"'Plain and Fancy': The Socioeconomics of Blue Ridge Quilts" by Geraldine Johnson. "Decorating the Appalachian House" by Charles Martin. "'Appalachian' as a Variable in Educational and Psychological Research": a comment by Bruce Henderson on the educational research and theory of Reck & Reck, DeYoung & Vaught, together with their replies. "Kinship and Return Migration in Eastern Kentucky" by Lorraine Garkovich. "Mary Lee Settle's Beulah Quintet: History Darkly, Through A Single-Lens Reflex" by William Schafer. "The Smithsonian Institution and Country Music" by David Whisnant. "Bad Blood: The Afterlife of Elvis Presley" by Charles Camp.
Poetry by Phibby Woodward ("Mountain Women" and "Duty"), Parks Lanier ("Sunday Paper Blueprints"), Pauletta Hansel ("To her mother, lying in state"), Mark Wallace ("Fall"), and Ernest Kroll ("Slate Fall [Kentucky]").
Book reviews by W.K. McNeil (Stoney Knows How: Life As a Tattoo Artist by Leonard L. St. Clair and Alan B. Govenar) and Robert L. Taylor (An Encyclopedia of East Tennessee ed. by Jim Stokely).
Record reviews by W.K. McNeil (Catalogue by John Hartford, Clogging Lessons by Beverly Cotten, and It Just Suits Me by various artists, June Appal Records), David Whisnant (On the Tennessee Line by Virgil Anderson, In Full Swing by the Luke Smathers String Band, and Meat and Potatoes and Stuff Like That by The Hotmund Family), and Robert Cantwell (Radio Boogie by Hot Rize, American and Clean by the Country Gazette, and Tellulive by various artists from Colorado's Telluride Bluegrass and Country Music Festival).
"Signs of the Times."