Latin American Lore, 1989  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Chastain, Stephanie
Title
Latin American Lore
Dates
1989
Quantity
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
1989_015
Summary
Stephanie Chastain 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.


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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

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
Stereotypes
One account of blacks as servants
Two accounts "Black people smell"
One account blacks live in tropical regions
One account of the "dumb negro"
Three accounts Indians stupid
Two accounts Indians lazy
Two accounts Indians dirty
Three accounts Indians wild
One account Indians illiterate
One account Indian as slave
One account Indian lower class
One account Indian as alcoholic
One account Mexican as "beaner"
One account Mexican as "wetback"
One account American superficial, cold
Personal experience narrative
One account called wetback/beaner
One account of socially unacceptable relative-marriage
One account of importance of money- Maria del Sol
Learning to say black not negro
Discovering racial distinctions
Not being served Texas restaurant
Cultural differences realized-music
Visitors avoid blacks
Visitor focused on blacks to be fair
Speech
Don't be an Indian (or naco)--dumb
"Estar con indio"--wild
Don't be a negro--lower class
"Eso es una negrada"--things black
Behave like an Indian--drunk
Upset as an Indian--enraged, emotional
Strong as an Indian
Don't talk like an Indian--broken speech
indio
mulatto
beaner
wetback
nigger
Custom
One Spanish Christmas custom--candy coal
Proverb
One proverbial saying about blacks wearing white
Jokes
Haiti/Dominican Republic
Colombia's "polish-like" jokes
Folklife
One account of Mexican Indian tradition

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T04_1989_015: [untitled]
1.0 sound cassette (analog)
Chastain, Stephanie
Side A - Armando, Marco, Jorge, Chastain
undated
T05_1989_015_01: [untitled]
1.0 sound cassette (analog)
Chastain, S.
undated
T05_1989_015_02: [untitled]
1.0 sound cassette (analog)
Chastain, S.
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • African Americans
  • American Indians
  • Americans
  • belief
  • folk speech
  • folklife
  • jokes
  • Mexicans
  • Native Latin American Indians
  • personal experience narratives
  • proverbs
  • reminiscences
  • ritual
  • sound recordings
  • stereotyping
  • Personal Names :
  • Avila, Norma Ruth
  • Benavides, Rosamel
  • D., Marco
  • de la Torre, Kenny
  • Escala, Anuncia
  • Jorge
  • Morales, Armando
  • Morales, Ligia
  • Verano, Luis
  • Geographical Names :
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Spain
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project