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American Regional Folklore: A Sourcebook and Research Guide. By Terry Ann Mood. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-Clio, 2004. 2 vols. acid free $85 (ISBN 1-57607-620-2).
The author of American Regional Folklore is the former humanities bibliographer and head of collection development at the University of Colorado of Denver, and her expertise and breadth of knowledge certainly show in this work. Everything from the content, to the ease of access, to the thoughtful design makes this a worthwhile purchase.
The first part of the work contains essays on how and why to conduct research in libraries and in places like museums, festivals, universities, and state parks. The …