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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture


Compiled by: Addie Heyer, David Randall, and Thomas Shoemaker
Series Editor: Ann Hoog

Revised: December 2012

For additional information about Archive of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife Reading Room. To request copies, see our webpages regarding audio materials and photographic materials. Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information. All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.

AFC 1935/001: Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Expedition Collection
Two hundred and twenty-seven discs of music and spoken word recordings made in Florida and the Bahamas by Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle, June-August 1935. (AFS 309-535) [catalog record]

AFS 320B; 349-366; 407; 454: Twenty-one discs containing 104 songs performed by Laura Alexander, Philip Anderson, Gabriel Brown, Hattie Fitzgerald, John French, Rochelle French, Reverend Haynes, Pa Henry, A.B. Hicks, Charley Jones. Elder Sykes Jones, Goldie, Henrietta Marshall, a Methodist congregation, and unidentified groups of African American adults and children. Recorded in Eatonville, Florida, by Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle, June 1935.

AFS 367-374; 384B; 385B; 400A: Eleven discs containing 23 songs performed by Philip Anderson, James Davis, Willy Flowers (guitar), Doctor MacMillan, Roger Matthews (harmonica), Booker T. Sapps, "Blue Heaven," "MacDaniel," and various unidentified men and women. Recorded in Belle Glade, Florida, by Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle, June 1935.

AFS 375-383; 385A; 405A: Eleven discs containing 27 songs sung by various performers including, Abraham "Rabbit" Atterly, Jack Delaney, Zora Neale Hurston, "Joanna," "Soley," and "Greene." Recorded in Chosen, Florida, by Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle, June 1935.

AFC 1935/002: John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1933-1937
Six hundred twenty-six 12-inch discs of church services, instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., by John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Ruby T. Lomax, and Harold Spivacke, 1933-37. (AFS 1-286; 536-662; 663-743; 744-750; 829-953; 1851-1870) [catalog record]

AFS 679-685; 686A; 687-689; 692-702; 713: Twenty-three discs containing 67 songs performed by Ethel Best, Enless C. Brown, Rev. J.B. Bryant, Julius Clemens, Lena May Common, Emmanuel Duke, John Emanuel, Buena Flynn, W.J. Franklin, Fred Grady, Julia Griffin, John Hampton, Leon Hightower, Ben Hill, Annie May Jefferson, Ozella Jones, Walter Jones, Beulah MacIntire, Roscoe McLean, Walter Roberts, Mary Sneed, Minnie Williams, and an unidentified group of men and women African American prisoners. Recorded in Raiford, Florida, by John A. Lomax, May 1936.

AFS 686B; 690-691; 703-704: Five discs containing 16 songs performed by L.C. Canaday, L.G. Cannon, Ernest Davis, Willie Jackson, William Johnson, Leroy Smith (guitar), Ernest Wright, and several unidentified groups of African American prisoners. Recorded in Belle Glade, Florida, by John A. Lomax, May 1936.

AFS 714-715: Two discs containing 5 songs sung by George Washington and groups of unidentified African American prisoners. Recorded in Gainesville, Florida, by John A. Lomax, May 1936.

AFC 1937/004: John A. Lomax and Alton C. Morris Florida Collection, 1937
Twenty-eight discs of songs recorded in Gainesville, Fort White, High Springs, Newberry, Micanopy, and Moss Bluff, Florida, by John A. Lomax and Alton C. Morris, March-April 1937. The collection includes 7 pages of logs. (AFS 954-963; 975-992) [catalog record]

AFC 1939/001: John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip
One hundred forty-seven discs recorded by John A. and Ruby T. Lomax in various southern states between April and June 1939. Genres include ballads, blues, children's songs, cowboy songs, dance music, fiddle tunes, field hollers, lullabies, Mexican corridos, play-party songs, religious dramas, spirituals, work songs. [catalog record] [audio titles] [online presentation]

AFS 2653A; 2695B; 2698A; 2705: Four discs containing 9 songs sung by Mrs. G.A. Griffin. Recorded in her home in Newberry (Alachua County), Florida, by John A. and Ruby T. Lomax, June 1939.

AFS 2706-2710; 2711A; 2712-2713; 2714A; 2715; 2717; 2720; 3554B; 3556B: Fourteen discs containing 43 songs and tunes performed by Joe Brown, Lois Brown, Glenn Carver (guitar), Willie Howard, Burruss Johnson (guitar), Dawson Johnson, Colon Keel (guitar), Johnny Mae Medlock (tenor), Paul Perkins, Fred Perry (fiddle), Clifford Reed, Allen Reid (guitar), James Richardson, Annabelle Sanford, Lonnie Thomas (guitar), and other unidentified prisoners. Recorded at the State Farm in Raiford (Union County), Florida, by John A. and Ruby T. Lomax, June 1939.

