Utah folklore collection, 1947-1997  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Utah students
Title
Utah folklore collection
Dates
1947-1997 (inclusive)
Quantity
37 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0488
Summary
The Utah folklore collection (1947-1997) consists of student folklore projects which spans nearly fifty years. These projects were prepared by University of Utah students studying in various courses and workshops taught by Louis Zucker, Wayland D. Hand, Hector Lee, Barre Toelken, Jan Harold Brunvand, Margaret K. Brady, and David Stanley.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

University of Utah students have been adding, via their professors, to the Utah Folklore collection for over fifty years.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Utah folklore collection (1947-1997) is a collection of student folklore projects which spans nearly fifty years. These projects were prepared by University of Utah students studying in various courses and workshops taught by Louis Zucker, Wayland D. Hand, Hector Lee, Barre Toelken, Jan Harold Brunvand, Margaret K. Brady, and David Stanley. The collection has been arranged in a format similar to that of the folklore collection at Utah State University in 1989 which consisted of two parts: Focused Projects and Genre Items. In general, Focused Projects are those which look at a subject in some detail, often include an interview and present the subject subject in context. Genre Items are single topics such as a game or joke and may include variations.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Utah folklore collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Utah folklore collection, Ms 488, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:Ms 488.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Focused Projects, 1947-1958Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Folders 1-2 contain two projects done in 1947, folders 3-10 eight from 1957, and folders 11-12 two from 1958. No focused projects for the years 1948 through 1956 are included.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Butts, Shirley
"An Adventure in Folklore"; Oral Tradition--folk poem, Indian stories told by whites, pioneer stories (release stipulation on last page); Payson, Utah.
2
Stevens, Gloria Down
"Some American Folk Songs"; Oral Tradition--folk songs (words and music); (Collected in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
3
Ashton, Emma Rae
"Folklore Collecting Project"; Oral Tradition--proverbs, verbal charms and puzzles, rhymes, tall tales, folk speech, folk songs, jokes; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, games (Informants include collector's parents: President (of Mormon Church) David 0. McKay and Emma Ray Riggs McKay) Salt Lake City, Utah.
4
Bowthorpe, Kenneth
"Collection of Folklore in Jackson Hole" Oral Tradition--legend: Three Nephites; local legends; Human Condition--characters: Nick Wilson, "Snake River Charlie" Martin, Chief Washakie (Shoshoni)Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
5
Butterfield, Alice
"Remembered Songs from Utah Families"; Oral Tradition--songs, folk stories; Midvale, Riverton, Copperton, and Alpine, Utah.
6
Florence, Penny
"Folklore Collecting Project"; Oral Tradition--folktales, folksongs, proverbs, folk speech, naming, verbal puzzles, rhymes, jokes; Customary Behavior--games, folk medicine, superstitions; (Informants from) Morgan, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Brighton, Utah.
7
Mortensen, J. Lynn
"Folklore Collecting Project" Oral Tradition--folk stories, Three Nephite legends, folk speech; Material Culture--folklife, foods, hand skills Customary Lore--folk beliefs, superstitions, dreamsHuman Condition--relationship of Tooele settlers and Goshute Indians, mining lore and methods, Utah badmen, Bishop's Court (a way of deciding local affairs in 1850-1860); Salt Lake and Tooele Counties, Utah.
8
Rosenblatt, Stephen
"Collected Mining and Foundry Folklore"; Oral Tradition--songs; Customary Lore--superstitions.
9
Russon, Bon Neta
"Folklore Miscellany: Lehi, Utah"; Oral Tradition--proverbs, knock knock stories, Moron stories, jump-rope rhymes, tongue twisters, autograph album verses, counting rhymes, slang, riddles, song parodies; Customary Behavior--children's games; Lehi, Utah.
10
Warburton, Joyce
"Collecting Project"; Oral Tradition--proverbs, rhymes, jokes, naming of Tooele and Skull Valley; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk medicine, dream beliefs; Human Condition--account of pioneer journey to Salt Lake, arriving October, 1849, and the early days in Tooele by Richard Warburton (author's great grandfather), Christmas in 1860's; Tooele County, Utah.
11
Kennard, Leona D.
"The Peep Stone Lady"; Oral Tradition--accounts of the Peep Stone Lady locating missing persons or animals; Logan, Utah and South-Eastern Idaho.
12
Sprouse, Janet
"Tales of the Bear Lake Monster"; Oral Tradition--Indian legend, Mormon settler legend; Bear Lake Valley, Utah and Idaho.

Focused Projects, 1960, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

There are no projects for 1959 and no projects for 1961-1964 in this section. Folders 1-4 contain projects done in 1960 and folders 5-22 contain projects from 1965.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Folder
1
Freeman, Mary
"Medical Folklore"; Customary Lore--folk beliefs (Mormon, Maori); Human Condition--characters: Alice Jeanette Tippetts, Ellis R. Shipp, M.D.; Utah.
2
Kimberlin, Marian
"Medical Folklore"; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk beliefs, cures, superstitions; (copies of ads).
3
Menlove, Alice Isaksen
"Folklore Acquired Through My Danish Heritage"; Material Culture--folklife, crafts, foods Customary Behavior--festivals, customs Oral Tradition--songs; (Informant born in Denmark).
4
Morgan, Charlotte
"Home Remedies in Folk Medicine"; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk beliefs, cures; Anita, Iowa.
5
Boyce, Carolyn
"Immigrant Folklore--Scotch Superstitions"; Customary Lore--superstitions; Oral Tradition--legend: Loch Ness Monster; (Scottish informants in) Utah.
6
Carlisle, Judi
"Haunted Mines and Buried Treasure in Leadville, Colorado"; Customary Lore--folk beliefs, superstitions; Oral Tradition--mine ghost stories; Abominable Snowman; Leadville, Colorado (map).
7
Durland, Mary L.
"Japanese Folklore in Salt Lake City"; Oral Tradition--legends; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk beliefs, festivals; (Japanese community in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Dutcher, Linda
"Songs My Grandfather Sang"; Oral Tradition--songs (words only); Utah.
9
Halliday, Sue
"Folk Lore of Northern San Juan County"; Oral Tradition--talls tales, anecdotes; Human Condition--lives of cowboys, Mormons, others; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, folk medicine; Northern San Juan County, Utah.
10
Hurth, Sally
"Folklore Collection: Medical Superstitions; Folklore of the South; Ghost Lore"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, cures; Oral Tradition--rhymes, children's game rhymes, legends, folk stories; Cederburg, Wisconsin; Alabama; South Carolina; Massachusetts.
11
Jackson, Shannon
"Folklore of Sanpete and Sevier Counties, Utah"; Oral Tradition--Scandinavian dialect anecdotes, folk speech, naming; stories about Salt-Hans; stories about the Gadianton robbers; stories about gang at Robber's Roost; Customary Lore--superstitionsSanpete and Sevier Counties, Utah.
12
Jensen, Virginia
"Elements of Folklore in Southern San Juan County"; Oral Tradition--folksongs, naming, anecdotes, local characters; Human Condition--occupations: anthropology, geology, river running; speculation on Indian petroglyphs; Indian-whitemen conflicts; Southern San Juan County, Utah.
13
Jordahl, Owen
"A Few Aspects of Folklore Involving Gambling"; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk belief; Human Condition--occupation: gamblers; Las Vegas, Nevada.
14
Neiman, Mary Brandon
"Folklore of York County, South Carolina"; Oral Tradition--legends, folk songs, ballads of South Carolina whites (English, Scottish, Irish background); Customary Lore and Behavior--folk beliefs, cures; Material Culture--folk architecture; York County, South Carolina (illustrations).
15
Ossana, Nancy
"Some Utah Folklore"; Oral Tradition--tall tales, anecdotes, naming Moab, Utah.
16
Price, Sandra L.
"The Bear Lake Monster"; Oral Tradition--stories about the monster and the legend; Bear Lake Valley, Idaho and Utah.
17
Sharp, Sydney Y.
"Turkish Delights"; Customary Behavior--customs, festivals; Material Culture--folklife; Turkey.
18
Stewart, Polly
"Ephraim Folklore"; Human Condition--Scandinavian-American subculture; Oral Tradition--Ephriam humor: Brother Peterson stories, dialect, anecdotes; character: Chief Yawkeraw (Walker); Ephraim, Utah (reel-to-reel, description).
19
Sugai, Sondra
"Japanese Folklore"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, proverbs; Customary Behavior--cures, festivals, folk beliefs; (Japanese in) Utah.
20
Teater, Nancy
"Egyptian Songs"; Oral Tradition--folksongs; (Egyptian informant in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
21
Williams, Arlie
"Army Lore"; Oral Tradition--folksay, jokes, anecdotes, folk terminology; U.S. Army.
22
Zoeckler, Charlene
"Modern Indian Folklore"; Customary Lore and Behavior--Hindu and Muslim superstitions (secular and religious), folk beliefs, festivals, cures; India.

Focused Projects, Allen--Michaelson, 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1
Allen, Diana
"A Brief Miscellany of Non-Utah Beliefs About Utah"; Oral Tradition--non-Utahns impressions of Utah, the land itself and the Mormons; myths, legends (including the saltiness of Utah and the salt bears), jokes, weather lore; (Informants in) Utah.
2
Baker, Don
"The New Racial Jokes: A Study and Collection of a recent trend"; Oral Tradition--ethnic slurs, riddles, graphedia.
3
Bowen, J.
"Word Changes in the Folk Idiom"; Oral Tradition--folk speech; Western United States.
4
Craig, Carol S.
"The Order of Aaron: A brief Study of the Levite People in Utah"; Oral Tradition--character: Maurice Lerrie Glendenning; myths about Levites and Mormons; Customary Lore--beliefs Human Condition--way of life in Eskdale, Utah; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah (2 photocopies of insignias).
5
Denchfield, Ronald
"Mick: Campus Folk Hero"; Oral Tradition--pranks; Human Condition--human traits; Salt Lake City, Utah.
6
Evans, Graham E.
"Traditional Medical Practices in the Okanogan Valley"; Customary Behavior--folk beliefs and cures; Okanogan Valley, Washington.
7
Fennemore, Colleen
"Some Mormon Folklore in my Family"; Oral Traditions--lost treasure; character: Brigham Young; legands: Three Nephites, Ouija Board; Vernal, Utah.
8
Greenwood, H.L.
"'Johns' Can Be Fun: A Not So Illuminating Study of Restroom Graffiti"; Oral Tradition--graffiti; Customary Behavior--graffiti.
9
Haglund, Betsy
"Bohemie Jokes"; Oral Tradition--jokes; (Czechs in) Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
10
Harmston, Pam
"Comparison of Ute Tales"; Oral Tradition--Ute Indian legend: Coyote; Customary Behavior--Bear Dance, Sun Dance; (Ute Indians in) Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Colorado.
11
Hood, Barbara
"Mormon Beliefs on the Woman's Role--Set Against a Back Drop of Old Myths and Practices"; Oral Tradition--myths; Human Condition--women in the Mormon Church; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah (questionnaire).
12
Jones, Edward H.
"Army Folklore"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, myths, naming, rhymes, jokes; Customary Lore--superstitions; U.S. Army.
13
Keyes, Saundra
"A Study of Two Folklore Elements Circulating Among High School Students"; Oral Tradition--legend: The Hopping Lady (Memory Grove); Emo (City Cemetary); Salt Lake City, Utah.
14
Kurumada, Kim
"Japanese Marchen"; Oral Tradition--folktales; Japan.
15
Larson, Margaret
"Death Among the Zunis"; Customary Lore--folk beliefs, superstitions, rituals; Zuni, Pueblo Indians, New Mexico.
16
Light, Carolyn M.
"Gambling Folklore in its Context: Elko, Nevada, 1966"; Customary Behavior--gambling superstitions; Elko, Nevada.
17
Light, Carolyn M.
"The Giant Snake of Farmington"; Oral Tradition--local legend; Farmington, Utah.
18
Logan, Robert
"Academic Folklore of Westminister College"; Oral Tradition--anecdotes; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; Salt Lake City, Utah (Westminister College).
19
Malouf, Karen Lee
"The Middle Ten Years: A Study of Teenage Folklore"; Oral Tradition--folkspeech, folktales, folk music; Salt Lake City, Utah.
20
Michaelson, Peter and Betty Jean Smith
"Chicago Charlie--Ethnic Hero or Comic Hero?" Oral Tradition--local character: Carlos (Chicago Charlie) Zahos; tall tales, naming, folkspeech; Human Condition--occupation: mining (description of Bingham open-pit mine); Midvale; Magna; Bingham, Utah (newsclippings, one 3" reel tape and description of contents).

Focused Projects, Neilson--Whipple, 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1
Neilson, Julie
"Immigrant Folk Culture--Sanpete County, Utah"; Oral Tradition--"Petersen Yarns," dialect stories of Scandinavian immigrants learning English; Sanpete County, Utah (reel-to-reel tape, contents description).
2
Parker, Howard
"Character Anecdotes from Loa, Utah"; Oral Tradition--local character anecdotes, folk speech; Loa, Utah.
3
Powell, Jane
"Wine-Making in Utah"; Material Culture--wine-making; Human Condition--character: Olive W. Burt; Southern Utah.
4
Reid, Joan
"The Gay World--A Study of Homosexual Terms"; Oral Tradition--folk speech; San Francisco, California and Salt Lake City, Utah.
5
Richards, Kent
"Mennonite and Amish Graveyards"; Material Culture--gravestones; Oral Tradition--epitaphs; Pennsylvania (photos).
6
Rigby, Brent W.
"Trout Fishing Yarns"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, naming, pranks, tall tales; Human Condition--occupation: fishing; Strawberry Reservoir, Utah.
7
Riter, Kathleen
"Wedding Lore"; Customary Lore--folk beliefs, superstitions; Oral Tradition--proverbs; Human Condition--family lore; Utah.
8
Roberts, Stephen
"Teenage Folklore"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions.
9
Rolfson, Don
"Bear Lake Monster"; Oral Tradition--legend and variants (including connection to Great Salt Lake and Utah Lake); Bear Lake, Utah (cartoon sketches).
10
Sanders, Kurt
"Folklore of Navesink River Fisherman"; Customary Lore--superstitions; Navesink River, New Jersey.
11
Schneider, Ruth M.
"Ghosts in the Avenues"; Oral Tradition--ghost stories; Customary Lore--folk belief, superstitions; Salt Lake City, Utah (Avenues Area) (photos).
12
Schulian, John
"The Superstitions of Baseball Players"; Customary Lore--superstitions; Human Condition--occupation: baseball players; (Former pro-ball players living in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Sheffield, Paul W.
"Polack Jokes"; Oral Tradition--riddles, jokes; University of Minnesota; University of Utah.
14
Sherauski, Connie
"Folklore in Latin America"; Oral Tradition--myths, legends; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk belief; Amazon, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Mexico.
15
Sorenson, Annette M.
"Clinchers" (Utah Slang); Oral Tradition--folk speech; Utah.
16
Speirs, Allan, Jr.
"Some Popular Beliefs Found Among College Students"; Oral Tradition--folk speech; Customary Lore--folk beliefs, superstitions; Salt Lake City, Utah (University of Utah dormitory).
17
Summerhays, Irene
"Telephone Pranks and Jokes"; Oral Tradition--pranks, jokes; Salt Lake City, Utah (5th grade, Uintah School) and Centerville, Utah (7th grade, Centerville Junior High School).
18
Swenson, Paul
"Two Interviews with Salt Lake Disciples of 'Contactees' for Visitors From Outer Space"; Oral Tradition--stories of inter-planetary people (including those who appeared to Joseph Smith); character: George Adamski; Customary Lore--beliefs, superstitions; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah (three reel-to-reel tapes; tape description).
19
Waters, Kathryn G.
"Superstitions and Practices Concerning Pregnancy and Childbirth; also Remedies and Cures for Other Ailments"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, cures; Human Condition--family lore (English and Danish background); Utah (pioneer background).
20
Whitaker, Mrs. LaMar
"Folklore of College and High School"; Human Condition--character: Clarice Short Oral Tradition--anecdotes, folk stories; Salt Lake City, Utah (Rowland Hall and University of Utah); California (University of California).
21
Whipple, Frankie N.
"Walt (Gabby) Hayes, the Old Man of the Mountain"; Oral Tradition--local character: Walt Hayes; tall tales, anecdotes; Duchesne, Utah.

Focused Projects, Abramson--Wilkinson, 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Folder
1
Abramson, John C.
"A Preliminary Survey of Utah Tree Carvings"; Material Culture--folk art; Salt Lake, Utah, Summit, and Wasatch Counties, Utah (photos).
2
Abramson, John C.
"Oral Traditions of the American Distance Runner"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, stories; Human Condition--occupation: running; International.
3
Balben, Carolyn
"Basque Folklore"; Oral Tradition--jokes, narratives, folksongs; Customary Lore and Beliefs--superstitions, card game, dance; Material Culture--costume, beer recipe; Twin Falls, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah.
4
Brooks, Arthur
"The Folklore of the United States Army"; Oral Tradition--jokes, terms, folksay; Customary Behavior--gestures; U.S. Army.
5
Colligan, Cathy
"Superstions of the Rodeo Cowboy"; Customary Behavior--superstitions, folk beliefs; Human Condition--occupation: rodeo cowboys; Rodeo Circuit.
6
Evans, William
"The Oral Tradition of the Western Sheepherder"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, tall tales, jokes; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; Human Condition--sheepherding; Western United States.
7
Felton, Robert
"Folk Speech and Superstitions of Skiing"; Oral Tradition--snow snake story; Customary Lore and Behavior--"turtling," superstitions, beliefs; Utah.
8
Henson, Kaysie
"The Folklore of Pregnancy and Childbirth"; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk beliefs.
9
McMurdie, John A.
"Folklore of the Mormon Missionary or 'You're not much but you're all the Lord's got'"; Customary Lore--superstitions, traditions(Informants in) Utah, California, Washington D.C.
10
Montague, Jeff
"The Folklore of Poker"; Customary Lore and Behavior--game; Oral Tradition--folkstory, terminology; Salt Lake City, Utah.
11
Overton, Margaret Anne
"No Business Like Show Business for Superstitions"; Customary Lore--superstitions; Human Condition--occupation: show business; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
12
Richards, S. Sheree
"Neighborhood Games"; Oral Tradition--rhymes; Customary Behavior--games; Salt Lake City (and other northern and mid-state areas), Utah and Southern Idaho.
13
Todd, Julie
"The 'Horror Story' as Folklore"; Oral Tradition--legend: modern scare stories; Utah.
14
Whittaker, Connie
"What's an Elephant or ... What is a Polack?"; Oral Tradition--riddle jokes.
15
Wilkinson, Mary Sue
"Folklore in Summer Resorts"; Oral Tradition--naming, folk speech, jokes, folk stories; Customary Behavior--celebrations, employee shows, games; Human Condition--occupation: resort employees; Yellowstone and Jackson, Wyoming; Grand Canyon, Arizona; Bryce Canyon, Utah.

Focused Projects, Ashton--Low, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1
Ashton, Joan J.
"Misconceptions About the Mormon Church"; Human Condition--L.D.S. missionary experiences; Oral Tradition--myths, parodies; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; International (L.D.S. missionary informants; impressions of non-members).
2
Bland, Rodney
"Peanuts--An Introduction"; Oral Tradition--naming, sayings (illustrations).
3
Boye, Anne
"Folklore of the Uintah Basin; Oral Tradition--Mormon/Gentile controversies; prophecies; folkstories; Indian/white controversies; local characters: Blackhawk, Chief Walker, William H. Smart, the Remington family; Bluebell, Duchesne, and Myton, Utah.
4
Cannon, Carolyn
"Folklore from Martha's Vineyard"; Human Condition--impressions of life on a primarily summer resort island; Oral Tradition--folk stories; Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
5
Cary, Robert
"Give 'em Hell and Turn Three Times"; Customary Lore--superstitions; Human Condition--occupation: theater; character: Vern Adix, Chester Dowse; Salt Lake City, Utah.
6
Clay, Nancy
"Mormon Folklore: Historical Sources and Current Trends"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, jokes, myths, tales; Utah.
7
Culver, Frank
"Folklore of Tank Crewmen"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, maning, songs, rhymes; Customary Lore--folk beliefs, Rite of Passage; U.S. Army.
8
Erekson, Neal
"A Brief Examination of Inscriptions in a Local Mountain Cabin"; Customary Behavior--folk customs; Material Culture--inscriptions, drawings; folklife; Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah (photos).
9
Ferguson, Alan
"The Folklore of Parley's Canyon"; Oral Tradition--local legends; Mouth of Parley's Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah.
10
Gutherie, Sharon
"Children's Games"; Customary Behavior--games; Renton, Washington and Salt Lake City, Utah.
11
Habte-Gabriel, Marie
"Hit It You Get It" (A Marble Game); Customary Behavior--children's game; Salt Lake City, Utah (Hawthorne, Forrest and Wasatch Elementary Schools) (photos).
12
Hailes, Stephen R.
"Mormon Folkisms--Their Function"; Oral Tradition--jokes, folk speech; Salt Lake City and BYU Provo, Utah.
13
Hilton, Jim
"Folk Medicine in Early Mormon Utah"; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk beliefs; Henefer and Butterville, Utah.
14
Hughes, Arthur G.
"Occupational Folklore of the United States Post Office"; Oral Tradition--folkspeech, terminology; Human Condition--occupation: US postal worker; Salt Lake City, Utah.
15
Hunzinger, Jeanne
"Folk Medicine Superstitions and The Hiccough Cure"; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; (Informants living in married student housing, University Village, University of Utah) Salt Lake City, Utah.
16
Hussey, Roberta
"Railroad Jargon"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, naming; Human Condition--occupation: raiload workers; Wells, Nevada and Portola, California.
17
Jameson, Bruce Dalin
"A Study of Mnemonic Devices; Oral Tradition--naming, rhymes, folksay; Various areas in U.S.A.
18
Kelly, Kay
"Joke Sessions"; Transcription of tape includes jokes, a few superstitions and remedies; Salt Lake City, Utah (one reel-to-reel tape).
19
Laker, Linda
"Anti-Mormon Jokelore in a Mormon Community"; Oral Tradition--jokes; Various areas in U.S.A.
20
Larsen, Lynne
"The Function of Humor Among the Mormons"; Oral Tradition--folkspeech, jokes; Utah.
21
Leedy, Pam
"Horseback Games Played in Southern Idaho"; Customary Behavior--games; Human Condition--riding clubs; Oral Tradition--terminology, game rules; Southern Idaho (diagrams).
22
Low, Nedra
"Speech Expressions of Ski Instructors in Brighton, Utah"; Oral Tradition--folk speech; Human Condition--occupation: ski instructorBrighton, Utah.

Focused Projects, Maag--Whitlock, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box
7
Folder
1
Maag, Margaret Judy
"The Songs and Rhymes of Girls Ages 10-15"; Oral Tradition--folkspeech, folksongs, parodies; Northern Utah.
2
McClellan, Blaine S.
"Problems of Mormon Missionary Life Exemplified in Oral Tradition"; Oral Tradition--jokes, anecdotes, legends; Human Condition--occupation: LDS missionary; Customary Lore--superstions (religious); International.
3
McMahan, Steven
"Some Marine Slang" Oral Tradition--folkspeech, military lore; Human Condition--occupation: marines; U.S. Marines.
4
Moyle, Nancy
"Regional Folklore of the Moyle Family"; Oral Tradition--two family tales; five regional legends centering on the Mormon Church: Brigham Young, Mormon Temple, seagulls/crickets, Mountain Meadows Massacre; Utah.
5
Nebeker, Margaret
"Children's Non-Singing Games"; Customary--games; Oral Tradition--rhymes; Utah (author's background, and Our Lady of Lourdes School).
6
Nelson, Victoria Elisabeth
"The Saga of Frank Keefer"; Oral Tradition--tall tales, character: Frank Keefer; Southern Idaho.
7
Nelson, Larry E.
"Folk Gestures Among Railroaders"; Customary--gestures; Human Condition--occuaption: railroaders; Ogden, Utah and Carlin, Nevada.
8
Nickerson, Ross S.
"Songs About American Labor Unions"; Human Condition--character: Joe Hill; Oral Tradition--folk songs; (Collected in) Boise, Idaho.
9
Preston, Nancy
"Folk Medicine--Hangover Cures"; Customary Lore--folk medicine; (High school and college students in) California and Utah.
10
Stoker, Jim
"Student Autograph Rhymes"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, rhymes, parodies; Salt Lake City, Utah (Central Jr. High).
11
Swaner, Paula
"The Mormon Myth"; Human Condition--Personal History; character:John Moyle, Phil Margetts, George C. Wood; Oral Tradition--folk speech, rhymes, anecdotes; Salt Lake City, Utah.
12
Titze, Peter
"Creations in Cloth"; Material Culture--folk craft: braid rugs, quilts, crochet work; (Informant in) Spanish Fork, Utah (photos).
13
Torvik, Solveig
"Some Items of Samoan Folklore"; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; Oral Tradition--folk stories, proverbs, fables; (Samoans in) Salt Lake City, Utah and Pago Pago, Samoa.
14
Whitlock, Louann
"The Dream Mine in Utah"; Oral Tradition--legend; Utah.

Focused Projects, Allgood--Milbourn, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box
8
Folder
1
Allgood, Nancy and Lyn Brown, Lydia Otis, John Schewell
"'Let it all hang out': A Study in Slang"; Oral Tradition--folk speech; Magna, Utah; Salt Lake City (Central City), Utah (3 cassettes).
2
Anderson, Brent
"The Mormon Conception of the Archaeology of Ancient America"; Oral Tradition--legends; supernatural religious; Customary Lore--folk beliefs.
3
Bennett, Sandra
"Newspaper Vocabulary: Origins and Development"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, naming; (Deseret News staff) Salt Lake City, Utah.
4
Besso, Kathryn and Janet Colton, Lorraine Gunn, Eileen Hess, Marilyn Silver
"Children's Scare Stories"; Oral Tradition--modern legend, children's scare stories (reel-to-reel).
5
Clegg, Ann
"Obscene Songs"; Oral Tradition--folksongs; Salt Lake City, Utah and Crystal Falls, Michigan (reel-to-reel).
6
Crooks, Alan
Selected Samoan Superstitions and Belief Tales"; Oral Tradition--creation myth and other stories; Customary Lore--superstitions; Samoa (includes annotations, folk map).
7
Crooks, Alan
"Selected Urban Belief Tales"; Oral Tradition--local legends: Emo's Grave, Hatchet Lady of Memory Grove, Sadie's Hill, others; Utah.
8
Davidson, Linda
"The Swearing Saint"; Oral Tradition--legends; characters: J. GoldenKimball, Heber J. Grant; Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Diana, Freddy
"The Folklore While Betting in Poker"; Customary Behavior--games; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Diego, California (photos).
10
Hale, Maren
"'Geordie' Child Ballad #209"; Oral Tradition--folksong, parody (reel-to-reel).
11
Hale, Maren
"Military Cadence Songs"; Oral Tradition--folk songs; Human Condition--occupation: military; Fort Ord, California (photo, reel-to-reel).
12
Henthorne, Diana and Richard Pendleton, Maureen O'Hara, Mary Rhodes, Lynda Olsen
"Exploring Children's Attitudes as Expressed in Their Humor"; Oral Tradition--folk speech; Utah.
13
Hut, Roy R.
"Dutch Folklore in Utah 1969"; Oral Tradition--proverbs (in Dutch and English); Customary Lore--folk beliefs; Netherlands (copy of the "New Netherland Naming Systems and Customs" from the World Conference on Records and Geneological Seminar 1969).
14
Killian, Michael G.
"Folk Art--Is It Art/and a Sampling of Utah Miner Ball Point Pen Drawing"; Material Culture--folk art; Utah (illustrated).
15
Mathews, Carol K.
"Songs of Salt Lake Valley Girls' Camps"; Oral Tradition--folk songs; Salt Lake Valley, Utah.
16
Milbourn, Lawrence
"A Collection of Funeral Parlor Lore"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, folkstories, legend, jokes, parodies; Customary Behavior--customs; Human Condition--occupation: funeral director; Salt Lake City, Utah (3x5 cards); THIS PAPER NOT AVAILABLE for public use or publication.

