Sarah G. Knott

234640
Date
1950
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two black and white prints. One with folk singer Bob Beers and the current Stephen Foster Memorial president, and another with the president.
Type
Still Image
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Dr. Alton Morris, Fletcher Hodges, Sarah Knott, and Thelma Boltin at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival

234693
Date
1960-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three black and white prints.
Type
Still Image
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Aubrey Fowler and Sarah G. Knott at the Folk Festival- White Springs, Florida

106060
Date
1962
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
F8896241
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Sarah Gertrude Knott, Director of the National Folk Festival Washington, D. C.

109798
Date
Between 1954 and 1992
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3874
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Sarah Gertrude Knott (r), Director of the National Folk Festival, with unidentified people - Washington, D. C.

109799
Date
Between 1954 and 1992
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3876
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Sarah Gertrude Knott, Director of the National Folk Festival Washington, D. C.

109802
Date
Between 1954 and 1992
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3879
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Festival director Sarah Knott singing at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival

234341
Date
1954-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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 support folk festivals across the nation.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-196
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Thelma Boltin and Sarah G. Knott at the Folk Festival- White Springs, Florida

106058
Date
1962
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
F8896239
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Fletcher Hodges, Jr., Robert Beers, and Sarah G. Knott speaking at the Folk Festival- White Springs, Florida

106064
Date
1962
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
F8896247
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Sarah G. Knott, Thelma Boltin, and Alton Morris at the Florida Folk Festival in the 1950s

234330
Date
1950
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Sarah Knott was the festival director for its first two years (1953-1954). She had previously been founder of the National Folk Festival. Storyteller Thelma Boltin replaced her in 1955. Dr. Alton Morris was a nationally recognized folklorist.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-168
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Sarah Gertrude Knott

234651
Date
1964
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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 director until 1971. Until her death in 1984, she continued to support folk festivals across the nation. File also contains correspondence between Knott and the Florida Folk Festival organizers.
Type
Still Image
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Group of women sitting with Seminole Indian Josie Billie at the Folk Festival- White Springs, Florida

106065
Date
1962
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
F8896248
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Sarah Gertrude Knott (c), Director of the National Folk Festival, with Lillian Saunders (l) and Thelma Boltin (r) - White Springs, Florida

109800
Date
Between 1964 and 1979
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3877
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Friday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239533
Date
1954-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. The second half of the reel consists of Saturday afternoon performances, followed by Saturday evening performances. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-6
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239534
Date
1954-05-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. The first half of the reel consists of Friday evening performances; the remainder of the reel consists of Saturday evening performances. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-6
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Saturday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239535
Date
1954-05-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. The first half of the reel consists of Friday evening and Saturday morning performances. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-6
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Sunday performances at the 1962 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

239433
Date
1962-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-133
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Friday morning performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239530
Date
1954-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. The second half of the reel consists of Friday evening performances. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-4
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Friday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239532
Date
1954-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-5
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Saturday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239536
Date
1954-05-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-7
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Sunday performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239537
Date
1954-05-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-8
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Thursday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

234101
Date
1954-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. The first half of the reel consists of Thursday afternoon performances. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-2
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

From left: Fletcher Hodges, Jr., Sarah G. Knott, Thelma Boltin, and Dr. Alton Morris at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109801
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3878
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

From left: Fletcher Hodges, Jr., Sarah G. Knott, Thelma Boltin, and Dr. Alton Morris at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109804
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3881
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Sunday performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239538
Date
1954-05-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-9
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Thursday afternoon performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

234098
Date
1954-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-1
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Friday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239531
Date
1954-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. The first half of the reel consists of Friday morning performances. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. <br />
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-4
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Thursday afternoon performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

234099
Date
1954-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-2
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Thursday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

234102
Date
1954-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-3
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

Friday morning performances at the 1969 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239276
Date
1969-05-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The second half of the reel consists of Friday afternoon performances -- see separate entry for details.) Saunders was the chairman of the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission. Meadows was White Springs' mayor. Housewright was the Dean of Music for Florida State University. Shore was from Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation. Knott was the festival's first director. The Caney Forkers were based out of Cookeville, Tennessee. The Wiggins (Velma and daughter Hallie) lived in Bradenton. For You Are My Sunshine, they played the musical bottlephone. Hall lived in Sarasota, and sang mountain ballads.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-208
Knott, Sarah Gertrude

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