The Texas Folklore Society produced its first publication in 1912, with W. H. Thomas's Some Current Folk-Songs of the Negro. In 1916, the Society came out with its first full-length collection of articles that had been given at annual meetings; since then, it has published over seventy regular volumes in its Publications of the Texas Folklore Society series, including a three-volume history of the organization from 1909 through 2000. The Society has also supported the publication of numerous monographs and newsletters, as well as over two dozen single-author "Extra Books" on folklore. Many publications are miscellanies, covering a wide range of research interests, while other books have a specific focus, such as folk songs and music or hunting and fishing lore.
TFS books are published by the University of North Texas Press and distributed by Texas A&M University Press and the Texas Book Consortium. The University of North Texas Press has also made most TFS publications available electronically, through The Portal to Texas History at https://texashistory.unt.edu/. Practically every volume is available through print-on-demand, and current members receive a 20% discount on all TFS books. The toll-free number to order is 1-800-826-8911.
TFS Fellow Fran Vick guest-edited the 2015 publication, Tales of Texas Cooking (PTFS #70), and it sold out its first printing. Don't worry, we ordered a second printing. You can get your copy by clicking the link below.
Be watching for next year's publication, scheduled to be a miscellany the covers legendary Texans, folk music, and glimpses of the way things were "back in the day."
To see a list of all Texas Folklore Society publications, click the following link: