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JOIN THE NEW YORK FOLKLORE SOCIETY
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Voices
The Membership Magazine of the New York Folklore Society


Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore features articles, stories, interviews, reminiscences, essays, folk poetry and music, photographs and artwork from people in all parts of New York State. The magazine also publishes peer-reviewed, research-based articles, written in an accessible style, on topics related to traditional art and life, including ethnic culture.

Become a part of a community involved with folklore, folklife, the traditional arts, and contemporary culture. Join the New York Folklore Society to receive Voices.

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New York State Folklife Reader: Diverse Voices
Edited by Elizabeth Tucker and Ellen McHale

©2013, University of Mississippi Press

This reader contains some of the best folklore and folklife writings from Voices and New York Folklore. READ more here.





ITEM #901
256 pages, 6x9 inches, 52 b&w photographs, introduction, appendices, index, 978-1-61703-863-1    $55.00

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Adirondack Kaleidoscope

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Adirondack Kaleidoscope and North Country Characters
Honoring the Mountains and Their History
William J. O’Hern


Like the changing patterns of the kaleidoscope, the stories in this volume vary and delight—history, folklore, childhood memories, human interest stories of everyday life, stories about famous visitors to the Adirondacks, and more. Compiled and edited by William J. O’Hern with written commentary by the author, here is “Culture, People, Lifestyles and Season in the Valley sand the Peaks.” Includes preface, introduction, afterword, postscript, acknowledgements, contributor list, sources, end note and sources, and index.



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6"x9" paperback, 368 pages   $26.95

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Songs to Keep songbook

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Songs to Keep
Traditional Adirondack North Country Songs
Words and Music


From the Marjorie Lansing Porter Collection. Find the folk music of the Adirondacks and the Champlain Valley, with 16 songs traditionally sung by lumberjacks, boatmen, iron miners, farmers, wool-spinners and more! These folksongs are a few of the hundreds that Marjorie Lansing Porter recorded in the 1940s and 50s. The songbook was produced by Traditional Arts in Upstate New York in partnership with Mountain Lake PBS, the Adirondack History Center Museum, and SUNY Plattsburgh Feinberg Library’s Special Collections. Includes introduction, foreword, brief histories of the songs included, and archival photographs courtesy of the Feinberg Library Special Collection at SUNY Plattsburgh.

See also Songs to Keep: The Adirondack North Country Recordings REIMAGINED available on CD in our Music Store.


ITEM #0520Porter
Book, 8.5 x 11", spiral bound, 38 pages   $15.00

Member Price    $13.50


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Pine Needles to Baskets and Other Things
By Kay Fisher, Shirley Fuller, and Carol Lukovich


This pine needle basketry book is an update to Pine Needles are Special. 52 pages, with photos and illustrations on almost every page. From the introduction: “Useful and beautiful items can be made at very little expense. The pine needles fall from the trees all year and nature provides them at no cost.”
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ITEM #0513Pine
Book, 8.5 x 5.5", 52 pages   $12.95

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Folklore from the Schoharie Hills, New York
By Emelyn Gardner


This Centennial edition of Emelyn Gardner’s larger volume on local folklore was drawn from the author’s six summers in Gilboa, beginning in 1912, where she collected traditional ballads, popular beliefs, superstitions, practices, and tales of the hills.

ITEM #1004SCH
6x9", 351 pp., including appendix, bibliography and index    $24.95

Member Price    $22.45


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No Fat Knights
By James Pavoldi, local author, (Duanesburg)


From the Liner Notes:No Fat Knights is a three-day weight control seminar run by a knighted physician, and obesity expert, in the quiet English countryside. Sir Arthur Kensington believes that obesity can only be reversed when one comes to grips with science, mathematics and perspective. Anita Bruno’s decision to attend that seminar would expose her to murder, ghosts, knights, heartache and eternal love; changing her life profoundly and forever.”

ITEM #0513Knight
Paperback, 283 pages, 5-1/4" x 8"    $14.99

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Paul Van Arsdale’s Dulcimer Heritage Songbook
By Paul Van Arsdale

Folk-Legacy Records


Traditional Hammered Dulcimer Music. 38-page booklet includes an introduction, articles on the hammered dulcimer, and playing style and technique and 17 pages of sheet music.

