Western Folklore

Western Folklore (ISSN 0043-373X), the journal of the Western States Folklore Society (formerly California Folklore Society), is published quarterly in winter, spring, summer, and fall. Founded in 1942, it has become the leading American journal devoted to the description and analysis of regional, national, and international folklore and custom. Subscribers include professional and amateur folklorists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, as well as libraries, historical societies, and folk art museums.

Volume 72, Number 3/4, the most recent issue of Western Folklore, was mailed on May 13, 2014; please allow three weeks for delivery (foreign mail may take up to two months). Click the Current Issue button to review the table of contents. For the table of contents of previous issues, click the Previous Issues button.

Subscriptions: A subscription to Western Folklore is included in the Western States Folklore Society membership fee.

Please add US$10.00 to the above rates for all subscriptions mailed outside the United States. See the Membership page for further information.

All changes of address must include both the old address and the new address. Please include your email address with your membership fees. Questions regarding memberships and subscriptions should be directed to Elliott Oring by email to Ribbis1@verizon.net or to

Elliott Oring
Business Manager, Western Folklore
P.O. Box 3557
Long Beach, CA
90803-0557

Back issues: Some back issues from 1990 forward are in stock and are available for $15.00; special issues are higher. Back issues through volume 20 and the Western Folklore Twenty-Five Year Index are available in offset from AMS Press, 56 East 13th Street, New York, 10003. All issues except those published in the last five years are available electronically through JSTOR (see below for membership benefit). The full text of individual articles may be found through EBSCO. For permission to photocopy materials for distribution in educational institutions, contact Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 09123; tel.: (978) 750-8400, or visit the website at www.copyright.com.

Membership benefit: JSTOR access: All members of the WSFS will be able to get access to the JSTOR archive of the back issues of Western Folklore (and Journal of American Folklore) for a payment of $15/year. (Both journals in JSTOR have a moving wall of five years, so the most recent five years are only available by regular subscription to the journal).

To avail yourselves of this benefit, send a check for $15 made out to AFS to:

Folklore Journals Access Program,
American Folklore Society
Mershon Center
The Ohio State University
1501 Neil Avenue
Columbus OH 43201-2602 USA.

Indicate that you are a member of WSFS. They will confirm your current membership with our office.

Western Folklore is abstracted or indexed in Historical Abstracts, Music Index, Prepublication Online Data System, and Arts and Humanities Search. Full text of Western Folklore is also available from 1994 forward in the electronic version of the Humanities Index.

Please address all business correspondence, including requests for reprint permission to:

Elliott Oring
Business Manager, Western Folklore
P.O. Box 3557
Long Beach, CA
90803-0557 

or by email to him at Ribbis1@verizon.net.