Retired professor from Fresno State who brought many well-known folk musicians to perform concerts for the students and to the Fresno community-at-large, including luminaries Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, and Lightnin’ Hopkins. For several summers he created a Folk Institute at CSUF, especially for schoolteachers, so they could learn to include music in the classroom. He also created a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts which brought nationally known folk artists to CSUF, among them: Bessie Jones from Georgia, Jean Ritchie from Kentucky, Lydia Mendoza from Texas, Dewey Balfa from Louisiana. The artists taught courses in their specialties and were available to local schools, at no charge. He believed music and art were important modes of expression for everyone, not just the most talented in our society.