Focused Projects, Ogden--Young, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
box
9
Folder
1
Ogden, Mary
"Drinking Games That College Students Play"; Oral Tradition--folksay, drinking games; Southern California and Utah.
2
Paul, Doris Vondrasek
"Bundling Practices as Viewed Among the Amish of Northeastern Ohio"; Customary Behavior--bundling (European courting custom in U.S.); (Amish in) Northeastern Ohio.
3
Randall, Richard
"The Vanishing Hitchhiker Motif in the Legend of the Three Nephites"; Oral Tradition--legend: supernatural religious(Utah State #L.1.1.1.1.7, U of U genre collection); modern urbanUtah.
4
Ream, Dick
"Teton Tea Parties"; Oral Tradition--folksong; Human Condition--sports lore: mountain climbing; Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
5
Rees, Tom and Barbara Chytraus, Kathy Warner, Cynthia Ringholtz-Smith
"Folklore in the United States Army"; Customary Behavior--folk beliefs; Oral Tradition--folk speech; U.S. Army.
6
Reiman, David
"The Dummy Song"; Oral Tradition--folksong; (Variants from) Utah; Texas; Maryland; Ontario, Canada (words and music; reel-to-reel).
7
Remington, Errol
"Gold Lore in the Heart of Utah"; Oral Tradition--local characters: Jesse Knight, others; mining lore and legends; Piute County, Utah (map, photos of informants).
8
Richards, Dianne
"Songs That Children Sing"; Oral Tradition--folksongs; (Collected in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Richards, John
"Songs Adults Sing to Children"; Oral Tradition--folksongs; Salt Lake City, Utah (reel-to-reel).
10
Richins, Kathleen H.
"The Folklore of Foods"; Material Culture--folk food; Henefer, Utah.
11
Schabacker, Judy
"Regional Dialect Vocabularly"; Oral Tradition--folkspeech; (Informants from) Utah, New England, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic States, California, Texas, Colorado.
12
Sherauski, Connie
"Folk Speech at Litzas"; Oral Tradition--folk speech; Human Condition--occupation: pizza parlor employees; Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Stiponovich, Judy
"Croation Folklore in Its Cultural Context in the United States"; Oral Tradition--legends, songs; Customary Behavior--folk beliefs; (Croations in) Mayville, Wisconsin.
14
Tame, Elizabeth
"There is a Happy Land"; Oral Tradition--folk song; (Informant in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
15
Taylor, Karen
"Epitaphs and Tombstones"; Oral Tradition--folk poetry, rhymes, legend (Emo's Grave); Material Culture--folk art (headstone designs); (Cemetaries in) Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah(photos, correspondence).
16
Young, Marianne
"Evil Spirits in Mormon Folklore"; Oral Tradition--legend, supernatural: Three Nephites, evil spirits; Filmore and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Focused Projects, Bury--Stout and Valentine, 1970-1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box
10
Folder
1
Bury, D'Ann
"Collected Song" (A Little Boy Went Walking); Oral Tradition--folksong; Heber, Utah (illustrations).
2
Clow, Sherman W.
"The Discovery of the Legendary Blind Boy Miller"; Oral Tradition--folksongs; character: Blind Boy Miller; Salt Lake City, Utah (reel-to-reel).
3
Culver, Frank
"A Tanker's Parody of 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic'"; Oral Tradition--folksong, parody; U.S. Army.
4
Gibbons, Vicky
"When You Go to College"; Oral Tradition--folksong (college); San Francisco, California.
5
Hoagland, John
"'High Above a Pi Phi's Garter" or Lay Lady Lay"; Oral Tradition--folksong (college fraternity); Washingon.
6
Jensen, Fonda Lee
"A Collection of Ten Songs Collected From Oral Tradition"; Oral Tradition--South American songs; school parodies.
7
Leek, Linda
"Comment on 'Joe Bower' and 'The Blind Child'"; Oral Tradition--folksong.
8
Malley, Margaret
"Camp Songs and College Songs"; Oral Tradition--A Boy Scout camp song and a fraternity drinking song; Carson City, Nevada; Louiston, California; Cedar City, Utah.
9
Powell, John L.
"Utah Folk and Their Songs"; Oral Tradition--folksongs (paper contains little text, many lyrics); Northern Utah: Salt Lake City, Lehi, Park City.
10
Stout, Elizabeth
"Child 274"; Oral Tradition -- ballad (reel-to-reel).
11
Valentine, Kirstin B.
"Folklife--Handicrafts: Rag Rugs"; Material Culture--rag rugs; Human Condition--interviews with makers of rag rugs; Brigham City and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Focused Projects, Aadland--Dowd, 1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box
11
Folder
1
Aadland, Emily
"The Norwegian Stave Church: A Folk Artifact"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Oral Tradition--legend; Rapid City, South Dakota and Norway (3 brochures).
2
Allgire, Richard
"The Language and Folklore of the Botsfoot Culture"; Oral Tradition--folkspeech, naming; Customary Behavior--gestures; Salt Lake City, Utah (Skyline High), (photos, reel-to-reel).
3
Astle, Deana
"Rush Valley and the Ajax Underground Store"; Material Culture--folklife, architecture (Mormon Temple); Oral Tradition--folk stories, character: Adam Sharp, Brigham Young, Orrin Porter Rockwell; Rush Valley, Utah.
4
Bauer, Julie
"A Family Between Continents--An Introduction"; Oral Tradition--folkspeech, stories; Human Condition--family history; Customary Lore; Denmark and Utah (reel-to-reel).
5
Bohning, Susie
"Window Detail as Possible Folklife in Salt Lake ity Architecture"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Salt Lake City, Utah (map, drawings).
6
Boyles, Patrick W.
"Italian Weddings"; Customary Lore and Behavior; Salt Lake City, Utah (Italian community).
7
Bradshaw, Janice
"Crocheted Hand Edgings"; Material Culture--folk art, craft; Salt Lake City, Utah (samples, photocopies of photos).
8
Brandise, Betsy
"Practical Jokes"; Oral Tradition--jokes (questionaires); (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Brimley, Dale
"Pipes and Roach Clips"; Material Culture--folk craft/folk life; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
10
Brown, Beth N.
"Shhhhhh! A Mormon Handicraft: The Quiet Book"; Material Culture--folk art; Customary Behavior.
11
Brown, Rosemary Ellen
"Rx from Rosemary"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions/folk medicine; Idaho and Utah.
12
Burton, Charlie
"Woodruff, Utah"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Woodruff, Utah (photos).
13
Cannon, Carolyn
"Square Dance Calls"; Oral Tradition--folk songs; Customary Behavior--folk dancing; United States (reel-to-reel).
14
Cardwell, Philip
"Northern Utah Mailboxes"; Material Culture--folk craft; Heber Valley, Tooele, and Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
15
Cox, Marilyn M.
"Custom and Belief Concerning Pregnancy"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstition, customs; Salt Lake County, Utah.
16
DeBouzak, Jeanette
"Hand Shadow Puppets"; Material Culture--folk art; Salt Lake City, Utah (drawings).
17
Diehl, Christina
"Folk Beliefs Concerning Pregnancy"; Customary Lore--superstitions, beliefs; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
18
Diepeveen, Margaret
"Candles"; Customary Behavior--religious and non-religious rituals, customs, festivals, ceremonies; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
19
Dorn, R.J.
"The Weed From Start to Finish"; Oral Tradition--smoking terminology, folk speech; Customary Behavior--smoking habits and gestures; Salt Lake City, Utah (also other parts of U.S.) (photos).
20
Dowd, Linda
"Traditional Folklore Built on Historical Setting of Canyonlands"; Customary Lore--superstitions; Oral Tradition--myth, legend, naming, dream mine; Moab, Utah (map, photos, photocopies of printed material).

Focused Projects, England--M. Johnson, 1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description Dates
box
12
Folder
1
England, Janet
"Mormon Folk Remedies"; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk cures; Salt Lake City, Utah (also other parts of U.S.).
2
Evans, Calvin
"Exterior Decorative Wood Trim: A Folk Art Type in Utah"; Material Culture--folk architecture, craft; Utah (slides).
3
Foxley, Kathleen
"The Folklore of Classical Instrumental Musicians"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, naming; legends; characters: orchestra, band members; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; Utah.
4
Gallacher, Ann
"The Teddy Bear Story"; Material Culture; Oral Tradition--folk speech, rhymes, poems, jokes, song (illustrations).
5
Garrett, Glen
"Jazz Jargon: Survey and Analysis"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, proverbial lore; (Informants and experience of author in Salt Lake City, Utah.
6
Gilroy, Gordon
"The Legend of Dunn Mountain"; Oral Tradition--legend, character: William Dunn Billings, Round-up, Bull Mountain region, Montana (photos, newsclipping photocopies).
7
Hanks, Nancy
"Modern American Folklore: The Evasive Answer and Retort"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, rhymes.
8
Hanson, William F.
"Stone Houses of Manti, Utah"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Manti, Utah (photos).
9
Hartle, Vicki
"Magic Powers of Metals"; Customary Lore--superstitions, beliefs.
10
Hatch, Christine Crapo
"The Man From the Gallows"; Oral Tradition--legends: Thompson Type Index #366; Grimm #211 (includes 16 texts).
11
Hill, Sunny
"Making a Quilt"; Material Culture--quilting; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
12
Houchens, Steve
"The Language of Basketball"; Oral Tradition--naming, terms; Human Condition--occupational: basketball; Salt Lake City, Utah and Jackson, Wyoming.
13
Jardine, Mark
"Civil War Fiddle Tunes"; Oral Tradition--folk music (reel-to-reel).
14
Jardine, Mark
"Stories About Fiddle Tune Titles"; Oral Tradition--folk music, stories; Salt Lake City, Utah (reel-to-reel).
15
Jencks, Barbara
"From Rags to Riches"; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk beliefs; Material Culture--folk life; Oral Tradition--proverbial saying: Waste not, want not; Idaho, Utah, Wyoming.
16
Johnson, Carole L.
"Greek Folk Customs and Traditions"; Customary Behavior--customs; Material Culture--foods.
17
Johnson, Melanie
"The Folkore of American Wedding Traditions"; Customary Behavior--customs, festivals (questionaires); Salt Lake City, Utah (also general U.S.).

Focused Projects, Kennedy--Perry, 1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description Dates
box
13
Folder
1
Kennedy, Marcia
"Telephone Pranks"; Oral Tradition--children's pranks; Salt Lake City, Utah.
2
Knight, Susu
"Drug Paraphernalia: Artifacts from an American Subculture"; Material Culture--folk craft; Oral Tradition--folk speech, terms (glossary, photos).
3
Komlos, Bill
"High School Alcoholic Drinking Games"; Customary Behavior--games; Salt Lake City, Utah.
4
Koshland, Lynn
"Are Doorways of Salt Lake City a Reflection of Folklife?"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Salt Lake City, Utah (drawings).
5
Layton, Jennifer
"The Harvesting of Hay and Grain in Utah"; Material Culture--folk craft, folk life, hay derrick; Human Condition--Occupation: farmingUtah (photos).
6
Machala, Mary
"Saint Christopher"; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk beliefs; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
7
Maggio, Joann
"Graffiti on Bathroom Walls or Waste Isn't Always a Loss"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, sayings; Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Manning, Joseph D.
"The Esoteric-Exoteric Factor in Police Folklore"; Human Condition--Occupation: police work; Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
McPherson, Wendy Brooke
"Folklore Surrounding Utah Mining Camps--Especially Those of Alta and Park City"; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk beliefs; Human Condition--Occupation: mining; Alta and Park City, Utah.
10
Megee, Ann
"The Toast--A Form of Black Narrative"; Oral Tradition--folk poetry; (Informant from) Little Rock, Arkansas and Chicago, Illinois.
11
Moon, Ronald
"Supernatural Legends"; Oral Tradition--local legends; Austria and Switzerland (collected in Salt Lake City, Utah).
12
Nichols, Tina
"Up the Weber"; Human Condition--family lore; Material Culture--folklife; Thousand Peaks Ranch on Weber River, east of Oakley, Utah.
13
Nixon, Janet
"Playground Folklore"; Customary Lore and Behavior--games Oral Tradition--miscellaneous rhymes and chants; jump rope chants; counting out rhymes; Chicago, Illinois and Salt Lake City, Utah.
14
Nourse, Becky
"The Use of Cobblestone in Early Twentieth Century Houses in Salt Lake City"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
15
Nutter, Susan M.
"Are Children's Rhymes Being Transmitted Today?"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, children's rhymes; Salt Lake City, Utah.
16
Ohrtman, Henry
"Junkies--Folkgroup in the City"; Oral Tradition--folk speechNew York City, New York.
17
Olson, Scott
"Doglore"; Oral Tradition--legends, folk speech; Salt Lake City, Utah.
18
Piccioni, Geraldine
"Utah Coal Mining"; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk beliefs; Eastern Utah (photos).
19
Perry, Kathy
"Love Divinations"; Oral Tradition--rhymes Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, folk beliefs, games; International.

Focused Projects, Poulson--Yakel, 1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description Dates
box
14
Folder
1
Poulson, Linda
"Folklore in American History"; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk beliefs; (Interviews in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
2
Poulton, Branka
"The Quilt"; Material Culture--folk craft; Salt Lake City, Utah (drawings).
3
Powell, Sally
"Ghosts and Superstitions in Local Mines"; Customary Lore--superstitions; Human Condition--brief Utah mining history: Mormons vs. non-Mormons; dream mines; Oral Tradition--legends: Tommy Knockers, the White Mule; Park City, Utah.
4
Pulsipher, William L., Jr.
"Bilaterial Symmetry: In Utah"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
5
Reeder, Merrilynn
"Down with Graffiti!"; Material Culture--graffiti on school desks; Salt Lake City, Utah (University of Utah, East High, Lincoln Jr. High).
6
Richards, Nancy
"They're All Alike!"; Oral Tradition--seven tolk tales and variants from several countries.
7
Rino, Carol
"What Are Your Childhood Fears Concerning the Boogie Man?"; Customary Lore--superstition (children's boogie man); (Interviews in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Seashore, Christine
"A Study of the Material Tradition Specifically Weaving in Norway"; Material Culture--folk craft, art Norway.
9
Starker, Wayne
"The American Banjo Tradition"; Material Culture--folk craft; Oral Tradition--folk music; Character: Art Peck, banjoist; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
10
Stenger, Yvonne M.
"The Survivial of Swabish Folklore in North America" (note: Swabish is a German-Hungarian dialect); Oral Tradition--folk speech (cassette); Customary--superstitions, folk beliefs; Material Culture--folk architecture.
11
Stephenson, Roy
"Folklore in American Railroad"; Oral Tradition--folkspeech, terms, poetry, ballads, legends; Characters: Casey Jones, Kate Shelly, Jawn Henry; Customary--gestures; Human Condition--Occupation: railroad.
12
Stinson, Kathy
"Folklore Concerning the Bridal Dress"; Customary--superstitions, folk belief; Material Culture--costumes.
13
Stringfellow, J.
"Gilgal--A Study and Summary" (Gilgal is a religious garden in Salt Lake City); Material Culture--folk art; Oral Tradition--legend-religious; Salt Lake City, Utah (map, photos).
14
Stringham, Cathleen
"Variations of Jump-Rope Rhymes"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, children's rhymes; Salt Lake City, Utah.
15
Taylor, Susan
"Social and Family Folklore: A Comparison of Utah, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska"; Customary--family customs (includes 3x5 cards: folk medicine, proverbial sayings).
16
Thomasson, Susan
"The Folklore of Dance: a study of folk elements in the Repertory Dance Theatre"; Customary--dance, folk beliefs; Oral Tradition--folk speech, naming, legends; Salt Lake City, Utah (University of Utah)(photos).
17
Thompson, Janice
"The Quilting Bee"; Material Culture--folk art, craft; folklife; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
18
Turner, Debbie
"Epitaphs"; Material Culture--folk art, craft; (Cemetaries in) Park City; Magna; Copperton; Fountain Green, Utah (photos).
19
Warburton, Carol
"Fabulous Tales of Fabulous Creatures"; Oral Tradition--folktales, animal stories; Kansas.
20
Wetzler, Candace L.
"Folklore of Skiers"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, songs; Human Condition--Occupation: skiing; Alta, Utah.
21
Yakel, Randy
"Folk Songs of an Idaho Railroad Engineer"; Oral Tradition--folksongs; (Collected in) Montpelier, Idaho (reel-to-reel).

Focused Projects, Arnow--Lueders, 1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box
15
Folder
1
Arnow, Dan
"The Dead Cat in the Package"; Oral Tradition--Urban Legend; New Jersey; Indiana; San Franciso, Calif.
2
Bloch, Susan
"A Study of Folk Gesture in Sport"; Customary Behavior--gestures (U of U basketball team); Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
3
Brown, Kathleen
"Legend of the Old Russian"; Oral Tradition--local legend, character: Hans Rudough (the Old Russian); Cresent and Draper, Utah (photos).
4
Coon, Greg
"Annotation of the Tale 'Jack and the Talking Crow'"; Oral Tradition--folk tale; International.
5
Edwards, Shauna
"The Banjo: Its Origin and Development in America"; Oral Tradition--folk songs; Material Culture--craft; U.S.A.
6
Faber, Carol
"The Wild Man, Big Foot, and the Folk"; Oral Tradition--legend; Customary Lore--folk belief, supernatural; Cascade Range, Northern California and British Columbia (map).
7
Fagg, Olive D.
"Quilting"; Material Culture--folk craft (illustrative material).
8
Fankhauser, Jeralie H.
"The Mystery of Sourdough"; Material Culture--cowboy cooking; Western United States.
9
Fetzer, Robert
"Folklore of Fly Fishing"; Oral Tradition--folk speech; Human Condition--occupation: fly fishing; Customary Lore--superstitions; Northern Utah.
10
Hartman, Agnes K.
"About Navajo Lore"; Customary Lore--folk belief/superstitions; Material Culture; (Informants background: Navajo, Hopi, Shoshone) Navajo Reservations, New Mexico (map); Salt Lake City, Utah.
11
Homme, Laura
"Notes on Square Dance Calls"; Customary Behavior--square dancing; Salt Lake City, Utah.
12
Jensen, Joseph
"A Study of Mnemonic Learning: How It Works and Why Variations Exist"; Oral Tradition--mnemonic devices; Salt Lake City, Utah (University of Utah).
13
Kleinschmidt, Mary Jo
"Children's Rhymes, Clapping Games, and Hambone"; Oral Tradition--children's rhymes; Customary Behavior--children's games; Salt Lake City, Utah (Central City) (reel to reel).
14
LaBrel, Robert
"Folk Traditions at Eskdale"; Oral Tradition--folk music; legend (Levi); Material Culture--folk life; Eskdale, Utah (west of Delta, near Nevada border).
15
Larkin, Sally R.
"Games People Play"; Customary Behavior--games (13-15 year olds); Salt Lake City, Utah.
16
Loveless, Janette
"Indian Folklore of Southeastern Idaho"; Oral Tradition--brief stories told by informants; Human Condition--brief history of area; Southeastern Idaho (map).
17
Lueders, Joel
"Scratching the Surface: An Introduction to Aspen Tree Carvings in the Wasatch Mountains"; Material Culture--folk art; Millcreek, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, Utah (photos).

Focused Projects, McDonald--Zundel, 1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box 16

Container(s) Description Dates
box
16
Folder
1
McDonald, Leslie
"Folk Cures of Arthritis"; Customary Lore--superstitions, cures; (Informants in) Utah.
2
Milne, Carol
"Folklore from Lead and Silver Mines Surrounding the Salt Lake Valley"; Oral Tradition--legends; Human Condition--occupation: mining; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk beliefs; Lark, Utah; Cardiff, South Fork, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah (photos).
3
Nielson, Jean
"Skiing Spoken Here"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, terminology; Human Condition--occupation: skiing; Salt Lake City, Utah.
4
Poulsen, Richard
"Jeremiah Johnson, Sam Minard, John Johnson and the Mountain God"; Oral Tradition--myth, legend, character: Jeremiah Johnson; Rocky Mountains.
5
Stenger, Yvonne M.
"Ferencz, Francz or Frank: The Surving Folklore of a Swabian in North America"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, legend; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; Alberta, Canada.
6
Sutherland, Marcia G.
"The Musical Parodys of Grade School Children"; Oral Tradition--children's folksongs,parodies; Salt Lake City, Utah (also informants from other U.S. cities).
7
Sutton, Karen
"Pre-Natal Influence Superstitions"; Customary--superstitions, folk beliefs; (Greek, Hopi Indian, Swedish superstitions--informants in) Grantsville and Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Swenson, Claron
"Hay Derricks"; Material Culture--folk architecture, craft; Kamas Valley, Utah; Bear River Valley, Utah and Wyoming (slides, diagram, map).
9
Taylor, Colleen
"To Make a Snowman Use Your Imagination"; Material Culture--children's art; Customary Behavior; Salt Lake City, Utah (drawings, photos).
10
Techmeyer, Cynthia A.
"Three Nephite Stories"; Oral Tradition--supernatural religious legends; Taylorsville, Utah.
11
Webster, Mary K.
"Tourist and True Hawaii"; Customary Behavior--dance, gestures; Oral Tradition--Polynesian tales; Hawaii.
12
West, Gloria
"Dutch Customs"; Oral Tradition--folksongs, proverbs, music; Material Culture--food; Customary Lore; Salt Lake City, Utah; Holland (photocopy of Geneological Seminar Aug. 1969, Netherlands Naming and Customs).
13
Zundel, Shellie
"Superstitions of Dancers at the University of Utah"; Customary Lore--superstitions; Human Condition--occupation: dancers; Salt Lake City, Utah.

Focused Projects, Bagdonas--Madsen, 1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box
17
Folder
1
Bagdonas, Laura
"Colds, Itch, and Hiccoughs: Folk Cures for these Ailments"; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk beliefs.
2
Bernard, Michael F.
"The Folklore of the Pool Hall Culture"; Human Condition--occupation: pool player; Customary Behavior--games; (Interviews in) Salt Lake City, Utah author's background: Denver, Texas, Iran (reel-to-reel).
3
Clyde, Tom
"If Woodland Doesn't Have It, You Don't Need It: I. A Short History of the Woodland Cash Store II. The Country Store in the Folk Tradition"; Material Culture--folklife; Woodland, Utah (photos).
4-4a
Decker, Sharon B.
"Ways in Which Salt Lake Area Elementary School Children Choose the 'It' Role in Playground Activities"; Oral Tradition--rhymes; Customary Behavior--children's games; Salt Lake City, Murray, Sandy, Taylorsville, and Bountiful, Utah.
5
Dixon, Randal M.
"Jonathan Heaton: Utah Sagaman"; Oral Tradition--tall tales; Material Culture--craft (braid rawhide harness); Human Condition--family saga, polygamy, United Order, Indian-white relations; Kanab, Utah (2 cassettes).
6
Funk, George H.
"The Folklore of the Shoe Salesman"; Human Condition--occupation: shoe salesman; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah (photos, samples).
7
Haley, Warren S.
"Forked-Stick Artillery"; Material Culture--folk toy: the sling shot; California and Utah (illustrative material).
8
Hawkes, J
"Aphrodisiacs"; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk beliefs; International/Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Jones, Richard K.
"The Folklore of Robert Service"; Oral Tradition--legend, rhymes; Yukon Territory, Canada.
10
Kimball, Sidney R.
"Main Street is a Drag"; Customary Behavior--teenage car games; gestures; Oral Tradition--folkspeech, naming; Salt Lake City, Utah (East High School) Sevier County, Utah (South Sevier High School).
11
Larsen, Kay
"The Folk Tradition of Branding and Marking Cattle in the American West"; Material Culture--folklife; Customary Behavior--customs; Idaho.
12
Madsen, Lisa
"The Folklore of Dating"; Customary Behavior--customs at BYU; Provo, Utah (Brigham Young University)(cassette).

Focused Projects, Mitchell--Wilson, 1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box
18
Folder
1
Mitchell, Susan R.
"Bumper Stickers"; Oral Tradition--folksay; Material Culture--folklife.
2
Moench, Melodie
"Folklore of Morman Fundamentalism"; Oral Tradition--Character: Joseph Smith, John Taylor, John Woolley, Lorin Woolley; Legend: Three Nephites; Customary Behavior--religious customs; Centerville and Draper, Utah.
3
Oishi, Rick
"Wedding Ring Lore"; Customary Behavior--custom; Salt Lake City, Utah (illustrative material).
4
Palmer, Gayle
"Rural Mailboxes as Folklore"; Material Culture--folk art/craft; Central Utah (map, photo photocopies).
5
Peck, Patricia L.W.
"Quilts and Quilting"; Material Culture--folk art/craft, folklife; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos, drawings).
6
Snarr, Norman
"Hay Derricks: A Folk Tool"; Material Culture--folk craft; Utah and Idaho.
7
Spining, Bruce
"The Family Photograph: A Study in the Folk Elements of the Family Album"; Material Culture--folk art; Western United States (album pages).
8
Thayne, Rinda
"International Gestures"; Customary Behavior--gestures (photos); Interivews and informants representing: Navajos, Arizona; Eskimos, Alaska; Ulm, Germany; England and Wales; Italy; France; Netherlands; Denmark; Brazil; Uraguay and Paraguay; Bogota, Columbia; Guatemala and El Salvador; Philippines; Samoa; Tahiti; Hyderabad, India; Japan; South Africa; Victoria, Australia; Quebec, Canada.
9
Van Dommelen, Charles H.
"Wood Carvings on Aspen Trees on the Wasatch Front"; Customary Behavior--custom; Material Culture--folk art; Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah.
10
Volmar, Suzanne
"The Function of Recognized Haunted Sites Among High School Students"; Oral Tradition--Legend: Kaysville Cross; Customary Behavior--high school ritual; Davis County, Utah (photos, map).
11
Warmsley, Synde
"Fortune Telling with Cards"; Customary Lore--superstition, folk belief (diagrams, photocopies of cards).
12
Weaver, Noel
"Tales of Squirrel Meadows"; Material Culture--folklife; Oral Tradition--tall tales, etiological legend; Squirrel Meadows Ranch in Targhee National Forest, Wyoming.
13
Wilson, Marsha
"Folklore in the Chicano Oral History Tapes"; Human Condition--Chicanos in Utah; Oral Tradition--folk stories, naming; Customary Behavior--celebrations, dances, games, superstitionsUtah.

