46 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Tall tales"
Lem Griffis telling a tall tale at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival

Lem Griffis telling a tall tale at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1957-05
Description
One black and white print. Lem Griffis was a story teller from Fargo, Georgia. He grew up in the Okeefenokee Swamp, and his stories were considered typical of North Florida/South Georgia.
Collection
Copy of the phonographic album: Florida Folk Festival -- the First 25 Years

Copy of the phonographic album: Florida Folk Festival -- the First 25 Years

Date
1953
Description
One reel to reel recording. (Also copied onto audio cassette C83-98) A recording of the 25th anniversary album produced by the FFP staff in honor of the Florida Folk Festival, covering 1952 - 1977. Released in 1981, the album was culled from the recordings of the Florida Folk Festivals found in S 1576. See notes in S 1579, box 1, folder: 'T83-117 through T83-120' for which reels these selections were copied from.
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Friday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 14)

Friday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 14)

Date
1983-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recordings. Boltin served as emcee. Smith was from Fort Myers.
Collection
Recordings of the Storytelling session at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Auditorium)

Recordings of the Storytelling session at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Auditorium)

Date
1989-05-26
Description
Five audio cassettes. Several stories told by Florida storytellers at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival. Recordings from the next day (May 27) can be found in S 1576, box 25, tapes C89-17 through C89-21. Duplicate recordings can be found in S 1664, box 6, tapes 1-5.
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Recordings of the Storytelling session at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Auditorium)

Recordings of the Storytelling session at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Auditorium)

Date
1989-05-27
Description
Five audio cassettes. Several stories told by Florida storytellers at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival. Recordings from the previous day (May 26) can be found in S 1576, box 25, tapes C89-12 through C89-16. Duplicate recordings can be found in S 1664, box 6, tapes 6-9.
Collection
Recordings of the Storytelling session at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Auditorium)

Recordings of the Storytelling session at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Auditorium)

Date
1990-05-25
Description
Nine audio cassettes. Several stories told by Florida storytellers at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival. For more information on the performances, see the indexes in S 1579, box 1, folder: C77-1 through C92-1. Duplicates can be found in S 1664, box 6, tapes 10 through 30 (on these, the recordings are only on one side.)
Collection
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Festival Highlights (1961)

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Festival Highlights (1961)

Date
1961
Description
One reel to reel recording. (28 minutes). A radio program that offered highlights form the 1961 Florida Folk Festival. Included are music performances by Moore, Psenka, Moon, Wacona School chorus, and the Amigo Male Singers (led by Levy). Also includes jokes by Okeefenokkee Swamp native Griffis, stories by Creek Indian Fred Beaver, Tininkling by the Lariozas, and a performance of I Dream of Jeanie by the carillon tower. 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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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.
Collection
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: School Tape

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: School Tape

Date
1984-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording (24:21 minutes). A collection of several radio stories that was sent to Florida schools. Includes Fred Beaver talking about the Suwannee River; Story of Oh! Suzanna; Mark Moore; Story of Tioga Waltz (Foster's first song); Music by the Amigo Male Singers; Story of Josie Billie; Tininkling by David and Estrella Larioza; and tall tales by Lem Griffis. 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.
Collection
Cecil Gunter interview

Cecil Gunter interview

Date
1976-12
Description
One audio cassette. From Caladonia, Mississippi. Gunter talked about how he once outran the Highway Patrol; told a story an old man thought to be crazy in their neighborhood; spoke about white woman who raised him when he was young; described the near-enslavement she endured as a child; and spoke of segregation in the South and race relations in the North.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Lem Griffis telling a tall tale at the 1957 Florida Folk FestivalLem Griffis telling a tall tale at the 1957 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Oral performance
Performing arts
Tall tales
Storytelling
Speech events
Humor
Anecdotes
Comedy
Jokes
Storytellers
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a_s1576_t83-135Copy of the phonographic album: Florida Folk Festival -- the First 25 YearsSoundShape note singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Singers
Sound recordings
Music performance
African Americans
Czechoslovakian Americans
Tall tales
Guitar music
Gospel (Black)
Musical tradition, sacred
Shape note singing
Storytelling
Seminole Indians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Storytellers
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a_s1576_t83-167Friday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 14)SoundSingers
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Bands (Music)
Singing
African Americans
Guitar music
Storytelling
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Tall tales
Gospel songs
Religious songs
Storytellers
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a_s1576_25_c89-012Recordings of the Storytelling session at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Auditorium)SoundStorytellers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Trickster tales
Animal tales
Tall tales
Narratives
Fishing stories
Hunting stories
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a_s1576_25_c89-017Recordings of the Storytelling session at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Auditorium)SoundStorytellers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Trickster tales
Animal tales
Tall tales
Narratives
Fishing stories
Hunting stories
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a_s1576_26_c90-001Recordings of the Storytelling session at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Auditorium)SoundStorytellers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Trickster tales
Animal tales
Tall tales
Narratives
Fishing stories
Hunting stories
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a_s2042_sfm_13Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Festival Highlights (1961)SoundMusicians
Accordionists
Singers
Radio
Radio announcing
Radio programs, Public service
Folk festivals
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Creek Indians
Humor
Jokes
Tall tales
Old time music
Carillons
Bells
Accordion music
Choruses
Fiddle music
Storytellers
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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_s2042_sfm_17Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: School TapeSoundComposer
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Documentaries Radio
Radio
Radio programs
Radio programs, Public service
Music performance
Performing arts
Singing
Storytelling
Tall tales
Humor
Folklore and history
Education
Singers
Storytellers
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a_s1576_01_c77-013Cecil Gunter interviewSoundInterviews
Family history
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Tall tales
African Americans
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