From English Childhood: Games and Songs to Western American and Primitive Rendezvouses, 1977  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
From English Childhood: Games and Songs to Western American and Primitive Rendezvouses
Dates
1977 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.04 linear feet
Collection Number
1977_019
Summary
Karen E. Biggs 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.
Repository
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
97403
Telephone: 541-346-3925
flr@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

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

Languages
English
Sponsor
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
Camp Folksongs: Eleven songs (two with actions)
"She sat by the river and played her guitar..."
"Where have you been all day, Henry my son?..."
"He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute..."
"One man went to mow"
"Ten green bottles"
"I'll sing you one-o"
"This old man he played one"
"Six little ducks that I once knew..."
"There was an old lady who swallowed a fly..."
"Swimming, swimming, in a swimming pool..."
Rounds: "London's burning"
"Forth to the tennis courts we go..."
"Tom-boys are cheap today..."
"Hitler, he only had one ball..."
"I had a good job at thirty bob..."
Folk rhymes and poetry
Five naughty rhymes taught by collector's father
Four valentine verses
Games (Children's recess games)
Two circle games
Three playground games
Three ball games
Skipping chants
Customs
Christmas in England
Bonfire Night--November 5th
Rag week
Jokes
Six short jokes (two with gestures)
One tongue-twister
Legends
Liver Eating Johnson: How he got his name, In the Civil War, Encounter with the eighteenth Crow Indian, As a rendezvous policeman, Captured by Black Foot and his escape, Still escaping meets a mountain lion and bear
Hugh Glass: Mauled by a grizzly bear, left for dead
John Pierre Ribberdough: Self amputation of his right leg
Material Culture
Clothes, food and weapons of a mountain man (photographs included)

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T01_1977_019_A: Karen E. Biggs Interview Sound Recording
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
1977
T01_1977_019_B: Karen E. Biggs Interview Sound Recording
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
1977

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • camp songs
  • Children
  • Games
  • hunters
  • jokes
  • legends
  • material culture
  • Muzzle-loader enthusiasts
  • Photographs
  • Poetry
  • ritual
  • Sound recordings
  • Western Mountain men
  • Personal Names :
  • Biggs, Karen Saddington
  • Hazen, Herb
  • Geographical Names :
  • East Midlands (England)
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project