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100th Anniversary Celebration of creation of state song Old Folks at Home

100th Anniversary Celebration of creation of state song Old Folks at Home

Date
1951-09-30
Description
Six reel to reel recordings. Songwriter Stephen Foster wrote Old Folks at Home in 1851. In 1935, the Florida Legislature designated "Old Folks at Home" (often referred to as "Way Down Upon the Suwannee River") as Florida's state song. Over the next two decades, several Floridians began to push for a memorial to the song's composer, Stephen Collins Foster, considered by many to be the nation's first commercial songwriter. Finally, after the efforts of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs, the state opened the Stephen Foster Memorial, a 250-acre state-owned park, in White Springs, Florida in 1950, and would eventually comprise a bell tower, a Stephen Foster Museum, landscaped park grounds, and an annual Florida Folk Festival, along with other public programs. That same year, the state created the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission to administer the development and maintenance of the park.
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99th Celebration of Creation of state song Old Folks at Home

99th Celebration of Creation of state song Old Folks at Home

Date
1950
Description
One reel to reel recording. Songwriter Stephen Foster wrote Old Folks at Home in 1851. In 1935, the Florida Legislature designated "Old Folks at Home" (often referred to as "Way Down Upon the Suwannee River") as Florida's state song. Over the next two decades, several Floridians began to push for a memorial to the song's composer, Stephen Collins Foster, considered by many to be the nation's first commercial songwriter. Finally, after the efforts of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs, the state opened the Stephen Foster Memorial, a 250-acre state-owned park, in White Springs, Florida in 1950, and would eventually comprise a bell tower, a Stephen Foster Museum, landscaped park grounds, and an annual Florida Folk Festival, along with other public programs. That same year, the state created the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission to administer the development and maintenance of the park.
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Ada Miller performing the glass harmonica at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Ada Miller performing the glass harmonica at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1962-12
Description
One reel to reel recording.
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Amigo Male Singers performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Amigo Male Singers performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1954-10-18
Description
One reel to reel recording. The Amigo Male Singers of north central Florida were directed by Alfonso Levy of Lake City.
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Angelus Singers performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Angelus Singers performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
Description
One reel to reel recording. The Angelus Singers were from Orlando. They were directed by W. Ivan Wilder.
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Carmen Dragon at Stephen Foster Memorial

Carmen Dragon at Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1960-07-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. Dragon was a composer and conductor from Antioch, California. He conducted the Hollywood Bowl Symphony, and composed several film scores, including "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "Cover Girl", for which he won an Academy Award in 1944. His son, Daryl Dragon, was the husband half of Captain & Tennile. His daughter, also Carmen, was a world-renowned harpist.
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Ceremony for Road Guard Station in White Springs

Ceremony for Road Guard Station in White Springs

Date
1963
Description
One reel-to-reel recording.
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Christmas concert at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Christmas concert at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1959-12-29
Description
One reel to reel recording. Songs from a Christmas concert; not a complete recording.
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Cora McKinney speaking and singing at the Stephen Foster Center in 1963

Cora McKinney speaking and singing at the Stephen Foster Center in 1963

Date
1963-03-31
Description
One reel to reel. McKinney, who retired from teaching in 1936, talked about growing up in Florida, sang, and recited poetry.
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Dedication ceremonies for the Osceola Statue Unveiling

Dedication ceremonies for the Osceola Statue Unveiling

Date
1958-07-20
Description
Two reel to reel recordings.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2043_00020100th Anniversary Celebration of creation of state song Old Folks at Home SoundFoster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Music performance
Performing arts
Anniversaries
Singing
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
State songs
Special events
Public officer
Choruses
Singers
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a_s2043_0000699th Celebration of Creation of state song Old Folks at HomeSoundFoster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Music performance
Performing arts
Anniversaries
Singing
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
State songs
Special events
Choruses
Singers
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a_s2043_00128Ada Miller performing the glass harmonica at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Singers
Glass harmonica
Glass harmonica music
Cristal
Musicians
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a_s2043_00045Amigo Male Singers performing at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundMusic performance
Performing arts
Singing
Musical groups
African Americans
Choirs (music)
Choir singing
Choruses
Singers
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a_s2043_00083Angelus Singers performing at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Singing
Singers
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a_s2043_00072Carmen Dragon at Stephen Foster MemorialSoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Composers
Symphonies
Composer
Conductors
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a_s2043_00179Ceremony for Road Guard Station in White SpringsSoundFolklore
Politicians
Folklorists
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a_s2043_00062Christmas concert at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundPerforming arts
Music performance
Concerts
Christmas music
Holidays
Singers
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a_s1576_t77-266Cora McKinney speaking and singing at the Stephen Foster Center in 1963SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Oral histories
Special events
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Oral poetry
Local history
Singing
Singers
Teacher
Storytellers
Poets
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a_s2043_00054Dedication ceremonies for the Osceola Statue UnveilingSoundDedications
Statues
Seminole Indians
Florida history
Public speaking
Public officials
Folklorists
Judges
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