"Whose Land and Music Shall Ours Be?" by Barry O'Connell."Two 'Peripheries' Look at Each Other: Italy and Appalachian America" by Alessandro Portelli. An Interview with Gurney Norman. "Appalachian Identity at Ohio State University" by Norman R. Rose and Bettye A. Pfau-Vicent. "Undercurrents of Idealism" by Robin Gregg.
Review essays: "Divine Right's Trip: A Folk Tale or Postmodern Novel?" by Annalucia Accardo (Divine Right's Trip by Gurney Norman) and "Florence Reece: Against the Current" by Loyal Jones (Against the Current: Poems and Stories by Florence Reece).
Poetry by Bob Henry Baber ("The Broad Form of the Company's Deeds, II") and Victor M. Depta ("Pike County").
Book reviews by Fred S. Rolater (Westering Man: the Life of Joseph Walker, Master of the Frontier by Bill Gilbert), and Gordon B. McKinney (The Invention of Tradition ed. by Eric Hobsbawn and Terence Ranger).
Music Reviews by W.K. McNeil ("Doc Watson on Flying Fish"), and William E. Lightfoot ("Folk Music From Georgia").
"Signs of the Times" and the quarterly "Chronicle."