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South Georgia Folklife Collection


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PRJ-1002 Turpentine

PRJ-1003 General Resources

PRJ-1004 Sacred Harp of Southeast Georgia

PRJ-1005 Suckerfish

PRJ-1007 Wiregrass

PRJ-1008 Last Harvest

PRJ-1009 Folkwriting

PRJ-1010 Sounds of South Georgia

PRJ-1011 Exploring Community Heritage

PRJ-1012 Student Projects

PRJ-1013 Okefenokee

Multimedia Materials

Miscellaneous Post Publications

Carved Stick

Poster: Wiregrass Folkways Celebration Sept. 14, 2006

Linda Bruton painted gourd fish

Digitized Photographs

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Title: South Georgia Folklife Collection, 1996-2006Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: UA/22/12

Extent: 28.0 Linear Feet


The collection is divided into thirteen series that reflect topical foci. Each series has been assigned a "PRJ" or "project" number to identify its place in the collection. The series for the collection are as follows:

Series 1: PRJ-1002: Turpentine

Series 2:PRJ-1003: General Resources

Series 3: PRJ-1004: Sacred Harp of Southeast Georgia

Series 4: PRJ-1005: Suckerfish

Series 5: PRJ-1007: Wiregrass

Series 6: PRJ-1008: Last Harvest

Series 7: PRJ-1009: Folkwriting

Series 8: PRJ-1010: Sounds of South Georgia

Series 9: PRJ-1011: Exploring Community Heritage

Series 10: PRJ-1012: Student Projects

Series 11: PRJ-1013: Okefenokee

Series 12: Multimedia Materials

Subjects: Folklore--Wiregrass, Okefenokee Swamp (Ga. and Fla.), Primitive Baptists, Primitive Baptists--Georgia--History., Primitive Baptists--History--Sources., Sacred harp, Turpentine Industry and Trade

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This multi-genre ethnographic collection is an outgrowth of the South Georgia Folklife Project founded by Dr. Laurie Sommers in 1996. It reflects 10 years of field documentation and public programs from 1996 to 2006. Highlights of the collection include Southeast Georgia Sacred Harp, Okefenokee Music Survey, Flint River fisheries, Traditions of Turpentiners, Folkwriting (Lessons on Place, Heritage, and Traditions for Georgia Classrooms), online exhibits, and a radio archives of documentary programs originally broadcast on National Public Radio affiliates.

Subject/Index Terms

Okefenokee Swamp (Ga. and Fla.)
Primitive Baptists
Primitive Baptists--Georgia--History.
Primitive Baptists--History--Sources.
Sacred harp
Turpentine Industry and Trade

Administrative Information

Repository: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

Accruals: Signed Records Transfer for SGFC additions: Gourd by Linda Bruton done in 2006; Walking stick carved by Ronnie Dale Lee of Hoboken 199, and SGFC postersĀ  Gourd is on display in Mobley Reading Room.

Access Restrictions:

Series 8: PRJ-1010 Sounds of South Georgia

Box 19

Folder 70: VHS-1010.06 The McIntosh County Shouters may not be copied

Other URL: http://www.valdosta.edu/library/find/arch/folklife/index.html

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Browse by Series:

[Series 1: PRJ-1002 Turpentine],
[Series 2: PRJ-1003 General Resources],
[Series 3: PRJ-1004 Sacred Harp of Southeast Georgia],
[Series 4: PRJ-1005 Suckerfish],
[Series 5: PRJ-1007 Wiregrass],
[Series 6: PRJ-1008 Last Harvest],
[Series 7: PRJ-1009 Folkwriting],
[Series 8: PRJ-1010 Sounds of South Georgia],
[Series 9: PRJ-1011 Exploring Community Heritage],
[Series 10: PRJ-1012 Student Projects],
[Series 11: PRJ-1013 Okefenokee],
[Series 12: Multimedia Materials],
[Series 13: Miscellaneous Post Publications],
[Item 1: Carved Stick],
[Item 2: Poster: Wiregrass Folkways Celebration Sept. 14, 2006],
[Item 3: Linda Bruton painted gourd fish],
[Electronic Records 01: Digitized Photographs, 1996-2006],