Superstitions and Folk Medicine, 1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Superstitions and Folk Medicine
1970 (inclusive)
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
Dawn Pendergraft was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 541-346-3925
Access Restrictions

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


Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection does not include a project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Folk medicine
Remedy for sore eye
Two laxatives
To ease pain in sore toe
Cure for lice in hens
Cure for cold -two
Cure for poison oak
Drawing out splinters, boils, etc
Child's fever
Canning while pregnant
Canning during menstrual cycle
Cure for whooping cough
Planting by the moon
Three about weather signs
Killing a snake

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T02_1970_167: [MISSING] Dawn Pendergraft Interview Sound Recording
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
5 inches
5 inches
Side One Only. Informant #1: 1. Graveyard Yarn (Folktale) 2. "Lamb 'a Strayin" (Folk Song) 3. "In the Promised Land" (Folk Song - chorus) 4. "Joe Bowers" (Ballad) 5. "Peace of Mind" (Folk Song) 6. "The Captain With his Whiskers (piano only) (Ballad) 7. "The Captain With his Whiskers" (vocal only) (Ballad) 8. takeoff on humn, "I Want to be an Angel" (piano only) (Folk Song) 9. "Sanford Barnes" (Ballad). Informant #2: 1. There is some talk among people and then informant practices a short while 2. "Froggy Went 'a Courtin'" (Folk Song) 3. "I had a Little Dog" (Folk Song) 4. "Me and My Wife" (Folk Song) 5. Tale of the Grasshopper (Folk Poetry). Informant #1, Beulah Reed, Sunday School Teacher, born in Oklahoma, English speaking, Salem, Oregon, Nov. 15, 1970, collected by Dawn Pendergraft. Informant #2, Wayne Pendergraft, Retired Contractor, born and raised in Missouri, English speaking, Salem, Oregon.
November 15, 1970

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • folk medicine
  • remedies (health)
  • Sound recordings
  • superstitions
  • White Americans
  • Personal Names :
  • Magness, Bertha
  • Pendergraft, Pat
  • Pendergraft, Wayne
  • Reed, Beulah
  • Geographical Names :
  • Dayton (Or.)
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Salem (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project