Jan Harold Brunvand papers, 1956-1999

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Brunvand, Jan Harold
Title
Jan Harold Brunvand papers
Dates
1956-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
81 boxes
Collection Number
Accn1024
Summary
The Jan Harold Brunvand papers (1956-2004) consist of materials related to writing and publishing on various aspects of folklore and urban legends. Includes personal and professional correspondence, papers related to his involvement in professional folklore organizations, drafts and notes for published books, research files, reviews, and grant proposals. Jan Harold Brunvand was a professor of English at the University of Utah, an author, and an expert on urban U.S. folklore.
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: 8015818863
special@library.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

Jan Harold Brunvand was a professor of English at the University of Utah, an author, and an expert on urban U.S. folklore.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Jan Harold Brunvand papers (1956-2004) consist of correspondence, news clippings, pamphlets, brochures, leaflets, research and teaching materials, talks and speech texts, manuscript drafts and galleys, and selected published materials. The papers document the thirty-year career of Jan Brunvand (b. 1933) as professor of English at the University of Utah (1966-1996), his involvement with the American Folklore Society and other professional associations, his numerous published articles and books, and his activities as a speaker at academic conferences, professional meetings, and social affairs. Brunvand made the initial donation of his papers to the library in July 1988, and has periodically deposited more material. Boxes 1-26 include correspondence, manuscripts, reports, several short (article) publications, materials for three of his urban legend books, and documents relating to his textbook, The Study of American Folklore. The correspondence with colleagues in the U.S., Norway, England, and Romania is arranged alphabetically. Also included are five boxes of records concerning meetings, papers, and presentations (including his presidential address to the American Folklore Society in 1985, in which he details changes in the positions folklorists began to hold outside of academe). Following are six boxes of articles, notes, book reviews, grants, and fellowships (which allowed Brunvand to study in Norway and Romania). There are four boxes of correspondence and notes pertaining to The Study of American Folklore and his three urban legend books. Five boxes of "dead matter" from the third edition of the textbook and two of the urban legend publications complete the initial donation. Brunvand made additions to his collection periodically through 1996 when he retired from the University. The chronological order of these donations has been maintained. Boxes 27 to 31 contain manuscripts, galleys, reviews, correspondence and notes for The Vanishing Hitchhiker, Curses! Broiled Again, The Choking Doberman, and The Mexican Pet. Box 32 contains miscellaneous publications by or about Brunvand. From 1986 to 1992 Brunvand wrote a syndicated column on folklore which appeared weekly in newspapers around the nation. Locally the column was carried by the Deseret News. Manuscripts for these columns are found in boxes 33 to 39. Brunvand also donated reviews, interviews, conference materials, speeches, correspondence, and files of Year's Work (1986-1992). These materials are found in boxes 40-45. Boxes 46-50 include personal papers, manuscripts and some research materials, correspondence, speeches, conference materials, and journals containing published articles by Brunvand. Boxes 51-64, contain correspondence and entry manuscripts for American Folklore: An Encyclopedia, published in 1996. Brunvand was the editor of this publication. Boxes 65-77 contain research documents and manuscripts for Brain Drain, Too Good To Be True, The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story, and the fourth edition of Brunvand's textbook. Boxes 78-81 contain conference information, research files, speeches, and manuscripts. Interested researchers may also see the Student Folklore Collection, Ms 488. The bulk of this collection was initially gathered and organized under Brunvand's direction. As a teacher of folklore, Brunvand's rapport with students is apparent in the comment sheets included with many of the projects completed by students in his classes.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright retained by Jan Harold Brunvand.

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Jan Harold Brunvand papers, ACCN 1024, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: ACCN 1024.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

See also the Utah folklore collection (MS 0488) located in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections.

See also the Bill Ellis papers located in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections (ACCN 2441).

Acquisition Information

Boxes 1-26 were donated in 1988.

Boxes 27-32 were donated in 1990.

Boxes 33-45 were donated in 1993.

Boxes 46-50 were donated in 1996.

Boxes 51-64 were donated in 1998.

Boxes 65-77 were donated in 2000.

Boxes 78-81 were donated in 2005.

Processing Note

Processed by Ann Reichman, Luke Kelly, and Karen Carver in 1988-1998, 2000, and 2005.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Correspondence, Allen to Carey, 1968-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Barbara Allen
1987
2
Roger D. Abrahams
1976-1979
3
The Answer Man
4
L. R. N. Ashley
1977-1978
5-6
Louis Attebery
1973-1986
7
Ronald L. Baker
1975-1979
8
Mac Barrick
1971-1985
9
Ervin Beck
1982-1984
10
Sam Beck
1980-1981
11
Dan Ben-Amos
12
Otto Blehr
1968-1972
13
Dick Bothwell
1980
14
Monica Bratulescu
15
Ann Briegleb
16
Simon Bronner
1982-1987
17
Tom Burnam
1980
18
George Carey

Correspondence, Carlton to Fife, 1964-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Charles Carlton
2
Simon Carmel (Deaf Folklore)
3-4
Keith Cunningham
1976-1980
5
Suzy Cushman
1983
6
Rodney Dale (Whale Tumor Stories)
1982
7
Frank deCaro
1980
8
Linda Degh
1976-1982
9
J. L. Dillard
1976-1977
10-11
Richard Dorson
1964-1978
12
Richard Dorson Obituary
13
Alan Dundes
14
Bill Ellis
1982
15
Hasan El-Shamy
1979-1980
16
Burt Feintuch
1980-1984
17
Austin Fife, Utah State University

Correspondence, Fine to Fetner, 1965-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-2
Gary Fine
3
Gladys-Marie Fry
4
Robert A. Georges
1977
5
Henry Glassie
6
Kenneth S. Goldstein
1976
7
Tiberiu Graur
1971
8-9
Wayland D. Hand
1965-1985
10
Mariella Hartsfield
1975-1980
11
Herbert Halpert
12
Joseph C. Hickerson
13
Sandy Hobbs
1982-1984
14
Frank Hoffman
1975-1977
15
Cyd McMullen Holthoff
16
James Hoy
1978-1986
17
William Huntewr
1975-1984
18
Sandy Ives
19
Bruce Jackson
20-21
Untitled

