The Missouri Folklore Society Journal

The Missouri Folklore Society Newsletter (on hiatus, Spring 2020 and Fall 2020, due to COVID-19)

Our main page of links: regional and national folklore organizations, genres, reference and online collections

Calendar of Upcoming Missouri folklore and folklife events

Editor's choice: sites especially worthy of a Missouri folklorist's attention

Missouri Folklore Studies: an online archive of occasional papers, essays and documentation

Resources for educators and students

The Missouri Folklore Society

The Missouri Folklore Society was organized December 15, 1906, "to encourage the collection, preservation and study of folklore in the widest sense, including customs, institutions, beliefs, signs, legends, language, literature, musical arts, and folk arts and crafts of all ethnic groups throughout the State of Missouri."

snailmail: P.O. Box 1757 Columbia, MO 65205



Watch this space for news and announcements about the annual meeting -- November 4-6, Hannibal, Missouri -- "Everybody's Hometown"


Brett Rogers (MFS co-president in 2022) recently presented in Truman State University's Folklore Colloquium Series on "Material Culture of Black Missouri"


Of special interest


Have a look at Missouri State's Ozarks Studies page!


Now accepting submissions for Missouri Folklore Studies, an online archive of occasional papers on the traditions of Missouri and its residents.

 Members -- here's a printable .pdf of the society's trifold brochure


Students -- apply for the Dolf and Becky Schroeder prize in folklore!


New or renewing member?

Click here for the membership form (.pdf to print and mail)


Links especially for members of MFS


Click here for a listing of ongoing and developing projects and folklore collections to which you can contribute.

Support your Missouri Folklore Society: music and opportunities to donate

Click here to send a note to the newsletter editor on Missouri folklore, folklife or folkarts people and events;

please note: the Missouri Folklore Society will not share its membership list with any individual or organization, nor do we accept paid advertising.


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last updated 4-23-21







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