Superstitions, 1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

1971 (inclusive)
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
Jenny Nobles 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.

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Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open 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

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Superstition and popular belief
Five wedding superstitions/customs
Five holiday superstitions
Twenty-nine superstitions dealing with signs and causes of good and bad luck
One planting superstition
Apples: twisting stems or throwing peels to foretell future
Wearing st. Christopher medal for protection
"Bread and Butter" said when two are divided by pole, etc
Three on cosmic phenomena; falling stars, full moon
Three weather beliefs
Five superstitions concerning domestic pursuits
One birthday belief
Determining sex of child by position of parents during conception
Two beliefs about diving rods
Belief about stepping over someone lying on floor

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Chinese
  • College students
  • folk beliefs
  • Japanese Americans
  • superstitions
  • White Americans
  • Personal Names :
  • Daugherty, Kathy
  • Flynn, Ronn
  • Fornie, Rick
  • Friend, Linda
  • Gibb, Susan
  • Gill, Gretchen
  • Harada, Eileen
  • Harger, Jane
  • Hoffnagle, Gail
  • Johnson, Gene
  • Levi, Karen
  • Lyle, Barbara
  • Moore, Mary Sharon
  • Moser, Diane
  • Newman, Janet
  • Nobles, Randy
  • Peterson, Cathy
  • Pietka, Dave
  • Pohl, Julie
  • Ragozzino, Edward
  • Rodiger, Ann
  • Romano, Dave
  • Stephens, Dave
  • Williams, Melissa
  • Wuang, Howard
  • Yood, Janet
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bowling Green (Ohio)
  • Calgary (Alta.)
  • Days Creek (Or.)
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • New York (State)
  • Portland (Or.)
  • Redding (Calif.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project