Correspondence, Kliewer to Sampson, 1968-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Warren Kilewer
2
Bengt of Klintberg
3
Jim Leary
4
Hector Lee
5
Gershon Legman
6
Sven Liljeblad
7
Katherine Luomala
1973-1976
8
Richard Lunt
9
Judith McCulloh
1974-1983
10
Joel Marrant
11
Rusty Marshall
1975-1982
12
Allen Meyer
1976
13
Wolfgang Meider
14
Venetia Newell
15
Elliott Oring
16
Americo Paredes
17
Jim Patterson
1974-1979
18
Mihai Pop
19
Richard Poulsen
20
Mike Preston
21
Ed Reber
1984
22
Edson Richmond
1972-1983
23
Warren Roberts
1974-1987
24
Lutz Rohrich
1968-1983
25
Steve Sampson

Correspondence, Salzmann to Thigpen, 1958-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Zdenek Salzmann
2
Stewart Sanderson
3-4
Harry Senn
5
Norman Simms
6-7
Paul Smith
1982
8
S. D. Spector
9-10
Sandra Stahl
11
Ellen J. Stekert
1976-1984
12
Polly Stewart, Charles Camp
13
Archer Taylor
1958-1966
14
Ken Thigpen

Thompson to YapleReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Les Thompson
2-3
Barre Toelken
4
Stefaan Top
1983-1984
5
Kristin and Gene Valentine
6
Leen Vefhoeff
7
Elaine Viets
8
Warren Walker
9
Don Ward
10
Marta Weigle
11-13
Roger L. Welsch
14
D. K. Wilgus
15-16
William A. (Bert) Wilson
17
Joyce Winkel
18
H. M. Yaple

Year's Work and Papers, 1975-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Annual Reports of Accomplishments
2-3
Annual Reports
1979-1981
4-8
Year's Work
1981-1986
9
University of Illinois Press
10
Wayne State Folklore Archive
11
Louisiana Folklore Society
1975

Talks and Conferences, 1978-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Notes on the Peasantry
2
Peasant Elements in Romanian Folklore
3
Rumanian Culture (Ruth Benedict)
4
The Choking Doberman legend
1982
5
Salt Lake County Library Lecture
1982
6
Talk, Utah Library Association
7-9
Elderhostel
1982-1987
11-16
Fife Folklore Conference
1978-1986

Conferences and TalksReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
AFS 1982 Meeting (Aestetics of Romanian House Decoration)
2
ISFNR Congress, Bergen, Norway
1984
3
Panel for Folk Narrative Conference, Bergen, Norway
1984
4
"The International Character of 'American' Urban Legends" 1984 ISFNR
5
Survey of Urban Legend Scholarship in United States
6
Utah Library Association
1985
7-8
Black Hawk College
1986
9
Asphalt Paving Seminar
1986
10
Salt Lake Surgeons
1986
11
Anthropology Colloquium
1985
12
Ogden Surgical Society
1987
13
Faculty Club
1987
14
IBM Seminar
1987
15
Chattanooga Friends of Library
1987
16
Conference of Intermountain Archivists
1987
17
Mid-America Press Institute
1987
18
IAPES, Park City, Utah
1987
19
Arvada Center
1987
20
Ontario Science Centre
1987

American Folklore Society Annual Meetings, 1974-1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Portland, Oregon
1974
2
New Orleans, Louisiana
1975
3
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1976
4
Detroit, Michigan
1977
5-7
Salt Lake CIty, Utah
1978
8
Los Angeles, California
1979
9-11
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1980

American Folklore Society Annual Meetings, 1981-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
San Antonio, Texas
1981
2
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1982
3
Nashville, Tennesee
1983
4
San Diego, California
1984
5-8
Cincinnati, Ohio
1985
9
Baltimore, Maryland
1986
10
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1987

Articles, 1957-1963Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
"Norwegian-American Folklore in the Indian University Archives", Midwest Folklore
1957
2
Ski Songs
1958
3
"The Unfortunate Rake on Skis," Western Folklore
1959
4
"Sarah"--a Tongue Twister Song, Journal of American Folklore
1959
5
Indian Place Name Legends, Midwest Folklore
1959
6
Non-Oral Riddles, Western Folklore
1960
7
"Folklore," Graduate Student in English
1960
8
Haddon anecdote, correspondence, Journal of American Folklore
1960
9
"The Cars that Went in the River," Keystone Folklore Quarterly
1960
10
"Hickory" Bloomington (Clarence E. Pierson)
11
"Tales by mail from Bond, Ky." (Pleas C. Wilson tape, incomplete copy) Kentucky Folklore Record; research material
1959-1960
12
"Thor, the Cheechako, and the Initiates' Tasks," Southern Folklore Quarterly
1960
13
Reviews of Indiana Proverbs
1961
14
"Three More Variants of the Tag Tale," Journal of American Folklore
1962
15
"An Indiana Storyteller Revisited;" Midwest Folklore
1961
16
"Further Notes on Sex in the Classroom," Journal of American Folklore
1962
17
"Folklore and Superstition in Idaho," Idaho Yesterdays
1962
18
"A Note on Names for Cars," Names
1962
19
Shaggy Dog Stories, notes
20
Shaggy Dog Stories, Texts
21
Shaggy Dog-- CBS Radio ("Answer Please")
22
Shaggy Dog research and correspondence, Journal of American Folklore
1963

