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Saturday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Saturday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Date
1954-05-08
Description
One reel to reel. The first half of the reel consists of Friday evening and Saturday morning performances. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Collection
WPA field recordings in Masaryktown (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)

WPA field recordings in Masaryktown (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)

Date
1939-08-27
Description
    One reel to reel. (These songs appear at the end of the reel. Recordings from another WPA expedition is at the start. These same recordings appear at the start of T86-252, as well.) These recordings were created by Morris of the University of Florida, assisted by workers of the Florida Writers Project (including photographer Robert Cook), in 1939 and 1940. He created 14 12-inch acetate records in total. On this recording, Morris recorded a husband and wife team in Masaryktown. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) – after 1939, the Works Projects Administration – was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida’s FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art’s Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida’s WPA program by the Library of Congress’ Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, these disks often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. In 1986, the FFP staff made copies of many of these recordings onto reel to reels for inclusion to the Florida Folklife Archive. The originals are still housed with the Library of Congress.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t76-006cSaturday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Folk singers
Performing arts
Seminole Indians
Creek Indians
Native Americans
Singing
Dance
Indian arts
Square dance
Square dancing
Guitar music
Singers
Dancers
Musicians
Town criers
Guitarist
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a_s1576_t86-251aWPA field recordings in Masaryktown (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Arts, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakian Americans
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Songs, Slavic
Polka music
Dance music
Singers
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