Lyn Wolz

University Libraries
Librarian, Faculty Center
Primary office:
Watson Library
Room 440 L
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence 66045



B.A., English, University of Missouri

Master of Arts in Library Science, Library Science, University of Missouri

M.A., Folklore, University of North Carolina

Selected Publications

Wolz, L. (Ed.). (2015). Missouri Folklore Society Journal, Special Issue: Songs and Ballads. Missouri Folklore Society Journal, 27-28 .

Sherman, J. (Ed.). (2008). Ballads. In J. Sherman (Ed.), Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore, Vol. 1 (pp. 51-53). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.

(2008). British Folklore and Superstitions: A Review of Two New 'Classics'. [Review Essay A Dictionary of English Folklore and The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland, by Roud and Simpson]. Missouri Folklore Society Journal, 26 , 97-102.

(2005). Resources in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library: The Anne Geddes Gilchrist Manuscript Collection. Folk Music Journal, 8 (5), 619-639 .

(2005). A Sampling of Folk Song Databases. MFS Newsletter, 29 , 5-8.

Russell, I. & Atkinson, D. (Eds.). (2004). Annabel Morris Buchanan and Her Folk Song Collection. In I. Russell & D. Atkinson (Eds.), Folk Song: Tradition, Revival, and Re-Creation (pp. 299-312). Aberdeen: Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen.

(2001). Buchanan, Annabel Morris. Dictionary of Virginia Biography, Vol. 2, Bland-Cannon , 363-365. Richmond: Library of Virginia.

(2000). [Review of Dictionary of Missouri Biography]. Arkansas Review, 31 , 159-161.

Wolz, L. & Plaut, L. (1995). Two Gardeners of Song: Exploiters or Preservers? Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association, 7 , 41-49.

Wolz, L. & Lance, D. M. (1995). Index to the Missouri Folklore Society Journal, Vols. 11-16. Missouri Folklore Society Journal, 17 , 163-195.

(1990). Index to the Missouri Folklore Society Journal, Volumes 1-10. Missouri Folklore Society Journal, 11-12 , 225-249.

(1988). [Index to] Happy in the Service of the Lord., 165-171. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

(1987). Folk Music in Missouri: An Annotated Bibliography. Missouri Folklore Society Journal, 8-9, 193-213.

(1983). A Folk Festival Above the Clouds. Blue Ridge Folklife Festival , 4-6. Ferrum, VA: Ferrum College.

(1982). Anglo-American Folk Music in Missouri: An Annotated Bibliography. Missouri Folklore Society Journal, 4 , 51-104.

(1982). Annabel Morris Buchanan: Folk Song Collector. Ferrum Review , 27-34.

(1979). Cane to Molasses: An Uncommon Sweetener. Blue Ridge Folklife Festival , 1-6. Ferrum, VA: Ferrum College.

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