Focused Projects, Beckstead--Hyder, 1975Return to Top

Container(s): Box 19

Container(s) Description Dates
box
19
Folder
1
Beckstead, Richard
"The Great American Game" (poker); Customary Behavior--card game; Salt Lake City, Utah.
2
Bernhisel, Julee
"The Wandering Jew"; Oral Tradition--supernatural religious legend; Customary lore--wandering Jew plant superstitions; International/Salt Lake City, Utah.
3
Calnan, Christine E.
"The Unicorn: Famous Aspect of Folk Animal Lore"; Oral Tradition--supernatual non-religious legend, animal lore (illustrations).
4
Connelly, Amy
"The Writing on the Walls" (graffiti); Material Culture--folk art; New York City, NY; Salt Lake City, Utah (slides).
5
Craig, Lois P.
"Orpheus in his Underwear: the Folklore of the Utah Symphony Orchestra"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, naming, pranks, limericks; Human Condition--occupation: symphony musicians, character: Maurice Abravanel, Ardean Watts, Eugene Jelesnik; Customary Behavior--games, celebrations; (Utah Symphony in) Salt Lake City, Utah; Western U.S.; Great Basin; International (artwork).
6
Donelson, Debbie
"Six Months and Pass the Flowers"; Customary Lore and Behavior--Mormon engagements and weddings; Utah.
7
Edwards, Anthony T.
"Shamanism in Book VI of the Aeneid"; Oral Tradition--supernatural legend Classical Mythology.
8
Edwards, Mary Jane
"An Analysis of Folklore Found in the Physician's World and the Role It Plays in the Doctor-Patient Relationship"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, terminology, humor; Customary Lore--superstition; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Ely, Sue
"Priests and Friars in Irish Folktales"; Oral Tradition--religious legend; Customary Lore--superstitions; Ireland.
10
Foremaster, Gary T.
"Gambler's Superstitions; Customary Lore--superstitions; Las Vegas, Nevada.
11
Graves, Roger
"Faust in Tradition " (Mexican - American tales); Oral Tradition--supernatural legend, character: Pancho Villa; Mexico.
12
Hansen, Robert B.
"Iceland in Spanish Fork"; Material Culture--folk architecture, folklife; Customary Behavior--seasonal customs, celebrations; Oral Tradition--folk speech; stories about Icelanders and the Mormon Church, local characters; Spanish Fork, Utah (slides).
13
Hansen, William J.
"Aboriginal Material Culture"; Material Culture--folk arts; Customary Lore--superstition; Oral Tradition--legends; Northern Territory, Australia (photos, map).
14
Hartsfield, Marietta
"Oral Style of Two Southwest Georgia Narrators"; Oral Tradition--legend, folk tales, character:; Robert Glenn, Allen Womble; Georgia.
15
Henich, Deborah K.
"Folklore of an F.O.B." (Fixed Base Operation); Human Condition--occupation: aviation supply base personnel, pilot instructors; Oral Tradition--jokes, pranks, stories; (Airport in) Salt Lake City, Utah (maps, glossary).
16
Hill, Katie
"Decorative Motifs on Utah Gravestones"; Material Culture--folk art; (Cemetaries in) Bountiful and Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
17
Hunter, Vanna
"Oral Folklore of Southwestern Utah"; Oral Tradition--local character tales, local history, tall tales, folk speech, naming, pranks; Southwestern Utah (map).
18
Hopkins, Melody
"The Green River Rendezvous--A Folk Festival"; Customary Behavior--folk festival; Sublette County, Wyoming (map, photos).
19
Hyder, Josala
"What Folk Cures Mean Today"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstition, cures; Utah, New Mexico, Washington.

Focused Projects, Jones--Romney, 1975Return to Top

Container(s): Box 20

Container(s) Description Dates
box
20
Folder
1
Jones, Richard K.
"Navaho Indian Arts and Crafts--Emergence into Other Levels of Tradition"; Material Culture--folk art, crafts; Customary Lore--folk beliefs, superstitions; Utah and Arizona (illustrative material).
2
Kauffman, Jeff
"Women in the English Folksong: The Maiden in the Meadow and Other Types"; Oral Tradition--folksong, ballad.
3
Lampson, Marianne
"The Recycling of the Front Porch"; Material Culture--folk architecture; International (photos, photocopies).
4
Lee, Scott
"The Printer"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, terminiology; Human Condition--occupation: printer; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, customs; Utah (3 cassettes).
5
Martin, Becky
"The Importance of Epitaphs as Folklore"; Material Culture--folk art; Oral Tradition--rhymes, proverbs; (Cemetaries in) Park City, Union, and Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
6
Martin, Sara Jo
"Hair Works as Folk Art"; Material Culture--folk art; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
7
Mathews, David
"Utah in the Lore and Legends of the Gentile"; Oral Tradition--misconceptions of Mormon economy, polygamy, relations with non-Mormons, mining lore, song parodies, jokes; Utah (illustrative material).
8
Merrill, Veronica Chipenow
"Russian Easter Egg Traditions in America"; Material Culture--folk art (also includes background history or pre-revolutionary Russia); Vancouver, B.C., Canada (photos).
9
Metcalf, Marion
"Building with Logs in Utah"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Kaysville and Honeyville in Northern Utah; Fairview and Spring City in Central Utah (map, diagrams).
10
Murphy, Craig
"Into the Woods with his Gun--American Hunting and Its Lore"; Human Condition--historical background on hunting and hunters; Oral Tradition--personal experience stories U.S.A. (with Utah emphasis).
11
Pease, Kathryn
"A Study in the Development of the Halloween Tradition"; Oral Tradition--myths, legends; Material Culture--food; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, beliefs, festivals, costumes; Celtic (Old Irish), Ireland and Green River, Wyoming (photos).
12
Poulsen, Robert
"An Analysis of Folk Medicine Known by Robert Aveson"; Human Condition--character: Robert Aveson; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstition, folk medicine; Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Rodet, Laird
"Postcards as Folk Traditions"; Material Culture--folk art; Customary Behavior--customs; International (photocopies of cards).
14
Romney, Roslyn
"The Folklore of Violinists"; Customary Lore--superstitions; Oral Tradition--folk tales; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah (illustrations).

Focused Projects, Shelnutt--Young, 1975Return to Top

Container(s): Box 21

Container(s) Description Dates
box
21
Folder
1
Shelnutt, Cindy
"Folklore in the Literature of Laura Ingalls Wilder"; Oral Tradition--folk speech; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; Material Culture (copies of book illustrations).
2
Smart, Tom
"The Utah Revivalist Fiddler and the Folk Aesthetic"; Oral Tradition--folk music; Customary Behavior--folk dances; Salt Lake City, Utah.
3
Smith, Sharon
"Old Songs from an Old Friend"; Oral Tradition--folk songs, character: Jen Jacob Alma Burrows; Huntsville, Utah (cassette).
4
Sturgis, Cynthia
"Autograph Albums and Adolescence"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, rhymes, verbal puzzles; Santa Ana, California.
5
Timpson, Don
"The Dixie Dormer"; Material Culture--folk architecture; St. George, Washington County, Utah (map, photos).
6
Turner, Craig R.
"Folklore of Skiers"; Oral Tradition--ski songs, folksongs, poems; Human Condition--occupation: skiing, character: "Snowshoe" Thompson; Customary Behavior--ski festivals, celebrations Material; Culture--folk art; Western United States.
7
Walsworth, Sherry
"'There was a Young Lady...' A Study of the Limerick"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, rhymes.
8
Welsh, Harriet
"The Dead Cat in the Package"; Oral Tradition--modern urban legend; Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Wilkinson, Susan
"Tales of Taxis"; Human Condition--occupation: taxi drivers; Salt Lake City, Utah.
10
Wilson, Steve
"Characters of the News"; Human Condition--occupation: news reporters; characters: John Mooney and Jack Shroeder of the Salt Lake Tribune; Salt Lake City, Utah.
11
Wintch, Camille
"'Manti is a Pretty Little Town': Examples of Folklore Collected in Manti, Utah"; Oral Tradition--local legends, folk speech, naming; Customary Behavior--folk medicine; Manti, Utah.
12
Young, Shari
"American Quilts: Why were they made then and why are they made now?"; Material Culture--folk art; U.S.A. (photos).

Focused Projects, Alvarado--York, 1976Return to Top

Container(s): Box 22

Container(s) Description Dates
box
22
Folder
1
Alvarado, Rose Mary
"LaLlorona, The Weeping Woman"; Oral Tradition--legend (Mexican); (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
2
Christensen, Steven R.
"A Collection of Prison Folklore"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, jokes; Customary Lore--superstitions; Human Condition--prison life; (Prisons in) Utah, California, Maryland, Texas.
3
Eldridge, Len
"The Land Remembers--A Collection of Folksongs from Southern Utah"; Oral Tradition--folksongs; character: Joe Eldridge; Southern Utah.
4
Etzel, Amy
"Coal Mining Folklore from Carbon County"; Oral Tradition--folksay, jokes; Human Condition--mining; Customary Lore--superstitions; Carbon County, Utah.
5
Fowler, Jan
"Jump Rope Jingles"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, rhymes; Customary Behavior--gestures, games; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette, photos).
6
Hickman, Carrie
"The Folklore of Tennis"; Oral Tradition--terminology; Human Condition--sports: tennis; Salt Lake City, Utah.
7
Johnson, Kristyn Jan
"Scary Stories of Children"; Oral Tradition--folk tales, modern legends; Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Lessing, Lana
"Folk Narratives of Beaver, Utah"; Oral Tradition--tall tales, animal tales, local history tales; anecdotes about local characters, Indians, Mountain Meadow Massacre; Beaver, Utah.
9
Lund, Jeff
"'The Mormon Mining Wizard' and 'The Only Mining Town in the United States Without a Saloon'; the Folklore of Jesse Knight and Knightsville, Utah"; Oral Tradition--etiological: Humbug Mine; character: Jesse Knight; Human Condition--mining; Customary Behavior--games, celebrations; Knightsville, Eureka (Tintic Mining District), and Provo (B.Y.U.), Utah (photos).
10
MacFarlane, Ann
"East Canyon Ranch Tales"; Oral Tradition--historical background of area: early Mormon trail, fortification against Johnson's army, cattle ranch; tall tales; animal tales; personal history stories and anecdotes; East Canyon, Utah (map, photos).
11
Mooney, James
"The Folklore of Hoboes"; Oral Tradition--naming; Material Culture--crafts, architecture, folklife; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
12
Mullins, Mary Lou
"Grandpa Atwood and His Songs"; Oral Tradition--ballads, folksongs; character: Kenneth Ward Atwood; Draper, Utah.
13
Newman, Jessie Snow
"The Folklore of Camp Songs"; Oral Tradition--spirituals, religious, regional, occupational, dialect, nonsense songs; Customary Behavior--camp customs; Salt Lake City and north, Utah; (Campfire Girls Camp in) New Mexico; (Camp Birch Knoll in) Phelps, Wisconsin (reel-to-reel).
14
Steed, Shawn
"The Red Velvet Cake"; Oral Tradition--modern urban legend; U.S.A.
15
VanHorn, Kathleen
"Indian Stereotypes in Utah Folklore"; Human Condition--character: Chief Walker; Material Culture--folklife (Mormon settlers, Great Basin Indians); Utah.
16
York, Jenny
"Variations of the Rhyme Tick Tock the game is locked . . . Gestures involved in locking games and Names used to eliminate newcomers"; Customary Behavior--children's games, gestures Salt Lake County, Utah (questionaires, photos).

Focused Projects, Dame--Webb and Alford-Jenkins--T. Jones, 1977-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 23

Folders 1-4 contain projects done in 1977; folders 5-15 contain projects done in 1978.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
23
Folder
1
Dame, Michael L.
"A Few Stories from Utah"; Customary Lore--superstitions Oral Tradition--local legends: grave digger banished to Fremont Island, underwater tunnel to Pacific Ocean, Indian-white relationships, Mountain Meadows Massacre, bottomless lakes, creatures in lakes, man with hooked arm in Payson Canyon, dream mine, ghost stories, UFO sightings; Utah (photo copies of photos).
2
Palmer, Gwen Gowans
"New Year's 'Sweet Birds'"; Customary Lore--New Year's holiday; (Informant in) Tooele, Utah (geneology chart).
3
Wade, Susan
"Maid, You Better Shoot"; Oral Tradition--folksong (words and music); (Collected in) Draper, Utah.
4
Webb, Curtis
"Poker as Folklore"; Customary Lore and Behavior--game variants, superstitions; Oral Tradition--folk speech, naming; (Students from) Idaho, Michigan, Oregon, Illinois, Iowa.
5
Alford-Jenkins, Robin
"A Survey of Quilt Making Within One Oklahoman Family"; Material Culture--folk craft; Okalahoma and Utah (photos, designs).
6
Ashley, Pat
"Rock Water--Natural Folk Medicine in Utah"; Material Culture--food, drink; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, beliefs, folk medicine; Emery and Salt Lake Counties, Utah (illustrative material).
7
Badger, LeAnn
"A Modern Day Dowser"; Customary Lore--water-witching superstitions; Oral Tradition--legend, character: Richard (Dick) Frisbey; City Creek in Salt Lake City, and north, Utah; Wendover, Nevada; Idaho (slides, photocopies of manuals, 2 cassettes).
8
Cates, Joe
"Pit Bulls and Pit Bull People"; Human Condition--dog-fighting; Bountiful, Utah (cassette).
9
D'Alessandro, Ed
"Alligators in the Sewer: Function and Meaning in a Modern 'Belief Legend"; Oral Tradition--modern urban legend; (Informants in/from) New York, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, Connecticut, Colorado, Utah.
10
Erickson, Reed
"Domestic Folk Architecture in Midway, Utah"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Midway, Utah (photos, slides).
11
Flinders, David
"True Riddle"; Oral Tradition--riddle about teeth, variants Utah.
12
Garbett, Jan V.
"Songs My Grandmother Sings"; Oral Tradition--folk songs Utah.
13
Isaacson, Bruce
"The Bear Lake Monster and Its Function in Two Cultures"; Oral Tradition--legend: non-religious supernatural and supernatural water creature; Rich County, Utah (map, cassette).
14
Jones, Larry
"Animals Understand Swear Words: A Study in the Folklore of Swearing"; Oral Tradition--folk speech; character: J.Golden Kimball, Evan E. Jones; Malad and Pocatello, Idaho.
15
Jones, Talmage
"Folk Remedies for Arthritis and Rheumatism"; Customary Lore--folk beliefs, superstitions Utah, Arizona, California.

Focused Projects, Kasyan--Wood and Chidester--McConkie, 1978-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 24

Folders 1-17 contain projects done in 1978; folders 18-21 contain projects done in 1979.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
24
Folder
1
Kasyan, Lorraine
"Religious Jokelore"; Oral Tradition--jokes about Black Mormons Utah.
2
King, Kristine
"The Creation of a Folk Hero"; Human Condition--character: Henry Seishiro Okazaki; occupation: jujitsu; (Interviews in) Hawaii and California.
3
Mangum, Troba N.
"In Search of Wive's Tales: Interviews with Mormon Women to Examine How Wive's Tales Functioned During Their Pregnancies"; Customary Lore--superstitions; Human Condition--family relations; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
4
McRae, Kris and LaRae Ringwood
"Who Tells What in Children's Jokes and Riddles"; Oral Tradition--children's jokes and riddles; Salt Lake City and Woods Cross, Utah (2 cassettes).
5
Melroy, Shannon
"J. Golden Kimbal--Isn't that enough?"; Oral Tradition--character legend, anecdotes, story variants; Utah.
6
Nash, Richard
"A Study of Hyrum, a Folk Tale of the Uintas" (Genre Collection #L 2.2.5.2.4); Oral Tradition--supernatural legend; Uinta Mountains in Northeastern Utah (map, cassette).
7
Orimo, Elaine M.
"The Folklore of Ballet Dancers"; Human Condition--occupation: ballet dancers, character: William Christenson, Barbara Hamblin; Customary Lore--folk beliefs, superstitions; Oral Tradition--terminology; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
8
Overy, Janeel
"Early Pioneer-Mormon Quilting"; Material Culture-- folk craft; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, folk beliefs, games; Utah (photos, drawings, brief history).
9
Penman, Laura
"The Lore of Schools--Students and Teachers"; Oral Tradition--local legends, rhymes, naming; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, beliefs, pranks; Human Condition--junior high students, teachers; (Junior High schools in) Salt Lake City, Utah (photocopy of photos).
10
Peterson, Barbara J.
"Tendonitis: the Dancer's Dread"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, beliefs, cures, remedies; Human Condition--ballet students and instructors (University of Utah Ballet Department); Salt Lake City, Utah.
11
Piele, Susan
"Ancestral Tablets: Caring for the Dead in Taiwan"; Material Culture--ancestral tablets, shrines; Customary Lore and Behavior--rituals for the dead, beliefs concerned with life after death; (Informant in) Salt Lake City, Utah (photocopy of photos).
12
Sincavage, Cheryl and Deanna Taylor
"Looking at Children's Ghost Stories and Scary Legends"; Oral Tradition--legends: children's stories; Murray, Utah (2 cassettes).
13
Walker, Thomas M.
"Some Folkloristic Aspects of Skiing"; Oral Tradition--folksongs; Human Condition--occupation/sport: skiing, character: Suzy and Bill Rytting, Mel Dalebout, Harold Goodro; Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes).
14
Walton, Sheila
"Catheads and Banjo Bars: Jargon of Construction orkers"; Oral Tradition--partially illustrated glossary; Human Condition--occupation: construction workers; Salt Lake City, Utah.
15
Weeks, Russell
"The Gilmore Cattle Mutilations"; Oral Tradition--legend: supernatural religious, manifestations of malevant beings, modern; Gilmore, Idaho.
16
White, Victor S.
"They Came Seeking Zion--An analytical overview of selected oral narratives told by Mormons about their pioneer ancestors"; Human Condition--migration; Oral Tradition--religious legend Utah (3 cassettes).
17
Wood, Gordon, Jr.
"Did Grandpa Wood Really Talk About Tits in Church?"; Oral Tradition--legend; character: William Wood; Utah.
18
Chidester, Robert
"J.Golden Kimball--Mormon Folk Hero"; Oral Tradition--legends, character: J.Golden Kimball; (Recorded in) Kearns, Utah (cassette).
19
Elms, Doris
"The Expression of Medical Folklore"; Human Condition--occupation: medicine; doctor, nurse, patient, hospital staff relationships; Oral Tradition--folkspeech, jokes; (Informants working in) Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette, illustrative material).
20
Mangum, Troba N.
"The Personal Narrative of a Coal Miner"; Human Condition--occupation: coal mining; Oral Tradition--folk speech, terminology, personal experience stories; Carbon and Emery Counties, Utah.
21
McConkie, Clair
"The Kinds of Humor in Obstetrican Folklore and Why It is So Prevelant"; Human Condition--occupation: obstetrics, character: John Nelson, M.D.; Oral Tradition--jokes, rhymes, folksongs, stories; Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes).

Focused Projects, Anderson--Harmon, 1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box 25

Container(s) Description Dates
box
25
Folder
1
Anderson, Kathy
"A Collection of Superstitions and Sayings" (from family members); Customary Lore and Behavior--folk beliefs: weather and garden, folk remedies and cures, love and marriage; (Collected in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
2
Anderson, Martin
"Grandpa's Narratives"; Human Condition--family storyteller; Ely, Nevada and Nephi, Utah.
3
Anderson, Steven
"Frank Olsen--Blacksmith"; Material Culture--tool improvision, folk craft; Human Condition--occupation: blacksmith; Weston, Idaho (photos, slides).
4
Beach, Dana
"Bathroom Graffiti"; Customary Behavior--folk gestures; Material Culture--folklife; Salt Lake City, Utah.
5
Brooks, Robert
"An Interview with Juanita Brooks"; Human Condition--family history, early life in Bunkerville, Nevada; Customary Lore and Behavior--dances, Indian Customs; St. George, Utah.
6
Brown, Terri Jane
"Gadianton Robbers and Navajo Skin Runners"; Oral Tradition--supernatural religious legend, unknown beings; Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.
7
Brown, Terri Jane
"Legend of Grave Robber Banished to Antelope Island"; Oral Tradition--local history legend; Human Condition--poverty/wealth; Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Chanic, John
"Weather Proverbs and Observations in Greater Salt Lake City Area"; Customary Lore--superstitions; Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Contway, Karen
"Counting Rhyme, Garage Sales, Marijuana Smoking, Origami"; Oral Tradition--counting rhyme; Customary Lore and Behavior--garage sale as folk market; a "pot" party; Material Culture--origami (paper folding); Salt Lake City, Utah (drawings, origami).
10
Durney, Marie
"Yodeling: Joy and Happiness"; Oral Tradition--folk music, yodeling; Material Culture--costumes; Customary Behavior--festivals; Swiss Yodelers in Utah (cassette).
11
Engh, Edward G.
"George Washington Legend"; Oral Tradition--the cherry tree legend and the vision of America are re-told, annotation and analysis.; Salt Lake City, Utah.
12
Engh, Edward G.
"L.D.S. Missionary Stories"; Oral Tradition--stories of missionaries taking unauthorized vacations, one story of rain at Conference time, one Navy ship story told at Family Home evening; Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Farren, Jody
"Predictions of Sex of an Unborn Child"; Customary Lore--superstitions, folk beliefs; (Interviews in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
14
Feeley, Mike
"The Folklore of an Irish Immigrant"; Oral Tradition--legend, folksay, naming, folktales, folksongs; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, folk medicine, festivals; U.S.A. (2 cassettes).
15
Fox, Judy A.
"Buckskin Tanning: An Ancient Folk Art Process Alive in Modern Day"; Oral Tradition--folk stories; Customary Lore--superstitions, beliefs; Material Culture--folk craft; (Informant in) West Valley City, Utah (photos, cassette).
16
Gelegotis, Barbara
"The Collection and Function of Jumprope Rhymes"; Oral Tradition--rhymes; Customary Behavior--games; (Ensign and Lowell Schools, second grade, in) Salt Lake City, Utah (photos, cassette).
17
Gramer, Kris
"Narratives Concerning Catholic Grade Schools"; Material Culture--uniforms; Customary Behavior--folk gestures (punishment), folk beliefs (Catholic, religious); (Catholic schools in) Salt Lake City, Utah and Torrence, California.
18
Hardy, David
"The Family Farm, A Folkloristic Tradition"; Human Condition--family tradition; Sanpete County, Utah (2 cassettes).
19
Harmon, Suzy Marie
"Playground Folklore of Children"; Oral Tradition--folksong, rhymes, parodies; Customary--children's games; (Likely collected in) Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).

Focused Projects, Hillyerd--Patterson, 1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box 26

Container(s) Description Dates
box
26
Folder
1
Hillyerd, Rosemary
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--caterpillars in brain story; Customary Lore and Behavior--Moravian funeral custom, street car prank, Pioneer Days Main Street camp-out, angels bowling (thunder and lightning); Salt Lake City, Utah.
2
Hoffman, Jenny
"Folk Medicine and Home Remedies"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, folk medicine (includes use of snakes, horsehair, amulets, metals, herbs and spices, plants, trees, colors, paper); U.S.A. and International.
3
Howell, JoDee
"A Spring City, Utah Farmstead"; Material Culture--folk architecture Spring City, Utah.
4
Howell, JoDee
"Tales My Grandmother Told me"; Oral Tradition--personal narrative of dead child coming for a critically ill friend; Ephraim, Utah.
5
Jensen, Scott Alan
"Folk Music: An Interview with David L. Morrow, an Old Time Fiddler"; Oral Tradition--folk music; Human Condition--occupation: musician, character: David L. Morrow; Western U.S. and Alberta, Canada (interview in Salt Lake City, Utah; photocopies of photos).
6
Jensen, Scott
"Danish Dialect Mormon Folktale"; Oral Tradition--Brother Peterson Scandinavian dialect story; (Collected in) Layton, Utah.
7
Jones, Claude L.
"Why J. Golden Kimball Stories are Preserved and Told Among Usually Conservative Mormons"; Oral Tradition--legend, character: J.Golden Kimball; (Interview with James N. Kimball, grand nephew, in) Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
8
Jones, Richard E.
"Barn Building in Porterville, Morgan County, Utah"; Material Culture--folk architecture Morgan County, Utah (drawings, slides).
9
Kieffner, Mary J.
"Folk Medicine"; Customary Lore--folk medicine/popular medicine "gone commercial"; Oral Tradition--modern legend; (Informants in) Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Zion, Illinois; Paragould, Arkansas.
10
Kunewa, Christine
"Memory Grove: Something To Us All"; Oral Tradition--local history stories, Hoppity Lady legend; City Creek Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah.
11
Lessing, Sandra
"Mining Folklore"; Oral Tradition--mine legend (Horn Silver Mine), pranks; Human Condition--occupation: mining, character: Charley Stein; Customary Lore--superstitions; Beaver, Utah.
12
Lewandowski, Bruce
"Becky Simpson, Folk Revivalist"; Oral Tradition--folk music, character: Becky Simpson; (Interview in) Utah; (Informant originally from Boston, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire).
13
Liddle, Lynette
"A Brief Overview of the Influences and Folk Architecture in Cedar Fort, Utah"; Material Culture--folk architecture; early Mormon settlements; Cedar Fork (10 miles southwest of Lehi), Utah (maps, photos).
14
Liddle, Lynette
"Swedish Folktales"; Oral Tradition--brief tales of Tomters and Troels; (Collected in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
15
Linford, J. Rodney
"Occupational Folklore Among Policemen of the Kaysville City Police Department"; Oral Tradition--teenage stories, Kaysville Cross parties, ethnic stories, crime stories; Human Condition--occupation: police officer; Kaysville, Utah (2 cassettes).
16
Lingard, John L.
"The Changing Tradition of Putting Children to Bed"; Customary Behavior--family customs, rituals; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
17
Mays, Patricia
"Ski Lore"; Oral Tradition--terminology, snow snake legend, accident stories; Human Condition--sports; Utah (cassette).
18
McFarland, Alison
"Italian Folk Food"; Material Culture--folk food; Customary Lore and Behavior--seasonal customs, religious feast days; (Informants in) Ogden, Murray and Salt Lake City, Utah (recipes, cassette).
19
Orgill, Emily Cannon
"Jump-Rope Rhymes"; Oral Tradition--children's rhymes; Customary Behavior--children's games, gestures; (Driggs Elementary School in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
20
Patterson, Richard T.
"The Urban Mailbox"; Material Culture--folk art Salt Lake County, Utah (slides).