ITEM #199
Booklet   $7.00

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Though intended for readers ages 4 through 8, noted Sesame Street host and storyteller Bob McGrath says that “The Greedy Sparrow is actually for everyone. It’s clever and humorous, and the wonderful illustrations not only add color but also truly interpret the story line.”
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The Greedy Sparrow: An Armenian Tale
By Lucine Kasbarian
Illustrated by Maria Zaikina
Marshall Cavendish Publishers, 2011

The Greedy Sparrow: An Armenian Tale is from the ancient Armenian oral tradition and culture, which was nearly obliterated during the Turkish genocide of the Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks in 1915. The author learned the tale from her father, editor and columnist C.K. Garabed, who would recite it to her at bedtime. He had learned it from his own grandmother, a celebrated storyteller from the Old Country. The tale was first put to paper by Armenian poet Hovhannes Toumanian at the turn of the 20th century. The Greedy Sparrow is the first time this tale has been presented in the English language as a children’s picture book.The story begins in old Armenia with a sparrow who catches a thorn in his foot. As he asks for help, he sets off an intriguing cycle of action that transports him through the Armenian countryside, encountering people engaged in traditional folkways. The Greedy Sparrow ends with a surprising twist and conveys moral messages about greed, selfishness, manipulation, and the use of one’s judgment. The Greedy Sparrow won the 2013 Nautilus Silver Award in the Children's Picture Book category.

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Hardcover.    $17.99

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A Freewheelin’ Time
A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties

by Suze Rotolo
Signed by the author

Suze Rotolo, offers a frank view of Greenwich Village in the 1960s during the early years of the folk music revival. Dylan’s former girlfriends ends years of silence to paint a portrait both of him at the start of his career and the excitement and energy of the time. Suze has written an intimate, first-hand account of the fertile years of the early Folk Revival of the 1960s when Bob Dylan was being transformed from an obscure folk singer to the spokesperson for a generation. Read the LA Times review.

Suze is the Keynote Speaker for the New York Folklore Society’s 2008 Fall Conference, and we are pleased to offer signed copies of her book.

ITEM #128
$22.95

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Public Folklore Scholarship and Writing in New York State
Karen Taussig-Lux, editor
New York Folklore Society, 2006


This last issue of the Society’s scholarly journal, New York Folklore (Vol. 25, No. 1-4), published belatedly, signals the transition to Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore with its different format and perspective from the previous strictly academic style to one which retains its scholarly excellence, yet is more accessible in both its appearance and in its style of writing. As 1999 marks a transition, then-editor Karen Taussig-Lux felt it was appropriate to honor writing from the public sector of the field. Therefore, we bring to you some of the important and thoughtful writing of those working as public sector folklorists in New York State in the decade of the 1985 to 1995. This writing is characterized by its reliance upon solid fieldwork, excellent scholarship, and innovative thinking regarding folklore and folklife in New York State.

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ITEM #126
Paperback, 169 pages. 5-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches.    $10

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Working with Folk Materials in New York State
A Manual for Folklorists and Archivists
John Suter, ed.
New York Folklore Society, 1994

This prize-winning manual is designed to introduce folklorists and archivists to each others’ purposes, methods, and concerns; make the work of collecting and documenting folk culture easier and more productive; and encourage documentary practices and archival treatment that will facilitate the care of folklore materials in secure and accessible archives. Chapters introduce the reader to the fundamentals of folklore and archives, clarify terms and concepts that may cause confusion when folklorists and archivists meet, and provide guidance in the management of folklife materials. It also includes glossaries and terms for both disciplines, lists of organizational resources, and sample collecting forms, release forms, and contracts.

ITEM #101
Looseleaf binder, 168 pages       $35.00

Member Price      $31.50


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Folklore in Archives
A Guide to Describing Folklore and Folklife Materials
by James Corsaro and Karen Taussig-Lux
New York Folklore Society, 1998

You need this manual if you are an archivist, librarian, curator, or collections manager, and you are responsible for arranging, describing, or caring for folklore collections or other collections that contain folklore materials, or you are a folklorist or other cultural specialist or a community member who has folklore materials and wants to work with an archivist to ensure the preservation and accessibility of your collection. Includes a discussion of what is folklore and folklife and archival issues related to folklore materials; information on how to negotiate donations and transfer records, arrange folklore collections, and describe and catalog folklore materials; and glossaries of folklore and archives.

