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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Ethnicity or Nationality is exactly "African American"
1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award Ceremony for Mary McClain

1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award Ceremony for Mary McClain

Date
1986
Description
One proof sheet with 18 black and white images (plus negatives). Award ceremony for blues singer Mary McClain. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1986. She died on 4 April 2000.
Collection
1990 apprenticeship program master artists

1990 apprenticeship program master artists

Date
1990
Description
Seven color slides. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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1992 Florida Folk Heritage Award ceremony for the Versiteers

1992 Florida Folk Heritage Award ceremony for the Versiteers

Date
1992-08-21
Description
Audio cassette recording. Approximately one hour. The Versiteers were a black gospel a capella singing group. They consisted of Harry Mae Anthony, Artie Brooks, Myrtle Barton, L.V. Starling, and Belinda Carter. The recording was made at the New Berlin Baptist Church during a ceremony awarding the Versiteers the Florida Folk Heritage Award for 1992. The recording includes the awards ceremony, as well as church services and gospel singing. Performers include The Versiteers, The Harbor Lights, Rev. Marcus King, and the New St. James Choir. Included in the folder is a recording log listing all the songs and speakers. See also S 1723, box 1 for photographs of the ceremony.
Collection
45th Anniversary of the Senior Choir program

45th Anniversary of the Senior Choir program

Date
1985-01-12
Description
Four audio cassettes. Recording of the 45th anniversary program for the senior choir of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. The program consisted of traditional gospel and spiritual songs. A malfunctioning microphone caused some distortion and feedback on the recording. In Winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Collection
Abner Jay at the Stephen Foster Center

Abner Jay at the Stephen Foster Center

Date
1978-05
Description
Eight black and white prints.
Collection
African American Blues Workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

African American Blues Workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1989-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. (also copied onto C90-50). Cooley served as emcee.
Collection
African American dancers and singers at the Florida Folk Festival

African American dancers and singers at the Florida Folk Festival

Date
1957-05
Description
Nineteen black and white prints. Images of various African American church and school choral groups performing at the Florida Folk Festival.
Collection
African American Gospel Workshop at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

African American Gospel Workshop at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1987-05-24
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Roller served as emcee.
Collection
African American Gospel Workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

African American Gospel Workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1989-05-27
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Cooley served as emcee.
Collection
African American Gospel Workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

African American Gospel Workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1989-05-28
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Cooley served as emcee. Massey and Ruark were the dance intsructors. The band consisted of Bob Stone (fiddle); Mike Ayers (mandolin); Judy Trotta (washboard); Guy Burke (guitar); and Mike Stapleton (accordion).
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award Ceremony for Mary McClain1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award Ceremony for Mary McClainStill ImageMusical groups
Awards
Special events
Public speaking
Music performance
Bluegrass musicians
String bands
African Americans
Bands (Music)
Blues singers
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1990 apprenticeship program master artists1990 apprenticeship program master artistsStill ImageTeaching of folklore
Dancers
Banjoists
Drummers (Musicians)
Fiddlers
Musicians
Tattoo artists
Wood carvers
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a_s1723_01_01_tape011992 Florida Folk Heritage Award ceremony for the VersiteersSoundSingers/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
a_s1714_03_tape0245th Anniversary of the Senior Choir programSoundFieldwork
African Americans
Choir singing
Singing
Choirs (music)
Religious music
Religion
Protestants
Christianity
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Spiritual music
Spirituals (Songs)
Music performance
Performing arts
Churches
Church membership
Special events
Church attendance
Sound recording
Singers
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Abner Jay at the Stephen Foster CenterAbner Jay at the Stephen Foster CenterStill ImagePerforming arts
Performers
Banjoes
Banjo music
String instruments
Musical instruments
Musicians
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a_s1576_t89-028African American Blues Workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundPianists
Blues singers
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Blues (Music)
Piano music (Blues)
Musicians
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African American dancers and singers at the Florida Folk FestivalAfrican American dancers and singers at the Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageAfrican Americans
Children
A capella singing
Costumes
Students
Performing arts
Dancers
Singers
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a_s1576_t87-130African American Gospel Workshop at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Workshops (Adult education)
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
A capella singers
A capella singing
Choir singing
Singers
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a_s1576_t89-026African American Gospel Workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundPianists
Singers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Piano music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Religious music
Musicians
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a_s1576_t89-041African American Gospel Workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundMusicians
Singers
Pianists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Workshops (Adult education)
Choir singing
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel music
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