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

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

Date
1939-08-26
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, Cuban American and Italian American residents of Ybor City were recorded telling stories and singing traditional 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, they 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 Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)

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

Date
1939-08-23
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, Cuban American residents of Ybor City were recorded telling stories and singing traditional songs. The material recorded during a birthday party at the Andux household is also on S86-2490. 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
Sunday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 15)

Sunday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 15)

Date
1986-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Kalikows performed vaudeville routines, with Harry singing and telling jokes while Lillian played piano.
Collection
Recording of a performance and interview with vaudeville performers Harry and Lillian Kalikow

Recording of a performance and interview with vaudeville performers Harry and Lillian Kalikow

Date
1985-08-28
Description
Three reel to reel tapes (also copied onto C86-140 and C86-57). A recording of Harry Kalikow with his wife, Lillian, on piano, performing vaudedille routines. Followed by an interview with both. Harry discussed learning vaudeville; getting started in the business; his career; examples of songs and jokes; and his move to Florida. Lillian discussed learning piano (by ear); playing for silent movies; and performing with Harry. Of Russian Jewish heritage, Harry Kalikow had been performing vaudeville since the age of 13. He moved to Miami in 1958 as a nightclub comedian. His act consisted of songs, jokes, and piano solos. The term vaudeville was an American word coined in the 1840s, and refers to a variety show comprised of a series of unconnected acts (singing, comedy, dancing, etc.) The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 3)

Sunday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 3)

Date
1986-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording. (Copied onto C86-90.) The folklife area in 1986 focused on Miami-Dade, which stemmed from fieldwork work on the 1986 Miami-Dade Folklife Survey, conducted by Lauri Sommers, Tina Bucuvalas, and Nancy Nusz.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 2)

Sunday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1986-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recordings. (Copied onto C86-89.) Ranger-Brown sings, tells Jamaican, and demonstrates traditional dances to recorded music. The rest of the Kalikow's vaudeville performance can be found on T86-47). The folklife area in 1986 focused on Miami-Dade, which stemmed from fieldwork work on the 1986 Miami-Dade Folklife Survey, conducted by Lauri Sommers, Tina Bucuvalas, and Nancy Nusz.
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Saturday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reels 3 & 4)

Saturday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reels 3 & 4)

Date
1986-05-24
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. (Copied onto C86-78 and C86-79.) The folklife area in 1986 focused on Miami-Dade, which stemmed from fieldwork work on the 1986 Miami-Dade Folklife Survey, conducted by Lauri Sommers, Tina Bucuvalas, and Nancy Nusz.
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Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 11)

Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 11)

Date
1986-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recordings. (Copied onto C86-75.) The folklife area in 1986 focused on Miami-Dade, which stemmed from fieldwork work on the 1986 Miami-Dade Folklife Survey, conducted by Lauri Sommers, Tina Bucuvalas, and Nancy Nusz.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 4)

Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 4)

Date
1986-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recordings. (Copied onto C86-68.) Images from their performance can be found in S 1577, v. 41, slides S86-4681 through S86-4692. The folklife area in 1986 focused on Miami-Dade, which stemmed from fieldwork work on the 1986 Miami-Dade Folklife Survey, conducted by Lauri Sommers, Tina Bucuvalas, and Nancy Nusz.
Collection
Interview with vaudevillian Milt Ross

Interview with vaudevillian Milt Ross

Date
1985-08-02
Description
Two reel to reel tapes (Copied onto C86-58 and C86-59). Interview with vaudeville performer (singer/comedian/mimic) Milt Ross. He discusses his education in Jewish schools; his family background; being discovered in Miami at 15 by Al Jolson; travelling with Jolson; Yiddish theater; sources of material for his act; Miami night clubs; Martha Raye; cantorial work; George Jessel; and types of shows. The term vaudeville was an American word coined in the 1840s, and refers to a variety show comprised of a series of unconnected acts (singing, comedy, dancing, etc.). The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t86-251bWPA field recordings in Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Latinos
Work songs
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Narratives
Jokes
Riddles
Storytelling
Tales
Italian Americans
Prayer
Storytellers
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-250WPA field recordings in Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Latinos
Work songs
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Narratives
Jokes
Rites and ceremonies
Storytelling
Tales
Supernatural legends
Storytellers
Children
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-148Sunday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 15)SoundMusicians
Pianists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Klezmer music
Clarinet music
Russian Americans
Vaudeville
Jokes
Singing
Comedy
Humor
Piano music
Comedians
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a_s1576_t86-101Recording of a performance and interview with vaudeville performers Harry and Lillian KalikowSoundFieldwork
Vaudeville
Performing arts
Sound recordings
Performances
Comedy
Music
Jokes
Piano music
Singing
Songs
Singers
Jewish Americans
Russian Americans
Interviews
Interviewing
Oral histories
Life histories
Comedians
Musicians
Performers
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a_s1576_t86-047Sunday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 3)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Workshops (Adult education)
Russian Americans
Vaudeville
Music performance
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jokes
Piano music
Comedy
Music Latin America
Latinos
Arts, Venezuelan
Venezuelan Americans
Harp music
Maracas
Performers
Comedians
Musicians
Harpists
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a_s1576_t86-046Sunday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 2)SoundSingers
Dancers
Storytellers
Musicians
Comedians
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Workshops (Adult education)
Arts, Jamaican
Jamaican Americans
Music performance
Storytelling
Dance
Demonstrations
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Russian Americans
Vaudeville
Piano music
Comedy
Jokes
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a_s1576_t86-035Saturday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reels 3 & 4)SoundPerformers
Comedians
Musicians
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Workshops (Adult education)
Russian Americans
Vaudeville
Music performance
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jokes
Piano music
Comedy
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a_s1576_t86-032Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 11)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Workshops (Adult education)
Russian Americans
Vaudeville
Music performance
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jokes
Piano music
Comedy
Performers
Comedians
Musicians
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a_s1576_t86-025Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 4)SoundPerformers
Comedians
Musicians
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Workshops (Adult education)
Russian Americans
Vaudeville
Music performance
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jokes
Piano music
Comedy
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a_s1576_t86-015Interview with vaudevillian Milt RossSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Entertainment
Vaudeville
Oral narratives
Jewish Americans
Acting
Jokes
Theater
Singers
Family history
Yiddish language
Theater, Yiddish
Drama
Performers
Comedians
Entertainers
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