Series Description

Record Group Number:


Series Number:

.S 1577


Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. Florida Folklife Archive


Photographs and slides of folk arts, artisans, and performers, 1910-1995.


34.70 cubic ft. ca. 50,000 items

Medium Included:

photographs (and negatives )
photo slides (and negatives )

Organization / Arrangement:

Arranged by format (slides or photographs), then numerical by accession number and/or roughly chronological.

Terms Governing Use:

Use and reproduction of brittle older reel-to-reel tapes is at the discretion of archives staff. CASSETTE COPIES OR COMPACT DISKS ARE FIRST USE COPIES when available. To determine whether there is a cassette tape available, check the reel-to-reel index logs in Series S1579, Indexes and Accession Registers to the Audio Tapes, Video Tapes, Photos, and Slides in the Florida Folklife Archive, for the reel-to-reel tape in question to see if there is a cross-reference to a cassette tape number. See the full container/shelf list for reel-to-reel tapes available on compact disk (boxes B0052-B0061), including list of tapes not recorded.


This series consists of negatives, photographs, and slides (both black and white and color) produced or collected by the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs and the Florida Folklife Archive. The photographs depict folklife festivals and events such as the annual Florida Folklife Festival; artisans and craftsmen, such as quilters, carvers, and weavers, and their work; performances of folk dancers and musicians; educational and cultural programs sponsored by the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs; various ethnic groups and their art, including the Seminole Indians; persons employed in traditional Florida industries such as shrimping and turpentining; and Florida architecture.

Finding Aids:

In addition to the box and folder list available in the online catalog, the Archives holds a subject index to the photographs and slides. A detailed listing of subjects in slide volumes 1-69 is also available.

Associated Materials:

Series S1576, Audio Recordings of Florida Folk Festival Performances and Other Folk Events, contains audio tapes to accompany the slide carousels in this series for slide/tape programs produced by the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs.

Publication Note:

Some of the images in this series appear in various Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs publications such as the annual Florida Folk Festival programs and Folk Arts Apprenticeship brochures.

Subject Access Fields:

Folk festivals Florida
Handicraft Florida
Craft festivals Florida
Artisans Florida
Architecture, Domestic Florida
Seminole Indians.
Folk art Florida
Folk artists Florida
Folk dancing Florida
Folk music groups Florida
Folk singers Florida
Folklore Performance Florida
Photographs. aat
Negatives. aat
Slides. aat
Florida Folk Festival

Added Entries:

Florida Folklife Program
Florida. Dept. of State. --Division of Historical Resources.
Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs

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