|Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978||Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978||Moving Image||Folk art|
Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978
- This film has footage of the 1978 Florida Folk Arts Conference held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Folklorist Alan Jabbour, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, defines folk art and folklife for an off-camera interviewer. Folklorists Peggy Bulger and Ralph Rinzler, dulcimer player Jean Ritchie, shakuhachi player and ethnomusicologist Dale Olsen, and Florida Folk Festival director Thelma Boltin are also shown. The film contains additional footage of a square dance and musical performances. Produced by WJCT-TV. Photographs from the conference can be found in S 1577, Box 16, folder 33.
|WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER ||WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER ||African Americans |
WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER
- 1957 (circa)
- 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.
|Wheelchair Basketball||Wheelchair Basketball||Archery |
- The University of Illinois "Whiz Kids" participate in a benefit basketball game sponsored by the Tallahassee Disabled Citizens of Action. A representative from the Tallahassee group describes the difficulties people with disabilities often encounter in their daily lives, such as a lack of ramps and other accommodations in buildings and societal prejudices. Other wheelchair-friendly activities such as square dancing, archery, football and stair climbing are also shown. A short interview with the "Whiz Kids" coach concludes the segment. Produced by WFSU-TV.