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West Virginia Folklore Society


Jul 15, 1915

John Harrington Cox presided over founding of West Virginia Folklore Society

1925

John Harrington Cox documented nine version of "John Hardy," confusing Hardy and Henry as the same person in Folk-Songs of the South

Other events that happened on or around 1925

1950

Walter Barnes, Patrick Gainer and Ruth Ann Musick revived the West Virginia Folklore Society

Other events that happened on or around 1950

1951

Ruth Ann Musick and others founded the West Virginia Folklore Journal

Other events that happened on or around 1951

1959

Patrick Gainer became president of the West Virginia Folklore Society

Other events that happened on or around 1959

1963

Patrick Gainer published The West Virginia Centennial Song Book of 100 Songs

Other events that happened on or around 1963

1970

The Folklore Society met at WVU

Other events that happened on or around 1970

1974

The Folklore Society met at Fairmont State

Other events that happened on or around 1974

1980

West Virginia Folklore ceased publication

Other events that happened on or around 1980

1998

Judy Byers established the West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University

Other events that happened on or around 1998


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