Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

239729
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Stetson Kennedy (introduced by Tina Bucuvalas) discusses the WPA and projects they conducted in Florida recording early songs and stories of the state. He notes that minorities were included in the project and speaks of the contributions of Zora Neale Hurston in collecting ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-70

Gabriel Brown & Rochelle French performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

296522
Date
1935-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel-to-reel tapes. Brown (guitar, vocals) and French (guitar, vocals) perform blues songs. These recordings were made as part of the first Works Progress Administration's (WPA) Federal Writers' Project (FWP) recording expedition in Florida, conducted by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle. These re...
Type
sound
Item ID
T86-235a
Item ID
T86-234c

Unidentified young African American girls performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

296523
Date
1935-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
First part of one reel-to-reel tape. A group of unidentified African American girls perform children's songs unaccompanied. These recordings were made as part of the first Works Progress Administration's (WPA) Federal Writers' Project (FWP) recording expedition in Florida, conducted by Lomax, Hurs...
Type
sound
Item ID
T86-234a

Unidentified Eatonville Methodist church service & musical performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

296632
Date
1935-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Second part of one reel-to-reel tape. Jones, Marshall, Henry, and Goldie perform religious songs accompanied by unidentified singers. Rev. Haynes and a visiting pastor conduct a religious service for an unidentified Methodist church in Eatonville, Fla. These recordings were made as part of the fir...
Type
sound
Item ID
T86-234b

WPA recordings featuring Zora Neale Hurston

238862
Date
1935
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. (Also on C87-24.) Compilation of all of the Zora Neale Hurston-related WPA recordings. The originals are housed at the Library of Congress. She worked for the WPA in 1935 and in 1939. Zora Neale Hurston was a major literary figure, known as one of the nation's preeminent African...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C85-18
Item ID
C87-24*

WPA field recordings in Eatonville and Belle Glade (1935 recording expedition)

237999
Date
1935
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-235

WPA field recordings in Belle Glade (1935 recording expedition)

238000
Date
1935
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-236

WPA field recordings in Calhoun County (1935 recording expedition)

238001
Date
1935
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (A audio cassette of Zora Neale Hurston's performances can be found on S 1576, C87-24; and an unnumbered tape in box 41.) These recordings were from the 1935 expedition by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle in Calhoun County. This was the first of several WPA recording expeditions in Flo...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-237

WPA field recordings in Calhoun County and Raiford (the 1935, and the 1936-1937 recording expeditions)

238002
Date
1935
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C87-23; and an unnumbered tape in Box 41, in S 1576) These recordings were from the 1935 expedition by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle in Calhoun County, and John Lomax's 1936 expedition at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. These were the first of sever...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-256

Recording of the In the Nick of Time Conference on Florida Folklife and the WPA

239145
Date
1989-02-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
"Eleven audio cassettes. Recording of a conference regarding the value of the WPA (and the Florida Writer's Project) to Florida Folklife. The fieldwork conducted by the WPA from 1935 through 1943 can be found at the Library of Congress, as well as duplicates in S 1576. (Use this database to locate t...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C89-1
Item ID
C89-2
Item ID
C89-3
Item ID
C89-4
Item ID
C89-5
Item ID
C89-6
Item ID
C89-7
Item ID
C89-8
Item ID
C89-9
Item ID
C89-10
Item ID
C89-11

WPA Field Recordings by John and Ruby Lomax at the Florida State Prison, 1936-39

238012
Date
1936
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Not all the performers were identified. These recordings were created during two WPA expeditions, one by John Lomax in 1936 and a second expedition by John and Ruby Lomax in 1939. In the recordings from the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax, he visited the Florida State Prison...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-241

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