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WPA field recordings in Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)

Date
1939-08-26
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in August 1939. They created a total of sixteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording, Cuban American and Italian American residents of Ybor City were recorded telling stories and singing traditional songs. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) — after 1939, the Works Projects Administration — was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida's FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art's Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida's WPA program by the Library of Congress' Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, they often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. In 1986, the FFP staff made copies of many of these recordings onto reel to reels for inclusion to the Florida Folklife Archive. The originals are still housed with the Library of Congress.
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Violin maker Gino Cavaceppi

Violin maker Gino Cavaceppi

Date
Description
One black and white print. See also S 1577, box 16, folder 28.
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Ukranian decorated eggs

Ukranian decorated eggs

Date
1988-08
Description
Eighteen color slides. Ukranian decorated eggs by Monsorno, a Ukranian-Italian-American. For an interview with Monsorno, see S 1618, Box 4, tape 1. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Thelma Boltin and Jennie Fitchen performing at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival

Thelma Boltin and Jennie Fitchen performing at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1982-05-30
Description
One color prints (plus one black and white print and negatives.) Duplicate of slide S82-96. They are singing "Barbara Allen." For a recording of the performance, see reel T83-33 in S1576.
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Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 6)

Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 6)

Date
2006-05-28
Description
One compact disc. Milner served as emcee. Fitchen was backed up by Dan Peterson (bass), Wayne martin (fiddle), and Dennis Devine (guitar).
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Sunday performances at the 2004 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 8)

Sunday performances at the 2004 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 8)

Date
2004-05-30
Description
One compact disc. Tom Sheddan was the emcee.
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Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 10)

Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 10)

Date
2003-05-25
Description
One compact disc. Green-Townsend served as emcee.
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Sunday performances at the 2002 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 9)

Sunday performances at the 2002 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 9)

Date
2002-05-26
Description
One compact disc.
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Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 18)

Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 18)

Date
2000-05-28
Description
One audio cassette tape.
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Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1987-05-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Walton's performance began on T87-40. Suchman's performance concludes on T87-42.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t86-251bWPA field recordings in Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Latinos
Work songs
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Narratives
Jokes
Riddles
Storytelling
Tales
Italian Americans
Prayer
Storytellers
Singers
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Violin maker Gino CavaceppiViolin maker Gino CavaceppiStill ImageMaterial culture
Violin
Woodwork
Musical instruments
String instruments
Occupational groups
Violin makers
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Ukranian decorated eggsUkranian decorated eggsStill ImageFieldwork
Decorative arts
Egg decoration
Eggs
Design
Material culture
Painting
Decoration and ornament
Italian Americans
Ukrainian Americans
Artisans
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Thelma Boltin and Jennie Fitchen performing at the 1982 Florida Folk FestivalThelma Boltin and Jennie Fitchen performing at the 1982 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageMusicians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Performing arts
Singing
Autoharp
Music performance
Singers
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a_s2034_05_cd06-022Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 6)SoundSingers
Guitarist
Musicians
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Folk singers
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a_s2034_02_cd04-069Sunday performances at the 2004 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 8)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Music performance
Folk singers
Guitar music
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a_s2034_04_cd03-075Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 10)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Guitarists
Folk singers
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a_s2034_01_cd02-078Sunday performances at the 2002 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 9)SoundSingers
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Guitar music
Singing
Folk singers
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a_s1576_82_c00-060Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 18)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Folk singers
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a_s1576_t87-041Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Religious songs
Guitar music
Folk singers
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
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