Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

232396
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Video Details
08:12; color; sound; V-192; flba010; S. 1579; Media 1980-1
Description
This film has footage of the 1978 Florida Folk Arts Conference held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Folklorist Alan Jabbour, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, defines folk art and folklife for an off-camera interviewer. Folklorists Peggy Bulger and Ralph Rinzler, dulcimer player Jean Ritchie, shakuhachi player and ethnomusicologist Dale Olsen, and Florida Folk Festival director Thelma Boltin are also shown. The film contains additional footage of a square dance and musical performances. Produced by WJCT-TV. Photographs from the conference can be found in S 1577, Box 16, folder 33.
Type
Moving Image
Square dancing

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

253629
Date
19-Jan-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:10; color; sound; V-188 BA248; S.1239
Description
The University of Illinois "Whiz Kids" participate in a benefit game sponsored by the Tallahassee Disabled Citizens of Action. A representative from the Tallahassee group comments on hardships the physically-challenged face in their daily lives, such as architectural barriers and societal prejudices. Other wheelchair-related activities such as square dancing, archery, football and stair climbing are also shown. A short interview with the "Whiz-Kids" coach concludes the segment. Produced by WFSU-TV.
-related activities such as square dancing

FOLK DANCERS

253127
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:45; color; silent; V-203 FLAA010; S. 1579; Media 1979-29
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at a 1950s Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Traditional Seminole Indian, Czechoslovakian, Greek, Polish and square dancing styles are featured in this short film. Produced by Robert Leahy Studio.
, Greek, Polish and square

SUWANNEE ADVENTURE

253545
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-37 CA149; S. 1579
Description
Two young women go on a canoe trip along the Suwannee River and see the sights, including a paddle wheel boat replica and the Stephen Foster Memorial. They ride horses at the Sheriff's Boy's Ranch and camp out on the river. They paddle to Suwannee River State Park and enjoy a square dance. They continue on to various springs and campsites and meet a conservation officer. A conservation officer takes them by motorboat to Cedar Key for a fish fry. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by the Suwannee River Authority and the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Park and enjoy a square

WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER

253619
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:11; b&w; sound; V-201 FLDA006; S. 1579; Media 1979-24
Description
This film opens with an African-American boy fishing on the Suwannee River while "Old Folks at Home" plays in the background. There are scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida, including the museum and Carillon Bell Tower. There is extensive footage of Florida Folk Festival performers, including whip-crackers, musicians, quilt makers, an elderly woman spinning cotton thread and square dancers. European folk dancers represent Czech, Hungarian and Bavarian styles. There are also examples of Seminole Indian dances and African-American ring dancing and game songs. The segment ends with shots of The Belle of the Suwannee, a small-scale riverboat used for park visitors. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission. Duplicate of FLDA001.
Square dancing

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