Family Folklore
How to Collect Your Own Family Folklore


This guide was produced to accompany the exhibition Family Folklore, organized and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). SITES is a program activity of the Smithsonian Institution that organizes and circulates exhibitions on art, history, and science to institutions in the United States and abroad.

© 1977 Amy J. Kotlin, Holly Cutting Baker, and the Maryland Arts Council Folklife Program.

Reprinted by permission of the Maryland Arts Council Folklife Program, Baltimore, Maryland. The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Margaret Yocuin.

This guide is also published in A Celebration of American Family Folklore: Tales and Traditions from the Smithsonian Collection, (see "Further Readings") by Steven J. Zeitlin, Yellow Moon Press, 1992.