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Judith McCulloh (Judith Marie Binkele) was born on 16 August, 1935 in Spring Valley, Illinois, U.S., is an editor. Discover Judith McCulloh's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 79 years old?

Popular As Judith Marie Binkele
Occupation Folklorist ethnomusicologist editor
Age 79 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 16 August 1935
Birthday 16 August
Birthplace Spring Valley, Illinois, U.S.
Date of death (2014-07-13) Urbana, Illinois, U.S.
Died Place Urbana, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality Illinois

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McCulloh died of cancer in Urbana, Illinois, on July 13, 2014, aged 78. Several memorials in her name were posthumously established, among them the Judith McCulloh Fellowship by the Society for American Music, the Judith McCulloh Fund for American Music at the University of Illinois Press, and the Judith McCulloh Public Sector Award, distributed by the Society for Ethnomusicology.


Over the course of her career, she was a member of many scholarly organizations, including serving on the board of trustees of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress from 1986–2004. She served two terms as the AFC chair (1990–92 and 1996–98) and was named trustee emerita in 2004. She served as president of the American Folklore Society (1986–87) and worked for almost 20 years on the American Musicological Society's Music of the United States of America series. For the Society for American Music, she was the first vice-president (1989–93) and served on numerous committees from 1991–2011.


In her first year at the Press, she launched and was the editor of the acclaimed Music in American Life book series. She also created the UI Press series Folklore and Society, and was instrumental in the 1983 launching of the scholarly journal American Music, published by the UI Press in conjunction with the Sonneck Society and edited by Allen Britton.


In 1972, she began working as an assistant editor at the University of Illinois Press, where she continued to work for 35 years until her retirement in 2007. Her positions at the Press also included executive editor, assistant director, and director of development.


She moved to Urbana, Illinois in the 1960s when her husband accepted a job at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. In the early 1960s, she edited two recordings for the University of Illinois Campus Folksong Club: a collection of cowboy and rodeo songs titled The Hell-Bound Train performed by Glenn Ohrlin and a collection of field recordings from central and southern Illinois titled Green Fields of Illinois.


She first became interested in folk music in 1954 while attending the National Folk Festival in St. Louis. She studied at Cottey College, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Ohio State University. The summer before she was to travel to Europe on a Fulbright Fellowship, she attended a Folklore Institute at Indiana University for several weeks. That event was "the most exhilarating experience" she had ever had, and influenced her decision to not continue her studies at OSU but instead to enroll in Indiana's folklore program. In 1970, she earned her Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University, with minors in anthropology and linguistics. The title of her dissertation was 'In the Pines': The Melodic-Textual Identity of an American Lyric Folksong Cluster, which was a text tune study of the lyric folk song "In the Pines" and the 160 variants and arrangements of the song created up to that time. While at Indiana University, she worked as an assistant in the Archives of Traditional Music and was an assistant to the editor of the journal Folklore and Folk Music Archivist.


Judith McCulloh (August 16, 1935 – July 13, 2014) was an American folklorist, ethnomusicologist, and university press editor.

McCulloh was born in Spring Valley, Illinois, on August 16, 1935 to Henry and Edna Binkele. All four of her grandparents were from Germany. She was the 100th baby to have been born at the Spring Valley Hospital. Her father worked for the railroad in Spring Valley, and the family later moved to Peoria, Illinois where her father got a job working for Caterpillar Tractor. She grew up at Northmoor Orchard, not far from Peoria, where her parents had bought an apple orchard and sold apples and cider. She graduated from Peoria Central High School.