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Friday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

Friday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

Date
1982-05-28
Description
One reel to reel recording. This was the opening of the 1982 Florida Folk Festival. Closson was the director of the Florida Folklife Program. The Shoestring Puppet Theater was based out of Jacksonville. Boltin served as the emcee. Baldwin was followed by the Niblack Elementary School. Hoslton was an influential Florida bluegrass musician.
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Images of the 1982 Florida Folk Festival

Images of the 1982 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1981-05-23
Description
Three proof sheets with 105 black and white images (plus negatives). (Includes index sheets) Images of the performers and demonstrators of the festival. Includes singer McLean performing with Lais, Boltin, and Rogers; Seminoles Osceola, Billie, and Jumper demonstrating Seminole culture; the Shoestring Puppet Theater; carnival/medicine show performers Noell and Rodgers; clown Jim Parker; the Cross Creek Cloggers performing; Folklife Program staff Beauchamp, Bryant, and Green; and folklorists Petersen, Bulger, and Dyen.
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Images of the Florida Folklife Program at the Stephen Foster Center

Images of the Florida Folklife Program at the Stephen Foster Center

Date
1982-06
Description
One proof sheet with 17 black and white images (plus negatives). Images of Florida Folklife Program staff engaged in various activities at the Stephen Foster Center. Includes of various office staff, including Beauchamp on the telephone. Also includes several images of the Folklore in Education Seminar, held 2 June 1982, that included state folklorist Peggy Bulger and folklorists Belland, Petersen, and Closson. The seminar focused on Hamilton and Columbia counties.
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Interview with folklorist Dave Closson and Ormond Loomis for public radio

Interview with folklorist Dave Closson and Ormond Loomis for public radio

Date
1982-08-25
Description

One audio cassette. Side A, Interview of Dave Closson: The hard copy transcript and cassette recording of this interview only feature Closson's responses. They do not include the interviewer's questions. Closson discusses what constitutes tradition (traditionality); defines the term "folk;" and talks about studying minority groups, folklorists' sense of objectivity, the geographical scope of the Florida Folklife Program, producing folk studies for both scholars and the public, folk differences in Florida, and the Florida Folk Festival.

Side B, Interview of Ormond Loomis: The hard copy transcript and cassette recording of this interview only feature Loomis’s responses. They do not include the interviewer’s questions. Loomis discusses a fur and hide trading company in western Florida; the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival; uses for Florida folklife studies; stereotypes about folk culture (which many automatically consider as being rural, regressive, and Appalachian or of the deep South); cultural group identities; defining and preserving folklore; tradition bearers; and valuing forms of informal education.

 

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Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 30 April 1982

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 30 April 1982

Date
1982-04-30
Description
Two audio cassettes. Council Members present: Catherine Sugrue (Chairman), E.W. Carswell, Ronald Foreman; Council Members absent: James Billie, Miguel Gonzalez-Pando (ill); Alan Jabbour; Lillian Saunders (resigned); Florida Folklife Program Staff: David Closson (Director), Iris Greene (Secretary), Peggy Bulger (Arts Administrator), Doris Dyen (Historian), Merri Belland (Folk Arts Coordinator), Betsy Peterson (Arts Administrator), John Marshall (Folk Arts Coordinator), Bob McNeil (Archives Assistant). For minutes and details of the meeting, see the S 1579, box 1, folder: Indexes for C84-102 through C84-125. The Florida Folklife Council (FFC) was created by legislation in 1979 (79-322, SB 1203) within the Department of State to advise the Secretary of State on issues relating to folk arts and folk life as well as stimulate and encourage statewide public interest and participation in folk arts and folklore, sponsor conferences and workshops throughout the state, and make recommendations for the development of a statewide Florida Folk Arts program. The Florida Folklife Council consists of seven members appointed by the Secretary of State for four-year terms.
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Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 9 December 1981

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 9 December 1981

Date
1981-12-09
Description
Two audio cassettes. Council Members present: Catherine Sugrue, Lillian Saunders, Ronald Foreman, E.W. Carswell; Council Members absent: James Billie, Alan Jabbour, Miguel Gonzalez-Pando; Florida Folklife Program Staff: Lee Warner (Acting Director), Merri Belland (Folk Arts Coordinator), Peggy Bulger (Arts Administrator), Doris Dyen (Historian), Iris Greene (Secretary), John Marshall (Folk Arts Coordinator), Betsy Peterson (Arts Administrator), Bob McNeil (Archives Assistant), Visitors: David Closson, Rosemary Closson, Ross Morrell, and Sharon Perry, Lake City Reporter. For minutes and details of the meeting, see the S 1579, box 1, folder: Indexes for C84-102 through C84-125. The Florida Folklife Council (FFC) was created by legislation in 1979 (79-322, SB 1203) within the Department of State to advise the Secretary of State on issues relating to folk arts and folk life as well as stimulate and encourage statewide public interest and participation in folk arts and folklore, sponsor conferences and workshops throughout the state, and make recommendations for the development of a statewide Florida Folk Arts program. The Florida Folklife Council consists of seven members appointed by the Secretary of State for four-year terms.
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Public Forum on the 1982 Florida Folk Festival

