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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 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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Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Hodges & Music (15-minute version)

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Hodges & Music (15-minute version)

Date
1963-10
Description
One reel to reel recording (13:11 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 30-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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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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Billy Vaughn performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Billy Vaughn performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1959
Description
One reel to reel recording. Concert by jazz saxophonist Vaughn. In 1959, he recorded at LP for Dot Records, Billy Vaughn Plays Stephen Foster (DOT 3260). Born in Glasgow, Kentucky, Vaughn began his career with the Hilltoppers as a vocalist. He then moved to the saxophone, covering instrumentals as an orchestra leader. He was known for his twin saxophone sound.
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Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Four 5-Minute Features

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Four 5-Minute Features

Date
1961
Description
One reel to reel recording. (20 minutes). Four short radio stories: 1. A Story and a Song of Yesterday (4:28) -- story on Foster's first composition, Tioga Waltz. 2. A Song of the South (4:30) -- Story about Foster's song, "I am Gonna Ride the Chariot", with the Amigo Male Singers performing it. 3. A Story of a Song and a Wagon (4:40) -- story behind Foster's "Oh! Suzanna". 4. Seminole Indian Josie Billie, Story and Song (4:45) -- Animal tale by Seminole storyteller Josie Billie. 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: Four Short Features

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Four Short Features

Date
1961
Description
One reel to reel recording. (15 minutes). Four short radio stories: 1. Open Thy Lattice, Love (3:30) -- story behind Stephen Foster's first published song. 2. Fletcher Hodges, Jr. (3:46)-- story about 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. 3. Masaryktown (3:45) -- story of the Czechoslovakian community, with Jerry Psenka's music. 4. Lem Griffis (4:00) -- sampler of Griffis' humorous stories; who was from the Okeefenokee swamp in South Georgia (the headwaters of the Suwannee River). He was a regular performer at the Festival. 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: Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair competition (1963)

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

Date
1963
Description
One reel to reel recording (14:20 minutes) Radio program about the 1963 Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair competition, featuring the winner Keitha Holz singing the Foster song, and remarks as well as an original composition by commercial songwriter and contest judge Gerald Marks. There were 21 contestants, and the event culminated in a Jeanie ball. Marks was the composer of "All of Me," and "The Night Shall Be Filled With Music." He also several Broadway shows and motion pictures. 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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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.
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Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1957-01-13
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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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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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a_s2042_sfm_61Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Hodges & Music (15-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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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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a_s2043_00253Billy Vaughn performing at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundAudiotape recordings
Saxophone music
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Jazz music
Saxophone music (Jazz)
Concerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Singers
Jazz musicians
Saxophonists
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a_s2042_sfm_14Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Four 5-Minute FeaturesSoundComposer
Singers
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Radio
Radio programs
Radio programs, Public service
Documentaries Radio
Composers
Folklore and history
Life histories
Singing
Music performance
Performing arts
Animal tales
Storytelling
Native Americans
Seminole Indians
Storytellers
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a_s2042_sfm_15Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Four Short FeaturesSoundComposer
Curators
Archivists
Musicians
Radio
Radio programs
Radio announcing
Documentaries Radio
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Popular songs
Commercial songs
Composers
Folklore and history
Life histories
Accordion music
Arts, Czechoslovakia
Oral narratives
Storytelling
Tall tales
Humor
Jokes
Personal experience narratives
Oral education
Advertising, Public service
Accordionists
Storytellers
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a_s2042_sfm_23Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair competition (1963)SoundComposer
Contests
Competitions
Talent shows
Beauty contests
Singing
Judges
Composers
Commercial songs
Songs
Advertising, Public service
Radio
Radio announcing
Radio programs
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
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_00048Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundConcerts
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_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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