Founded in 1986 with the approval of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition stands on the verge of its twentieth anniversary as a national and international focus for interdisciplinary research and scholarship on the world’s oral traditions. Our long-term mission is to facilitate communication across disciplinary boundaries by creating linkages among specialists in different fields. Through our various activities we try to foster conversations and exchanges about oral tradition that would not otherwise take place.
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