Ida Moffet: A Personal Experience of Ukrainian Easter-Egg Decorating, 1987  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Sargent, Kimberly
Ida Moffet: A Personal Experience of Ukrainian Easter-Egg Decorating
0.02 linear feet
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Kimberly Sargent 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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

By interviewing and gleaning information from an elderly woman of Ukrainian descent, the author discusses the origin of these kind of eggs, how Ida learned the process, and how anyone can make them. Step-by-step description of process with photos is provided along with design suggestions and traditional significance of symbology.

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Restrictions on Use

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

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Container(s) Description
1 Master sheet
1 Project release form
1 Essay
1 Folklore texts
1 Interview transcript

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Christian symbolism
  • Christians
  • Easter
  • Easter eggs
  • Eggs
  • Families
  • folk narratives
  • North American: Western States
  • photographs
  • Russian-Americans
  • Ukrainian
  • Waxing and dyeing
  • Personal Names :
  • Moffet, Ida
  • Geographical Names :
  • Springfield, Or.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Beliefs and customs
  • Family folklore
  • Fieldwork project
  • Foodways
  • Material culture
  • Personal experience