Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981

Dr. Richard Dorson is often cited as the father of American folklore. Over his lifetime he published a large collection of books and articles dealing with how folklore and culture are tied together. Dorson founded the Indiana University Folklore Institute in 1963, and became the first director and Chairman of the Folklore Department in 1978.

From the description of Richard M. Dorson papers, 1940-1980, bulk 1962-1977. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 528831734


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