Legends, Cures, and Superstitions of Southwestern Mexican-Americans, 1973  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Legends, Cures, and Superstitions of Southwestern Mexican-Americans
1973 (inclusive)
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
Ruth Elaine Vise 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.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Collection includes project release form with additional stipulations.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy and additional stipulations by collectors or informants. See project release form in collection file for additional stipulations.

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
Two versions of "La Llorona"
Headless Man on White Horse
Man with Chicken Feet
Woman with Chicken Feet
Beautiful Woman Disguised as Devil
Vision of Baby Face with Devil's Traits
Vision Guarding Buried Treasure
Apparition of Devil to Child
Apparition of Baby with Big Teeth
Folk Medicine
1 cure for child's fever
1 laxative for child
1 cure for silicosis
2 cures for gas
prevention against measles
remedy for miseries of cold
remedy for coughs
2 remedies for heat rash
1 remedy for sunburn
1 cure for stomach ache
1 cure for earache
2 cures for boils/ carbuncles
1 remedy for constipation
1 remedy for bronchitis/ chest congestion
1 cure for empacho
1 cure for pneumonia
1 cure for nosebleed
1 remedy for late-walking babies
2 cures for sties
1 cure for arthritis
1 cure for rheumatism
1 cure for diaper rash
1 remedy for teething pain
1 cure for whooping cough
2 remedies for menstrual cramps
1 cure for pinkeye
1 cure for epilepsy
1 method to induce vomiting
2 cures for headache
3 cures for diarrhea
7 midwife's beliefs
Legend of a curandera and her love potions
Spilled salt
Itching Palm
Bird flying into window
Dark clouds in sky
Catching a witch

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T01_1973_133: Ruth Elaine Vise interview sound recordings
1.0 sound tape reel(s) (analog)
7 inches
7 inches

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • folk medicine
  • legends
  • Lower class Mexican Americans/predominately Spanish speaking
  • Sound recordings
  • superstitions
  • Personal Names :
  • Garcia, Dolores
  • Holguin, Ruby
  • Horcasitas, Mrs. Julian
  • Majalca, Antonio (Tony)
  • Majalca. Vera (Vira)
  • Parra, Irene
  • Vise, Lupe Puga
  • Vise, Ruth Elaine
  • Geographical Names :
  • Grant County (N.M.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project