Missouri Folklore Society Journal

editorial board:

Adam Brooke Davis, Truman State University

Betsy Delmonico, Truman State University

Rachel Gholson, Missouri State University

Donna Jurich, University of Arizona

Barb Price, Truman State University

Brett Rogers, William Woods University

LuAnne Roth, University of Missouri-Columbia

Jim Vandergriff, Knox College (ret)

Lyn Wolz, University of Kansas


Hello, Everyone!


We are excited to announce two recent developments involving the Society’s publications.


The special “Songs and Ballads” issue of the Missouri Folklore Society Journal is now ready to be sent to members!    


As most of you know, the Missouri Folklore Society Journal, which began publishing in 1979 and was issued annually for more than 20 years, has in recent years had a rather checkered past.  Despite the best efforts of the members of the MFS board, it proved difficult to consistently produce new volumes.  However, we never gave up and this month, the newest addition to this well-respected journal is being mailed out to MFS members and library subscribers!  (Please be sure we have your current mailing address by sending it to MFS Treasurer Dave Para at:  dpara@iland.net.)


It might seem strange that the cover date on this new volume is 2005-2006, but it reflects the board’s efforts to catch up with the long lag in publishing.  The most recent issues produced were: Vol. 26 (cover date 2004, published in 2008)   [Edited by Dr. Rachel Gholson of Missouri State University]  and Vols. 29-31 (cover date 2007-2009, published in 2015)  [Special issue on Missouri foodways, edited by John and Carol Fisher]


Now to fill up the gap in between those volume numbers, this new issue (Vols. 27-28) is ready to be mailed out.  With cover dates 2005-2006, it will help with our plan to eventually match the year of production of each issue with the year on the cover.  


Long-time society member Lyn Wolz edited this Special Issue titled Songs and Ballads, which contains ten articles on various aspects of music and customs related to songs and ballads in Missouri, as well as six reviews and five obituaries.  The list of titles below this message will give you a taste of the fascinating topics covered by authors who range from home-grown Missouri musicians and scholars to international experts on songs and ballads. We hope you will really enjoy this issue that has been such a “long time comin’!”


Back issues of the society’s publications are now available online!


Another project relating to the society’s publications has now come to fruition as well – you can view entire issues of the Missouri Folklore Society Journal, as well as issues of the society’s newsletter, online for free!  Lyn Wolz, MFS’s “resident” librarian/folklorist, headed up the negotiations, working with Moira Marsh, folklore librarian at Indiana University.  The Hathi Trust, a non-profit organization encouraging the preservation of heritage publications, digitized the issues of the MFSJ and the newsletter that were owned by IU’s library and put them online


Here we must pause to give credit to long-time MFS member, former president, and stalwart book review editor Jim Vandergriff.  He long ago proposed digitizing our publications, and had even done the work to digitize the first seventeen volumes of the journal himself – he was relieved to learn that he would not have to digitize the rest of the issues to complete the project!  (Thanks for getting us started in this direction, Jim!)


In order to view the articles that appear in Vols. 1-26 of the Missouri Folklore Society Journal (1979-2004 [except Vol. 25, 2003]), go to this URL: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006932738?type%5B%5D=all&lookfor%5B%5D=missouri%20folklore%20society%20journal&ft


You can read the 1979-1985 issues of the MFS newsletter by clicking on this link:  http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006932731


and the later issues of the newsletter (1986-2004) by clicking on this link: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006932732


Wolz is currently working with the Indiana University and Hathi Trust people to add the missing issues of these two MFS publications in order to complete the collection of existing volumes.  This group will also develop a workflow to add new issues of both titles as they are published.  There is also a plan to eventually make all of these resources available through links from the MFS website (missourifolkloresociety.truman.edu) and the Open Folklore website (https://openfolklore.org/)  Keep an eye out for future announcements about this project.



Back issues may be purchased for $10, though supplies of the earliest numbers are exhausted. Email the webmaster to inquire.




