Remembering Barre Toelken

13 November 2018 Written by   Barre Toelken

The University Press of Colorado and Utah State University Press staff join with the family, friends, colleagues, and scholarly community mourning the passing of folklorist Barre Toelken.

I never met Barre Toelken. Having come to Utah State University Press just over a year ago, I was introduced to him was through his scholarship and his impact on the discipline of folklore. Nearly every person I know on the Utah State campus, not to mention at the annual American Folklore Society meeting, has shared a story with me that has drawn a remarkable picture of a scholar who helped to define an entire discipline. His passing saddens the hearts of so many and we send our deepest sympathies to Barre’s family, friends, and students.

—Rachael Levay

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