One black and white print. In government since 1964, Ashdown was head of the Dept. of Commerce when he replaced Jim Smith as Governor Reubin Askew's senior staff assistant. Smith became Secretary of State.
Five color slides. At the time, Bulger was Florida's State Folklorist (between 1976-1989). She later worked for the Southern Arts Federation before being chosen as director of Library of Congress's American Folklife Center in 1999.
One black and white 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. To the left is Lottie Shore.
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.
Two proof sheets with 39 black and white images (plus negatives). Based on recommendations from the Florida Folklife Council, the Secretary of State confers Florida Folk Heritage Awards annually. The awards are given to outstanding folk artists and folk culture advocates who have made long-standing ...
Thirty-nine color slides. Held in August (instead of May as was custom), the 33rd Festival had a dedication of the new ampitheater, complete with a speech by Secretary of State Bruce Smathers. Smathers was joined by his wife Nancy.
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