Fife Folklore Archives student media collection, 1970-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fife Folklore Archives
Title
Fife Folklore Archives student media collection
Dates
1970-2012 (inclusive)
Quantity
5 Boxes (1 linear foot)
Collection Number
USU_FOLK COLL 8b
Summary
Folklore collected by USU folklore students on cassette tape, microcassette, photographic slides, and VCR tape. Most were donated with genre collections (FOLK COLL 8a); however, since media submissions are connected to more than one genre items, they are housed separately from the transcript.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Open to public research. To access the collection a patron must have the following information: collection number, series number, sub-series number, if applicable, box number and folder number (or image number).

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008


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The Fife Folklore Archives Student Media Collection consists of folklore collected by USU folklore students on cassette tape, microcassette (which were transferred to cassette tapes and one CD for easier listening), VCR tape, color transparencies, and color slides. Most media submissions (2000 forward) accompanied genre collections; however, as most media submissions are connected to more than one genre item, they are housed separately from the transcript. If known, the location of the student genre colleciton is listed. If the professor is known it is listed in parenthesis. The collection is organized by date.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Patrons must sign and comply with the USU Special Collections and Archives Use Agreement and Reproduction Order form as well as any restrictions placed by the collector or informant(s).

Permission to publish material from the Fife Folklore Archives student media collection must be obtained from the Curator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

USU Fife Folklore Archives student media collection, 1970-2012. (FOLK COLL 8b: box, item). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 ITEM 1: COLLECTOR: Karen Stewart
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: Enid Waldron (born 1927, Cleveland, OH): Tom Thumb Wedding.
1975.
1 ITEM 2: COLLECTOR: Unknown
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMATION: [Unknown performer, singing songs she learned from her grandparents/parents that she taught to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Although no full names are given, some family information is interspersed throughout the tape. The titles of the songs given are from the first line.] Songs: "I had a sweet little doll, dear," "I'm a little Alabama Coon," "Gum Tree Canoe," "My Brother and I look alike, in fact he is my twin," [Grandfather Murdoch sang:] "A skunk came into our backyard," "Brian O'Lynn had a great mare," "I've lost my little grey kitty," "Two little girls in blue;" Finger plays/songs: Up, up in the sky, where the little birds fly," Five little squirrels sat up in a tree," [Taught to Stacey] "My Mother gave me 50 cents to see the elephant jump the fence," "Rub a dub dub said the boy in blue I have a gun and I'll shoot you;" Phrases: [Informant's grandmother said this phrase to her children and grandchildren at dinner] "Let your vittles stop your mouth," [Grandparents and parents said] "I don't give a continental damn!" "[Phrase the informant said to her children that became one of the family slogan. She got it from a book she read about a poor family that had to pick cotton off of bushes that sheep grazed by. It means pay attention to the task at hand; don't wonder off to greener pastures, finish your job.] "Stick to your bush;" Finger plays: "Ring the Bell, Knock at the door," "Here sits Tom Tinker" and more.
undated, approximately 1980.
1 ITEM 3: COLLECTOR: David Eskelson
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Charmaine Halversen; Lucille and Lester Knighton.
winter 1981.
1 ITEM 4: COLLECTOR: Nina Ricks
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMATION: Grandma's Story; Folk Song.
December 1984.
1 ITEM 5: COLLECTOR: Karlette Rogers
(120 VCR tape and DVD copy)
INFORMANTS: Shelley Nordick, LaNai Greenhalgh, Karlette Rogers, Joanne Goodwin : Camp Songs with Actions. (See: FOLK COLL 8 USU: box 37 item 86-55)
March 1986.
1 ITEM 6: COLLECTOR: Jil Sommerville
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMATION: "Hyrum" Legend.
April 1989.
1 ITEM 7: COLLECTOR: Jackie Thursby
(VCR tape)
INFORMATION: Hy's Tack Room: Wild Game Feast, 4 November 1989, (with two-page handwritten paper).
Fall 1989.