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ITEM #102
Looseleaf binder, 128 pages       $35.00

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Self-Management for Folk Artists
A Guide for Traditional Artists and Performers in New York
by Patricia Atkinson Wells
New York Folklore Society, 1999

This manual is designed to assist traditional artists in managing and marketing themselves. You’ll find information here on writing biographical materials, assembling a press kit, starting a business, promotion, booking, contracts, keeping records, taxes, and copyright.

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ITEM #103
Looseleaf binder, 148 pages       $40.00

Member Price      $36.00


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Catskill Mountain Bluestone
Alf Evers, Robert Titus, and Tim Weidner
Purple Mountain Press and New York Folklore Society, 2008

What in the world can a town’s bedrock and its folklore have to do with each other? The answers to this riddle is that they may have a great deal. For long years of give and take between a town’s people and its bedrock sometimes result in the birth of a rich and colorful family of folk beliefs, tales, and ways of doing things...”—Alf Evers. Three essays collected here include “Bluestone Lore and Bluestone Men” by Alf Evers; “The Bluestones of Ulster County” by Robert Titus and “Bluestonein the Late Twentieth Century” by Tim Weidner.

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Paperback, 48 pages, 6x9 inches.    $6.50

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Adirondack Characters and Campfire Yarns
Early Settlers and Their Traditions
William J. O’Hern
The Forager Press, 2005

Venture into the wilderness with French Louie and Alvah Dunning and learn about lesser known characters such as Old Lobb of Piseco Lake and Moose River Plains guide Slim Murdock. Travel the trapline with Richard Woods, E.J. Dailey and Burt Conklin, “the greatest trapper.” Explore the turbulent waters of the West Canada Creek in search of trout, learn about the tools of the spruce gym trade, and find out why “the liars club” of Forestport called their get-togethers “parting with the dog.” Adirondack Characters and Campfire Yarns not only fulfills Blankman’s dream, it fills a void in the recorded history of a seldom written-about region and the people who settled it.

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Hardcover, 248 pages, 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches.    $27.95

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ITEM #122
Softcover, 248 pages, 6 x 9 inches.    $19.95

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Infinite Variations: Folk Art Quilts from Montgomery & Schoharie Counties
Bruce R. Buckley
Schoharie County Arts Council, 1990

Today, many people consider quilts folk art; that is individual artistic expression reflecting the history and beliefs of some traditional group. A few individuals are talented enough to continue the artistic traditions of the group and become its folk artists. Infinite Variations: Folk Art Quilts from Montgomery & Schoharie Counties is a two-part exhibition of contemporary quilts from this area. The first section, “As Strong As Stitches,” documents the social role quilting plays in the lives of these quilters, while “From Waste to Wonder” traces the development of the contemporary art quilt from the early traditional scrap quilt.

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Paperback, 20 pages, 8-1/2 x 11 inches.    $3.50

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A Catskill Woodsman
Mike Todd’s Story
by Norman Studer
Purple Mountain Press, 1988

Shortly before he died, Mike Todd, the reknown Catskill Mountain bear hunter, woodsman, story-teller, and musician, shared the story of his life with Norman Studer. This book grew from those taped interviews and interviews with friends and neighbors of the old woodsman.

ITEM #124
Paperback, 122 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches.    $12.50

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West Meadow Beach
Nancy Solomon and Martha Cooper
Long Island Traditions, 2003

In West Meadow Beach, folklorist Nancy Solomon documents the traditional lifestyle and architecture of past and present cottage residents through historic and contemporary photographs, architectural drawings and first person narratives. The cottages are enduring reminders of Long Island’s fame as a summer vacation place.

