About the Journal

TFH: The Journal of History and Folklore, sponsored by the History and Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society, is an online journal devoted to connections of folklore with history and to the history of folklore studies. It continues and expands on the section's print journal The Folklore Historian which has been published annually since 1983. TFH’s purview includes oral history, narrative, museology, local and regional history, and historiography. We accept research articles, bibliographic studies, historiography, and translations, among a range of other types of pieces that can elucidate the intersections of history and folklore studies. The journal’s contents include winners of the Richard Reuss Prize on a subject dealing with the history of folklore studies, as well as reports on the annual winners of the section's Wayland D. Hand Prize. Articles are abstracted and indexed in Historical Abstracts and back issues (from its founding in 1983 to 2008) are available online at the HathiTrust Digital Library. Back issues from 2009-2018 will be made available online in the near future.