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

Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)

239904
Date
1997-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Sax Kari (a.k.a. "Candied Yams") is interviewed by Brent Tozzer. He discusses his childhood in New Orleans and the blues and jazz influences on his life (such as Benny Goodman and Charlie Christian). He speaks about learning music (specifically piano from ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-74

WPA mural of the Barefoot Mailman in the West Palm Beach Post Office

236795
Date
1987-09-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three color slides. Painted in 1940 as part of the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)by artist Stevan Dohanos. The three paintings were part of a six-panel narrative series about James Hamilton, known locally as the Barefoot Mailman. He delivered mail in the then wild S...
Type
Still Image

Interview with Fred Williams

238285
Date
1983-04-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. C83-104: Williams, born in Sneads, Florida, in 1923, discusses being raised in a rural farming family in Jackson County, Florida; joining the Army and using his disabled veterans' pension to start his own farm; the character of his family; life during the "Hoover Days" of the De...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-104
Item ID
C83-105

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*

Interview with Stetson Kennedy

238740
Date
1981-09-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reel recordings. In the interview, Kennedy discusses Stanley Papio; the WPA and the Federal Writers Project; working with anthropologist/writer Zora Neale Hurston; Carita Doggett Corse; collecting folklife during the 1930s; painter Mario Sanchez; his many books; infiltrating the KKK; w...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-101
Item ID
T81-100
Item ID
T81-116

WPA field recordings in Sebring (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

238035
Date
1940-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassettes C90-37/38 in S 1576.) These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. Included on this recording are fiddle music, and sining by a 101 year-old ex-sla...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-255
Item ID
C90-37*
Item ID
C90-38*

WPA field recordings in Jacksonville (1939 recording expedition: Herbert Halpert)

238024
Date
1939-06-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (These recordings appear at the end of the reel. The rest of the reel is another WPA expedition.)All of Zora Neale Hurston's Florida recordings can be found on C87-24, including those on this reel. These recordings were created by folklorist Halpert -- originally of New York City, ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-243

WPA field recordings in Key West (January 1940 recording expedition)

238031
Date
1940-01-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in January 1940. They created a total of eighteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording Rolle plays with his band on several Bahamian folk songs. For more detailed information on the r...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-247

WPA field recordings in Masaryktown (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)

238021
Date
1939-08-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
    One reel to reel. (These songs appear at the end of the reel. Recordings from another WPA expedition is at the start. These same recordings appear at the start of T86-252, as well.) These recordings were created by Morris of the University of Florida, assisted by workers of the Fl...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-252

WPA field recordings in Mayport and Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

238034
Date
1940-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. This recording includes African American shrimpers tap dancing in Mayport, and residents of Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation si...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-253a

WPA field recordings at Cherry Lake (1936-1937 recording expedition)

238017
Date
1936
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C90-52/53, in S 1576.) These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings Lomax’s colleague visited Cherry Lake.(NOTE -- Valiant's papers can be found at the Mississippi State University's Special C...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-223

WPA field recordings in Raiford and in Alachua County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

238003
Date
1936
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C87-29/30) These recordings were from the 1936-1937 expedition by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited the Florida State Prison in Raiford, and Alachua County. Not all the prisoners/performers were identified. Griffin lived in Newberry. These were ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-218

WPA field recordings in Alachua County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

238004
Date
1937
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Griffin and Hart were from Newberry, and Feaster was from Micanopy. These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition by John Lomax. These were the second of several WPA recording expeditions in Florida. At the time Lomax was in charge of the folklife section of the Fed...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-219

WPA field recordings in Alachua County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

238005
Date
1937
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto tapes C90-41/42 in S 1576.) These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited Alachua County with Alton Morris of the University of Florida. These were the second of several WPA recording expeditions in Florida....
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-220

WPA field recordings in Alachua County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

238006
Date
1937
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited Alachua County with Alton Morris of the University of Florida. These were the second of several WPA recording expeditions in Florida. At the time Lomax was in charge of the f...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-221

WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

238008
Date
1936
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County These were the second of several WPA recording expeditions in Florida. At the time Lomax was in charge of the folklife...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-238

WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County , and in Palm Beach County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

238009
Date
1936
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C90-43/44 in S 1576.) These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County. These were the second of several WPA recording expeditions in Flori...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-239

WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County (1936-1937 recording expedition)

238011
Date
1936
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto a aduio cassette, found in S 1576, box 41) These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited the Florida State Prison at Raiford in Union County. These were the second of several WPA recording expeditions in...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-240

WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

241516
Date
Jul 1940
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-254

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

WPA field recordings at Tarpon Springs and Slavia (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)

238018
Date
1939-08-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Morris of the University of Florida, assisted by workers of the Florida Writers Project (including photographer Robert Cook), in 1939 and 1940. He created 14 12-inch acetate records in total. On this recording, Morris visited Tarpon Springs, and the...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-224

WPA field recordings at Gainesville, Raiford, Panama City, and Jacksonville

238020
Date
1939-10-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created the Lomaxes and Morris of the University of Florida, assisted by workers of the Florida Writers Project (including photographer Robert Cook), in 1939 and 1949. Morris created 14 12-inch acetate records in total. On his 1939 trip, he recorded Greek sing...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-226

WPA field recordings in Jacksonville (1939 recording expedition: Herbert Halpert)

238022
Date
1939-06-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by folklorist Halpert -- originally of New York City, and later a pioneer in the field, in June 1939. This was part of a larger nine-state fieldwork tour of the South between 12 March and 30 June 1939. He created a total of twelve 12-inch acetate recor...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-244

WPA field recordings in Jacksonville and Ybor City (1939 recording expedition: Herbert Halpert)

238023
Date
1939-06-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (These recordings appear at the start of the reel. The rest of the reel is another WPA expedition.) All of Zora Neale Hurston's Florida recordings can be found on C87-24, including those on this reel. These recordings were created by folklorist Halpert -- originally of New York Cit...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-245

WPA field recordings in Cross City and Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)

238025
Date
1939-08-19
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in August 1939. They created a total of sixteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording, men from the Aycock and Lindsey turpentine camp in Cross City perform two songs, and tell a ghost...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-249

WPA field recordings in Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)

238026
Date
1939-08-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in August 1939. They created a total of sixteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording, Cuban American residents of Ybor City were recorded telling stories and singing traditional songs...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-250

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