Folklore links
Review resources
Folk archive





The Kansas Folklore Society is open to new members with a $15.00 single and $20.00 family memberships.

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

Folklore links

  • 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.
  • 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:

Ford County Historical Society, Dodge City, KS
Kansas Folk Music & Dance Resource Center
Missouri Folklore Society

Funded by the generosity of friends—through donations, & by membership, annual dues.

Review resources

Looking forward, 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 KsFS meetings.
    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 Years."
    After the searching stage of research is complete, KFS will determine how best to present or distribute the results.
    Please contact 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. E-mail:

Folk archive

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.

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