Miscellaneous, 1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

1970 (inclusive)
0.04 linear feet
Collection Number
Peter Lindsey 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.

Alternative Forms Available

Sound recordings in this collection are available as digital audio files in the archives.

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
"Dough-face" masks for Halloween
German Christmas celebration in America
Folk poetry and rhyme
Four counting out rhymes
One jump rope rhyme
Folk song
Parody of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean"
One song used in a kissing game
Folk tale
Two tall tales about hunting
"Baby in the Hole"
"Broomstick Cricket"
"Yankee Arrow"
A "walking dance"
A kissing game
One joke about an oversexed rooster
Legend about a girl swallowing an octopus egg
Material culture
A "pig-tail whistle"
A "sturgeon-head ball"
Two types of "Tic-Tacs" (Noisemakers)
A dart toy
Use of egg membrane to seal wounds
Collecting "boneset"
Use of Flagroot bulbs for bellyaches
Use of assafetida bag
Mare's mile to cure fever
Goose grease for colds -"Gans schmaltz"
Grasshopper juice for warts
A buttered knife for bruises
A cure for worms
Two proverbial comparisons
Recipes and food
Salt Salmon
Superstition and popular belief
Determining future spouse by twisting apple stem
Putting dead flies in contribution boxes to stop theft
Response to seeing a white horse
Dropping ashes in tea/coffee making a person amorous
Dreams of weddings, deaths
Sweeping dirt Qutdoors -bad luck
Leaving broom behind when moving
Sweeping under one's feet
Returning home for a forgotten article
Hours of death

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T01_1970_159_A: Interview sound recording
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
T01_1970_159_B: Interview sound recording
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)

PhotographsReturn to Top

Description Dates
P01_1970_159_01: Mr. Harvey Lindsey, age 80, 1970
1.0 photographic print(s)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Anglo Americans
  • belief
  • customs
  • Finnish American
  • Games
  • German Americans
  • Photographs
  • remedies (health)
  • Sound recordings
  • superstitions
  • Personal Names :
  • Knight, William
  • Lackaff, Frederick
  • Lindsey, Harvey
  • Mason, Betty
  • Olsen, Victor
  • Saari, Joseph
  • Solwold, Louise
  • Weimers, Julia
  • Geographical Names :
  • Cannon Beach (Or.)
  • Portland (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project