Folklore Associations and Societies

Professional Organizations / National & Regional

American Folklore Society
Founded in 1888, an association of people who communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world. The 2,200 members and subscribers are scholars, teachers, and libraries at colleges and universities; professionals in arts and cultural organizations; and community members involved in folklore work.

Middle Atlantic Folklife Association
Association supports folklorists and others concerned with traditional folk culture in the mid-Atlantic region. The association serves Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Folklore Societies / States & Jurisdictions

Folklore Society of Greater Washington
Furthers the understanding, investigation, appreciation, and performance of the traditional folk music and folklore of the American people.

Folklore Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Promotes traditional music, dance, and storytelling in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

New York Folklore Society
Fosters the study, promotion, and continuation of folklore and folklife of New York’s diverse cultures through education, advocacy, support, and outreach.

Virginia Folklore Society
Dedicated to the discovery, collection, publication, and preservation of folklore and traditional culture in Virginia by furthering the understanding, appreciation, and performance of the traditional arts and crafts of the State.