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ITEM #125

Softcover, 48 pages, 9 x 9 inches.    $25


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Old Stone Walls
Catskill Land and Lore
Norman J. Van Valkenburgh
Purple Mountain Press, 2004

Stone walls are relics left by previous generations to record their history on the landscape of the Catskills. Those with dignity are followed confidently by land surveyors trying to solve puzzles woven into old and faded deeds. Along the way they meet those characters who are a part of the lore of the mountains and other surveyors — some with character and some without. It’s all here in the narratives of one who roamed these hills looking for lost corners and boundary lines and found people, vistas, and experiences worth remembering.

ITEM #130
Paperback, 112 pages, 6 x 9 inches.    $12.50

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Dutch Schultz and His Lost Catskills’ Treasure
John Conway
Purple Mountain Press, 2000

This is the first in a series of booklets about famous and not-so-famous lost treasures in the Empire State.



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ITEM #127

Paperback, 40 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches.    $6.50


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Folk Arts Programming in New York State
A Handbook and Resource Guide
Karen Taussig-Lux
Regional Council of Historical Agencies, 1990

This book is written for people working in cultural institutions of all sizes that are considering or producing folk arts programming. Its purpose is to show the potential of folk arts presentations and provide the information necessary to carry out a responsible and successful folk arts program.

ITEM #105
Looseleaf binder, 148 pages       $10.00

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Prejudice and Pride
Lesbian and Gay Traditions in America
Deborah Blincoe and John Forrest, editors
New York Folklore Society, 1993

Published as a special issue of the Society’s scholarly journal, New York Folklore, this volume explores the folklore and traditions of the gay and lesbian community. The editors note that "Because of systematic oppression against gay and lesbian people, folklore has played a central role in with gay and lesbian communities," and with respect to exploring the diverse subcultures within this community: "The range of cultural phenomena referred to by articles in this issue (e.g., butch/femme traditions, drag, camp, sadomasochism, leather, lesbian and gay Catholicism, women’s art and music, occult spirituality, and so on) is an indication of the kind of richness which has resulted from cultural creativity in the face of, in spite of, stigma."

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Paperback, 244 pages. 5-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches.    $10

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Marketing Folk Art
Philip Stevens, Jr., editor
New York Folklore Society, 1986

Published as a special issue of the Society’s scholarly journal, New York Folklore, this volume explores a central question of "what role can folklorists play in developing marketing strategies that will at once improve the lot of folk artists and protect their traditional forms of expression from commercial exploitation?"

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ITEM #109
Paperback, 244 pages. 5-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches.    $10

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Folklore in Buffalo
Philip Stevens, Jr., editor
New York Folklore Society, 1984

From the Editor’s Introduction: Buffalo has attracted "...people from all parts of the U.S. and from all over the world to settle and establish new roots. Buffalo has been a frontier of the young Republic, a way station in the great westward migration, the western end of the Erie Canal, a northern terminus of the Underground Railway, site of the 1901 Pan American Exposition, a flourising port in the Great Lakes trade, the second largest city in the Empire State, a pleasant haven for the development of music, art, religion, scholarship, and athletics, and home of chicken wings and beef on kumelweck. It has also been the place where President McKinley was assassinated, a showpiece of urban decay and prime example of Northern economic decline, one of the fastest shrinking cities in the U.S., and holder of an international reputation for harsh winters . . . the soul of Buffalo is revealed through study and understanding of the genesis and meaning of its sentiments—its folklore."

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ITEM #110
Paperback, 171 pages. 6 x 9 inches.    $10

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Through African-Centered Prisms:
A Special Issue of the New York Folklore Journal
Barbara Hampton, Guest Editor
New York Folklore Society, 1999

This special issue of New York Folklore is concerned with examining specific African American creative traditions and in exploring the intellectual issues involved in the study of African American culture. It seeks to view African American culture from fresh new perspectives.

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ITEM #111 Paperback, 276 pages 5-7/8 x 8-7/8 inches         $15.00

This volume is currently out of print. Contact the office at 518/346-7008 for more information.



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I Walked the Road Again
Great Stories from the Catskills Mountains
Janis Benincasa, Editor

Purple Mountain Press, 1994

Gathered from stories originally published in the early years of the New York Folklore Quarterly (1946-1964), this entertaining collection includes tales of murder and mayhem, hangings and high jinks, home-brew and home remedies, rattlesnakes and raftsmen.

