Collecting Local Stories

Iowa celebrated its 150th anniversary of statehood in 1996. As part of that celebration, some 150 Iowa musicians, craftspeople, storytellers, radio announcers, farmers, cooks, doctors, basketball players, teachers, scholars, and state officials participated in the...

Teaching with Folk Sources

This 10th Volume of the Journal of Folklore and Education offers two issues packed with resources and content. Expanding mainstream notions that primary sources are historical documents housed in hard-to-access archives, this volume showcases archival items that...

Cultural Stewardship Conversation Guide

Culture creates and strengthens communities. Understanding the complexity and power of culture gives communities agency. The concept of Cultural Stewardship teaches us to understand our personal cultural identity as well as that of our families, schools,...
Then and Now

Then and Now

In Spring 2020 millions of students were not in school or on playgrounds as people stay home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Disruptions of our usual daily routines meant we were doing and using things differently. This activity invites you to think about how objects in...