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Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
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Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie Auditions (1965)
- One reel to reel recording (13:30 minutes). Radio program about the 1965 Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair competition, featuring the winner Graham singing the Foster song. These radio programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music. One reel to reel recording. Starting in 1951, each February, the Stephen Foster Memorial and the Florida Federation of Music Clubs sponsored a competition aimed at young female vocalists. The winner was dubbed that year's "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair." A ball was also held in association with the contest. Starting in 1954, winners were awarded musical scholarships, and a spot on the Florida Folk Festival program.