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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Contributor contains "Stephen Foster Memorial Commission "
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Florida Folk Festival 1964

Florida Folk Festival 1964

Date
1964-06-30
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival with a ceremonial "Green Corn Dance" and "Buffalo Dance." One Seminole, Chief Billie Bowlegs III, keeps time with a turtle-shell rattle. Folk Festival footage documents a plethora of participants, including many types of folk dancers, musicians, choirs, jump ropers, sacred harp singers, spiritual singers, storytellers, crafters and quilters. Well-known folklorist Alton C. Morris was an adviser on the film. The Amigo Male Singers provided the music. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Collection
FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES

Date
1957 (circa)
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at a 1950s Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with cars entering the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs under a banner reading "Florida Folk Festival." A group of young square dancers appear with a musical ensemble. Young African-American school children sing game songs and dance. Other school children perform a "long ways" dance. A youth brass band performs a number. Bob Pavitt of Sarasota performs with an acoustic guitar. Folk dancers dressed in traditional Bavarian attire demonstrate an elaborate dance. Several short clips of various performers round out this film. Among them are "Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair" (also see FLAA001 & FLAA003), a children's choir, a woman with a spinning wheel and cloggers. The film ends with footage of a young man dressed in a mariachi outfit playing guitar. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Collection
SUWANNEE ADVENTURE

SUWANNEE ADVENTURE

Date
1969 (circa)
Description
Two young women go on a canoe trip along the Suwannee River and see the sights, including a paddle wheel boat replica and the Stephen Foster Memorial. They ride horses at the Sheriff's Boy's Ranch and camp out on the river. They paddle to Suwannee River State Park and enjoy a square dance. They continue on to various springs and campsites and meet a conservation officer. A conservation officer takes them by motorboat to Cedar Key for a fish fry. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by the Suwannee River Authority and the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Collection
Suwannee Sojourn

Suwannee Sojourn

Date
1958
Description
This film shows the Stephen Foster Memorial and Museum. Viewers see the Jeannie auditions and the annual folk festival, which includes singers, dancers, musicians, a dowser, storytellers, national dances and costumes from other countries, a whip-cracking demonstration and a bird caller. Produced by Robert Leahy; sponsored by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Collection
WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER

WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER

Date
1957 (circa)
Description
This film opens with an African-American boy fishing on the Suwannee River while "Old Folks at Home" plays in the background. There are scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida, including the museum and Carillon Bell Tower. There is extensive footage of Florida Folk Festival performers, including whip-crackers, musicians, quilt makers, an elderly woman spinning cotton thread and square dancers. European folk dancers represent Czech, Hungarian and Bavarian styles. There are also examples of Seminole Indian dances and African-American ring dancing and game songs. The segment ends with shots of The Belle of the Suwannee, a small-scale riverboat used for park visitors. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission. Duplicate of FLDA001.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Florida Folk Festival 1964Florida Folk Festival 1964Moving ImageFolk art
Folk dancing
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
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FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES African American
Folk art
Folk dancing
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
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SUWANNEE ADVENTURE SUWANNEE ADVENTURE Boating
Camping
Dancing
Horses
Law enforcement officers
Recreation
Promotional films
Tourism
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Suwannee Sojourn Suwannee Sojourn Folk art
Folk dancing
Folk music
Folklore
Museums
Promotional films
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WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER African Americans
Attractions
Bell towers
Dancing
Folk art
Folk music
Folklore
Museums
Musicians
Promotional films
Quilting
Seminole Indians
Square dancing
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