Public Forum on the 1982 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1982-04-25
Description
Two audio cassettes. A meeting featuring council member Ronald Foreman; David Closson, the Director of the Florida Folklife Program; folklorist Peggy Bulger; a representative from the Florida Secretary of State's office; and former folk festival organizer Thelma Boltin. They met to hear public commentary on the changing direction of the Florida Folk Festival, including installation of a revolving schedule that would limit how many times a performer could perform from year to year. Committee members discussed the changes as a way to bring diversity and improved representation to the festival. Members of the public who made comments included Stetson Kennedy, who criticized the Festival's over-emphasis on white culture, Will McLean, and folk musicians and artists who were angered at not being invited to return to the festival that year. In addition, the discussion centered on problems over compensating participants equitably. Includes heated exchanges between the public and participants and the council members and folklorists.
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Public workshop on Florida Folk Festival policy (Miami)

Public workshop on Florida Folk Festival policy (Miami)

Date
1982-10-31
Description
Three audio cassettes. Recording of a public meeting held at the Florida International University to discuss the new Florida Folk Festival policies. In April 1982, the Department of State (DOS) and its Florida Folklife Program (FFP) sent out notice that the policies were changing. The result was a highly charged meeting between the FFP, the Florida Folklife Council, and the many folk artists. (See C83-90 and C83-91 in S 1576, box 10.) That fall, once the policy was completed, the FFP and the DOS offered several public meetings across the state. Includes discussion of the policy as well as input from various attendees as to the future of the festival. In addition to Miami, meetings were held in Tampa and White Springs.
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Public workshop on Florida Folk Festival policy (Tampa)

Public workshop on Florida Folk Festival policy (Tampa)

Date
1982-11-07
Description
Three audio cassettes. Recording of a public meeting held at the Florida International University to discuss the new Florida Folk Festival policies. In April 1982, the Department of State (DOS) and its Florida Folklife Program (FFP) sent out notice that the policies were changing. The result was a highly charged meeting between the FFP, the Florida Folklife Council, and the many folk artists. (See C83-90 and C83-91 in S 1576, box 10.) That fall, once the policy was completed, the FFP and the DOS offered several public meetings across the state. Includes discussion of the policy as well as input from various attendees as to the future of the festival. In addition to Tampa, meetings were held in Miami and White Springs.
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The Folklore in Education Seminar

The Folklore in Education Seminar

Date
1981-05-23
Description
One black and white print. A seminar held at the Stephen Foster Center that focused on folklife in education in Hamilton and Columbia counties.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t83-018Friday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)SoundSingers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Games
Puppet drama
Elementary schools
Puppet theater
Punch and Judy
Maypoles
Oral narratives
Storytelling
Tales
Bluegrass music
Singing
Children
Folklorists
Puppeteers
Storytellers
Students
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Images of the 1982 Florida Folk FestivalImages of the 1982 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageMusicians
Bands (Music)
Blues singers
Cooks
Performers
Circus performers
Ventriloquists
Singers
Guitarist
Dancers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Ventriloquism
Puppets
Clog dancing
Guitarists
Folk singers
Theatrical makeup
Cooking and dining
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
African Americans
Clowns
Folklorists
Pianists
Puppeteers
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Images of the Florida Folklife Program at the Stephen Foster CenterImages of the Florida Folklife Program at the Stephen Foster CenterStill ImageWorkers
Meetings
Forums (Discussion and debate)
Folklore centers
Public service employment
Workplace
Occupational groups
Occupational folklore
Offices
Folklorists
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a_s1576_09_c83-060Interview with folklorist Dave Closson and Ormond Loomis for public radioSoundInterviews
Public radio
Radio programs
Radio public speaking
Occupational groups
Oral histories
Folklife
Occupational training
Teaching of folklore
Personal experience narratives
Folklorists
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a_s1576_15_c84-104Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 30 April 1982SoundPublic officer
Meetings
Folklife
Folklore
Arts administrators
Oral communication
Public officers
Public officials
Folklorists
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a_s1576_14_c84-103Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 9 December 1981SoundPublic officer
Meetings
Folklife
Folklore
Arts administrators
Oral communication
Public officers
Public officials
Folklorists
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a_s1576_10_c83-090Public Forum on the 1982 Florida Folk FestivalSoundMeetings
Forums (Discussion and debate)
Public officers
Public officials
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore
Performers
Folklorists
Singers
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a_s1576_38_tape27Public workshop on Florida Folk Festival policy (Miami)SoundPublic officer
Meetings
Forums (Discussion and debate)
Public officers
Public officials
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Public service employment
Folklore
Folklorists
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a_s1576_38_tape30Public workshop on Florida Folk Festival policy (Tampa)SoundPublic officer
Meetings
Forums (Discussion and debate)
Public officers
Public officials
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Public service employment
Folklore
Folklorists
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The Folklore in Education SeminarThe Folklore in Education SeminarStill ImageConferences and seminars series
Seminars
Workshops (Adult education)
Teaching of folklore
Education
Educators
Folklorists
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