Chicano/Chicana Folklore, 2015  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Cardenas, Priscilla
Chicano/Chicana Folklore
2015 (inclusive)
.02 linear feet

1 folder
Collection Number
Priscilla Cardenas was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. 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 available for access in accordance with Randall V. Mills Archives policy.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Interviewed perople about aspects of being Latino in the United States. A majority is on the lowrider culture. This includes stories, legends, experiences, and memoirs of Latino ghost sotries, lowriders and holidays

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection is available for use in accordance with Randall V. Mills Archives policy.

Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Collection includes informant release forms signed by the informants.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Project release formReturn to Top

Informant release formsReturn to Top

Folklore text sheetsReturn to Top

La Llorona variant
Dia de los Reyes traditions
Low rider lore
Car club structure
Car customization
Police discrimination against
Gang members not welcome in car clubs
Club parties
Cruising as a social activity
Police discrimination confronted in court
The saying "low and slow"

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Art
  • Cars
  • Chicano
  • Cruising
  • Epiphany
  • folk speech
  • Gang members
  • ghosts
  • Groups and organizations—Ad Club
  • holiday traditions
  • La Llorona
  • Latino Culture
  • Mexican Americans
  • Police
  • sports clubs
  • Personal Names :
  • Armenta, Luis
  • Cardenas, Luis
  • Cardenas, Priscilla
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • San Diego (Calif.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ethnic American Legend
  • Festivals and Holidays-Ethnic
  • Fieldwork project
  • Occupational Groups
  • scary stories