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Christmas concert at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Christmas concert at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1959-12-29
Description
One reel to reel recording. Songs from a Christmas concert; not a complete recording.
Collection
Emilio & Lydia Rivera interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Emilio & Lydia Rivera interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-08-18
Description
Two audio cassettes. The Rivieras emigrated to the US in 1983, settling first in Orange, New Jersey. They raise animals and crops for cooking. They also celebrate traditional Christmas holiday, running from November through February, and include paranadas parties--visits to homes of neighbors. In the interview Lydia and Emilio discuss living in a chickee; raising chickens and rabbits; growing herbs and trees; use of herbs as food; using herbs as medicine; other medicinal cures; Puerto Rican Christmas songs (boleros, merenge); Puerto Rican musical instruments (bongo, maraccas, guiro, cuatio); and parandas.
Collection
Jean Ritchie concert at the Stephen Foster Center

Jean Ritchie concert at the Stephen Foster Center

Date
1976-12-05
Description
One reel to reel recording. Images from the concert can be found in S 1576, volume 1: slides S77-78 through S77-95. Ritchie was born in Viper, Kentucky to a family that preserved and sang many old time (mountain) songs -- many dating back to England and Scotland -- numbering by Ritchie's count to well over 300. Raised within the Appalachian-based musical tradition, Ritchie graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1946, after which she moved to New York City as a social worker. While there, she became involved in the emerging folk revival scene, performing the old family songs on her dulcimer and autoharp. She recorded for the newly-created Electra Records, starting in 1952. By the 1960s, she was a well-respected and sought after performer and authority of Appalachian music. By 1976, she and her husband, photographer George Pickow, started their own label, Greenhays Records. Many of the songs performed here appear on their first self-released album: None But One. For other Ritchie recordings, see reels T78-312 through T78-314; T79-1.
Collection
Recording of a rehearsal for the German American Social Club Chorus

Recording of a rehearsal for the German American Social Club Chorus

Date
1987-11-30
Description
One audio cassette. The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie Fant; and in February 1988 by Nancy Nusz. Using a 35mm camera and a Sony tape recorder, and funded through a NEA grant, the two fieldworkers spoke with over fifty informants in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, resulting in 20 participants chosen for a special SW Florida folklife area at the 36th Annual Florida Folk Festival.
Collection
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: 15-Minute Christmas Program

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: 15-Minute Christmas Program

Date
1961
Description
One reel to reel recording (14:50). A musical Christmas program featuring the Sterrett Family and the carillon tower at the Stephen Foster Memorial. The family consists of University of Florida professor Dr. Delbert Sterrett, his wife, and children. 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
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Christmas music (15-minute version)

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Christmas music (15-minute version)

Date
1963-12
Description
One reel to reel recording (14:05 minutes). Moore was a folk singer from Denver. The Sterrett Family, of Gainesville, consisted of Dr. Delbert Sterrett (music professor at University of Florida), his wife (also a music teacher), and children Jamie, Vickie, and Tyler. There is also a 30-minute version. These radio 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
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Christmas music (30-minute vesion)

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Christmas music (30-minute vesion)

Date
1963-12
Description
One reel to reel recording (28:20 minutes). Moore was a folk singer from Denver. The Sterrett Family, of Gainesville, consisted of Dr. Delbert Sterrett (music professor at University of Florida), his wife (also a music teacher), and children Jamie, Vickie, and Tyler. There is also a 15-minute version. These radio 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
WPA field recordings at Jacksonville, Tarpon Springs, St. Augustine, and Slavia (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)

WPA field recordings at Jacksonville, Tarpon Springs, St. Augustine, and Slavia (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)

Date
1939-08-26
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Morris of the University of Florida, assisted by workers of the Florida Writers Project (including photographer Robert Cook), in 1939 and 1940. He created 14 12-inch acetate records in total. On this recording, Morris recorded Greek singers in Tarpon Springs and Jacksonville, Minorcans in St. Augustine, and unidentified singers from the Czechoslovakian community of Slavia, founded in 1911. 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
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2043_00062Christmas concert at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundPerforming arts
Music performance
Concerts
Christmas music
Holidays
Singers
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a_s1685_07_tape03Emilio & Lydia Rivera interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundCooking
Livestock
Farming
Field recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Puerto Ricans
Poultry
Immigration
Holidays
Christmas music
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a_s1576_t77-262Jean Ritchie concert at the Stephen Foster CenterSoundMusic performance
Performing arts
Autoharp music
Dulcimer music
Old time music
String instruments
Singing
A capella singing
Concerts
Christmas music
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1622_03_tape19Recording of a rehearsal for the German American Social Club ChorusSoundFieldwork
Music rehearsals
Sound recordings
German Americans
Choir singing
Carols, German
Holidays
Carols
Christmas
Christmas music
Singers
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a_s2042_sfm_16Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: 15-Minute Christmas ProgramSoundRadio
Radio programs, Public service
Radio announcing
Music performance
Performing arts
Singing
Carillons
Bells
Bell towers
Christmas music
Holidays and festivals
Religious songs
Religious music
Christianity
Singers
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a_s2042_sfm_33Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Christmas music (15-minute version)SoundRadio
Documentaries Radio
Radio programs, Public service
Performing arts
Singing
Choruses
Christmas music
Christmas
Music performance
Radio announcing
Advertising, Public service
Folk singers
Holidays
Carols
Carols, German
Singers
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a_s2042_sfm_34Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Christmas music (30-minute vesion)SoundRadio
Documentaries Radio
Radio programs, Public service
Performing arts
Singing
Choruses
Christmas music
Christmas
Music performance
Radio announcing
Advertising, Public service
Folk singers
Holidays
Carols
Carols, German
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-225WPA field recordings at Jacksonville, Tarpon Springs, St. Augustine, and Slavia (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Arts, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakian Americans
Songs, Greek
Songs, Slavic
Minorcans
Minorcan Americans
Love songs
Christmas music
Carols
Musicians
Singers
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