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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864"
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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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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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College Bands performing Stephen Foster Songs at the Stephen Foster Museum

College Bands performing Stephen Foster Songs at the Stephen Foster Museum

Date
1952-01-05
Description
One reel to reel recording.
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Fletcher and Peggy Hodges

Fletcher and Peggy Hodges

Date
1970
Description
Six black and white print, and one negative. Images of Fletcher and Peggy Hodges, curators at the Stephen Foster Museum in Pittsburg, at the Florida Folk Festival. Fletcher began collecting Foster memorabilia in 1931, with Josiah Kirby Lilly. In 1937, he donated those materials to the University of Pennsylvania, and Hodges became the collection's curator. 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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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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Fourth of July celebrations at Stephen Foster Memorial (1960)

Fourth of July celebrations at Stephen Foster Memorial (1960)

Date
1960-07-04
Description
One reel to reel recording. The audio quality is poor. Held at Powell Hall because of heavy rains. Boltin emceed the event. Cliff Walden was a radio personality on WGGG in Gainesville. U.S. Rep. Matthews represented the 8th Congressional District from 1953 to 1967. He spoke on patriotism and the need for "states rights" -- but his speech suffers from audio resulting from damage to the reel to reel and is difficult to hear.
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Fourth of July celebrations at Stephen Foster Memorial (1964)

Fourth of July celebrations at Stephen Foster Memorial (1964)

Date
1964-07-04
Description
Boltin served as emcee for the event. The event was held inside the bell tower due to unexpected rain. The Big Bend Musicians were Frank Noegel (on a home-made banjo), Dr. John Green, Claude Bedenbaugh, and Fred Jones. Carol Epperson sang as a substitute for her ill mother. And she played piano for Pursley, making his Stephen Foster memorial debut. McMullen was a member of the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission as well as the Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce and former White Springs mayor. In 1998 he received a Florida Folk Heritage Award from the Florida Dept. of State.
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Interview with Stephen Foster expert and curator Fletcher Hodges (1961)

Interview with Stephen Foster expert and curator Fletcher Hodges (1961)

Date
1961-09-26
Description
One reel to reel recording. Fletcher Hodges, Jr., 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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Jean Gautier performs Stephen Foster songs

Jean Gautier performs Stephen Foster songs

Date
1951-06-11
Description
One reel to reel recording, Jean Gautier performs songs by Stephen Foster with accompanying piano.
Collection
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_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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a_s2043_00028College Bands performing Stephen Foster Songs at the Stephen Foster MuseumSoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Singing
Musical ensembles
Universities and colleges
Musicians
Bands (Music)
Singers
Students
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Fletcher and Peggy HodgesFletcher and Peggy HodgesStill ImageCurators
Folklorists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Museums
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
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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_s2043_00073Fourth of July celebrations at Stephen Foster Memorial (1960)SoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Fourth of July
Holidays
Public officers
Public officials
Oral performance
Humor
African Americans Segregation
Old time music
Country music
Children
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Storytellers
Judges
Orators
Musicians
Legislators United States
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a_s2043_00183Fourth of July celebrations at Stephen Foster Memorial (1964)SoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Fourth of July
Holidays
Singing
Patriotic songs
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Banjo music
Fiddle music
Old time music
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Oral performance
Occasional speeches
Judges
Musicians
Storytellers
Orators
Singers
Banjoists
Fiddlers
Pianists
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a_s2043_00092Interview with Stephen Foster expert and curator Fletcher Hodges (1961)SoundInterviews
Oral histories
Oral history
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Historian
Curators
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a_s2043_00017Jean Gautier performs Stephen Foster songsSoundMusic performance
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Singing
Musicians
Singers
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