Rockhounding Lore, 1975  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Rockhounding Lore
1975 (inclusive)
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
Patsy Ditto 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
How one person got started rockhounding
How a rockhound can tell if another rockhound has looked at a rook before him (2 versions)
Three stories about 'leaverite'
How to tell a genuine rockhound (2 versions)
The lady with the bent back
The puzzle of K-Mex Bonte
Licking rook
Mystery rocks
Three versions of what happens to 'old rookhounds'
How to recognize a happy rockhound
Popular Beliefs
A belief on the popularity of rockhounding
A cure for nose bleeds
Worry stones (2 accounts)
Bad and good luck of opal
The Blue Bucket Mine
Why pictures are in rocks
Filler from rockhounding "Newsletter"

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T02_1975_064: Patsy Ditto interview sound recordings
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
5 inches
5 inches

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • belief
  • Deer hunters
  • jokes
  • lore
  • narratives
  • Rockhounds
  • Sound recordings
  • Personal Names :
  • Buck, Mahlon
  • Ditto, C. Edwin
  • Dunmire, Mrs. Melvin
  • Jordan, Mrs. Pat
  • Jordan, Tack S.
  • Sullivan, Genevieve
  • Geographical Names :
  • Gladstone (Or.)
  • John Day (Or.)
  • Memphis (Tex.)
  • Monument (Or.)
  • Mount Vernon (Or.)
  • Oregon City (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project