Miscellaneous Lore, 1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Miscellaneous Lore
1971 (inclusive)
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
Alice M. Laakso 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.


Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection does not include a 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

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Poetry and Rhyme
Fourteen children's sayings and rhymes
"Fat baby, fat baby sitting on a fence"
"I made you look, you dirty crook"
"Hubba, Hubba, ding ding"
"Red, red, you wet the bed"
"Yellow, yellow, you lucky fellow"
"Liar, liar, pants on fire"
"Fatty fatty two-by-four"
"Step on a crack"
"Let's go to bed, said sleepyhead"
"Fat belly, fat belly, don't you want to swim?"
"Tattletale, tattletale,"
"__ and __ up a tree"
"Ladybug, ladybug, fly home"
"Blue, blue"
Folk speech
Twenty-two sayings from a Missouri informant
One term from an Arkansas informant
Superstition and popular belief
One Catholic belief
One belief about bottomless lakes
Two beliefs about transplanting plants
Six beliefs about fishing luck
Two beliefs about entering and leaving a house
Five beliefs about poisonous plants and seeds of fruits
Three causes of warts
One cure for hiccoughs
Two remedies for arthritis
Two remedies for warts
Remedy for worms in animals
Two methods to prevent infection in cuts
How to avoid and treat nettle stings
How to avoid mosquito bites
Treatment for bee stings
One all-purpose remedy
One headache cure
Two cures for warts

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • children's poetry
  • folk beliefs
  • folk medicine
  • folk speech
  • superstitions
  • White Americans
  • Personal Names :
  • Foreman, Dorothy
  • Laakso, Loretta
  • Timbrook, Jean M.
  • Timbrook, Jim
  • Geographical Names :
  • Arkansas
  • Bevier (Mo.)
  • Clarence (Mo.)
  • Cottage Grove (Or.)
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Klamath Falls (Or.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Ontario
  • Portland (Or.)
  • Tillamook (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project