Focused Projects, Randle--Wesson, 1980-1981Return to Top

Container(s): Box 27

Projects completed in 1980 are found in folders 1-18; projects completed in 1981 are found in folders 19-23.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
27
Folder
1
Randle, Kris
"The Legend of Mount Timpanogas"; Oral Tradition--etiological legend (variations of an Indian legend told by whites); Utah County, Utah (cassette).
2
Rankin, Leslie
"Traditional Ways That Farm Children Pass Their Spare Time"; Human Condition--family life; Customary Behavior--children's games, pranks; (Location not given; cassette).
3
Ratcliffe, Danetta
"Camp Songs"; Oral Tradition--folk songs (girls at camp); (Interviews in) Bountiful, Utah.
4
Rehkemper, Jane
"Cat Ladies: a Narrative--Analytical Study of Women with Many Cats"; Human Condition--character: women with many cats; Oral Tradition--legend; (Informants from) New York; Illinois; Minnesota; Texas; Missouri; California; Canada; and London, England (cassette).
5
Rogers-Swaydan, Lorie
"Folklore of the Sheep People"; Customary Lore and Behavior--family and community customs; Oral Tradition--terminology; Material Culture--folklife; Human Condition--occupation: sheep raising, brief history; Utah (2 cassettes).
6
Sant, Linda
"Quilts"; Material Culture--history of quilts, methods of quilting; Paragonah, Utah (photos).
7
Schabarum, Tom
"Questions of Validity in Pioneer Narratives"; Human Condition--family history, characters: Lloyd Pearson, Ella Chabis; Oral Tradition--stories of the Black Hawk War, journey to San Diego; Customary Behavior--dances; Utah (cassette).
8
Schoofs, Karen J.
"Nurse Narratives"; Human Condition--occupation: nursing; Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Schultz, Donna
"Glassblowing"; Human Condition--occupation: glass blowing; Material Culture--folk craft; (Informants in) Utah and Wyoming (photos, cassette).
10
Soutter, Gordon
"Folklore with Sales"; Human Condition--occupation: sales; U.S.A.
11
Spencer, Annette
"Button Game"; Customary Behavior--game with zinc buttons; (Norweigian-born grandparents in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
12
Stephenson, June
"Some Oral Literature of Crittenden County, Kentucky"; Oral Tradition--songs, jokes; Customary Lore--folk beliefs, superstitions; Crittenden County, Kentucky.
13
Thayne, Diane
"Folk Medicine: Acupressure"; Customary Behavior--folk medicine, character: Ellie Hirai; Oral Tradition--folk speech, terms; Polynesian Culture, New Zealand (interview in Salt Lake City, Utah, cassette).
14
Turner, Andra
"Quilting"; Material Culture--folk craft; (Informant: Marilyn Conger) Placentia, California (cassette).
15
VanGorder, Debbie
"The Magic Rod, Modern Day Dowsing"; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk belief, character: Howard Albrecht; Southern Utah.
16
Welo, Cindy
"Midsummer's Eve: A Storytelling Celebration"; Customary Behavior--folk festival; Oral Tradition--folk stories, character: Neal Forsling; Casper, Wyoming (photos, map, cassette).
17
Welti, Deanne
"German Folk Narratives About Experiences in World War II"; Human Condition--war experiences; (Experiences in Germany, Interviews in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
18
Wesson, Patti
"Messages from the Graves"; Material Culture--folk art: gravestone carvings; Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah.
19
Aspenwall, John
"Folklore Collection"; Primarily Navy lore, also hiccough cure rhyme and Hopi Indian Medicine Man belief; Salt Lake City, Utah (photocopies of knot tying).
20
Patterson, Richard T.
"What's So Funny in Zion? Mormon Jokelore"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, jokes; Utah.
21
Stearns, John M.
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--tall tale about fishing, proverbial phrases, camp song, family legend, Memory Grove legend; Customary Behavior--songs to groom at wedding in Indiana; Material Culture--family rocking chair; (Collected in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
22
Van, Michael
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--folkspeech (use of "O.K."), legends, folksongs; Customary Lore and Behavior--prank, baseball superstition; Salt Lake City, Utah.
23
Wheelwright, Ann
"The Log Cabin That Moved--The Story of the Cabin of Matthew B. Wheelwright, 1856-1935"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Human Condition--family life, Mormon pioneer; Northern Utah (includes listing of some log cabins in Utah, maps, photocopies of photos).

Focused Projects, Adams--Criddle, 1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 28

Container(s) Description Dates
box
28
Folder
1
Adams, Sue
"The Quiet American--Japanese Folk Narratives About World War II Experiences"; Oral Tradition--personal experience stories; Human Condition--Japanese Americans in U.S. during World War II; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; (Interviews in) West Jordan, Utah (maps, cartoons, photocopies of photos).
2
Aguilar, Sindy
"Folk Medicine: Why Use Herbs?"; Human Condition--occupation: herbalist, character: Lotus Bailey, herbalist; Customary Lore--folk belief; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
3
Andersen, Karen J.
"Blanche Fletcher, Park City Pianist"; Human Condition--occupation: pianist, character: Blanche Fletcher (also interviewed for U of U oral history project, mentioned on page 5-6 of this paper); Park City, Utah (Informants in Murray, Utah) (2 cassettes).
4
Baker, Holly
"Traditional Holidays: Germany vs. United States"; Customary Behavior--comparison of German holiday traditions with American; (Interview in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
5
Baker, Robert
"Small Town Folklore"; Oral Tradition--folk tales, modern urban legends, tall tales, police stories; Human Condition--small town ethnic mix of whites, Indians, Mexicans; (Interviews with students attending U of U from) Milford, Utah and American Falls, Idaho.
6
Bashore, Barbara M. Knopp
"Rites of Passage in Three Small German Villages"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, beliefs, rituals, traditions; German Villages in Erzgebirge, border of West Germany and Czechoslovakia.
7
Besendorfer, William N.
"Folklore of River Running"; Human Condition--sport: river running; Oral Tradition--threat of death stories, hoop rattler story; Customary Lore--games, rituals; Green River, Utah (cassette).
8
Boggs, Jack H.
"The Story of Old Ephraim"; Oral Tradition--local legend: wild animal tale, character: rancher Frank Clark, grizzly bear Old Ephraim; Cache National Forest, east of Logan, Utah.
9
Boyden, Julie
"I Could See Clear Into the Wind Rivers"; Oral Tradition--stories of late 1860-early 1900 including mention of Butch Cassidy, Wild Bunch; character: Chris Madsen; Sanpete County, Utah (cassette).
10
Bruno, Olga
"The Intermingling of Swedish Christmas Customs with Today's Pop Culture"; Material Culture--food (includes recipes), crafts; Customary Lore and Behavior--family traditions; Salt Lake City, Utah (photocopies).
11
Cady, James A.
"Crossing the Line" (sea ritual); Customary Lore and Behavior--five versions of traditional sea ceremony in the Domain of Neptunus Rex; (Informants in) Tooele and Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
12
Carlson, David Martin
"Weatherlore Among Western Weather-Forecasters"; Customary Lore--superstitions; Human Condition--occupation: weather forecasting; Salt Lake City, Utah; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada (questionaires, photos).
13
Clawson, Keith S.
"Cromlech Folklore" (the story of the creation of a religion); Customary Lore and Behavior--lore and ceremonies of a local religion; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos, 2 cassettes).
14
Clayton, Craig D.
"Utah Birthday Customs Found in Twenty Families"; Customary Behavior--parties, use of candles, spanking, gifts, privileges; Material Culture--food; Oral Tradition--birthday songs, rhymesUtah.
15
Child, Loretta
"The Evolution of a Story"; Oral Tradition--creating a local legend and tracking its travels (Frieda the Flasher); Salt Lake City, Utah.
16
Criddle, Claude (Bow)
"Folk Traditions of James Alvin Criddle"; Oral Tradition--folk stories, songs, jokes; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, family and Mormon traditions; Downey, Idaho (photocopies of photos, cassette).

Focused Projects, Duke--Kubota, 1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 29

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box
29
Folder
1
Duke, Marsha
"Mining Folklore in Utah"; Human Condition--occupation: silver and coal mining; Customary Lore--superstitions; Oral Tradition--local mine stories, pranks; Park City and Carbon County, Utah.
2
Futrell, Alison
"The Speaking D Epitaphs"; Material Culture--cemetary markers, epitaphs; Mount Olivet Cemetary, Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
3
Gerritsen, Reid
"Interpretation of Folk Architecture in an Urban Setting"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
4
Gowers, Sandra
"Mormon Dating Traditions"; Human Condition--courtship; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk beliefs, games; Oral Tradition--folk say; Utah and California.
5
Grundmann, Shirle
"Family Ties"; Human Condition--family, Mormon polygamy, Greek community; Salt Lake City, Utah.
6
Haggerty, Susan R.
"The Ordination of a Roman Catholic Priest"; Customary Lore and Behavior--religious ritual; (Ordained at Cathedral of the Madeleine in) Salt ake City, Utah (photos).
7
Harris, Joan
"Pictures of New York"; Human Condition--migration: stories told by New Yorkers now living in Salt Lake City, Utah; (Interviews in) Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes).
8
Harrison, Randy L.
"Boy Scout Campfire Stories"; Oral Tradition--11 stories, see tape index for listing; (Stories originated in) Millard County, Utah (cassette).
9
Hess, Debra
"Stories of the Hess Family"; Human Condition--family storytellers; Oral Tradition--family stories; West Jordan, Utah (2 cassettes).
10
Hoehner, David
"The Holdaway Hotel and a Grasshopper: A Storytelling Event in a Small Western Town"; Oral Tradition--oral history, character: Wilhelmina Steckleman Holdaway; Human Condition--occupation: nursing, law enforcement; Price, Carbon County, Utah (cassette).
11
Hoehner, David
"Looking at the Sun, They Dance"; Customary Behavior--Ute Indian Sun Dance; Uintah/Ouray Indian Reservation, Neola (northeastern), Utah.
12
Kluzek, Paul C.
"Folklore Among Air Force Fighter Pilots"; Human Condition--occupation: military, U.S. Air Force fighter pilots; (Interviews in) Logan, Kaysville and Layton, Utah.
13
Koza, Margaret
"Wait People as a Folk Group"; Human Condition--occupation: wait people; Salt Lake City, Utah (3 cassettes).
14
Krogh, Kristin A.
"Sauerkraut"; Material Culture--folk food; Cache Valley, Utah (recipes, cassette).
15
Kubota, Dawn
"Folk Food: Sushi"; Material Culture--folk food; Japan.

Focused Projects, Larson--Roylance, 1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 30

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30
Folder
1
Larson, Jennifer A.
"Badger Fights: A Western American Prank"; Customary Behavior--prank; Oral Tradition--family stories; Western U.S.A.
2
Larson, Jennifer A.
"Supernatural Stories of Pioneer Trail State Park"; Oral Tradition--supernatural religious and non-religious legends; Salt Lake City, Utah.
3
Luker, Linda
"Folklore of Heirlooms in Selected Utah Homes"; Material Culture--artifacts owned by Mormon Pioneers; Hooper, Huntington, Orderville, Beaver and Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
4
Marshall, Robyn
"A New Settlement: A Study of Storytellers Relating to Grafton, Utah"; Human Condition--settlement of intermountain region; Indian-white relations, friendships; Customary Lore and Behavior--dances, shivareeing; Oral Tradition--folk stories; Grafton (southern), Utah (map).
5
McConkie, Pace J.
"Folk Religion--A Study of the Faith Temple Church of Salt Lake City"; Customary Lore--Pentecostal religious beliefs, character: Rosemary Cosby; Salt Lake City, Utah.
6
McDowell, Kristy
"The Thriving Metropolis: A Study of the Folklore of an Agricultural Ghost Town"; Human Condition--migration: settlement of the intermountain region; Oral Tradition--folk stories; Metropolis, Nevada (2 cassettes, photos).
7
McGhee, Terri
"Wedding Day Customs and Traditions"; Customary Lore and Behavior--receptions, pranks, traditions; Salt Lake City, Utah (photocopies of invitations, napkins, photos; etiquette booklet).
8
Miller, Jacquelyn L.
"Mulla Nasreddin: A Middle Eastern Folk Character"; Oral Tradition--legendary character and legend: Mulla Nasreddin; (Interviews in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Ockey, Kathy Daniels
"Prison Folk Group in the Leavenworth, Kansas Penitentiaries"; Human Condition--occupation: inmates and workers in prisons (women and men); Oral Tradition--terminology, folk speech; Customary Lore and Behavior--gestures, beliefs; Material Culture--tattoos; Leavenworth, Kansas (photo, maps).
10
Palmer, Joyce
"Log House Near Montgomery, Alabama"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Montgomery, Alabama (photos, copy of landgrant, drawings).
11
Patterson, Richard T.
"'None Can Preach the Gospel Like the Mormons Do'--L.D.S. Missionary Songs"; Oral Tradition--folk music, parody; Human Condition--missionary life, routines; L.D.S. Church Missionary Field, International.
12
Person, Carolyn W. D.
"Small Celebrations in Utah"; Customary Behavior--a listing and brief description of small celebration in Utah communities (in 1982)Utah.
13
Phillips, Susan
"The Urban Legend of the Cat Woman"; Oral Tradition--urban legend; Holladay, Salt Lake County, Utah (cassette).
14
Pollard, Kelly
"Riding the Rails"; Human Condition--occupation: hobos (remembrances of 1929 Depression); Oral Tradition--folk stories; Mid and Western U.S.A.
15
Preston, Bonnie
"Big Foot"; Oral Tradition--supernatural non--religious legend, also religious legend (linkage with Cain); Tremonton and Garland, Utah.
16
Randle, Kim G.
"A Piano and a Fiddle"; Oral Tradition--folk music, character: Muriel Shupe, Terry Field; Ogden, Utah (2 cassettes).
17
Roylance, Holly and Heidi Roylance, Debra Roberts
"Mormon Pioneer Stories"; Oral Tradition--pioneer stories, songs; Salt Lake City, Utah.

Focused Projects, Safi--Young, 1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 31

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31
Folder
1
Safi, Zahir
"Little Eid in Afghanistan"; Customary Behavior--folk festival Kabul, Afghanistan; (Interviews in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
2
Shaffer, Susan
"L.D.S. Courtships, Proposals and Marriages: An Analysis of things changed and the same over 50 years"; Human Condition--courtship and marriage; Customary Lore and Behavior--customs, beliefs, ceremonies; Salt Lake City, Utah (5 cassettes, newsclippings).
3
Shaw, Lloyd W.
"Humorous Folklore from a Coffee Shop"; Oral Tradition--folktales, humor; South Davis County and Salt Lake City, Utah.
4
Silsby, Frederic
"A Song from the Navel: One Man of Pakistan"; Oral Tradition--folk song of Pakistan; (Interviews in) Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
5
Sullivan, Maureen
"Frank Schroll, Wrestler"; Human Condition--occupation: wrestler, character: Frank Schroll, personal history of author's grandfather and the early days of international wrestling; (Interview in) Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
6
Sweet, Richard R.
"Folklore of Aviation"; Oral Tradition--jokes, stories; Customary Behavior--traditions for first solo flight, for landing mistakes; Salt Lake Valley airports, Utah; Beatrice, Nebraska (photos).
7
Varney, Paula M.
"Sex Differentiation Myths"; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Walker, Elizabeth
"Windy Brown Stories"; Oral Tradition--folk stories, character: Windy Brown; Southern Iowa (stories told by Richard Smith and Peg Smith in Salt Lake City, Utah)
9
Walters, Annie
"Theater Traditions and Superstitions; Customary Lore--superstitions; Human Condition--occupation: theater; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
10
Winegar, Wendy
"Christmas Traditions in Utah and the West"; Customary Lore and Behavior--holidays, influence of the Mormon culture on European and American Christmas traditions; Utah and Western U.S.
11
Wilcox, Dave and Jane
"The Worthen Family Reunion"; Customary Behavior--family traditions, Thanksgiving ritual; Material Culture--food; Human Condition--family reunions; Timpanogos Lodge, Sundance, Utah (5 cassettes, map, newsletter).
12
Wilson, Judy
"Stare, Stare, Like a Bear"; Oral Tradition--children's jeering chant.
13
Wong, Mary M.
"Chinese Folklife in Evanston, Wyoming--Influence of the Chinese Heritage"; Human Condition--brief history of Chinatown in Evanston; occupations: railroad workers, laundries, vegetable gardening, restaurants; characters: China Mary (Ah Yuen), Mormon Charlie (Lock Lang Choong); Oral Tradition--folk stories, pranks; Material Culture--folk architecture, food, fireworks; Customary Lore and Behavior--burial customs, New Year's celebration; Evanston, Wyoming (photocopies of photos).
14
Young, Janet
"Songs of Pre-School Children"; Oral Tradition--children's songs; Hunter, Utah (cassette).

Focused Projects, Aiken--Crabtree, 1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 32

Container(s) Description Dates
box
32
Folder
1
Aiken, Linda L.
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--proverbial phrase, rhyme, parodies, tales, jokes; Customary Lore--superstitions; Material Culture--"Watergate" cake recipe; Salt Lake City, Utah.
2
Aste, Scott
"Personal Folklore"; Oral Tradition--proverbs, parodies, urban legends; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, customs, games, folk cure; Material Culture--family foods; Salt Lake City, Utah.
3
Bardsley, Robert Craig
"Folklore Collection"; Human Condition--occupation: grocery store workers; Oral Tradition--proverbs, proverbial sayings, jokes, ethnic jokes, droodles, Italian tongue-twisters, folk poetry, urban legends, thymes, children's songs; Salt Lake City, Utah.
4
Barker, Melinda
"Delta Gamma as a Folk Group"; Customary Lore and Behavior--ceremonial traditions; Material Culture--folklife (college sorority); Oral Tradition--stories, pranks; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
5
Barr, Craig
"Singing Grandmother"; Human Condition--grandmother-grandchildren relations, character: Betty Patterson; Oral Tradition--folk songs; Customary Behavior--family gatherings (cassette).
6
Barth, Mary
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, proverbs, rhymes, legends, folksongs; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, games, gestures; Material Culture--missionary quilt, turkey hash; Salt Lake City, Utah.
7
Bennett, Gilbert
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--naming, proverbs, jokes, myths (Japanese, Brasilian), legends, folksongs; Customary Lore and Behavior--Japanese, Brasilian; Material Culture--L.D.S. Missionary folk food in Japan; Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Bennion, Debra J.
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, naming, mnemonic device, Bear Lake Monster legend, other legends; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, calendar custom, family customs; Material Culture--recipe for Raspberry Green Tomato Jam; Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Boyd, Michal
"My Family's Folklore"; Oral Tradition--folk stories (mention of Butch Cassidy, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill), character: Joel Cary Oliver Andrew Boyd (family storyteller); Western U.S. in 1800's (2 cassettes).
10
Borgmeier, Paul
"The Fine and Dandy Kid"; Human Condition--family history, occupation: sheep raising in Wyoming; Customary Lore and Behavior--family get-togethers; Oral Tradition--folk songs, folk stories; (Informant in) Ogden, Utah.
11
Brown, Patricia Lucas
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--folk speech (small town, blacks, teens in 50s), proverbial comparisons, rhymes, Irish folktale; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, playing the dozens, folk medicine; Eureka and Salt Lake City, Utah.
12
Buchan, Joey
"The Legend of Suicide Rock"; Oral Tradition--etiological legend; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
13
Chazell, Russell E.
"Whiteboots: a mining legend"; Oral Tradition--legend; Human Condition--occupation: mining; Western U.S. (cassette).
14
Childs, Kerry
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--naming, terms (local, theatrical, Montana, Florida), riddle, personal legends; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions (theatrical, good luck, gambling, left handers); Material Culture--folk food; Salt Lake City, Utah.
15
Clawson, Jeff D.
"Jeff's Folklore Collection"; Includes Oral Tradition, Customary Lore and Behavior and Material Culture from family traditions and brother's L.D.S. Missionary experiences in Bolivia; (Collected in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
16
Corl, Susan Peadleton
"Remembrance of Things Which Last"; Human Condition--family personal histories; (Informants from) Colorado, California, Massachusetts.
17
Crabtree, Renee M.
"Mormon Folklore: B.Y.U. Coed Joke Series"; Oral Tradition--modern urban legend; (Interviews at University of Utah) Salt Lake City, Utah.

Focused Projects, Daines--Ison, 1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 33

Container(s) Description Dates
box
33
Folder
1
Daines, Shelly
"Bea Kummer, Park City's Own Historian"; Human Condition--occupation: mining; Oral Tradition--mining stories; Customary Lore--superstitions; Park City, Utah (cassette).
2
Davidson, Jonathon
"The Folklore of Supermarket Employees"; Human Condition--occupation: supermarket stockers; Oral Tradition--folk stories, jokes; Salt Lake City, Utah.
3
Davenport, Vickie
"Healing and Midwifery"; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk medicine, use of herbs, acupressure; Human Condition--occupation: midwife, character: Annie Richards; Material Culture--folklife; Provo, Utah (2 cassettes).
4
Diamond, C.F.
"Old Joe's Place: Gilgal Gardens"; Material Culture--folk craft; Oral Tradition--legend; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; Salt Lake City, Utah (map of garden, 2 boxes of slides).
5
Donley, Braden
"Between Nowhere and Nothing: Trucker Lore"; Human Condition--occupation: trucker; Oral Tradition--terminology, folk stories, pranks; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk dress, beliefs; Material Culture--folklife; Western U.S. (2 cassettes).
6
Duncan, Dana
"Hanukkah Traditions"; Customary Lore and Behavior--traditional ritual; Material Culture--food; (Interviews in) Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
7
Finley, Lorraine
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--rhymes, jokes (ethnic, B.Y.U. co-ed); Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions; Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Frohlich, Margie
"Folklore Collection"; Includes Oral Tradition, Customary Lore and Behavior, and Material Culture (Bas Mitzvah, Mardi Gras); (Informants from) Salt Lake City, Utah; New Orleans, Louisianna.
9
Gacnik, Rosemary
"Chain Letter"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstition; Salt Lake City, Utah (Includes example and analysis).
10
Gamblin, Steven
"Folklore Collection"; Human Condition--occupation: construction, ski patrol, country musician; Oral Tradition--folkstories, legends, jokes; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, pranks; (Collected in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
11
Gardner, Carolyn
"Folklore Collection"; Human Condition--occupation: architecture, character: William Rowe Smith; Oral Tradition--proverbs, rhymes, family legends; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, folk remedies, games; Salt Lake City, Utah.
12
Hansen, Jeff
"Grandpa Stories"; Oral Tradition--stories of senility told as humorous; Human Condition--sickness, senility.
13
Harris, Bill
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--folk speech (Utahns, L.D.S. Missionaries), proverbs, verbal puzzles, children's rhymes; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions (two for left-handers); Salt Lake City, Utah.
14
Hermansen, Connie Lin
"Folklore Items"; Oral Tradition--riddles, rhymes, jokes, song parodies; Salt Lake City, Utah.
15
Howells, Michael T.
"Folklore Collection"; Includes beliefs, superstitions and folk stories from Nebraska, Utah, Ireland; Ethnic groups mentioned: Navajo, Irish, blacks and caucasians; (Collected in) Salt Lake City, Utah
16
Howick, Jodi
"The Folklore of Memory Grove"; Oral Tradition--supernatural, non-religious legend; Memory Grove, Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
17
Juback, Douglas Wayne
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--legends (one Cherokee Indian), military chants, folk speech; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, folk cures (some Italian beliefs), holidays; Material Culture--folk foods; Salt Lake City, Utah.
18
Ison, Nellie
"Art's Store"; Human Condition--occupation: neighborhood grocery store, character: Art Hubbard; Salt Lake City, Utah (questionaires).

Focused Projects, Karaboyas--Morrow, 1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 34

Container(s) Description Dates
box
34
Folder
1
Karaboyas, Ann L.
"Folklore Collection"; Human Condition--occupation: ballet dancer; Oral Tradition--urban legends, rhymes; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions (ballet, Greek); Salt Lake City, Utah; Miami, Florida; Duluth, Minnesota.
2
Kawai, Cynthia Kei
"Folklore Miscellany" (including Japanese and Japanese-American)Human Condition--migration (author's mother immigrated to U.S. from Japan after World War II); Oral Tradition--songs, language stories, jokes; Customary Lore and Behavior--celebrations, superstitions, gestures, games; Material Culture--folklife (Japan, farm in Idaho), folk food; (Collected in) Idaho; also University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
3
Kilbourn, Mary Jane
"Folklore Miscellany" (mostly family rememberances); Oral Tradition--folk speech, folk songs, legends; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, folk medicine, gestures, children's games; Material Culture--doll making; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
4
Krantz, Jeff L.
"Utah Folklore"; Oral Tradition--naming, proverbial sayings, urban legends; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk cures, superstitions, games; Salt Lake City, Utah.
5
Lallathin, Sharon
"Ballads Are Delightful"; Oral Tradition--folksongs, ballads; character: Manilla Carter, Delos Jewkes; Material Culture--folklife; Human Condition--occupation: show business movies, live theatre; (Informants from) Morgan and Fountain Green, Utah.
6
Leppert, Wendy
"Girl Talk: Graffitti in Women's Restrooms"; Material Culture--folklife; Oral Tradition--jokes, poems, nonsensical phrases; Salt Lake City, Utah.
7
Lewis, Mitchell R.
"Interview with Grandparents"; Human Condition--family history and stories; Bountiful, Utah (cassette).
8
Linker, Peter
"My Personal Collection"; Includes family customs and some Austrian remembrances of the author's father who was born in Vienna. Also miscellaneous proverbs, legends and superstitions; Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Macfarlane, Michelle
"Family Storytelling: Children's Stories"; Oral Tradition--folk stories; Human Condition--interviews with parents about family stories told to and by children; Customary Behavior--family ritual; Virginia and Utah.
10
Matheson, June
"Pines Ranch: An Oral History of Taylor Tradition"; Human Condition--four generations at a family's mountain retreat; Material Culture--folk architecture, crafts, food; Oral Tradition--local history, jokes; Customary Lore and Behavior--religious (Mormon) traditions, family traditions, games; Smith Morehouse River, Utah (tape and pictures mentioned not included, does include interviews and geneological chart).
11
Michie, Michelle
"Bridal Showers"; Customary Lore and Behavior--games, gift giving, traditions; Salt Lake City, Utah.
12
Mildenhall, Kurt N.
"A Random Survey of Log Cabins in Fountain Green, Utah"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Fountain Green, Utah (slides).
13
Mochizuki, Elaine
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--tongue twisters, song parody, family stories; Customary Lore and Behavior--Japanese salt superstition, saving jumk, Japanese Obon Festival, chainletter superstition; Salt Lake City, Utah.
14
Monson, Claudia
"Folklore Collection"; Human Condition--occupation: fisherman; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions (fisherman and other); Oral Tradition--rhymes, folk speech, songs; Alaska and Salt Lake City, Utah.
15
Morrow, Gregory J.
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--proverbial comparisons, jokes, legends, song parodies; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions; Salt Lake City, Utah.

Focused Projects, Nabrotzky--Schoepf, 1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 35

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box
35
Folder
1
Nabrotzky, Lynn
"Woodgraining"; Material Culture--folk craft; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
2
Norris, Holly K.
"Emo's Grave"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, teenage ritual; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos, map, cassette).
3
Overman, Kristi
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--children's rhymes and jokes; legends; proverbs; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions (some Navajo beliefs), games; Salt Lake City, Utah.
4
Peterson, Henning E.
"Ritual and Superstitions: U of U Football Team"; Human Condition--sports: college football team; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, rituals University of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
5
Perkins, Pam
A Survey of Conservatism in Utah Children's Folklore"; Customary Lore and Behavior--games, superstitions; Oral Tradition--rhymes, chants, riddles; Human Condition--comparison of children's folklore in Salt Lake City with author's Newfoundland background; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
6
Ray, Becky
"Why did the Chicken Cross the Road? or The Joking Behavior of Kindergarteners"; Oral Tradition--children's narrative jokes, knock knock jokes, riddles; Salt Lake City, Utah.
7
Ray, Loretta
"The Mormon Wedding Reception as a Folk Event"; Customary Behavior--reception ritual; Material Culture--food, crafts, clothing, folklife; Salt Lake City and Orem, Utah.
8
Rice, David
"Playing Army"; Customary Lore and Behavior--games played by children; (Informants from) Utah, Ohio, California, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas; Australia.
9
Ritchie, Marcelyn
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--euphemisms, proverbs, family legend, Timpanogous legend, urban legends, camp song; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, family and school customs; Salt Lake City, Utah.
10
Rogers, Sally Caine Scowcroft
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--rhymes, legends (Boy Scout, Old Mill, lake monsters, Sugarhouse Prison, hook hand, Ohio River swim), proverbial sayings; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, orchestra customs; Utah and Kentucky.
11
Saenz, Linda
"A Collection of Folklore"; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk cures, wedding customs, superstitions, holiday customs; Material Culture--quilt from old dresses; Salt Lake City, Utah.
12
Schmid, Peter
"Folklore Collection"; Predominantly Irish expressions of Customary Lore and Behavior and Oral Tradition; (Collected in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Schofield, Kristen
"The Sorority: Folklore Within a Folk Group"; Oral Tradition--modern urban legends (including mention of Ted Bundy arrest), scare stories, house mother stories; Customary Behavior--gestures; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
14
Shelley, Barbara
"Mormon Close Encounters of the Spiritual Kind"; Oral Tradition--personal experience stories of visitations from deceased family members or friends; Salt Lake City, Utah (3 cassettes).
15
Schoepf, Jeff
"Children's Games"; Customary Lore and Behavior--children's games: game description, diagram of play, necessary equipment, number of players; (Four elementary schools in) Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes).

