Fieldwork Project, 2015  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Nunan, Monica
Title
Fieldwork Project
Dates
2015 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.02 linear feet

1 folder
Collection Number
2018_048
Summary
Monica Nunan was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. 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 available for access in accordance with Randall V. Mills Archives policy.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Project for Folklore 255 class. Focus on women's folk response to rape culture, much of the folklore collected deals with sexual difference, sexual assault and women.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection is available for use in accordance with Randall V. Mills Archives policy.

Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Collection includes informant release forms signed by the informants.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Project release formsReturn to Top

Informant release formsReturn to Top

Folklore text sheetsReturn to Top

Description
Ethnic Tradition: Christmas Pudding
Material Lore: Key Shiv
Campus Legend: Sexual Assault Expected
Schoolyard rhyme - RAPE
Memorial Tattoo: Forget Me Not
Local Folk Art Communication Graffiti: SLAV and COAL
Legend Folk Tale
Folk Legend: Late Night Parking Lot
Legend: Trucker's Lights
Memorate
Memorate 1: Supernatural Interaction
Memorate 2: Sleep paralysis

PhotographsReturn to Top

Description Dates
P01_2018_048_01: Material Lore: Key Shiv
Nunan, Monica
1.0 photographic print(s)
Physical portrayal of formation method of weapon
2015-11-30
P01_2018_048_02: Campus Legend: Sexual Assault Expected
Nunan, Monica
1.0 photographic print(s)
"When I was a freshman at the UO, my friends and I used to go to frat parties almost every weekend. I myself am not a part of Greek life, but then a lot of my friends were interested or already members of sororities and fraternities and they shared with me a great deal of the popular dramas and rumours of Greek life at the University. One rumor that was, and still is, particularly persistent was the nickname given to the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, SAE for short, which was 'Sexual Assault Expected'. I heard this nickname used by members of sororites and other fraternities alike when referring to the frat. The legend of SAE goes even farther though. I was told by a number of both Greek and non-affilitated peers that SAE had been forced to abandon their frat house in 2013 as a consequence of multiple instances of sexual assault within the frat; I had heard stories of girls whose drinks had been drugged or who had experienced instances of harrassment or grouping at parties hosted by the frat. The frat house still sits abandoned and ominously decrepit on the corner of 14th and Alder, just behind Prince Lucien Campbell lecture hall, with a somewhat ironic banner strung up across the front that reads 'Be a true gentleman, rush SAE'.
2015-12-02
P01_2018_048_03: Memorial Tattoo: Forget Me Not
Nunan, Monica
1.0 photographic print(s)
Image: tattoo
2015-11-29
P01_2018_048_04: Local Folk Art Communication Graffiti: SLAV and COAL A
Nunan, Monica
1.0 photographic print(s)
I first took heed of the graffiti writer SLAV when I moved into my new apartment this past September, because the name was written across a neighbouring building's mailbox. As well as SLAV's tag we can see another name, COAL, as can be discerned from the image, which is also frequently found in the same areas as SLAV's tag and whose penmanship echoes some of the same stylistic aesthetics as other popular graffiti designs as popularized by the 1970s movement in New York City, such as a common use of arrows in a tag. I have asked a number of peers and acquaintances of the Eugene area if they know anything about SLAV or COAL, even turning to some online communities for answers but have not yet found any. Thus far it would appear that the artists are anonymous or little known, despite the fact that most people I spoke with did recognize the tags when asked and all could recognize them when shown the above image.
2015-12-02
P01_2018_048_05: Local Folk Art Communication Graffiti: SLAV and COAL B
Nunan, Monica
1.0 photographic print(s)
I first took heed of the graffiti writer SLAV when I moved into my new apartment this past September. I then started to notice similar tags throughout the campus area, most of the time on large metal mailboxes and dumpsters, as seen in the photo, found on the dumpster outside of the AEPi fraternity. The penmanship echoes some of the same stylistic aesthetics as other popular graffiti designs as popularized by the 1970s movement in New York City, such as a common use of arrows in a tag. I have asked a number of peers and acquaintances of the Eugene area if they know anything about SLAV or COAL, even turning to some online communities for answers but have not yet found any. Thus far it would appear that the artists are anonymous or little known, despite the fact that most people I spoke with did recognize the tags when asked and all could recognize them when shown the above image.
2015-12-02
P01_2018_048_06: Local Folk Art Communication Graffiti: SLAV and COAL C
Nunan, Monica
1.0 photographic print(s)
I first took heed of the graffiti writer SLAV when I moved into my new apartment this past September. I then started to notice similar tags throughout the campus area, most of the time on large metal mailboxes and dumpsters, as seen in the photo, found on the side of a mailbox on 16th and Patterson. As well as SLAV's tag we can see another name, COAL, as can be discerned in the image, which is also frequently found in the same areas as SLAV's tag and whose penmanship echoes some of the same stylistic aesthetics as other popular graffiti designs as popularized by the 1970s movement in New York City, such as a common use of arrows in a tag. I have asked a number of peers and acquaintances of the Eugene area if they know anything about SLAV or COAL, even turning to some online communities for answers but have not yet found any. Thus far it would appear that the artists are anonymous or little known, despite the fact that most people I spoke with did recognize the tags when asked and all could recognize them when shown the above image.
2015-12-02

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • body art
  • campus
  • culture
  • Ethnic
  • Folklore
  • Graffiti
  • Irish
  • legends
  • material culture
  • memorates
  • memorials
  • Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • sleep paralysis
  • Students
  • tradition
  • University of Oregon
  • Women
  • Personal Names :
  • Deering, Jake
  • Ehmig, Dominique
  • Nunan, Judith
  • Nunan, Monica
  • Nunan, Rossa
  • Geographical Names :
  • New Jersey
  • New York City
  • Pacific Northwest
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • University of Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project
  • supernatural