Esoteric Mormom Folklore, 1978  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Esoteric Mormom Folklore
1978 (inclusive)
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
Richard J. Hanson 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.

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.

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
Secret passageways under the temple
Brigham Young finding the Salt Lake Valley
Orrin Porter Rockwell (2)
Vaults are a place of safety in disaster
John Taylor's life miraculously preserved
Joseph Smith's blood can't be removed
BYU girls are men chasers
Not working on Sunday is rewarded (2)
Suckertown is named
Unwillingness to sacrifice is punished
Mormons have horns
People to own worlds in afterlife
Missionary rides horse to get chance to speak
Man confounds practicer of occult
Mark Twain on polygamy
End of World War II prophesied
Woman foresaw visit of missionaries
Second Coming of Christ
Walking on Water
Work and the three degrees of glory
Catholic pups become Mormon pups
Convoluted missionary door approach
10 commandments of missionaries
"Shirt and Tie Preachers"
"Serving on a Mission"
"Humble Way"
"I'll Never Trust a Girl Again"
Cooperation in Heaven
Popular Belief
Food Storage
Mormon waving means girl will wait for missionary

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T02_1978_005: Richard J. Hanson Interview Sound Recordings
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • folk beliefs
  • jokes
  • legends
  • Mormonism
  • Mormons
  • narratives
  • Religion
  • ritual
  • Songs
  • Sound recordings
  • superstitions
  • Tales
  • Personal Names :
  • Cottle, Elder
  • Curry, Elder Tim
  • Curry, Tim
  • Durfee, Elder
  • Gaily, Janda
  • Hanson, Edward
  • Hanson, Gary
  • Hanson, Kandi
  • Hanson, Mary
  • Larson, Garth
  • Olsen, Ann
  • Olsen, Scott
  • Simpson, Carol
  • Stockham, Veldron
  • Stockham, Wayne
  • Wall, Dean
  • Geographical Names :
  • Denver (Co.)
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Salem (Or.)
  • Utah
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project