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Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (1963 version)

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (1963 version)

Date
1963-02
Description
One reel to reel recording (28:40 minutes) Radio program about the story behind Foster's "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair" and the similarly named talent competition held each February at the Stephen Foster Memorial and sponsored by the Florida Federation of Music Clubs. The competition was begun by Mrs. Leon Whitehurst of Brooksville, and president of the Stephen Foster Memorial Corporation of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs. In 1954, a musical scholarship was added to the competition. The second half of the program features recordings of contestant auditions from 1962 competition, including the winner, Rebecca Ann Jenkins. These 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.
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Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Hodges & Music (30-minute version)

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Hodges & Music (30-minute version)

Date
1963-10
Description
One reel to reel recording (28 minutes). Story about Foster scholar Fletcher Hodges, Jr., who was the curator of Foster Hall at the University of Pittsburgh, and author of a Foster biography. Hodges was a native of Indiana, where he was asked in 1932 to curate the Eli Lilly and Co.'s collection of Foster materials (20,000 items). He moved with the collection to the University of Pittsburgh in 1937. Also features performances of songs by Foster. There is also a 15-minute version. 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.
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a_s2042_sfm_21Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (1963 version)SoundRadio
Radio programs, Public service
Documentaries Radio
Talent shows
Beauty contests
Competitions
Contests
Singing
Music performance
Performing arts
Singers
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a_s2042_sfm_62Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Hodges & Music (30-minute version)SoundArchivists
Curators
Authors
Radio
Documentaries Radio
Radio programs, Public service
Performing arts
Singing
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
Music performance
Radio announcing
Advertising, Public service
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Choruses
Singers
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