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Weather Wisdom of the Texas-Mexican Border

Description: Essay discussing folklore about predicting weather, gathered from the areas around the Texas-Mexican border.
Date: 1923~
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 587.
Date: 1955
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Kit Carson's Wife

Description: A poem about a "Kit Carson's Wife" who takes her horse and goes for a wild ride after her husband is killed.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poem
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: 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.
Date: December 15, 2009
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press