Saturday, October 15, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
session will be recorded and available for later viewing online
Sponsored by the AFS Oral History Project and the American Folklore Society
Pat Jasper (Independent Public Folklorist)
Kay Turner (New York University, retired)
This forum is a conversation with the founders of Texas Folklife Resources—Pat Jasper, Betsy Peterson, and Kay Turner—in the wild and wooly days of public folklore in the 1980s. A groundbreaking, women-led nonprofit, TFR (now Texas Folklife) built an impactful and lasting institution rooted in fieldwork and community collaboration. Join Cliff Murphy (National Endowment for the Arts) and Jane Beck (founder, Vermont Folklife Center) for a discussion with the visionary co-founders of Texas Folklife Resources.