Volume 1, 1979

Douglas Wixson, "The Oral Tradition of Fiddle Music in the Early Days of Radio: Uncle Jim Haley of Pulaski County";

Cathy Barton, "Max Hunter: Ozark Song Collector";

Michael Patrick, "The Razorback as a Legendary Creature in the Novels of Mitchell Jayne and Donald Harington";

William M. Clements, "The Folklorist, the Folk, and the Region"

54 pp


Volume 2, 1980

William K. McNeil, "Mary Alicia Owen, Collector of Afro-American and Indian Lore in Missouri";  

Rosemary Hyde Thomas, "Traditional Types of Nicknames in a Missouri French Creole Community";

James M. Shirky, "A Missouri Dunkard Community";

Robert G. Brady, "German-American Folklore in Missouri: John G. Eberhard's Deutsch Amerikanische Volkserzählungen";  

Rebecca B. Schroeder, review of Vance Randolph, Ozark Folksongs;

Record review

76 pp


Volume 3, 1981

James L. Evans, "Frog Jumping Contests";

Charles R. Mink, "The Ozark Hillbilly: A Vanishing American";

Michael Patrick, "Traditional Ozark Entertainment";

John W. Roberts, "Jim the Wonder Dog";

book review, record review

79 pp


Volume 4, 1982, Special Issue, Dedicated to Vance Randolph

Donald M. Lance, "Max Hunter Remembers Vance and Mary";

Gordon McCann, "What Do You Know about Horseheads and Crow Poison?";

Douglas Mahnkey, "Vance Randolph: An Appreciation";

Michael Luster, "Vance Randolph: A Chronology"; 

Rebecca B. Schroeder, "Unprintable Songs from the Ozarks: Forgotten Manuscripts";

Lyn A. Wolz, "Anglo-American Music in Missouri: An Annotated Bibliography";

Library of Congress, "Missouri Field Recordings in the Archive of Folk Culture";

book review, record reviews

124 pp


Volume 5, 1983

Carol Pinney Crabb, "The Evolution of Quilt Shows at Nineteenth Century Missouri Fairs";

Sample Quilt Blocks;

Bettina Baker Havig, "A Dominion of Quiet: The Amish Quiltmaker’s World";

Lynn Morrow, "The Yocum Silver Dollar";

Michael Patrick, "Fil Hancock of Rolla";

book and record reviews 60 pp


Volume 6, 1984

John R. David, "Frankie and Johnnie: The Trial of Frankie Baker";

Ralph Gregory, "Wine-Making in the Duden Settlement: History and Customs";

Elaine J. Lawless, "Traditional Women Preachers in Mid-Missouri";

Douglas Wixson, "Jack Conroy and Industrial Folklore";

record review, book reviews;

Lyn Wolz, Index Volumes I-V

100 pp



Volume 7, 1985

Donald M. Lance, "The Origin and Pronunciation of ‘Missouri’";

Donald Love, "Bushwhacking Stories in Ozark Oral Tradition";

Ellen Gray Massey, "Preserving the Past: The Bittersweet Experience";

Suzanne Chamier, "‘Scrapping’ Tiff and Tales: Storytelling in La Vieille Mine, Missouri";

book reviews

84 pp


Volume 8-9, 1986-1987, Special Double Issue, Dedicated to Missouri Collectors: 

Susan L. Pentlin and Rebecca B. Schroeder, "H. M. Belden, The English Club, and The Missouri Folklore Society";

Susan L. Pentlin, "Maude Williams Martin: Early Ballad Collector in Missouri";

Mary Elizabeth Allcorn, "Mary Alicia Owen: Missouri Folklorist";

John R. Hensley, "Things and the Folk: Vance Randolph and Material Culture";

Judy Prozzillo Byers, "Ruth Ann Musick ? The Show-Me Mountaineer: A Missourian Adopts West Virginia";

Jane Grosby, "The First National Folk Festival";

Rebecca B. Schroeder and Donald M. Lance, "John L. Handcox: ‘The Sharecropper Troubador’";

