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Ninth Annual Meeting

The ninth annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society was held in the University of Texas YMCA auditorium, 
Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening, April 27 and 28, 1923.

Program of Ninth Annual Meeting

  • First Session: Annual Public Address

    Doctor Louise Pound (University of Texas), "Folk-Lore of the Central West" 

  • Second session:

  • Presidential Address

    Professor Will H. Thomas (Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas) "Folk Thought and the Modern Mind." 

  • Other Presentations

  • Mr. Samuel B. Dabney (Houston, Texas), "This New American Language" 

    Mr. W.A. Whatley (Ohio State University), "A Mexican Popular Ballad" 
    (read by Professor Lilia M. Casis of the University of Texas and sung by two University girls)

    Dr. L. W. Payne, Jr. (University of Texas), "Some Texas Songs" 

    Mr. Hartman Dignowity (Denison, Texas), "Superstitions of the Northern Seas" 

    Miss Julia Estill (Fredericksburg, Texas), "Two Legends of the Llano Country" 

    Dr. J. R. Reinhard (University of Texas), "Strokes Shared" 

  • Third session:

  • Professor Samuel E. Gideon (University of Texas), "Some Indigenous Architecture of Texas" (illustrated by lantern slides)

    "Negro Folk-Songs" Sung by Austin Negroes

    Mr. J. Frank Dobie (University of Texas), "Some Typical Buried Treasure Legends of Texas, with Notes Thereon" 

    Mr. John A. Lomax (Austin, Texas), "Some Negro Plantation Songs" 

  • Officers:

  • Professor Will H. Thomas (A. and M. College)

    First Vice-President:
  • Mrs. E. Owen Scott (Rio Grande City)

    Second Vice-President:
  • Professor Victor J. Smith (Sul Ross State Normal College)

  • J. Frank Dobie (University of Texas)

  • Dr. Clyde Chew Glascock (Rice Institute)
  • Professor Gates Thomas (Southwest Texas State Normal College)
  • Mrs. Julia Estill (Fredericksburg)

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