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Online exhibitions, journals, digital repositories & archives

Pioneer Valley Folklore Society
This local society lists nearby events including a Song & Story Swap held on the first Saturday of each month.

American Folklore Society
Publishers of Journal of American Folklore; this site features forums, guides and resources

Center for Southern Folklore
Online galleries, festival and archive information documenting the people and celebrations of the Southern United States

Folklore Forum
This freely accessible journal from Indiana University includes articles from scholars in many parts of the country

Keepers of Tradition 
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, this site is an online companion exhibit celebrating the history and folklife of Massachusetts

Utah State University (digital repository)
Digital collections of Utah State University Library [for collection items, click here.]



The W.E.B. Du Bois Library has created this guide to direct library patrons to accurate and reliable sources for information about Folklore

Use the tabs above to find Articles, Web Resources, and Books..

If you need help finding books, articles, or other sources, the library staff can help!  Or click here for help finding items in the UMass Amherst Libraries Collections.

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Revision History

This guide was created by Jocelyn Charpentier, Drew Griffin, Kirsten Wilder Andrews, Rachael Victoria Theriault, Caitlin Kelley, Jackie Penny, et al. (Summer 2011)

The guide was revised Fall 2012 by Melissa Graham and Spring 2015 by Nicole Meaney.