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45th Anniversary of the Senior Choir program

45th Anniversary of the Senior Choir program

Date
1985-01-12
Description
Four audio cassettes. Recording of the 45th anniversary program for the senior choir of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. The program consisted of traditional gospel and spiritual songs. A malfunctioning microphone caused some distortion and feedback on the recording. In Winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Collection
Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson performing sacred steel music at various events

Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson performing sacred steel music at various events

Date
1993-11-26
Description
One audio cassette recording. (Duplicate can be found on tape 5.) The first half of the tape was recorded at a House of God "Family and Friends Day Celebration" in Daytona Beach on 5 September 1993. The second half was recorded at the Ocala House of God Church #2 on 26 November 1993, and the then at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival on May 24 1994 (for entire festival performance, see D94-20 in S 1576.) On the second half, the vocals are weak. 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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Aubrey Ghent performing Father in Jesus Name

Aubrey Ghent performing Father in Jesus Name

Date
1993-09-05
Description
One audio cassette recording. For more of these two, see tape 3. 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.
Collection
Bar mitsvah ceremony

Bar mitsvah ceremony

Date
1985-08
Description
Five color slides. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1985 and 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
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and cemetery

Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and cemetery

Date
1979-08-02
Description
Twenty-seven color slides. Slides S79-228, 229, 233-235, 238, 244, 257, and 260 are missing.
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Blessing of the Fleet in St. Augustine

Blessing of the Fleet in St. Augustine

Date
1986-08-11
Description
Thirty-six black and white prints, plus negatives. Images of the Blessing of the Fleet, including images of WUFT-TV staff Saperstein and Williams filming the proceedings. Activities included a religious processional, a parade of boats, and spectators at the docks. Footage was used for the shrimping folklife documentary, Fishing All My Days.
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Blessing of the Water for the Dead

Blessing of the Water for the Dead

Date
1989-06-24
Description
Twenty color slides. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
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Botanica Nena in Little Havana

Botanica Nena in Little Havana

Date
1980-06-02
Description
Thirty color slides. A botanica was a place where believers in Santeria could buy herbs and other supplies. Santeria is a New World version of the Yoruba religion. Catholic items such as crucifixes and statues of saints were also for sale. Slides S80-177, S80-180, S80-185, S80-189, and S80-191 are missing.
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Botanica Santeria storefront

Botanica Santeria storefront

Date
Description
One black and white print. Image of the Santeria Botanica storefront. This was a place where believers in Santeria can buy herbs and other supplies. Santeria is a Cuban version of the Yoruba religion. 1979. See also S 1577, box 17, folder 28 (P79-807, P79-808).
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Brush Arbor church services at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival

Brush Arbor church services at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1954
Description
Twenty-one black and white prints. Images of various church groups re-creating brush arbor sermons at the Florida Folk Festival. Brush arbors were informal open shelters under which church services were held. Originally, they were made from tree branches strewn across wooden scaffolding. Later ones were more permanent, similar to a pavilion.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1714_03_tape0245th Anniversary of the Senior Choir programSoundFieldwork
African Americans
Choir singing
Singing
Choirs (music)
Religious music
Religion
Protestants
Christianity
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Spiritual music
Spirituals (Songs)
Music performance
Performing arts
Churches
Church membership
Special events
Church attendance
Sound recording
Singers
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a_s2044_02_tape03Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson performing sacred steel music at various eventsSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Church attendance
Church services
Protestants
Christianity
Churches
Religion
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape09Aubrey Ghent performing Father in Jesus NameSoundFieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Churches
Religion
Christianity
Protestants
Guitarist
Singers
Musicians
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Bar mitsvah ceremonyBar mitsvah ceremonyStill ImageFieldwork
Rites and ceremonies
Bar mitzvah
Jewish Americans
Religion
Judaism
Jews
Rites of passage
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Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and cemeteryBethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and cemeteryStill ImageFieldwork
Cemeteries
Religion
Architecture
Church architecture
Christianity
Baptist church buildings
Protestant church buildings
Churches
Gravestones
Graves
Grave markers
Sepulchral slabs
Sepulchral monuments
Stone structures
Stone carving
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Blessing of the Fleet in St. AugustineBlessing of the Fleet in St. AugustineStill ImageFieldwork
Documentary videos
Boats
Trawlers (Vessels)
Rivers
Seafood industry
Occupational groups
Video recording
Churches
Religious rites
Religion
Television cameras
Catholics
Parades
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Blessing of the Water for the DeadBlessing of the Water for the DeadStill ImageArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Priests
Religion
Religious rites
Beliefs and cultures
Death rites
Catholics
Folk festivals
Special events
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Botanica Nena in Little HavanaBotanica Nena in Little HavanaStill ImageFieldwork
Santeria
Herbs
Figurines
Crosses
Crucifixes
Religious symbolism
Religion
Christianity
Christian art and symbolism
Specialty stores
Stores, retail
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Botanica Santeria storefrontBotanica Santeria storefrontStill ImageMaterial culture
Stores, retail
Religion
Mysticism
Specialty stores
Belief systems
Beliefs and cultures
Santeria
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Brush Arbor church services at the 1976 Florida Folk FestivalBrush Arbor church services at the 1976 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageBluegrass musicians
Folk festivals
Religious rites
Religion
Church services
Church membership
Folklore revival festivals
Performers
Performing arts
Christianity
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