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American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Created by Congress in 1976 "to preserve and present American Folklife," the Center incorporates the Archive of Folk Culture, established at the Library in 1928 as a repository for American Folk Music.

Archer Taylor
Wolfgang Mieder's biographical sketch of the University of California Professor of Folklore Archer Taylor, and his work as a paremiologist--collector of proberbs.

Archives of Folklore Discussion List
Hosts a complete month-by-month record of all the posts made to the discussion-list, from 1990 to the present.

At the Edge: The Cosmic Mill
Article by Alby Stone discussing the hand-mill as an image of the cosmos.

Basque Folklore
Essays and links.

British Columbia Folklore Society
A definition and explanation of folklore, with examples.

D. L. Ashliman
Folklore researcher, providing extensive resources on Germanic myths, legends and sagas, and Indo-European folk and fairy tales.

Directory of Irish and Celtic Folklore
An "A to Z of Irish Folkore," including seasonal celebrations, folktales, folk sayings, folk cures, leprechaun and fairy beliefs, and the origins of names.

Folk Beliefs in Modern Japan
E-text of the book edited by Inoue Nobutaka, Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University.

Folklore: An Introduction
Contains definitions, basic categories, and listings of subjects studied by folkloristics.

Folklore: an Online Electronic Journal
English-language archives of an informative Baltic Folklore journal published by the Folk Belief and Media Group of the Estonian Literary Museum. Material about Estonian shamanism, urban legends, ethnomusicology, popular calendar data, and general folk belief.

The Folklore of the Isle of Man
Myths, legends, superstitions, customs and proverbs, by A. W. Moore (1891), e-text from a Manx Note Book.

Folklore Studies Association of Canada
Educational, non-profit association founded in June 1976 for the purpose of increasing education and research in the field of folklore studies in all its aspects.

The Hebridean Folklore Project
Run by volunteers to keep Scottish folklore alive and accessible, with the aim of relating Scottish culture around the world. Includes tales and photos.

Journal of Folklore Research
A peer-reviewed publication of the Folklore Institute at Indiana University, established in 1965.

Latin-American Folklore Resources Online
Lengthy links-page from UCLA provides access to information about folkloric Latin American festivals, food, games, music, religion, and folktales.

Lucky W Amulet Archive
Encyclopedic resource describing and illustrating folkloric talismans and lucky charms from around the world, including horseshoe, swastika, four-leaf clover, rabbit foot, raccoon penis bone, hamsa hand, John the Conqueror root, scarab beetle, and black cat bone.

New York Folklore Society
Definitions of folklore and the related terms folklife and folk arts.

Paganism in British Folk Customs by Bob Trubshaw
Article that contrasts the true remains of Pagan origins in the folk customs of England with those customs created or exaggerated through "paganisation" by Victorian romantic authors.

Pro Ethnologia
Journal of the Estonian National Museum, publishing short articles on ethnographical issues. Content in Estonian and English.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Focuses on contemporary grassroots cultures. Festival information, recordings, events, and resources.

Urban Folklore
Collection of essays on and images of urban folklore, including murals and graffiti, body art, urban legends, hip-hop, and folklore in movies.

Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland
Collected and arranged by Lady Augusta Gregory (1920), e-text from the Internet Sacred Text Archive.

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