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Mon, 30 Jan 89 20:59:56 EST

Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 544. Monday, 30 Jan 1989.

(1) Date: 29 January 1989 (10 lines)
From: Willard McCarty <>
Subject: missing issue

(2) Date: 30 January 1988 (53 lines)
From: Mark Glazer <MG6BE8@PANAM>
Subject: Folklorists' discussion group

(3) Date: Mon, 30 Jan 89 11:25:59 CST (19 lines)
From: Steven J. DeRose <D106GFS@UTARLVM1>
Subject: Biography statistics

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Date: 29 January 1989
From: Willard McCarty <>
Subject: missing issue

Ever watchful Sterling Bjorndahl has pointed out to me that there never
was an issue number 537 of Humanist. I can speculate about the cause,
but I have no certain explanation. Probably just carelessness on my
part, and if so, my apologies.

Willard McCarty
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Date: 30 January 1988
From: Mark Glazer <MG6BE8@PANAM>
Subject: Folklorists' discussion group

The Folklore List on BITNET

A computer network for folklorists has just been established as
FOLKLORE@TAMVM1. We would like to hear from anyone who is
interested in joining us in using an international interactive
computer network for folklore study. Some of the ways this
network can be used are outlined below, but I am sure its users
will think of more ways to use this network.

Other disciplines than folklore have had links available through
computer networks using Bitnet by which course syllabi,
bibliographies, paper calls, research notes, queries, employment
notices and other items are distributed. Such a computer link
among folklorists will be very useful for researchers whether
they be students, teachers or independent researchers in
folklore. Besides the uses already mentioned there is another use

which particularly excites us -- enabling us to keep track of new
upgrowths of such contemporary folklore as joke cycles, customs,
legends and so on. Initially this list will be a forum for
discussion and a kind of file server or periodical electronic

If you would like to participate in this list please subscribe to
it by using the following command:

tell Listserv@tamvm1 sub folklore Your Name

or you can write or call one of us.

Philip Hiscock
MUN Folklore & Language Archive (MUNFLA)
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St John's, Newfoundland, CANADA A1B 3X8
(709) 737-8401



Mark Glazer
Rio Grande Folklore Archive
Pan American University
Edinburg, Texas 78539
(512) 381-3551

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Date: Mon, 30 Jan 89 11:25:59 CST
From: Steven J. DeRose <D106GFS@UTARLVM1>
Subject: Biography statistics

Here's an initial statistic from the biography database:

Although these counts may be incomplete, since some people did not
indicate their institutions and I didn't look up their node locations,
the institutions with the most Humanist members seem to be:
11 U Toronto
9 York
7 Oxford, Yale
6 Brown, Columbia, Queen's, Waterloo
4 Iowa State, McMaster, Simon Fraser, Syracuse,
Tel Aviv, UNH, Princeton.

More to come.

Steve DeRose