Unknown fiddler, Knoxville, Tennessee. 
From the collections of the Center for Popular Music, MTSU.

The Tennessee Folklore Society is a statewide organization of professional folklorists, arts presenters, community scholars, and others who share an interest in preserving, studying, and celebrating the rich folk arts and cultural traditions of the mid-South. Founded in 1934, the Society's activities include:

  • publishing the Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin, the nation's oldest regional folklore journal
  • issuing recordings of important Tennessee traditional music
  • holding an annual meeting where members and prospective members gather to present papers and exchange ideas
  • acting as a conduit for state and federal grants devoted to special projects celebrating Tennessee's folk traditions
  • serving as a clearinghouse for information about Tennessee folk culture

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