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Pennsylvania folklife

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania : Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore Center, 1958-
v. : ill., facsims., ports.
Vol. 9, no. 1(1958)-


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Quarterly, v. 9-20 and v. 29-31; Five times a year, v. 21-28

Includes supplements.

Continues: The Pennsylvania Dutchman

Partial contents -- v. 9. Half-timbering in American architecture; The Strouse dance; Schuylkill boatmen and their ways; Some early phases of the Philadelphia Mummers' parade; Fantasticals; Joseph Henry Dubbs as a folklorist; Horse companies in Montgomery County; Barracks; The courtship and wedding practices of the Old Order Amish; Rufus A. Grider; Knife, fork and spoon, a collector's problem; Quaker meeting-houses; The bannister-back chair; Pies in Dutchland; Amusements in rural homes around the Big and Little Mahoning Creeks 1870-1912; Buckskin or sackcloth?, a glance at the clothing once worn by the Schwenkfelders in Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania chalkware; John Landis, "Author and artist and Oriental tourist"; Schuylkill folktales; Painted chests from Bucks County; A study of the dress of the (Old) Mennonites of the Franconia Conference 1700-1953; Research needs in Pennsylvania church history -- v. 10. Cutting-up for fancy; English language folk culture in Pennsylvania; The bench versus the catechism, revivalism and Pennsylvania's Lutheran and Reformed churches; Collecting and indexing dialect poetry; Folk amusements in western Pennsylvania; Of plows and ploughing; The New Year wish of the Pennsylvania Dutch broadside -- v. 13. The paint-decorated furniture of the Pennsylvania Dutch; My mother's kitchen; "H" is for Hinkle; An album of Chester County farmhouses; Smokehouses in the Lebanon Valley; Morning glory cake; five years of folk festivaling; Pennsylvania pewter and pewterers; Grain in the attic; Dryhouses in the Pennsylvania folk culture; The Amish barn dance; Pennsylvanians called it mush; Piece patch artistry; The horse and buggy Dutch; Pine tar and its uses; Much ado about cookies; Outdoor privies in the Dutch country; Distillation and distilleries among the Dutch; The folklife studies movement; Stoneware, stepchild of early pottery; The days of auld lang syne; Grout Kootch, coldframe and hotbed; Memories of Three Spring farm; ...

Partial contents -- v. 13 (cont.) Saffron cookery; My childhood games; Western Pennsylvania epitaphs -- v. 14. The Oley Valley basketmaker; The sheen of copper; Pennsylvania corncribs; Land clearing in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania; Funerals in my childhood days; Folk medicine from western Pennsylvania; Peddlers I remember; Christmas Fraktur, Christmas broadsides; The shape of food that was; Bakeovens in the Pennsylvania folk culture; Deivels Dreck (Asafoetida) yesterday and today; Reminiscences of Centerport 1876-1885; Ohio school children study the Pennsylvania Dutch; Buckwheat music; The "Domestic Encyclopaedia" of 1803-1804; Taming the land; Jacob Taylor and his almanacs; Italian immigrant life in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 1890-1915 (cont.); Uni Day's herb garden; Kutztown and America; Sixteen years of the Folk Festival; Life the one Grandma had!; Kutztown's Mennonites; The ice house in Pennsylvania; The Conestoga wagon; Folklife studies bibliography 1964 -- v. 15. The year of the Rupjonjim; Pennsylvania summer houses and summer kitchens; Religious and educational references in Lancaster County wills; Genealogy and folk culture; Pennsylvania German folktales, an annotated bibliography; Italian immigrant life in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 1890-1915 (cont.); Dutch country burls and bowls; The Pennsylvania barn in the South (cont.); Tales of the block house; Official religion versus folk religion; Stitching for pretty; New light on "Mountain Mary"; The newspaper and folklife studies; Pennsylvania limekilns; Mennonite maids; The eighteenth century emigration from the Palatinate, new documentation; Amish album; Look back, once!; Twenty questions on powwowing; Moon signs in Cumberland County; Reminiscences of "Des Dumm Fattel"; The Dutch and Irish colonies of Pennsylvania -- v. 16. Indian readers and healers by prayer; Bayard Taylor's portrait of Pennsylvania Quakerism; Gypsy stories from the Swatara Valley; Stump pulling; ...

