Shape Note singing workshop at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

234279
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Five color slides. Images of the Shaped Note singing workshop, led by Robert Dixon and Mary Marshall, at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival. Shaped Note singing was an a capella style of church music that utilized shapes to represent notes (fa-so-la-mi) for untrained and even illiterate church members. ...
Type
Still Image

Shape note singing at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

241348
Date
1994-01-19
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audiotape (DAT).
Type
sound
Item ID
Tape 78

The Silas Lee Family performance at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

320474
Date
1958-05-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thelma Boltin serves as emcee. At 12:42, Griffin explains shape note singing, mentioning musicologist George Pullen Jackson and the Denson shape note singing family. The Silas Lee Family was from Hoboken, Georgia. The performance is a splice of the sixth part of audiotape T77-78 and the first part ...
Type
sound
Item ID
T77-78f
Item ID
T77-79a

Sacred Harp Singers at the Florida Folk Festival

234567
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Sacred Harp singing is a form of shape note singing.
Type
Still Image

Shape note singing at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

237692
Date
1979-07-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
<p>Two audio cassettes. Shape note singing from <em>The Sacred Harp</em>&nbsp;at&nbsp;Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church in Old Chicora, a ghost town on the borderline of Polk and Hillsborough counties, south of the present day towns of Lithia and Mulberry.</p> <p>On side two of C79-82, Bulger inte...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C79-82
Item ID
C79-83

Saturday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Reel 7)

238413
Date
1984-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recordings. Devine from Dade City. There is a break in the recording -- the recordist forgot to hit record when they switched reels at first.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-77

Sacred Harp singing : b Old Chicora, Florida

119946
Date
1979
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS79551

Sacred Harp singing - Old Chicora, Florida

119945
Date
1979
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS79550

Sacred Harp singing - Old Chicora, Florida

119947
Date
1979
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS79552

Recording of the Pleasant Grove Mid-Union Seven Shape Note Singing Convention

238638
Date
1980-05-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Shaped Note singing was an a capella style of church music that utilized shapes to represent notes (fa-so-la-mi) for untrained and even illiterate church members. Only four notes were used in the hymns. An old Anglican practice, English colonists first brought the traditi...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-87

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)

240303
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. NOTE -- part of the tape is inaudible. Stone served as emcee. The Roddenberry Family (Mrs. Bernice Roddenberry and daughters: Betty Owens, Doris Lloyd, Katherine Lett, Debbie Todd, Judy Drury, Latrelle McDowell and Sheila Carter) of Folkston, GA, discusses palmetto broom- m...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C00-63

Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 5)

239598
Date
1994-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Ogden was the emcee. Albritton was from Lithia, Florida. All songs derive from either the BF White Sacred Harp book (Cooper Revision) or the original Sacred harp book (Denson Revision). He discusses his life and his shape note singing -- the conclusion of his program from C94-57....
Type
Sound
Item ID
C94-58

Lane Albritton demonstration at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area Workshop Stage

239597
Date
1994-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Laura Ogden served as emcee. Albritton discusses singing from the Sacred Harp while a cassette of shape note singing plays in the background. He explains how shape note singing works and its origins in between singing songs. He also tells a story about taking the Sacred Harp ...
Type
sound
Item ID
C94-59

David Lee singing school at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Performance and Dance Stage

318315
Date
2000-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
<p>Lee, from Hoboken, Ga., conducts a singing school, teaching participants shape note singing and songs from <em>The Sacred Harp</em>. He explains the history of shape note singing and <em>The Sacred Harp&nbsp;</em>in the Okefenokee region, indicating that singers learned to sing through aural tra...
Type
sound
Item ID
D00-35b

Shape note singing at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

239169
Date
1978-10-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
<p>Three audiotape reels. &nbsp;Shape note singers sing songs from the Cooper revision of&nbsp;<em>The Sacred Harp</em>.&nbsp;At 38:10, Bulger interviews Albritton about the founding of the church and the history of shape note singing in Old Chicora,&nbsp;a ghost town on the borderline of Polk and H...
Type
sound
Item ID
T78-349
Item ID
T78-348
Item ID
T78-350

Shape note singing at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

238633
Date
1980-03-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audiotape reels. Old Chicora is a ghost town on the borderline of Polk and Hillsborough counties, south of the present day towns of Lithia and Mulberry.
Type
sound
Item ID
T83-76
Item ID
T83-74
Item ID
T83-75

Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

237202
Date
1994-01-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty color slides. This church was first visited by the Florida Folklife Program back in the late 1970s as part of the North Florida Folklife Project. The members sing in the shaped note singing tradition.
Type
Still Image

Saturday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Reel 8)

238414
Date
1984-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-78

Sacred Harp singing at the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

235839
Date
1979-08-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixty-one color slides. Slides S79-141, 145-149, 153, 154, 159,169, 173, 177, 182,187-189, 192-195, 200-202,211-212, 214-217, 219 are missing.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S79-104 - S79-223

Sacred Harp singing

234038
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three black andw hite prints. P82-21, 22 duplicated in S 1577, Box 17, folder 77; P82-23 duplicated in S 1577, Box 17, folder 114. 1980-1981.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-21 - P82-23

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Reel 8)

238176
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorist Bulger served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-176

Publicity photographs for the 1994 Florida Folk Festival

237164
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fifteen color and black-and-white prints. Includes images of Seminoles, Wheels of the World string band, blues singer Mary McClain, blues pianist McBride, various stage performers, and a shape note singing hymn book.
Type
Still Image

Sacred Harp singing by a member of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church - Old Chicora, Florida

119657
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS781250

Sacred Harp Singers performing- White Springs, Florida

116069
Date
1957
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP889461

Copy of an image showing Sacred Harp publisher Benjamin Franklin White and wife Thurza.

320483
Date
Not after 1878
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS79335

Folklorist Doris Dyen shape note presentation at the Jackson County Public Library

238294
Date
1983-07-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
<p>One audio cassette. Presentation at the Jackson County Public Library in Marianna, made in connection with the Pursuits and Pastimes exhibit about shape note singing. Dyen, a folklorist with the Florida Folklife Program, leads a conversation on fiddling and square dancing traditions. She discusse...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-122

Sunday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 2)

240546
Date
05/26/1991
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D91-15

Sacred Harp singer Lane Albritton at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival.

320482
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA9422

White Springs and Hamilton County shape note singers- White Springs, Florida

105938
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
F6889196

Friday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 5)

239592
Date
1994-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Chancey was a storyteller from Bartow. Albritton was from Lithia, Florida. Happy Land was the first song Albritton learned. All songs derive from either the BF White Sacred Harp book (Cooper Revision) or the original Sacred harp book (Denson Revision).
Type
Sound
Item ID
C94-53

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