The Kansas Folklore Society is open to new members
with a $15.00 single and $20.00 family
Check our on-line Membership
Form to print, fill-in and mail us your membership.
Payments should be mailed to the KsFolklore Society Treasurer:
Cliff Wright - POBox 135 - Paola, KS 66071
- A partnership with the American
Folklife Center in the Veterans
History Project; an effort to document and
archive the wartime experiences of both military and non-military
citizens in Kansas.
- The Smithsonian Institution's Folkways
Recordings--historic original performances
of traditional roots in folk music.
- Expansion of the Marianne
Koke Folk Arts Collection, at the Butler
County Community College Library and its
annual fundraising concert in El Dorado, KS.
- Encouraging participation in the Tallgrass
Writers Workshop, offering the benefit of
experience shared by published regional writers. The workshop
is targeted for serious amateurs and is held annually in Emporia.
- Continued and constant celebration of all
folk traditions found in local neighborhoods, geographic
regions, countries and worldwide:
County Historical Society, Dodge City, KS
Folk Music & Dance Resource Center
Funded by the generosity of friends—through
donations, & by membership, annual dues.
through the past…
The Ks Folklore Society’s "aim
and purpose" has always been to promote collection, documentation,
study, and celebration of folklore. We'd like your help
in researching the details of the past members and activities
of the KsFS.
Search ANY material about the KsFS early
years. Scour personal files, libraries and archives statewide.
Look for copies of newsletters, meeting agendas, photos, newspaper
articles, or copies of any presentations made during past annual
This project began nearly a year ago and is
progressing well. We are developing an annotated bibliography
of the "Kansas Folklore Society--The First Fifty
After the searching stage of research
is complete, KFS will determine how best to present or distribute
us if you have any Kansas Folklore Society material from years
1969, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, or
copies of papers presented at any KsFS meeting.
Digitizing newsletter information (published
since 1957) and minutes of past meetings is progressing smoothly.
Soon we expect to be able to present that information on this
web site. Watch for additions here.