentaries about folk musicians, craftspersons, storytellers, folklife interpreters, and various aspects of folklife and folklore in Florida. Many of the recordings document performances by national and local folk personalities at the annual Florida Folk Festival from 1952 to 1995. There are also a number of public service announcements produced to publicize the Florida Folk Festival.
Many other recordings, including documentaries and other shows produced for broadcast television, document other folk festivals and events, folk personalities and traditions, and programs carried out by the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs, such as Folk Arts in Education activities. Together, the recordings document such areas as children's lore, foodways, religious traditions, Seminole culture, maritime traditions, ethnic folk culture, material culture, and occupational lore.

Finding Aids:

Item listing available.

Subject Access Fields:

Folk dance music Florida
Folk festivals Florida
Folk music Florida
Folk-rock music Florida
Folk singers Florida
Folk songs Florida
Folklore Florida
Folklore Performance Florida
Oral tradition
Folk art Florida
Folk artists Florida
Folklore and children Florida
Folk music groups Florida
Folklore and education Florida
Video recordings. aat
Videocassettes. aat
Motion pictures. aat

Added Entries:

Florida Folklife ProgramĀ 
Florida. Dept. of State. --Division of Historical Resources.
Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs
Florida Folk Festival