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Record Group Number: 000158
Series/Collection Number: .S 2695
Creator: Florida Folklife Program.
Title, Dates: Florida Folk Architecture Survey Project records, 1979, 1996-1998.
Amount: 2.25 cubic ft.
1 folders
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Organization/Arrangement: By record type, then chronological if applicable.
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Biographical/Historical:     Legislation of 1979 (79-322, SB 1208) transferred to the Department of State the Florida Folk Arts component of the Stephen Foster Memorial and authorized appointment of a Folk Life Director to oversee the program.  The Florida Folk Life Program was charged to "identify, research, and develop Florida folk artists, performers, folklore, traditions, customs, and cultural heritage and make folk art resources, festivals, and folk life projects available throughout the state."

    Known as the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs from ca. 1985 until a 1995 reorganization, the bureau operated under the Division of Historical Resources, coordinating the annual Florida Folk Festival and directing such programs as Folk Arts Apprenticeships, Folk Arts in Education, Folk Heritage awards, and numerous research and collecting projects and programs.  Part of the bureau was the Florida Folklife Archive, originally established in 1976 and maintained by the bureau as a depository for field notes and research findings of the folklife program and for the folklife collections of other researchers.
  Since 1995, the Florida Folklife Program has operated within the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources in Tallahassee and continues most of the same programs as the Bureau.

Summary:     This series documents the results of a grant awarded in 1997 by the Division of Historical Resources to the University of Central Florida Art Department to survey folk architecture in Florida. The series includes final survey reports and associated photographs composed and taken as a result of the project. Locations surveyed include Tarpon Springs, Southwest Taylor County, ranching communities in Christmas, Escambia County, the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in Glades County, Everglades City and Chokoloskee Island, and Little Havana and West Coconut Grove. The reports are complete reviews of fieldworker research at each site and are complemented by the photographs included both within the final surveys and those at the end of the series. Also included in this series are administrative files associated with the Folk Architecture Survey, including a grant proposal for an architecture survey dated 1979.

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Subject Access Fields: Florida Folklife Program
University of Central Florida.
Indian reservations Florida
Immigrants Florida
Economic assistance, Domestic Florida
Architecture Florida
Construction industry Florida
Fishing Florida
Seminole Indians.
Hispanic Americans Florida
Reports. aat
Photographs. aat
Coconut Grove (Miami, Fla.)
Miami (Fla.)
Glades County (Fla.)
Brighton Reservation (Fla.)
Escambia County (Fla.)
Taylor County (Fla.)
Tarpon Springs (Fla.)
Florida Social life and customs
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