Ohio Folklore Society

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The Ohio Folklore Society was founded in 1950 to preserve the folklore of Ohio and other Midwestern states. Francis Lee Utley, an English professor at The Ohio State University, served as the first president of the Ohio Folklore Society. The society was initially headquartered at Ohio State. By the early 1960s, it had relocated to Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Today, the society is located once again at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. For several years, the Ohio Folklore Society printed stories, poems and other materials in the Journal of the Ohio Folklore Society.. The Journal is no longer published.. One of the society's most prominent members and presidents was Anne Grimes, a nationally recognized expert on the dulcimer and dulcimer music.

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