Articles, 1963-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
S'mores and Red Velvet Cake
2
"Folklore in the English Classroom," University of Idaho
1963
3
"Folklore in Roughing It," Western Folklore
1966
4
"Puss in Boots", Len Henry Tales, Northwest Folklore
1965
5
"Children's Misunderstood Religious Texts," Western Folklore
1965
6
Folksong Studies in Idaho
7
Idaho issue of Western Folklore
1965
8
"Sailors' and Cowboys' Folklore in Two Popular Classics," Southern Folklore Quarterly
1965
9
Two Articles in Northwest Folklore
1966
10
"The Hat-in-Mud Tale," The Sunny Slopes of Long Ago, Texas Folklore Society
11
"The Folktale Origin of 'The Taming of the Shrew,'" Shakespeare Quarterly
1966
12
"The Taming of the Shrew in the United States," presented at the American Folklore Society
1966
13
". . . The Regional Fiction of H. L. Davis," Western Literature
1967
14
Western Folklore in Western Fiction
15
"Folklore of the Great Basin," Northwest Folklore
1968
16
Aspen Tree Doodlings in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah State University
1969
17
Tree-Carving Notes

Articles, 1969-1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
"Folklore in English Departments," Folklore Forum
1969
2
Popular Culture in the Folklore Course, talk, American Studies Association
1969
3
"As the Saints Go Marching By," Journal of American Folklore
1970
4
"Some Thoughts on the Ethnic-Regional Riddle Joke," Indiana Folklore
1970
5
New Directions for the Study of American Folklore," Folklore
1970
6
"Modern Legends of Mormondom ...," University of California Press
1971
7
"An American in Mures," VATRA, Tirgu-Mures
1971
8
"Reputation, Repertoire and Style of an American Munchausen"
1971
9
"The Study of Contemporary Folklore: Jokes," FABULA
1972
10
"The Study of Romanian Folklore," Journal of the Folklore Institute
1972
11
"The Merry Cemetery of Transylvania," North Carolina Folklore Journal
1973
12
"'Don't Shoot Comrades' -- Folklore and Politics," American Folklore Society; Journal of North Carolina Folklore
1972-1973
13
Romanian Jokes; "Red" Jokes in General
14
"Traditional House Decoration in Romania," Utah Architecture
1974

Articles and Reviews, 1972-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Utah Folk Architecture
2-3
Fieldwork in Alberta
1972
4
"The Architecture of Zion," The American West
1976
5
Utah Architecture--notes, photos, printed matter
6
"A Romanian Rebus" Correspondence and Manuscript
7
Romanian House Decoration in Stucco, California Folklore Society
1976
8
"Romanian Houses," Natural History
9
"A Fieldtrip in Dobrogrea," Folklore Today
1976
10
Review of F0olk Groups and Folklore Genres: An Introduction, ed. Elliott Oring, Western Folklore
1987
11
Miscellaneous published material
12
Looking-at-a-Horseshoe Anecdote, Indiana Folklore
1987
13-15
Book Reviews

Articles, Notes, Grants, 1940-1981Return to Top

Container(s): Box 16

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Folklore Elements in Njal's Saga
1959
2
Folklore and Shakespeare Studies
1957
3
A Survey of Child 71 and its Scandinavian Analogues
1957
4-5
Notes on Child 71
6
Norway--Folklore, Correspondence
1940-1965
7
The State of Folklore Studies in Norway
1958
8-10
International Research and Exchange Board (IREX)
1980-1981
11
IREX, Other Grants

Grants, Research, 1970-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 17

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Guggenhein Application and Fulbright
1970-1971
2-4
International Research and Exchange Board
1973-1976
5
Sabbatical
1981
6
Gardner Fellowship
1984

The Study of American Folklore , 1968-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 18

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Reviews and Comments:The Study of American Folklore
1968
2
On the Teaching of American Folklore
1970
3
Correspondence: Second revision of The Study of American Folklore
1977
4
Comments on revised edition
1978-1980
5
Criticisms for revision, 2nd edition
6
Correspondence:3rd revision of The Study of American Folklore
1982-1987
7
Front Matter and Preface, 3rd Edition
8
Appendices, 3rd Edition
9
The Study of American Folklore Appendix B, Barre Toelken
10
The Study of American Folklore, Appendix C, Henry Glassie
11
The Study of American Folklore, Appendix D, Evans
12
Correspondence, 3rd Edition
13
Instructor's Manual, The Study of American Folklore, 3rd ed.

Urban Legends, reviews and reprints, 1979-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 19

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Urban Legends, Psychology Today, drafts, correspondence
1980
2
Reprints of article in Psychology Today
3-6
The Vanishing Hitchhiker, correspondence with Norton
1979-1982
7-8
Newspaper/Magiazine references to The Vanishing Hitchhiker
9-10
Reviews, The Vanishing Hitchhiker
11
Teachers' Comments onf The Vanishing Hitchhiker
12
Correspondence regarding The Vanishing Hitchhiker

The Choking Doberman , 1981-1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 20

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-2
Norton Correspondence
3-4
Promotion
5
"Choking Doberman" article manuscript
1983
6
Permissions--Individuals (for use in The Choking Doberman
7
Permissions--Published (for use in The Choking Doberman
8
Norton--London
9
Radio/TV Interviews, Urban Legends
10
Associated Press (AP story, Urban Legends
1981

Interviews, 1982-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 21

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
CBS Morning News, New York
1982
2
"People Are Talking," WBZ-TV, Boston
1982
3
Morning Exchange, Cleveland, Ohio
1984
4-5
Late Night--David Letterman
1982-1983
6
Earl Nightingale (Urban Legends)
1982
7
Banana Republic Catalogue
8
Reviews in Time, People, Hit Parade
9
United Press International (UPI) story, Urban Legends
1982
10
Central IndependantTelevision Interview
1983
11
Storn Peterson's Film, Ithaca College
1984

The Study of American Folklore, 3rd editionReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 22

The Study of American Folklore, 3rd edition GalleysReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 23

The Study of American Folklore, 3rd edition First Master pagesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 24

Urabn Legands BooksReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 25

Urban Legend Books: The Choking Doberman and The Vanishing HitchhikerReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 26

Included are approximately 70 photographs and one cassette that will remain with the collection until final processing.

