The Online Catalog allows searching and browsing of information about the Florida State Archives’ holdings of over 48,000 cubic feet of state and local government records and historical manuscripts. The catalog provides descriptions of over 3,400 collections and lists the contents of containers and folders in many of those collections. For assistance with accessing and using State Archives collections, call our Reference Staff at 850.245.6719 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arranged by format (reel-to-reel, cassette, digital), then chronological.
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.
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.
Searchable index available online at http://www.floridamemory.com/PhotographicCollection/ # 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
Additional Physical Form:
Location of Originals/Duplicates:
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.
Electronic Records Access:
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 Storytelling Folklife.
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Florida Folklife Program
Florida. Dept. of State. --Division of Historical Resources.
Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs
Florida Folk Festival