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About the Author

Author Info


Sarah Fisher has been awarded an Associates of Science in Business Administration from Penn State University; a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in history from the University of Maryland; a graduate certificate in Museum Studies and a Master of Arts in Folklore and Public Culture from the University of Oregon. Her Masters Terminal Fieldwork Project included immersing herself with the Merry Pranksters as a participant observer, learning to create art, music, and concert productions. She has completed internships at the Oregon Folklife Network, working on marketing, web site optimization, and grant writing; and at Special Collections University Archives, learning audio digitization procedures. Sarah has also taught composition courses at the University of Oregon, and she has completed language study in French and Ancient Greek.

Sarah is currently the Folklore Archivist and Collection Coordinator at the Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore. She is a member of the Association of Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC). Sarah has published her first book, "The Art of Pranksterism: A Visual Journey with the Merry Pranksters" (2019). This book explores folkloristic and subcultural theoretical models in application to the artistic community of the Merry Pranksters. She is co-editor of "Cooking with Folklore: Recipes from the Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore" (2018). "Cooking with Folklore: Recipes from the Archives, Volume II" is currently in the editing process, to be published in Fall 2019. She is also the curator of the exhibit, From Folk to Folklorist: An Archives for Everyone, on display in the Knight Library at the University of Oregon through the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 terms.

Sarah grew up in Pennsylvania and lived there until she moved to Oregon for graduate school. Her husband and four children, a girl and three boys, adventured with her. As a family, they enjoy hiking, bouldering, gardening, attending concerts, and watching movies. Sarah and her husband also enjoy volunteering to produce local concerts, with motivation that is driven by the love of music and dancing. Sarah enjoys reading, painting, singing, and playing music on her flute when she finds the time.


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COOKING WITH FOLKLORE

Recipes from the Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore

by Sarah Fisher , Jennie Flinspach, Alia D. Kempton and Christal Snyder


Explore "Cooking with Folklore": an adventure for the taste buds across the interdisciplinary realm of food. Enjoy Apple Beer under Beverages; or perhaps Korintje in the Bread and Pastry section. For breakfast, try making Aebelskiver; lunch might taste good with Tzatziki sauce; and dessert can never go wrong with Haupia. For dinner, consider Cspipetke Guylas or Frikadeller. On the side, you may want to try Liwanzen, Borsch, or Peach Pickles. These recipes are a tiny sampling of the multi-cultural food lore found within this volume. Look for a second volume next year!

Purchases of this tasty cookbook can be made at 

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Cooking-With-Folklore

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Events
FROM FOLKLORE TO FOLKLORIST: AN ARCHIVES FOR EVERYONE

Exhibit in the Knight Library, Fall 2018-Winter 2019

The Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore is a repository of fieldwork collections and research materials on folklife in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. Collections include books and periodicals; student and faculty research papers and fieldwork projects; fieldwork photographs and sound recordings; and documentary videos.

As part of UO Folklore Program, the Archives supports students in the study of folklore and it provides training opportunities in the management of cultural collections. The Archives also makes collections available to the public for study and appreciation. On display in this exhibit are collections that span the past 50 years, showcasing the interdisciplinary approach of the UO’s folklore students.

Exhibit runs fall-winter, but material on display will be refreshed in December. The archives contain so many interesting collections that we couldn't fit them all in the exhibit cases at one time!

Sponsored by UO Libraries and the Folklore Program.

Curated by Sarah Fisher, folklore archivist and collection coordinator with the Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore.

Exhibit proposal by Nathan Georgitis (archivist for digital collections with Special Collections University Archives), Doug Blandy (director of the UO folklore and public culture program), Alina Mansfield (former folklore archivist with RVMA), and Tamara LeRoy (former student archivist with RVMA).

Exhibit production by Mandi Garcia, library design and exhibits coordinator, and Jason Stone, strategic communications and writing specialist.

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