Curses! Broiled Again manuscript, galleys, and proofReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 27

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
Typed Manuscript
2-4C
Galleys, Proof Sheets
5
Reviewers' Copy

Curses! Broiled Again GalleysReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 28

Manuscripts, 1984-1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 29

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-4
The Choking Doberman
1984-1986
5
Whole Earth Review
1985
6-7
Curses! Broiled Again
8
The Mexican Pet, reviews of Penguin's limited edition
1988
9-10
Miscellaneous book reviews anad articles
11-13
The Mexican Pet
14
Interviewwith JHB, American Folklore Society
1989

JHB books printed outside USAReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 30

Container(s) Description
Volume
1-3
Japan: The Vanishing Hitchhiker, The Mexican Pet, The Choking Doberman
4-5
Italy: The Mexican Pet, Curses! Broiled Again
6
England: The Choking Doberman

The Mexican Pet, Time and Temperature , 1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 31

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-12
The Mexican Pet Reviews
13-14
Time and Temperature, publication of American Folklore Society
1989
15
Miscellaneous manuscript materials

Miscellaneous Publications with articles by or about JHB, 1980-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 32

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Miscellaneous Publications
2
Collaborative Story, Utah Arts Festival
1985
3
Park City Lodestar article
1985
4
Whole Earth Review
1985-1986
5
Indiana Alumni
1990
6
Salt Lake City
1990
7
"The Case of the Choking Doberman," Reader's Digest
1990
8
New York Times column on movies
1990
9
Chronicle article
1990
10
Birthday Questionnaire
11
Copy of letter JHB gave to Everett Cooley
12
Article by JHB, Deseret News
1992
13
"In His Own Words," People
1982
14
"Urban Legends: Folklore for Today," Psychology Today
1980
15
"Dorson and the Urban Legend," The Folklore Historian
1990
16
"Some News from the Miscellaneous Legend files" reprint, Western Folklore
1990
Volume
1
Ethnologica, Bucuresti, Romania, "Some American and Romanian Urban Legends,"
1982
2
Folklore Folklife, Washington D. C.
1984
3
New York Folklore 40th Anniversary Issue, Buffalo, New York, "Sex and Grammar Jokes"
1985
4
ETC: A Review of General Semantics, San Francisco, California, "New Legends for Old"

Syndicated Newspaper Columns #1-64, 1986-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 33

Syndicated Newspaper Columns #65-140, 1987-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 34

Syndicated Newspaper Columns #141-220, 1988-1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 35

Syndicated Newspaper Columns #221-300, 1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 36

Syndicated Newspaper Columns #301-384, 1989-1990Return to Top

Container(s): Box 37

Syndicated Newspaper Columns #385-470, 1990-1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 38

Syndicated Newspaper Columns #471-562, 1991-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 39

Curses! Broiled Again Reviews and Published ArticlesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 40

Container(s) Description
Folder
1-13
Curses! Broiled Again reviews, interviews, publicity
14-15
JHB published articles

Year's Work and Conferences, 1986-1990Return to Top

Container(s): Box 41

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-9
Year's Work
1986-1990
10-18
Conferences
1988-1989

Year's Work and miscellaneous materials, 1987-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 42

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-2
Year's Work
1990-1992
3-4
Newsclippings
5
Interviews, New Zealand
1988
6-7
Articles
1989-1991
8
Dorson Session, AFS
1987
9
Festschrift
10-12
Emergent Legends Panel, AFS
1989

Conferences, Articles, Talks Given, 1990-1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 43

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
NPPCA Conference
1990
2
FIFE Confernece
3
Folklore Society of Utah
1990
4
Reader's Digest
1990
5
Cabrillo College
1990
6
American Folklore Society (AFS)
1990
7
University of Michigan
1990
8
University of Utah Women's Club
1990
9-10
Schick Lecture, Indiana State University
1990
11
Stanford
1991
12
University of Utah Women Alumni
1991
13
Tooele Center Lecture
1991
14-15
California Folklore Society
1991
16-17
CSICOP
1991

Conferences, Correspondence, and Journals, 1991-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 44

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
FIFE Conference
1991
2-3
American Folklore Society
1991
4
University of Vermont
1991
5
Kalamazoo
1991
6-11
United Features correspondence, contract, publicity
12
Trade Journals
13
Comics PLUS
1992

Year's Work, Conferences, Presentations, 1992-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 45

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Year's Work
1992-1993
2
California Folklore Society
1992
3-5
National Storytelling Conference
Includes schedule, brochures, correspondence, and speech.
1992
6-7
Missouri Folklore Society
Includes newsletter, correspondence, paper, and program.
1992
8-11
American Folklore Scoiety
Includes correspondence, presentation, newsletters, and program.
1992
12
Kansas State, Emporia
Includes correspondence and newsletter.
1992
13
Rosemary Levy Zumwatt Correspondence
14
Chip Sullivan, Eastern Carolina University
15-16
Harper College, Illinois
Includes correspondence, publicity release, newsclippings, manuscript of "Hooked on Urban Legends."
1992
17
Dinner Set, Lion House
Includes note from Amy Engar, text of speech.
1993
18-23
Encyclopedia of American Popular Beliefs and Superstitions
24
Response to Heda Jason on Urban Legend Studies
25
Articles by or about JHB and/or urban legends
26
Smithsonian
1992
Volume
1
Curses! Broiled Again

Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1992-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 46

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Correspondence, Skeptical Inquirer
1992
2-6
Contact article and resulting correspondence
1993
7
Subject and Strategy
Manual containing article by Brunvand
8
Two articles published by Brunvand
9
Review of The Vanishing Hitchhiker, in Literature Ludowa
1993
10
Second Language English article review and correspondence
11-18
Articles and related Correspondence
1993-1994

Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1969-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 47

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
1
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Reports of the President and the Treasurer
1969-1970
2
Directory of Fellows, 1925-1974, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
1974
Folder
1-4
Articles by Brunvand
5
Presidential Address given by Brunvand at American Folklore Society Conference
1985
6
Article about JHB
1990
7
Article about JHB in Smithsonian
1992
8
Talk, Bellingham, Washington
1993
9
Speech to Utah State Society of Otolaryngology
1994
10
Cool Profs, World Wide Web
1996
11
Quote in Salt Lake Tribune
1996
12
Research
13-15
Articles published by JHB
16
"Traditional House Decoration in Romania: Survey and Bibliography"

Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1990-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 48

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-4
The Baby Train Correspondence
1990-1993
5
Research Material
6
The Baby Train Table of Contents and Draft
7-8
Type Index of Urban Legends; Columns
9-10
Photocopies of illustrations in The Baby Train
11-13
Reviews of The Baby Train
14-15
California Folklore Society meeting and speech given
1993
16
Society for Contemporary Research Conference
1993
17-18
Talks given at conferences
19
Folklore Society of Utah meeting
1993
20
American Folklore Society meeting
1993
21
Dundes, Proverbium, Festschrift
1993
22
Introduction to Favorite Scary Stories; Correspondence
1993

Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 49

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-2
California Folklore Society conference
1994
3-5
FIFE Folklore conference
1994
6
Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP)
1994
7-9
Folklore Society of Utah
10-11
Idaho Library Association conference
1994
12
Manuscript of Brunvand's "The Folklorists' Search for the Ghost in Search of Help for A Dying Man (Person)"--corrections
13
American Folklore Society conference
1994
14-15
Missouri Folklore Society conference
16
Correspondence, "The Blast Heard Around the World"
17-18
Manuscript drafts, "The Blast Heard Around the World"
19
Paul Smith article about contemporary legends mentioning Brunvand
20-21
"Lights Out" article for Skeptical Inquirer, manuscript and correspondence

Journals containing articles by JHB, 1957-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 50

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
"Norwegian American Folklore in the Indiana University Archives," "An Indiana Storyteller Revisited," Midwest Folklore
1957-1961
2
"Thor, The Cheechako and the Initiate's Tasks: A Modern Parallel for an Old Jest," "Sailors' and Cowboys' Folklore in Two Popular Classics", Southern Folklore Quarterly
1960-1965
3
"'The Cars That Went in the River'--A Pennsylvania Railroader's Legend in Indiana," "A Symposium Review of Alan Dundes' The Study of Folklore," Keystone Folklore Quarterly
1960-1966
4
"Folklore and Superstition in Idaho," Idaho Yesterdays
1962
5
A Note on Names for Cars," reprint from Names
1962
6
Reprint of Elephant Jokes, "Folk Song Studies in Idaho," Western Folklore
1964-1965
7
"Western Folk Humor in Roughing It," The Western Folklore Conference: Selected Papers, Utah State University
1964
8
"Len Henry: North Idaho Munchausen," "Some International Folktales from Northwest Tradition," "Folklore of the Great Basin," Northwest Folklore,
1965-1968
9
"The Hat in the Mud Tale," The Sunny Slopes of Long Ago, Texas Folklore Society
1966
10
"The Folktale Origin of The Taming of the Shrew," reprint from Shakespeare Quarterly
1966
11
"Honey in the Horn and 'Acres of Clams': The Regional Fiction of H.L. Davis," Western American Literature
1967
12
"From Western Folklore to Fiction in the Stories of Charles M. Russell," Western Review
1968
Volume
1
Names, Journal of the American Name Society
1968
2
A Dictionary of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases From Books Published by Indiana Authors Before 1890
1961
3
"Aspen Tree Doodlings in the Wasatch Mountains: A Preliminary Survey of Traditional Tree Carvings," Forms Upon the Frontier, Utah State University
1969
4
"Studying the Lore of the Folk (and some fakes)," Sou'Wester, Southern Illinois University
1965
5
"Crumbs for the Court Jester: Folklore in English Departments," The Folklore Forum, Indiana University
1969

Journals containing articles by JHB, 1970-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 50A

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
1
"As the Saints Go Marching By: Modern Jokelore Concerning Mormons," Journal of American Folklore
1970
2-3
"Popular Culture in the Folklore Course," Popular Culture and Curricula
1970-1992
4
"Some Thoughts on the Ethnic-Regional Riddle Jokes," Indiana Folklore
1970
5
"Assembling and Preserving Folklore," Folklore of the Northwest Corner
1979
6
Fabula, printed in Germany
Folder
1
"New Directions for the Study of American Folklore," Folklore
1971
2
Revista de Etnogiafie Si Folclor
1971
4
The Study of Contemporary Folklore: Jokes," Fabula
1972
5
"A Romanian Rebus," Romanian Studies Conference
1973
6
"'Don't Shoot, Comrades': A Survey of the Submerged Folklore of Eastern Europe," "The Merry Cemetery of Transylvania," North Carolina Folklore Journal
1973
7
"A Survey of Mormon Housing Traditions in Utah," Revue Roumaine D'Histoire De L'Art
1974
8
"Gingerbread in Romania," Natural History
1975
9
Traditional House Decoration in Romania," Balkan-Arts Traditions
1975
10
Mid-South Folklore, Special Issue for Vance Randolph
1975
11
"The Architecture of Zion," The American West
1976
12
Miorita
1976
13
"'The Lane County Bachelor': Folksay or Not?" Heritage of Kansas
1977

Correspondence with Garland Publishing, 1991-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 51

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-2
Helen McCue
1995-1996
3-4
Marianne Lown
1994-1996
5-12
Gary Kuris
1991-1996
13-23
Entry List
24
Introduction
25
Memos
1995-1996

Correspondence: Garland, Advisory Board, 1991-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 52

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-2
Style Sheets
Includes guidelines for contributors, general notes, reference style sheet, publisher list.
3
Alphabetical words, phrases
4-5
Encyclopedia Resources
5-7
Garland--Samples of other lists
8
Garland Guidelines and Style Sheet
9
Advisory Board
10
Bob Georges
1991-1995
11-13
Jim Leary
1991-1995
14-16
Bill McNeil
1991-1996
17
John M. Vlach
1991-1993
18-20
Marta Weigle
1991-1995
21-22
Rosemary Zumwalt
1992-1994

Correspondence: Contributors A-CReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 53

