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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
1939-08-23
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.
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WPA field recordings in Cross City and Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)

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

Date
1939-08-19
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, men from the Aycock and Lindsey turpentine camp in Cross City perform two songs, and tell a ghost story (19 August). The remainder of the reel was recorded at the Andux household on 24 August, during a birthday party. The family sang songs, and told stories. 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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Wedding reception at the Ramallah-American Club

Wedding reception at the Ramallah-American Club

Date
1985-05-19
Description
Ten color slides. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curricula. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award

Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award

Date
1995-10-07
Description
One video cassette. A popular gospel musician in the St. Petersburg area. He influenced most gospel steel guitarists. He won the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award. Video is of that ceremony.
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The Jaime Bronsztein Band performing at a traditional Jewish wedding

The Jaime Bronsztein Band performing at a traditional Jewish wedding

Date
1985-08-26
Description
Three reel to reel tapes. (Copied onto C86-135/136/137.) Recorded at Temple Beth Israel. They were a klezmer band which played traditional Jewish songs for weddings and other traditional ceremonies. 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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The Capella Davidson choir and the Minorcan dancers performing at EPCOT

The Capella Davidson choir and the Minorcan dancers performing at EPCOT

Date
1983-10-06
Description
Twenty-seven color slides. Images of the Capella Davidson choir and the Minorcan dancers performing for tourists at EPCOT at Walt Disney World. The Minorcan Cultural Exchange Tour, which ran from 10/6-13/1983, was created through an agreement between Florida Dept. of State and Minorca to celebrate Florida's two hundred year Minorcan heritage. First brought over as workers for a British plantation in the 1770s, most soon escaped the harsh working conditions and settled in St. Augustine. The tour was organized by Secretary of State George Firestone, the Bureau of Florida Folklife (Bulger, Belland, Loomis), Division of Historical Resources (Jean Lee and Paul Weaver) and the Florida Museum of History (Pat Wickman). With 140 performers and delegates from Minorca,the tour consisted of a series of public performances and emerged out of the smaller program, the Minorcan Heritage Week held in May 1983. The tour traveled from St. Augustine, to the University of Florida, to EPCOT, to Cypress Gardens, then finally to Miami for departure back to Spain. Some records for the tour can be found in S 1578, Box 3, folder 81.
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Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 8)

Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 8)

Date
2003-05-25
Description
One compact disc. Davis served as emcee.
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Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 4)

Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 4)

Date
2003-05-25
Description
One compact disc. Bucuvalis served as emcee. Kolker was the daughter of Fromm.
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Site of the Green Corn Dance

Site of the Green Corn Dance

Date
1984
Description
One proof sheet with twenty-seven images plus negatives. George (Junior) Mills showing Owen the site of the Seminole annual Green Corn Dance near the El Maximo Ranch. Chickees (traditional Seminole dwellings) are visible. Images created as fieldwork for the apprenticeship program. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Shrimping Documentary - Raw footage

Shrimping Documentary - Raw footage

Date
1985-06
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape) Mrs. Litrico and Gino Litrico on shrimping, boatbuilders, prominent people in the Fernandina shrimp industry (Poli's, Versaggi's, Salvador's), different nationalities involved in the business, Billy Corkum, African-American boat builder Mr. Rivers; shots of Center Street and North Florida Seafood. Raw footage for the documentary, Fishing All My Days, on Fernandina's shrimping industry, produced by the Florida Folklife Program and WUFT-TV 5 of Gainesville (the local PBS station, affiliated with the University of Florida.)
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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_t86-249WPA field recordings in Cross City and Ybor 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
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Claves
Maracas
Rites and ceremonies
Storytelling
Tales
Turpentine industry workers
Narratives
Supernatural legends
Storytellers
Turpentiners
Children
Singers
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Wedding reception at the Ramallah-American ClubWedding reception at the Ramallah-American ClubStill ImageFieldwork
Wedding ceremonies
Weddings
Palestinian Americans
Arab Americans
Musical instruments
Dance
Rites and ceremonies
Special events
Ethnicity, Arabic
Dancers
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
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Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage AwardVideo of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage AwardMoving ImageSingers
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel musicians
Awards
Public speaking
Rites and ceremonies
Musicians
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a_s1576_t86-094The Jaime Bronsztein Band performing at a traditional Jewish weddingSoundFieldwork
Wedding ceremonies
Weddings
Special events
Marriage rites
Rites and ceremonies
Religious rites
Religious music
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jews
Music performance
Sound recordings
Klezmer music
Musical groups
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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The Capella Davidson choir and the Minorcan dancers performing at EPCOTThe Capella Davidson choir and the Minorcan dancers performing at EPCOTStill ImageSpecial events
Rites and ceremonies
Tourists
Tourism
Amusement parks
Performing arts
Music performance
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
Dancers
Minorcans
Singers
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a_s2034_04_cd03-116Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 8)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Rites and ceremonies
Rites of passage
Latinos
Puerto Ricans
Calendar rites
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a_s2034_04_cd03-112Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 4)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Arts, Jewish
Personal experience narratives
Oral narratives
Workshops (Adult education)
Jewish Americans
Bar mitzvah
Religious rites
Rites of passage
Rites and ceremonies
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Site of the Green Corn DanceSite of the Green Corn DanceStill ImageFieldwork
Seminole Indians
Aerial photographs
Trucks
Chickee
Architecture
Thatch roofs
Rites and ceremonies
Dwellings
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Shrimping Documentary - Raw footageShrimping Documentary - Raw footageMoving ImageFishers
Documentary videos
Seafood gathering
Seafood industry
Boatbuilders
Boatbuilding
Emigration and immigration
African Americans
Rites and ceremonies
Interviews
Family history
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Shrimpers (persons)
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