The Texas Folklore Society is governed by a Board of Directors, which holds a meeting at each annual meeting. Important matters are voted upon by the Board, then presented to the general membership for approval at a business meeting the following day.

To read the most current version of our by-laws, click on the following link: By-Laws of the Texas Folklore Society.



PRESIDENT. . . . . . . . . .Elaine Davenport (Dripping Springs)  

VICE-PRESIDENT (Program Chair). . . . .Sarana Savage (Midland)  

SECRETARY-EDITOR . . . Kenneth L. Untiedt (Nacogdoches)

TREASURER . . . . . . . . Charlotte Blacksher (Nacogdoches)


  Bob Dunn (Garland) 2019

Len Ainsworth (Lubbock) 2020

Clifton Fifer (Kerrville) 2020

Kay Arnold (Austin) 2021

Chuck Smith (Fort Worth) 2021



Acayla Haile (Maxwell) 2019

        Lori Najvar (Austin) 2019

Lorraine Mason (Bellaire) 2020

Erin Marissa Russell (Denton) 2020

Patrick Vick (Dallas) 2021


Past-President Lee Haile (Tarpley)

Fran Vick (Dallas)

Ron Chrisman (Denton)



Each year, members honor the dedication and contributions of certain Board members by electing someone to the position of President. A few individuals have served in this position more than once, or for longer than just one year.

For a list of all past TFS Presidents, click here:

Complete list of TFS Presidents.



In over a century, the Texas Folklore Society has awarded its highest honor, that of Fellow, to only fourteen individuals. Each has been instrumental in service and research, as well as bringing new members to the Society and mentoring them.

To see the names of these legendary paisanos, click here:

Fellows of the Texas Folklore Society.


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