Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 9-10 October 1985

Date: October 9, 1985

Source: S1576 , Container 16 , C85-9, C85-10, C85-11, C85-12

Type: Sound

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  • One audio cassette. Council Members present: Ron Foreman (Chair), E. W. Carswell (Vice Chair), Catherine Sugrue, Louise Gopher (representing Jim Billie); Council Members absent: Cubby Whitehead, (two vacancies); Florida Folklife Program Staff: Ormond Loomis (Director), Peggy Bulger (Folklife Programs Administrator), Kip Lornell (Folklife Specialist), Merri Belland (Folk Arts Coordinator), Nancy Nusz (Folk Arts Coordinator), Blanton Owen (Folklife Specialist), Barbara Beauchamp (Folk Arts Coordinator), Sherry Tamburo (Vann) (Clerk/Typist III); Visitors: Andrea Graham. For minutes and details of the meeting, see the S 1579, box 1, folder: Indexes for C85-1 through C80-51. And copies of tapes for this meeting (though not the minutes) can be found in S 1717, box 2. The Florida Folklife Council (FFC) was created by legislation in 1979 (79-322, SB 1203) within the Department of State to advise the Secretary of State on issues relating to folk arts and folk life as well as stimulate and encourage statewide public interest and participation in folk arts and folklore, sponsor conferences and workshops throughout the state, and make recommendations for the development of a statewide Florida Folk Arts program. The Florida Folklife Council consists of seven members appointed by the Secretary of State for four-year terms.

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