Emeritus Professor at the University of Rio Grande Wins Prestigious Award

by Fairmont Times West Virginian (

November 13, 2015

Dr. Ivan M. Tribe, scholar of Appalachian culture, especially traditional country and bluegrass music, was presented with the B.B. Maurer West Virginia Folklife Scholar Award November 6 at The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University.

Tribe, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Rio Grande, spent 31 years researching the culture of Appalachia. He was raised in Albany, Ohio, and attended Ohio University and the University of Toledo, where he received his Ph.D. in 1976. He spent 31 years teaching history at Rio Grande while researching the culture of Appalachia, particularly traditional country and bluegrass music.

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