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Hungarian Cuisine and Personal Memories
From the 1950's to Present: Everything from Budget Cooking to Elegant Dining
by Eniko Tarnói Farkas
©1997, 1998

Hungarian Cuisine and Personal Memories dedicated to the author’s mother and "to the other Eastern European women who kept the pots boiling under impossible circumstances" is a cookbook and a memoir. It provides detailed recipes for traditional Chicken Paprikash and Hungarian Goulash (The author notes, "Except for politics, there are a few subjects that can as easily incite strong feelings in Hungarians as the subject of the proper kinds of spices and vegetables that go into the goulash."), as well as sour cherry soup, stuffed onions, egg dumplings, veal fricasee, pig feet jelly, puff pastry and strudel recipes, walnut crescents and many more. In addition to the many recipes with gastronomic memories, there are chapters on Christmas and Easter traditions and Bacon Frying Parties.

ITEM #403
Cookbook, Spiral-bound, 137 pages, 8-1/2 x 11 inches     $22

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New York Folklore Quarterly
(56 issues)

The New York Folklore Quarterly was published by the New York Folklore Society from 1946 to 1974. Collect these issues containing entertaining folk tales about ghosts, witches, murders, werewolves, and phantom ships; regional lore and legends, place name origins, proverbs, barnyard calls, and traditional ballads of New York State. You can review the contents of individual issues to select any available back issue.
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VOICES: New York Folklore Journal
BACK ISSUES

New York Folklore was published by the New York Folklore Society from 1975 to 1999. You can check out the Tables of Contents for past issues of our scholarly folklore journal devoted primarily to New York State’s folklore and folk arts and aimed at both a professional and general readership. VOICES: The Journal of New York Folklore debuted December 2000. It merged our previous periodicals, New York Folklore and New York Folklore Newsletter and continues the numbering of our former journal. Voices features articles, stories, interviews, reminiscences, essays, folk poetry and music, photographs, and artwork drawn from people in all parts of New York State, folklorists and non-folklorists alike. The magazine also publishes peer-reviewed, research-based articles, written in an accessible style, on topics related to traditional art and life, including ethnic culture. Informative columns on subjects such as legal issues, photography, sound and video recording, archiving, ethics, and the nature of traditional art and life appear on a regular basis. More information about these back issues can be found on the Voices page.

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New York Folklore Journal
Special 40th Anniversary Edition

Philip Stevens, Jr., Editor
©1985, New York Folklore Society

From the Editor’s Introduction: My plan for a special issue of New York Folklore to commemorate its 40-year history of continuous publication seemed simple and straightforward. The Society had been formed both to encourage and coodinate the great numbes of ordinary people across the state who were probing eagerly into the rich legacy of their custom, beliefs, and traditional history, and to help legitimize an enterprise that many considered no more than a quaint pastime; and the journal was established primarily to serve this interested general public, to provide a repository and a record, and to serve not just professional folklorists...So the plan for a 40th anniversary issue seemed obvious: all groups of people which the Society and its journal have served should somehow be represented."

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Paperback, 245 pages. 6 x 9 inches.    $10

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Somewhere West of Albany ...
A Festschrift in Honor of Louis C. Jones
©1975, New York Folklore Society

"Of the many broadening and liberating forces that were exerted in American folklore studies in the second quarter of the century to move the discipline from its narrow couse, few were more far-reaching than those which Louis C. Jones helped set in motion in the 1940’s. These efforts were seen in his advocacy and example at both academic and research levels, namely, in the teaching of folklore, in collecting, archiving, and the general professionalization of the field, no less than in the domain of research and scholarship." (from "Louis C. Jones and the Study of Folk Belief, Witchcraft, and Popular Medicine in American" by Wayland D. Hand). This special volume is a tribute to the first editor of the old New York Folklore Quarterly, reflecting both his research interests and his influence on the next generation of folkorists.

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ITEM #115
119 pages. 6 x 9 inches.    $10

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Folklore: The State of the Field
Proceedings of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association Annual Meeting, April 9-10, 1983
©1983, New York Folklore Society

This special volume of New York Folklore is concerned with the relationship between folklore and other disciplines of the social sciences. As the volume's editor, W. F. H. Nicolaisen, notes: "Folklore is not sociology but it shares with it the concept of register, foklore is not anthropology but it shares with it a desire to understand culture, folklore is not linguistics but it shares with it an interest in regional variations of speech, folklore is not history but the folklorist and the oral historian often have much in common..."

