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Record Group Number: 000158
Series/Collection Number: .S 1576
Creator: Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. Florida Folklife Archive
Title, Dates: Audio recordings of Florida Folk Festival performances and other folk events, 1935-2001, 2017, 2019.
Amount: 750 compact disks
4719 audio tapes
14.3 gigabytes (15,375,401,580 bytes) : 18 Files, 3 Folders
27.1 gigabytes (29,134,635,668 bytes) : 115 Files, 3 Folders
Medium Included: audiotapes
electronic records
Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by format (reel-to-reel, cassette, digital), then chronological.
Restrictions: A few recordings have access restrictions.
Terms Governing Use: Use and reproduction of fragile reel-to-reel tapes is at the discretion of Archives staff.  COMPACT DISKS OR CASSETTE TAPE COPIES ARE FIRST USE COPIES when available.  As digitization is still in progress, some recordings may not be immediately available.  Please contact the Archives in advance to ensure availability.  See the full container/shelf list for reel-to-reel tapes currently available on compact disk.  To determine whether there is a cassette tape available, check the reel-to-reel index logs in Series S1579, Indexes and Accession Registers to the Audio Tapes, Video Tapes, Photos, and Slides in the Florida Folklife Archive, for the reel-to-reel tape in question to see if there is a cross-reference to a cassette tape number.
Summary:     This series consists of audio recordings of performances by or interviews with folk musicians, craftspersons, storytellers, and folklife interpreters. Included are reel-to-reel, audio cassette, digital audio tape (DAT), and digital file formats. Most of the recordings document performances by national and local folk personalities at the annual Florida Folk Festival, dating back to 1954.  In addition, there are a small number of reproductions of Works Progress Administration (WPA) folklore field recordings from the1930s and early 1940s, including recordings collected by Zora Neale Hurston on which her voice can be heard both speaking and singing. Together, the recordings document such areas as  children's lore, foodways, religious traditions, Seminole culture, maritime traditions, ethnic folk culture, material culture, and occupational lore.

Finding Aids: Searchable index available online at #
Series S1579, Indexes and Accession Registers to the Audio tapes, Video Tapes, Photos, and Slides of the Florida Folklife Archive, contains tape log index sheets with itemized listings for each tape. There is also a shelf listing for the audio recordings in this series. 0
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Associated Materials: Series S2034, Florida Folk Festival Audio Recordings, contains Florida Folk Festival audio recordings subsequent to 2001, outside of intermittent records of some performances recorded by the Florida Folklife Program. Series S1577, Photographs and Slides of Folk Arts, Artisans, and Performers, contains slide carousels to accompany audio tapes in this series for slide/tape programs produced by the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs.
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Subject Access Fields: Hurston, Zora Neale
Folk dance music Florida
Folk festivals Florida
Folk music Florida
Folk-rock music Florida
Folk singers Florida
Folk songs Florida
Folklore Florida
Folklore Performance Florida
Oral tradition
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Compact disks. aat
Audio cassettes. aat
Audio tapes. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Added Entries Florida Folklife Program
Florida. Dept. of State.  --Division of Historical Resources.
Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs
Florida Folk Festival