Twenty-nine black and white prints. Images of a squaredance/clogging dance group from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at the Florida Folk Festival between 1970 and 1976. Cotton spinner and weaver Anne Lunestad can be seen at her spinning wheel on stage as the group performs.
Eight black and white prints. Images of Smathers visit to the 1975 Florida Folk Festival to dedicate the new ampitheater. Smathers, a former state senator (1970-1974), and son of U.S. Senator George Smathers, was Florida Secretary of State from 1975 to 1978.
Ten black and white prints. Images of Sarah G. Knott at several Florida Folk Festivals. She was the first director of the Florida Folk Festival in 1953-1954. Born in 1895 in Kevil, Kentucky, Knott studied acting before founding the National Folk Festival in St. Louis in 1934. She served as its dire...
One black and white print. Located in envelope #2. Chaires was from Old Town in Dixie County. He told stories of 'olden times' at the folk festivals in the 1950s. Recordings of Chaires can be found in S 1576.
One video recording (3/4" tape; 22 minutes) Unedited footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festival. Footage of Gomez using a backstrap loom; Leonard making palmetto hats; and various craft demonstrations: blacksmiths, Guatemalan masks, cotton spinning, paintings, jewelry, and cooking.
One black and white print. Knott was the first director of the Florida Folk Festival in 1953-1954. Born in 1895 in Kevil, Kentucky, Knott studied acting before founding the National Folk Festival in St. Louis in 1934. She served as its director until 1971. Until her death in 1984, she continued to s...
One video recording (3/4", 22 minutes). The Georgia Sea Island Singers were comprised of Doug and Frankie Quimby, and were from Brunswick, Georgia. They preserved and demonstrated the Gulklah (Geechee) culture of the Sea Islands. Their performance continues on FV-73.
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