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.