Project Personnel

The Carpenter Collection Project team is based at the Elphinstone Institute. The project has partnerships with the American Folklore Society and the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, which owns the Carpenter collection.

The team lost a dear friend and colleague, Dr Eddie Cass, on 17 September 2014. We are working to bring his volume, containing the mummers’ plays, to completion.

The Team

Project Director  Julia C. Bishop 
Assistant Project Director Thomas A. McKean
Grant Administrator Timothy Lloyd

Editorial Team
David Atkinson, ballads; songs; general editor
Julia C. Bishop, ballads; songs; general editor
Elaine Bradtke, dance tunes; songs
Eddie Cass (1937–2014), folk plays; customs
Thomas A. McKean, ballads; songs 
Robert Young Walser, maritime songs

James Madison Carpenter Team

Julia Bishop, Bob Walser, Eddie Cass, David Atkinson, Elaine Bradtke, Tom McKean, and Tim Lloyd at the Library of Congress, April, 2008 (Stephen Winick, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

Carpenter Project Advisory Board

Timothy Lloyd (chair), executive director of the American Folklore Society
Ian Russell, emeritus professor and former director
of the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen
Jennifer Cutting, folklife specialist, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Steve Roud, independent folklore scholar, UK