Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society, 1909-2009

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The Texas Folklore Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the state. Its secret for longevity lies in those things that make it unique, such as its annual meeting that seems more like a social event or family reunion than a formal academic gathering. This book examines the Society’s members and their substantial contributions to the field of folklore over the last century. Some articles focus on the research that was done in the past, while others offer studies that continue today. For example, L. Patrick Hughes explores historical folk music, while Meredith Abarca focuses on ... continued below

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xi, 420 p. : col. ill.

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Texas Folklore Society December 15, 2009.

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  • Main Title: Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society, 1909-2009
  • Added Title: Celebrating Hundred Years of the Texas Folklore Society, 1909-2009
  • Series Title: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society

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The Texas Folklore Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the state. Its secret for longevity lies in those things that make it unique, such as its annual meeting that seems more like a social event or family reunion than a formal academic gathering. This book examines the Society’s members and their substantial contributions to the field of folklore over the last century. Some articles focus on the research that was done in the past, while others offer studies that continue today. For example, L. Patrick Hughes explores historical folk music, while Meredith Abarca focuses on Mexican American folk healers and the potential direction of research on them today. Other articles are more personal reflections about why our members have been drawn to the TFS for fellowship and fun. This book does more than present a history of the Texas Folklore Society: it explains why the TFS has lasted so long, and why it will continue.

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xi, 420 p. : col. ill.

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"Publications of the Texas Folklore Society LXVI."

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Scholarly and general interest books published by UNT Press covering biography, history, culture, folklore, nature, cookery, arts, and more. Some items in this collection are restricted to use by the UNT community.

Texas Folklore Society Publications

This collection of Texas Folklore Society publications contains a miscellany of Texas and Mexican folklore, including stories about folk medicine and ranch remedies, folk songs, legends and other folklore.

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Texas Folklore Society. Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society, 1909-2009, book, December 15, 2009; Denton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc271470/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.