W. K. McNeil, "‘The Iron Mountain Baby’: A Song and Its History";

Rebecca B. Schroeder, "Versions of ‘The Iron Mountain Baby’ in the Loman Cansler and Max Hunter Collections";

C. Ray Brassieur, "Washington County Versions of ‘The Iron Mountain Baby’";

Rosemary Hyde Thomas, "Getting People Involved: A Case Study of Community Involvement in the Old Mines French Project";

Norma Ortiz-Karp, "Folksong Materials in the University of Arkansas Library";

Laura Bullion, "Folk Research Collections at the University of Missouri in Columbia";

Lyn A. Wolz, "Folk Music in Missouri: A Selected Annotated Bibliography";

book and record reviews

244 pp


Volume 10, 1988, Special Issue, Traditional Uses of Native Plants in Missouri

Guest Editor, Rosemary Hyde Thomas

Patricia P. Timberlake, "George Engelmann, 1809-1884: Early Missouri Botanist";

Kathy Love, "Julian Steyermark, 1909?1988";

Leonard Blake, "Food Plants of the Historic Osage Indians"; Ginny Wallace, "Living Close to the Land: How the Osage Indians Used Native Plants";

Steven Foster and Yue Chongxi, "Disjunct Occurrence and Folk Uses of Medicinal Plants in the Ozarks and in China";

Mike Gruendler, Sharon Matlock, and Carole Mushkin, "Medicinal Plants";

Ella Roberson, "Sassafras: A Useful Plant";

Bill Summers, "Wild Spring Greens";

Mary Parrott, "A German Rural Community’s Use of Edible Greens";

Elaine Andree, "Wild Edibles of the St. John’s Region";

Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser, "Missouri Plants and Their Historic Uses in Natural Dyeing";

Rosemary Hyde Thomas, "Suitcase Science Kit on Missouri Ethnobotany";

book reviews

116 pp


Volumes 11-12. 1989-1990, Double Issue,

Commemorating Missouri University Sesquicentennial

Rosemary Gabbert Musil, "My Papa Said;  R.O.T.C. at Early Missouri University"; "The White Pillars";

Barry Kirk, "The Brookshire House: Development of a Young Legend";

Joel Bartow, "That Ain’t No Way to Kill a Werewolf: The Modernization of an Old Legend";

Carol P. Crabb, "Steamin’ up the Missouri River";

Charles van Ravenswaay, "New Homes in the West as Described in the Letters of Two German-Americans";   

Susan Lee Pentlin, "German in the Warrensburg Schools, 1871-1875: A Short-Lived Attempt at Cultural


Gary Kremer & Lynn Morrow, "Pennytown: A Freedman's Hamlet, 1871-1945";

Leslie Konnyu, "Hungarians in Missouri: Preserving Old Traditions";

Peter Hilty, "Farm Metaphor, A Eulogy";

Michael Patrick, "Ward Dorrance: In the Shadow of Vance Randolph?";

Kathy Love, "The World of Townsend Godsey"

Rachel Vukas, "Joan O’Bryant";

Jim Krause, "The Joan O’Bryant Folksong Collection";

Randy E. Roberts, "The Peter Tamony Collection";

Charles Mink & Becky Schroeder, "An Urban Legend in Mid-Missouri";

William M. Clements, "The Flowering of Religious Folklife Studies";

Elaine J. Lawless, "Diversities of Books on Religious Folklore and Folklife";

Donald M. Lance, "Appalachian and Ozark Dialect";

Ellen Gray Massey, "The Glow of Foxfire";

Clyde Wade, "Humor, 1830-1861";

James N. Wise, "The Oral Tradition";

Robbie Lieberman, "The Big Question: For Money or for the Folk"; 

book and video reviews;

Lyn Wolz, Index to Volumes I-X

264 pp


Volumes 13-14, 1991-1992, Special Issue: Fiddling in Missouri

Richard Blaustein, "Jake and Lena Hughes: Grassroots Promoters of the Old-Time Fiddling Revival in Missouri and the Great Plains Region";

C. Thomas Cairney, "‘That Devil Fiddle’: Scotch-Irish Folk Religion and Ethnic Boundary Maintenance in Southern Missouri";

