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Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-42

This new release from the Library of Congress (LOC) American Memory collection showcases an ethnographic field collection gathered in conjunction with the Florida Federal Writers's Project, the Florida Music Project, and the Joint Committee on Folk Arts of the Work Projects Administration (WPA). Included are 376 sound recordings (in several formats); 106 accompanying materials, including recording logs, song text transcriptions, and correspondence between Florida WPA workers and Library of Congress personnel from 1937 to 1942; and an essay on Florida folklife by Zora Neale Hurston. The collection may be keyword searched or browsed by performers, audio titles, manuscript titles, or geographic location. Additional resources include a sizable bibliography, related links, and a brief cross-referenced guide to the ethnic and language groups of Florida.
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August 4th, 2000
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April 7th, 2003 at 2:05pm
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April 7th, 2003 at 2:05pm
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