Vickey Kay, the 1967 Jennie with the Light Brown Hair

234695
Date
1967-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four black and white prints.
Type
Still Image
Beauty contests

Theresa Riviera, 1974 Jennie with Light Brown Hair

234691
Date
1974-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two black and white prints. Each year, the Florida Folk Festival sponsors a beauty pageant. The winner is called Jennie with the Light Brown Hair, after the Stephen Foster song of the same name. In 1974, the winner was Miami's Theresa Riviera. In one image, Riviera plays guitar onstage, in the other she poses with Hon. Leon McDonald.
Type
Still Image
Beauty contests

Linda Mudano, the 1970 Jennie with the Light Brown Hair

234694
Date
1970-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Mudano of West Palm Beach singing Stephen Foster's Way Down Upon the Suwanee River.
Type
Still Image
Beauty contests

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

241376
Date
04/30/1952
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00035
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Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair Winners

241322
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
63-4-22
Beauty contests

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest and ball at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1967)

241385
Date
02/11/1967
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00244 - 00249
Beauty contests

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair concert at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1966)

241386
Date
02/13/1966
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00229, 00230
Beauty contests

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair auditions at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1966)

241387
Date
02/12/1966
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00223 - 00227
Beauty contests

Radio program on the 1966 Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest

241388
Date
02/14/1966
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00231
Beauty contests

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair concert at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1965)

241389
Date
02/14/1965
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00206, 00207
Beauty contests

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair auditions at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1965)

241390
Date
Feb 1965
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00197 - 00203
Beauty contests

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest auditions at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1964)

241394
Date
02/15/1964
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00173 - 00175
Beauty contests

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest auditions at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1963)

241395
Date
02/16/1963
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00137 - 00141
Beauty contests

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest auditions at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1962)

241397
Date
02/03/1962
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00109 - 00110
Beauty contests

Junior Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest auditions at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1962)

241398
Date
02/03/1962
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00107
Beauty contests

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest auditions at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1961)

241396
Date
01/16/1961
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00084
Beauty contests

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Year-End Review (1963) (30-minute version)

241296
Date
Dec 1963
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
63-4-14 (30-minutes)
Beauty contests

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Year-End Review (1963) (15-minute version)

241303
Date
Dec 1963
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
63-4-14 (15-minutes)
Beauty contests

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (15-minute version)

238387
Date
1961
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording (13:43). Radio program about the story behind Foster's "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair" and the similarly named talent competition held each February at the Stephen Foster Memorial and sponsored by the Florida Federation of Music Clubs. Features clips from the first competition in 1952, which was sponsored by the Florida Federation of Music Clubs. Heard on the program are McKeithan, master of ceremonies in 1952, Miller, president of the National Federation of Music Clubs, McNutt, president of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs, and former "Jeanie" (1959) and Broadway performer Veronica McCormick. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
61-2-11 (5-inch reel)
Beauty contests

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (1963 version)

238394
Date
1963-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording (28:40 minutes) Radio program about the story behind Foster's "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair" and the similarly named talent competition held each February at the Stephen Foster Memorial and sponsored by the Florida Federation of Music Clubs. The competition was begun by Mrs. Leon Whitehurst of Brooksville, and president of the Stephen Foster Memorial Corporation of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs. In 1954, a musical scholarship was added to the competition. The second half of the program features recordings of contestant auditions from 1962 competition, including the winner, Rebecca Ann Jenkins. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
62-3-26
Beauty contests

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Review of Recent Events (1963)

238395
Date
1963
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording (28:10 minutes) A review of three events at the Memorial: the concert by the St. Petersburg Male Chorus in honor of Foster's death (January 13th), the Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest (February), and a week-long stay of internationally-known carillonneur June Albright. Holz was the Jeanie winner for 1963. Gerald Marks, a popular song writer, was a judge for the contest. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
62-3-27
Beauty contests

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair competition (1963)

238396
Date
1963
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording (14:20 minutes) Radio program about the 1963 Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair competition, featuring the winner Keitha Holz singing the Foster song, and remarks as well as an original composition by commercial songwriter and contest judge Gerald Marks. There were 21 contestants, and the event culminated in a Jeanie ball. Marks was the composer of "All of Me," and "The Night Shall Be Filled With Music." He also several Broadway shows and motion pictures. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
62-3-28
Beauty contests

Beauty contestants at the Gainesville Recreation Department's Service Center.

241999
Date
Between 1942 and 1945
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP79626
Folklife Collection

Portrait of Lupita Caro the 1994 queen at the Mexican Independence Day Festival

112012
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA6233
Folklife Collection.

View showing Thelma Boltin, left, with the Jeanie Ball winner at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida.

242073
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP78443
Folklife Collection.

Rodeo queens at the Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida.

254267
Date
2008
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS060825
Folklife Collection

Portrait of Lupita Caro 1994 Queen - Pierson, Florida

112032
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA6254
Folklife Collection.

State Senator Houston Roberts with Donna Dickenson and House Speaker Nick Connor at the Stephen Foster Center - White Springs, Florida

115089
Date
1965
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FN00099A
Folklife Collection

State Senator Houston Roberts with Donna Dickenson and House Speaker Nick Connor at the Stephen Foster Center - White Springs, Florida

115090
Date
1965
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FN00099B
Folklife Collection

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