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WPA Field Recordings by John and Ruby Lomax at the Florida State Prison, 1936-39

WPA Field Recordings by John and Ruby Lomax at the Florida State Prison, 1936-39

Date
1936
Description
One reel to reel. Not all the performers were identified. These recordings were created during two WPA expeditions, one by John Lomax in 1936 and a second expedition by John and Ruby Lomax in 1939. In the recordings from the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax, he visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County. 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 to Raiford and Alachua County). The 1939 recordings are from the Southern States Recording Trip made by John and Ruby Lomax through the South. Touring eleven states, the husband and wife team gathered material for the Library of Congress's Archive of the American Folk Song (today the Archive of Folk Culture in the American Folklife Center). They were not working for the WPA at the time, as is sometimes thought; but they visited two of the same sites the recorded at during their 1936-1937 WPA trip to Florida. In these recordings the Lomaxes visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County (June 2-5); and Mrs. Griffin's home in Newberry (June 1). They recorded a total of 63 songs on acetate discs (the entire trip netted a full 267 discs, with over 600 titles). See the online exhibit about that 1939 expedition at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/lohtml/lohome.html (Also see reels T86-242/243/223) 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 at the Florida State Prison in Union County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

Date
1936
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto a aduio cassette, found in S 1576, box 41) These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County. 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 to 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 at the Florida State Prison in Union County , and in Palm Beach County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County , and in Palm Beach County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

Date
1936
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C90-43/44 in S 1576.) These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County. 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 to 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 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
WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County  (1936-1937 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

Date
1936
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County 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 to 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 at Cherry Lake  (1936-1937 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings at Cherry Lake (1936-1937 recording expedition)

Date
1936
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C90-52/53, in S 1576.) These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings Lomax’s colleague visited Cherry Lake.(NOTE -- Valiant's papers can be found at the Mississippi State University's Special Collections.) 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. 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, and many are available online.
Collection
Wisteria String Band performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Wisteria String Band performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Date
1992-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. From Pensacola; led by Joe Peoples. Folk singer Fitchen served as emcee.
Collection
Winners of the Florida Fiddle Contest at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Winners of the Florida Fiddle Contest at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Date
1992-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recording. Baldwin was the president of the Florida Fiddlers Association. Milner served as emcee.
Collection
Wind That Shakes the Barley performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Wind That Shakes the Barley performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1990-05-25
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Fitchen served as emcee. The band included of Bill Dudley(mandolin)and Peter Martin (bass).
Collection
Whitey Markle and the Swamprooters performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Whitey Markle and the Swamprooters performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1988-05-28
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Collection
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a_s1576_t86-241aWPA Field Recordings by John and Ruby Lomax at the Florida State Prison, 1936-39SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Gospel music
Old time music
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Blues singers
Gospel songs
Blues (Music)
Male prisoners
Women prisoners
Prisons
African Americans
Arts in prisons
Archives
Interviews
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-240bWPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County (1936-1937 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Gospel music
Old time music
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Blues singers
Gospel songs
Blues (Music)
Male prisoners
Women prisoners
Prisons
African Americans
Arts in prisons
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-239WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County , and in Palm Beach County (1936-1937 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Gospel music
Old time music
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Sermons
Gospel songs
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Women prisoners
Male prisoners
Jails
Arts in prisons
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-238WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County (1936-1937 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Gospel music
Old time music
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Sermons
Gospel songs
Prayer
African Americans
Arts in prisons
Male prisoners
Women prisoners
Jails
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-223bWPA field recordings at Cherry Lake (1936-1937 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Gospel music
Old time music
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Elderly, the
Gospel songs
Piano music
Fiddle music
Musicians
Pianists
Fiddlers
Singers
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a_s1576_t92-019Wisteria String Band performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)SoundBands (Music)
Musical groups
Bluegrass musicians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Performances
Music performance
Guitar music
Songs
Guitarists
Fiddle music
Fiddlers
String instruments
Banjo music
Old time music
String bands
Stringband music
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a_s1576_t92-034Winners of the Florida Fiddle Contest at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)SoundSingers
Blues singers
Pianists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Performances
Fiddle music
Fiddlers
Fiddling
String instruments
Music performance
Old time music
Contests
Musicians
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a_s1576_t90-115bWind That Shakes the Barley performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundMusical groups
Bands (Music)
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Bluegrass music
String instruments
String bands
Stringband music
Old time music
Musicians
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a_s1576_12_c84-037Wind That Shakes the Barley band pefroming at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)SoundMusicians
Bands (Music)
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Performing arts
String bands
Stringband music
Old time music
Songs, Irish
Songs, English
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a_s1576_t88-029aWhitey Markle and the Swamprooters performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundBluegrass musicians
Singers
Bands (Music)
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Musicians
Bluegrass music
Singing
Old time music
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