Chimney Sweep Folklore, 1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Keeler, Jill
Title
Chimney Sweep Folklore
Dates
1980
Quantity
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
1980_059
Summary
Jill Keeler 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.


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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

Project release formReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Jokes
Three humorous ways of cleaning chimneys
History
Origin of chimney sweeps' wearing top hat and tails
Origin of chimney sweeps' believed to be good luck
Luck (Popular Belief)
How chimney sweeps are still good luck
How a top hat is still good luck
Costume
Functional use of a top hat
Custom
Chimney sweep traditions
Ordaining a sweep into royal sweepdom
Chimney sweeps and the Phoenix bird
Narratives
Story of a climbing boy
Two accounts of the informant starting out as a sweep

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Chimney sweeps
  • jokes
  • luck
  • narratives
  • occupational folklore
  • Personal Names :
  • Schnyder, Jim
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • London, England
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project