A Survey of Superstitions Concerning the Human Body, 1973  PDF

Overview of the Collection

A Survey of Superstitions Concerning the Human Body
1973 (inclusive)
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
Elizabeth Anne Oster was a student in the University of Oregon Folklore Studies 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

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Superstition and Popular Belief
One belief about cosmic phenomena
One belief about courtship
One belief about death
One belief about domestic pursuits
Three beliefs about magical practices
Human Body, Folk Medicine
One belief about chicken pox
One belief about how to determine a person's honesty
Two beliefs about how to determine intelligence
Two beliefs about masturbation
One belief about how a woman can tell if she is pregnant
One belief about people with red hair
Three folk remedies
Two beliefs concerning sexuality
One belief about sleeping

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  • Subject Terms :
  • cooks
  • English-Americans
  • folk beliefs
  • folk medicine
  • Irish Americans
  • Italian Americans
  • Pennsylvania Dutch
  • Secretaries
  • Students
  • superstitions
  • Women
  • Personal Names :
  • Baker, Deborah
  • Davies, Gail
  • Giardini, Susan
  • Pierce, Hannah Lee
  • Robinson, Nancy
  • Seese, Eileen
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Florence (Or.)
  • Illinois, Central
  • Ireland
  • Lake Oswego (Or.)
  • Littleton (Colo.)
  • McKenzie Bridge (Or.)
  • New Jersey
  • Portland (Or.)
  • Virginia
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project