Cinder block church in Crestview

234327
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Images of a cinder-block church in Crestview, with two African American women standing in front. The church served as the home of the Seven Shape Note Singers. 1982.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-164
Crestview (Fla.)

Sacred Harp singing

234038
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three black andw hite prints. P82-21, 22 duplicated in S 1577, Box 17, folder 77; P82-23 duplicated in S 1577, Box 17, folder 114. 1980-1981.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-21 - P82-23
Crestview (Fla.)

Harvey Davidson and his white oak baskets

236576
Date
1986-11-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twelve color slides. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
Type
Still Image
Crestview (Fla.)

The Seven Shaped Note Singers performing

234025
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three proof sheets with 63 black and white images, plus negatives. No index. Images of the Seven Shaped Note Singers performing at various conference and festivals. Shaped Note singing was an a capella style of church music that utilized shapes to represent notes (fa-so-la-mi) for untrained and even illiterate church members. Only four notes were used in the hymns. An old Anglican practice, English colonists first brought the tradition over to North American in the 1600s. January 1980 See also S 1577, box 17, folder 120
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P81-111 - P81-113
Crestview (Fla.)

Florida-Alabama Progressive Singing Convention

234031
Date
1980-05-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four proof sheets with 85 black and white images, plus negatives. The convention was founded in 1928, and performs four times a year. Shaped Note singing was an a capella style of church music that utilized shapes to represent notes (fa-so-la-mi) for untrained and even illiterate church members. Only four notes were used in the hymns. An old Anglican practice, English colonists first brought the tradition over to North American in the 1600s. See also S 1577, box 17, folder 114. For a recording, see reels in S1576: T83-82 through T83-85.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P81-121 - P81-124
Crestview (Fla.)

Compilation of recordings by the Williams Family & Johnny Brown from the Florida Record Project

237852
Date
1978-05-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Williams, Ella, and Lilly were recorded in Newberry on 27 May 1978; Brown was recorded in St. Petersburg on 10 May 1978; and the shape note singers were recorded in Crestview on 18 May 1980. (For the full recording of the shape note singers, see S 1576, reels T83-82 through T83-85.) These were field recordings from the Florida Record Project. That project, along with work for the North Florida Project, resulted in the two-album recording, Drop On Down in Florida, an exploration of African American musical styles in Florida.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C80-21
Crestview (Fla.)

Recording of the Florida-Alabama Progressive Seven Shape Note Singing Convention

238636
Date
1980-05-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six reel to reel recordings. The convention was founded in 1928, and performs four times a year. Shaped Note singing was an a capella style of church music that utilized shapes to represent notes (fa-so-la-mi) for untrained and even illiterate church members. Only four notes were used in the hymns. An old Anglican practice, English colonists first brought the tradition over to North American in the 1600s. These are field recordings from the Florida Record Project. That project, along with work for the North Florida Project, resulted in the two-album recording, Drop On Down in Florida. <p>&nbsp;</p> <br />
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-82
Item ID
T83-83
Item ID
T83-84
Item ID
T83-85
Item ID
T81-21
Item ID
T81-22
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