AFS 2714B; 2716; 2718; 3556A: Four discs containing 10 songs sung by Buena Flint, Hasel Futch, Julia Griffin, Lillie Hardwick, Hule "Queen" Hines, Ruth Hines, Mary Hunter, Lillian Hutchins, Corine Jackson, Geneva McDonald, Johnny Mae Medlock, Ella Monday, Clifford Reed, and Gussie Slater. Recorded in the Women’s Dormitory at State Farm in Raiford (Union County), Florida, by John A. and Ruby T. Lomax, June 1939.

AFC 1939/005: Herbert Halpert 1939 Southern States Recording Expedition
Four hundred and nineteen 12-inch discs of instrumentals, monologs, prayers, sermons, songs, and stories recorded in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, by Herbert Halpert, March 15-June 23, 1939, for the Folk Arts Committee of the WPA and the Library of Congress. The collection includes 1 1/4 linear inches of articles, contact sheets, correspondence, descriptions, interviews, lists, photographs, reports, and song texts. [catalog record] [audio titles]

AFS 3135-3136; 3137B; 3138-3139; 3144B: Six discs containing 19 songs sung by Zora Neale Hurston. Recorded in Jacksonville, Florida, by Herbert Halpert, June 1939.

AFS 3137A; 3140-3143; 3144A: Six discs containing 23 songs and stories by various performers including Carita Doggett Corse, Maggie Fulton, Harold B. Hazelhurst, Irene Jackson, Beatrice Lang, Ellabell Singleton, Rev. H. W. Stuckey, and Evelyn Werner. Recorded in Jacksonville, Florida, by Herbert Halpert, June 1939.

AFS 3145-3146: Two discs containing performances by "members of a visiting Cuban vaudeville group." Instruments include drums and traps, gourds, and piano. Explanations and translations are provided for each song. Recorded at the Cuban Club in Tampa, Florida, June 21, 1939.

AFC 1939/013: Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook Florida WPA Recordings
Thirty-four 12-inch discs of conversations, games, imitations, instrumentals, interviews, riddles, songs, and stories of African American, Bahamian, and Cuban cultures throughout Florida. Recorded in Cross City, Jacksonville, Key West, Riviera, and Ybor City (Tampa), Florida, by Robert Cook and Stetson Kennedy, August 1939-January 1940, for the Florida Music and Writers Projects of the WPA. The collection includes 3/4 linear inches of correspondence, notes, song texts, and translations. (AFS 3378-3395; 3521-3536) [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFC 1939/016: Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection
One hundred sixty-five 12-inch discs of instrumentals and songs recorded in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C. by Sidney Robertson Cowell, Charles Seeger, Margaret Valiant, and others for the Special Skills Division, Resettlement Administration, 1936-37. The collection includes 3 1/2 inches of transcripts, correspondence, graphic images, and a program book from the 1937 National Folk Festival. [catalog record]

AFS 2070: One disc containing "Lonesome Road" sung by Bill Carr, a march played by Red Stevens on accordion, and old dance tunes played by C.H. Stevens on accordion. Recorded at Cherry Lake Farms, Florida. Recorded by Margaret Valiant, September 4, 1936.

AFS 3308-3313: Six discs containing songs performed by Miss Ronnie Booth and Mrs. C. P. Bethea (piano); U.T. Rycroft and community singers; John R. Collins and Margaret Valiant (piano); Miss Ronnie Booth and M.W. Jameson; a Macon, Georgia quartet; the Stamps-Baxter quartet; and Russell Wise (on fiddle) and Mr. White (on guitar). Recorded at Cherry Lake Farms, Florida, by Margaret Valiant, September 1936.

