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Material Information

Title:
Florida Negro Papers
Physical Description:
3.75 : (9 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
United States. Florida Works Progress Administration

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
African Americans -- Florida -- Religion   ( lcsh )
Music   ( lcsh )
Occupations -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Florida   ( lcsh )
United States. Works Progress Administration   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Florida -- Social life and customs   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Marriage -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Religion   ( lcsh )
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Social life and customs   ( lcsh )
Hispanic Americans -- Marriage customs and rites -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Religion   ( lcsh )
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Social life and customs   ( lcsh )
Indians of North America -- Marriage customs and rites -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre:
African Americans -- Florida -- Folklore   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Florida -- Interviews   ( lcsh )
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Folklore   ( lcsh )
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Interviews   ( lcsh )
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Folklore   ( lcsh )
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Interviews   ( lcsh )
Slaves -- Florida -- Interviews   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Florida -- Folklore
African Americans -- Florida -- Interviews
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Folklore
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Interviews
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Folklore
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Interviews
Slaves -- Florida -- Interviews

Notes

Scope and Content:
The Florida Negro Papers consist of photocopied correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and interviews with African-American, Native American, and Hispanic American residents of Florida. Originally intended for publication, these materials were generated by the Federal Writers? Project under the Works Progress Administration in an effort to document Florida folk life and culture. The oral history interviews, folktales, songs, and other ethnographic materials gathered by fieldworkers provide first-hand accounts of daily life in Florida during the Civil War era. Topics covered include religion and social life, customs and celebrations, civil rights and legal status, language and literature, education, folklore, music, and song. Other subjects include occupations, labor, and the Reconstruction. Highlights of the collection include interviews with Florida slaves conducted by field workers between 1935 and 1939.
Preferred Citation:
Florida Negro papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Biographical:
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the New Deal program. The primary function of the WPA was to create jobs for the millions of Americans unemployed as a result of the Great Depression. Through a series of projects called Federal One, the WPA became the largest federal relief program, employing nearly one-third of the nation?s jobless. WPA Projects included the Federal Arts Project, Federal Music Project, Federal Theater Project, and the Federal Writers? Project. During World War II, the focus of the WPA shifted toward national defense and, eventually, into war preparation. WPA agencies were closed in 1943.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at [url=http://www.copyright.gov/%C2%A0]http://www.copyright.gov/[/url]for more information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - F37
usfldc handle - u29.87-f37-ead
System ID:
SFS0031905:00001