Loman Cansler, "The Fiddle and Religion";

Timothy J. Cooley, "When a Tune Becomes a Folk Tune: Fiddling in Southern Illinois";

Linda L. Danielson, "Oregon Fiddling: The Missouri Connection";

Howard W. Marshall, "‘Marmaduke’s Hornpipe’: Speculations on the Life and Times of a Historic Missouri Fiddle Tune";

Amy E. Skillman, "‘She Oughta Been a Lady’: Women Old-Time Fiddlers in Missouri";

Julie Youmans, "Warming the Cold Notes: Style and Boundaries in Old-Time Fiddling";

Rebecca B. Schroeder, In Memoriam:  "Missouri Folk Song Collector: Loman D. Cansler (1924-1992)";

Rebecca B. Schroeder, "The Dean of Missouri Fiddle Music: Remembering R P. Christeson (1911-1992)";

Howard W. Marshall, "Skilled Fiddler and Local Historian: Thomas Arthur Galbraith (1909-1993)"

198 pp



Volumes 15-16. 1993-1994, Double Issue, History and Legend in Missouri

Dick Steward, "Western Myth: History Versus the Legends and Lore of John Smith T";

Dick Steward, "The Little Yankee: The Duelist as Folk Hero";

Jim Vandergriff, "The Legend of Joe’s Cave: Murder, Medicine, Counterfeiting, and Vigilantism in Early Camden County";

Phil Hoebing, "‘Fr. Gus’: The Slave Priest from Ralls County, Missouri";

Susan Pentlin, "John A. Gallaher and Coal Mining at Montserrat, Missouri: History and Legend";

Lynn Morrow, "‘I Am Nothing but a Poor Scribbler’: Silas Turnbo and His Writings";

Phil Hoebing, "Snake Lore in Mark Twain Country";

Jan Harold Brunvand, "Was It a Stunned Deer or Just a Deer Stunt? (The Story behind a Missouri Legend)";

John Morgan, "Cockfighting: A Rural American Tradition";

Daniel M. Schores, "The Use of Riddles in the Ozarks and Other Mountain Cultures";

C. Ray Brassieur, "Art and Heritage in Southeast Missouri: The Bootheel Project";

Sw. Anand Prahlad (Dennis Folly), "Collecting in the Bootheel: An Overview of Student Participation";

Jerome Stueart, "The Bootheel Project: An Artist’s Picture";

book and video reviews

210 pp



Volume 17, 1995, Special Issue, Music and Song

Karen J. Sanders, "Making the Babes Our Own: A Search for a Song";

Dana Everts-Boehm, "‘Oh, Don’t You Remember’: A Family Portrait of ‘Babes in the Woods’";

Mary Ann Fitzwilson, "With Hammers of Their Own Design: Scholarly Treatment of the John Henry Tradition";

Jill Davidson, "The Meeks Family Murder"; Rose Johnson, "Music in the Park: Hannibal Builds a New Bandstand";

book and video reviews;

Index to Volumes 11-16

196 pp


Volumes 18-19, 1996-1997, Special Issue, Collectors of Missouri Music and Lore, Part I

James Denny, "The Manitou Bluffs on the Missouri River";

Allen Walker Read, "The Onomastic Background of John Hay’s ‘Pike County Ballads’";

Mary Alicia Owen, "The Significance of Folk-Lore" (1916);

Alison K. Brown, "Beads, Belts and Bands: The Mesquakie Collection of Mary Alicia Owen";

Henry Marvin Belden, "Autobiographical Notes";

Henry Marvin Belden, "The Study of Folk-Song in America" (1904);

Henry Marvin Belden, "The Ballad of Lord Bakeman" (1904);

Donald R. Holliday, "Songs for Calloused Souls: or ‘It Ain’t Hard to Sing The Blues, Cause Murder and Maiming Every Day Ain’t Good News’";

C. Ray Brassieur, "Joseph Médard Carrière (1902-1970): Collector of Missouri French Folklore";

Robert L. Ramsay, "Folkways in Missouri Place Names";