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
Abrahams, R. E.--Adler, T. and B.
2
Allen, B.--Alvey, R.G.
3
Alvic, P.--Andersen, R.E.
4
Anderson, J.--Attebery, L.W
5
Babcock, B.--Baldwin, K.
6
Banks, A.--Barden, T.
7
Barnes, D.--Bartis, P.
8
Baym, N.--Beck, J.
9
Beckman--Bell, M.
10
BenAmos, D.--Bergey, B.
11
Bethke, Robert
12
Blaustein, R.--Bohlman, P.
13
Bowder, B.--Brackner, J.
14
Brady, E.--Brassieur, E.R.
15
Briggs, C.--Bronner, S.
16
Brose, D.--Bulger, P.
17
Bullard, E.--Burke, C.
18
Burns, R.A.--Burrison, J.A.
19
Burson-Tolpin, A.--Burton, T.
20
Camp--Cannon, H.
21
Cannon, S.S.--Carey, G.
22
Carmel, Simon J.
23
Carnes, Pack--Carpenter, Carole
24
Carroll, M.--Cash, J.
25
Cattermole-Tally, F.--Chiarappa, M.
26
Childs-Helton, S.--Chittenden, V.
27
Clements, W.--Cliff, J.
28
Cockran, R.--Coffin, T.P.
29
Coggeshall, M.--Cogswell, R.
30
Cohen, D.S.--Coleman, E.L., II.
31
Conforth, M.--Congdon, K.G.
32
Conway, C.--Craigie, K.C.
33
Crowley, D.J.--Cunningham, K.

Correspondence: Contributors D-HReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 54

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
Danielson, Larry
2
Davis, Gerals L.
3
DeCaro, Frank
4
DeGarno, T.--Degh, L.
5
Dewhurst, C. K.--Dolby, S. K.
6
Dorst, J.--Doyle, C. C.
7
Dresser, N.--Dyen, D. J.
8
Eagles, B. M.--Ellis, B.
9
Eliason, Eric
10
Ellis, B--Evans, D.
11
Ferris, W.--Fife, A.
12
Fine, E.--Fish, L.
13
Foley, J. M.
14
Fowke, E.--Frisbie, C.
15
Gaudet, M.--Gillespie, A.K.
16
Gilmore, Janet C.
17
Glassie, H.--Glazier, S.
18
Goldberg, C.--Goodwin, J.P.
19
Graham, A.--Graves, S.
20
Green, A.--Green,S.
21
Greenhill, Pauline
22
Grider, S.--Griff,H.
23
Griffith, J.--Gutowski, J.
24
Halpert, H.--Hancock, S.
25
Hanna, J. L.--Hansen, G.
26
Harlow, I.--Harris, J.
27
Harrison, P.--Hatley, D.W.
28
Haut, J.--Hickerson, J.
29
Hirsch, Jerry
30
Holtzberg-Call, M.--Horner, G.
31
Horton, Laurel
32
Hoy, J.--Huber, P.
33
Hufford, David
34
Hufford, M.--Hughes, L.A.
35
Humphrey, L.T.--Hyman, R.

Correspondence: Contributors I-NReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 55

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
Ice, Joyce
2
Ireland, L.--Ivey, W.
3
Jabbour, A.--Jackson, B.
4
Janelli, R. L.--Jay, T.
5
Johnson, Paula J.
6
Jones, Michael Owen
7
Joyce, R.--Joyner, C.W.
8
Kahn, Ed
9
Kalcik, S.--Kealiinohomoku, J.
10
Kemp, H.--Keyes, C.L.
11
Kim, S.--Kodish, D.
12
Korn, M.--Krassen, M.
13
Kulii, E.A.--Kurin, R.
14
Lambrecht, W.--Lankford, G.
15
Langlois, Janet L.
16
Laudun, J.--Laude, J.
17
Lawless, E.--Leff, S.B.
18
Levine, L.W.--Licht, M.
19
Lightfoot, William E.
20
Livesay, J.--Lockwood, Y.
21
Lofaro, M.A.--Logsdon, G.
22
Long, T.--Loomis, O.H.
23
Lund, J.--Lunt, R.
24
McCallum, B.--McCarl, R.
25
McCarthy, William B.
26
McClain, M.--McGowan, T.
27
McHale, E.--MacDowell, M.
28
March, Richard
29
Marshall, Howard Wight
30
Mays, A.E.--Mechling, J.
31
Medwidsky, B.--Menez, H.Q.
32
Metz, H.--W.Mieder
33
Meyer, Richard E.
34
Milspaw, Y.J.--Minton, J.
35
Mitchell, Roger
36
Moe, John
37
Montell, L.--Montenyehl, E.L.
38
Morgan, J.--Mullen, P.
39
Narvaez, Peter
40
Nettl, B.--Nicolaisen, W.F.H.

Correspondence: Contributors O-SReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 56

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
Oring, E.--Owen, B.
2
Paredes, A.--Patterson, B.
3
Pearson, B.L.--Pen, R.
4
Perdue, E.L., Jr.--Peretti, B.W.
5
Peters, E.--Peters, N.
6
Peterson, E.--Phillips, M.J.
7
Pimple, Kenneth D.
8
Polk, P.A.--Porterfield, N.
9
Post, J.--Paulsen, D.
10
Preston, Cathy Lynn
11
Preston, Mike
12
Primiano, L.N.--Proeller, M.L.
13
Quigley, Colin
14
Radner, J.--Ramsey, J.
15
Raspa, Dick
16
Rennick, Robert M.
17
Renwick, Roger deV.
18
Reutter, C.--Reynolds, G.
19
Richmond, W. Edson
20
Rikoon, J.S.--Roberts, W.E.
21
Roemer, Danielle
22
Rojcewiz, Peter M.
23
Rosenberg, N.--Ryden, Kent
24
Sackett, Samuel J.
25
Salvador, M.L.--Santino, J.
26
Sax, B.--Sawin, P.E.
27
Schoemaker, G.H.--Schafer, E.
28
Schleppenbach, J.--Schrager, S.
29
Schroeder, Becky
30
Schroeder, T.--Sciora, J.
31
Seeger, A.--Seemann, C.
32
Sehmsdorf, H.--Sherman, S.
33
Shuldiner, D.--Shuman, A.
34
Silverman, D.A.--Singer, R.
35
Siporin, S.--Skinner, W.
36
Slobin, M.--Smith, M.
37
Speer, J.H.--Spitzer, N.
38
Stanley, D.--Staub, S.D.
39
Steiner, M.--Stewart, P.
40
Stokker, K.--Stone, K.
41
Stone, Ruth
42
Sullivan, C.W., III.--Suter, S.H.
43
Sutton-Smith, B.--Szwed, J.