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addressline 4202 East Fowler Ave.
LIB122
Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
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Guide to the Florida Negro Papers
19361948 1936/1948
USF Tampa Library Special & Digital Collections
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USF Tampa Library Special & Digital Collections
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Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
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Other Information:
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Additional information may be found at http://usfldc:U29-00087-F37
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bioghist altrender Historical 545 Historical Note:
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the New Deal program. The primary function of the WPA was to create jobs for the millions of Americans unemployed as a result of the Great Depression. Through a series of projects called Federal One, the WPA became the largest federal relief program, employing nearly one-third of the nation?s jobless. WPA Projects included the Federal Arts Project, Federal Music Project, Federal Theater Project, and the Federal Writers? Project. During World War II, the focus of the WPA shifted toward national defense and, eventually, into war preparation. WPA agencies were closed in 1943.
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Access Terms
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
610 lcsh subject Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida
Genre/Form of Material:
genreform 655 USFSpecCol African Americans -- Florida -- Folklore
African Americans -- Florida -- Interviews
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Folklore
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Interviews
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Folklore
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Interviews
Slaves -- Florida -- Interviews
Topical Term:
650 African Americans -- Florida -- Religion
African Americans -- Florida -- Social life and customs
African Americans -- Marriage -- Florida
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Religion
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Social life and customs
Hispanic Americans -- Marriage customs and rites -- Florida
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Religion
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Social life and customs
Indians of North America -- Marriage customs and rites -- Florida
Music
Occupations -- Florida
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Florida
United States. Works Progress Administration
END
ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
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Administrative Information
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Acquisition Information:
In 1991, USF received the Florida Historical Society's permission to reproduce the Florida Negro Papers in order to make the collection available to researchers.
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Processing Information:
Complete
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Conditions Governing Access:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at extref linktype simple show embed actuate onrequest href http:www.copyright.gov%C2%A0 http://www.copyright.gov/for more information.
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Preferred Citation:
Florida Negro papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
relatedmaterial 544 1
Related Materials:
Florida Folklife Collection, Florida State Archives, Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida.
Florida Slave Narratives, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Stetson Kennedy Papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Zora Neale Hurston Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Information about related materials is available at http://guides.lib.usf.edu/content.php?pid=69536&sid=1385257#
arrangement 351
Arrangement of Materials:
Alphabetically by subject and type of material
scopecontent
Scope and Contents
The Florida Negro Papers consist of photocopied correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and interviews with African-American, Native American, and Hispanic American residents of Florida. Originally intended for publication, these materials were generated by the Federal Writers? Project under the Works Progress Administration in an effort to document Florida folk life and culture. The oral history interviews, folktales, songs, and other ethnographic materials gathered by fieldworkers provide first-hand accounts of daily life in Florida during the Civil War era. Topics covered include religion and social life, customs and celebrations, civil rights and legal status, language and literature, education, folklore, music, and song. Other subjects include occupations, labor, and the Reconstruction. Highlights of the collection include interviews with Florida slaves conducted by field workers between 1935 and 1939.
COLLECTION METADATA
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Detailed List of Contents
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Art-Facilities
1936-1938
c02 file
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1
Folder 1
Art
1936
id58387
1
2
Atrocities Perpetrated Upon
June, 1938
id58388
1
3
Bibliography
October 1938
id58389
1
4
Biography
1938- no date
id58390
1
5
Biography- Miami
January-February; April, 1936- no date
id58391
1
6
Biography- Tampa
August-September, 1938
id58392
1
7
Celebrations
(September, 1938)
id58393
1
8
Cemeteries
March, 1937
id58394
1
9
Civil Rights
1951-1952
id58395
1
10
Civil War
June, 1938
id58396
1
11
Contents
1938
id58397
1
12
Customs
no date
id58398
1
13
Education
1935, 1936, 1938
id58399
1
14
Facilities
November, 1938
id58380
2
Folklore
1938
id58400
2
1
Folklore, Copy 1
1938
id58401
2
2
Folklore, Copy 2
1938
id58381
3
Free- Occupations
1933-1938
id58402
3
1
Free Negroes in Antebellum
1933-1938
id58403
3
2
Games
February-May 1936
id58404
3
3
General Conditions
November 1938
id58405
3
4
Interviews with Colored People who lived in West Florida
June 1937
id58406
3
5
Interviews with Old Colored People, Pensacola
1936, 1937, 1939
id58407
3
6
Jacksonville
1936, 1937, 1939
id58408
3
7
Labor Unions
no date
id58409
3
8
Language
October 1938
id58410
3
9
Legal Status
January 1928
id58411
3
10
Literature
April 1936
id58412
3
11
Newspapers and Periodicals
October 1938
id58413
3
12
Occupations
September 1937-1938
id58382
4
Manuscripts, Part 1
no date
id58416
4
1
Manuscripts, Part 1
no date
id58418
4
2
Manuscripts, Part 2
no date
id58419
4
3
Manuscripts, Part 3
no date
id58420
4
4
Manuscripts, Part 4
no date
id58383
5
Manuscripts, Part 2
1936-1938
id58421
5
1
Manuscripts- The Conchs of the Riviera
no date
id58422
5
2
Manuscripts- Correspondence- Zora Neale Hurston
May, 1939
id58423
5
3
Manuscripts- Play- The New Maid
November 1938
id58424
5
4
Manuscripts- Slave Days in Florida- Interviews
1936
id58425
5
5
Manuscripts- Slave Days in Florida- Interviews, Part 1
1937
id58426
5
6
Manuscripts- Slave Days in Florida- Interviews, Part 2
1937
id58427
5
7
Manuscripts- Slave Days in Florida- Interviews, Part 3
1938 and no date
id58428
5
8
Manuscripts- Slave Days in Florida- Excerpts, etc.
no date
id58384
6
Manuscripts- Miscellaneous
1936-1939
id58429
6
1
Working Papers, Excerpts, etc.; Part 1
1936-1938
id58431
6
2
Working Papers, Excerpts, etc.; Part 2
1939- date
id58434
6
3
Miscellaneous
October 1936
id58436
6
4
Music and Songs, Part 1
1936-1938
id58437
6
5
Music and Songs, Part 2
1939-1940
id58385
7
Reconstruction- Slavery
1936-1948
id58439
7
1
Reconstruction
no date
id58440
7
2
Religion
1936-1938
id58441
7
3
Slavery
December 1948
id58442
7
4
Slavery Interviews- Florida Slaves
1936
id58444
7
5
Slavery Interviews- Florida Slaves
1937-1938
id58445
8
Slavery Interviews
1926-1939
id58447
8
1
Slavery Interviews- Florida Slaves
1936-1938
id58449
8
2
Slavery Interviews- Florida Slaves
1936-1939
id58450
8
3
Slavery Interviews- Florida Slaves- Notes of Zora Neale Hurston
no date
id58452
8
4
Slavery Interviews- Florida Slaves- Tampa Bay Area
1936-1938
id58453
8
5
Slavery Interviews- Non-Florida Slaves, Part 1
1926-1938
id58455
8
6
Slavery Interviews- Non-Florida Slaves, Part 2
1926-1937
id58456
9
Slavery Interviews- Towns
1936-1938
id58457
9
1
Slavery Interviews- Non-Florida Slaves, Part 3
1936
id58458
9
2
Slavery Interviews- Non-Florida Slaves, Part 4
1937-1938
id58459
9
3
Slavery- Slaves of Seminole Indians
1938
id58461
9
4
Slavery- Spanish
1938-no date
id58462
9
5
Superstition and the Supernatural
1936-1938
id58464
9
6
Towns
1936