Partial contents -- v. 16 (cont.) Occult tales from Union County; Beekeeping and bee lore in Pennsylvania; New materials on the 18th century emigration from the Speyer State Archives; The snake bitten Dutchman; A letter to Germany (1806); Midwestern diary of Joel Vale Garretson (1863-1864); Questionnaire on hominy; Christmas, back along; Pennsylvania broadsides (cont.); New materials on 18th century emigration from Wurttemberg; More tramp tales; Veterinary and household recipes from West Cocalico; The Pennsylvania sketchbooks of Charles Lesueur; The woodshed; Articles on the Amish from the "Reformirte Kirchenzeitung" 1860; Prayers, graces and home devotions; Reminiscences of a boyhood in Reading 1883-1890; Preserving York's architectural heritage; Jordan Museum of the Twenty; Memoirs of a Lutheran minister 1850-1881; Nicknames from a Mennonite family; The crafts at Newport; Anglicizing the Pennsylvania Dutch 1966 and 1875; Ancient of days, plus tax!; Living history; The Goschenhoppen historians; The tinsmith of Kutztown; The chaff bag and its preparation; Traditional favorites go modern; Children's games among Lancaster County Mennonites; Early American humor in Philadelphia jokebooks; Numskull tales in Cumberland County; Folklife studies and American history ...

Partial contents -- v. 19 no. 1. The Moravian settlements of Pennsylvania in 1757, the Nicholas Garrison views; The San Rocco Festival at Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, a transplanted tradition; Amish genealogy, a progress report; Pulpit humor in central Pennsylvania; The pre-metric foot and its use in Pennsylvania German architecture; Mennonite contacts across the Atlantic, the Van der Smissen letter of 1838 -- v. 20. Chapbook "Gallows literature" in nineteenth century Pennsylvania; The winding road to stick spatter; The Kunstfest at Old Economy; The Ephrata Codex, relationships between text and illustration; Report of the Living History Seminar 1969; Decorated folk furniture; Foodways acculturation in the Greek community of Philadelphia; David Stoner, notes on a neglected craftsman; Baptist autobiography as a folklife source; Bank (multi-level) structures in rural Pennsylvania; Der Census Enumerator; Leisure time activities in West Chester, Pennsylvania 1800-1850; Gardens and gardening among the Pennsylvania Germans; Historical sources for American traditional cookery; The use of amulets among Greek Philadelphians; Work and the farmer, the Almanac as cultural index 1858-1898; Flight of the Distelfink; The Newswangers, interpreters of Amish life; The sorrow song of Susanna Cox; Country butcher, an interview with Newton Bachman; "Swing your partner", folk dancing at the festival; Spindrift, the old dog churn; Candy making in the Dutch country; Gee, haw and geehaw; The evil eye in Philadelphia -- v. 21. The Fraktur of Monroe County; Minutes of the West Grove Housekeepers Association as source material for folklife studies; The Searight Tavern on the National Road, an archaeological study; The "Brown Sugar" game in western Pennsylvania; Bread baking in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; Literature for the Allegheny frontier, the Huntingdon Literary Museum and monthly miscellany; The Pennsylvania Germans, a preliminary reading list; ...

