Guide to Folklore & Folklife in Missouri

Resources for Missouri Folklore & Folklife History Research

The State Historical Society of Missouri's manuscript collections contain personal papers related to the development and study of folklore and folklife in Missouri. Missouri has a rich tradition of gathering folk tradition, beginning with the organization of the Missouri Folklore Society in 1906. Folklorists studying the traditions and culture of Missourians have recorded many aspects of the state’s heritage in such forms as music, stories, home remedies and spells, and photographs.

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