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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. 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.

About the Author

KENNETH L. UNTIEDT is the secretary-editor of the Texas Folklore Society and teaches English at Stephen F. Austin State University. He earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University. He and his wife Tierney have four children and live in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Table of Contents

Hooked on Texas / Clarence Jay Faulkner — Beware of folklore addiction / Scott Hill Bumgardner — McDade and me / Vicky Rose — Mother lodes of Mexican lore / Lucy Fischer West — Bibliography of Mexican-American folklore articles — Dobie's disciples and the Choctaw Five / Tim Tingle — The Texas Folklore Society was part of my life long before I knew It / Jean Granberry Schnitz — The family nature of the Texas Folklore Society / Kenneth L. Untiedt — Collecting and reading folklore / James Ward Lee — Books of the TFS / Len Ainsworth — Texas booklore: if it ain't folklore, then what the he(ck) is it? / Al Lowman — How I came to be a publisher of Texas Folklore Society Publications / L. Patrick Hughes — African Americans and Texas folklore / Bruce A. Glasrud — Geococcyx / Charles Chupp — Pecos Bill and his pedigree / Charles Clay Doyle — Funerals and folklore: a snapshot from 1909 / Jerry B. Lincecum — How the TFS has influenced me as a writer, but more importantly, what it has meant to me as a listener — Women in the Texas Folklore Society / Peggy A. Redshaw — Between a rock and a hard place: reflections on the TFS and a writing life / Joyce Gibson Roach — Back in ought sixty / Francis Edward Abernethy — The Alford homeplace: deconstructing a dogtrot / Sue M. Friday — Mexican and Mexican-American folk healers: continuing to nourish our sense of humanity into the twenty-first century / Meredith E. Abarca — Keeping the flames burning and passing them on: hoots at TFS meetings / Kenneth W. Davis — The Texas Folklore Society: getting there is half the fun / Lee Haile — Folklore society memories / Archie P. McDonald — Confessions of a folklore junkie / Charlie Oden — Hooked / Mary Margaret Dougherty Campbell — 1968: one family's folklore odyssey / Sarah L. Greene — My first TFS meeting / J. Rhett Rushing — Looking back with the Hansons / Carol Hanson — Under the influence / Robert J. (Jack) Duncan.

Product Details

University of North Texas Press
Texas Social life and customs.
Edited by:
Kenneth L. Untiedt
Society, Texas Folklore
Untiedt, Kenneth L.
Kenneth L. Untiedt
Folklore -- Texas.
Folklore & Mythology
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
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