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A Funny Bird Is ...

A Funny Bird Is ...

Date
1940
Description
Prepared For Use in Public Schools By The Federal Writers' Project Of The Works Progress Administration, Jacksonville, Florida.
Collection
Florida 'Gator

Florida 'Gator

Date
1940
Description
Prepared For Use in Public Schools By The Federal Writers' Project Of The Works Progress Administration, Jacksonville, Florida.
Collection
Florida Trees, Flowers, Fruits

Florida Trees, Flowers, Fruits

Date
1938
Description
Prepared For Use in Public Schools By The Federal Writers' Project Of The Works Progress Administration, Jacksonville, Florida.
Collection
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.
Collection
The History of Citrus in Florida

The History of Citrus in Florida

Date
1938
Description
Prepared For Use in Public Schools By The Federal Writers' Project Of The Works Progress Administration, Jacksonville, Florida.
Collection
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.
Collection
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.
Collection
WPA field recordings at Cherry Lake  (1936-1937 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings at Cherry Lake (1936-1937 recording expedition)

Date
1936
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C90-52/53, in S 1576.) These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings Lomax’s colleague visited Cherry Lake.(NOTE -- Valiant's papers can be found at the Mississippi State University's Special Collections.) These were the second of several WPA recording expeditions in Florida. At the time Lomax was in charge of the folklife section of the Federal Writers Project. He left that position in 1938, and in 1939 returned to Florida. See the online exhibit about that 1939 expedition at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/lohtml/lohome.html 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, and many are available online.
Collection
WPA field recordings at Gainesville, Raiford, Panama City, and Jacksonville

WPA field recordings at Gainesville, Raiford, Panama City, and Jacksonville

Date
1939-10-04
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created the Lomaxes and Morris of the University of Florida, assisted by workers of the Florida Writers Project (including photographer Robert Cook), in 1939 and 1949. Morris created 14 12-inch acetate records in total. On his 1939 trip, he recorded Greek singers in Jacksonville; in 1949, he recorded Sacred Harp singers in Gainesville, and local singers in Jacksonville and Panama City. The Lomax recordings are from a 1939 trip to the State Prison Farm in Raiford ("Job Job" was recorded in Livingston, Alabama). 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.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
975.9_w956_35A Funny Bird Is ...textPelicans
White pelican.
Brown pelican
Pelican Island (Fla.)
Birds--Behavior.
Birds.
Birds--Physiology.
Birds--Food.
Birds--Habits and behaviors.
Birds--Nests.
Birds--Nestlings
Feathers
Birds--United States.
Birds--North America.
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PC12250Chief John Osceola and wife Ida at Pirates Cove Indian Village in Miami.Ethnicity, Native American
Ethnicity, Seminole
Native Americans
Postcards
Service industries--Florida--Dade County--Miami
Indian tourism
Attractions--Florida--Dade County--Miami
Villages--Florida--Dade County--Miami
Seminole Indians--Florida--Dade County--Miami--Portraits
Seminole couples--Florida--Dade County--Miami--Portraits
Portraits--Florida--Dade County--Miami
Muskogean Indians--Florida--Dade County--Miami--Portraits
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975.9_w956_34Florida 'GatortextAlligators--Florida.
Alligators--Florida--History.
Alligators--Behavior.
Alligator hunting
Tourist industry
Tourist trade.
Reptiles--Florida.
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975.9_w956_14Florida Trees, Flowers, FruitstextTrees--Florida
Flowers--Florida
Ferns--Florida.
Fruit--Florida.
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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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975.9_w956_08The History of Citrus in FloridatextCitrus--Florida.
Citrus fruit industry--History.
Citrus fruit trees
Citrus--Effect of freezes on--Florida--History.
Citrus fruits.
Citrus fruits--History.
Citrus fruits--Rootstocks
Citrus industry
Citrus--Rootstocks
Citrus trees
Columbus, Christopher.
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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_t86-223bWPA field recordings at Cherry Lake (1936-1937 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Gospel music
Old time music
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Elderly, the
Gospel songs
Piano music
Fiddle music
Musicians
Pianists
Fiddlers
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-226WPA field recordings at Gainesville, Raiford, Panama City, and JacksonvilleSoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
A capella singers
Performing arts
A capella singing
Music performance
Singing
Religious music
Religious songs
Musical tradition, sacred
Shape note singing
Church membership
Drinking songs
Love songs
Sea shanties
Play party songs
Musicians
Singers
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