TFS Publications


The Texas Folklore Society produced its first publication in 1912, with W. H. Thomas's Some Current Folk-Songs of the Negro. In 1916, the Society came out with its first full-length collection of articles that had been given at annual meetings; since then, it has published over seventy regular volumes in its Publications of the Texas Folklore Society series, including a three-volume history of the organization from 1909 through 2000. The Society has also supported the publication of numerous monographs and newsletters, as well as over two dozen single-author "Extra Books" on folklore. Many publications are miscellanies, covering a wide range of research interests, while other books have a specific focus, such as folk songs and music or hunting and fishing lore.

TFS books are published by the University of North Texas Press and distributed by Texas A&M University Press and the Texas Book Consortium. The University of North Texas Press has also made most TFS publications available electronically, through The Portal to Texas History at Practically every volume is available through print-on-demand, and current members receive a 20% discount on all TFS books. The toll-free number to order is 1-800-826-8911.


      Order this book now:    Purchase PTFS #71

The 2016 publication, PTFS #71

This year's book will be a tribute to F. E. Abernethy. Ab served as our Secretary-Editor for thirty-three years, but he was actively presenting papers and publishing articles well before he took over the organization. Thirty-three Years, Thirty-three Works: Celebrating the Contributions of F. E. Abernethy, Texas Folklore Society Secretary-Editor, 1971-2004 (PTFS #71) contains one article for each year of his service to the TFS. Current Secretary-Editor Ken Untiedt collaborated on this manuscript with a Stephen F. Austin State University intern, Kira Mort, who was completing her degree with a minor in Technical and Professional Editing at SFA. 

TFS Fellow Fran Vick guest-edited the 2015 publication, Tales of Texas Cooking (PTFS #70), and it sold out its first printing. Don't worry, we ordered a second printing. You can get your copy by clicking the link below.

Purchase PTFS #70

Be watching for next year's publication, scheduled to be a miscellany the covers legendary Texans, folk music, and glimpses of the way things were "back in the day."

To see a list of all Texas Folklore Society publications,  click the following link:

Complete list of TFS publications.

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