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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Supernatural legends"
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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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 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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Storytellers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Auditorium) (Friday)

Storytellers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Auditorium) (Friday)

Date
1994-05-27
Description
Seven audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:00am and 2pm at the Storytelling Auditorium - although stories from 10am through 11:40am were not recorded. The coordinator was Peggy Smith. (The Storytelling Tent area, coordinated by Nancy Case, and featuring some of the same storytellers, was not recorded.) Cappa, (of Williamsport, PA) and Holloway, (of Valdosta, GA), were both audience members filling in for absent storytellers (Margie Baldwin and Kate Taluga). Nesmith lived in Nocatee, who with Leipold of Acadia, performed as Imagine That. Smith and Mittlestadt were from Jacksonville. Spitzer resided in Miami. Bruce was from Eustis. Mutima, of Gainesville, played the bongo and kora (a stringed instrument) during his tales. Case was also from Gainesville. Newsom was from Lake City. Chaille lived in Palm Bay.
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Storytellers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Auditorium) (Saturday)

Storytellers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Auditorium) (Saturday)

Date
1994-05-28
Description
Six audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:00am and 2pm at the Storytelling Auditorium. The coordinator was Peggy Smith. (The Storytelling Tent area, coordinated by Nancy Case, and featuring some of the same storytellers, was not recorded.) Larkin, of Atlanta, spoke twice; the first time to fill in for the two absent storytellers: John Johnson and Margie Baldwin. Cappa, (of Williamsport, PA), Roy (of Fort Myers), and Rivers (of Ybor City) were audience members participating in the Cousin Thelma Story Swap. Harshbarger, of Tallahassee, used finger puppets in her presentation. Smith and Seaman were from Jacksonville. Louis resided in Miami.
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Storytellers at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Tent) (Friday)

Storytellers at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Tent) (Friday)

Date
1997-05-23
Description
11 audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:00am and 5pm at the Storytelling Tent. (The Storytelling Auditorium area, which featured some of the same storytellers, was not recorded.) Newsom served as the emcee. Several of the storytellers also sang songs. Moye and Hendricks both labeled themselevs as "Cracker storytellers," and Spitzer focused on Jewish-centered stories.
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Storytellers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Auditorium) (Sunday)

Storytellers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Auditorium) (Sunday)

Date
1994-05-29
Description
Six audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:00am and 2pm at the Storytelling Auditorium. The coordinator was Peggy Smith. (The Storytelling Tent area, coordinated by Nancy Case, and featuring some of the same storytellers, was not recorded.) Cappa, (of Williamsport, PA), Roy (of Fort Myers), and Rivers (of Ybor City) were audience members participating in the Cousin Thelma Story Swap. Harshbarger, Taluga, and Koontz were from Tallahassee. Harshbarger used finger puppets during her presentation. Smith was from Jacksonville. Nesmith lived in Nocatee, who with Leipold of Acadia, performed as Imagine That. Mutima, of Gainesville, played the bongo and kora (a stringed instrument) during his tales. Case was also from Gainesville. Newsom was from Lake City. Chaille lived in Palm Bay. Bruce was from Eustis. Brooks (of LaGrange, GA and Author of the book, Just Folks), Volt (of Jupiter), and Jeffers (of Melbourne Village) spoke during the Cousin Thelma Story Swap. The New Folk Union consisted of storyteller Gibson (of Clearwater) on guitar, and Glenn & Ally Smith (of Myriad) on fiddle and mandolin, along with Jaime Woolfe (banjo), Steve Wolfe (bass), and Michael Godwin (banjo).
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Bryan Simon telling stories for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Bryan Simon telling stories for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-12
Description
One audio cassette. Simon was a fourth grade student at Berkshire Elementary School, and was recognized by his peers as a superb storyteller. He usually told supernatural stories. On the tape, he tells several ghost stories, and tales involving the Devil. Many of the stories involve fellow classmates.
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Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 10)

Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 10)

Date
2006-05-28
Description
One compact disc. Milner served as emcee.
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Florida Yesterday: Superstitions; Cowboys & Cattle

Florida Yesterday: Superstitions; Cowboys & Cattle

Date
1977
Description
One video recording. (3/4" tape, 34 minutes) Superstitions: (13 minutes) The second half of the episode. Filmed in Smith's home office as he tells various ghost stories and explains local superstitions. Cattle and the Cowboys: (21 minutes) Filmed in front of a barn, Smith discusses cattle ranching in Florida. He talks primarily about early ranchers Bone Mizzell and Jacob Summerlin.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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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_t86-250WPA 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_32_c94-027Storytellers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Auditorium) (Friday)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Storytelling
Narratives
Trickster tales
Animal tales
Tales
Jack tales
Ghosts
Supernatural legends
Kora music
Bongo
Bongo music
Storytellers
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a_s1576_32_c94-034Storytellers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Auditorium) (Saturday)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Storytelling
Narratives
Trickster tales
Animal tales
Tales
Great Depression
Ghosts
Supernatural legends
Fishing stories
Hunting stories
Arts, Haitian
Haitian Americans
African Americans
Storytellers
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a_s1576_68_c97-101Storytellers at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Tent) (Friday)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Storytelling
Narratives
Trickster tales
Animal tales
Tales
Supernatural legends
Hunting Anecdotes
Hunting stories
Arts, Jewish
Storytellers
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a_s1576_32_c94-040Storytellers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Auditorium) (Sunday)SoundPuppeteers
Musicians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Storytelling
Narratives
Trickster tales
Animal tales
Tales
Jack tales
Ghosts
Supernatural legends
Fishing stories
Kora music
Bongo music
Puppets
Music performance
Personal experience narratives
Bands (Music)
Storytellers
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a_s1685_07_tape14Bryan Simon telling stories for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundSchool children
Field recordings
Storytelling
Tales
Contemporary legends
Supernatural legends
Ghost stories
Oral narratives
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a_s2034_05_cd06-068Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 10)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Storytellers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Old time music
Storytelling
Ghosts
Supernatural legends
Oral narratives
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Florida Yesterday: Superstitions; Cowboys & CattleFlorida Yesterday: Superstitions; Cowboys & CattleMoving ImageStorytellers
Television
Family history
Florida history
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Tall tales
Personal experience narratives
Ghosts
Supernatural legends
Folklore and history
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Cattle
Cattle brands
Animal tales
Cowboys
Cows
Cowherding
Ranch life
Ranchers
Ranching
Barns
Architecture
Farm buildings
Livestock
Livestock industry
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