The Military: Army, Navy, and Air Force, 1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

The Military: Army, Navy, and Air Force
1972 (inclusive)
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
Barbara Boyesen 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
Three unit customs
Four officer's clubs customs
Three customs concerning men on a ship or cruise for the first time
Two customs concerning designation of time left in the service
Two customs about being commissioned
One custom about change in command
One custom for completing first solo flight
One custom concerning trainees on a rifle range
Folk songs
Six cadence songs
One miscellaneous song
Two concerning an opinion of the military
Two concerning action of men in the service
One Chaplain's joke
Two concerning one slogan with a fictitious character
One concerning three men using one match
One concerning graduation ceremonies from flight school
Folk Games
One dice game
One concerning the origin of a folk term
Folk speech
Four names for Infantry soldiers or units
Three names for branches of the military (Army, Marines, Navy)
Five names for officers of various ranks
Three names for men in officer school and boot camp
One name for a new graduate from a field training school
Twelve names for men in various fields of military work
Two names for men who have desk jobs
Seven miscellaneous names for people
Thirteen names for objects and machines
One name for the Army
Four terms for various actions done to or by the men
One term to express length of time left in the service
Two saying concerning length of time left in the service
Three terms meaning to kill
Two names for mines
One term for burning something down
Twelve miscellaneous terms

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • folk speech
  • folksongs
  • Games
  • Graffiti
  • jokes
  • legends
  • Military
  • ritual
  • superstitions
  • Personal Names :
  • Boyesen, Richard
  • Johnson, Richard
  • Orio, Norman
  • Rupple, Jack
  • Webb-Bowen, Ken
  • Webb-Bowen, Mary
  • Webb-Bowen, O.C.
  • Wickham, Dennis
  • Geographical Names :
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Korea
  • Oklahoma
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project