William “Bert” Wilson passed away on April 25. He was 82 years old. Wilson was the AML President in 1988. He won two AML Awards, an Honorary Lifetime Membership in 1988, and the Criticism Award in 1990 for “In Praise of Ourselves: Stories to Tell” (BYU Studies, 30:1). He taught for many years on the faculty at BYU and Utah State. He was Director of the Folklore program and archives at USU from 1978-1985, and chair of the BYU English Department from 1985-1991. He would then work for many years as the Director of the Redd Center for Western Studies at BYU. Wilson developed a distinguished national and international reputation as a folklorist. He has published dozens of articles and books in the areas of Finnish folklore and Mormon folklore, and he was Editor of the journal Western Folklore. He received the Utah Governor’s Award in the Arts in 1998, the Leonard J. Arrington Award by the Mormon History Association in 2002, and high honors from the Finnish government, the Finnish Literature Society and the Kalevala Society.