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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Eatonville (Fla.)"
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Demonstrations at the Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991

Demonstrations at the Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991

Date
1991-01
Description
Thirty-six color slides. Zora Neale Hurston was an anthropologist and novelist from Eatonville. Each year, the town held a festival to honor and discuss her work and celebrate African American culture. 1-9: Quilter Jimmie Lee Harrell; 10-12: Orlando School of Culture; 13-14: Gloria's Hats; 15-18: Various craft booths; 19-21: Conch and crab fritters; 22-23: Clothes making; 24-32: Clarke's fashions; 33: African baskets; 34-36: Open pit BBQ by George Alexander.
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Gabriel Brown & Rochelle French performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

Gabriel Brown & Rochelle French performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

Date
1935-06
Description
Two reel-to-reel tapes. Brown (guitar, vocals) and French (guitar, vocals) perform blues songs. These recordings were made as part of the first Works Progress Administration's (WPA) Federal Writers' Project (FWP) recording expedition in Florida, conducted by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle. These recordings are copies of acetate disks housed in the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, numbered AFS 355 through 361, side A. While the full recording is unedited, some of the track selections have been spliced where skipping or dropouts occurred.
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Quilts by Coreena Evans

Quilts by Coreena Evans

Date
1994-01-06
Description
One proof sheets and 6 black and white images (plus negatives).
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Unidentified Eatonville Methodist church service & musical performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

Unidentified Eatonville Methodist church service & musical performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

Date
1935-06
Description
Second part of one reel-to-reel tape. Jones, Marshall, Henry, and Goldie perform religious songs accompanied by unidentified singers. Rev. Haynes and a visiting pastor conduct a religious service for an unidentified Methodist church in Eatonville, Fla.
These recordings were made as part of the first Works Progress Administration's (WPA) Federal Writers' Project (FWP) recording expedition in Florida, conducted by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle. These recordings are copies of acetate disks housed in the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, numbered AFS 350 through 354. While the full recording is unedited, some of the track selections have been spliced where skipping or dropouts occurred.
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Unidentified young African American girls performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

Unidentified young African American girls performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

Date
1935-06
Description
First part of one reel-to-reel tape. A group of unidentified African American girls perform children's songs unaccompanied. These recordings were made as part of the first Works Progress Administration's (WPA) Federal Writers' Project (FWP) recording expedition in Florida, conducted by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle. These recordings are from a copy of an acetate disk housed in the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, numbered AFS 349. While the full recording is unedited, some of the track selections have been spliced where skipping or dropouts occurred.
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WPA field recordings in Eatonville and Belle Glade (1935 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Eatonville and Belle Glade (1935 recording expedition)

Date
1935
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto an unnumbered audio cassette, S 1576, box 41.) These recordings were from the 1935 expedition by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle in Eatonville and Belle Glade. This was the first of several WPA recording expeditions in Florida. 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 Conrwell, 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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Writers' panel at the Zora Neale Hurston Festival

Writers' panel at the Zora Neale Hurston Festival

Date
1990-01-25
Description
One black and white proof sheet with forty-five images; thirty-five color slides. A panel discussion of Zora Neale Hurston life and work. Panel included Alice Walker and Zora's relative Lucy Hurston. This was the festival's first year.
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Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991

Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991

Date
1991-01
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Zora Neale Hurston was a major literary figure, known as one of the nation's preeminent African American writers. She was from Eatonville. Now, each January, the town holds a festival in her honor. 1-2: Jamie Lee Harell; 3-4: Orlando School of Culture and Dance performing; 5-11: Vaughan McCall demonstrating hair styling; 12-14: Washington Sisters singing a capella; 15-18: Gloria's Hats 19-21: Elden Earl Madison 22-36: St. James Church worshiping (33-36: Rev. Nolan Pitts preaching).
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Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991

Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991

Date
1991-01
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white prints. Zora Neale Hurston was a major literary figure, known as one of the nation's preeminent African American writers. She was from Eatonville. Now, each January, the town holds a festival in her honor. 1-4: Festival organizer David Closson; 5-6: Conch and crab fritters by Deborah Chester; 7-12: Good Samaritan foods (BBQ); 13-14: painting called "Wandering Feather;" 15-16: Jewelry maker; 17-19: Clark Fashions; 20-26: George Alexander making BBQ; 27-30: Unidentified; 31-36: Patti's Thing (Jamaican pattie).
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Demonstrations at the Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991Demonstrations at the Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991Still ImageFestivals
Special events
African Americans
Hats
Quilting
Food habits
Baskets
Folk dance
Clothing and dress
Textile arts
Demonstrations
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Gabriel Brown & Rochelle French performance for the WPA Federal Writers' ProjectGabriel Brown & Rochelle French performance for the WPA Federal Writers' ProjectsoundAfrican Americans
Blues (Music)
Music -- Performance
Field recordings
Guitar music (Blues)
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Quilts by Coreena EvansQuilts by Coreena EvansStill ImageQuiltmakers
Needleworkers
Fieldwork
Needlework
Decorative arts
Quilt patterns
Quilted goods
Quilts
Crazy quilts
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a_s1576_t86-234bUnidentified Eatonville Methodist church service & musical performance for the WPA Federal Writers' ProjectsoundAfrican Americans
Music -- Performance
Gospel music
Church music
Field recordings
Preaching
Church services
A capella singing
African American Methodists
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Unidentified young African American girls performance for the WPA Federal Writers' ProjectUnidentified young African American girls performance for the WPA Federal Writers' ProjectsoundAfrican Americans
Music -- Performance
Field recordings
Children's songs
A capella singing
Singing games
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a_s1576_t86-235WPA field recordings in Eatonville and Belle Glade (1935 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Performing arts
Guitar music
Music performance
Singing
Harmonica music
Old time music
Musicians
Guitarist
Harmonica players
Singers
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Writers' panel at the Zora Neale Hurston FestivalWriters' panel at the Zora Neale Hurston FestivalStill ImageAfrican Americans
Oral communication
Writing
Authors
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Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991Still ImageA capella singing
Churches
Church services
Protestants
Hats
Special events
Music
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
African Americans
Haircutting
Barbering
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Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991Still ImageAfrican Americans
Special events
Festivals
Barbecue cookery
Craft
Demonstrations
Food
Food preparation
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