2013 TFS Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Knoxville, Tennessee

This year’s Tennessee Folklore Society Annual Meeting will be held at The Laurel Theater ( Jubilee Community Arts) in Knoxville, Tennessee. The meeting will begin with sign-in at 10:30 A.M. EDT. The Laurel Theater is located at 1538 Laurel Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916-2016.

Meeting Schedule (Subject to Change)

Society Business and Reports

10:30 Registration
11:00 Welcome and Annual Membersip Business Meeting ..................... Paul McCoy
11:45 “Tennessee Arts Commission Folk Arts Program”................... Robert Cogswell

12:15 Dinner Break (on you own, there are several restaurants within walking distance)

Paper Session

1:15 “Tennessee Arts Commission Strategic Planning”.................................. Robert Cogswell & Dana Everts-Boehm

1:45 “The Soulful Side of Twang-Town: Revisiting the Legnedary Dusk-to-Dawn Musical Broadcasts of Nashville’s WLAC” .......................... Michael Mlekodaj

2:15 Break

2:30 “R.E. Winsett Music Company: A Case Study in Ma and Pa Publishing or The Growth of Grassroots Gospel”.............................................. Mel R. Wilhoit

3:30 Adjourn -


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Folk Arts Presenters

Arts Center of Cannon County, Woodbury
Center for Southern Folklore, Memphis
Jubilee Community Arts, Knoxville

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Archival Resources

Archives of Appalachia, ETSU, Johnson City
Center for Popular Music, MTSU, Murfreesboro
Country Music Foundation, Nashville

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Academic Programs

East Tennessee State University
M.A. in Storytelling
Middle Tennessee State University
Public History Program

English Department
University of Memphis
Ph.D. in Historical Musicology, Southern Regional Studies
Western Kentucky University
Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology

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Funding and Technical Assistance

Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program
Humanities Tennessee

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