1 ITEM 8: COLLECTOR: Gary Taylor
(30 minute cassette tape)
INFORMATION: "Willie the Woodcutter," Folktale.
undated, approximately 1990.
1 ITEM 9: COLLECTOR: Pete Brooks, English/History 423
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMATION: J.C.H.'s Skinwalker Story.
undated, approximately 1990,
1 ITEM 10: COLLECTOR: Unknown
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Brenda McBeth: "Peter," Ukranian folksong (sung and interpreted); Nancy Stephensen, Lewiston UT: "The Bed Bug," (camp song).
undated, approximately 1990.
1 ITEM 11: COLLECTOR: Kate Graves
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Clark Graves, Catherine Graves, [?] Graves, Jessie Bell, Art Gardner: Oral Narratives.
undated, approximately 1990.
1 ITEM 12: COLLECTOR: Unknown
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: Morgan Decker: "Who Needs a Chairlift?"
undated, approximately 1990.
1 ITEM 13: COLLECTOR: LaDonna Christensen
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: Maureen Spencer.
6 July 1990.
1 ITEM 14: COLLECTOR: Amy S. Ellsworth
(VCR tape)
INFORMANT: Esther Smack Bradley: Folk Artist: Tatting and Crocheting.
20 February 1993.
1 ITEM 15: COLLECTOR: Jeremy Wooden
(60 minute microcassette tape, transferred to 90 cassette tape, side A used only and found on CD: FOLK COLL 8b, Box 3, item 16))
INFORMATION: Rap Shows and the Magic Twelve
Fall 1999.
2 ITEM 1: COLLECTOR: Unknown
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: Todd Haueter: Missionary Stories.
undated, approximately 2000.
2 ITEM 2: COLLECTOR: Unknown
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: Megan Fish: Missionary Stories.
undated, approximately 2000.
2 ITEM 3: COLLECTOR: Unknown
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: Mike Everton: Missionary Stories.
undated, approximately 2000.
2 ITEM 4: COLLECTOR: Unknown
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: Chantal Broways: Missionary Stories.
undated, approximately 2000.
2 ITEM 5: COLLECTOR: Unknown
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: Billy Allen: Missionary Stories.
undated, approximately 2000.
2 ITEM 6: COLLECTOR: Margaret Garr Jaggi
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: Opal Naylor.
25 March 2000.
2 ITEM 7: COLLECTOR: Barry Livingston, English 3700 (Thomas)
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: (Nicknames) 1. Angie Henderson: Pug; 2. Melanie: Chuck; 3. JaniMarie Lester: "J"; 4. Elizabeth Lester: Ibis; 5. Rob: The Lung; 6. Sara McNamee: Doodle; 7. Dustin Crawford: Mex; 8. Emily Mills: Pooh; 9. Jim Martucci: Dirty; 10. Jim Martucci: Bombaliini; 11. Steve Marty: Steve-O; 12. Barry Livingston: Seagull.
Fall 2000.
2 ITEM 8: COLLECTOR: Aaron Law, English 3700 (Thomas)
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMATION: Animal sounds and Polish folk songs.
Fall 2000.
2 ITEM 9: COLLECTOR: Elizabeth Ann Lester, English 3700 (Thomas)
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: (Local Legends): Betty, Josh and Rusty Marcus: Hippie, Northern Lights, Fairy Road, Space Ship, Lights Follow, Dresser, Swing, Bone, Ghost Dog, Big George, Corinne Bridge, Honeyville Pond, Picking Gravestone, Central, Wi[t]ch, The Growl, Canyon, Haunted House, Tabernacle, Flood.
Fall 2000.
2 ITEM 10: COLLECTOR: Vicky Campbell, English 3700 (Thomas)
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: (USU Student Folklore): Vicky Campbell and Megan Morris: Roommate Song, 27 November 2000; Doug Smith: Taggart Student Center Ghost, 29 November 2000; Leah L. Culler: Kidnapper, 29 November 2000.
Fall 2000.
