• Passing on traditions: sixteen master folk artists. By Debora Kodish, p. 2
  • Introduction: common ground and cultural diversity. By Debora Kodish and Catherine Jacobs, p. 3
  • Sharing a legacy
  • Learning is a lifelong process: Aguedo Beltran, p. 4 [Puerto Rican cuatro-maker]; Stolen threads: Eudokia Sorochaniuk, p. 4 [Ukranian Hutsul weaver]; "I will be responsible for his learning:" Nykola Pawliuk, p. 5 [Ukrainian hutsul leatherworker]; Searching out others: Judith Civan, p. 5 [English bobbin laceworker]
  • Refining and re-finding traditions
  • Maintaining a cultural art: Terrence Cameron, p. 6 [Trinidadian steel pan-maker]; Finding one's roots: John Roussos, p. 6 [Greek santouri musician];
  • Gathering regional traditions: Anna Halmay, Teofila Malnychuk and Stefania Shumsky Meyer, pp. 6-7 [Ukrainian embroidery and beadwork]; Weaving past into present: Elisabeth Jonsson Brown, p. 7 [Swedish weaver]
  • A matter of cultural survival
  • Treasured symbols: Bronius Krokys, p. 8 [Lithuanian folksong]; Overcoming obstacles: Peang Koung, p. 8-9 [Khmer musical instrument-maker]; Cultivating wisdom: Blanche Epps, p. 9 [African American gardener]; Fabrics of culture: Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk, p. 9-10 [Hmong needleworker]
  • Changing tides of appreciation
  • Preserving miniature theater: Hal Taylor, p. 10 [European marionette-maker]; Expanding expressive possibilities: LaVaughn Robinson, p. 10-11 [African American tap dancer]
  • Acknowledgements, p.11

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