Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award

236453
Date
1995-10-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video cassette. A popular gospel musician in the St. Petersburg area. He influenced most gospel steel guitarists. He won the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award. Video is of that ceremony.
Type
Moving Image

Mary Smith McClain receives her Florida Folk Heritage Award - Tallahassee, Florida

14087
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR20601

Ana Blanco making lace

236436
Date
1988-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seventeen color slides. Blanco won the FLorida Folk Heritage Award in 1990.
Type
Still Image

Canes by Bobby Johns

236444
Date
1991-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides. Johns won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1992.
Type
Still Image

Demo tape for Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick

236451
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Created for nomination for a Florida Folk Heritage Award. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He a...
Type
Sound

Ceremony honoring the Versiteers winning the Florida Folk Heritage Award

236287
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof with 33 black adn white images, plus negatives. Award ceremony for the gospel group The Versiteers (Starling, Carter, and Barton) at their church, the New St. James AME Church. The ceremony included various gospel gropups, a church service, and an awards presentation by Florida Folk Counc...
Type
Still Image

Bluegrass music and Cracker culture promoter Carl Allen receiving Florida Folk Heritage Award

234238
Date
1990-03-17
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with seven black and white images, plus negatives. Images of Carl Allen receiving the Folk Heritage Award, presented by the Florida Folklife Program. Born 13 February 1918, Allen was awarded for his efforts to preserve "Cracker" culture through his restaurant and his newspaper column...
Type
Still Image

Ceremony honoring the Versiteers winning the Florida Folk Heritage Award

236286
Date
1992-08-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. Award ceremony for the gospel group The Versiteers (Starling, Carter, and Barton) at their church, the New St. James AME Church. The ceremony included various gospel gropups, a church service, and an awards presentation by Florida Folk Council member Yvonne Tucker. That year ...
Type
Sound

Publicity photographs of fiddler Chubby Wise

236435
Date
1989
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two black and white prints. Wise won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1989. From North Florida, he later played with bluegrass great Bill Monroe at the Grand Old Opry and across the South. He later played with other bluegrass musicians, such as Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatts, and Clyde Moody. He and...
Type
Still Image

Wood worker Charles Lewis at work in his shop

236441
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Five color slides. In 1992 Lewis posthumously won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. A frequent demonstrator at the Florida Folk Festival, he also restored the cracker house at the Forest Capital State Park in Perry, Florida.
Type
Still Image

Promotional photograph for the Versiteers

236443
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. The Versiteers were a black gospel a capella singing group. They consisted of Harry Mae Anthony, Artie Brooks, Myrtle Barton, L.V. Starling, and Belinda Carter. They won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1992.
Type
Still Image

Gamble Rogers performing at the Florida Folk Festival

236445
Date
1970
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six color slides. From two undated folk festivals. He won the 1993 Florida Folk Heritage Award posthumously.
Type
Still Image

Betty Mae Jumper speaking at the Stephen Foster Center amphitheater

236448
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One color print. Jumper, of Hollywood Seminole Reservation, was the first female leader of the Seminole Tribal Council. She was also the first to receive a high school diploma, accomplished in Cherokee, North Carolina. She won the 1994 Florida Folk Heritage Award posthumously.
Type
Still Image

Folk singer Will McLean in 1987

236438
Date
1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three black and white prints. Singer-songwriter Will McLean was often called the 'Father of Florida Folk.' The Black Hat Troubadour, a nickname for the hat he usually wore, authored over 3500 songs, and was a national figure on the folk music scene. A fifth generation Floridian, he died in 1990, th...
Type
Still Image

Portrait of wood worker Charles Lewis

236439
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One color print. A studio portrait (by Olan Mills) of woodworker Lewis. In 1992 he posthumously won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. A frequent demonstrator at the Florida Folk Festival, he also restored the cracker house at the Forest Capital State Park in perry, Florida.
Type
Still Image

Wood worker Charles Lewis with a bell hanger he constructed for the City of Perry

