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You have reached the Web site of the Western States Folklore Society (formerly California Folklore Society). Click on the buttons in the navigation panel at the left to explore our site:


New members of the Board of Directors elected

Five new members of the Board of Directors were elected at the recent Annual Meeting held at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, April 14-15. Directors are elected for two-year terms in odd- and even-numbered years. For 2023, the new directors are:

Current issue of Western Folklore sent to members

Volume 82, Number 2 (Spring, 2023), the most recent issue of Western Folklore, was mailed on March 30, 2023; please allow three weeks for delivery (foreign mail may take up to two months). To view the contents, refer to the Current Issue page.

Local Information for the Annual Meeting, 2023

Click on the Local Information button for information regarding directions, accommodations, and travel is now available for the Annual Meeting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, April 14-15, 2023.

Book review titles for Western Folklore now available online

Our Review Editor, Afsane Rezaei, is looking for reviewers for a slew of new books, so we’ve added a new page that lists their titles. There you can select titles you would like to review. Afsane will then contact you about reviewing. To access the list, visit the Publications page and click on the Titles for Review button in the navigation panel.