Focused Projects, Smith--Zimmerman, 1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 36

Container(s) Description Dates
box
36
Folder
1
Smith, Edwin Russell
"Traditions of the Larsen Family in the Early 1900's"; Customary Lore and Behavior--holidays and family traditions; Fairview, Utah (2 cassettes).
2
Stevens, Linda Tollestrup
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, family nicknames, jokes, rhymes, legends, song parodies; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstition, snake game, holiday customs; Salt Lake City, Utah.
3
Stites, Anita
"Superstitions of Athletes at the University of Utah"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, rituals, special clothing, lucky numbers; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
4
Swenson, Georgia
"Values: LDS Pioneers"; Human Condition--migration and settlement, family history, characters: Alathea Swenson, Levina Roose; Oral Tradition--family stories; Customary Lore and Behavior--celebrations, traditions, beliefs; Material Culture--folklife: polygamy; Mormons in Mexico; Mormons in Bear Lake Valley, Idaho; (Interviews in) Utah (tape transcripts).
5
Taylor, Carolyn
"Norwegian Folklore"; Customary Lore and Behavior--Christmas traditions; Oral Tradition--folk stories, character: Astrid Larsen Johansen; Material Culture--crafts, food; Oslo, Norway and Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
6
Tempest, Lynne Ann
"The Local Folklore of Cat Woman"; Oral Tradition--modern urban legend; Customary Lore and Behavior--teenage ritual; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
7
Thompson, Suzanne M.
"A Ceremonial Ritual--Becoming a Chief in the U.S. Army"; Human Condition--occupation: Chief Petty Officers in U.S. Navy; Customary Lore and Behavior--ceremonial ritual; (Interview in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Trople, Glen James
"Ah C'mon That's Just an Old Wives Tale"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, naming, proverbs, riddles, anecdotes; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, games of tag; Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Von Zastrow, David
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--two legends: Posey, a renegade Indian in Southeastern Utah; and A Girl Called Lavender, a vanishing hitchhiker from upstate New York; two German proverbs; Southern Utah proverbial comparison; Customary Lore and Behavior--Christmas Eve custom, table manners, English school custom, English driving custom, East African gesture; (Collected in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
10
Walters, Geesette
"Immigrant's Immigration Stories" (European immigrants to U.S. since World War II); Human Condition--migration; Oral Tradition--folk stories, personal experience stories; (Told by European immigrants since World War II) Sandy, Utah.
11
White, Burton Sargent
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--proverbs, rhymes, L.D.S. Missionary story, folksongs; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk medicine, holiday custom, L.D.S. Missionary initiation custom, driveway basketball game; Salt Lake City, Utah.
12
Whitney, Ann
"Folklore Collection"; Collection includes written proverbs from print sources, particularly comics in newspaper; Customary Lore--superstitions and games; Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Wilmarth, Scott H.
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, proverbs, proverbial comparisons, anecdotes, folktales, songs; Customary Lore and Behavior--prank, folk cure, Italian superstition, game; Material Culture--flipper; Salt Lake City, Utah.
14
Winegar, Wendy
"Customs and Rituals of Female Students Living in Heritage Halls at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah"; Customary Lore and Behavior--dating, pressures to marry; Human Condition--student dorm living; Provo, Utah.
15
Woodcox, Shawna Lin
"Songs of Teresa Nelson"; Oral Tradition--folksongs, character: Teresa Nelson; Human Condition--family, marriage; Northern Utah.
16
Yarborough, Stan
"Folklore Collection"; Collector is from North Carolina and has included many items from this area as well as folklore from his six years in the U.S. Navy and work with computers; Salt Lake City, Utah.
17
Zeigler, Wendy
"Anna Baker: A Personal Experience Narrative"; Human Condition--experiences in Germany during World War I, immigration to U.S., character: Ann Baker; Material Culture--folklife, food; Customary Lore and Behavior--gestures, folk beliefs; Oral Tradition--folk stories; (Interview in) Salt Lake City, Utah (3 cassettes).
18
Zimmerman, Randy
"Folklore Collection"; Collection includes items from collector's L.D.S. Missionary experiences in Denmark; Oral Tradition--folktales; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions and folk cures; Salt Lake City, Utah.

Focused Projects, Bennett--Kunzi, 1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 37

Container(s) Description Dates
box
37
Folder
1
Bennett, Stephen S.
"One Grandpa's Rhymes About Marriage"; Oral Tradition--rhymes, character: Wallace F. Bennett; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
2
Brown, Dick
"Mining Lore in Nevada"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, terminology, character: Frank Phalins, Norman Coombs; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, celebrations; Carlin and Tonapah, Nevada (2 cassettes).
3
Critchlow, Jaylene
"The Signs of the Zodiac"; Customary Lore--folk beliefs, superstitions (includes charts).
4
Curtis, Kyle T.
"The Lost Gold Mine"; Oral Tradition--supernatural non-religious legend; Taylor's Canyon near Ogden, Utah (cassette).
5
Dickie, Judi
"Xerox-Lore"; Oral Tradition-jokes; Human Condition-occupational use of photocopy equipment (illustrative material).
6
Donelson, Steven
"Mulligan (Hobo) Stew"; Material Culture--food, folklife; Ohio.
7
Faddis, Kelly A.
"Family Lore/Traditions: Scotland, Wales, Ireland"; Oral Tradition--legend, family stories; Customary Lore and Behavior--family celebrations, games, folk beliefs about birds.
8
Fisher, Lee
"Job's Daughters Installation Traditions"; Customary Behavior--ritual, superstitions; Material Culture--costumes, folk art; Oral Tradition--folk songs, legend about why Mormon Church members are not permitted Job Daughter's membership; (Bethel 13 in) Salt Lake City, Utah (illustrative material).
9
Hadley, William
"Home-made Lye Soap"; Material Culture--folk craft; Salt Lake City, Utah.
10
Johnsen, Mina F.
"Rustem" (Iranian Folklore); Oral Tradition--legend of Rustem, Persian warrior; Iran (cassette).
11
Johnson, Phil
"Cowboy Songs: A Special Oral Folklore"; Oral Tradition--folk songs, character: Nordean Johnsen; Human Condition--occupation: on the rodeo circuit in Western U.S. and Canada; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
12
Kline, Deborah
"Sepulchral Monuments"; Material Culture--gravestones; Salt Lake City and surrounding areas, Utah (photos).
13
Kunzi, Peter
"Three Nephite Lore: 'An Interpretation of Three Nephite Lore--Its Significance and Meaning'"; Oral Tradition--religious legend (cassette).

Focused Projects, Lake--Strzetelski, 1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 38

Container(s) Description Dates
box
38
Folder
1
Lake, Marissa
"Little Folk's Lore: rope-jumping, hand-clapping, counting-out"; Customary Lore and Behavior-children's games; Oral Tradition-children's rhymes; Salt Lake City, Utah.
2
Leppert, W.K.
"The Family Misfortune Story and Its Role in American Folklore"; Human Condition-family history; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk beliefs; Oral Tradition--family stories; Salt Lake City, Utah (4 cassettes).
3
Magleby, Ruth
"Pregnancy Beliefs"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, folk beliefs; (Collected at University of Utah Medical Center in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
4
McCarthy, Kelly
"The Rancheros Visitadores"; Human Condition--descendents of western ranchers and Spanish settlers meet yearly to keep cowboy traditions alive as a folk festival; Customary Behavior--interest in horses, cowboy life, cowboy rituals, rodeos, competitive events, parties; Material Culture--folk costumes; Western U.S. (photos).
5
Millhorn, Susan
"Children's Folklore: Initiation Into the Real World"; Customary Lore and Behavior--children's games.
6
Newbold, Bonnie
"Folksongs of Lemira Belle Turner Steele"; Oral Tradition--folk songs, ballads, character: Lemira Belle Turner Steele; Hanksville, Delta and Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
7
Perkins, Holly
"The Tooth Fairy"; Customary Lore and Behavior--ritual, folk beliefs; American Fork, Utah; Boston, Massachusetts, Illinois, Australia (cassette, children's drawings).
8
Rhodes, Cindy Lee
"Prison Folklore"; Oral Tradition--personal narratives, naming; Human Condition--prison life; Utah State Prison, Draper, Utah (cassette).
9
Robison, Rosemary J.
"Poems and Songs of My Grandmother"; Oral Tradition--songs, poems, character: Florence J. Robison Holden; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
10
Sanders, Robert
"Columbia River Fish Stories"; Oral Tradition--tall tales, weather stories; Human Condition--occupation: commercial fisherman, charter boat captain, character: Bob Collins; Customary Behavior--Salmon Days celebration (Oregon); Mouth of Columbia River, Oregon/Washington.
11
Saxton, Nancy
"Public Graffitti"; Material Culture--folklife (Mexican-American), crafts; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
12
Shaffer, Stephen R.
"The Healers"; Customary Lore and Behavior-folk beliefs, cures (foot reflexology, herbs); Afton, Wyoming (photos).
13
Strzetelski, Alexander
"The Golf Joke in American Folklore"; Oral Tradition--jokes, terminology; Human Condition--occupation/sport: golf; brief background history of the game; Kamas, Utah.

Focused Projects About FolkloreReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 39

Projects are listed by year, alphabetically by author, with a brief description of the subject matter.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
39
Folder
1
Walker, Cherrill Ann
"Folklore Basis of Modern Music"--An attempt to correlate cultivated and folk music with emphasis on 20th century works. Includes comparative melodic and verbal exerpts.
1966
2
Northrup, Linda
"Tall Tales: An Analysis"--The author organized the tall tale section of the Folklore Archives as it was set up in 1972. A definition of tall tales and several examples are included.
1972
3
Rushing, Joan
"Analysis and Subdivision of (Jokes) Folder in Archives"--The author discusses her method of organizing the joke category as it was arranged in the Folklore Archive in 1972.
1972
4
Wharton, Marcia
"Analysis of 'Miscellaneous Songs"--The author discusses her effort to categorize and analysize the Miscellaneous Songs folder in the Folklore Archive in 1972. Includes examples of words and music.
1972
5
Rushing, Joan
"Analysis and Subdivision of Rhymes (in the Marriott Library Western Americana Folklore Archives)"--The author lists her categories, then gives a brief description of each as she found them in the Folklore Archive in 1973.
1973
6
Wallace, Eunice Ewer
"Morphology of the Folktale"--The author examines tales from her own book, , according to Vladimar Propp's methodology. (Propp is a Russian folklorist. His book, , is the basis for Wallace's paper.)
1973
7
Kiser, Carolyn
"Dreams and Myths: A Psychoanalytical Interpretation"--A summary and analysis of recent studies which develope the relationship between psychology (dreams) and folklore (myths).
1974
8
Robinson, Jeanette
"Using Folktales for Dramatization in the Primary Grades"--The author describes ways didactic folktales may be dramatized by young children. Illustrations.
1974
9
Wilson, Marsha and LuJuana Baker
"Lesson Plans, Folklore Unit, Grades 10-12"--Five lesson plans with follow-up suggestions, list of objectives in teaching folklore, Bibliography, list of folklore and folklife classifications.
1974
10
Hartsfield, Mariella
"For Want of a Nail'--A Synthesis of Metaphorical Definitions"--The writer looks to the world of metaphor for a definition of folklore.
1975
11
Johnson, JoAnn K.
"An Analysis of the Lack of Folk Heroines in the United States Development to 1910"--The author traces folk heroines from 1608 to 1910 in America, discusses the few examples (in terms of three categories: mother-helper, exotic queen and the saint), and presents reasons for the lack.
1975
12
Thomas, Diane L. (Clark)
"The Word 'Folklore' in Advertising"--The author defines the world "folklore" and discusses the use of it in contemporary advertising and journalism. Illustrations and examples included.
1975
13
Thompson, A. Pandora
"An Annotated Bibliography of Western Folk Food"--An interesting and informative compilation of publications including not only recipes but also methods of preparation, utensils and traditions.
1975
14
White, Edna M.
"Behind the Figleaf of Folklore: Impotence vs. Omnipotence"--White explores the premise that "the folklore of our society promulgaates misogynistic, negative images of women in order to keep them subservient to man."
1975
15
Balsley, Pat
"An Experiement on the Transmission of Folklore"--The author related the same folktale to ten people, did not permit note-taking, then, after 30-minutes, asked each one to repeat the tale.

Focused Projects, Behm--WonnacottReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 40

These projects were submitted in courses taught by Jan H. Brunvand.

Container(s) Description
box
40
Folder
1
Behm, Jennifer
"'Is it a girl or a boy?' A Study on Obstetric Lore"; Human Condition--occupation: obstetrics; Oral Tradition--jokes, stories; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk beliefs, superstitions; Salt Lake City, Utah.
2
Bell, Bruce
"Personal Reflections on the Development of Exoteric Humor in Salt Lake City"; Human Condition--relations between whites and blacks in a lower middle class neighborhood; Oral Tradition--jokes; Salt Lake City, Utah.
3
Bradshaw, Gayla and Judy Fine, Susan Kirk, John Spikes, Edith Wiley
"Folk Cures for Colds and Related Ailments"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, folk remedies.
4
Bramwell, Catherine M.
"Student Apparel During Final Exams"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, beliefs; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
5
Briner, Richard M.
"19th Century Utah Epitaphs"; Oral Tradition--folk poetry, rhymes; Material Culture--folklife; (Cemeteries in) Salt Lake City and Bountiful, Utah.
6
Campbell, Gail
"Hallelujah Mike"; Human Condition--occupation: mining; Oral Tradition--mining terminology; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions; Eureka, Bingham, and Park City, Utah.
7
Cannon, Becky
"Leg Puller, Legend and Hyrum"; Oral Tradition--legend, scare stories; Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Dalley, Muriel and Jalna Lundstrom
"The Art of Quilting"; Material Culture--folk craft; Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Felt, Marianne
"If I Had a Donkey and He Wouldn't Go"; Oral Tradition--folk song (includes music).
10
Fraughton, Paul
"A Study of the Rural Mailbox of Salt Lake Valley of Central Utah"; Material Culture--folk art, craft; Salt Lake Valley, Utah (photos, map).
11
Friesen, Ken
"Local Legends in Southern Idaho"; Oral Tradition--Bear Lake Monster story, lover's leap, early settler massacre stories; Idaho.
12
Gallacher, Robert
"Fraternity-Sorority Lore"; Oral Tradition--folk speech, folk songs; Customary Lore and Behavior--traditions; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Harrie, Daniel
"Legends and Superstitions of a Local Cemetery"; Oral Tradition--local legends; Customary Lore--superstitions; (Wasatch Lawn Cemetery in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
14
Krogue, Phil
"Nazi 'Kampflieder' and Their Impact On German Culture and History"; Oral Tradition--folk, marching, and war songs; Germany.
15
Larsen, Maurine
"Folklore in My Family"; Oral Tradition--local legends and stories, ballads; Wellsville, Utah.
16
Linder, Kathryn
"Folklore--Family and Mormon Stories"; Oral Tradition--local stories, legends; Millville, Utah.
17
McMain, Kristen M.
"Basque Folklore: A Brief Documentary Novel"; Material Culture--folk food, folklife; Customary Lore and Behavior--games (cards, pelota), folk beliefs; Oral Tradition--tall tales; (Interviews in) Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
18
Nelson, Kathy M.
"Utah Lake Monsters"; Oral Tradition--legends of Great Salt Lake, Bear Lake, Utah Lake and Redmond Lake; Customary Lore--superstitions; Utah (photos, slides, maps).
19
Pearce, J.T.
"Characteristic Folklore of Horses"; Customary Lore--superstitions, beliefs; Oral Tradition--rhymes, folk stories; Utah.
20
Peterson, Marianne
"The Common But Curious Beliefs"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, beliefs and rituals concerned with pregnancy; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
21
Pickett, DeAnna
"Tourists and Other Strange Birds" (in Hawaii); Oral Tradition--tall tales, local legends, jokes, pranks; Customary Lore--beliefs, superstitions; Hawaii.
22
Powell, Richard L.
"Folk Traditions of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy"; Customary Lore and Behavior--traditions, beliefs; Oral Tradition--terminologyU.S. Military Academy (cartoons).
23
Sakashita, Connie
"A Slice of Bread...' A Look at a Proverb"; Oral Tradition--proverb.
24
Salmon, Kerry D.
"Hey Li Lee Li Lee" Versons"; Oral Tradition--folksong (several versions including one Mormon version).
25
Stevenson, Jerry
"Folksong--Two Little Boys"; Oral Tradition.
26
Stewart, Susan
"Personal Greek Superstitions and Customs"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, cures, dreams, marriage customs; Oral Tradition--legends, myths, supernatural beings, ghost stories; Material Culture--folklife; (Greek families living in) Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
27
Stirk, Reginald K.
"Granaries of Providence"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Providence, Northern Utah (map).
28
Storrs, Michael W.
"The Folklore of School Children"; Oral Tradition--rhymes, verses collected from youngsters; Utah.
29
Wonnacott, Jill L.
"A Collection and Analysis of the Kind of Stories That Are Told About Haunted Houses and the Ghosts That Live in Them"; Oral Tradition--folktales; Salt Lake Valley, Utah (photos of houses).

Focused Projects, Berry--WiserReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 41

Folders 1-10 contain projects submitted in courses taught by Barre Toelken, folders 11-15 in courses taught by Louis Zucker, and folders 16-35 in courses taught by unidentified professors.

Container(s) Description
box
41
Folder
1
Berry, Allen D.
"Is It Fish, Flesh or Serpent, Amphibious, Amfabulous Or a Great Big Fib"; Oral Tradition--Bear Lake Monster legend; Bear Lake, Utah.
2
Heiner, Joan
"Homogeniety in Resort Employee Cultures"; Human Condition--occupation: resort employees; Oral Tradition--stories, speech patterns, tall tales; Material Culture--clothing; Wyoming and Arizona.
3
Jenkins, Lynne
"Superstitions of Magicians" and "Macumba Spiritualism in Brazil"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, folk beliefs, rituals; Oral Tradition--folk stories; (Magician and L.D.S. Church missionary informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
4
Larson, Paul
"Some Teenage Folklore"; Oral Tradition--teenage language, local legends; (East Bench area in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
5
McCune, Paula
"Utah Folklore Miscellany"; Human Condition--stories of a Utah family of English-German (Pennsylvania Dutch) Mormon pioneer background; Oral Tradition--family stories, J.Golden Kimball anecdotes, a Three Nephites legend, mining stories, family nicknames; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions; Utah.
6
Olsen, Sharon S.
"Lore of the Leatherneck"; Customary Lore and Behavior--Marine Corps traditions, beliefs; Oral Tradition--terminology, folk stories; U.S. Marines.
7
Peterson, James and Richard Casey
"A Folk Tradition in Obscene Jokes About Children"; Oral Tradition--jokes; Utah.
8
Reynolds, Florence
"John Doyle Lee Folklore"; Oral Tradition--stories, anecdotes, Mountain Meadow Massacre legends; Customary Lore--superstitions; Southern Utah.
9
Rose, Linda
"Immigrant Superstitions"; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, cures, rituals; (Informants of Norwegian, Swedish, Greek, and Japanese--Hawaiian backgrounds in) Utah.
10
Russell, David R.
"Folklore of the Mines"; Oral Tradition--Tommyknocker story, two mining poems; Southern Utah.
11
Davis, Floral
"My Grandmother--Her Character and Handiwork"; Oral Tradition--verses; Material Culture--quilts, rugs (illustrations).
12
Hatch, Annette S.
"English Sailors' Folksongs"; Oral Tradition--folksongs; (Interview in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Jones, Bernice
"From 'Doctor' Reinhold's Time--Proven Collection"; Oral Tradition--legend of mines in Annaberg, East Germany; Customary Lore--cures, remedies and superstitions; Informant: Mrs. Martha Reinhold, immigrant from Annaberg, Germany (prior to World War II).
14
Key, Barbara Helen
"The Search" (for folksongs and folklore); Oral Tradition--folksongs; Northern Utah.
15
Newbold, Ivy
"German Folklore"; Oral Tradition--folk legends and stories; Customary Lore and Behavior--beliefs, cures, dances; Material Culture--crafts, folklife; (Interview with immigrant from Germany).
16
Blatter, Lorene
"Indian Memoir" (of the Yavapai people); Customary Lore and Behavior--beliefs, marriage customs; Material Culture--folklife, foods; Yava--pai--land, Arizona (illustration).
17
Bowers, Canna
"Folklore Miscellany"; Oral Tradition--folksay, local legends, proverbs, jump--rope rhymes, jokes, folk stories; Customary Lore--signs, superstitions; Human Condition--occupation: cook, undertaker, Ajax store; character: Joe Berger, Mr. Ajax; (Contributors from) Northern Utah, Idaho.
18
Daly, Roger K.
"'Sharp--walkers'"; Oral Tradition--fish stories and other local legends about Panguitch Lake; Customary Lore--cures; Panguitch, Utah.
19
Despain, Jim
"Success From a Pal"; Oral Tradition--1933--1935 yearbook inscriptions, rhymes; (Granite High School in) Salt Lake County, Utah.
20
Jones, Eulalia B.
"The Way With Warts"; Customary Lore--cures, superstitions; (Informants in) Utah and Idaho.
21
Konya, John Thomas
"Campfires as Folklore"; Oral Tradition--narrative description of a Boy Scout campfire event: songs, skits, cheers, audience participation; Camp Steiner, High Uintas, Utah.
22
Leister, Leland
"Military Folklore"; Oral Tradition--terminology; Customary Lore--folk beliefs; U.S. Army Infantry.
23
Mansur, Jean
"Quackery and Folk Medicine"; Customary Lore--cures, beliefs.
24
Maynard, Sydney
"Mormon Tabernacle Choir Experiences"; Oral Tradition--personal experience stories; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
25
McCandless, Ray
"Parley's Hollow and Suicide Rock"; Oral Tradition--naming, local legend: Crazy Mary, Cat Woman, Indian squaw leaps from rock; Material Culture--graffiti; Salt Lake County, Utah (photos).
26
Paul, Helen
"The Mormon People"; Oral Tradition--personal experience stories of a non--Mormon in Utah; local legends; Salt Lake City, Utah.
27
Powell, Pansye H.
"Heritage from Ireland"; Oral Tradition--ballad, lullabye, folkstory, terminology, personal experience story; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
28
Reber, Edwin P.
"Folklore From the Virgin River Basin"; Oral Tradition--polygamist stories, tall tales, stories about Mormon missionaries, Orrin Porter Rockwell, J.Golden Kimball, Mormon Temple, John D. Lee, Indians, Joseph Smith, Gadianton Robbers; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions, cures; Virgin River Basin, Utah and Nevada.
29
Sherwood, Robert P.
"Our Heritage"; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk beliefs and customs--games; Oral Tradition--folksongs and ballads, knock--knock jokes, local legends, moron jokes, proverbs, jump--rope rhymes (dated 1943), rhymes (dated 1910--1940), personal experience stories, one Three Hephite story; Utah.
30
Tolman, Ginger
"The Folk Remedies of Leo R. Tolman"; Customary Lore and Behavior--vinegar cures, cayenne pepper cures, rubbings, pepper pillow cures, folk beliefs and superstitions, religious beliefs; Idaho and Utah (cassette).
31
Ungricht, Mickey
"The Art of Basketry and Pine Needle Baskets"; Material Culture--folkcraft originating with Indians of western United States; Human Condition--character: Linda Jamison, basketmaker; Utah (photocopies of photos, basket--making instructions).
32
Walton, Ann
"A Few Notes on Jackson Hole"; Oral Tradition--freezing (weather) stories, cabin fever stories, tall tales; Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
33
Warburton, Craig
"Two by Two in a World of Gentiles" (Mormon Missionary folklore); Oral Tradition--personal experience stories, terminology, pranks, inspirational stories; Material Culture--clothing; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah (3 tapes).
34
Wilson, Mary Louise
"Folk Songs of the Ogden Valley and Ephraim"; Oral Tradition--folk songs, contextual background; Ogden Valley and Sanpete County, Utah.
35
Wiser, Fern and Olive Watts
"Mormon History Reminiscences of Frank Christensen"; Oral Tradition--legend of child taken by Indians, stories of Gadianton Robbers; Pioneer Trail and Sevier County, Utah (reel--to--reel).