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The Florida Negro Papers consist of photocopied correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and interviews with African-American, Native American, and Hispanic American residents of Florida. Originally intended for publication, these materials were generated by the Federal Writers? Project under the Works Progress Administration in an effort to document Florida folk life and culture. The oral history interviews, folktales, songs, and other ethnographic materials gathered by fieldworkers provide first-hand accounts of daily life in Florida during the Civil War era. Topics covered include religion and social life, customs and celebrations, civil rights and legal status, language and literature, education, folklore, music, and song. Other subjects include occupations, labor, and the Reconstruction. Highlights of the collection include interviews with Florida slaves conducted by field workers between 1935 and 1939.
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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the New Deal program. The primary function of the WPA was to create jobs for the millions of Americans unemployed as a result of the Great Depression. Through a series of projects called Federal One, the WPA became the largest federal relief program, employing nearly one-third of the nation?s jobless. WPA Projects included the Federal Arts Project, Federal Music Project, Federal Theater Project, and the Federal Writers? Project. During World War II, the focus of the WPA shifted toward national defense and, eventually, into war preparation. WPA agencies were closed in 1943.
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Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida
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African Americans -- Florida -- Religion
Music
Occupations -- Florida
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Florida
United States. Works Progress Administration
African Americans -- Florida -- Social life and customs
African Americans -- Marriage -- Florida
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Religion
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Social life and customs
Hispanic Americans -- Marriage customs and rites -- Florida
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Religion
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Social life and customs
Indians of North America -- Marriage customs and rites -- Florida
655
African Americans -- Florida -- Folklore
African Americans -- Florida -- Interviews
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Folklore
Hispanic Americans -- Florida -- Interviews
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Folklore
Indians of North America -- Florida -- Interviews
Slaves -- Florida -- Interviews
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