Superstition, Custom, Miscellaneous, 1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Superstition, Custom, Miscellaneous
1970 (inclusive)
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
Ellen McMurray 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.


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

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Several Swedish customs: Mayday, Pinkst, Christmas, Easter, Smorgasbord, fishing, and school
One Girls Beout custom: mariner skills contest
Hailing letters with stamps upside down
Superstitions and Popular Beliefs
Dropping a coin
Dropping a fork
Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary
Marking a baby before birth
Telling dreams
Death in 3's
Nose itching
Left ear burning
Fireworks causing rain
Opening gifts at bridal shower
Becoming pregnant
Charm: saying "Bread and Butter"
Not dating checks on Sunday
One cure for warts
Three cures for infections, sores
One hangover cure
One remedy for poison oak
One cure for fever blisters
Recipes and Food
One recipe for cereal (Swedish)
A legend of how Noti, Oregon, got its name
Childhood Games in Sweden
Childhood game of stepping on cigarette packages
Folk poetry and rhymes
Four rhymes
One graffiti
Folk speech
Two loggers' terms for daytime lovemaking
One logger's proverbial comparison

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • academic life
  • folk beliefs
  • folk medicine
  • folk speech
  • Games
  • Girl Scouts
  • Graffiti
  • Immigrants
  • jokes
  • legends
  • Loggers
  • Loggers (Oregon)
  • Poetry
  • recipes
  • ritual
  • superstitions
  • Swedish immigrant
  • Personal Names :
  • Boyd, Judy
  • Campbell, Stu
  • Egge, Ralph
  • Ekstrom, Carl
  • Elliott, Dell
  • Lake, Leora
  • Lusby, Joel
  • McMurray, Ellen
  • McMurray, Martha
  • Penharlow, Dora
  • Sutter, Effie
  • Sutter, Jenny
  • Tuttle, Francie
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Kansas
  • Noti (Or.)
  • Oregon
  • Portland (Or.)
  • Sweden
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project