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Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Four Short Features

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Four Short Features

Date
1961
Description
One reel to reel recording. (15 minutes). Four short radio stories: 1. Open Thy Lattice, Love (3:30) -- story behind Stephen Foster's first published song. 2. Fletcher Hodges, Jr. (3:46)-- story about the curator of 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 Foster materials (20,000 items). He moved with the collection to the University of Pittsburgh in 1937. 3. Masaryktown (3:45) -- story of the Czechoslovakian community, with Jerry Psenka's music. 4. Lem Griffis (4:00) -- sampler of Griffis' humorous stories; who was from the Okeefenokee swamp in South Georgia (the headwaters of the Suwannee River). He was a regular performer at the Festival. 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.
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Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Festival Highlights (1961)

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Festival Highlights (1961)

Date
1961
Description
One reel to reel recording. (28 minutes). A radio program that offered highlights form the 1961 Florida Folk Festival. Included are music performances by Moore, Psenka, Moon, Wacona School chorus, and the Amigo Male Singers (led by Levy). Also includes jokes by Okeefenokkee Swamp native Griffis, stories by Creek Indian Fred Beaver, Tininkling by the Lariozas, and a performance of I Dream of Jeanie by the carillon tower. 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.
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Friday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 8)

Friday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 8)

Date
2003-05-23
Description
One compact disc. McNeil served as emcee.
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Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

Date
1987-08-18
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Cooke discusses black entertainment in Florida. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July, Cooke worked as a street performer, a jook joint musician, a nightclub entertainer, and a railway worker. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; Florida minstrel acts such as Florida Blossom, Rabbit Foot, and Silas Green; black vaudeville in Florida; Ringling Brothers circus; segregation in theaters and entertainment; blackface; national entertainers he knew such as Amos and Andy, Step'n Fetchit, and Al Jolson; racism in advertising; and Pullman Porters he knew. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Irish music demonstration for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Irish music demonstration for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Date
1988-01-20
Description
Two audio cassettes.
Collection
Student folklore at Melrose Elementary School for the Hamilton & Columbia Counties Folk Arts in Education Project

Student folklore at Melrose Elementary School for the Hamilton & Columbia Counties Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1982-02-02
Description
One audiocassette. Students in Mrs. Barrett's 4th grade class sharing verbal folklore, including riddles, jokes, and beliefs and legends.
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Martin Crutchfield performing  at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Martin Crutchfield performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1988-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. He caled himself the Arkansas Troubador.
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Liars Workshop performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Liars Workshop performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1987-05-22
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Devine served as emcee. Rogers sang, played guitar, and told stories. He also explained the truth behind his stories, how to construct a good story, and the ethics involved.
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WPA field recordings in Cross City (August 1939 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Cross City (August 1939 recording expedition)

Date
1939-08
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in August 1939. They created a total of sixteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording, turpentine workers in Cross City told stories/jokes and sang work 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.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2042_sfm_15Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Four Short FeaturesSoundComposer
Curators
Archivists
Musicians
Radio
Radio programs
Radio announcing
Documentaries Radio
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Popular songs
Commercial songs
Composers
Folklore and history
Life histories
Accordion music
Arts, Czechoslovakia
Oral narratives
Storytelling
Tall tales
Humor
Jokes
Personal experience narratives
Oral education
Advertising, Public service
Accordionists
Storytellers
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a_s2042_sfm_13Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Festival Highlights (1961)SoundMusicians
Accordionists
Singers
Radio
Radio announcing
Radio programs, Public service
Folk festivals
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Creek Indians
Humor
Jokes
Tall tales
Old time music
Carillons
Bells
Accordion music
Choruses
Fiddle music
Storytellers
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a_s2034_04_cd03-093Friday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 8)SoundStorytellers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Demonstrations
Arts, Irish
Irish Americans
Humor
Jokes
Storytelling
Oral narratives
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a_s1685_07_tape07Verbal traditions by students at Rolling Green Point Elementary School for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundChildren
Field recordings
Tales
Oral narratives
Jokes
Speech play
Elementary schools
Storytelling
Students
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a_s1685_05_tape34Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in FloridaSoundSingers
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Juke joints
Music business
Storytelling
Music performance
Minstrel shows
Trains
Jokes
Blackface entertainers
Entertainers
Florida history
Occupational groups
Television
Theater
Theatrical makeup
Racism
Racial segregation
Advertising
African Americans Segregation
Motion picture theaters
Vaudeville
Musicians
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a_s1622_04_tape04Irish music demonstration for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts ProjectSoundField recordings
Music -- Performance
Irish Americans
Meetings
Jokes
A capella singing
Songs
Social gatherings
Community culture
Community identity
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a_s1608_02_tape07Student folklore at Melrose Elementary School for the Hamilton & Columbia Counties Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundElementary schools
Classrooms
Folklore
Riddles
Jump rope rhymes
Folk beliefs
Jokes
Patty cake
Games
Students
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a_s1576_t88-002Martin Crutchfield performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundGuitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Musicians
Guitar music
Storytelling
Jokes
Folk singers
Singers
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a_s1576_t87-105Liars Workshop performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Tales
Storytelling
Jokes
Tall tales
Singers
Guitarist
Storytellers
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a_s1576_t86-257WPA field recordings in Cross City (August 1939 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Work songs
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Turpentine industry workers
Narratives
Personal experience narratives
Jokes
Riddles
Storytelling
Tales
Storytellers
Singers
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