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99 pages. 6 x 9 inches    $10

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The Witch of Mad Dog Hill
and Other Strange Stories of the Sacandaga Valley
by Don Bowman
Edited by Vaughn Ward
Illustrated by Deborah Delaney
©1999, Greenfield Review Press

With a foreword by Joseph Bruchac and introduction by Vaughn Ward, Don Bowman's tales include "The House of Doom at Big Hell," "Bone Drop Cave," and "The Cat’s Paw" and others. According to Ward, "Except for Don Bowman’s exquisite localizations, Sacandaga Valley ghosts, witches and demons behave very much like their 15th and 17th century European and New England ancestors ... Stories about devils in the form of black dogs, about nightmares (witches turning their victims into horses and riding them all night), about black sabbaths and slipskins and werewolves and the black cat’s paw which, cut off, turns out to be the miller’s aunt’s hand, are well-traveled and more than twice-told..."

Read Vaughn Ward’s Introduction

ITEM #117
Paperback, 206 pages. 5-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches, ISBN 0-87886-143-2    $14.95

Member Price    $13.45


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Tales from the Featherbed
Adirondack Stories and Songs
by Bill Smith
Edited by Vaughn Ward
Illustrated by Deborah Delaney
©1994, Greenfield Review Press

Bill Smith, who has become New York State’s best-known traditional storyteller, restores our collective memory, bringing back the last minute before tract housing and centralized schools, before the mobility of the GI bill cut us off at the roots—a time when people "went visiting," children "knew their place," and elders had stories to tell. His kid’s-eye view of World War II in rural St. Lawrence County blends autobiography with the tallest of Smith’s trademark tales... (from the Introduction by Vaughn Ward).

Read The New Game Warden from Bill Smith’s collection.

ITEM #118
Paperback, 126 pages. 5-1/2 x 9 inches, ISBN 0-912678-91-7    $12.95

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Seneca Indian Stories
by Ha-yen-doh-nees (Leo Cooper)
Illustrated by Beth Clark
©1995, Greenfield Review Press

The late Ha-yen-doh-nees ("the woodmaker") was a member of the Heron Clan and served as president of the Seneca Nation from 1954 to 1956. He lectured in anthropology and Indian culture at Muhlenberg College and Edinboro College in Pennysylvania. His reflections on life and growing up on the Allegany Reservation, together with these stories, were found carefully recorded in an old ledger book.

ITEM #119
Paperback, 64 pages, 5-1/2 x 9 inches, ISBN 0-912678-89-6   $12.95

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I Was on the Wrong Bear
by Harvey Carr
Edited by Vaughn Ward
Illustrated by Deborah Delaney
©1992, Greenfield Review Press

A charming and often hilarious collection of Adirondack tall tales from the late North Country woodsman Harvey Carr. Descended from a line of English and Irish storytellers, Harvey excelled at tall tales and joined the Adirondack Liar’s Club (a performance group of traditional tall tale masters) in 1987. Collection includes "Real Bears and Not Real Bears", "Not Lies, Experiences", "Hard Times", "How I Invented the Chainsaw", and others.

Read In the Bear Den from the collection.

ITEM #120
Paperback, 165 pages, 5-3/4 x 9-1/4 inches, ISBN 0-912678-84-4   $12.95

Member Price     $11.65


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Good Food Served Right
Traditional Recipes and Food Customs from New York’s North Country
©2000, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York

National first place winner of the Tabasco Community Cookbook Award for 2000. Folklorist and celebrated cook Lynn Case Ekfelt has researched communities in northern New York to produce this fascinating cookbook with 25 chapters—consisting of essays on food events, traditional family recipes, historical profiles and photographs. Chapters on food types including wild game, maple syrup, apples, fish, and cheese recipes; ethnic communities, including the Amish, Italian Americans, African Americans, and Mohawks: and community events such as firemen’s field days, church suppers, and county fairs.