Correspondence: Contributors T-ZReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 57

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
Taft, Michael
2
Tangherlini, Timothy R.
3
Taylor, D.A.--Teske, R.T.
4
Tetzlaff, M.M.--Thigpen, K.
5
Thomas, Gerald
6
Titon, J.T.--Tokofsy, P.
7
Trimillos, Ricardo
8
Tucker, Elizabeth
9
Tucker, Richard
10
Tuleja, Tad
11
Turner, Patricia A.
12
Turner, Ray
13
Tye, Diane
14
Victor, Jeff
15
Wachs, E.--Walker, B.
16
Walker, T.--Walker, W.S.
17
Walls, Bob
18
Ward, B.J.--Ward, D.
19
Warzelin, M.--Waterman, P.
20
Wells, Rosemary
21
Westeman, W.--White, P. and Keppeler, K.
22
Wiggins, William H., Jr.
23
Willett, Henry (Hank)
24
Williams, Clover
25
Williams, John A.
26
Williams, Michael Ann
27
Wilson, Kate
28
Wilson, William A. (Bert)
29
Wixson, Douglas
30
Wojcik, Daniel
31
Wolford, John B.
32
Wukasch, Charles
33
Wolfe, C.--Wyckoff, D.
34
Yerkovich, S.M.--Yocom, M.R.
35
Yoder, Don
36
Young, Katharine
37
Zeitlin, Steve
38
Zelinsky, Wilbur
39
Zimmerman, Zora D.
40
Zug, C.G., III.--Zotti, E.

Encyclopedia Entries: A-BReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 58

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
Academe, folklore of
2
Academic Programs in Folklore
3
Adirondacks
4
Aging, Folklore and
5
Almanac
6
American Studies and Folklore
7
American Folklore Scholarship--The Early Years
8
Anansi, Ananse, Anancy, Nansi--Anecdote
9
Anglo Americans
10
Animals
11
Anniversaries
12
Anthropological Approach
13
Appalachia
14
Applied Folklore
15
Architecture, Vernacular
16
Archive of Folk Culture
17
Art Folk
18
Auction--Austin, Mary Hunter
19
Autoharp
20
Ballad
21
Baltic Peoples in the U. S.
22
Banjo
23
Barbeau, Marius--Barnicle, Mary Elizabeth
24
Barry, Phillips
25
Bascom, William R.
26
Baseball
27
Basketmaking
28
Basque Americans
29
Baughman, E.W.--Beckworth, E.C.
30
Beckworth, Martha Warren
31
Belden, Henry Marvin
32
Benedict, Ruth
33
Berea College--Bigfoot
34
Bikers
35
Birders
36
Birthdays
37
Black English
38
Bluegrass
39
Blues
40
Boaz, Franz
41
Boast
42
Boatbuilding--Boatright, M. C.
43
Bodylore
44
Boggs, R. S.
45
Botkin, Benjamin A.
46
Breakdancing
47
Bridger, Jim--Bronson, B. H.
48
Broonzy, Big Bull--Brother Jonathan
49
Brown, Frank Clyde
50
Bunyan, Paul

Encyclopedia Entries: C-EReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 59

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
Cadence Chants
2
Cajuns
3
Campa, A. L. -- Campbell, O. A.
4
Camplore
5
Camplore Folklore Scholarship
6
Canal Lore
7
Cansler, Loman D.
8
Carmer, Carl Lamson--Carriere, J. M.
9
Carson, Fiddlin' John--Carter Family
10
Cassidy, Butch
11
Catfish
12
Cemeteries
13
Center for the Study of Southern Culture--Chantney
14
Chase, Richard--Children
15
Chinese Americans--Christensen, A. M. H.
16
Christeson, Robert Perry
17
Christmas
18
Christopher Colombus
19
Citylore--Coding in American FOlk Culture
20
Civil War
21
Cold War
22
Combs, Josiah H.
23
comparative approach
24
Con Artist--Conjunto Music
25
Conroy, Jack
26
Conspiracy Theories--Contextual Approach
27
Costume, Folk--Corridos
28
Cortez, Gregorio--Country Music
29
Courlander, Harold--Cowboy Poetry
30
Cowboys
31
Cox, John Harrington
32
Coyote
33
Crafts
34
Crane, T. F.--Creighton, H.
35
Crimelore
36
Culin, Stewart
37
Cults
38
Cultural Conservation
39
Cultural Landscape
40
Cultural Studies
41
Curanderos--Cursing
42
Custom--Cyberpunk
43
Dance, Folk
44
Davidson, L. J.--Davis, A. K. Jr.
45
Deaf Folklore
46
Densmore, Frances--Dialect Story
47
Disaster Folklore--Dixon, Willie
48
Dobie, J. F.--Dorson, R. M.
49
Dowsing
50
Drama, Folk
51
Dulcimer--Dusenbury, E. H.
52
Dutch Americans
53
Easter
54
Eaton, A.;Eckstrom, F. H.; Eddy, M. O.
55
Education, Folklife in
56
Elvis Aron Presley
57
Empowerment
58
Emrich, Duncan B. M.--Epitaph
59
Esoteric-Exotic Factor in Folklore
60
Espinosa, Aurelio Macedonio
61
Ethnic Folklore--Ethnic Stereotypes
62
Ethnomusicology
63
Etymology, Folk

Encyclopedia Entries: F-GReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 60

