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Record Group Number: 000158
Series/Collection Number: .S 1608
Creator: Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. Florida Folklife Archive
Title, Dates: Hamilton and Columbia Counties Folk Arts in Education files, 1981-1982.
Amount: 0.75 cubic ft.
Medium Included: audiotapes
Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by record type.
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Biographical/Historical:     Legislation in 1979 (79-322, SB 1208) transferred the Florida Folk Arts component of the Stephen Foster Memorial to the Florida Department of State. Operating as the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs from ca. 1985 until 1995, the Bureau coordinated the annual Florida Folk Festival and directed such programs as Folk Arts Apprenticeships, Folk Arts in Education, Folk Heritage awards, annual research surveys and numerous other projects and programs. From 1995 through June 30, 2021, the renamed and reorganized Florida Folklife Program continued the majority of these operations from within the Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Historic Preservation in Tallahassee. During the 1995 reorganization, the State Archives of Florida acquired the Florida Folklife Collection from the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs’ previously maintained Florida Folklife Archives. Legislation in 2021 (2021-71, L. O. F., HB 909) transferred the Florida Folklife Program and its operations from the Division of Historical Resources to the newly renamed Division of Arts and Culture, previously the Division of Cultural Resources, effective July 1, 2021. The program is charged to "identify, research, interpret, and present Florida folk arts, artists, performers, folklore, traditions, customs, and cultural heritage and make folk cultural resources and folklife projects available throughout the state."

    This folk arts in education project was conducted in the public schools of Hamilton and Columbia Counties to introduce students to the definition of folklife and enable them to perceive the various examples of folklife in their experience. Folklorist John Marshall conducted field research on folklife in the area, worked with teachers to introduce folklife to the students, and arranged for classroom visits by local folk artists. The objectives of the project were to make the students aware of the folklife of their locale, to increase their knowledge of history and social studies, and to help them understand the meaning and importance of folklife and its role in their lives.

Summary:     This series consists of indexed audio tapes of classroom visits by local folk artists, interviews and field notes of local folk artists, fieldwork logs (records) and evaluations that pertain to the Folk Arts in Education project for Hamilton and Columbia Counties. There is also a collection of games, genealogies, and folklore compiled by the students and a copy of the Florida History Instructional Resource Guide for seventh grade education in social studies. In addition to the indexed tapes are two additional ones entitled "25 years of the Florida Folk Festival" and "Afro-American Music."

Finding Aids: Searchable index to sound recordings available online at #
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Subject Access Fields: Folklore Florida
Folklorists Florida
Folklore and education Florida
Children Folklore Florida
Folk artists Florida
Folk music Florida
Superstition Florida
Folk songs Florida
Folk medicine Florida
Oral history
Public folklore Florida
Machine-readable artifacts. aat
Audio tapes. aat
Florida Songs and music
Florida Genealogy
Florida Social life and customs
Florida Folk Festival
Added Entries Marshall, John
Florida Folklife Program
Florida. Dept. of State.
Florida. Division of Archives, History, and Records Management.
Florida History Instructional Resource Guide 0