Series Description

Record Group Number:


Series Number:

.S 1578


Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. Florida Folklife Archive


Publicity photographs and files for the Florida Folk Festivals, 1954-1992.


3.50 cubic ft.

Medium Included:


Organization / Arrangement:

Alphabetical by general performance type (bluegrass, choirs, crafts, dancers, foods, Indians, musical workshops, old time string bands, miscellaneous, personalities, singers and musicians, and storytellers), then alphabetical by topic or name of group.


This series consists of the publicity photos and files of performers and craftsmen involved with the Florida Folklife Festivals from 1954 until 1992. Most of the photos were taken at the festivals during the performances. However, many were submitted by the performers to the Folklife Festival as a publicity package to offer their services for the Festival. Also contained in the files are newspaper clippings which refer to the performers, when and where they were performing in the surrounding area, and any mention of the Florida Folklife Festival.
The performers were individuals, bands, storytellers, puppeteers, cloggers, square dancers, dancing groups, and ethnic groups, playing any and all types of instruments from autoharps to zithers, including psalterys, dulcimers, guitars, and doors. The performers include Arlo Guthrie, Jimmy Buffet, Pete Seeger, The Kingston Trio, Bob and Evelyn Beers, Doc and Merle Watson, and the Reverend Thurlow Weed.

Finding Aids:

Folder listing available.

Subject Access Fields:

Folk dancing Florida
Folk festivals Florida
Folk music Florida
Folk music groups Florida
Folk singers Florida
Folk-rock music Florida
Folklore Performance Florida
Handicraft Florida
Artisans Florida
Seminole Indians.
Folk art Florida
Photographs. aat

Added Entries:

Florida. Dept. of State. --Division of Historical Resources.

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