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WPA field recordings in Raiford and in Alachua County  (1936-1937 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Raiford and in Alachua County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

Date
1936
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C87-29/30) These recordings were from the 1936-1937 expedition by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited the Florida State Prison in Raiford, and Alachua County. Not all the prisoners/performers were identified. Griffin lived in Newberry. 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 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 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 Jacksonville and Ybor City (1939 recording expedition: Herbert Halpert)

WPA field recordings in Jacksonville and Ybor City (1939 recording expedition: Herbert Halpert)

Date
1939-06-18
Description
One reel to reel. (These recordings appear at the start of the reel. The rest of the reel is another WPA expedition.) All of Zora Neale Hurston's Florida recordings can be found on C87-24, including those on this reel. These recordings were created by folklorist Halpert -- originally of New York City, and later a pioneer in the field, in June 1939. This was part of a larger nine-state fieldwork tour of the South between 12 March and 30 June 1939. He created a total of twelve 12-inch acetate records in Florida. On this recording, Halpert was assisted by Stetson Kennedy in Jacksonville. In Ybor City, he recorded Cuban drummer Bermudez. 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 Calhoun County and Raiford (the 1935, and the 1936-1937 recording expeditions)

WPA field recordings in Calhoun County and Raiford (the 1935, and the 1936-1937 recording expeditions)

Date
1935
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C87-23; and an unnumbered tape in Box 41, in S 1576) These recordings were from the 1935 expedition by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle in Calhoun County, and John Lomax's 1936 expedition at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. These were the first of several WPA recording expeditions in Florida. 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 Arts 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 Calhoun County (1935 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Calhoun County (1935 recording expedition)

Date
1935
Description
One reel to reel. (A audio cassette of Zora Neale Hurston's performances can be found on S 1576, C87-24; and an unnumbered tape in box 41.) These recordings were from the 1935 expedition by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle in Calhoun County. This was the first of several WPA recording expeditions in Florida. 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
William Syralia and Charles Hedlund concert

William Syralia and Charles Hedlund concert

Date
1982-02-13
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. A music concert in Lake Worth featuring popular and polka songs. Hedlund played the organ while Syralia switched from violin to drums to coroset. (The field notes described the music as Lawrence Welk-style).
Collection
The Trinidadian Steel Band performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

The Trinidadian Steel Band performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1990-05-26
Description
One reel to reel recording. Milner served as emcee.
Collection
The Southwest Florida Steel Band performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)

The Southwest Florida Steel Band performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)

Date
1988-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. In 1988, the folklife area focused on Southwest Florida.
Collection
The Southwest Florida Steel Band performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)

The Southwest Florida Steel Band performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)

Date
1988-05-28
Description
One reel to reel recording. In 1988, the folklife area focused on Southwest Florida.
Collection
The Southwest Florida Steel Band performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)

The Southwest Florida Steel Band performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)

Date
1988-05-29
Description
One reel to reel recording. In 1988, the folklife area focused on Southwest Florida.
Collection
The Southwest Florida Steel Band performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)

The Southwest Florida Steel Band performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)

Date
1988-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. In 1988, the folklife area focused on Southwest Florida.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t86-218WPA field recordings in Raiford and in Alachua County (1936-1937 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Old time music
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Elderly, the
Jails
Prisons
Drum music
Drum performance
Male prisoners
Arts in prisons
Prisoners
Blues singers
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-245aWPA field recordings in Jacksonville and Ybor City (1939 recording expedition: Herbert Halpert)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Folklorists
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Preachers
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Drum music
Dance music
Work songs
Arts, Cuban
Drum performance
Musicians
Drummers (Musicians)
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-256WPA field recordings in Calhoun County and Raiford (the 1935, and the 1936-1937 recording expeditions)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Singers
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Guitar music
Music performance
Singing
Harmonica music
Prisons
Drum music
Drum performance
Musical saws
Arts in prisons
Prisoners
Women prisoners
Male prisoners
Jails
Musicians
Guitarist
Drummers (Musicians)
Blues singers
Harmonica players
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a_s1576_t86-237WPA field recordings in Calhoun County (1935 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Singers
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Guitar music
Music performance
Singing
Harmonica music
Old time music
Drum music
Drum performance
Musical saws
Musicians
Guitarist
Drummers (Musicians)
Blues singers
Harmonica players
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a_s1576_t83-139aWilliam Syralia and Charles Hedlund concertSoundSingers
Fieldwork
Concerts
Music performance
Drum music
Drum performance
Organ music
Popular songs
Polka music
Violin music
Musicians
Organists
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a_s1576_t90-127aThe Trinidadian Steel Band performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundMusicians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Trinidadians
Steel drum (Musical instrument)
Drum music
Drum performance
Bands (Music)
Drummers (Musicians)
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a_s1576_t88-066The Southwest Florida Steel Band performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)SoundMusicians
Bands (Music)
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Drum performance
Drum music
Steel drum (Musical instrument)
Drummers (Musicians)
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a_s1576_t88-075The Southwest Florida Steel Band performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)SoundMusicians
Bands (Music)
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Drum performance
Drum music
Steel drum (Musical instrument)
Drummers (Musicians)
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a_s1576_t88-096The Southwest Florida Steel Band performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)SoundMusicians
Bands (Music)
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Drum performance
Drum music
Steel drum (Musical instrument)
Drummers (Musicians)
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a_s1576_t88-061The Southwest Florida Steel Band performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)SoundMusicians
Bands (Music)
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Drum performance
Drum music
Steel drum (Musical instrument)
Drummers (Musicians)
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