July 30, 1935-December 18, 2021
‘Big Jim’ Griffith, folklorist, Tucson icon, dies at 86. Arizona Daily Star. Dec. 20, 2021.
Buckley, Daniel. “More than memories: ‘Big Jim’ Griffith dedicated himself to keeping Southwest traditions alive.” Tucson Sentinel. Dec. 18, 2021.
Nabhan, Gary. “‘Big Jim’ Griffith built bridges, not walls, in the Borderlands.” Tucson Sentinel. Dec. 18, 2021.
Big Jim Griffith. Arizona Public Media. Feb. 19, 2015
A profile of Dr. James S. Griffith, renowned folklorist, National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow, and the co-founder of the Tucson Meet Yourself folk life festival.
Select Publications by James S. Griffith:
Images and Notes Concerning the Traditional Material Culture of the Easter Ceremony in Northern Sinaloa. Journal of the Southwest. Vol. 32, No. 1. Spring 1990. pp.36-67.
Meeting la Corua. Journal of the Southwest. Vol. 34, No. 4. Spring 1992. pp.41-151.
Voices from Inside a Black Snake: Religious Monuments of Sonora’s Highways. Journal of the Southwest. Vol. 47, No. 2. Spring 2005. pp.234-248.