Allen Walker Read, "Tribute to Professor Robert L. Ramsay";

Joseph P. Ramsay, "A Brief Biography of Professor Robert L. Ramsay";

Detailed bibliographies of Belden, Carrière, and Ramsay;

book reviews

200 pages


Volume 20, 1998, Special Issue, Collectors of Missouri Music and Lore

R. P. Christeson, "Old-Time Fiddling in Missouri: A Workshop";

Donald M. Lance, ed., "Reminiscences of R. P. Christeson";

R. P. Christeson, "A Tribute to William A. (Bill) Driver";

A Chronology of Robert Perry Christeson;

Timothy Bond, "P.S., Make Sure You Bring Your Fiddle: The Ancestry, Life, and Legacy of Herk Sanders";

Donald M. Lance, ed., "Chroniclers of an Era: Loman Cansler and Max Hunter, Collectors of Traditional Music, Song, and Lore";

A Chronology of Loman Doyle Cansler;

Loman D. Cansler, "Liner Notes, Folksongs of Missouri";

A Chronology of Max Franklin Hunter;

Mary Celestia Parler and Vance Randolph, "Max Hunter";

Mary Celestia Parler, "Two Yarrow Ballads from the Ozarks";

Judy Domeny, "Terrible Songs--Missouri Tragedies in Music";

Sean Killeen, "Going to Kansas City … and to Springfield";

Ann W. Pittman, "Echoes from de Ole Camp Ground";

Rosemary Hyde Thomas, "Ann Washington Pittman: A Tribute for her Ninetieth Birthday";

Knox McCrory, "Notes on the Harmonica: Toy or Musical Instrument?" ;

book and record reviews.

190 pp.


Volume 21, 1999

C. Ray Brassieur, "Thereby Hangs a Tale. An Old French Story Survives in Brittany and Missouri: An Unexpected Rendezvous";

Linda Walker Stevens, "The Story of Wine at Hermann";

Erin McCawley Renn, "Edward Kemper's World: An Essay on The Architecture and Cultural Landscape of a Nineteenth Century German American Community";

A E. Schroeder, "An Interview with Anna Kemper Hesse";

Phil Hoebing, "Legends of Lover's Leaps";

Cathy M. Jackson, "Jesse James: His Legend Has Never Done Him Wrong"; 

Donald M. Lance, "'Seed Tick School' and Beyond: Oral Histories and Stories Collected by Roy Edwin Thomas";

W. K. McNeil, "In Memory of Harlan Daniel, Collector";

Inez E. Lawson, "Memories."

book and audio reviews

172 pp


Volume 22, 2000

Special Issue: Material Culture

Issue Editor: Howard W. Marshall

Charles A. Stewart, “The Nail Trade in Missouri: Archaeological Evidence at the Hickman House”

Becky L. Snider, “The Round Barn Form: Functionality, Spiritualism, or Aesthetics?”

Toni Prawl and Stacy Sone, “The Ralph Richterkessing Farm: An Expression of German-American Culture in Rural Missouri

 E. D. McKinney “Uncle Johnnie Maighin: Manx Builder in the Ozarks

Christina Carl, “The Hughes Homestead: A Depression-Era Log House”

Tara Christopher Crane, “Scottish Folk Costume in Ethnic Identity”

Lisa Higgins, “Everyone Has a Bit of It and No One Has It All”: Missouri’s  Traditional Arts


148 pp


Volume 23 (2000)

Special Issue Material Culture

Issue Editor: Howard W. Marshall

Carrie J. Watson: “A Remnant of the Boonslick Trail”

Debbie Sheals, “Cultural Assimilation and Architecture: German Building Traditions in Washington, Missouri”

Anne Powell, “A Glimpse into the History of Bonne Terre, Missouri through its Cemetery”

Brett Rogers, “The World the Caves Made: A Missouri Slave Community in Freedom”

Janet Blohm Pultz, “Made of Clay: The Economic and Social Structure of Pottery Production in Missouri”

