Interview with folklorists Peggy Bulger and Barbara Beauchamp for public radio

Date: August 18, 1982

Source: S1576 , Container 9 , C83-58

Type: Sound

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  • One audio cassette. On side A, Folklorist Peggy Bulger discusses the nature of folklore and folklife; talks about her objectives as a folklorist; and explains how she conducts her studies. Bulger talks about the Florida Folklife Program; her role as an advocate for folk artists and folk culture; how she identifies folk artists and folk culture; providing analysis and evaluation of the information she collects; folklife programs such as Florida Folk Festival, television documentaries and video programs, slide/tape programs for schools, exhibits, and record albums. In addition, she talks about what drove her interest in folklore and discusses how she became a folklorist and explains how folklife traditions are found in all parts of life.

    On side B, Barbara Beauchamp, a participant in the first Florida Folk Festivals of the 1950s, discusses her family history and her home; the first attendees and organizers of the event, such as Fuller Warren, Thelma Boltin, Sarah Gertrude Knott, Ada Miller, Mrs. W.A. Saunders, and Alton Morris; the founding of the Stephen Foster folklife center in White Springs, Florida; and the performers in the earliest festivals, such as the Beseda Dancers from Masaryktown, Florida, and Greek performers from Tarpon Springs. In addition, she talks about the Fox Hollow folk festival; local hotels; and the Old Marble Stage at the Stephen Foster Center.

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