Manuscript/Mixed Material Proposed Recording Expedition into the Floridas
About this Item
- Proposed Recording Expedition into the Floridas
- Hurston, Zora Neale (Author)
Created / Published
- May, 1939
- - Essays
- - Manuscripts
- - Dr. Carita Doggett Corse, state director of the Florida Federal Writers' Project, forwards to B. A. Botkin, national folklore director for the Federal Writers' Project and chairman of the Joint Committee on Folk Arts of the WPA, a copy of Florida Federal Writers' Project editor Zora Neale Hurston's "Proposed Recording Expedition Into the Floridas." Hurston's essay was written in preparation for the visit of Herbert Halpert (director of the folk song department of the National Service Bureau, Federal Theater Project) on the Joint Committee on Folk Art and Library of Congress-sponsored southern recording expedition. According to Dr. Corse, "His trip was cut short so that only a few of these recordings were made. Zora Neale Hurston completed contacts for Negro recordings at the turpentine camp in Cross City and in Tampa before she was called to Philadelphia."
- Manuscript: 9 p.
Call Number/Physical Location
- Zora Neale Hurston Corporate Subject File
- Zora Neale Hurston Corporate Subject File
- American Folklife Center
- online text
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- Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection (AFC 1939/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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- Alton C. Morris Florida WPA recordings (AFC 1939/026), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
- Florida WPA Recordings, 1940 (AFC 1940/011), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
- American Folklife Center correspondence files, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Hurston, Zora Neale. Proposed Recording Expedition into the Floridas. May, 1939. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000213/.
APA citation style:
Hurston, Z. N. (1939) Proposed Recording Expedition into the Floridas. May. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000213/.
MLA citation style:
Hurston, Zora Neale. Proposed Recording Expedition into the Floridas. May, 1939. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000213/>.