The Marks Family: An Introduction to Gypsy Life, 1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Dunham, Michael
Title
The Marks Family: An Introduction to Gypsy Life
Dates
1980
Quantity
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
1981_003
Summary
Michael Dunham 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.


Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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

Project release formReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Celebration
One account of May 6th Feast
One account of' July 4th Feast
One account of Celebration of Day of the Dead
Three accounts of Celebration of Funeral
Custom
Two comments concerning the age of marriage of daughter
One account of child bearing practice
Four accounts of interdiction on inter-marriage between Gypsy and Gajo (White)
One account of interdiction on removing pants while staying at home of Gypsy
One account of requirement to attend funeral of relative
One account of how a day is picked as birthday when actual date is not known
One account of how guests are received at home of Gypsy
One description of how respect for women and elders is practiced
One account of prevalence of secrecy
Two accounts of practice of selling female child
Dance
One account of observation of women dancing
Dress
One account of importance of wearing gold
Folk Belief and Superstition
Two curses are cited
"Amiera" is described
Account of belief of power of Devil
Folk Tale
"The Gypsy and the King"
"The Magic Beans"
Food
One description of characteristics
Four recipes - Lamb and string-bean stew
Macaroni cake
Helen's salma
Gravel
Language
Three accounts of concern that it is disappearing
One account of universal use of Romani among Gypsies
Music
One account of its importance to a Gypsy:
Description of music on reel-to-reel tape in archives (M-T-7-042081003-A)
Description of music on cassette tape 3A and 3B (M-T-7-042081003-C, -D)
Narrative
One account of a story about a letter sent to Gypsies with a palm in place of address
One description of camp-life in the past
One account of Helen as head of family
Two accounts concern with loss of customs
One account of the origin of Gypsies
One account of prejudice toward Gypsies
Occult Belief
Two accounts of: the psychic powers of Helen
Two accounts of value of palm reading
Riddle
"The Lion, the Lamb, and the Head of Cabbage"

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T01_1981_003_A: [untitled]
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
7 inches
Dunham, Michael
1981
T01_1981_003_B: [untitled]
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
7 inches
Dunham, Michael
1981
T01_1981_003_C: [untitled]
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
7 inches
Dunham, Michael
1981
T01_1981_003_D: [untitled]
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
7 inches
Dunham, Michael
1981

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • celebrations
  • ethnic groups
  • folk beliefs
  • folk music
  • folk speech
  • folklore and folklife
  • folktales
  • foodways
  • Gypsies
  • narratives
  • sound recordings
  • Whites
  • Personal Names :
  • Dunham, Arthur
  • Dunham, Michael
  • Marks, Debbie
  • Marks, Dickie (Beejoe)
  • Marks, Helen
  • Marks, Jimmie (Bossie)
  • Marks, Lizzie
  • Marks, Nancie
  • Marks, Pompino
  • Geographical Names :
  • Albany, Oregon
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Lincoln City, Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project