The Folklore of Birthday Celebrations, 1985  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Lande, Susanne
The Folklore of Birthday Celebrations
0.02 linear feet
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Susanne Lande 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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This project is a broadly. based comparative exploration of birthday rituals in many different cultural contexts via diverse representatives from the student body of the U. of O. The author concludes that birthday celebrations carry more weight in European traditions and that foodways are the most important and common factor in celebrations cross-culturally.

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Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

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Container(s) Description
1 Master sheet
1 Project release form
1 Essay
1 Folklore texts
1 Interview transcript

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Birthday ceremonies
  • birthday parties
  • birthdays
  • celebrations
  • Cultural comparisons
  • Family traditions
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Celebrations: year cycle ceremonies (birthdays)
  • Family folklore
  • Fieldwork project