AFC 1939/026: Alton C. Morris Florida WPA Recordings
Fourteen 12-inch discs of Czech American, Slovak American, Greek American, and Minorcan American music recorded in Jacksonville, Masaryktown, St. Augustine, Slavia, and Tarpon Springs, Florida, by Alton Chester Morris, assisted by Florida Federal Writers' Project workers, 1939-40. (AFS 3537-3550) [online presentation]

AFC 1940/011: Florida WPA Recordings, 1940
Twenty-two 12-inch discs made in Florida for the Florida WPA Writers' and Music Projects and for the Archive of American Folk Song by Carita Doggett Corse, Robert Cornwall, John Corse, and John Filareton in Glades County, Jacksonville, Kenansville, Mayport, Sebring, and Tarpon Springs, Florida, and at sea, off the Georgia coast, March-July 1940. The collection includes 1 folder of logs and notes. (AFS 3881-3902) [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFC 1944/013: John Becker and Alan Lomax Recordings of Negro Longshoremen from the Ball Steamship Company
One 16-inch disc of 8 songs sung by four longshoremen from the Bell Steamship Company including Jess Ellman, John Henry Epps, Charley Rutledge and Nathaniel Wellman plus an interview with Epps concerning the purpose of the songs, how long he has sung the songs, reasons why the songs are becoming less common, learning the songs, his age, and a mention of his trip from to Bulloch County, Georgia to Tampa, Florida by “railway pass.” Recorded in the studios of WDAE, Tampa, Florida, by John Becker and Alan Lomax,, January 1944. Made for Office of War Information (OWI) in connection with CBS program, Trans-Atlantic Call. The collection includes a 1-page list of songs. (AFS 7092) [catalog record]

AFC 1950/030: Alton C. Morris/Gainesville, Florida Recordings
Two 16-inch discs of sacred harp and folk songs recorded in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Panama City, Florida, by Alton C. Morris, April 1949. Sacred harp was directed by George Pullen Jackson. (AFS 9914-9915) (LWO 5111 reel 280)

AFC 1958/024: Harry Jumper Seminole Songs
One 7-inch tape of 12 Seminole songs including a lullaby, a love song, animal dance songs, elemental songs, medicine songs, pleasure songs and a “rabbit story” sung and narrated by Harry Jumper in Seminole with some commentary in English by his son, Josiah Jumper. Recorded April 20, 1954. The collection includes a 1-page log. (AFS 11,427) [catalog record]

AFC 1969/018: National Federation of Music Clubs Archive of American Folk Music, 1952-1963
Eighteen 7-inch, three 5-inch, and nine 3-inch tapes of folk music from Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Recorded by regional National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) archivists and contributors, 1931-63. Donated by Annabel M. Buchanan for the NFMC Folk Music Archive. The collection includes five linear inches of articles, correspondence, logs, and musical and textual transcriptions. (AFS 13,992-14,021) [catalog record]

AFC 1971/002: Gretal and Paul Dunsing/A Collection of the Descriptions of Folk Dances
"A Collection of the Descriptions of Folk Dances as Taught by Gretel and Paul Dunsing." One 36-page manuscript of descriptions of 66 Austrian, German, and Swiss folk dances. Assembled by Gretel and Paul Dunsing of St. Petersburg, Florida, April 1971.

AFC 1971/031: Folk Songs of Florida and Texas / by Mary Elizabeth Buford
M.A. thesis, Southern Methodist University, 1941. 219 pages. Contains introductions to & lyrics for traditional Florida and imported ballads, dance & folk songs, bibliography, index, tune transcription. [catalog record]

AFC 1975/023: Elmer E. Sparks Interview with Charlie Smith
One audiocassette of an interview with Charlie Smith, 130 year old African-born ex-slave and former cowboy, logger, migrant farmer, and member of the Masonic Rite. Interview conducted by Elmer Sparks in Bartow, Florida, March 17, 1975. The collection includes two color photographs, an essay about Charlie Smith, and an article. (AFS 17,510) (LWO 8478) [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFC 1976/019: Miles L. Peelle Recordings of Stewart Jones
One 5-inch tape of religious songs performed by Stewart Jones, black gospel singer. Recorded in Babson Park, Florida, by Miles L. Peelle, April 1971 and April 1972. (AFS 18,091) (LWO 8907)

AFC 1977/026: Alfred Pinkston Recordings of African American Religious Songs
Seven 7-inch tapes of interviews regarding African American religious observances in Florida, especially lined hymns, gospel songs, spirituals, sermons and theology. Recorded by Alfred Adolphus Pinkston in connection with his 1975 dissertation at the University of Miami. (includes AFS 19,123-19,129) [catalog record]

AFC 1979/020: An Interpretation of the Florida Ex-Slaves’ Memories of Slavery and the Civil War by Dianna Zacharias
Thesis (M.A.), 1976. Western Kentucky University. vii, 155 leaves. [catalog record]

AFS 20,109-20,110: Bill Bonyan/Harry Garfield Duplication Project
Two 10-inch tapes of maritime folklore and reminiscences by Harry Garfield, who served aboard a ship off the southeast coast of Africa. Recorded with Bill Bonyan, place unknown, in 1954. The collection also includes songs by Florida high school girls describing their work in the tobacco growing industry in Connecticut, recorded by Bill Bonyan in Manchester, Connecticut, in the late 1950s.

