Resources for Community Scholars, Students, and Teachers

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Community Scholars

Documenting and Presenting Folklore

Resources available online:


Research at the University of Arkansas
Conducting Primary Research

Folklore is primarily documented through fieldwork and oral history interviewing techniques. Below are several online resources for conducting original fieldwork:

Where to Study Folklore

While the University of Arkansas does not offer a stand-alone folklore program, there are still many opportunities to research and learn about folklore at the of U of A through courses offered in the Departments of English and Anthropology. AFTA would be glad to assist you in finding faculty experts.

Interested in pursuing a degree in folklore? The American Folklore Society offers a list of Folklore Programs in the U.S. and Canada.


Folklore and Education Online Resources
The Journal of Folklore and Education

The Journal of Folklore and Education (JEF) is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open-access journal that publishes work representing ethnographic approaches that tap the knowledge and life experience of students, their families, community members, and educators in K-16, higher education, museum, and community education. As a digital publication, JFE provides a forum for interdisciplinary, multimedia approaches to community-based teaching, learning, and cultural stewardship.

Arkansas Arts in Education

The Arkansas Arts Council offers several resources:

The Arts Council also hosts a Facebook group on Arkansas Arts in Education. Go to the Arkansas Arts Council’s Facebook page to learn more and select the groups tab on the far left side of their Facebook profile.

Notable Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The American Folklore Society

The American Folklore Society has compiled useful resources for folklorists, researchers, teachers, students, and others interested in the field of folklore. Visit the American Folklore Society website to learn more and consider joining the society!

Public Folklore/Folk Art Related Programs in the Region