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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Personal Name is exactly "Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864"
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Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1953)

Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1953)

Date
1953-01-11
Description
One reel to reel recording. Stephen Foster Day was usually celebrated on 13 January, which was the day songwriter Foster died. 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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Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1952)

Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1952)

Date
1952-01-13
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Stephen Foster Day was celebrated on 13 January, which was the day songwriter Foster died. 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.
Collection
College Bands performing Stephen Foster Songs at the Stephen Foster Museum

College Bands performing Stephen Foster Songs at the Stephen Foster Museum

Date
1952-01-05
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Collection
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.
Collection
Stephen Foster Melodies

Stephen Foster Melodies

Date
1951-08-15
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Collection
Jean Gautier performs Stephen Foster songs

Jean Gautier performs Stephen Foster songs

Date
1951-06-11
Description
One reel to reel recording. Gautier performs songs by Stephen Foster with accompanying piano.
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Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1951)

Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1951)

Date
1951-05-06
Description
Three reel to reel recordings. Stephen Foster Day was celebrated on 13 January, which was the day songwriter Foster died. 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.
Collection
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Story of Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Story of Stephen Foster

Date
1965
Description
One reel to reel recording Created for Stephen Foster Week (1/13-1/19), this program was about the life of songwriter Stephen Foster. 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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Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie Auditions (1965)

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie Auditions (1965)

Date
1965-03
Description
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.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2043_00037Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1953)SoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Singing
Public officials
Public speaking
Special events
Musicians
Public officer
Singers
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a_s2043_00029Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1952)SoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Singing
Public officials
Public speaking
Special events
Musicians
Public officer
Singers
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a_s2043_00028College Bands performing Stephen Foster Songs at the Stephen Foster MuseumSoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Singing
Musical ensembles
Universities and colleges
Musicians
Bands (Music)
Singers
Students
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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_00019Stephen Foster MelodiesSoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Singing
Musicians
Singers
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a_s2043_00017Jean Gautier performs Stephen Foster songsSoundMusic--Performance
Folksongs
Vocal music
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a_s2043_00014Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1951)SoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Singing
Public officials
Public speaking
Special events
Musicians
Public officer
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_s2042_sfm_76Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Story of Stephen FosterSoundRadio
Documentaries Radio
Radio programs, Public service
Performing arts
Composers
Songs
Life histories
Advertising, Public service
Music performance
Radio announcing
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Folklore and history
Biography
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a_s2042_sfm_73Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie Auditions (1965)SoundAccordionists
Dancers
Radio
Documentaries Radio
Radio programs, Public service
Competitions
Singing
Contests
Talent shows
Popular songs
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Radio announcing
Advertising, Public service
Singers
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