Miscellaneous Items, 1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Miscellaneous Items
Dates
1970 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
1970_123
Summary
Susan Forkner 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


Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection does not include a 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

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Folk Speech
One animal call
Folk Poetry
Two counting out rhymes
One military cadence chant
Costume
Regional variation on wearing pat. leather shoes
Custom
Several college customs (5)
Washing a teapot
Saying "Rabbit" on the first of month
Family Customs: Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Birthdays
Using apple peel to determine husband
Variation on passing out cigars at baby's birth
Loss of baby teeth (2)
Response to seeing a white horse
Crossing a railroad track
Several household customs: hanging underwear; folding pillowcases; embroidering dish towels
Dismounting from a horse
Superstition and Popular Belief
Determining baby's sex
Baseball (luck)
Knocking on wood
Effects of full moon
Response to sneeze
Step on a crack
Wearing Red on Thursday
Fear of bathroom electrocution
Eating bread crusts, burnt food
Games
Variations on baseball: Under the Line; Hit the Bat; 500; Pepper
Gesture
Legend
One legend about how "Dixie" is sung
Two urban legends
Jokes
Two jokes
Proverbs
Two proverbs
Riddles
Three riddles

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Baseball players
  • College students
  • legends
  • Poetry
  • superstitions
  • Personal Names :
  • Forkner, Alan
  • Forkner, Susan
  • Ludlow, Myrtle
  • Geographical Names :
  • Springfield (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project