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WPA field recordings in Riviera  and Key West (January 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Riviera and Key West (January 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-01-15
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in January 1940. They created a total of eighteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording, Wilbur Roberts tells stories in Riviera; the Nelsons sing traditional Bahamian songs, and Rolle in Key West plays with his band on several 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, these disks 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.
Collection
WPA field recordings in Key West and Jacksonville (January 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Key West and Jacksonville (January 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-01
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in January 1940. They created a total of eighteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording Rolle plays with his band on several Bahamian folk songs in Key West; White telling stories and songs; and the 85 year old Barnwell, who grew up on a plantation in Nassau County. She tells stories of her 'mammies,' and sings songs from her childhood. 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, these disks 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.
Collection
WPA field recordings in Key West (January 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Key West (January 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-01-23
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in January 1940. They created a total of eighteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording Rolle plays with his band on several Bahamian folk 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, these disks 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.
Collection
WPA field recordings in Alachua, Madison, and Columbia Counties  (1936-1937 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Alachua, Madison, and Columbia Counties (1936-1937 recording expedition)

Date
1936
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C90-45/46, in S 1576.) These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited Alachua and Columbia Counties with Alton Morris of the University of Florida, while Lomax's colleague Valiant visited Cherry Lake. (NOTE -- Valiant's papers can be found at the Mississippi State University's Special Collections.) These were the second of several WPA recording expeditions in Florida. At the time Lomax was in charge of the folklife section of the Federal Writers Project. He left that position in 1938, and in 1939 returned to Florida (including to Raiford and Alachua County). See the online exhibit about that 1939 expedition at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/lohtml/lohome.html 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 Conrwell, 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, these disks 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.
Collection
Tuesday evening performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 6)

Tuesday evening performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 6)

Date
1955-05-03
Description
One reel to reel. Boltin served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded. Chase was a folklorist from North Carolina.
Collection
Tuesday evening performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

Tuesday evening performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

Date
1955-05-03
Description
One reel to reel. Boltin served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded.
Collection
Tuesday afternoon performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Tuesday afternoon performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Date
1955-05-03
Description
One reel to reel. Boltin served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded.

 

 

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Thursday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Thursday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Date
1954-05-06
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. The first half of the reel consists of Thursday afternoon performances. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded.
Collection
Thursday afternoon performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Thursday afternoon performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1954-05-06
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded.
Collection
The Fiddle Contest & Heritage Award winners announced at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Amphitheater

The Fiddle Contest & Heritage Award winners announced at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Amphitheater

Date
2007-11-10
Description
Wayne Martin serves as emcee. T. Staley of the Florida Fiddle Association introduces the winners of the fiddle contest: Williams (Junior Winner), L. Staley (Youth Division Winner), Weiss (Contemporary Winner), and Kalischmidt/Weiss (Twin Winners). Weiss accompanies Williams on guitar during "Fisher's Hornpipe." T. Staley (guitar) accompanies L. Staley on "Franklin Gavin's Reel." Abraham (guitar) accompanies Weiss on "Horseshoes and Rainbows." The Hamilton Stompers basketball team are recognized for winning a gold medal at the Special Olympics. Dr. Tina Bucuvalas, State Folklorist of Florida, presents the Florida Folk Heritage Awards to Haitian cultural advocate Jean-Marie Denis, Norteño accordionist Tomás Granado, and Haitian sculptor Almann Ulysse. Grando performs two songs and is accompanied by his band, Mestengo. Cracker cowboy poet, Sharp, reads poetry.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t86-246WPA field recordings in Riviera and Key West (January 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Bahamian American
Ballads
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Tales
Narratives
Accordion music
Storytelling
Guitar music
Musicians
Storytellers
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-248WPA field recordings in Key West and Jacksonville (January 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Bahamian American
Sea songs
Bands (Music)
Performing arts
Horn music
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Accordion music
Elderly, the
Tales
Narratives
Supernatural legends
Personal experience narratives
Musicians
Storytellers
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-247WPA field recordings in Key West (January 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Bahamian American
Sea songs
Bands (Music)
Performing arts
Horn music
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Accordion music
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-222WPA field recordings in Alachua, Madison, and Columbia Counties (1936-1937 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Gospel music
Old time music
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Elderly, the
Gospel songs
Piano music
Fiddle music
Accordion music
Musicians
Pianists
Singers
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a_s1576_t77-038Tuesday evening performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 6)SoundMusicians
Fiddlers
Folklorists
Singers
Accordionists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Accordion music
Choruses
Fiddle music
Punch and Judy
Puppet theater
Puppets
Patriotic songs
Puppeteers
Students
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a_s1576_t77-037Tuesday evening performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)SoundMusicians
Singers
Guitarist
Accordionists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
Performing arts
Guitar music
Accordion music
Polka music
Country music
Cowboys
Children
Students
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a_s1576_t77-031Tuesday afternoon performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Performing arts
Dance
Singing
Accordion music
Polka music
Singers
Musicians
Accordionists
Guitarist
Dancers
Students
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a_s1576_t76-002bThursday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Accordion music
Music performance
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Performing arts
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Creek Indians
Orators
Accordionists
Musicians
Town criers
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a_s1576_t76-002aThursday afternoon performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundDancers
Singers
Quiltmakers
Needleworkers
Bands (Music)
Musicians
Accordionists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Oral performance
Performing arts
Jump rope rhymes
Square dancing
Bluegrass music
Stringband music
String bands
Old time music
Accordion music
Filipino Americans
Peruvian Americans
Quilting
Patriotic songs
Folklorists
Students
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The Fiddle Contest & Heritage Award winners announced at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Amphitheater The Fiddle Contest & Heritage Award winners announced at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Amphitheater SoundFolk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Music -- Performance
Fiddle tunes
Old-time music
Award presentations
Special events
Special Olympics
Mexican Americans
Accordion music
Norteño (Music)
Poetry reading
Cowboys -- Florida
Cowboys -- Poetry
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