AFS 21,839-21,841: Alton C. Morris Cylinder Recordings
Three 10-inch tapes of 19 cylinder dubs of Anglo-American Folksongs recorded in Florida and California by Alton C. Morris. Possibly recorded ca. 1936. (LWO 12,980)

AFS 22,201-22,207: Allen MacCabe Interview and Song Manuscript Collection
Seven 7-inch tapes of an interview with Allen MacCabe (1906-1983) concerning his early life in Nova Scotia, hoboing during the Depression, serving in the Army Air Corps, and operating a soft drink bottling plant. Documentation includes 230 typescript pages of songs, poems, and recitations collected by McCabe throughout his lifetime. Recorded by Gerald E. Parsons, Jr. and Margaret B. Parsons in Sarasota, Florida, April 21 and 23, 1983.

AFS 22,501-22,512: Florida Folklife Program/Boat Tour Guides Collection
Twelve 7-inch tapes of interviews and narratives by boat tour guides George Bowers, Donald "Frog" Edwards, Wilbert Gavin, Tommy "Hawk" Jackson, and James A. Moretz. Recorded by Ormond Loomis and Doris Dyen of the Florida Folklife Program at Wakulla Springs, Florida, November 8-9, 1980. The collection includes a duplication concordance, an index card, logs, correspondence and a Center for Southern Folklore magazine article written by Doris Dyen and Ormond Loomis. (RXA 4051-4062)

AFS 24,117: Laurence Carton/Gettysburg Song Collection
One audiocassette of "Gettysburg O' Gettysburg," written by Leah Carp Kirssin and performed by the author's son, Harold Bernard Kirssin, accompanying himself on electronic piano. Recorded by Laurence Carton, Miami, Florida, 1982.

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, two five-inch tapes, and 117 cassettes of ethnic radio broadcasts recorded for the Ethnic Broadcasting in America Project of the American Folklife Center. Recorded mostly off the air by Elena Bradunas, Theodore Grame, Alan Jabbour, and others at various locations in the United States, 1977-78. Documentation includes Theodore Grame's Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States (Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, 1980) and nine linear inches of manuscript materials. [catalog record]

AFS 23,061-23,062: Two tapes containing Cuban radio broadcasts from WCMQ, Miami, Florida. Recorded July 12, 1978. (RYA 2920-2921)

AFS 23,069: One tape containing a Greek radio broadcast from WFSO, Pinellas Park, Florida. Recorded July 2, 1978. (RYA 2928)

AFS 23,096: One tape containing an African American religious radio broadcast from WMBM, Miami Beach, Florida. Recorded September 10, 1978.

AFS 23,125: One tape containing a Cuban radio broadcast from WRHC, Miami, Florida. Recorded July 11, 1978.

AFS 23,136-23,137: Two tapes containing a German radio broadcast from WSOL, Tampa, Florida. Recorded July 2 and August 12, 1978.

AFS 23,146: One tape containing a Greek radio broadcast from WWQT, Dunedin, Florida. Recorded September 17, 1978.

AFC 1983/016: Rev. Alexander Linn/"Our Florida Indians" Slide Show Collection
Forty-eight color slides and a tape-recorded lecture by Rev. Alexander Linn (1881-1975) regarding Seminole Indians of Florida in the period between 1925 and 1945. Rev. Linn, of Englewood, Florida, regularly visited Seminole family camps during that period. In 1971, he compiled the slide-lecture and recorded the tape regarding his experiences. Also enclosed are 36 additional slides that were not part of the slide-lecture, and a copy of his obituary.

