First Annual Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest finals at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1952)

Date: April 30, 1952

Source: S2043 , 00035

Type: Sound

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  • 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.

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