Tributes to
Missouri Folklore Society Members and their work,
past and present:

Lida Pyles, a brief bio by her grandson, with a link to her "It Happened in the Ozarks"

 In Memoriam: Adolf Schroeder

In Memoriam: Claude Barton

Taylor McBaine, three-time state fiddle champion and mentor to many MFS members

Legendary fiddler Bob Holt of Ava passed away March 19, 2004

Edna Mae Davis, tradition-bearer of old-time square dance calling;
a message from Lisa Higgins, director of the Missouri Folk Arts Program


H.M Belden, the English Club, and the Missouri Folk-Lore Society;
an article by Susan L. Pentlin and Rebecca Schroeder from the 1986 MFSJ


Click here for Judy Prozzillo Byers' MFSJ essay on folklorist Ruth Ann Musick

Maude Williams Martin, pioneering folklorist -- click here for Susan Pentlin's article from MFSJ

Mary Alicia Owen, pioneering folklorist

Notes on preacher and folk-poet C.N. Wood of Kirksville

Donald Max Lance, 1931-2002: Scholar, teacher, friend

Goldy Hamilton: Pioneer fieldworker, collector of folksong and children's lore

MFS' Rachel Gholson honored with an NEH grant...

On February 13, 2002 , MFS' own Gordon McCann received a Leadership in the Arts award at the Capitol Rotunda. Click here for a message from MFAP director Lisa Higgins.

Howard Marshall's essay on the passing of fiddler Delbert Spray

MFS' Elaine Lawless honored with Mizzou's highest honor, the Curators' Professorship

A Tribute to Our Late Treasurer, Mary Ruth Barton

A tribute to MFS' Ellen Gray Massey, from American Profiles magazine

Click here for the recent AP feature on MFS member Jim Hoy

In Memoriam: Pete "Pierre" Boyer

A Tribute to Ann Pittman

A Tribute to Pete McMahan

A Tribute to Vance Randolph

A Tribute to Max Hunter

A Tribute to Ruth Ann Musick

A tribute to Plantonio, the Pride of the Plains ,
including the song by Cecil Williams, AKA Panhandle Slim

Howard Marshall's tribute to fiddler and collector John Hartford

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