Partial contents -- v. 21 (cont.) Spatial development of the southeastern Pennsylvania Plain Dutch community to 1970, part I, II (cont.); Palatine emigrants of the 18th century; Winter album; Emigrants from Dossenheim (Baden) in the 18th century; The Ukrainian Pysanka and other decorated Easter eggs in Pennsylvania; The development of folklife research in the United Kingdom; Just a bone; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology, I, Almanacs; Central Pennsylvania fishing spears; 18th century emigrants from the Palatinate, Lower Alsace, and Rheinhessen; The Herr and Zeller houses; Pennsylvania German astronomuy and astrology II, the moon; Travel journals as a folklife research tool, impressions of the Pennsylvania Germans; My interview with a powwower; American emigrants from the territories of the Bishropic of Speyer; Emigrants to America from the Duchy of Zweibrücken; A look at the festival; The tradition of the Dutch-English comedian; We waste not; Amish barn-raising; Quilting traditions of the Dutch country; Recollections of witchcraft in the Oley hills; The festival potters -- v. 22. Calligraphic drawings and Pennsylvania German Fraktur; Flax processing in Pennsylvania, from seed to fiber; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology III, comets and meteors; Rural economics in central Pennsylvania 1850-1867; Palatine emigrants to America from the Oppenheim area 1742-1749; The Easton Bible artist identified; Christmas customs in the Lehigh Valley; The Inn crowd, the American Inn 1730-1830; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology IV, tombstones; Emigrants of the 18th century from the northern Palatinate; Frank Boccardo, toward an ethnography of a chairmaker; Traditional food on the commercial market, the history of Pennsylvania scrapple; The Pennsylvania Dutch carriage trade; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology, V, religion and astronomy; American emigration from Baden-Durlach in the years 1749-1751; ...

Partial contents -- v. 22 (cont.) Pennsylvania emigrants from Friedrichstal; Let's talk about slate; Ephrata Cloister wills; A blacksmith's "Summerkich"; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology, VI, astrological philosophy; Stoneware from New Geneva and Greensboro, Pennsylvania; American emigration materials from Pfeddersheim; Sounds of the folk festival; Herbs at Kutztown; Amish weddings; Food varieties at the festival; Taverns and tavern lore of Dutchland; The lure of tinsmithing; Folk whittling in Pennsylvania -- v. 23. Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology VII, Carl Friederich Egelmann; The ground rules of folk architecture; The Eikonostasi among Greek-Philadelphians; The Peter Colley Tavern, 1801-1854; The wilderness and the city; Wills and inventories of the first purchasers of the Welsh Tract; Ten Tulpehocken inventories, what do they reveal about a Pennsylvania German community; Wagon taverns as seen through local source material; Emigration materials from Lambsheim in the Palatinate; Victorian wall mottoes; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology VIII, David Rittenhouse; Sociological aspects of quilting in three Brethren churches of southeastern Pennsylvania; Nicknaming in a Amish-Mennonite community; Fruit harvesting and preservation in early Pennsylvania; Folklore in the library, Old Schuylkill tales; Cultural learning through game structure, a study of Pennsylvania German children's games; "Nipsy", the ethnography of a traditional game of Pennsylvania's anthracite region; The game as creator of the group in an Italian American community; Pennsylvania town views of a century ago; "The barber's ghost", a legend becomes a folktale; Grain harvesting in the nineteenth century; My experience with the dialect; Twenty five years of the folk festival; Our farmer's market; Simple basics of egg decorating;The Folk Festival's bookstore; Granges at the Kutztown Folk Festival; How to design pressed flower pictures; ...

