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First Annual Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest finals at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1952)
One reel to reel recording. Starting in 1952, the Stephen Foster Memorial and the Florida Federation of Music Clubs sponsored a competition aimed at young female vocalists. The winner was dubbed that year's "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair." A ball was also held in association with the contest. Starting in 1954, winners were awarded musical scholarships, and a spot on the Florida Folk Festival program.