The Pennsylvania Center for Folklore (formerly the Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies), founded in 1990, is dedicated “to studying, documenting, and interpreting historical and contemporary cultural traditions and communities, especially in Pennsylvania, in order to promote greater knowledge of the diverse range of folklore and folklife across the commonwealth, region, and nation.”
Advised by a board of experts from several Penn State campuses, as well as institutions and organizations regionally and nationally, the Center develops and supports research, collections, courses, degrees, and events related to folklore and folk cultures.
Affiliated faculty are based at either the Harrisburg or University Park campuses, as noted below. Click on each image for further information.
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