2 ITEM 11: COLLECTOR: Katie Acherman, English 3700 (Thomas)
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Sage Davis, Brian Bahr, Vanessa Brenchley, Theatrical Traditions and Folklore, 17 November 2000.
Fall 2000.
2 ITEM 12: COLLECTOR: Mandy McKenna, English 3700 (Thomas)
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Sharina Cheney, Kasey Child, Emily Dent, Melanie Mason, Stephanie Morgan, Rick West, Barry Beutler, Jake Carter, Mike Christensen: Utah State University Student Pranks, November 2000.
Fall 2000.
2 ITEM 13: COLLECTOR: Charity Lund, English 3700 (Thomas)
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Gavin Cox: Playing Jailbreak; Donna Beach: I'm OK; Mindy Techmeyer: I Got My Pink Slip; Donna Beach: Pink Slips?; Gavin Cox: Pink Slip Bitterness, Jailbreak & Bases; Mindy Techmeyrer: Criss-Cross; Donna Beach: Kissing Tag, Swish-Plop; Steven Lund: Fun Things to do in Milford County.
Fall 2000.
2 ITEM 14: COLLECTOR: Kellianne Jensen, English 3700 (Thomas)
(110 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: (Potty-Training Customs): 1. Anonymous #1, 4 November 2000; 2. Clara Jensen, 14 November 2000; 3. Sandra J. Buck, 23 November 2000; 4. Karen D. Huckaby, 23 November 2000; 5. Anonymous #2, 24 November 2000.
Fall 2000.
2 ITEM 15: COLLECTOR: Kirsten Broschinsky, English 3700 (Thomas)
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: (Wal-Mart Culture) Kirsten Broschinsky and Adam Frederick: Adam's Revenge; Denet Yazzi: Denet's Interview; Jason Griffiths: Jason's Interview; Adam Frederick: Adam's Elaborations; Jeneca Coombs: Jeneca's Interview.
Fall 2000.
2 ITEM 16: COLLECTOR: Kandice Knight, English 3700 (Thomas)
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Norma and Thomas Brenchley: The Boys Without Clothes, The Drunken Mexican and Indians, The Weapon of Prayer, Charles Dickens and The Saints in England, Grandpa's Remembrance of the Depression, Jack Dempsey and My Great-Great Grandpa Brenchley, Origins of Power in Wellsville, Utah.
Fall 2000.
2 ITEM 17: COLLECTOR: Kandice Knight, English 3700 (Thomas)
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Bill and Shirlene Udink: Sarah Richins' Journey to America, The Witch Rocks, [digital image of painting of Witch Rocks by George Beard, 1911, oil on canvas], An Encounter with One of the Three Nephites, Kidnap case of 1927; Norma and Thomas Brenchley: Aunt Harriet and the Indians.
Fall 2000.
2 ITEM 18: COLLECTOR: Michelle Jensen, English 3700 (Thomas)
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Julie Strate: A Marriage Proposal Based on a Lie, Awkward First Date; Judy Jensen: Yearning for a Wedding Proposal, Rude Awakening; Scott Jensen: A Snowman for a Snowball, Wedding Proposal in a Stone Quarry; Jason Strate: Pay Back with Mice; Michelle Jensen: Painful Hide-and-Go-Seek; Julie Strate: Humorous First Kiss; Shari Winters: The Dreaded Wedding Proposal; Scott Jensen: First Kiss in a Movie Theater; Clint Winters: Wedding Proposal a with a Joke; Kevin Watson: First Date on a Hill; Kevin Watson: Womanly Kiss, Marriage by the Temple.
Fall 2000.
2 ITEM 19: COLLECTOR: Wes Garland, English 3700 (Thomas)
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMATION: Pranks.
Fall 2000.