ITEM #121    Spiral bound, 352 pages, ISBN 0-9678774-0-7   $24.95

Member Price     $22.45


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Island Sounds in the Global City
Caribbean Popular Music and Identity in New York
Ray Allen and Lois Wilcken, eds.
New York Folklore Society and the Institute for Studies in American Music, Brooklyn College, 1998

Distributed by University of Illinois Press, Island Sounds is a collection of case studies by top scholars that chronicle the richness of musical activity within the Puerto Rican, Dominican, Trinidadian, and Haitian communities of New York City. The authors are Ray Allen, Paul Austerlitz, Gage Averill, Juan Flores, Ruth Glasser, Donald Hill, Philip Kasinitz, Peter Manuel, Les Slater, and Lois Wilcken.

ITEM #104 Paperback, 185 pages. 6 x 9 inches. 15 photographs     
ISBN 0-9661472-0-0          



 



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TITLE INDEX
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Adirondack Characters and Campfire Yarns (William J. O’Hern)

Adirondack Kaleidoscope and North Country Characters (William J. O’Hern)

Catskill Mountain Bluestone (Alf Evers, Robert Titus, and Tim Weidner)

A Catskill Woodsman: Mike Todd’s Story (Norman Studer)

Dutch Schultz and His Lost Catskills’ Treasure (John Conway)

Folk Arts Programming in New York State: A Handbook and Resource Guide (Karen Taussig-Lux)

Folklore from the Schoharie Hills New York – Centennial Edition (Emelyn Gardner)

Folklore in Archives: A Guide to Describing Folklore and Folklife Materials (James Corsaro and Karen Taussig-Lux)

Folklore in Buffalo (Philip Stevens, Jr., ed.)

A Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties (Suze Rotolo)

Good Food Served Right: Traditional Recipes and Food Customs from New York’s North Country

The Greedy Sparrow: An Armenian Tale (Lucine Kasbarian)

Hungarian Cuisine and Personal Memories (Eniko Tarnói Farkas)

I Walked the Road Again: Great Stories from the Catskills Mountains (Janis Benincasa, ed.)

I Was on the Wrong Bear (Harvey Carr; Vaughn Ward, ed.)

Infinite Variations:: Folk Art Quilts from Montgomery & Schoharie Counties (Bruce R. Buckley)

Island Sounds in the Global City: Caribbean Popular Music and Identity in New York (Ray Allen and Lois Wilcken, eds.)

Marketing Folk Art (Philip Stevens, Jr., ed.)

New York Folklore Quarterly (56 issues)

New York Folklore Journal (back issues)

New York Folklore Journal: Special 40th Anniversary Edition (Philip Stevens, Jr., ed.)

New York State Folklife Reader: Diverse Voices (Elizabeth Tucker and Ellen McHale, eds.)

No Fat Knights (James Pavoldi)

Old Stone Walls: Catskill Land and Lore (Norman J. Van Valkenburgh)

Pine Needles to Baskets And Other Things (Kay Fisher, Shirley Fuller, and Carol Lukovich)

Prejudice and Pride Lesbian and Gay Traditions in America (Deborah Blincoe and John Forrest, eds.)

Folklore: The State of the Field: Proceedings of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association Annual Meeting, April 9-10, 1983

Public Folklore Scholarship and Writing in New York State (Karen Taussig-Lux, ed.)

Self-Management for Folk Artists: A Guide for Traditional Artists in New York State (Patricia Atkinson Wells)

Seneca Indian Stories (Ha-yen-doh-nees (Leo Cooper))

Somewhere West of Albany: A Festschrift in Honor of Louis C. Jones

Songs to Keep: Traditional Adirondack North Country Songs. Words and Music.

Tales from the Featherbed: Adirondack Stories and Songs (Bill Smith; Vaughn Ward, ed.)

Through African-Centered Prisms (Barbara Hampton, ed.)

Voices: New York Folklore Journal (back issues)

West Meadow Beach (Nancy Solomon & Martha Cooper)

The Witch of Mad Dog Hill and Other Strange Stories of the Sacandaga Valley (Don Bowan; VAughn Ward, ed.)

Working with Folk Materials in New York State: A Manual for Folklorists and Archivists (John Suter, ed.)



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