Category Archives: folklore

  Stephen Wade, author the recent book The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, was a guest on the April 8, 2013, edition of WGN-TV’s Midday News.

I work on a number of journals here, journals covering diverse topics, and the variety is really interesting.  Some articles stick with me for a long time. Yesterday I had an e-mail from Linda Pershing, and though her article on … Continue reading

This week’s food column in the Chicago Reader features mini-profiles of five new books including the inaugural volume in our Heartland Foodways series, From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways by Ellen Steinberg and Jack Prost. “Steinberg and … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in cooperation with the American Folklore Society and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invite proposals to participate in a workshop … Continue reading

Bess Lomax Hawes, folklorist, singer, and defender of the folk arts, died last week in Portland, Oregon. We are honored to have published Hawes’s 2008 memoir, Sing It Pretty, as part of our Music in American Life series. She is remembered … Continue reading

The School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois will host a memorial honoring University of Illinois Press author Archie Green on September 14, 2009, in the Wagner Education Center, 504 East Armory Street, Champaign. Presenters will … Continue reading

The Labor Archives and Research Center in San Francisco will host a musical tribute to Archie Green on June 21, 2009, in the McKenna Theatre at San Francisco State University. Hazel Dickens, Mike Seeger, and Elaine Purkey are slated to perform.

The Nation online posts a 35+ year old review of Archie Green’s Only a Miner.

NPR’s Morning Edition program on March 25, 2009, included a segment on the recently deceased University of Illinois Press author Archie Green. Green moved comfortably through the halls of Congress and the halls of ivy, but he preferred life on scaffolding … Continue reading