Laurel E. Wilson, “The Cornett Family Textiles: Function to Fashion”

Katherine Wiehagen, “Early Twentieth Century Metal Truss Highway Bridges in Boone County, Missouri”

Howard Wight Marshall, “Notes on Missouri Pottery”


199 pps


Volume 24, 2002

Editors Cathy Barton and Dave Para

Susan C. Attalla, “An Orphan Ditty”: In Search of the Ozark Houn’ Dawg       

William Keel, “Was ist eine Schnitzelbank? The Tradition Behind the Popular German-American Sing-Along”

Howard Wight Marshall, “The Swedish Nightingale, ‘Jenny Lind Polka,’ And American Fiddle Music”

Adam Brooke Davis, “Hallowe’en and Devils’ Night: The Linked Fates of Two Folk Festivas”

Kent Beaulne dit Bone, “Notre Dame de la Chandeleur — Candlemas/ Groundhog Day”

Phil Hoebing, “Roustabouts on the Mississippi River”

Sue Thomas, “Noah Webster’s Blue-Backed Speller”

Barbara Schleppenbach, “Folklore in the Classroom”


150 pp


Volume 25, 2003

Editor Adam Brooke Davis

Jan Harold Brunvand,“On Being a Folklorist: Plenary Address”

Dennis Leavens, “Anterior Speech and Oral Registers in Ciaran Carson’s Fishing for Amber”

John and Barbara Schleppenbach, “Children in Regional Folklore”

Sharon S. Graf, “Oldtime Fiddle Music Gets a Face-Lift: The Formation of the National Old-Time Fiddlers’ Contest”

Holly Hobbs, “Women of Old-Time Music: Tradition and Change in the Missouri Ozarks”

Thomas J. Trimborn, “President and King: A Musical Connection”

Kenneth Lineberry, “Cadence Calls: Military Folklore in Motion”



Volume 26, 2004

Editor Rachel Gholson

Lucien Fournier, “People of his own Kind: Vance Randolph’s Kansas Years”

Richard Tallman, “Vance Randolph Interviewed”

William M. Clements, “An Interview with Vance Randolph”

Jim Vandergriff, “Terrible Swift Sword: Justice in Ozarks Folklore”

Tonja Cox, “Taking Care of Our Own: Retribution and Family Justice in the Ozarks”

Genevieve Sawyer Bauman, “The Many Roles of a Candy Maker: The Legacies of the Davis Candy Company”


120 pp



Special Issue: Songs and Ballads

Volumes 27-28, 2005-6 

editor: Lyn Wolz


Preface – “It’s been a long time comin’…”                                                           

Music in Our Lives

A National Folk Festival Reminiscence 

           Alex Usher                                                               

The McDowell Gold Jubilee: History of a Hootenanny

                Betty Craker Henderson

Freaks and Fiddle Tunes: The Early-1970s Folk Revival in St. Louis

                Paul J. Stamler                                                                 

Songs We Know and Love

“Nancy Dill”: Searching for a Song My Mother Sang

                Jim Vandergriff

The Dawg Song War

                Sue Attalla 

John Henry and the Reverend Bayes

                John Garst    

“Pretty Polly”: A History of a Folk Song

                Beth Brooks

A Note on the Song “The Babes in the Wood”

                Steve Roud

Music and Customs in Our Region

Ozark Ballads as Story and Song

                Julie Henigan     

A Shivaree in Thornfield, Missouri            

Pauline Greenhill

The Lasting Legacy of Jim Hickam – A Remembrance

                Lyn Wolz


In Memoriam 

Adolf Schroeder: Co-Founder of the Reorganized MFS

Susan Pentlin

John Schleppenbach  

 Mildred Letton Wittick


Adam Brooke Davis:

Literary Legacies, Folklore Foundations: Selfhood and Cultural          

Tradition in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American Literature. Karen Beardslee. University of Tennessee Press, 2001.

Legend and Belief. Linda Dégh. Indiana University Press, 2001.

