L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Folklore Fund

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We invite you to join us in building this fund, established through a generous seed grant from the Skaggs Foundation and matching gifts from private donors. Since its creation in 1995, the L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Folklore Fund has supported publication of over two dozen diverse titles that explore cultures from across the United States and around the world.

Books the Skaggs Fund has supported:

Storytelling in Siberia

The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World
Author: Robin P. Harris
Pub Date: Cloth: November 2017; Paper: September 2020

Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs

The Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman
Author: Susan G. Davis
Pub Date: October 2019

Sounds of the New Deal

The Federal Music Project in the West
Author: Peter Gough
Pub Date: Cloth: 2015; Paper: February 2018

Banjo Roots and Branches

Author: Edited by Robert B. Winans
Pub Date: September 2018

Bill Monroe

The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man
Author: Tom Ewing
Pub Date: Cloth: September 2018; Paper: February 2021

Global Tarantella

Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances
Author: Incoronata Inserra
Pub Date: October 2017

Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Author: Richard Jones-Bamman
Pub Date: October 2017

My Curious and Jocular Heroes

Tales and Tale-Spinners from Appalachia
Author: Loyal Jones
Pub Date: September 2017

Recasting Folk in the Himalayas

Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility
Author: Stefan Fiol
Pub Date: October 2017

Czech Bluegrass

Notes from the Heart of Europe
Author: Lee Bidgood
Pub Date: October 2017

Bill Clifton

America's Bluegrass Ambassador to the World
Author: Bill C. Malone
Pub Date: October 2016

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance
Author: Phil Jamison
Pub Date: July 2015

Daisy Turner's Kin

An African American Family Saga
Author: Jane C. Beck
Pub Date: July 2015

Roots of the Revival

American and British Folk Music in the 1950s
Author: Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson
Pub Date: October 2014

Hawaiian Music in Motion

Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels
Author: James Revell Carr
Pub Date: December 2014

Yankee Twang

Country and Western Music in New England
Author: Clifford R. Murphy
Pub Date: October 2014

Peggy Seeger

A Life of Music, Love, and Politics
Author: Jean R. Freedman
Pub Date: Cloth: March 2017, Paper: February 2020