Focused Projects, 1986-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 42

Included in this box is one project for 1986 (folder A) and one for 1987 (folder 1). Projects submitted in 1988 are found in folders 2-28.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
42
Folder
1
Anderegg, Michelle
"Folksongs"; Oral Tradition--words of songs the author's family treasured for several generations.
2
Aagaard, Kevin
"Spiritual Warriorship: The Teachings of an Arapaho Pipe--Carrier"; Customary--the ritual of becoming a warrior; Material Culture--use of sweat lodge and pipe; Southern Utah.
3
Aoyagi, Jennifer
"Clerk Narratives"; Oral Tradition--department store clerk terminology, inconsiderate customer stories; Human Condition--occupational: relationships of clerks with one another, management, customers; Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette).
4
Barlow, Jill
"An Analysis of the Personal Narratives of Abraham Marion Bergeson"; Human Condition--personal narratives of Bergeson in which he relates military experiences of World Wars I and II, Mormon missionary experiences, and mining and agricultural experiences in Utah; Bountiful, Utah (2 cassettes).
5
Blackerby, Marci
"Fortune Telling in Two Cultures"; Customary--card reading from Wales and coffee grounds reading from America; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
6
Bull, Fred William
"Practical Jokes As Folklore"; Oral Tradition--jokes; Customary--pranks; Salt Lake City, Utah.
7
DeYoung, Dawn
"Folklore of Mormon Missionaries"; Oral Tradition--pranks, stories; Human Condition--daily frustrations, experiences; Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes).
8
Dudman, Darcia
"Occupational Folklore of Railroad Employees in Ogden, Utah"; Oral Tradition--glossary; Customary--beliefs, pranks, signals; Material Culture--railroaders' clothing; Human Condition--railroad employees; Ogden, Utah.
9
Enderton, Rochelle
"The Role of Women in the teaching of ritual beliefs in a Greek home"; Material Culture--Greek goods, preparation; Customary--foodways, festivals; Human Condition--second generation Greeks in America and a convert to Greek religion in America; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette).
10
England, Janell
"The Slumber Party: A Folk Event for Teen Women"; Oral Tradition--storytelling; Customary Behavior--games, pranks, atmosphere; Material Culture--snack food, must be finger food; Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes).
11
Ford, Christine
"Superstition and Folk Belief"; Oral Tradition--informant's manner of telling stories, advising; Customary--beliefs as silverware dropped means company is coming, foretelling death, good luck-bad luck; (Informant in) Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes).
12
Foss, Deborah
"Jody Foss--Folk Heroine"; Human Condition--family stories and impressions Author's sister is an inspiration in free-living to her family; (Informants in) California.
13
Fuller, Eric G.
"Ramp Rat"; Oral Tradition--terminology and definitions used by airline baggage employees; Customary--pranks; Human Condition--airport occupational lore; Salt Lake City, Utah.
14
Gasperini, Joy
"Personal Narratives--Thrift and Secondhand Shopping"; Human Condition--how financial necessity developed into a family tradition of thrift shopping. Experiences, techniques. Personal traits which mean success; Salt Lake City, Utah and Washington D.C. (2 cassettes).
15
Gold, DeAnn R.
"Graveyards and Headstones"; Material Culture--headstones, carvings; Customary--superstitions, beliefs, ceremony, symbolic meanings; Oral Tradition--inscriptions, symbols, epitaphs; Park City, Helper, Vernal, and Roosevelt, Utah (21 slides).
16
Grimaila, Patricia L.
"Greek Wedding Rituals"; Customary--the ceremony, beliefs, dance; Material Culture--the rings, crowns, almonds; Oral Tradition--hymns chanted, prayers, names; (Interview in) Sandy, Utah (1 cassette).
17
Hopkins, Ann
"Marriage in Japan--Pre-Arrangement and Ceremony"; Human Condition--marriage arrangements in Japan, past and present; Customary--ceremony, formalities; (Interview in) Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette, also includes holidays).
18
Miller, Erika
"The Value of Graffiti"; A discussion of private (as opposed to exterior public) graffiti in bathrooms on the University of Utah campus; Salt Lake City, Utah.
19
Moulton, Tina M.
"The Traditional Performer"; Human Condition--occupation: knife sharpener. Informant learned his skill as an apprentice in Germany. He has his shop in a van which he drives to clients in order to sharpen tools; Oral Tradition--jokes; Customary--European (German) way of conducting business; Material Culture--built own machinery, wears traditional hat of his craft; Salt Lake City, Utah (slides).
20
Pimentel, Ursula
"Dynamic Variation in the Folk Art of Tatting"; Material Culture--tatting and note cards. As a young girl the informant learned tatting from a neighbor; Logan, Utah (photos, tatting samples).
21
Quigley, Jason
"Folklore of Miners in Carbon County"; Customary--pranksHuman Condition--coal miners; Oral Tradition--stories about animals in the mines; Carbon County, Utah (1 cassette).
22
Rigdon, Deanne P.
"Children's Folklore-Jumprope Rhymes"; Oral Tradition--rhymes; Customary--gestures and routines; Salt Lake City, Utah.
23
Robinson, Wanda Mae
"Family folklore, Huffaker family"; Human Condition--family stories, anecdotes, daily living "rules"; Utah (drawings and 2 cassettes).
24
Shuldberg, Sheri
"The Common Cold"; Customary--home remedies; Human Condition--common cold as upper respitory infection--interviews with two doctors, two nurses, two mothers and children; Salt Lake City, Utah.
25
Swanson, Vicki L.
"Folklore of One Woman's Life Raised by Grandparents"; Human Condition--Swanson interviews her mother about her life being raised by grandparents after the death of her own mother. Events took place in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. (3 cassettes)
26
Wolfe, Susan S.
"Gone With the Baler--A Study of Turn-of-the-Century Hay Derricks"; Material Culture--hay derricks in Grantsville, Utah; Oral Tradition--anecdotes; Human Condition--settlement, farming in 1800s, early 1900s; Grantsville, Utah (slides, photos, maps).
27
Zekas, Dean
"Flight Attendants"; Oral Tradition--occupational pranks and jokes; Salt Lake City, Utah (1cassette).

Focused Projects, 1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 43

Folders 1-9 contain projects done by students in a Introduction to Folklore night class taught by Jan H. Brunvand. Folders 10-20 continue the focused projects arranged alphabetically Ashworth--Durning and submitted in 1989.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
43
Folder
1
Night Class Projects
J.H. Brunvand description of topics discussed in Folders 2-9.
2
Aiken, Gregory W.
"Introduction to Folklore"--The author's family traditions; collecting folklore genres.
3
Bodily, Stephanie
"Introduction to Folklore"--The author's family Easter and family dinner traditions; collecting folklore genres.
4
Brown, Eric S.
"Introduction to Folklore"--The author's family folklore with emphasis on songs and lullabyes.
5
Dew, Charles P.
"Introduction to Folklore"--Family traditions of the author and his wife; collecting folklore genres such as Indian-made willow cane and use of phrase the eagle has landed; leaving dishes and dolls on graves, (photos).
6
Johnson, Erika K.
"Introduction to Folklore"--Family traditions on Idaho farm; folklore genre collecting.
7
Lenoir, Martha
"Introduction to Folklore"--Family April Fool's Day pranks and Easter tradition; stories; engagement ring ritual.
8
Matern, JoAnn
"Introduction to Folklore"--The author's family lore as a child living in Idaho; use and annotation of phrase 'keep it under your hat.'
9
Matthews, Margaret
"Introduction to Folklore"--Family traditions, 'Candy Man' character, and wishbone legend with annotation and interpretation.
10
Ashworth, Pam
"Emo's Grave"--Brief re-telling of Emo's legend and ritual to be performed at the sight. Salt Lake City Cemetery, Utah (photos).
11
Ballard, Lynda
"What About That Second-Story Door Anyway?"; Material Culture--folk architecture; Human Condition--Mormon polygamy; Oral Tradition--anecdotes; Utah.
12
Beebe, Vicky
"Beebe Family Singing Folklore Project"; Human Condition--author describes her husband's family members gathered at their grandparents home to sing together; Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Beus, Karl Stephen
"The Language of Basketball"; Oral Tradition--glossary of specialized vocabulary; (Informants from) Blackfoot, Idaho; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Spokane, Washington; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
14
Bogdanich, Ann F.
"Folk Remedies and Cures"; Human Condition--author interviews Wilma Moss about her childhood in Wyoming and Montana, and about the remedies and cures used by Wilma and her husband, Bill Moss; (Interview in) Park City, Utah (2 cassettes).
15
Bown, Paula
"Traditional Memories of a Former Amish Person"; Human Condition--Amish community living; Customary Lore and Behavior--folk medicine, games, superstitions, dating customs; Oral Tradition--rhymes, sayings, songs; Pennsylvania.
16
Brinkerhoff, Susan
"Folklore on the Gridiron"; Superstitions and rituals of players and trainers on the University of Utah football team; Salt Lake City, Utah.
17
Bromley, Lauri
"Folklore as an Expression Through Words and Actions"; Oral Tradition--vocabulary of high school girls, and vocabulary and gestures of returned male LDS missionaries; Customary--rebellious behavior rituals; Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette).
18
Burgos, Irma I.
"Coming to Terms with Death in a Foreign Land...An Aculturation of Burial Rituals"; Customary--the author describes the agony of Bolivian parents whose daughter dies and is buried in a foreign land; Salt Lake City, Utah.
19
Dunbar, Tracy L.
"Interview with a Soldier" [World War II]; Human Condition--occupation: military; Oral Tradition--Kilroy legend. Informant describes training, crossing the Atlantic in a troop ship, and liberating a prison camp in Austria; (Interview in) Midway, Utah (1 cassette).
20
Durning, Joan
"A Miscellany of Greek Folklore"; Customary--superstitions, beliefs, Evil Eye, cures, holidays, ceremonies; Material Culture--items used in ceremonies, remedies; Salt Lake City, Utah.

Focused Projects, Facer--Owen, 1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 44

Container(s) Description Dates
box
44
Folder
1
Facer, Carol G.
"Discussions with Utah Sheepranchers"; Oral Tradition--vocabulary; Human Condition--occupational: sheepranching. Includes interviews with ranchers (men and women), personal experience narratives; Coalville and Salt Lake City, Utah (3 mini cassettes).
2
Freed, Mary D.
"Folklore as a Preservation Vehicle for the Utah Heritage Foundation"; Material Culture--vernacular architecture; Oral Tradition--stories about particular structures. Author has been a volunteer with the Utah Heritage Foundation. She relates stories told about various buildings. Includes an interview with Laura Young Wells. School project plan; Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes, photos, drawings).
3
Grant, Sally
"What a Tale a Gravestone Can Tell"--The author has done a study of headstones in the Salt Lake City cemetary and introduced the photo series with memories of her childhood visits to family cemetary plots; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
4
Groussman, Dan
"The Folk Craft of Paper Airplane Folding"; Material Culture--paper airplane design, flights; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos, drawings).
5
Herrera, Kim
"Park City Mining Community"; Human Condition--occupation: mining and mining community relations, ethnic group relationships; Oral Tradition--local legends, stories, nicknames; Customary--beliefs, practical jokes; Park City, Utah.
6
Hutchinson, Cassandra
"The Verbal Art of Afro-American folklore"; Oral Tradition--stories told for entertainment and as exemplary guidelines; Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette).
7
Johnson, Matt
"Utah Golf Team Jargon"; Oral Tradition--jargon used and understood by the University of Utah Golf Team; Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Lach, Kimberly
"The Games Children Play"--The author interviewed 10-and 11-year olds about the games they play. This paper details some traditional pastimes and some current favorites; Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Lees, Tracey
"To Which Witch Are You Referring?"--A comparison of David J. Hufford's and Patricia K. Rickel's essay, "Some Accounts of Witch Riding."
10
Lefkowitz, Tova
"Children's Joke Telling"--The author relates jokes told by various children ages 4 to 10 both one on one and in a group and discusses motivation and implications of each. Includes tape transcript.Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette).
11
Lyon, Cindy
"May Day Celebration in Mendon"; Customary--annual spring ritual practiced in Mendon since 1882. The early settlers from England brought the tradition of the May Queen and Maypole dance to the area; Mendon, Utah.
12
Malson, Vicki Lynn
"Folklore Project--Commercial Airline Pilots"; Human Condition--occupational: airline pilot; Oral Tradition--vocabulary and sayings, personal narratives; Customary--gestures; Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
McKee, Amber
Folklore Collection"--Miscellaneous folklore items in oral, customary and material culture, some from Canada. Includes drawings and Xeroxlore and/or fax-lore. Utah and areas of Canada.
14
Nakamura, Jim
"Jim Bridger, Munchausen?"--A comparison of Jim Bridger as a teller of tall tales with other American munchausens.
15
Naughton, Eileen
"Traditional Woodcarving Today"; Human Condition--occupation: wood carver, character: Richard McDonald; Material Culture--woodcarving; Salt Lake City, Utah (photocopies of photos).
16
Nielsen, Mark D.
"A Dollar for Your Thoughts: Folklore in the Funnies"--Concerns the use, or mis-use, of folklore genres in the comic pages of the newspaper. Includes samples and analysis.
17
Olpin, Corey
"All in a Day's Folklore"; Customary--days of the week rituals and games in elementary school in 1989 and in 1975; Murray, Utah (1 cassette, map, schedule).
18
Owen, Kris
"Folklore of Spring"--A summary of interviews (not included) the author conducted with informants of diverse backgrounds. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Focused Projects, Richards--Woolley and Chaffee--Uhlig, 1989-1990Return to Top

Container(s): Box 45

Folders 1-13 contain projects done in 1989; folders 14-24 contain projects done in 1990.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
45
Folder
1
Richards, Jeff
"The Mormons Take Revenge: Dusting of Feet and Other Missionary Stories"; Oral Tradition--Mormon missionary stories and legends concerned with revenge.
2
Sanders, Kirsten
"Folklore Collection"; Less known Oral, Customary and Material Culture folklore from Sanpete County detailed with annotations and photographs; Sanpete County, Utah (photos).
3
Shaw, Jennifer
"Proper and Prim"; Oral Tradition--off-color fraternity songs: slam songs, Animal House songs, songs about fictional individuals, pro-fraternity song; (Informants at) University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
4
Short, Calli
"Fly Fishing as a Traditional Event"--The author's informant talks about his involvement with fly fishing as an aesthetic experience, the importance of fishing in his life, and the separation of the serious fly fisher from the slummers. Idaho (2 cassettes).
5
Smith, Annabelle L.
"Wood Carving in the Smith House"; Material Culture--author's father, William J. Smith, carves wooden figures and decorative items as a hobby. Tools and techniques described as well as carver's background; Salt Lake City, Utah (10 photos, 1 cassette).
6
Thomsen, J. Kristopher
"Merde and Spit: A Current Look at Theatre Superstitions in Utah"; Customary Lore and Behavior--theatre superstitions with annotation and analysis; (Informants associated with) Pioneer Memorial Theatre, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
7
Topham, Trisha
"A Folklore Portrait of Two Southern Utah Towns"; Human Condition--Mormon settlement; Oral Tradition--etiological stories; stories about dry-weather, mining, hardships; Paragonah and Kanab, Utah.
8
VanDenBerghe, Paul
"Children's Joke Telling"--The author relates jokes told by various children ages 4 to 10 one on one and in a group and discusses motivations and implications of each. Includes tape transcription.Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette).
9
Van Fleet, Kristine
"My Mother the Quilter"--The author interviews her mother who does hand-quilting. Techniques, patterns, and quilting groups are discussed as well as care of quilts, new and antique. Salt Lake City, Utah (3 cassettes).
10
Walkingshaw, Carolyn
"The Folk Art of Quilting"; Material Culture--interviews with contemporary quilters. Comparisons with past and present techniques; Salt Lake City, Utah.
11
Wall, Tyler
"'Why?'...The Ever Changing Student...'Because'"; Oral Traditions and Customary Lore and Behavior of college students; Salt Lake City, Utah.
12
Wittwer, Sherri D.
"The Folklore of Danish Immigrants"; Includes Oral (lullabyes, proverbs, verses) and Customary Belief and Lore; Utah.
13
Woolley, Mark Jason
"Excuses, Excuses--A Study in Student Lying"--The author interviewed students regarding lying/making excuses to family, friends, professors, and employers. He also supplied written surveys on the subject. Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette).
14
Chaffee, Becky A.
"The Idaho Riddle Joke and Its Relation to Other Ethnic Riddle Jokes"; Oral Tradition--jokes An analysis of riddle jokes told about Idaho and Idahoans as compared with Polack jokes and BYU coed jokes. Includes an appendix of Idaho jokes heard on Utah radio station 99 KCPX in 1985; Salt Lake City, Utah.
15
Felt, Jim
"Salt Lake Gang Graffiti"; Material Culture--drawings, lettering, and wall-painting; Oral Tradition--names, sayings; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
16
Frame, Lisa A.
"Lullabies"--Discussion of lullaby use and variety of songs selected as sung by the author's mother at sleep and chat times. Salt Lake City, Utah.
17
Gentry, Don
"Folklore Term Project"; Examples of Oral Tradition (train racing), Customary Lore and Behavior (the 'bird-dance' performed at Snowbird's Octoberfest), and Material Culture (joke Air Mail mailbox); Salt Lake City, Utah.
18
Payne, Steven H.
"Folklore Term Project"; Customary Lore and Behavior--game to predict future, Indonesian dance and music, alter boys wearing tennis shoes, balletdancer, modern dance legend attributed to Martha Graham; Oral Tradition--phrase 'to play your cards right' family Thanksgiving story, proverb, hunter's legend; Material Culture--Indonesian sarong, wagon wheel gates; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
19
Schmidt, John
"The Humor-Culture Gap and German Wit"--The author uses nonsense humor, stupid humor, puns, word-games, and coarse humor to illustrate his view that German wit is compatible with American humor.
20
Sparks, Anita
"Folk Cures of Greek-Americans"; Customary Lore and Behavior--'cupping,' 'winding-up,' use of olive oil, healing skills, Evil Eye; (Informants in) Price, Magna, and Salt Lake City, Utah.
21
Steinbach, Joseph E.
"Much more than Just 'Structured Ways of Getting Drunk Together': Analysis of College Drinking Games"--The author discusses camaraderie as a principle factor in drinking games. Salt Lake City, Utah.
22
Steinfeldt, Brad
"Wonderful Hunt Stories: Examples in the Art of Lying"; Oral Tradition--three variants of 'The Wonderful Hunt,' Motif x1100-x1199; analysis and discussion.
23
Strehl, Dorothy
"The ADPi Prostitution Ring Legend of 1974"--The author investigated the circumstances which led to the oft-repeated supposition of prostitution at the ADPi house in the 1970s. Salt Lake City, Utah.
24
Uhlig, Rebecca
"No Freaking Out"--A collection of folklore genres, some with annotation and contextual information. From Oral Tradition: shopping for groceries catch tale; from Customary Lore and Behavior: bee sting cure; from Material Culture: Xeroxlore 'No Freaking Out' and brick making in Nauvoo, Illinois. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Focused Projects, Amann--Valentin, 1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 46

Container(s) Description Dates
box
46
Folder
1
Amann, Robert E.
"Proverbial Phrases"--A discussion of phrases currently in use and those from 30 years ago. Variations, wisecracks, insults included. A third of the paper consists of phrases collected from University of Utah students. Salt Lake City, Utah.
2
Anderson, Sarah
"Tall Tales of the Theatre"; Human Condition--occupation: actorCustomary Behavior and Lore--pre-show rituals, cast bonding, superstitions, beliefs; Oral Tradition--sayings before a performance; (Informants associated with theater in) Utah and Idaho.
3
Bennion, R. Jason
"Folklore Term Project"; Oral Tradition--movie-theatre jargon, riddle joke; Customary Behavior--cigarette lighters at concerts, devil's horns gesture; Material Culture--mailboxes, use of horse shoes; Riverton and Sandy, Utah (photos).
4
Bird, Tanya V.
"Born With the Veil, Origins and Applications"--The author's great grandmother was born with the veil and was said to have some characteristics attributed to this fact. The author draws on a number of sources to relate some world-wide stories of those born with veil. Maryland and Utah.
5
Borgmeier, Jill
"There's a Song in My Heart"--Drawing on her grandfather's interest in songs of his past, the author interviews other family members about remembered songs. Includes verses of war songs, campfire songs, college songs. Salt Lake City, Utah (1 mini cassette).
6
Burk, Karen Diann
"We Boys Were Proud to Wear Mamma's Dresses (and suckle from our mare)"--Author describes the annual reunion of the Burk family including family songs and stories. (Reunion in) Nutrioso, Arizona (2 cassettes).
7
Copier, Claudia
"Attorney's Revelations About Judges"; Human Condition--occupation: attorney and judges, their working relationship; Oral Tradition--personal narratives relating experiences with judges. (Names of attorneys and judges have been changed to insure anonymity); Salt Lake City, Utah.
8
Driggs, Kimberly C.
"Economics and Religion: The Controlling Factors in the Folkore of 'Utah's Little Hollywood'"; Oral Tradition--author interviews residents of Kanab, Utah about the movie business. Anecdotes, personal experiences; Human Condition--life in small town whose principle industry for a number of years was as setting and extras for the movie business. Occupational: movie stars, production people; Kanab, Utah.
9
Ellis, Marie
"Forms of Rhyming Play...Through a Child's Eyes"--Author presents various rhymes and gives a brief analysis for each. Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette).
10
Giannelli, Anthony V., IV
"The Innovative Aspects of Richard Dorson's Last Folklore Collecting Project in the Calumet Region of Northwest Indiana"--The author has attempted to show how Dorson enhanced his folklore collecting, documenting, and catagorizing from the early years to the later years of his career.
11
Gillett, Clayton
"The Folklore of Iraqi Jokes"; Oral Tradition--jokes told about Saddam Hussein and Iraqis during Gulf War period. Analysis. Salt Lake City, Utah.
12
Gourley, Lisa M.
"Mormon Folk Architecture"; Material Culture--a discussion of the basic types of early Mormon homes which traces the source of the architecture designs and the materials used to build them; Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Hamilton, Laura
"No More Queen Bee"; Oral Tradition--jump-rope rhymes and hand-slap rhymes; Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette).
14
Hekking, Tony
"Nicknames and Folklore"; Oral Tradition--nicknames: family, public (police officers), and the current adding of - ster as name endingSalt Lake City, Utah (2 tapes??).
15
Hisatake, Candace N.
"Introduction to Folklore Project"--Most of this collection consists of Japanese oral tradition, customary behavior and material culture however mailboxes and other artifacts found in Draper, Utah are included. Japan and Utah (photos).
16
Holland, Joseph
"Basketball Superstitions"; Customary Behavior and Lore--superstitions of coaches and players at University of Utah and other teams. Appendix of chain letters received by coaches; Salt Lake City, Utah (1 mimi cassette; photocopies of photos).
17
Huntington, Joy
"An Invisible Segment of Our Society: The Aged"--An interview with a 90-year od woman, a widow, living in a small apartment with her life's treasures. Note: restricted to use only of full context of material. Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette).
18
Madsen, Mark A.
"Tatting: A Dying Art?"; Material Culture--tatting learned as a child and a lifetime of gifts and items sold at Mormon Handicraft(Interview in) Idaho Falls, Idaho (photos, tatting samples).
19
McLelland, Thomas L.
"What Has Happened to Falling Rocks"; Oral Tradition--author records family members telling a tale about a missing Indian named Falling Rocks; Salt Lake City, Utah.
20
Policelli, Diana
"Fraternity"; Oral Tradition--songs Customary Lore and Behavior--ghost in sorority house, celebrations; Human Conditions--sorority life; Material Culture--crafts made for big and little sisters; Salt Lake City, Utah.
21
Schreck, Kimberly A.
"Good Old Days Folklore: Blasts From the Past Which Teach (And Preach)"--Author has interviewed her maternal and paternal grandparents about their youth, especially during the depression of the 1930s. Then and now comparisons drawn in ways of entertainment as well as daily living, employment, cost of living, and harsh winters. Idaho and Utah.
22
Smith, Sonja Nickle
"Introduction to Folklore--Term Project"; Oral Tradition--includes version of "The Ski Accident" with annotation, riddle, play rhyme, legend, "The Hornet Light"; Customary Behavior--trick, joke; Material Culture--hickory whistle, rag doll, walking stick;Springfield, Missouri; West Valley City, Sandy, and West Jordan, Utah (photos).
23
Thomas, Shauna
"The Fire Department Family"; Oral Tradition--nicknames Customary Behavior--pranks; Human Condition--occupation: firefighters; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
24
Valentin, Dianne
"Children's Folklore--Ghost Stories"; Oral Tradition--girls on camp trip tell ghost stores. Analysis and comparisons; (Camp at) Mountain Man Rendezvous.

Focused Projects, Ackerlind--Jones, 1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 47

Container(s) Description Dates
box
47
Folder
1
Ackerlind, Stacy J.
"Stories of Conformity and Non-Conformity in Matrilineal Folklore"-- Stories of four generations of women told to the fifth generation describe daily living in Yampa, Colorado and Utah; (Interview in) Salt Lake City, Utah (3 cassettes).
2
Anderson, Carrie and Chris Ward
"Conservative and Dynamic Forces in Wedding Traditions"--The authors, whose brother and sister respectively were soon to be married, interviewed family members regarding engagement and wedding plans and traditions; Salt Lake City, Utah.
3
Anderson, Jennifer D.
"Weldon Kendall: The Bing Crosby of Nephi"; Oral Tradition--songs, jokes, parodies; Human condition--biographical sketch of man who for most of his life has sung with various groups and also sung to children; (Interviews in) Moroni, Salt Lake City, and West Valley City, Utah.
4
Anderson, Michele
"Ritual Habitual--tailgating, the folk event"--The author interviewed participants at a tailgate party prior to the University of Utah-Brigham Young University football game. Customary Lore and Behavior, Material Culture; Salt Lake City, Utah (3 cassettes).
5
Austin, Holly M.
"Folklore Collection"; Oral Tradition--nickname,rhymes; Customary Behavior--games, pet birthday; Material Culture--quilt of old dress materials, mailbox, lawn furniture, lamp craft; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
6
Beers, Heather C.
"Would You Like to Dance? or What M&M's, Cute Doggies, and Shootings Have in Common"; Customary Belief and Lore--creative ways to ask for and accept/reject dates among predominantly Mormon high school and college students; Salt Lake City, Utah (questionaires, 4 cassettes).
7
Bennion, R. Jason
"The Great American Snipe Hunt"--The author traces the possible lineage of ths prank and also speculates that two well-known phrases, "left holding the bag" and "wild goose chase" originated with the snipe hunt; Salt Lake County, Utah.
8
Bloyer, Donald
"An Analysis of Marine Corps Running Cadences"--The Marine Corps running cadences are treated as Oral Tradition by the author in his use of examples and analysis of variations; (Interviews in) Park City, Utah (includes cadences, poems).
9
Brady, B. Lorraine
"Jokes About Men"; Oral Tradition--jokes. Some commentary and a list of jokes.
10
Burr, Madaline
"Lake Powell Experiences: Bare Skin, Boots, and Booze"--Personal experience narratives told by students vacationing at Lake Powell and analysis based on personal values of participants; Salt Lake City, Utah (l cassette).
11
Cochran, Stacy
"La Llorona: The Weeping Woman"--In a discussion of this story of jealousy, infanticide, and remorse, the author includes several variations beginning with one associated with Cortez and concluding with a variation told by a local informant; Southwestern United States.
12
Crawford, John
"Down in the Dumpster: Modern Military Folklore"; Oral Tradition--cadences, pranks, jokes; Customary Lore and Behavior--superstitions; Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Durfey, Gary
"Personal Stories--Examples of Folklore"--Author describes life in a small south-eastern Utah town through interviews with his father and uncle about their childhood; Notom, Utah.
14
Duthie, Tammy
"The Legend of Annalee Skarin"--The author's great aunt, Annalee Skarin, wrote Ye Are Gods which describes her belief that one need not die but can be "translated" to the immortal state. Interviews with family members and Skarin's daughter; Salt Lake City, Utah.
15
Floisand, Scott
"River Running Folklore"; Oral Tradition--three stories and variants of them: one involving friends running the Snake River, one of how Skull Rapid got its name, one involving legendary Georgie Clark; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah (l mini cassette).
16
Halperin, Amy B.
"What It Would Be Like If I Could Skate"; Human Condition-sports: skateboarding; Material Culture--clothing, boards; Oral Tradition--terminology; The author gives a brief history of skateboarding and interviews three active participants in the sport. Some tape transcription; Salt Lake City, Utah (2 mini cassettes).
17
Higgs, Elizabeth
"The Boy Scouts More Than Just Campfire Stories"--The author has interviewed two scouts and one scout leader who agree that games are more important to scouts today than stories; Bountiful, Utah.
18
Holder James
"Personal Experience Narratives of a World War II Fighter Pilot"--In writing about the experiences of his grandfather the author has made note of personal values he perceived his grandfather was attempting to pass on as well as commentary on his grandfather's storytelling technique; Murray, Utah (2 casettes).
19
Hutchings, Janet
"Meaningful Haunted House Stories"; Customary Lore and Behavior--ghost stories collected from informants associated with the Capitol Theater, a prison, a house, a condominium; Salt Lake City, Utah.
20
James, Kenneth W.
"Missionary Folklore: A Rite of Passage"; Human Condition: occupation--Mormon missionary; Oral Tradition--terminology; 'leaving the boundaries' stories; food stories. In his summary the author writes "The event of exchange, rather than the stories themselves...creates the bond of belonging"; Salt Lake City, Utah.
21
Johnson, Devin
"Teen Pranks"; Oral Tradition--pranks; The informants relate various pranks they knew of or were participants in during high school and also college years; Utah, Idaho, and Pennsylvania (1 cassette).
22
Johnston, Diane O.
"Quilting"--Members of Johnston's quilting class talk about their interest in quilting; Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
23
Jones, Lupine E.
"'Don't Squeeze that Pigeen!' The Folklore of Falconry"--Customary Behavior and Lore and Material Culture associated with three falconers in Northern Utah including such aspects as building the perch, making hoods, naming the birds, and the personal beliefs and conduct of individual falconers; Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah.

