The Preparation, 2013  PDF

Overview of the Collection

The Preparation
2013 (inclusive)
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
Mathew Topolewski 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
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Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.


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The Preparation seeks to explore how three individuals on the University of Oregon Track Club mentally gear themselves up for competition by primarily observing each of their pre-game rituals, ranging from certain stretches, clothing items, meals, to a lack of all three, and then testing whether or not those preparations are as effective as the beholder believes they are.

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

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C02_2013_060: The Preparation
1.0 electronic optical disc (dvd-rom)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • athletics USE: sports
  • Audio
  • Cross-Country Runners
  • ritual
  • Track and field
  • video recordings
  • Personal Names :
  • Dutch, Ryan
  • Girod, Andy
  • Saccareccia, Nick
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Documentary video
  • Fieldwork project