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Florida Folklore Society Records

Identifier: SC-062

Scope and Contents

Series I: Organizational Files, 1984-2006 holds the records documenting the organization of the society.

Series II: Meeting Files, 1981-1999 documents the activities undertaken by the society as shown in the materials used during meetings.

Series III: 1986-1992, Undated, consists of fourteen audio recordings of Florida Folklore Society annual and board meetings from 1986 to 1987. The collection also includes one cassette tape on N.Y. Nathiri - Heritage & History in Eatonville, FL: An Historic Preservation Model for the 21st Century, October 9, 1992.


  • Created: 1981-2006


Conditions Governing Access

The entire collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Florida Folklore Society was founded in 1982 when an organizational meeting was held at the University of South Florida. The society was formed to create a forum for anyone interested in Florida's folk cultures, to give formal recognition to such studies and to encourage scholarships for those interested in pursuing such studies. The society is governed by an Executive Board comprising three officers--a President, President-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer as well as five other board members. The society meets annually and a newsletter is published quarterly.


2.5 Linear Feet (3 Boxes)


The Florida Folklore Society advances the appreciation and study of Florida's folk cultures. Its activities are documented in minutes, newsletters, treasurer's reports, correspondence and photographs.

Arrangement Note

The materials are arranged in three series by type of document and format.

Method of Acquisition

Daniel Coeyman donated these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 2006 (CFM2006_01).

Related Materials

Other materials concerning folk studies and folklore within our collections include the Florida Folklife Program Collection, the Cultural Byways Project Collection, and the Cultural Heritage Alliance Collection

Processing Information

Collection processed by Nava Cohen; finding aid prepared by Naha Cohen. Materials were removed from binders an placed in pH neutral folders and cartons.

Audio cassettes were transferred from University Archives to Special Collections in 2019 and added to the collection.

Florida Folklore Society Records
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF Special Collections Repository

Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576