Partial contents -- v. 23 (cont.) Metalcrafting at the festival -- v. 24. Some early Moravian builders in America; Old Order Mennonite family life in the East Penn Valley; Historic Yellow Springs, the restoration of an American spa; The use of speech at two auctions; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology, IX, Johann Friederich Schmidt; The cult of St. Walburga in Pennsylvania; An Old Order River Brethren love feast; The porches of Quaker meeting houses in Chester and Delaware counties; John Daniel Eisenbrown, Frakturist; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology, X, Christopher Witt's device; The American breakfast, circa 1873-1973; The material culture of the Harmony Society; German script course 1974; Play in Philadelphia; Education, occupation, and economics among Old Order Mennonites of the East Penn Valley; Pennsylvania German architecture, bibliography in European background; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology, X, Christoph Saur's almanacs; Irish folklife studies; Palatine emigration materials from the Neckar Valley 1726-1766; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology, XI, contemporary almanacs; supp: Folk images of rural Pennsylvania; Old hymns in the country church; The Kutztown Folk Festival is for children, too; A forgotten art becoming popular, leathercraft; In the country kitchen; Basketmaking; Christmas house; Metal casting in sand -- v. 25. Pennsylvania German tombstone art of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; Rain Day in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; Non-ordinary stoneware pieces from New Geneva and Greensboro, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology XII, conjunctions of 1683, 1694, and 1743; The social context of musical instruments within the Pennsylvania German culture; Tourism and the Amish way of life; Shingle making, an aspect of early American carpentry; Popular black music in nineteenth century Philadelphia; Powwowing among the Pennsylvania Germans; ...

Partial contents -- v. 25 (cont.) The Pennsylvania Germans and the American Revolution; The Blooming Grove colony; The salebill; The Schlegel family and the Rosicrucian movement; A log settler's fort/home; Pennsylvania Dutch studies at Ursinus College 1976; Veterinary folk medicine in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; Folk medical recipes in nineteenth century American farm journals; A pictorial essay on Pennsylvania's anthracite mining heritage; Fraktur, an annotated bibliography; An immigrant's inventory; Quilts, quilts, quilts; Pottery; Vegetable dyeing; Reverse glass tinsel painting; tin, tole, and independence -- v. 26. Bonnets, bonnets, bonnets; Theorem painting on velvet; Spinning, weaving and lace making; Mennonites, a peaceful people; Candle dipping and molding; The old one room school; The art of making brooms; Old fashioned apple butter making; Fraktur, an enduring art form; Pennsylvania folk festivals in the 1930's; Rational powwowing, an examination of choice among medical alternatives in rural York County, Pennsylvania; Memories of a moonshiner; The Pennsylvania Germans, folklife studies from autobiographical sources; Pennsylvania German astronomy & astrology, XIII, health and the heavens; A traditional family reunion; Battalion Day, militia exercise and frolic in Pennsylvania before the Civil War; Folklore in the library, cherished memories of old Lancaster; Widows' wills for Philadelphia County 1750-1784, a study of Pennsylvania German folklife; Forest County lore; The "Big Valley" Amish of central Pennsylvania; Maurice A. Mook 1904-1973; German immigrants in America as presented in travel accounts; Isaac Ziegler Hunsicker, Ontario schoolmaster and Fraktur artist; Walls and fences in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; Glossary of Pennsylvania German terms related to construction and tobacco agriculture; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology, XIV, Benjamin Franklin's almanacs; ...

Partial contents -- v. 26 (cont.) Wilhelm Nast and the German Universalists; Swiss Mennonite family names, an annotated checklist; The Dogtrot House and its Pennsylvania Associations; A letter from Pastor Johann Friedrich Ernst; Civil War medicine, a patient's account -- v. 27. Sulfur inlay in Pennsylvania German furniture; "Orders what's to be done at the plantation", the Isaac Norris farm accounts 1713-1734; Blacks in Berks County, Pennsylvania, the Almshouse records; Teach, preach or weave stockings? the trilemma of a Pennsylvania scholar; Annotated bibliography of Pennsylvania folk medicine; Gentlemen of the road, outlaw heroes of early Pennsylvania in life & legend; Patent medicine in Pennsylvania before 1906, a history through advertising; Bicentennial exhibitions and publications in Germany; The spiritual lineage of Shakerism; Pennsylvania in the romantic age of tourism; Neighborhood influence on mailbox style; Feast, fast, and time; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology, XV, the Gruber-Baer era; Advertisements of urban healers; The dialect church service in the Pennsylvania German culture; Witchcraft belief in a Pennsylvania German family; German settlement of northern Chester County in the 18th century; Medical practice in Philadelphia at the time of the yellow fever epidemic, 1793; Folkloric aspects of the common law in western Pennsylvania 1790-1799; Runaway advertisements, a source for the study of working class costume -- v. 28. Women, servants and family life in early America; "Be it remembered that these indentured servants and apprentices ..."; Taufscheine, a new index for people hunters, parts 1-2; The Pennsylvania Dutchman; Miz Ukraini, "we are from the Ukraine"; Pennsylvania German astronomy and astrology, XVI, German language almanacs; Lebenslauf of John Nicholas Schaefer; Philip Jacob Michael, ecclesiastical vagabond or "Echt Reformirte" pastor; Drum! drum! drum!; ...