Focused Projects, Kadleck--Wright, 1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 48

Container(s) Description Dates
box
48
Folder
1
Kadleck, Sally
"Miners in the West: Folk Group Approach to the Career of Mining"; Human Condition--mining; Four informants relate their experiences: Sally Kadleck as the wife of a miner in Utah and Idaho; Fred Rasmussen as a miner in Lark, Utah; Brad Shallit as a miner in Cripple Creek, Alaska; and Newell Carter, as a prospector and miner in Ophir, Utah. Carter discusses experiences of his father's salt explorations around the Great Salt Lake. Carter also tells the story of the lost Spanish Mine somewhere in the area around Kamas, Utah; (Predominantly in) Utah, Idaho, Alaska (5 cassettes).
2
Kirigin, Melinda
"Multiform Genres of Folklore: Folksongs, Storytelling, Jokes, Poetry and Woodworking--An Interview with Warren Crawford"; Oral Tradition--songs, poems, jokes; Material Culture--woodwork, improvising tools during informants' farming years; (Interview in) Magna, Utah (1 video cassette).
3
Knott, Susan
"Jack and Rita--Objects of Values: Expressing Values Through Narratives"--Author interviewed a couple married for forty years about their interests, hobbies, and family. Through narrative and examples of material culture their relationship emerges; Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes, photos).
4
Knowles, Pamela Hoover
"The Adventures of Underdog"--The informant, Foster Thomas Hoover, recorded personal narratives of some of his adventures including the forced landing of a crippled plane bound for Hawaii. The author notes values and the theme of the "little guy" triumphing through his own wit and preparedness; (Informant in) Tulsa, Oklahoma (1 cassette).
5
Lobb, David
"Mirrors of the Urban Folk Group: A Study of Inner City Murals in Los Angeles"; Material Culture--inner city murals; In this essay, Lobb contrasts folk art and professional art based on Barre Toelken's definition and comments on the cultural values and heritage of the various murals observed; Los Angeles, California.
6
Malouf, Andrea
"What's in a Name...The Folklore and Function of Nicknames"; Oral Tradition--nicknames. The author discusses nicknames given in her family and a group of close friends; Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette).
7
Maxfield, David
"Wittgenstein and Basketball: Rule Following and Rule Breaking in Game Playing"; Customary Lore and Behavior--focus on 10-13 year old play; The author has focused on play of the game Elimination as interpreted by his informant group of 10 to 13 year olds. There is also a brief description of a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) ward Young Adult group playing; Bountiful and Kaysville, Utah (1 cassette).
8
Merrill, Jeff
"'Hello, This is Your Captain Speaking'--A Look at Airline Folklore"--The author has collected several stories from a pilot and a flight attendant with Delta Airlines; Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Morris, Amy
"Whimmy-diddles and Wagon Trains: Pioneer Profiles"--The author has discussed the living history program, Pioneer Profiles, at the Latter-day Saint Church Museum of History and Art. The focus of the program is 1847. Docents are dressed in authentically designed costumes and tell stories from that time period; Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes).
10
Peters, Megan
"Frank Andersen"--The author interviewed and photographed Frank Andersen, a craftsmen, who develops his own designs for woodwork, furniture, and art objects; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette, photos).
11
Plautz, Kim B.
"Superstitions"--The author has collected from her mother and mother-in-law; also some "ghost" stories from a woman acquainted with the Holladay, Utah, area; Utah (2 cassettes).
12
Reeser, Courtney
"Superstitions and Rituals in Baseball"--Reeser interviewed the manager and assistant manager of the Salt Lake Trappers. He also discusses his own superstition as a fan in wearing a certain bandana to games; Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Ridge, R. Jayne
"Threads"--The author interviewed four mother-daughter groups to determine what things are passed on and how they are passed on regarding three topics: sex education, housekeeping, and family relations; Salt Lake City, Utah (3 cassettes).
14
Robinson, Rick
"Nyle Sawyer's Wooden Chain Narrative"; Material Culture--wood carving; The author, who has done some wood carving, interviews the man who inspired his interest. Sawyer began carving as a young man, left it for twenty years, then returned to carving, and to his childhood home in southern Utah; Panguitch and Hatch, Utah.
15
Sands, Stephen C.
"Introduction to Bridgelore"; Customary Behavior and Lore--bridge (card) games; The author shows how playing bridge keeps his informants mentally alert and socially involved. Includes questionnaires and analysis; Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes).
16
Seeley, Rusley Ann
"Christmas Traditions in Family Folklore"; Customary Beliefs and Lore--seven informants describe their family traditions at Christmastime; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah (1 cassette, 12 photos).
17
Shootman, Mary E.
"'Old Boss Wants Into Heaven,' Well Go Ahead and Try"--Using Houston A. Baker's theory of mastery of form, the author discusses the Old Boss and Slave story.
18
Smith, Karen
"Believe It or Not...The Vanishing Nephite Hitchhiker"; Oral Tradition--legend: The Three Nephites, The Vanishing Hitchhiker; The author discusses the re-surfacing of the vanishing Nephite and the possible reasons for it. Tape transcript and fieldnotes included; Informants in (Salt Lake City, Sandy, and West Jordan, Utah (1 cassette).
19
Sutton, Amy
"Beyond Green Jell-o: The Value-Teaching Function of Mormon Cooking"--Based on interviews and printed sources of pioneer and farmlife food ways among Mormon women, the author draws conclusions regarding ethics and values; Layton and Laverkin, Utah.
20
Tourbier, Sven
"Drinking Games"; Customary Lore--games; The author discusses three types of drinking games played with friends in Park City, Utah: card games, coin games, and word games. Rules and actual situations are described; Park City, Utah.
21
Turner, Carolyn
"Occupational Folklife in a Cookin' High School Cafeteria"--Writing from an emic and etic perspective the author describes how folklore among cooks in a school kitchen develops and creates a cohesive work atmosphere; Davis County, Utah (photos).
22
Utley, Jennifer N.
"Expected Creativity--Asking for a Date in Utah"; Customary Lore and Behavior--innovative ways high school students ask for dates. Questionnaires included; Northern Utah (1 cassette).
23
Wood, Thomas
"Folklore of the Dan's Produce Workers"; Human Condition--occupation: produce workers; Oral Tradition--nicknames, pranks; Salt Lake City, Utah.
24
Wright, Gary
"Der Kaiser Schnitt--The False Cognate as Folklore"; Human Condition--Mormon missionaries, personal experience stories; Oral Tradition--pranks, language misunderstandings; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes).

Focused Projects, Betzold--West, 1933Return to Top

Container(s): Box 49

Container(s) Description Dates
box
49
Folder
1
Betzold, Amy
"Temple Talk at the Table: Church Talk at L.D.S. Bridal Showers"--This discussion and interpretation of conversation at a bridal shower traces a right of passage for Mormon Church women; Salt Lake City, Utah (2 cassettes).
2
Bradshaw, Richard
"The Songs of a Sigma Nu"--The author, a member of Sigma Nu, has interviewed members and recorded some of the songs. Context and analysis included; Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
3
Burkholtz, Randy
"In Search of Butch Cassidy"--Burkholtz details three versions of the Cassidy escape route following the Castledale robbery of 1897. Three informants justify their positions. Burkholtz has traced each route on two accompanying maps; Utah (2 maps, 3 cassettes).
4
Carter, Pam
"Analyzing Personal Narrative as a Key to Another's Soul"--Carter's focus here is on her fiance's musical experiences and her interpretation of the significance of three experiences in his life. Tape transcript included.
5
Cheney, Brooke
"Folklore Term Paper"--Included are 5 examples of oral folklore, 4 examples of customary folklore, and 3 examples of material culture, briefly annotated with context notations. Sample of origami frog included.
6
Christensen, Patrick
"The Significance of Folklore Within My Family"--In this discussion of his Dutch immigrant grandparents, Christensen provides several exampls of the folklore and language as well as national and personal character traits.
7
Deverall, Cindy
"Folklore Collection"--This collection includes oral tradition: restaurant serving dog food, an anecdote about Porter Rockwell, a tall tale about beaver, and a ballad, "She washes the Pig in the Kitchen Sink"; customary lore: occupational custom of groundhoggers, family customs and games; and material culture: a stone house, wire fences, applehead witch, and frog eye salad; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Bountiful, and Fremont, Utah (photos, sketches).
8
Drummond, Wendi K.
"By the People, For the People: Folklore in Life"; Oral Tradition--OSHA update, Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, "Old Man from Nantucket," "Boys are made of..."; Customary Belief and Lore--Trip to the Honor Farm, Lucky Lincoln, Asshole drinking game, don't Split the Pole; Material Culture--paper friendship necklace, pet rock, dough Easter basket, whistle whittling; (Informants in) Salt Lake City, Utah.
9
Dumond, Matthew
"The Customs and Traditions of Firefighters"--Dumond discusses how training, equipment, and personnel have influenced the customs and traditions of this occupation.
10
Hawk, Valerie
"To Live, For Two Countries"--The history and traditions of the Basque Community in Boise, Idaho, is discussed here. Included are illustrations, a map, and interview transcript; Boise, Idaho.
11
Johnson, Kimberly
"Folklore Term Project"--Included are oral tradition and customary lore from the author's childhood and family memories in Shelley, Idaho. Of particular interest is a description of the Spud Day celebration in Shelley; Shelley, Idaho.
12
Jolley, Calvin Paul
"Burt's Tiki Lounge Folkgroup--Life and Living in the Big City"--A folkgroup of regulars at a local bar and the commonalities they share serve as an example of folkgroup cohesiveness for the author; Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Kesner, Deborah
"Nicknames"--From a list of informants Kesner has seleccted examples of how nicknames have been given and the informants' feelings about their own nicknames (6 cassettes).
14
Krattley, Karri
"Functions of Family Folklore"--Drawing on personal and family stories of three individuals of diverse backgrounds, Krattley shows the significance of passing along traditions generation to generation (5 cassettes).
15
Miles, Scott
"MTC Folklore"--The Missionary Training Center (MTC) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) is the focus of this paper. Several stories are related as well as a description of the routines followed.
16
Ormond, Elizabeth
"Children's Folklore: Handclap Songs"--Ormond discusses the validity of these songs in children's activities. She introduces some new versions as well as illustrations of generational songs. She notes that these songs seem to have particular appeal to girls ages 10-11.
17
Roberts, Rob
"Folkore Term Project"--In the Oral Tradition portion of this collection are four Mormon items: a folk term (Sweet Spirit), a proverb, riddle joke, and a supernatural legend as well as other items. Customary Lore includes superstitions, a teen-age legend trip from Virginia, a "cool" gesture, and a game. Xeroxlore, fold art (paper snow flake), and dream catcher folk craft are included in Material Culture items; Salt Lake City, Utah (photo).
18
Robinson, Jennifer
"Folklore Term Project"--This project includes examples of oral, customary, and material culture folklore with detailed annotations and context notations.
19
Scott, Cynthia
"The Function of Mormon Folklore and Its Connection to Genealogy Work"--In this paper, Scott shows the relationship of pioneer stories to the values and beliefs of current genealogy work. Includes tape transcriptions.
20
Tillack, John
"Folklore Term Paper"--Various items of Oral Tradition (Kid-Man naming, "let the cat out of the bag," Mormon sunflower trail, signifying monkey, and "that's really up my alley"); Customary Lore (necklace-clasp wishing, Mardi-Gras beads, Xeroxlore, lewd gesture); and Material Culture (mailbox man, wonder reindeer, Mojo hand charm) are included here; Salt Lake City, Utah.
21
Weight, Michelle W.
"Spontaneous Bloc"--The tailgate party--its origin, participants, and purpose--is described and analyzed in this paper. Mention of Brigham Young University (BYU) and University of Utah rivalry. Some illustrative material included.
22
West, Michael Terry
"Marriage Proposals: The Sparkle of Love"--West describes several marriage proposals and traces some traditional details which re-appear over time such as the man kneeling when he proposes marriage.

Focused Projects, 1994-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 50

Folders 1-8 contain projects (Adams to Wray) completed in 1994; folders 9-15 contain projects (Beck to Perkins) completed in 1995; and folders 16-21 (Davidson to Mayers) completed in 1996.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
50
Folder
1
Adams, Carolyn
"Term Project"--The author has collected 5 examples of oral folklore; 4 of customary folklore and superstitions and 3 of material culture (paper frog, count-down calendar, faxlore: waiting).
2
Blackham, Mindy
"Introduction to Folklore"--Blackham has included 8 examples of oral folklore (5 songs, 3 Native American stories); 3 of customary folklore (Native American tipis); and 3 of material culture (carved wood chain, tanning, basket weaving). A brief description of context and/or informant accompanies each example. (tape index, 2 cassette tapes).
3
Fife, M. Kathryn
"Proverbial Lore in a Scottish-Immigrant Family: The Buchanans of Salt Lake"--This well-documented paper includes historical material as well as examples of folklore and folk speech of Scottish-Americans. A map, illustrations, and photograph reproductions are included.
4
Howell, Amy
"From Rags to Riches: The American Folk Tradition of Hooked Rugs"--Some historical background as well as a description of tools and hooking process are discussed here. Photographs illustrate process and patterns.
5
Klein, Elizabeth
"Thirteen Items of Folklore"--Six items of oral folklore (proverbs and legends), four of customary folklore (superstitions), and three of material culture (example of paper hat and boat) are included here.
6
Landin, David S.
"Folklore"--This collection includes 5 examples of oral folklore, 4 examples of customary folklore (games), and 2 examples of material culture (a Polish cookie recipe and paper ball instructions).
7
Luker, Willow
"Folklore Term Project"--This collection of oral, customary, and material culture folklore includes a family story told in various contexts and an annotated tale of the murdered wife's revenge.
8
Wray, Jacob A.
"Pennsylvania German History and Arts: An Annotated Bibliography"--This bibliography consists of 21 published books which focus on such practices as powwowing and hex signs as well as crafts, architecture, and other arts. Also included is a list of 26 articles.
9
Beck, Danielle
"Padiddles and Other Automobile Superstitions"--This collection includes surveys, graphs, and a thorough discussion of the superstition and customs presented; Utah.
10
Colemere, Jeffrey
"Songs My Grandfather Used to Sing"--The words of three songs plus annotation, analysis, and context are presented here. The music and a cassette are included: "and Now He's Sorry That He Spoke," "I Can't Change H," and "His Parents Haven't Seen Him Since." Salt Lake City, Utah (cassette).
11
Dunn, Jamie
"Collection of Folklore"--Oral, customary, and material culture folklore are represented here including a description of "Moshing," "Pin the Tail on Simba," and a recipe for "Texas Caviar." Salt Lake City, Utah (photos).
12
Murdock, Greg; Cindy Hunt, Tina Stagg, Aaron Murdock
"Folklore and Traditions of Utah Jews in Their Celebration of the Jewish Holiday of Purim"--This was an oral presentation. Included here are survey sheets and a summary of the project; Salt Lake City, Utah.
13
Perkins, Douglas L.
"Introduction to Folklore Term Project"--This collection of oral, customary, and material culture contains a recipe for home made mentholatum and drawings of quilt patterns; Utah.
14
Stone, Mary Lyn
"Folklore Collection"--The prank of snipe hunting is described here as well as other oral and customary folklore. Several photographs of material culture crafts are included; Utah (photos).
15
Wilson, Becky
"The Magical Blacksmith at Wheeler Farm"--This well documented paper describing the blacksmith program at Wheeler Farm includes a cassette tape, photos, and a small horseshoe; Murray, Utah (photos, cassette).
16
Davidson, Alan T.
"Folklore Project"--Examples include appearance of white horse legend and context, improvised tag ball game and context, carving graffiti and context, and cabin architecture; Utah and Idaho.
17
Edwards, David A.
"The Creative Invitation to a High School Dance as a Regional Folklore Custom"--Several examples of creative invitations are included with an analysis of this unique custom of high school social relations; Utah.
18
Jackson, Carrie
"Quinceaneras: The Custom as it has Developed in Utah"--A coming-of-age ceremony frequently held in Hispanic communities is described in Utah in comparison with similar ceremonies in other areas. A Deseret News article is enclosed as is music and lyrics for appropriate songs; Utah.
19
Jones, Kimberly
"Introduction to Folklore"--Unusual oral, customary, and material culture folklore included in this collection are: "Let the punishment fit the crime" quotation and annotation; Paper Cup Bowling and Cone Cake folk food; and sock puppet description; Utah.
20
Lacy, Stephanie
"Religious Implications in the Medicinal Use of Herbs Among Mormon Pioneers"--A discussion of the use of herbs by Mormon pioneers in light of the beliefs and availability of medicines at the time is documented by extensive bibliographical references; Utah.
21
Mayers, Lance
"Living Folklore"--Some of the unusual examples included in this collection are the Californians in Utah joke, baby tooth in a glass of water, age-corresponds-with-birthdate celebration, "T.V. Tag," and seed bead necklace craft; Utah (photos, necklace sample).

Genre Folklore: CustomaryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 51

See Folder A below for descriptive material clarifying folders 15, 17, and 20.

Container(s) Description
box
51
Folder
A
Copy of William Wilson Classification System
As used at Utah State University and Brigham Young University in 1987-1988.
1-4
Folk Medicine: FB 1. Physical ailment, body functions, remedies
A list of categories is clipped to the outside of each of these folders.
5-6
Folk Medicine: FB 2. Diseases and remedies
A list of categories is clipped to the outside of each of these folders.
7
Folk Medicine: FB 3. Emotional or mental ailments
A list of categories is clipped to the outside of this folder.
8
Folk Medicine: FB 4. Signs and Portents of sickness or ailment
A list of categories is clipped to the outside of this folder.
9
Folk Medicine: FB 5. Anatomical phenomena as signs and portents
A list of categories is clipped to the outside of this folder.
10
Folk Medicine: FB 6. Health, Hygiene, Beauty, Physical Attributes
A list of categories is clipped to the outside of this folder.
11
Folk Beliefs: Love, Courtship, Marriage
12
Folk Beliefs: Pregnancy, Birth, Infancy
13
Folk Beliefs: Dying, Death, Funeral Customs
14
Folk Beliefs: Cooking, Culinary practices; Beliefs about food and eating
15
Folk Beliefs, categories 12 and 13
16
Folk Beliefs: Prosperity and Wealth; Work, Trades, Professions
17
Folk Beliefs, categories 16 to 21
18
Folk Beliefs: Good Luck
19
Folk Beliefs: Bad Luck
20
Folk Beliefs, categories 24 to 26
21
Holidays and Celebrations: New Year
22
Holidays and Celebrations: Valentine's, Ground Hog
23
Holidays and Celebrations: St. Patrick's Day, Easter
24
Holidays and Celebrations: May Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving
25
Holidays and Celebrations: Christmas
26
Holidays and Celebrations: Birthdays, Anniversaries
27
Holidays and Celebrations: Miscellaneous
28
Times, Numbers
29
Weather, Seasons
30
Full Moon Superstition
31
Animals and Animal Husbandry
32
Witchcraft, Ghosts, Magical Practices, Supernatural Creatures
33
Folk Beliefs
34
Unclassified Superstitions

Genre Folklore: Oral (Folk Sayings, Rhymes, Proverbs)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 52

Container(s) Description
box
52
Folder
1-15
Children's Rhymes and Finger Play Sayings
16-19
Fun/Humorous Rhymes and Sayings
20-21
Occupational Rhymes and Sayings
22-26
Written rhymes, Poetry and Sayings

Genre Folklore: Oral (Folk Sayings, Rhymes, Proverbs)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 53

Container(s) Description
box
53
Folder
1
Parodies
2
Popular Culture Folk Speech
3
Folk Poetry
4-9
Proverbs and Sayings
10-11
Proverbial Comparisons
12
Euphemisms
13-15
Terms or Phrases
16
Dialects, Wellerisms
17
Miscellaneous

Jokes, Other Genre ItemsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 54

Container(s) Description Dates
box
54
Folder
1
Mormon Jokes
1980s
2
General Jokes about Religion
1967
3
Catholic Jokes
1967
4
Catholic Jokes
1968-1980
5-7
Jewish Jokes
1966-1977
8
Jokes about Negros
1967-1978
9
Dialect Jokes
10
Jokes about Nationalities
11
Numskull Jokes
12
Polack Jokes
13
Sheepherder Jokes
14
Shaggy Dog Stories
15
Pictorial Jokes
16
Jokes about Famous People
17
Jokes about Drunks
18
Jokes about Beats and Hippies
1967-1968
19-21
Jokes about Sex
22-23
Miscellaneous Jokes
24-25
Practical Jokes
26
Narratives, Anecdotes
27
Dialect Vocabulary/Regional Speech
28
Folk speech and Naming
29
Pranks
30
Games, Pranks, Hoaxes

Oral TraditionReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 55

Container(s) Description
box
55
Folder
1
Riddles, Verbal Puzzles
2
Riddles
3
Dialect and Naming
4
Elephant Jokes
5
Folk Narratives
6
Legends, Urban
7
Legends, Local
8
Supernatural Legends
9
Urban Belief Tales
10
Legends, character anecdotes
11
Anecdotes
12
Miscellaneous Legends
13
Marchen and Parodies
14
Anecdotes
15
Anecdotes about Famous People
16
Catch Tales
17
Lie: The Remarkable Man (tall tales)
18
Lies About Animals
19
Lie: Great Hunters and Fishermen (tall tales)
20
Lies About Plants, Fruits, Vegetables, Trees
21
Lies About Weather and Climate
22
Lies: Logical Absurdities; Miscellaneous Lies and Exaggerations
23
Cante Fables
24
Misfits
25
Legend, Human Condition--Occupation
26
Droodles
27-28
Xerox Lore
29
Indian Lore
30
Navaho
31
Indian-White Relations
32
General (or unspecified) Indian

Genre Items: Oral and CustomaryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 56

Container(s) Description Dates
box
56
Folder
1
Helper, Utah, and Surrounding Area
1969
2
Utah Regional and Historical Lore
1971
3
Utah Legends, Local
4
Utah Haunts (Supernatural Non-Religious)
5
Utah Place Names
6
University of Utah
7
Utah Mines and Treasures
8
Legend, Bear Lake Monster
9
"A Few Stories from Utah," by Michael L. Dame
1977
10
Miscellaneous Mormon Lore
11
Prayers and Solicited Devine Intervention
12
Supernatural Religious
13
Supernatural Religious Legends
14
Temple Miracles
15
Miraculous Cures of Mormons
16
The Last Days
17
Mormon Missionary Lore
18
Seeing the Devil
19
Cain (Supernatural Religious)
20
Utah (Supernatural Religious)
21
Evil Spirits
22
Out-of-the-Body Experiences
23
Genealogy Stories: Unknown Beings
24
Genealogy Stories: Dead Urge Genealogy or LDS Temple Work
25
Genealogy Stories: Family/Friends Information Made Known
26
Supernatural Religious
Spirit of dead person appears elsewhere at time of his/her own death.
27
Supernatural Religious
Unsolicited divine intervention, assistance.
28
Miracle Stories
29
Character Legends
30
Character Legends: J. Golden Kimball
31
Jokes about Mormons
32
Jokes about Mormons: three fishing, walking on water
33
Jokes about Mormons: Blacks permitted membership
1978
34
Polygamy Reminiscences

Songs and MusicReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 57

Container(s) Description Dates
box
57
Folder
1
Folksongs: Words, Music
2
Czechoslovakian Folksongs collected by Olinka Harrington
3
Ballad Project by Mary E. Williams and "Trials of Marriage in Folk Song," by Eda D. Smith
1958
4
Bob Deemer Songs Collected by Heather Stewart
1967
5
Children's Song, by Marilee Peden
1969
6
Folk Songs Collected by Jim Stringfellow
1970
7
Ballad Project by Joyce Palmer
1982
8
Children's Songs Collected by Carma D. Bowers
Copied from her grandmother's scrapbook.
9
Folk Songs Collected by Janet Jones
10
Songs of Prisoners, Gamblers, Drinkers
11
Love Songs
12
Songs of Hobos and Tramps
13
Songs of Courtship and Marriage
14
Formula Songs or Chants
15
Mnemonic Songs
16
Lyrical Folk Songs
17
Children's Songs (few lullabies)
18
Religious Songs: Comic and Parody
19
Cowboy Songs
20-21
Nonsense and Humorous Songs
22
Negro Dialect Songs
1969, 1971
23-24
Parody Songs
25-26
Girl Scout Camp Songs; 4 H; Church, other
27-30
Ballads and Songs
31
Folk Dances
32
Song Parodies

Genre Items Related to Occupations and Activities; Nations and StatesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 58

The genre items contained in this box were separated into two sections. The first section includes 17 folders arranged by subject from computer lore to xerox lore; the second section, beginning with box 18, consists of folklore materials from nations and nationalities around the world and also includes items from various states in the United States. Folders are arranged alphabetically within the two sections and items are arranged chronologically within each folder. Folders 47-51 contain specific state folklore projects.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
58
Folder
1
Computer Lore
1977
2
Drug Lore
1969, 1971
3-4
High School and College
1960s-1970s
5
Jokes: Lawyers
1956-1967
6
Medical Folklore
7
Military Customs
1966, 1976
8
Military Folklore
1969-1978
9
Military Songs and Chants
1966-1978
10
Mining
1967
11-12
Mining
1969-1970s
13
Occupational Folklore
1968-1978
14
Prison Lore Collected by David P. White
1967
15
Skiing
16
Teachers
1967
17
Xerox Lore
1970s
18
Austrian
1967
19
Basque
1967, 1969
20
Belgium and Netherlands
1977-1978
21
Canada
22
Central and South America
23
Chinese
24
Danish and Swedish
1966-1969
25
English and Wales
1966-1979
26
French
1966-1971
27
German
1966-1978
28
Greek
1967-1978
29
India-Pakistan
1966
30
Irish
1966-1967
31
Italian
1966-1978
32
Japan and Korea
1969-1978
33
Jewish, Collected by Dorothy S. Sosin
1969
34
Middle-East, India, Africa
35
Norwegian
1967, 1969
36
Philippines
1969
37
Portugal and Spain
1969
38
South Pacific
1967-1971
39
Switzerland
1969, 1977
40
Transylvania, Turkey, Yugoslavia
41
United States: Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico
42
United States: California, Hawaii
43
United States: Idaho, Colorado
44
United States: Kentucky, Tennessee
45
United States: Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan
46
United States: Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York
47
Hawaiian Myth: Pele, collected by Bob Currivan
1983
48
Minnesota Local Legend collected by Bruce Lewandowski
49
New Mexico Folkore collected by Steve McCutcheon
1983
50
Vermont Folklore collected by Derek Griggs
1982
51
Eastern Ohio Folklore collected by Frances Twekesbury

Oral and Customary ProjectsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 59

