The Missouri Folklore Society Journal

The Missouri Folklore Society Newsletter

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

Modern calendrical customs: it's April 20...


Details? How to pitch in? Click here





Join us for the 2017 meeting in Sikeston.

Our hosts will be John and Carol Fisher, Ken and Janelle Burch.

Bootheel Bounty:

From Swampland to Farmland:

November 2-4, 2017

Click here for the Call for Participation


Of special interest


New, from Cathy and Dave:



Carp Fishing in Missouri


As close to an instrumental album they’re going to get, featuring Cathy on banjo and hammered dulcimer and Dave on guitar, playing a mix of fiddle tunes learned in Missouri long ago as well as those more recent gifts acquired at annual trips to Carp Camp at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. With old and new friends featured on fiddles, mandolins, guitars, bass, piano and percussion we arrange 35 tunes in 17 tracks. Yes, there are four songs, too. Hear some clips and order from our website 


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 4-20-17







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