Notes and Queries

Here's a place for MFS members and other interested parties to request assistance with projects in progress, or to give brief notice of recent discoveries and observations. Items are posted in the order received.

From: John Wooldridge []
Sent: Fri 4/13/2007 5:33 PM
To: Davis, Adam
I am interested in any information about unusual animals or creatures in Missouri and/or The Ozarks.  I probably have some rare information to share, as well.


HOWARD MARSHALL has been busy working on books on Missouri architecture and doing fiddle-related activities. His latest research undertaking is a book on Missouri barns. If you know of barns worthy of notice, please inform Howard at MFS member Carrie Watson-Coalier is Howard's research assistant on the project, in cooperation with Rural Missouri Magazine.

-Got a funny expression in your family? Is there a story behind it? Read some and submit yours

-People keep asking me about Jim the Wonder Dog, of Marshall...

-A reminiscence of the generosity of Jesse James, collected by MFS' Fr. Phil Hoebing

-The Missouri Heritage readers Series, from University of Missouri Press
    (under the general editorship of MFS' Rebecca Schroeder)

-Folk belief: Bigfoot in Missouri -- by cryptozöologist Loren Coleman

-Home remedies: an editorial and links

-Howard Marshall's Vernacular Architecture in Rural and Small-Town Missouri

MFS Projects in Progress:
If you are interested in collaborating on any of these volumes, please contact Adam Davis

    -A new, electronic edition of H.M. Belden's Ballads and Folksongs of Missouri;

    -The Best of MFSJ: A Twenty-fifth Anniversary Anthology;

    -A Centenary Guide to Missouri Folklore;

    -The Journal of Missouri Folklore: a juried electronic publication

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