This box contains projects done in 1968; the 1970s; and 1980-1983. Most are collections of genre items such as pregnancy beliefs. Some include a brief context and analytic comments. Folders 1-6 consist of specific project assignments numbered 2-7 prepared for Jan Brunvand's Introduction to Folklore course, Spring Quarter, 1968.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
59
Folder
1
Project 2: Folksay
2
Project 3: Superstitions
3
Project 4: Legends
4
Project 5: Mormonism in Folklore
5
Project 6: Material or pictorial tradition
6
Project 7: Current Events in Folklore
7
"Superstitions and Beliefs on Pregnancy," Marlene Austin
1972
8
"Folk Beliefs and Superstitions About Pregnancy," Sherrie Slagle
1972
9
"Thanksgiving Traditions," by Sharon Schieving
1972
10
"Play Parties," by Alla Lee Brady
1972
11
"The Proverb and How It Has Regionalized Itself," by Verla Curtis
1972
12
"Gestures," by Ladena Killian
1972
13
"Myth as Sacred Truth," by David Stewart
1972
14
"The American Fold Doll," by Ann Diamond
An in-class presentation, included here are an outline, bibliography and list of informants.
1975
15
"Sourdough," by Sheri Fankhauser
1975
16
Three Folksay Projects
Conversation, "Kick the Bucket," and "Anatomy in the Wringer."
1980
17
Pun and Proverbial Phrase collected by Erin Head
1982
18
Droodles collected by Erin Head
1982
19
Folklore Projects by Darlyn C. Linde
1982
20
Folklore Collection by Kevin Hayes
1983
21
Folklore Collection by DentonTaylor
1983

Folklore Classes, 1966-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 60

The papers in this box were prepared for classes taught by Jan Brunvand. His notes and comments are of particular interest. Specific classifications such as superstitions, legends, and songs, were the focus of much folklore study at this time. Brunvand, and those processing folklore materials under his direction, often separated specific topics from student projects and collections and arranged them according to specific topic headings. (See also 3x5 cards in boxes 65-70). This means that the following material may or may not be complete as it was originally gathered and arranged. In this box and also in box 61 each folder title includes a brief statement which indicates project or collection content. The term project generally indicates an assigned subject. The term collection has a broader connotation and generally reflects the student's choice of study and/or assembly of materials. Note restrictions for use written on some of the cover sheets regarding appropriate use of the material.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
60
Folder
1
Project collected by Pat Banchero
1966
2
Project collected by Geoffrey R. Brugger
Description of Navajo informant, Philip Lee Joe.
1966
3
Project collected by Richard Chinn
Includes superstitions, proverbs, and riddles.
1966
4
Project collected by Richard J. Gill
Indian legends and folksongs.
1966
5
Project collected by Phyllis Kirkpatrick
Religious jokes, legends.
1966
6
Folklore Collection by Joan LaBronte
Proverbs, rhymes, riddles.
1966
7
Folklore Collection by Connie Whittaker
Legends, riddles, proverbs.
1966
8
Project collected by Mercyl B. Alkire
Legends, superstitions.
1966
9
"Superstitions Concerning Pregnancy," by Gydi S. Allred
1967
10
"Folklore of the Mining Town of Park City, Utah," by Eleanor H. Carlston
11
"A Collection of National and Religious Jokes and Folklore of the Bum," by Stanley Cook
1967
12
Folklore Collection by LaRue D. Gurr
Weather superstitions.
1967
13
Project collected by Sharon Hawk
Rhymes.
1967
14
Project collected by Shawna Krans
Proverbs concerned with death.
1967
15
Project collected by Lois L. Metz
Folk custom, dance. Games: singing, children.
1967
16
Project collected by Margaret Anne Murphy
Legends, rhymes, games.
1967
17
Project collected by Bernadette Perreo
Legends, folksongs, customs.
1967
18
Project collected by Sandra Powell
Camp songs: wordless and functional.
1967
19
Project collected by Nanette Roberts
Remedies.
1967
20
"Mormon Legends," by Janet Meyer Tobler
1967
21
"Mormon Legends and Anecdotes," Harold J. Trussel
1967
22
Project collected by Helen Ward
Legends, limerick, proverbs.
1967
23
Project collected by Jane Warthen
Legends, jokes, games.
1967
24
Project collected by David P. White
Folk speech, proverbs, superstitions.
1967
25
Project collected by Ann Allen
Superstitions, proverbs, legends.
1967
26
Project collected by Kathleen Arnold
Songs, poems, games.
1967
27
"The Boys: The Folk Speech of a Small Social Group," by Ronald T. Astin
28
Project collected by Georgia Elaine Craig
Folktales, jokes, songs.
1967
29
Project collected by Willie Dolowitz
Parodies, superstitions.
1967
30
Project collected by David Feldman
Jokes, riddles, sayings.
1967
31
Project collected by Stephen Flynn
Jokes, fables, song parodies.
1967
32
Project collected by Nancy Gunderson
Songs, superstitions, riddles.
1967
33
Project collected by Jan Hopfenbeck
Jokes, riddles, superstitions.
1967
34
Folklore Collection by Sheryl Hutchinson
Legends, jokes, customs.
1967
35
Project collected by Bruce I. Orton
Legends, folksongs, games.
1967
36
Project collected by Arlene Pattison
Legends, tales, customs.
1967
37
Folklore Collection by Ross S. Nickerson
The limerick.
1967
38
Project collected by Susan Schettler Daly
Legends, customs, rhymes.
1967
39
Project collected by William Monroe Sill
Folksongs, rhymes.
1967
40
"Rhymes Associated with Jumping the Rope," William Smart
1967
41
Project collected by Paula Swaner
Parodies, games, jokes.
1967
42
Project collected by Heather Stewart
Ballads and folksongs.
1967
43
Project collected by Alice Kaye Tassainer
Lore: historical, regional, jokes, legends, songs, customs.
1967
44
Project collected by Claudia Van Gerven
Legends.
1967
45
Project collected by Elgin Williams
Special lore, legends, superstitions.
1967
46
Project collected by Theta Young
Legends, jokes, sayings.
1967
47
Project collected by L. Jill Wonnacott
Superstitions, folk medicine.
1967
48
Project collected by Susan Weaver
Folk songs.
1967
49
Introduction to Folklore Course Information
Games, customs, songs.
1968
50
Folklore Collection by Carol Barker and "Peanuts," by Rodney Bland
1968
51
Folklore Collection by Linda R. Davidson and "Folklore Gestures," by Jane Hanseen
1968
52
Folklore Collection by Sidney L. Jenson and Folklore Collection by Kathleen Kelly
1968
53
"Folklore from the Southern Missouri Area" and Folklore Collection by Ross Madsen
1968
54
Folklore Collection by Cathy Marchant and Folklore Collection by Jacqueline Nason
1968
55
"Hippies--a New Folk," by Marilee Peden and "Collection of Folksongs and Ballads," by Deborah Powell
1968
56
Folklore Collection by Dorene Stegell and Folklore Collection by Douglas Trotter
1968
57
"Utah Parks Company Gear Jammer Tales," by Scott Truman and Folklore Collection by Daryl White
1968
58
Folklore Collection by Jill Baker and Folklore Collection by Roland Burns
1969
59
Folklore Collection by Michael D. Callister and Folklore Collection by Paul A. Clayton II
1969
60
Folklore Collection by Ann Clegg and "A Potpourri of Folklore," by Alan F. Crooks
1969
61
Folklore Collection by Susan Dixon and Folklore Collection by Suzanne F. Duus
1969
62
Folklore Collection by Marianne Faulkner and Folklore Collection by R. B. Fuller
1969
63
Folklore Collection by Kathleen Giacoletto and Folklore Collection by Lawrence A. Howard
1969
64
Folklore Collection by Ronald D. Howard and Folklore Collection by Elaine Jeppesen
1969
65
Folklore Collection by Nancy Johnston and Folklore Collection by Robert E. Jorgensen
1969
66
Folklore Collection by Vicki Kaplan and Folklore Collection by Caron Madsen
1969
67
Folklore Collection by Linda Messerly and Folklore Collection by Marc Ordman
1969
68
Folklore Collection by M. Diane Pederson and Folklore Collection by Marilyn Pierson
1969
69
Folklore Collection by Alan Robinson and Folklore Collection by Dorothy S. Sosin
1969
70
Folklore Collection by Jerry Stevenson and Folklore Collection by Jim Stringfellow
1969
71
Folklore Collection by Gerry Taucher and Folklore Collection by Claire Thurston
1969
72
"Ski Talk," by John Vrabel and "Mormon Mayhem--Satan and the Saints," by Jared R. Allred
1969
73
Comments on Collections
Readers' comments. Also topic list, date unknown, and information sent to Brunvand in 1982.
1969

Folklore Classes, 1971-1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 61

See the description of box 60 above for an explanation of the methodology and contents of the following. Several of the following papers are character sketches.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
61
Folder
1
Folklore Collection by Nancy Anderson and "Folklife: Material Folk Culture," by Stephanie Arnold
1971
2
Folklore Collection by Christine Bateman and Folklore Collection by Barbara Berg
1971
3
Folklore Collection by Harry Allan Berman and Folklore Collection by Earl W. Booth
1971
4
Folklore Collection by Betsy Brandeis and Folklore Collection by Hydee Clayton
1971
5
Folklore Collection by Cathy Clement and Folklore Collection by Andrew W. Cooley
1971
6
Folklore Collection by Dicksie Crebs and "Folklore Term Project," Barbara Croft
1971
7
Folklore Collection by Jane Dalziel and Folklore Collection by John Eggertsen
1971
8
Folklore Collection by Gary Lane Evershed and Folklore Collection by Karen Felt
1971
9
Folklore Collection by Laura E. Fife and Folklore Collection by Stephen B. Florence
1971
10
Folklore Collection by Kathie Gabriel and Folklore Collection by Mary T. Godbe
1971
11
Folklore Collection by Mary Riba Halle and Folklore Collection by Carol Halter
1971
12
Folklore Collection by Caroljean Hanson and Folklore Collection by Dale M. Hendrickson
1970-1971
13
Folklore Collection by Janette Henriksen and Folklore Collection by Richard E. Herwitt
1971
14
Folklore Collection by Linda Homer and Folklore Collection by Delia Iuker
1971
15
"Folk Dancing," by Mark Jardine, Stephen Jardine, and Ann Kadesh and Folklore Collection by Kirsten Jensen
1971
16
Folklore Collection by Pamela Jones and Folklore Collection by Marcia Kennedy
1971
17
Folklore Collection by Bill Komlos and Folklore Collection by Jack Livingston
1971
18
Folklore Collection by Susan Manz and Folklore Collection by Frank L. Mendonca
1971
19
Folklore Collection by Cathie Murdock and Folklore Collection by Linda Rae Olson
1971
20
Folklore Collection by Shellely Osterloh and Folklore Collection by Diane L. Otte
1971
21
Folklore Collection by Janet Owen and Folklore Collection by Julie H. Pattillo
1971
22
Folklore Collection by Jeffrey S. Peery and Folklore Collection by Marc Record
1971
23
Folklore Collection by Kathy Reeder and Folklore Collection by Caryn Rich
1971
24
Folklore Collection by Biff Rummerfield and Folklore Collection by Marilyn Russon
1971
25
Folklore Collection by John Shepherd and Folklore Collection by Susan Shirley
1971
26
Folklore Collection by Sheri Sohm and Folklore Collection by John Sorgatz
1971
27
Folklore Collection by Kristin B. Valentine and Folklore Collection by Deeanne Ward
1971
28
Folklore Collection by Sandee J. Wean and Folklore Collection by Penny Jean Werpen
1971
29
Folklore Collection by David Wertz and Folklore Collection by Flair L. Winward
1971
30
Collection by Daniel T. Whipp
"Why did he really go into the bathroom?" Collection includes a paper and 12 index cards (3x5).
1972
31
"Historical Legends," by Lydia Gray
1970s
32
Collection by Leslie Ault
Song, jokes, proverbs.
1980
33
Collection by Dan Bennett
Metaphorical Expressions for Human Excretion; superstitions.
1980
34
Collection by Karen Contway and Collection by Joyce Crocker
1980
35
Collection by Mari Davis
Manipulation of objects.
1980
36
Collection by Bradford Hoffman and Collection by Michael T. Howells
1980
37
Folklore Collection by Janet Johnson
Personal Legend, Family Story.
1980
38
"Epitaphs," by Denise Ross
1980
39
Collection by Annette Spencer
Tombstone Iconography, religious, food, songs, puzzles.
1980
40
Collection by Deborah Cooley
Folk craft, medicine, customs, supernatural.
1981
41
Folklore Collection by Gerald Gilbert
Customs, proverbial expressions.
1981
42
Collection by Craig Jensen
Includes tales, superstitions.
1981
43
Collection by M. Steven Marsden
Weather superstition.
1981
44
"Theater Traditions and Superstitions," by Annie Walters
1982
45
Folklore Collection by Maree Brooks
Pioneer tale; conundrum on an old woman.
1983
46
Collection by Joan Harris
Includes pages 16-40 only, untitled. Story with Alice and collie.
47
Music notes; notes on folklore archives

Customary Tradition: Games and Gestures; Material CultureReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 62

Folders 1-32 contain projects concerned with games and gestures. Folders 33-44 contain projects concerned with Material Culture.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
62
Folder
1
Games
1967
2
Games, Paula Swaner
1967
3
Games, Daryl White; Games, Pam Leedy
1968
4
Games
1969
5
Games, Susan Dixon
1969
6
Games
1971
7
Games, H. Alan Berman
1971
8
Games, Barbara Berg; Games, Cathy Clement
1971
9
Games, GL Evershed
1971
10
Games, Kathy Gabriel
1971
11
Games, Mary Godbe; Folk Games, Action, by Carol Halter; Games, Janett Henriksen
1971
12
Games, Mary Halle
1971
13
Two Folk Games, Susan Manz; Two Folk Games, Frank Mendonca; Two Folk Games, Janet Owen
1971
14
Two Folklife Games, Biff Rummerfield; Game Saying and two Children's Games by Julie Pattille
1971
15
Two Children's Folk Games, by Penny Werpen; Three Folk Games, Blair L. Winward
1971
16
Customary Tradition: Games
1977-1978
17
"Popular Fun in Childhood," by Cynthia Ralston
1977
18
"Children's Games," by Michelle Morris
1978
19
Customary Tradition: Games
1980-1982
20
Games Collection by Jean Mikkelson
1980
21
Gestures, a text and photograph collection by Jane Hanseen
1968
22
Customary Tradition: Gestures
1971, 1977
23
Customary Tradition: Gestures
1980-1981
24
Customs, Material Culture from Varied Nationalities
1969-1983
25
Folklore from Greece collected by Mary Zervos
1980
26
Family Customs and Gatherings
1969-1980
27
Teen-Age and Local Customs
1967-1981
28
Initiations
1971
29
Customs: Tipping, Tying Shoelace, Drinking
30
"Granny's Lore--Superstitions, Songs and Poems," collected by J. R. Bywater
31
Oral Literature--Child's Bedtime Poem by Franklyn B. Matheson
1978
32
Bathroom Graffiti in Salt Lake City, Anonymous
33
Material Culture: Apparel, Costumes
34
Folk Jewelry
35
Handicrafts collected by M. Diane Pederson
1969
36
Handicrafts
1969-1977
37
"Handicrafts," collected by Kathy Gabriel
1971
38
Tatting, Embroidering
39
Quilt Making examples
1971-1980
40
Folk Handicraft--Quilts by M. Diane Pederson
1969
41
"Crazy" and "Yo-Yo" Quilts by Maree Brooks
1983
42-44
Folk Food
1969-1980

Material CultureReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 63

The following consists of individual genre items and complete projects. Some of these individual items have been removed from collections which may be found in other locations listed by author's name. As with other projects in this collection, photographs or other illustrative materials remain with the project, only audio materials have been removed to the Multimedia Division, AO348. One exception is a two-album collection of Mail Box photographs taken by Lloyd W. Shaw which has been placed in Multimedia PO828.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
63
Folder
1
Toys
1969-1978
2
"Toys," collected by Briant Matheson
1978
3
Toys
1980-1983
4
Bumper Stickers
5
Paper Folding
1971
6
"Paper Folding," by Stephanie Arnold
1971
7
"Paper Folding," by Hydee Clayton
1971
8
Symbols
1968, 1971
9
Bumper Stickers collected by Lisa Arnett
1977
10
Folk Tools
11
Folk Symbols collected by Marilee Peden
1968
12
"Tombstone Engravings of Early Saints," by Matthew Q. Callister
1978
13
Tricks
14
Drug Lore
15
Pranks
16
Folk Art
17
Architecture
18
Architecture collected by D. Tucker
1971

Marguerite Ivins Wilson CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 64

Container(s) Description
box
64
Folder
1
Rules for a state wide contest
This folder contains rules for a state wide contest in 1947, for children to make up new children games, conducted by Marguerite Ivins Wilson.
2
Rhymes
Children games are in this folder.
3
Report on games
This folder consists of a report on games submitted for contest by the seventh grade Salina Junior High School.
4
Report on games
A report on games submitted for contest by the eighth grade Salina Junior High School is contained within this folder.
5
"Old Time Songs" of children games
6
Report on games
Folder contains a report submitted to the contest by the sixth grade in Eureka, UT.
7
Study Conducted
Study conducted by Marguerite Ivins Wilson on submitted suggestions for new children games is contained in this folder.
8
Copies of the rules
9
Suggestions for new children games

Topic Cards in Wilson Project, 1947Return to Top

Container(s): Box 65

Topic cards 1-23 consist of approximately 480 cards related to the Marguerite Ivins Wilson projects. This box also contains name and title 405 cards topics 24-48 in alphabetical order of student papers submitted 1957-1980.

Slides, TalksReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 66

Container(s) Description Dates
box
66
Folder
1
Rinda Thayne's International Gestures
1974
2
Van Domlen Tree Carvings
1974
3
S. Mitchell Bumper Stickers
1974
4
Sayings and Warren S. Haley Slingshots Slides
This folder contains Philosophy, Political, and Sexual sayings on slides, and also slingshot slides.
1974
5
Games on note cards
A talk given by Biff Rummerfield on games is contained in this folder.
1971
6
Superstitions on note cards
This folder consists of a talk given by Delia Iuker on superstitions.
1971
7
Superstitions on note cards
1971
8
Folk Medicine on notecards
Contains a talk given by Kathy Jo Smithon on the folk medicine collection.
1971

Oral Traditions: Rhymes, Songs, OtherReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 67

All subjects are on 3x5 cards. Topics include: Nursery Rhymes (17 cards), Infant Amusements (6 cards), Counting-out Rhymes (7 cards), Jump-Rope Rhymes (115 cards), Story Rhymes (5 cards), Prayers etc. (10 cards), Cheers (5 cards), Parody Rhymes (3 cards), Catches (26 cards), Circular Rhymes (1 card), Teasing Rhymes (28 cards), Cadence Counts (2 cards), Autograph Rhymes (145 cards), Graffiti (67 cards), Others Written (3 cards), Limericks (74 cards), Utah Regional and Historical Collections (7 cards), Mormon Folklore (26 cards), Utah Indian Lore (8 cards), Other States, Localized Material Only (21 cards), Teen-Age Collegiate Folklore (14 cards), Occupational Lore (54 cards), Mining (10 cards), Military (10 cards), Other Nationalities (33 cards), Folk Narrative Studies (33 cards), Ballads, Folksongs, and Folk Music (53 cards), Folksay, Speeches, Sayings, Riddles, and Rhymes (32 cards), Games, Pranks, and Hoaxes (19 cards), Customary and Material Traditions (27 cards), Material Culture (52 cards), Superstitions (37 cards), and miscellaneous.

Customary Beliefs and TraditionsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 68

This section of cards contains topics relating to superstitions. Topics include: Birth (51 cards), Ailments and Remedies (35 cards), Human Body (63 cards), Signs and Portents of Sickness (4 cards), General Remedies (34 cards), Diseases (320 cards), Mental-Emotional Ailments (2 cards), Home and Domestic Pursuits about Houses (61 cards), Home and Domestic Pursuits about Clothing (23 cards), Home and Domestic Pursuits about Jewelry (3 cards), Home and Domestic Pursuits about Sewing (7 cards), Economic- Social Relations on Prosperity and Wealth (24 cards), Economic- Social Relations on Work and Trade (3 cards), Economic- Social Relations on Friends and Enemies (19 cards), Economic- Social Relations on Recreations (19 cards), Economic- Social Relations on News-Mail (1 card), Travel Communications on Visits (1 card), Travel Communications on General Superstitions (20 cards), Love, Courtship, and Marriage on Portents of Body, Clothing, etc. (3 cards), Love, Courtship, and Marriage on Love Charms (2 cards), Love, Courtship, and Marriage on the Domestic Scene (4 cards), Death and Funeral Customs (40 cards), General Witchcraft (5 cards), Fairies (2 cards), Charms (5 cards), Cosmic Phenomena (10 cards), and many other topics.

Riddles, Jokes, Oral TraditionsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 69

Card topics include: True Riddles (16 cards), Riddling Question (11 cards), Conundrums (36 cards), Problems, Puzzles (5 cards), Pretended Obscene (12 cards), Catch Questions (18 cards), Riddle Jokes on Grapes (3 cards), Riddle Jokes on Elephants (18 cards), Riddle Jokes on Pollacks (70 cards), Riddle Jokes on Onassis (5 cards), Riddle Jokes on African Americans (16 cards), Riddle Jokes on Latter-Day-Saints (21 cards), Riddle Jokes on Other Religions (21 cards), Riddle Jokes on Helen Keller (11 cards), Riddle Jokes on Sick Jokes (4 cards), Riddle Jokes on Miscellaneous (48 cards), Tonto (16 cards), Non-Oral Riddles (66 cards), Mnemonic Devices (30 cards), Tongue Twisters (18 cards), Practical Jokes (12 cards), True Proverbs (189 cards), Proverbial Phrases (98 cards), Proverbial Comparisons (88 cards), Wellerism (2 cards), Swiftie (2 cards), Insults, Wisecracks, etc. (45 cards), Authors-Titles (28 cards), Confucius say... (5 cards), Euphemisms (6 cards), Little Audrey etc. (5 cards), Miscellaneous Sayings (4 cards), Foreign Proverbs (40 cards), Foreign Superstitions (50 cards).

Folk SpeechReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 70

Topic cards on folk speech are in alphabetical order.

Incomplete CollectionsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 71

Some of these collections are missing materials. Tapes which accompanied these projects have been removed to the Multimedia Division and are currently unavailable.

Container(s) Description
box
71
Folder
1
Diane Lee Ball Collection
Bread baking, family heirlooms, and quilting by Diane Lee Ball.
2
Mary Beth Crawford Collection
This folder contains Mary Beth Crawford and Girl Scout folk music.
3
George J. Christiansen Collection
George J. Christiansen shares "The Legend of Annie Bangs."
4
Teresa Pulsipher Collection
Teresa Pulsipher's project, "Fern Mendenhall: A Value Legacy" is missing, the tapes have been removed to Multimedia.
5
Kesten L. Cahoy Collection
This folder contains Kesten L. Cahoy and his family folk songs.
6
Carolyn Middlemiss Collection of Songs
7
M. L. Shipley Collection
M. L. Shipley relates J. Golden Kimball stories in this folder.
8
Lola Cook Collection
Lola Cook's notes of Three Nephite experiences are missing.
9
Paul Benson Collection
Interview with Jim Giggs is missing.
10
Xeroxlore Project

Folklore Reference MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 72

Utah State University format descriptions are contained in folders 9-15.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
72
Folder
1
Fife Folklore Collection
1986
2
Folklore Society of Utah
3
Records of Utah Humanities Research Foundation
4
Folklore and Education Resource Guide
5
Folklore References
6
Photography and Folklore of Doris Ulman
7
William A. Wilson Folklore Program
8
Guide to Indiana University Folklore Archives
9
Utah State: Genre
10
Utah State Genre Category System
11
Utah State Guide: Sample for Genre Collection
12
Utah State Folk Beliefs
13
Utah State Prefix
14
Utah State Focused Project Guidelines
15
Utah State Genre

Student Folklore Projects, 1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 73

Container(s) Description Dates
box
73
Folder
1
"Baba Yaga Stories in Russian Folklore," by Rebekah Caller
The author, who has spent time in Russia, gives background material on Baba Yaga and then discusses three narratives involving this well known Russian character: "Vasilisa the Beautiful," "The Three Sons," and "Baba Yaga." The interview questions and tape transcriptions are included.
2
"Ritual Osculations," by Greg Loscher
Loscher interviewed his family members regarding kissing as a greeting as well as affectionate expression. His paper includes interviews and an interpretation of kissing rituals in family and social groups.
3
"The Folk Group of Body Artists," by Jessica Campbell
This is a thoughtful analysis of the reasons for body piercing and tattooing by a young female participant. Included are interviews with two young male participants.
4
"The Cowboy's Game," by Amy Tidwell
A discussion of rodeo events which emphasizes that "you have to understand jargon, superstitions, stories, pranks, customs, and beliefs to fully understand a cowboy and rodeo." A photograph of a local rodeo event and the official program of Fiesta Days Rodeo July 1997 in Spanish Fork, Utah, are included.
5
"Folklore in the Scout Campfire Performance," by Keith Larson
The author attended three campfire ceremonies: The Cub Scout Day Camp, The Boy Scout Campfire, and The College Backpacking Campfire. He then and described ceremonies and skits of each. His extensive field notes are included.
6
"Sisters by Heart. The Literary Organization: Sixty Years of Sisterhood," by Cheree Larson
In 1938 six young married women in Rexburg, Idaho, decided to form a group that became a combination book club, classroom, charitable foundation, and giddy sorority. Through the years 70 women have participated. The author has included her field notes.
7
"Conspiracy Theories," by Travis M. Stockwell
This paper focuses on political and military plots told by a friend of a friend in the manner which often becomes an urban legend. Included are excerpts of interviews and a web site.
8
"Ski Lodge Recipes," by Kelly Horrocks
How impecunious skiers and snowboarders create free "meals" from expensive ski lodge menus using crackers, ketchup, lemon wedges, salt and pepper, and other similar ingredients.
9
"Graffiti in the Salt Lake Valley," by Matthew W. Reading
An illustrated attempt to analyze various forms of spray-painting on public buildings and to celebrate some of the works as legitimate art forms. Photos.
10
"The Guatemalan Soccer Event," by Shane Stilson
A non-Spanish speaking Anglo, who has played soccer with a Guatemalan team for four years, attempts to analyze why soccer is so mystically beloved by its participants and viewers.
11
"Variations in the Rituals of Invitations and Acceptance Surrounding High School Dances in the Salt Lake Valley," by Michael Wade Christopherson
A look into the complex pranks cooked up by high school boys to make it unnecessary to ask girls directly to be their dates. The author draws on his own experiences and that of his brothers.
12
"The Ghosts of the McCune Mansion," by Allison Akerlow
This paper contains a brief history of the Mansion's construction and early use, and several ghost stories related by interviewees who lived or worked in the building.
13
"Bluegrass, a Folk Community," by Ronald Lucero
In his discussion of this music form the author describes the form in general, and describes his experience with players thereof. He has interviewed a 23-year old performer who places emphasis on the importance of bluegrass in his life.
14
"Master of the Thumb: the Folklore of Drinking Games," by Teriesa Runyan
This discussion of the prevalence of games among groups of drinkers to enhance conviviality includes card games, endurance games, tag, TV, movie-related, and icebreaker games.
15
"Maggie's Bloomers," by Laura Argeris
The author has presented an overview of the incidence of ghosts' haunting theaters. She has included interviews with people who have sighted or sensed ghosts in local theaters.
16
"A Jewish Seder at BYU," by Melissa Graham
A detailed description of the Seder celebrated at the Sky Room on the Brigham Young University (BYU) campus in April, 1997 which was attended by largely Mormon participants.

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  • Folklore archives--Utah--Salt Lake City
  • Folklore--Utah
  • Folklore--West (U.S.)
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  • Reports