3 ITEM 1: COLLECTOR: Aimee Hall, History 2720 (Toelken)
(VCR tape)
INFORMATION: Olsen Family Traditions: Item 1: Dale [?] Delight (Old Hunting movie, no sound); Item 2: To Grandmother's House We Go (family singing); Item 3: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas (Video taped family Christmas Party, 1985, including singing, piano music, and nativity story); Item 4: King Wenceslas reading at LDS Church); Item 5: Story; Item 6: Song For: Grandma and Grandpa (at Reunion); Item 7: 1992 Family Reunion (singing with piano); Item 8: Happy Birthday to Who?
Spring 2001.
3 ITEM 2: COLLECTOR: Jeremy Beal, English 3700 (Thomas)
(60 minute microcassette tape, transferred to 90 cassette tape, side A used only and found on CD: FOLK COLL 8b, Box 3, item 16)
INFORMATION: Conversation.
Fall 2002.
3 ITEM 3: COLLECTOR: Jeremy Beal, English 3700 (Thomas)
(120 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: Rachel Wilson: Conversations/Personal Narratives.
Fall 2002.
3 ITEM 4: COLLECTOR: Kent Fletcher
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMATION: Homemade Holiday Memories.
Spring 2002.
3 ITEM 5: COLLECTOR: Janica Kynason
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMATION: The Haunting of Eccles Mansion.
Spring 2002.
3 ITEM 6: COLLECTOR: Joseph Chambers
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMATION: Dog Naming Tradition, (with 24 color transparencies of tradition: ITEM 6a).
Spring 2002.
3 ITEM 7: COLLECTOR: Janice Schofield, English 3700
(60 minute microcassette tape, transferred to 60 minute cassette tape, side A used only and found on CD: FOLK COLL 8b, Box 3, item 16)
INFORMATION: Personal Experience Narratives.
Fall 2002.
3 ITEM 8: COLLECTOR: Ashley Gorrell, English 3700
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMATION: Pranks.
Fall 2002.
3 ITEM 9: COLLECTOR: N. Jill Pritchard
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: Amber Degraw: Mormon Wedding Traditions; Laura Hook: Family Holiday Traditions.
Fall 2002.
3 ITEM 10: COLLECTOR: Janice Schofield, English 1710
(60 minute microcassette tape, transferred to 60 minute cassette tape, side A used only and found on CD: FOLK COLL 8b, Box 3, item 16)
INFORMATION: Car Games.
Spring 2003.
3 ITEM 11: COLLECTOR: Patricia Christophiades, English 1710
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Brent, Vanessa, Robin, Sarah, Jenny, Merri: Courtship Stories
Fall 2003.
3 ITEM 12: COLLECTOR: Patricia Christophiades, English 1710
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Brent, Vanessa, Robin, Sarah, Jenny, Merri: Courtship Stories
Fall 2003.
3 ITEM 13: COLLECTOR: Janae Jenson, English 1710
(60 minute cassette tape)
INFORMATION: Family Narratives.
Fall 2003.
3 ITEM 14: COLLECTOR: Stephanie Wilson, English 3700 (Thomas)
(60 minute microcassette tape, transferred to 60 minute cassette tape, side A used only and found on CD: FOLK COLL 8b, Box 3, item 16)
INFORMANTS: Jacob Beck, Jonathon M. Gooch, Jerrica Hall, Sunnie Hansen, Boonie Luce, Mike Molyneux, Clark Sessions, Natalie Shaw, Todd Walden, Kurt Wilson, Marcia Wilson: Sports Superstitions.
Fall 2005.
3 ITEM 15: COLLECTOR: Ralph D. Merrill, English 3700 (Thomas)
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Diane L. Merrill and Zelda Gertrude Bartlett Packer, Food Dishes for Special Occasions, November 2005.
Fall 2005.
3 ITEM 16: COLLECTOR: Megan Griffiths, English 3700 (Thomas)
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANTS: Kelly Griffiths, Randy Griffiths, David Tovey, Paige Tovey.
Fall 2005.
3 ITEM 17: CD of items on microcassettes
(see items: FOLK COLL 8b, Box 1, item 15; Box 3, items: 2, 7, 10, 14)
4 ITEM 1: COLLECTOR: Unknown (Wilson)
(23 Color Slides)
INFORMATION: Swiss Easter Egg Dying (Easter in Southern Utah).
