Wishmaking: An Unconscious Practice of Rules, Rituals, and Repercussions, 2010  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cleary, Charlotte
Title
Wishmaking: An Unconscious Practice of Rules, Rituals, and Repercussions
Dates
2010
Quantity
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
2011_010
Summary
Charlotte Cleary 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.
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 open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Languages
English
Sponsor
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 social webs and reasoning capabilities of children provide rules and guidelines to many seemingly pointless or irrational things, the sense of which can only be understood by them. With age comes the internal logical realization that magic and hope can only do so much, and that one must work for one's happiness; it is because of this that wishmaking and the associated rituals are less common in adulthood (analysis of change in mindset).

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

Project release formReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Informant release form(s)Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore text sheetsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

T-2011_010:  Interview sound recordingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T04_2011_010: Wishmaking
1.0 sound cassette (analog)
Cleary, Charlotte
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College students
  • fairy tales
  • sound recordings
  • wish
  • wishes
  • Wishing
  • wishmakers
  • wishmaking
  • Personal Names :
  • Aguilar, Brandy
  • Endicott, Grant
  • Spooner, Valerie
  • Terwilliger, Hoobie
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • worldwide
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Beliefs
  • customary
  • Fieldwork project
  • Magic
  • verbal