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





Notes from the annual meeting:

Click here for abstracts of presentations, participants  and performances from the 2016 meeting in Kirksville (Nov 3-5)

Also from the November meeting: Sarah Denton's MAC essay on the quilters' trunk show. Sadly, many of these quilts were destroyed in a fire at the Kirksville Arts Association, December 2.  . 


Also related to the annual meeting: The First Presbyterian Church's Nov. 5 after-conference concert featuring Bokulaka and friends: .)


And Sarah Denton's article on Leyda Flores' pupusas made on Nov. 5 at the conference:  

Of special interest

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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