Undated, approximately late 1970s.
4 ITEM 2: COLLECTOR: Gabrielle Hamilton. (Toelken)
(76 Color Slides)
INFORMATION: Halloween Yard Art and Costumes: Wyoming and Logan, North Logan and Smithfield, UT.
Undated, approximately 1995.
4 ITEM 3: COLLECTOR: Unknown.
(20 Color Slides)
INFORMATION: Two women baking (perhaps divinity or cookies of some sort). The names Del Benson and Kerry Steele are hand-written on one slide (unknown meaning).
Undated.
5 ITEM 1: Linda J. Fretwell
(90 minute cassette tape)
INFORMANT: Elaine F. Lewis: telling story of parents' first date, engagement, and wedding reception.(See items: FOLK COLL 8a, Group 7, Box 14, fld. 12, item 3.9.1.2, fld. 13, item 3.9.3.3, and fld. 20, item 3.10.0.3).
Unknown.
5 ITEM 2: Linda J. Fretwell
(CD)
INFORMANT: John Fretwell: telling story of how he met Helen Keller during World War II. (See item: FOLK COLL 8a, Group 7, Box 13, fld. 1, item 3.1.3.5).
1980.
5 ITEM 3: Collector: Unknown
(2 CDs)
INFORMATION: Oakcrest Camp Songs (LDS camp songs) CD 1: Christ is the reason, Down on the Banks, Children of the Light, Horsie Horsie, Linger, Remember, Little green frog, The cat came back, candle on the water, Rainbow Song, Happiness, Little drop of dew, Deep and Wide, Late last night, The Spirit of God, Keeping the flame, I am a child of God, Big blue frog, Liverwurst, Sandman, If all the Raindrops, Little less of me, The court of King Caracticus, Fear not, Chicky-Boomba, I'd like to teach the world to sing, Misty song, Spiders web, Iggle-Wiggle, Little red caboose, The Entli song, Angel song, Every time you act, Katalina Madalina, Oh, Gee I wanna go to Oakcrest, Soft rain, I love to eat, My aunt came back, The Redman, Ann Marie, bottle Pop, Koom bah yah, May the good Lord bless and keep you; CD2: Walk tall, I love to wander, Oh Helena, The skunk song, America, Chicken, Boom-Chicka Boom, House in the Woods, Watermelon song, I wonder when He comes again, Pile of tin, Wadily ott-cha, An Austrian went yodeling, For baby, Father Abraham, Noah song, White wings, The Cloey song, Princess Pat, Weiny man, Bananas unite, God didn't give me much, Happy birthday song (Roxy style), Pass it on, Warm fuzzy, Jello-O, Pioneer, Zimba, Edelweiss, German doctor, Eddy Brown, Perrywinkle store, Clementine, John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Teach me to walk, Zoolo king
1997-2003.
5 ITEM 4: Collector: Sunitha Anand, English 3070
(1 Tape)
INFORMATION: Ultimate Aggie: an interview of two female students who performed the unofficial school tradition/dare to sit on/ride the bull (statue of the USU mascot near the football stadium) naked. (See item: FOLK COLL 8a, Group 1:C, Box 7, Folder 4.2, Item 2.6.10.2).
2010.
5 ITEM 5: Collector: Lisa B. Allen, English 2720 (Christensen)
(Three Photos)
INFORMATION: Epitaphs: Kay's Fudge (recipe on gravestone), Flower decoration, Graphics describing individual.
Spring 2003.
5 ITEM 6: Collector: Unknown.
(Two Photos)
INFORMATION: Norwegian Christmas Cookies and Ellen B. Olsen.
Unknown.
5 ITEM 7: Collector: Stacie Poulsen, Folklore 2210
(CD)
INFORMATION: Emily Poulsen, Kristen Poulsen, Tara Poulsen, Serena Von Neiderhouseren, Brinkli Jones, Lisa C. Poulsen
Fall 2012

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Folklore--United States.