Outdoor market in Hong Kong. Photo by Tim Lloyd. Estonian Shrovetide Victory Day in Estonia Amy Shuman telling a joke at the annual spring BBQ Members of the Loyal Orange Order marching in the Twelfth of July Parade, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Photo by Ray Cashman Flags on a porch in University District, Columbus, OH Gourds Faces of fieldwork Matthew Hewell

Supporting the learning, teaching, research, and outreach of folklorists and students of folklore.


The Center for Folklore Studies is pleased to announce that we received a generous $25,000 gift from donors at The Columbus Foundation. The anonymous gift will fund research, archival preservation, and exhibition of the Ohio Arts Council collection, which our own Pat Mullen and Tim Lloyd carried out in the late 70s and early 80s. Our Graduate Archivist, Cristina Benedetti, will spend the year digitizing hundreds of reel to reel tapes, creating a detailed finding aide, and developing a webpage that includes a photo and music gallery. Cristina’s work will culminate in an exhibit of the Ohio Arts Council collection that is open to the public. This project helps the Folklore Archive in its goal to serve the state of Ohio by making our holdings more accessible to researchers and the wider public.

Check in with us throughout the year to hear how things are going!