New York Folklore Society Publications
Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore features articles, stories, interviews, reminiscences, essays, folk poetry and music, photographs and artwork from people in all parts of New York State. Voices is the Societys membership magazine. The magazine also publishes peer-reviewed, research-based articles, written in an accessible style, on topics related to traditional art and life, including ethnic culture. Join NYFS today to receive this new membership magazine!
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|Special issues of New York Folklore still available include the following:|
||Through African-Centered Prisms
||Proceedings from "Folklore and the People," the 50th Anniversary Conference
||Prejudice and Pride: Lesbian and Gay Traditions in America
||Folk Arts in New York State: A Public Forum
||Folk and Traditional Music in New York State
||Folk Arts in Education
||The New Nomads: Art, Life, and Lore of Migrant Workers in New York State
||Marketing Folk Art
New York Folklife Reader: Dynamic Folk Traditions from New York State Ellen McHale and Elizabeth Tucker, eds. (University of Mississippi Press, forthcoming).
Working with Folk Materials in New York State: A Manual for Folklorists and Archivists, John Suter, ed. (New York Folklore Society, 1994).
Folklore in Archives: A Guide to Describing Folklore and Folklife Materials, by James Corsaro and Karen Taussig-Lux (New York Folklore Society, 1998).
Self-Management for Folk Artists: A Guide for Traditional Artists and Performers in New York by Patricia Atkinson Wells (New York Folklore Society, 1999).
Hungarian Cuisine and Personal Memories by Eniko Tarnói Farkas (1998).
Island Sounds in the Global City: Caribbean Popular Music and Identity in New York, Ray Allen and Lois Wilcken, eds. (New York Folklore Society and the Institute for Studies in American Music, Brooklyn College, 1998).
|The New York Folklore Society has
received a grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon
Charitable Trust to create a travelling
exhibition based on the ongoing research
of the occupational folklore of thoroughbred
racetrack workers by New York
Folklore Society executive director, Ellen
McHale. For several years, Dr. McHale
has been documenting the folklore, folk
arts, and working life of stable hands at
the Saratoga Racetrack. Armed with an
Archie Green Fellowship of the Library
of Congress, McHale expanded her research
in 2012 to include other thoroughbred
racetracks throughout the United
States. McHale will be mounting a travelling
exhibition for 2014. A companion book will be published by the University
of Mississippi Press as part of the Folklore
in a Multi-Cultural World publication series
of the American Folklore Society.
| We encourage contributions of original articles, news items, photographs, and any other materials relating to folklore and folklife in New York State for possible inclusion in Voices.
Copy deadlines are: November 1 for the Spring/Summer issue; and May 1 for the Fall/Winter issue.
For more information about submissions, check out guidelines for authors here or contact our editor from this site.
For more than sixty years, the journal
of the New York Folklore Society has
been a singular voice advocating for
the grassroots artistry of a creative
populace. From the days of Ben
Botkin, it has encouraged professional
folklorists and cultural mavens to
document and present their work and
to use their work to make a difference
in the lives of New Yorkers. Although
the discipline of folklore has a variety
of academic journals, and there is no
shortage of journalists interested in
folklore, Voices plays a unique role
in offering an accessible venue to
disseminate the best documentation of
our cultural life—upstate, downstate,
and beyond—and to utilize that
documentation to enhance our lives.
—Steve Zeitlin, Director, City Lore
I consider Voices one of the most
interesting publications I receive.
I am especially glad to read of the
many different forms that folklore
takes throughout our state. The
articles are always well written
and well illustrated.
—Patricia Park, retired school
librarian, Geneseo, New York
New York State is the site where some of the Old World cultures were first established and where those legacies continue to thrive. At this moment new refugee and immigrant groups are resettling in many of our cities and regions. Without Voices there will be no record of the formative cultural fermentation as it occurs and no one to celebrate our tradition bearers.
—Faye McMahon, Research Associate Professor of Anthropology, Syracuse University
Although folklore belongs to everybody, the periodicals that discuss it mostly belong to specialists. Voices is the great exception—anybody can and everybody should read it.
—Lee Haring, Professor Emeritus of English, Brooklyn College, CUNY