Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest auditions at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1962)






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Item ID:

00109 - 00110

General Note/Comment

  • Two reel to reel recordings. Starting in 1951, each February, the Stephen Foster Memorial and the Florida Federation of Music Clubs sponsored a competition aimed at young female vocalists. The winner was dubbed that year's "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair." A ball was also held in association with the contest. Starting in 1954, winners were awarded musical scholarships, and a spot on the Florida Folk Festival program.

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