Medieval Folklore: A Guide to Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs and Customs. Carl Lindahl, John McNamara, and John Lindow, eds. Oxford University Press, 2002.

The Meaning of Folklore: The Analytical Essays of Alan Dundes. Simon Bronner, ed. Utah State University Press, 2007.

Jim Vandergriff:

Family Fun and Games: A Hundred-Year Tradition. Carolyn Gray Thornton and Ellen Gray Massey. Skyward Publishing, 2002.

Living Sideways: Tricksters in American Indian Oral Traditions. Franchot Ballinger. University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.

Older Than America. An independent film directed by Georgina Lightning and produced by Adam Beach. IFC Films, 2008.


About the Authors / Editors    



Volumes 29-31



Special Issue

Missouri Foodways


Ed. By John and Carol Fisher





Farm Life Food Memories


Jar Lid Biscuits and a Wood Stove - Ken Burch

Everything but the Squeal: Hog Butchering - Mary Rechenberg

The Cave and the Ice House: Remembrances of a Mid-20th Century Farm - Jean Melton Mowrer

Red Rag Rabbits for Supper-Frank Chambers

Cooking Along the River-George Caudle


Foods Events


The Great Grasshopper Dinner in Warrensburg in the Spring of 1875-Dr. Susan Lee Pentlin

Oyster Suppers: Rabbits and Some Oyster Soup- Sylvia Forbes

Howard County Fair: Blue Ribbon Pie- Mary Louise Forbes

Christmas Table Assemblage: Artistic Representation of Family-Amanda Plybon

Church Picnics: A Special Picnic-Mary Rechenberg


On the Menu: A Taste of Restaurant Fare


Memories are Made of This: Miss Hulling’s Cafeteria, Downtown St. Louis- Mary German 

Cashew Chicken Satisfies Ozarkers’ Palates, Springfield-Amos Bridges

Gone But Not Forgotten: Stephenson’s Restaurant, Lee’s Summit- Dean Preuett


A Sampler of Missouri’s Ethnic Foods


Growing up with German Foods- Robert J. Mueller

Pawpaw French Créole Cooking- Kent Beauline dit bone

A Pinch of This and a Handful of That: Traditional Austrian Cooking in Missouri- Carolyn Huttegger Bening

In the Kitchen with African American Cooks- Henrietta Wright, Evelyn Pulliam, Carlene Locket, Phyllis Sides, and Alberta Kemp



Favorite Foods from Missouri Kitchens


Sunshine Toast- Liz Faries

The Missing Hand Jelly Roll-Lola M. Fry     

Tacos Kansas City Kitchen Style Fifty Years Ago- Lois M. Preuett

Dumplings and Noodles-Jonell McNeely

Pig Tails, Corned Beef Hash, and Clothesline Rabbits-Janelle Burch

Barbecue: Then and Now- John Fisher


Another Helping of Missouri Food Lore: Past and Present


Three Centuries of Wine Making in the Ste. Genevieve Area-Robert J. Mueller

Missouri Grain Project: A Brief History-Margot McMillen

Cooking with Grease-Matt Holdren and Carol Fisher

Riverboat Cooks-Bonnie Stepenoff

Missouri’s Gravy Train-George Caudle, Liz Faries, Margot McMillen, JohnFisher, Carol Fisher

Cooking up Health: Efficacy and Plant Based Remedies of the Ozarks-Dr. M.Rachel Gholson

Heaven is Being First in the Potluck Line: Cookbooks and Community-Alanna Preussner

Instant Ramen and the College Experience-Constance Tubbs

Just a Few More Bites...


Hoover Cakes and Stuff-Linda Thompson

Corn Meal Mush-Lois Emerine

Family Treasure: Mom’s Creamy Tomato Soup for the Sick- Sharon E. Hohler

Country Church Food Perks and Pigs on the Farm- Grant Gillard

Remembering Polk Sallit-Clyde Faries


 Book Review


The Hill: Its History--Its Recipes. By Eleanor Berra Marfisi. St.Louis, MO: G. Bradley Pub., 2003

Carol Fisher




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