Folklore of Flipped Cigarettes, 2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Sembler, Jacob
Folklore of Flipped Cigarettes
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
Jacob Sembler 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

The many variations and meanings of flipping cigarettes and the smoker's intent for doing so.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection is available 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

Release formsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Flips a lucky, saves till last
Flips a cigarette for a lucky
Flips a cigarette for luck, learned through imitation
Flips 2 cigarettes; one for good luck and one for good fuck
Flips a cigarette for a lucky; the person who showed her always gave his lucky cigarette away, for their luck and his
Flips cigarette in correspondance to the first letter of a crush's name.
Flips cigarette for a lost friend
Flips cigarette for a lucky, doesn't save it for the last cigarette, but smoks it in time of need
Does not participate, has heard of lucky cigarettes
Flips a cigarette in the middle for luck
Flips a cigarette in correspondance wit how hard he wants to achieve something

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Cigarette smokers
  • cigarettes
  • gestures
  • luck
  • luck gestures
  • Situational subculture
  • smoking
  • tradition
  • Personal Names :
  • Berns, Andrea
  • Cornateanu, Ringo
  • Dahlquist, Ryan
  • Fitzpatrick, Aimee
  • Hewitt, Dana
  • Johnson, Cynthia
  • Lyons, Dana
  • Quick, Rebecca
  • Saxton, Andrew
  • Taft, Cason
  • Van Winkle, Zareen
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Northwest
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project
  • Gesture
  • Personal experience narratives