The Texas Folklore Society's main office is located on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. SFA has generously supported the Society since 1971, when the headquarters moved from the University of Texas.
Our members (including our Board members) are spread out all over the state--and beyond. The office is staffed by Ken Untiedt, the Secretary-Editor, and Charlotte Blacksher, the office secretary and the Society's Treasurer.
If you have questions about anything related to the TFS or your membership, contact them Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. You can also leave a message or send an email, and Ken or Charlotte will respond as soon as possible.
The Texas Folklore Society has been collecting, preserving, and presenting the lore of Texas and the Southwest since 1909. Besides holding an annual meeting where members share papers and join together through music and stories, our main contribution to folklore studies is done through our Publications of the Texas Folklore Society series, now numbering over seventy regular volumes and more than three dozen additional publications on a wide variety of topics.
Earlier this year the Society held its 100th Annual Meeting, in Austin, where we held our 50th Annual Meeting. We celebrated with a special video program that honored our "Legends and Leaders," and all attendees received a commemorative lapel pin, graciously provided by President Charles Williams. See more details under our Annual Meeting page.
What's next? Well, in our attempt to more effectively share all the folklore Texas has to offer, we've begun using this new website, which is much more interactive than our previous one. Members can easily manage their own memberships, keep in touch with fellow folklorists and their activities, and get the latest information on related events. Soon, we'll introduce "discussion forums," where members talk about special topics with others who have knowledge of that area.
Come with us as we take the study of Texas folklore into the 21st Century!