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Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942

During the 1930s and 1940s, teams of writers and scholars scoured the United States on behalf of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) collecting materials about the places they saw and the people they met. This particular digital ethnographic field collection brings together materials which document the Arabic, Bahamian, Cuban, Green, Seminole and Slavic cultures across Florida. Here visitors...
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...