Texas Folklore Society



Return to Meeting List

Eighteenth Annual Meeting

The eighteenth annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society was held in 
the YMCA auditorium, just off the campus of The University of Texas,
Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, 1932

Program of Eighteenth Annual Meeting

  • Friday evening, April 22:

  • Program:

    Address by Samuel E. Asbury (Texas A&M, College Station) "Old-Time White Camp-Meeting Spirituals" 
    Presentation of the songs by the Southwestern University Choir under the direction of 
    Dean Henry E. Meyer, Southwestern University, Georgetown 

    Mabel Major (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth) "British Ballads in Texas" 
    Accompanied by Julien Hunt, Fort Worth, who played the guitar while singing 

    Doyle Granbery (Southern Methodist University, Dallas) "Folk Song Hunting in the Southwest" 

    J. Frank Dobie (The University of Texas, Austin) "A Song, a Novel, and a Man" 

  • Saturday afternoon, April 23:
  • An exhibition by Adolph Toepperwein (San Antonio) "Actual Shooting" 
    (This was a postscript to Frost Woodhull's "Folklore Shooting," address, delivered at the 1931 annual 
    meeting and published in Southwestern Lore, the 1931 publication of the Society)

    Victor Smith (Sul Ross State Teachers College, Alpine) "Archaeology of the Big Bend" 
    illustrated by artifacts and lantern slides

    J. Evetts Haley (The University of Texas) "Choctaw Lore" 

    Harriet N. Rogers (East Texas State Teachers College, Commerce) "Play-Party Games and Songs" 

    Martha Emmons (Waco) "Negro Lore from the Brazos Bottoms" (Read by title)

    C. E. Castaneda (The University of Texas) "Bochica, Child of the Sun--A Legend of the Muisca 
    Indians of Colombia" 

    Ruth Laughlin Barker (Santa Fe) "Witch Stories of New Mexico" (Read by title)

    Ruth Dodson (Mathis, Texas) "Don Pedrito: Curandero" (Read by title)

  • Saturday evening, April 23:
  • President's Address:

    Jovita Gonzalez (Saint Mary's Hall, San Antonio) "Among My People"

    Adina de Zavala (San Antonio) "A Legend of the Ancient Governor's Palace" (Read by title)

    Mollie Heilman (San Antonio Light, San Antonio) "Newspaper Folk-Lore" 

    Amelia Williams (Austin) "Personal Names on Texas Plantations" 

    H. B. Parks (State Apicultural Laboratory, San Antonio) "The Paisano" 

  • Business Meeting:

    At the business meeting Saturday afternoon the paisano--known also as the road-runner, chaparral cock, and (occasionally) as the Texas bird-of-paradise--was, on motion of H. B. Parks, adopted as the emblem of the Texas Folk-Lore Society. The drawing by Ben C. Mead was accepted as the official form in which the paisano is to carry the message of his fellow paisanos (country folk).

  • Officers:

  • Jovita Gonzalez (St. Mary's Hall, San Antonio)

    First Vice-President:
  • Mrs. G. B. Smedley (Fort Worth)

    Second Vice-President:
  • John K. Strecker (Baylor University, Waco) 

    Third Vice-President:
  • Frost Woodhull (San Antonio)

    Secretary and Editor:
  • J. Frank Dobie (University of Texas, Austin)

  • Byron Shipp (University of Texas, Austin)

  • Gates Thomas (Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcos)
  • Julia Estill (Fredericksburg)
  • L. W. Payne, Jr. (The University of Texas)

  • To see a list of meetings click here.

Home | About TFS | Join | Members | Contact Us | Site Map


Texas Folklore Society
P.O. Box 13007 - SFASU
Nacogdoches, TX 72962-3007
Ph. 936.468.4407