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VOICES: The Journal of New York Folklore debuted December 2000. It merged our previous periodicals, New York Folklore and the New York Folklore Newsletter and continues the numbering of our former journal, so that the first issue was Volume 26, Fall/Winter 2000. You can see view back issues of Voices here.
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New York Folklore—Published 1975–1999
Past issues of the Journal are available for purchase. You can check out the Tables of Contents for past issues of our scholarly folklore journal devoted primarily to New York State’s folklore and folk arts and aimed at both a professional and general readership.

Special issues have included

New York Folklore Quarterly—Published 1946–1974
Past issues of the Folklore Quarterly are still available individually and as part of sets in the online gallery. You can check out the Tables of Contents for past issues of the Quarterly. The founding of the New York Folklore Society’s New York Folklore Quarterly in 1945 acknowledged the multitude of folklore materials and the many talented writers in the field of folklore. Benjamin Botkin, former head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress and a New York Folklore Society founder, encouraged the publication of folklore for a popular audience, as did founders Louis Jones and Harold Thompson.
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New York Folklore Newsletter
The 20-page Newsletter published quarterly through 1999 contained information and services to the field of folklore with special feature articles. You can find excerpts from our past newsletters here. You can also find excerpts of the Voices section of previous newsletters here. This special section, the eight-page center of the newsletter, presented folklore in the words and images of its creators and practitioners.


Send Your Story to Voices!
Did you know that Voices publishes creative writing, including creative fiction (such as short stories), creative nonfiction (such as memoirs and life/work stories), and poetry? We also publish artistic and ethnographic photography and artwork, in addition to research-based articles on New York State folk arts and artists. If you are one of New York’s many traditional artists or working in a traditional occupation—including fishing, boat building, traditional healing, instrument making, firefighting, and nursing, to name a few—please consider sharing your life or work story with the readers of Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore. Check out our new column heading First Person, which spotlights folk artists and folk arts workers, giving creative people space in each issue to share their life stories in their own words. First Person allows people to share the reasons they have spent a lifetime supporting or recreating New York’s diverse traditions, passing them down through generations—whether it’s gardening, carving, roots music, village dancing, egg decorating, weaving, quilting, fiddling, traditional singing, basketry, ethnic foodways, traditional calligraphy, or home altar building. Email the acquisitions editor of Voices, at nyfs@nyfolklore.org.

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