J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964) was an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist best known for many books depicting the richness and traditions of life in rural Texas. In 1922, he became secretary of the Texas Folklore Society and held the post for 21 years.
Mody C. Boatright (1896–1970) served as Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society for twenty years. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Teas, where he taught for four decades. His contributions to folklore study and the Texas Folklore Society are innumerable.
Harry H. Ransom (1908–1976), University of Texas English Professor, was appointed associate editor of TFS in 1938. He later became president of UT and then chancellor.
What Readers Are Saying:
“Among the pages are backward glances to post-war life in East Texas, descriptions of early recreations and games that children have played from pioneer days to the present, a friendly account of the hill people near Austin, a reminiscence of ranching life among the early Spanish Texans in the West. There are stories long current among the people, a celebration of frijoles, and a recollection of the wonders of yogi oil.” --Harry Huntt Ransom