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WPA field recordings in Key West and Jacksonville (January 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Key West and Jacksonville (January 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-01
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in January 1940. They created a total of eighteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording Rolle plays with his band on several Bahamian folk songs in Key West; White telling stories and songs; and the 85 year old Barnwell, who grew up on a plantation in Nassau County. She tells stories of her 'mammies,' and sings songs from her childhood. 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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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.
Collection
WINK-TV story on Florida hurricanes with Frog Smith

WINK-TV story on Florida hurricanes with Frog Smith

Date
1977-04-12
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape; 9 minutes) Unidentified reporter (Beth ?) interviewing storyteller and folk artist Frog Smith about Florida hurricanes. At the time, Frog was narrating Florida Yesterdays program on WINK.
Collection
William Syralia interview

William Syralia interview

Date
1981-09-02
Description
Four audio cassettes. Syralia talks about his life in Finland and the United States, as well as his music. Copied onto T81-96, T81-97, T81-98 and T81-99.
Collection
Will McLean Memorial Service

Will McLean Memorial Service

Date
1990-01-24
Description
One video recording (35 minutes, VHS). Memorial Service for singer-songwriter Will McLean, held at the Thomas Center in Gainesville. Includes eulogies and memories by Florida Folk Festival director Thelma, Boltin,singer-songwriter Don Grooms, an emotional Seminole chairman and singer James (Jim) Billie, singer-protégé Gamble Rogers, Barbara Sheen Todd, singer-environmental activist Dale Crider, and Cherill Heaton. Plus performances McLean's songs by Jeanie Fitchen (on autoharp), Dougs Gauss, Wayne Martin, Frank Thomas, Don Grooms, Dennis Devine, Mary Ann Dinella, Sandra Jamieson, Ernie Williams, and Barbara Sheen Todd (who sings his first song). These are interspersed with scenes from a 1982 PBS special on McLean, and concludes with audio from McLean's last performance (St. Augustine, October 29, 1989). Many other folk artists are visible in the audience, including Bobby Hicks. Produced by Margaret Longhill and Philip Schwartz for the McLean Foundation. Singer-songwriter Will McLean was often called the 'Father of Florida Folk.' The Black Hat Troubadour, a nickname given for the hat he usually wore, authored hundreds of songs, and was a national figure on the folk music scene. A fifth generation Floridian, he died in 1990 from cancer.
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Washboard Bill Cooke storytelling for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Washboard Bill Cooke storytelling for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-01-02
Description
Two audio cassettes. Cooke telling a story of travelling on trains on his birthday during the Great Depression. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. 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.
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Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 2)

Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 2)

Date
1997-05-25
Description
One audio cassette recording. The Willie Eason interview and song, "Roosevelt", continues from C97-86. Laurie Sommers interviews Eileen Brautman on the subject of Jewish marriage contracts.
Collection
Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Date
1997-05-25
Description
One audio cassette recording. Amma Essandoh discusses the textile traditions of Ghana.
Collection
Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)

Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)

Date
1997-05-25
Description
One audio cassette recording. Willie Eason (St. Petersburg, FL), interviewed by Bob Stone, discusses sacred steel music. Continued on C97-87.
Collection
Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 4)

Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 4)

Date
1996-05-26
Description
One audio cassette tape. Ann Browning Masters continues from C96-121. Remembranzas del Conuco perform Cuban decimas. Members take turns delivering verse along with music. They are comprised of 12 people - 8 men, 3 women, and one boy; also, 2 guitars, a 12-string lute, maracas, claves and guiro.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t86-248WPA field recordings in Key West and Jacksonville (January 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Bahamian American
Sea songs
Bands (Music)
Performing arts
Horn music
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Accordion music
Elderly, the
Tales
Narratives
Supernatural legends
Personal experience narratives
Musicians
Storytellers
Singers
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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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WINK-TV story on Florida hurricanes with Frog SmithWINK-TV story on Florida hurricanes with Frog SmithMoving ImageStorytellers
Storytelling
Florida history
Hurricanes
Weather
Television
Television broadcasting of news
Nature
Interviewing on television
Tales
Personal experience narratives
Journalists
Television journalists
Women television journalists
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a_s1576_06_c81-067bWilliam Syralia interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Finnish Americans
Emigration and immigration
Musicians
Music performance
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Will McLean Memorial ServiceWill McLean Memorial ServiceMoving ImageGuitarist
Composer
Memorials
Video recording
Memorialization
Tributes
Death rites
Folk singers
Public speaking
Singing
Sing alongs
Personal experience narratives
Autoharp music
Guitar music
Composers
Songs
Performances
Performing arts
Humor
Oral narratives
Seminole Indians
Florida history
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1685_05_tape04Washboard Bill Cooke storytelling for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
African Americans
Tales
Personal experience narratives
Oral narratives
Trains
Storytelling
Music
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a_s1576_68_c97-087Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 2)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Artists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
African Americans
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel musicians
Religious music
Religious songs
Personal experience narratives
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jewish art and symbolism
Ketubah
Marriage contracts
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a_s1576_68_c97-090Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)SoundNeedleworkers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
African Americans
Arts, Ghanaian
Ghanaian Americans
Needlework
Textile arts
Personal experience narratives
Textiles
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a_s1576_68_c97-086Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
African Americans
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel musicians
Religious music
Religious songs
Personal experience narratives
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
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a_s1576_65_c96-122Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 4)SoundPoets
Storytellers
Singers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Tales
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Personal experience narratives
Poetry
Oral poetry
Poetic language
Minorcan Americans
Music Latin America
Music performance
Decimas
Bands (Music)
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