AFC 1986/022: Center for Applied Linguistics Collection
Fifty-nine 10-inch tapes of speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public speeches recorded at various locations in North America by various collectors, and compiled by the Center for Applied Linguistics for a project entitled "A Survey and Collection of American English Dialect Recordings." The collection includes fourteen linear inches of documentation, including an introduction and preface, a list of contents, content summaries, and transcripts. Collectors and interviewees vary, representing approximately 43 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Canada, and Puerto Rico. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 24,322B1: One tape containing a conversation with two 8 and 9-year old black girls from Florida discussing families, dolls, and hair. Recorded in 1977. Collected by Bettie Sommer. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,322B2: One tape containing a conversation with an approximately 77-year old black male from Florida discussing his personal history, school, and pets. Recorded in 1977. Collected by Bettie Sommer. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,322B3: One tape containing a conversation with a 114-year old black female from Florida, discussing former life as a slave, personal history, and slaves returning to Africa after being freed. Recorded in 1977. Collected by Bettie Sommer. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,336A7: One tape containing a monologe of a 30-year old female of English ethnicity from Tallahassee, Florida. Recorded in 1975. Collected by Joseph Mele. [audio]

AFS 24,336A8: One tape containing a monologue of a 20-year old female of Indian and German ethnicity from Century, Florida. Recorded in 1975. Collected by Joseph Mele. [audio]

AFC 1986/036: Florida Maritime Heritage Survey
Forty-six audiocassettes from the Maritime Heritage Survey, also known as the Florida Maritime Heritage Survey or Maritime Heritage Survey Project, a field project examining the maritime folklife of the Apalachicola region of Florida, including boatbuilding traditions and occupational lore. Recorded in Florida by Barbara Beauchamp, Helen Cooper Floyd, Ormond Loomis, Nancy Nusz, and David Taylor, July 15, 1986-November 11, 1986. Cosponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. The collection includes two linear feet of fieldnotes, photographic materials, and slides. [catalog record]

AFC 1988/012: Florida Home Radio Series
Six 60-minute radio programs exploring various aspects of Florida folklife: "Humorists and Health Evangelists," "Showtown, USA," "I Started with the Blues," "Sauna and Sisu," "The Music You Have Inside," "Everyday Treasure." Broadcast on WJCT-FM, Stereo 90, Jacksonville, Florida. Made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.

AFC 1995/034: Brevard County, Florida, Oral History Video Project, 1992
Twenty-nine videocassettes of interviews documenting the regional, occupational, and ethnic heritage of long-time Brevard County, Florida residents including a publisher, a space industry worker, a bookkeeper, a doctor's daughter, a postman, a cattleman, a courthouse worker, a developer's daughter, a fisherman's daughter, and a school teacher concerning a broad range of time and subjects from "Old Florida to the Space Age." Directed by Nancy Yasecko of Vanguard Productions, Merritt Island, Florida, 1992. The collection includes a 6 page final report, 88 pages of transcribed interviews, 1 diskette containing 321 pages of transcriptions, and 1 Florida map. (14.5 hours) [catalog record]

AFC 1996/036: National Society of Colonial Dames, Florida/Miss Emma Williams (1859-1942) Biographical Collection
Nine pages of early recollections of Miss Emma Williams, who grew up in Fernandina, Florida. She discusses the Civil War, living in the country, visiting family members, toys she had a child, and school.

AFC 1997/011: Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
Lands' End in cooperation with Good Housekeeping magazine sponsored quilt contests in 1992, 1994, and 1996. The collection, housed in 154 boxes, consists of visual images, entry blanks, and essays written by entrants, as well as Lands End administrative files and correspondence pertinent to the promotion of the contest. Approximately 13,100 entries for the three contests came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Numerous types and styles of needlework, quilting, patchwork, applique and embroidery are represented among the visual images. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFC 1998/023: Ed and Geraldine Berbaum / Willie D. Jones Fiddling Collection
Three audiocassettes of fiddle tunes by Willie D. Jones of Old Town, Florida. One field recording and two published cassettes called "Heart of Dixie," volumes 1 and 2. Three newspaper clippings and one color xerox of photograph of Jones. Includes a 3-page log.

AFC 2000/001: Local Legacies Collection
Four hundred and five linear feet (approximately 90,000 manuscript pages, 475 sound recordings, 13,270 graphic materials, 335 electronic media, and 75 artifacts) of documentation of local festivals, fairs, parades, and other community-based events from each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and trusts. The Local Legacies Collection was donated through the efforts of individuals, organizations, and institutions asked to participate by members of Congress. This project was part of the Library of Congress Bicentennial celebration in the year 2000. [catalog record] [online presentation] [Florida Local Legacies]

AFC 2000/010: Charles Foster Collection
Two audiocassettes, 1 DAT, and 12 typed transcription pages of an oral history of Charles Foster regarding his work in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Public Works of Art Project, Florida Federal Art Project, and National Youth Administration, 1934-1942. Conducted by Rachel Howard and Allison Mitchell in the Recording Lab, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C, September 20, 2000. The collection includes 2 videocassettes of an interview with Charles Foster and Stetson Kennedy conducted by Frank Eberling, 52 photographs, 10 pages of correspondence, 1 CCC yearbook (1934), 1 photocopied magazine and documentation.

