Folklore of the Marijuana Smoking Subculture, 1971

Overview of the Collection

Folklore of the Marijuana Smoking Subculture
1971 (inclusive)
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
Anonymous was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 5413463925
Access Restrictions

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

Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Folk speech
Terms used to denote marijuana
Terms used to denote hashish
Terms used to describe types of marijuana
Terms used to describe types of hashish
Terms used to denote quantities of marijuana, hashish
Terms for a marijuana cigarette
Terms for various types of roach clips
Terms used for various smoking paraphernalia
Terms for inhalation of marijuana or hashish
Terms for effects of marijuana or hashish
Term for appetite caused by smoking dope
Term for hiding place for dope
Term for being arrested for smoking, possessing illegal drugs
Eating roaches to destroy evidence
The wintergreen lifesaver trick
Material Culture
The oven organ: musical instrument made with oven rack and leather thong, often played by people smoking marijuana or hashish
Types of pipes used to smoke marijuana or hashish: Tinfoil pipe; toilet paper roll pipe; kazoo pipe
Memorats: personal drug experiences
A bad case of the "blind munchies"
The everlasting joint
Hitching and getting picked up by people who offer dope
Receiving a birthday gift of "grass" in the mail
"Coping when you're ripped"
Consequence of "getting busted"

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Marijuana users
  • Personal narratives
  • folk speech
  • illegal drugs
  • material culture
  • ritual

Personal Names

  • Anonymous

Geographical Names

  • Eugene (Or.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Fieldwork project