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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
15-minute Programs

15-minute Programs

Date
1961
Description
One reel to reel recording (15 minutes). 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.
Collection
1954 Florida Folk Festival photographs

1954 Florida Folk Festival photographs

Date
1954-05
Description
Eight black and white prints. P82-36 Thelma Boltin telling a "Jack tale". P82-37 Esther Joralau, a UF graduate student, performing a Filipino dance. P82-38 Group photo of festival (including Creek Indian Fred Beaver in center). P82-39 square dancers and string band. P82-40 Jump rope demonstration. P82-41 Quilters. P82-42 Anglo UF students performing a Mexican folk dance. P82-43 Irish jigs. Mary Kennedy Kane, center. May 1954. See S 1576, reels T76-1 through T76-9, for recordings of the 1954 Florida Folk Festival
Collection
1977 Portable Folk Festival

1977 Portable Folk Festival

Date
1977-04-16
Description
Three reel to reels. Johnny Shines was a blues singer-guitarist who once traveled with famed blues singer Robert Johnson. He was re-discovered in the 1960s during the folk revival boom, and played festivals throughout the 1960s and 1970s. His sound was very similar to Robert Johnson's, and here he played several Johnson songs. Bluegrass and Kentucky mountain music singer Phyllis Boyens (who later appeared in the film Cola Miner's Daughter as Loretta Lynn's mother) and Nimrod Workman (who also had a bit part in the same film) released the album Passing Through the Garden in 1976, and they were promoting that album at this performance. Workman was a former coal miner and union organizer in Kentucky. Bessie Jones, born in inland Georgia, promoted Georgia Sea Island songs, and later in the 1960s formed the Georgia Sea Island Singers. She died in Brunswick Georgia in 1984. The Red Clay Ramblers was a part of the "New-Grass" movement of the 1970s, forming in 1972. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based group featured Tommy Thompson (1937-2003) (banjo), Jim Watson (guitar/mandolin), Jack Herrick (guitar), Mike Craver (piano), and Bill Hicks (fiddle). Conway was a scholar at Appalachian State University and filmmaker of Appalachian culture, and an associate of the Red Clay Ramblers. She introduced Shines and the Red Clay Ramblers at the concert.
Collection
1990 July Fourth Celebration at the Stephen Foster Center

1990 July Fourth Celebration at the Stephen Foster Center

Date
33058
Description
19 black and white images on a photographic proof sheet. Images 1-6: Watermelon seed spitting contest Images 7-10: Del Suggs performing Images 11-13: FFP employee/sound engineer Chris Williams Image 14: Willie James on fiddle and Bill Paine on guitar performing Images 15-19: Pete Martin on dulcimer and Bill Paine on guitar performing.
Collection
1990 Rural Folklife Days

1990 Rural Folklife Days

Date
1990-11
Description
Three photographic proof sheets, with 99 black and white images. Index available with sheets. Sheet 1: Images 1-23: Unidentified people making lye soap Images 27-30, 31-33,35: Marie Navis making cane sugar Images 34, 36: Ruby Shaw making peanut brittle Sheet 2 Images 2-13:
Collection
1992 Florida Folk Festival

1992 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1992-05
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white prints. Various images of the 1992 Florida Folk Festival, including the Sarasota and the FSU circuses, and the Masaryktown Beseda dancers.
Collection
19th Century music at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

19th Century music at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Date
1992-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. Unidentified performers.
Collection
97th Regimental String Band performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

97th Regimental String Band performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1990-05-26
Description
One reel to reel recording. Rogers served as emcee.
Collection
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
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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_s2042_sfm_1115-minute ProgramsSoundRadio programs
Radio programs, Public service
Radio announcing
Folklife
Folklore
Advertising, Public service
Public radio
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1954 Florida Folk Festival photographs1954 Florida Folk Festival photographsStill ImageFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Dance
Quilting
Storytelling
Children
Games
String instruments
Filipino Americans
Asian American arts
Asian Americans
Native Americans
Creek Indians
Storytellers
Dancers
Students
Quiltmakers
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a_s1576_t77-2771977 Portable Folk FestivalSoundFolklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Concerts
Music performance
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Guitar music
Dulcimer music
Hammer dulcimer
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Bands (Music)
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1990 July Fourth Celebration at the Stephen Foster Center1990 July Fourth Celebration at the Stephen Foster CenterStill ImagePerforming arts
Games
Entertainment
Holidays
Holidays and festivals
Fourth of July
Social gatherings
Children
Singers
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1990 Rural Folklife Days1990 Rural Folklife DaysStill ImageBee culture
Beekeeping
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Food preparation
Food habits
Sawmilling
Soap
Occupational folklore
Domestic arts
Household items
Insects
Material culture
Demonstrations
Folklife
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1992 Florida Folk Festival1992 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Beseda (Dance)
Body movement
Circus
Performers
Performing arts
Entertainers
Entertainment
Dancers
Circus performers
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a_s1576_t92-00319th Century music at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)SoundMusicians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Performances
Music performance
Old time music
Songs
Singing
Musical ensembles
Guitar music
Banjo music
String instruments
Banjoists
Musical groups
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a_s1576_t90-130a97th Regimental String Band performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundSingers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Musical groups
Old time music
String bands
Stringband music
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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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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