AFC 2000/021: The Frank and Ann Thomas "Ballad of Stetson Kennedy" Collection
One videocassette of debut of "One Man Against the Klan: Ballad of Stetson Kennedy" at "Tribute to Stetson Kennedy," Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, March 5, 1993. Dr. Gordon Patterson, convener. Composed and sung by Frank Thomas. Keyword: Ku Klux Klan

AFC 2001/012: Laurie Sommers/ "Wiregrass Ways" Radio Series
Laurie Sommers, director of the South Georgia Folklife Project, donated a cassette copy of "Wiregrass Ways," her radio series which ran on Georgia Public Radio in fall 1998 and on WFSU (Tallahassee, Florida) in 1999. The 13-part series included hollering recordings from the Archive of Folk Culture's Francis Harper 1944 recordings. The program topics were: fiddle traditions (Thomasville & Valdosta), Sacred Harp singing school and a sing (Hoboken), making cane syrup (Willacoochee), gospel anniversaries (Lowndes County / Valdosta), palmetto brooms (Folkston), Fiestas Guadalupanas (Mexican fiesta in Valdosta), tobacco auctions (Nashville), hymn lining (Folkston, Valdosta), Mt. Zion Music Hall (old-time country and bluegrass music), turpentining (Folkston), mayhaw jelly (Valdosta, Nashville), hollering (Folkston).

AFC 2001/015: September 11, 2001, Documentary Project Collection
The collection documents reactions of ordinary citizens in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States through sound and video recordings of interviews and personal narratives; as well as photographs, children's drawings, two scrapbooks, letters and e-mail, poems, ephemera, and a few artifacts. Some items were submitted as group projects of schools, libraries, and museums from 30 states in the U.S., and from American military service personnel and their families in Naples, Italy. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFC 2001/015: SR085-088: Four audiocassettes containing 15 interviews between students in a multicultural relations class at University of Central Florida, discussing reactions to the events of September 11, 2001. Recorded at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida, by Kristin Congdon, September 20 and September 27, 2001.

AFC 2003/001: Carl Lindahl Collection of Tales and Narratives, 1981-2002
Collection of 26 tales and narrative clusters collected by Carl Lindahl, 1932-2002, including a Jack tale from Daron Douglas; 3 tales from Glen Muncy Anderson (2001); 11 marchen and related tales from Jane Muncy Fugate, Hyden, Kentucky, and Melbourne, Florida (2001); 2 family legends from Lee Winniford, Cumby, Texas, and Houston, Texas (2002); a marchen tale from Barry Jean Ancelet (1982); a marchen tale from Mary Caroline Spurlock Ancelet (1982); and 7 tales from Alfred Anderson (1932). [catalog record]

AFC 2011/001: Peggy Bulger Collection
Twenty-six original audio cassette tapes and 1 CD-R of audio interviews with Stetson Kennedy and others, including David Lord, Myles Horton, Virginia Durr, and Judge Dan Duke, conducted in Florida and Alabama by Peggy Bulger, 1988-1990. Includes "Stetson Kennedy / G. Bedell, Visual Dialogues in Anthropology, May 5, 1989." Plus 3 videocassettes (VHS): "Stetson Kennedy Interviewed by Jean Trebbi" Ft. Lauderdale TV March 1987 re Palmetto Country and changes since; "Author who Infiltrated Klan, Stetson Kennedy," TV Interview, Tallahassee, Florida, May 13, 1988; and "The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America" Guggenheim Productions, 28 min., undated [1982]. Copies of some interviews and transcripts are also at Georgia State University Library, Special Collections. [catalog record]

AFC 2011/035: Ann Yao Trio Concert Collection
Performance of Ann Yao Trio: Traditional Chinese zheng music from Florida. Ann Yao plays the zheng, a long, horizontal plucked zither; she will be joined in this performance by Wang Guowei playing the erhu, a two-stringed fiddle, and by Chen Yihan, playing the pipa, a pear-shaped lute. Homegrown 2011 concert recorded July 27, 2011, in Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. [catalog record] [flyer and webcast]


Folksongs of Florida and their Cultural Background / by Alton Chester Morris
Ph.D. Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1941. Microfilm Number: 97/1123. [catalog record]


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