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WPA field recordings of a dedication ceremony in Tarpon Springs (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings of a dedication ceremony in Tarpon Springs (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-05-12
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. On this recording by Flareton, the greek community of Tarpon Springs held a deication to a building erected by the Ladies Society, Piloptohus (Friend of the Poor). Includes speeches, dances, and song. 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 Riviera (January 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Riviera (January 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-01-16
Description
One reel to reel. (These recordings appear at the end. The rest of the reel are recordings from another WPA expedition.) 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, the Roberts sing traditional Bahamian 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 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
Various Florida Folk Festival performers

Various Florida Folk Festival performers

Date
1981
Description
One audio cassette. Various recordings of stories told at the Florida Folk Festival. Tape in very poor condition.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 9)

Sunday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 9)

Date
1997-05-25
Description
One audio cassette recordings.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 10)

Sunday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 10)

Date
1997-05-25
Description
One audio cassette recordings.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 3)

Sunday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 3)

Date
1994-05-29
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). (Copied onto C94-94/95) Congdon, and then Dinella, served as the emcee. Kelley Klan (lee Kelly, Doug Lower and George Robinson) were from Palatka. Vgo (aka Phillip terry) sang ballads of "death dying and murder". The Lazonbys were folk singers from Melrose. Milner and Groth lived in Crystal Beach. The bluegrass band Endless Highway were based out of Lutz.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 7)

Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 7)

Date
1985-05-26
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorists Owen and McDonald served as emcees. McDonald served as emcee. Stemming from the research on the St. Johns River Survey, this workshop focused on commerical fishing. Bennet (of Welaka) discussed cypress boats; Oxendine discussed hoop nets; Knowles (of Crescent City) talked about crab traps; and the Schmidts discussed net making and shad fishing. They all also discussed the pros and cons of commerical fishing. The workshop continues on T85-133.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

Sunday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

Date
1981-05-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The start of Rose's performance can be found on T81-53. He was from Gainesville. Moore was from Jacksonville, and the Frogmore Mountain Boys were from Beaufort, S.C. The Hyde Park Hysterical Society String Band were from Tampa. McKinney played fiddle, and Douglas the piano.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Sunday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1981-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t86-252WPA field recordings of a dedication ceremony in Tarpon Springs (March-July 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Choir singing
Performing arts
Dedications
Music performance
Singing
Dance music
Religious music
Religious rites
Ballads
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Songs, Greek
Musicians
Dancers
Priests
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-245bWPA field recordings in Riviera (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
Singers
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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_05_c81-025Various Florida Folk Festival performersSoundMusic--Performance
African Americans
Tall tales
Ballads
Shape note singing
Storytelling
Folk festivals
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a_s1576_67_c97-056Sunday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 9)SoundSingers
Musicians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
String bands
Ballads
Blues (Music)
Old time music
Bands (Music)
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a_s1576_67_c97-057Sunday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 10)SoundSingers
Musicians
Bluegrass musicians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
String bands
Ballads
Blues (Music)
Old time music
Bands (Music)
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a_s1576_43_d94-016Sunday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 3)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
String bands
Stringband music
Bluegrass music
Old time music
Autoharp music
Ballads
Singers
Musicians
Bluegrass musicians
Bands (Music)
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a_s1576_t85-132Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 7)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Performing arts
Singing
Corridos
Arts, Mexican
Folk music Mexico
Mexican Americans
Guitar music
Ballads
Workshops (Adult education)
Fishing
Occupational folklore
Seafood industry
Occupational groups
Fish traps
Fish trapping
Netmaking
Crabbing
Crab fisheries Equipment and supplies
Crabbers
Fishers
Shrimpers (persons)
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a_s1576_t81-054Sunday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)SoundSingers
Musicians
Bands (Music)
Pianists
Fiddlers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
English songs
Songs, Irish
Religious songs
String bands
Stringband music
Love songs
Ballads
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a_s1576_t81-051Sunday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Guitar music
Folk singers
Singing
Religious songs
Religious music
Musical tradition, sacred
Ballads
Old time music
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