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Notes on the Contributors Gerald L. Davis, assistant professor of Africana studies, Livingston College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, is a native of New York City. A graduate of Fisk University (B.A., 1963), he received his M.A. in Folklore from the University of California at Berkeley (1973) and is working for the Ph. D. in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania. His special interests are Afro-American expressive materials, Afro-American material culture, sociolinguistics, and cultural anthropology. Jacob D. Elder, of Port of Spain, Trinidad, is chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago National Cultural Council. A native ofTobago, he has studied in Trinidad, London, and Cambridge and at the University of Pennsylvania , where he received his Ph.D. in 1966. He is the authorofSinging Games of Trinidad and Tobago (1962), Song Games from Trinidad and Tobago (1965), and Song and Struggle: The Politics of Traditional Song. He is at present engaged in preparing a handbook of Caribbean folklore. James L. Evans is a native of Missouri and associate professor of English at Pan American University, Edinburg, Texas. He received his education at Central Missouri State College (Β.Α., B.S., 1950), the University of Colorado (M.A., 1955), the University of Texas (M.A., 1964), and the University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D., 1967). His special fields of research interest are the history and sociology of the American West, especially the part that minorities have played in Western settlement. James Marston Fitch, of New York City, is professor of architecture at Columbia University, where he is director of the graduate program in restoration and preservation of historic architecture. A native of Washington , he studied at the University of Alabama, Tulane University School of Architecture, and Columbia. His books include American Building (1948, 2nd ed. 1972) and Architecture and the Esthetics of Plenty (1961). He is a member of the International Commission on Sites and Monuments and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation . 293 Notes on the Contributors Henry Glassie, of Bloomington, Indiana, is associate professor of folklore at Indiana University. A native of Washington, D.C., he received his education at Tulane University (B.A., 1964), Cooperstown (M.A., 1965), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1969). He is the author of Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of the Eastern United States (1968). Ward H. Goodenough is professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Cornell (Β.Α., 1940) and Yale universities (Ph.D., 1949). He is a specialist in the ethnography of the Pacific. His books include Property , Kin, and Community on Truk (1951), Cooperation in Change (1963), Explorations in Cultural Anthropology (1964), Description and Comparison in Cultural Anthropology (1970), and Culture, Language and Society (1971). Leslie P. Greenhill, of State College, Pennsylvania, is professor of education and assistant vice-president for academic services, Pennsylvania State University. A native of Australia, he is a graduate of the University of Melbourne (1940), and was on the staff there before coming to Penn State in 1948. He is the director of the American Archive and member of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopaedia Cinematographica, Göttingen , West Germany; editor of the Psychological Cinema Register, 19551957 , 1959-1960, and 1965 to the present; and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1972 to the present. Fred B. Kniffen is Boyd Professor emeritus, Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A native of Michigan, he received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1922 and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1930. His special fields of interest are material culture of the United States, particularly folk architecture and other folk arts and crafts, settlement patterns, and the ethnography of the American Indians. Among his books are Culture Worlds (with R. J. Russell, 1951) and Louisiana: Its Land and People (1968). William B. Knipmeyer, of Natchitoches, Louisiana, is professor and chairman of the Department of Social Sciences, Northwestern State University of Louisiana. A native of New Orleans, he is a graduate of Louisiana State University (B.S., 1947, M.S., 1950, and Ph.D., 1956). His special field of interest is settlement geography. 294 Notes on the Contributors Walter L. Robbins is an N.E.H. Fellow in Residence in German at the University of Cincinnati for 1975-1976. He is a native of Massachusetts. He received his B.A. from the University of South Carolina in...


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