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The title was taken from J. Frank Dobie and Dick Holland, who tell about library corners that contain writings that are forever Texas. Holland's essay, "A Corner Forever Texas: The Southwestern Writers Collection," is the leading essay in the book. Corners of Texas begins with a special section about the history of the Society itself and its "sainted elders." It is a traditional TFS miscellany, the best of the Society's papers over the past three years—from lynchings to el pato boat building; from sunbonnets to hammered dulcimers; from jokes about droughts and lawyers to tales of folk, gospel and blues music; from gravemarkers to bottle trees, and more.

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  1. Cover Page
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  1. Corners of Texas
  2. pp. b-297
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Corners of Texas
  2. p. viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xxii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xxiii-xxiv
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  1. Part One: History
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. Richard A. Holland: A Corner Forever Texas: The Southwestern Writers Collection
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  1. 2. Nolan Porterfield: John Lomax and Texas: Roots of a Career
  2. pp. 31-46
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  1. 3. Paul Stone: J. Frank Dobie and the American Folklore Society
  2. pp. 47-66
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  1. 4. Al Lowman: Beautifully Printed and Expressive of Texas: Carl Hertzog and the Texas Folklore Society
  2. pp. 67-84
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  1. Part Two Folklore
  2. pp. 85-86
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  1. 5. Joyce Roach: Pistol Packin’ Mamas: Gun Code for Western Women
  2. pp. 87-94
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  1. 6. Phyllis Bridges: “First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers”
  2. pp. 95-104
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  1. 7. George Ewing: Forked Stick Folkcraft
  2. pp. 105-114
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  1. 8. Tom E. Breedlove: No-Eared Joe: Oil Field Folk Hero
  2. pp. 115-122
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  1. 9. Fernando Garza Quirós: The Boat Called “El Pato”
  2. pp. 123-130
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  1. 10. Richard Graham: From African Spirit Catcher to American Folk Art Emblem: The Trans-Atlantic Odyssey of the Bottle Tree
  2. pp. 131-138
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  1. 11. Bill Brett: A Hog Race
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  1. 12. Mark Busby: An East Texas Lynching: The Humphries/Wilkinson-Greenhaw Feud
  2. pp. 147-158
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  1. 13. Jean Granberry Schnitz: Hammered Dulcimers and Folk Songs: The Musical Heritage of the C. A. Lee Family
  2. pp. 159-174
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  1. 14. Patrick B. Mullen: The Rabbit, The Lion, and The Man: Race Relations in Folklore Fieldwork
  2. pp. 175-196
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  1. 15. F. E. Abernethy: Longino Guerrero's Corrido on J. Frank Dobie
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  1. 16. Julia Whitsitt: Peripatetic Proselytizing
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  1. 17. Janet K. Jeffery: The Sunbonnet as Folk Costume
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  1. 18. Sylvia Gann Mahoney: College Creates a New Breed of Cowboy
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  1. 19. Rana K. Williamson: Laughing at the Clouds: Texas Drought Humor
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  1. 20. Alan Govenar: The Blues and Jives of Dr. Hepcat
  2. pp. 239-246
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  1. 21. Rollo K. Newsom: Motorcycles and Majorettes: Grave Markers for Youth in Central Texas
  2. pp. 247-266
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  1. 22. Richard J. Mason: Singing People Are Happy People: A Brief Look at Convention Gospel Music
  2. pp. 267-277
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 285-295
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780929398570
Related ISBN
9780929398570
MARC Record
OCLC
1142365130
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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