Tennessee Folklore Society

2017 Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 4, 2017
L&N Depot and Railroad Museum
Etowah, Tennessee

The Tennessee Folklore Society will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Etowah Railroad Depot and Museum in Etowah, Tennessee. The meeting will begin at 11:00 am Eastern and conclude at approximately 3:00 pm. It is free of charge and open to Society members as well as the general public.

Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program Director, Bradley Hanson, will inform attendees about Commission programs and recent activities. Tony Kail will present on magico-religious “hoodoo” practices in West Tennessee, and Mitsutoshi Inaba will offer a summary of his research on the life and career of West Tennessee blues great, John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson. Participants will also tour the exhibits at Etowah’s historic Railroad Depot and Museum.


Folk Arts Presenters

Campbell Culture Coalition, LaFollette
Center for Southern Folklore, Memphis
Jubilee Community Arts, Knoxville

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Archival Resources

Archives of Appalachia, ETSU, Johnson City
Center for Popular Music, MTSU, Murfreesboro
Country Music Foundation, Nashville

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Academic Programs

East Tennessee State University
M.A. in Storytelling
Middle Tennessee State University
Public History Program

English Department
University of Memphis
Ph.D. in Historical Musicology, Southern Regional Studies
Western Kentucky University
Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology


Funding and Technical Assistance

Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program
Humanities Tennessee

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