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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.
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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.
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Fletcher Hodges interview for the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission

Fletcher Hodges interview for the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission

Date
1959-10-05
Description
One reel-to-reel recording. Hodges, who was the curator of Stephen Foster Hall at the University of Pittsburgh, and author of a Foster biography. Hodges was a native of Indiana, where he was asked in 1932 to curate the Eli Lilly and Co.'s collection of Stephen Foster materials (20,000 items). He moved with the collection to the University of Pittsburgh in 1937. He also assisted in the creation of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs. He retired in 1982. His wife Peggy was also a children's author and teller of folktales.
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Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 8)

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 8)

Date
1985-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording.
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Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1957-01-13
Description
Three reel to reel recordings. Stephen Foster Day was celebrated on 13 January, which was the day songwriter Foster died. 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.
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Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1951)

Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1951)

Date
1951-05-06
Description
Three reel to reel recordings. Stephen Foster Day was celebrated on 13 January, which was the day songwriter Foster died. 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.
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Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1952)

Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1952)

Date
1952-01-13
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Stephen Foster Day was celebrated on 13 January, which was the day songwriter Foster died. 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.
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Story of Stephen Foster program at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Story of Stephen Foster program at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1954-12-18
Description
One reel to reel recording.
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Story of Stephen Foster program at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Story of Stephen Foster program at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1955-01-03
Description
One reel to reel recording.
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Billy Vaughn performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Billy Vaughn performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1959
Description
One reel to reel recording. Concert by jazz saxophonist Vaughn. In 1959, he recorded at LP for Dot Records, Billy Vaughn Plays Stephen Foster (DOT 3260). Born in Glasgow, Kentucky, Vaughn began his career with the Hilltoppers as a vocalist. He then moved to the saxophone, covering instrumentals as an orchestra leader. He was known for his twin saxophone sound.
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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_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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a_s2043_00061Fletcher Hodges interview for the Stephen Foster Memorial CommissionSoundInterviews
Oral narratives
Personal experience narratives
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Historians
Curators
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a_s1576_t85-026Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 8)SoundDancers
Musicians
Harpists
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Dance music
Dance
Demonstrations
Folk dance
Autoharp music
Guitar music
Singers
Singing
Country music
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
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a_s2043_00048Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Singing
Public officials
Public speaking
Special events
Musicians
Public officer
Singers
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a_s2043_00014Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1951)SoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Singing
Public officials
Public speaking
Special events
Musicians
Public officer
Singers
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a_s2043_00029Stephen Foster Day at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1952)SoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Singing
Public officials
Public speaking
Special events
Musicians
Public officer
Singers
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a_s2043_00046Story of Stephen Foster program at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundBiography
Composers
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Life histories
Folklore and history
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a_s2043_00047Story of Stephen Foster program at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundBiography
Composers
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Life histories
Folklore and history
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a_s2043_00253Billy Vaughn performing at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundAudiotape recordings
Saxophone music
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Jazz music
Saxophone music (Jazz)
Concerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Singers
Jazz musicians
Saxophonists
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