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.
One black and white print. Florida Folk Festival director Thelma Boltin is third from right, greeting Florida legislators. They are standing next to the "Belle of the Suwannee" a replica riverboat used as a tour boat for the Stephen Foster Center. c. 1950s.
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.
Three black and white prints. P82-396: Jim Billy with son; P82-397: O.B. Osceola with Secretary of State George Firestone; P82-398: Josie Billie with festival attendee (photo by Robert Leaky of the St. Petersburg Times).
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.
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