Storytellers at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Stage) (Friday)






Audio recording





Item ID:

C93-28 through C93-33

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Title of Work

  • Princess Story (Taluga) (C93-28)
  • Jack tale (Smith)
  • Cousin Thelma Boltin discussion
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb (Bruce)
  • About a Florida Panther
  • Widow McCormick and Smoky Sam
  • Cracker Jake
  • Thelma Boltin ghost story (Smith)
  • Little Old Jack
  • Stolen Necklace (Koontz)
  • How Butterflies Got Their Name (Cont. on C93-29)
  • Country Mouse
  • Alreuba Rabbit
  • Epaminodas (Smith)
  • Tippery the Leprechaun (unidentified)
  • About Old Jack (Smith)
  • Jack Tale (Nesmith) (Cont. on C93-30)
  • Shrinking Shirt
  • Ghost story
  • Cowboy story (Drury)
  • How I Made and Lost a Million Before 21
  • Summer at Uncles Farm (C93-31)
  • Wide-Mouthed Frog (Hackworth)
  • Jack Tale (Smith) (Cont. on C93-32)
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
  • Jack Tale
  • Ghost in a Desk
  • Jewish Folk Tale (Spitzer)
  • Elijah
  • Diamond Tree
  • Yetzel (C93-33)
  • Peculiar Such Things (Unidentified storyteller)
  • Devils Camping Ground (Smith)

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General Note/Comment

  • Six audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:20am and 2pm at the storytelling stage. The coordinator was Peggy Smith. Festival director (since 1954) Thelma Boltin passed away in late 1992. A well-known storyteller, the 1993 Storytelling workshops were dedicated to her, and many of the storytellers talked about her. Drury was from Boone, NC. Nesmith lived in Nocatee. Smith was from Jacksonville. Spitzer resided in Miami. Koontz and Taluga lived in Tallahassee. Bruce was from Eustis.

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