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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Personal experience narratives"
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Interview with steel guitarist Glenn Lee

Interview with steel guitarist Glenn Lee

Date
1994-03-07
Description
Three audio cassette recordings. Interview with steel guitarist Glenn Lee at his Perrine residence. He discussed his family (including uncles, steel guitarists Willie Blue and M.J. Harrison), learning steel guitar, Keith and Jewel Dominion churches, steel guitarists Henry Nelson, Darrel Blue, & Aubrey Ghent, influence of country music (Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton), playing Spanish guitar, fiddle, & banjo, his education, steel guitar tunings and playing styles, various people he has trained, playing the National Assembly in Nashville, and the lack of female sacred steel guitarists. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
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Interview with steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson

Interview with steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson

Date
1993-11-26
Description
Four audio cassette recordings. Recorded at Nelson's sister's house (Mary Linzy) in Ocala. Ghent and Nelson discuss the origins of the Sacred Steel tradition, early influences (e.g. Troman and Willie Eason), the House of God tradition, and playing styles. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
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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.
Collection
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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Albert and Jessie DeVane interview

Albert and Jessie DeVane interview

Date
1958-07-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. The DeVanes were considered experts on Florida's Seminole Indians. They arranged many of the Seminole performers at the Florida Folk Festival.
Collection
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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Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 7)

Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 7)

Date
2006-05-28
Description
One compact disc. Mansfield served as emcee.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 6)

Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 6)

Date
2006-05-28
Description
One compact disc. Mansfield served as emcee.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 2)

Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 2)

Date
2006-05-28
Description
One compact disc. Bucuvalas served as emcee. Ruby discussed her life and planting by signs. Joyce discussed herbs.
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Saturday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 9)

Saturday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 9)

Date
2006-05-27
Description
One compact disc. Falcon served as emcee. Young disccusses trapping alligators, alligator farming, and products derived from the animals.
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a_s2044_02_tape18Interview with steel guitarist Glenn LeeSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Musical groups
Churches
Religion
Christianity
Protestants
Interviews
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Oral history
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape12Interview with steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry NelsonSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Personal experience narratives
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Oral history
Protestants
Christianity
Churches
Religion
Musicians
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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_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_00056Albert and Jessie DeVane interviewSoundInterviews
Oral histories
Oral history
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Florida history
Seminole Indians
Authors
Historian
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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_s2034_05_cd06-100Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 7)SoundFarmers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
African Americans
Personal experience narratives
Workshops (Adult education)
Agriculture
Food habits
Food preparation
Cooking and dining
Butchers
Pigs
Sugarcane
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a_s2034_05_cd06-099Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 6)SoundAuctioneers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Personal experience narratives
Auctioneering
Auctions
Agriculture
Tobacco
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a_s2034_05_cd06-095Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 2)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Workshops (Adult education)
Personal experience narratives
Gardening
Gardens
Herbs
Gardeners
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a_s2034_05_cd06-085Saturday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 9)SoundTrappers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Personal experience narratives
Workshops (Adult education)
Alligator hunting
American alligator
Alligators
Hunting
Hunting Equipment and supplies
Hunting stories
Occupational groups
Trapping
Hunters
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