236440
Date
1976
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Lewis posing with Dr. E.B. Williams and Perry Bicentennial chairwoman Evelyn Williams. In 1992 he posthumously won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. A frequent demonstrator at the Florida Folk Festival, he also restored the cracker house at the Forest Capital State Park in...
Type
Still Image

Gospel musician Willie Eason playing the steel guitar

236452
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six black and white prints. A popular gospel musician in the St. Petersburg area. He influenced most gospel steel guitarists. He won the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
Type
Still Image

Needleworker Magraret Horvath singing with her husband at White Springs' craft pavilion

236455
Date
1995-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof with 36 black and white images (plus negatives). Recorded at the ceremony for Horvath's winning the 1995 Florida Folk heritage Award.
Type
Sound

Guiatrist George Katsaros performing

236437
Date
1990-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof with 36 black and white images (plus negatives). Katsaros won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1990. He recorded over 60 albums, and played around the world. He retired to Greece in 1988. He first came to the United States in 1913, to New York City. By 1919, he had a RCA recording contr...
Type
Still Image

Florida Heritage Award winner Mario Sanchez

234476
Date
1991-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Ten color slides. Mario Sanchez was the winner of the Florida Heritage Award.
Type
Still Image

1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award Ceremony for Mary McClain

235731
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with 18 black and white images (plus negatives). Award ceremony for blues singer Mary McClain. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smi...
Type
Still Image

The Versiteers receiving the Florida Folk Heritage Award ceremony

234311
Date
1992-08-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-four black and white images, plus negatives. The Versiteers were a black gospel a capella singing group. They consisted of Harry Mae Anthony, Artie Brooks, Myrtle Barton, L.V. Starling, and Belinda Carter. The images were taken at the New Berlin Baptist Church during a c...
Type
Still Image

1992 Florida Folk Heritage Award ceremony for the Versiteers

234312
Date
1992-08-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Audio cassette recording. Approximately one hour. The Versiteers were a black gospel a capella singing group. They consisted of Harry Mae Anthony, Artie Brooks, Myrtle Barton, L.V. Starling, and Belinda Carter. The recording was made at the New Berlin Baptist Church during a ceremony awarding the V...
Type
Sound

1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award ceremony

236002
Date
1986-07-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty color slides. Held in the Capitol rotunda, the Florida Folk Heritage Awards were given to McClain, Edward Flemming, and Morgan. The ceremony also included dancing and music. Based on recommendations from the Florida Folklife Council, the Secretary of State confers Florida Folk Heritage Award...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-22 - S86-40

A 45 record (single) by Frank Thomas and Friends

236446
Date
1979
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio record (a 45 single). Published by Great Southern Records in 1979. Thomas wrote both songs. He won the 1993 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
Type
Sound

Sample of the Versiteers music

236442
Date
1992
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. A sampling of several songs by the Versiteers including Noah and God is Good to Me. The Versiteers were a black gospel a capella singing group. They consisted of Harry Mae Anthony, Artie Brooks, Myrtle Barton, L.V. Starling, and Belinda Carter. The recording was made to demonstr...
Type
Sound

Gospel music singer and promoter Major Hollis in his home

236447
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two proof sheets with 72 black and white images (plus negatives). Hollis was born in Pleham, Georgia in 1908. After a brief period singing blues in Tennessee, he began organing and promoting gospel quartets in Florida in the 1920s. His home became the 'Hollis Hotel', a palce where gospel groups oft...
Type
Still Image

Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick playing the steel guitar in his home

236449
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Nine color prints. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He also invented and patented the four-necked steel guitar. (St...
Type
Still Image

Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick and daughter Juanealya with his billboard

236450
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two color prints. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He also invented and patented the four-necked steel guitar. (Ste...
Type
Still Image

Recordings of gospel musician Willie Eason

236454
Date
1950
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recordings of Eason's music. One tape is Just a Closer Walk With Thee, and the second is recordings made in 1995 of his old 78 records. A popular gospel musician in the St. Petersburg area. He influenced most gospel steel guitarists. He won the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award....
Type
Sound

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