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Voices Fall-Winter, 2007:
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Anthropology 300: Creating a Quilt Community at Syracuse University
by Susan S. Wadley

12 Humor, History and Tall Tales: Rereading the Adirondack College Student
by Andrew Shawn Andermatt

16 Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake
by Stanley A. Ransom

24 Here Was New York: Memorial Images of the Twin Towers
by Kay Turner

35 Oral Culture and History Today: Joanne Shenandoah and Jack W. Gladstone
by Linda Rosekrans

43 “It’s a Very Dynamic Moose”: Narrative, Creativity, and Memory in a Traditional Art
by Andrea Kitta

Departments and Columns
10 Upstate
by Varick A. Chittenden

11 Downstate
by Steve Zeitlin

15 Announcements

22 Artist Profile: The Flint Sisters

23 Good Spirits
by Libby Tucker

31 Foodways
by Lynn Case Ekfelt

32 Books to Note

34 Play
by John Thorn

41 Reading Culture
by Tom van Buren

42 In Praise of Women: Janis Benincasa
by Eileen Condon

Twin Towers ties
Cover: Men’s Twin Tower ties displayed in Macy’s flagship 34th Street store in Manhattan. Photo: Paul Margolis

From the Fall-Winter 2007 issue of Voices:
In 2000, the New York Folklore Society launched a new magazine format, Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore. The purpose of this transformation from the previous journal, New York Folklore, was to provide a forum for the widest representation of the state’s many voices through accessible presentation of folklore activities and scholarship.

Voices continues to reflect what is happening in folklore in New York State and elsewhere. Demonstrating the breadth of research by folklorists and community scholars, the Fall-Winter 2007 issue ranges from essays on domestic arts to a 9/11 memorial exhibition, folklore in education, and folk songs of rural New Yorkers and Native Americans. We now have eight regular columns, in addition to regular book reviews, artist profiles, and the occasional piece of creative nonfiction.

In response to individuals who commented that they would like to know what folk arts programs others have planned, we publish brief folk arts news in our announcements section. As always, we welcome your ideas and your contributions.

:Felicia Faye McMahon, PhD
Acquisitions Editor
New York Folklore Society


Anthropoogy 300: Creating a Quilt

Memorial images of the Twin Towers

Joanne Shenandoah

traditional art with moose

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