Camp Fire Girls' Lore, 1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Camp Fire Girls' Lore
1971 (inclusive)
0.04 linear feet
Collection Number
Sally A. Asher was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 541-346-3925
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Description of life at Camp Wilani, Veneta, Oregon (Camp Fire Girls): Includes folkspeech, jobs, counselors, "pink elephant" visits and answers letters, totem poles, "Heidi Little House" (decorated toilet paper), decorated broom, friendship-sticks, games and others; in addition, there is also an article of the Eugene Register-Guard (Sunday, August 1, 1971) about Camp Wilani.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Alternative Forms Available

Texts in this collection are available as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file in the archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Folk speech
Terms used by Camp Fire Girls at Camp Wilani, Veneta, Oregon
Games (Camp Fire Girls')
Counselor Hunts
Scavenger Hunt
Folksongs (Camp Fire Girls')
"Ain't she neat, ha, ha..... "
"We welcome you to Camp Wilani. .... "
CAMP WILANI SONG, "Where does the sun peek over the tree tops... "
"We are the counselors..... "
"Oh we were starved, as starved could be..... "
''Here am I ..... "
"Were you ever in Quebec?" (Parody)
KUMBYA, "Kumbya, my lord, Kumbya"

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T02_1971_318: Sally A. Asher interview sound recordings
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Camp Fire Girls
  • camp songs
  • campfire activities
  • children's songs
  • folk speech
  • folklife
  • Games
  • ritual
  • Sound recordings
  • Geographical Names :
  • Camp Wilani (Veneta, Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project