Partial contents -- v. 28 (cont.) European religious and spatial origins of the Pennsylvania Plain Dutch; Story of a stove; Journal of Rev. Johann Heinrich Helfferich; Die Auswannerer, the emigrants; Abstract of diary of Warren G. Bean 1899; Cumberland County deathlore; Fifteen years of quilting at the festival; The shunning; Band boxes; A harvest of handicrafted items from the craft stalls; Country auctions; A look at Pa. Dutch folk art through the eye of a needle -- v. 29. A letter from California, John A. Markle in the Gold Rush; Spatial organization of the southeastern Pennsylvania Plain Dutch group culture region to 1975; Folk toys; Farming in the Depression years; The Landis Store story; In this place, Manheim 1866; "Kiss me, I'm Italian", the Italian market festival, Philadelphia; A century of early American children's books in German 1738-1837; Grange and harvest home picnics in Chester County; Peter Muhlenberg slept here; Shuler family correspondence; Vestiges of the Markley family; 30 years of the Kutztown Folk Festival; The rural village; Father of the fraternity, Christopher Schlegel and Rosicrucianism; A lexical comparison of two sister languages, Pennsylvania German and Yiddish; Blacksmiths and whitesmiths; Scherenschnitte of the Pennsylvania Dutch; Glass blowing; The craft of chair caning; The power of a lullaby, the story of the kidnapping of Regina Hartman -- v. 30. The Allentown Academy, America's first German medical school; Amish attitudes and treatment of illness; Germanic European origins and geographical history of the southeastern Pennsylvania Dunkards; The voyage of Bishop Naas 1733; Segregation in life, segregation in death, landscape of an ethnic cemetery; "Rest in peace, Joseph Hewes!"; A search for the origin of the Pennsylvania barn; A forebay bank barn in Texas; The Swiss Bank House revisited, Messerschmidt-Dietz cabin; Paul R. Wieand, Lehigh County folk artist; The good life on Grandfather's farm; ...

Partial contents -- v. 30 (cont.) The folklore of local history; Pennsylvania-Palatinate informal folk cultural exchanges; Maria Assunta, Berwick's Italian religious festival -- v. 31. The Pennsylvania copper tea kettle; "Our camp and soldiers life" 1861-65; The surprising come-back of the Pennsylvania Rifle; Folk songs; Port Royal and Philadelphia; Pennsylvania Dutch life along Switzer Run and Penn's Creek; The fiddle tradition in central Pennsylvania; A Polish wycinanki artist from Philadelphia; Winter holidays in the Dutch country; Germanic European origins and geographical history of the southeastern Pennsylvania Amish; Franklin's lost map of Germantown, Massachusetts; A Weisenberg reminiscence; Jamison City; Domestic architecture in Lancaster County; Who put the turnip on the grave?; John Philip Boehm, pioneer Pennsylvania pastor; The search for our German ancestors; Of baskets and basket makers; Egg decorating at the Kutztown Folk Festival; Spatterware; Scrimshaw; The Folk Festival's lace maker; The country cemetery, connection between past and present; Coopering.

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