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
Fable--Fairies
2
Fairs
3
Fakelore
4
Family Folklore
5
Farmers
6
Feminist Approach to Folklore
7
Festival
8
Festival of American Folklife
9
Fiddle Music
10
Fieldwork
11
Filipino Americans
12
Folk Music
13
Film and Folklore
14
Fink, Mike
15
Finnish Americans
16
Fishing(commercial)--Fishing (sport)
17
Flanders, Helen Hartness
18
Folk Ideas--Folk Museums
19
Folk-say--Folk Schools
20
Folklife Movement
21
Folklore
22
Folklore and American Literature
23
Folksong
24
Folk Speech
25
Folktale--Folkways Records
26
Foodways, American
27
Fortier, Alcee
28
Folkways--Foxfire
29
Franklin, Benjamin
30
French in the United States
31
French Canadians
32
Friday the 13th--Functionalism
33
Fund for Folk Culture
34
Games
35
Gardner, E. E.--Gardner, G. I.
36
Gay Men
37
Gayton, Anna Hadwick
38
Gender and Folklore
39
German Americans
40
Gerould, Gordon Hall
41
Gestures
42
Gordon, R. W.--Gospel song (or music)
43
Gossip--Graffiti
44
Great Basin
45
Great Lakes
46
Great Plains
47
Gravemarkers
48
Greek Americans
49
Greenway, John
50
Groundhog Day
51
Guillonee--Gummere, F. B.
52
Guthrie, Woddy
53
Gypsies

Encyclopedia Entries: H-LReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 61

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
Halloween
2
Hand, Wayland D.--Handcox, John L.
3
Handy, W. C.--Harris, Joel C.
4
Henry, John--Henry, M. E.
5
Herskovits, M. J.--Herzog, George
6
Hicks-Harmon Families
7
History, Folk
8
Hoedown
9
Holler--Howard, Dorothy Mills
10
Hudson, Arthur Palmer
11
Humor
12
Hungarian Americans
13
Hunting
14
Hurston, Z. N.--Hyatt, H. M.
15
Immigrant Folklore Study
16
Independence Day
17
Irish Americans
18
Irving, Washington
19
Ives, Burl
20
Italian Americans
21
Jackalope--Jack Tales
22
Jackson, "Aunt Molly"--Jackson, G. P.
23
James, J. W.--Jansen, W. H.
24
Japanese Americans
25
Jazz
26
Jefferson, Blind Lemon--Jersey Devil
27
Jewish Americans
28
John Edwards Memorial Foundation
29
Johnny Appleseed
30
Johnson, Clifton--Johnson, Tommy
31
Jokes
32
Jones, Hathaway--Jones, L. M.
33
Juke Joint
34
Juneteenth
35
Kirkland, E. C.--Kittredge, G. L.
36
Klezmer Music
37
Knortz, Karl--Kongas-Mardna, Elli
38
Korean American
39
Korean War
40
Korson, G.--Korson, R. R.
41
Krappe, A.H.--Kurath, G.P.
42
Kwanzaa
43
La Llorona
44
Labor Day
45
Lacourciere, Luc--Larkin, Margaret
46
Lawyers
47
Leach, M.--Lee, Hector H.
48
Legend--Legend Trip
49
Lesbians
50
Life History--Linscott, E.H.
51
Local Character Anecdote
52
Loggers
53
Lomax, John Avery
54
Loomis, C. Grant--Lord, A. B.
55
Lovers' Leaps--Lullaby
56
Lunsford, B.L.--Luomala, K.
57
Lyric Song

Encyclopedia Entries: Mc-PReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 62

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
McCoy, Minnie--McTell, Blind Willie
2
Macon, D.H.--Magarac, Joe
3
Maritime Folklore
4
Marxist Approach
5
Mason, Otis Tufton
6
Mass Media and Folklore
7
Material Culture
8
Medicine, Folk
9
Medical Professionals
10
Memorate
11
Mercer, Henry Chapman
12
Merchant Seamen
13
Mexican American Folklore
14
Middle Atlantic Region
15
Minstrel Shows
16
Midwest
17
Military Folklore
18
Miners
19
Mnemonic Devices
20
Mojo--Monroe, Bill
21
Monsters
22
Mooney, James--Morgan, Gib
23
Mormon Folklore
24
Mummers--Musick, Ruth Ann
25
Myth
26
Namelore
27
National Council for the Traditional Arts
28
National Folk Festival
29
National Heritage Fellows
30
Needlework
31
New Deal and Folk Culture, The
32
New England Folklore
33
Newell, W. W.--Niles, J. J.
34
Northwest Coast and Alaska
35
Nuclear Lore
36
Nye, Pearl R.
37
Occupational Folklore
38
Odum, H.W.--Ohrlin, Glenn
39
Opossum
40
Oral-Formulaic Approach
41
Organizational Folklore
42
Ouija
43
Outlaw--Outsider Art
44
Owen, Mary Alicia
45
Ozarks, The
46
Oil Workers
47
Papercutting
48
Parler, M. C,--Parody
49
Parry, Milman--Parsons, Elsie Clews
50
Passover
51
Patton, Charles--Peddler's Cry
52
Peer, Ralph Sylvester
53
Pennsylvania Culture Region
54
Pennsylvania Germans ("Dutch")
55
Performance Approach
56
Perrow, Eber C.
57
Personal Experience Story
58
Pictorial Tales--Piedmont
59
Plantlore
60
Play-Party
61
Poetry, folk
62
Polish Americans
63
Politics and Folklore
64
Portugese Americans
65
Postmodernism
66
Pottery
67
Pound, Louise

Encyclopedia Entries: Pr-SuReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 63

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
Prank
2
Prayer
3
Pregnancy and Birth
4
Printers, Journeyman
5
Prison Folklore
6
Proverbs
7
Puckett, Newbell Niles
8
Popular Culture and Folklore
9
Powwow
10
Psychology and Folklore
11
Public Folklore
12
Quiltmaking
13
Radio, Amateur
14
Railroaders
15
Rainey, Gertrude--Randolph, Vance
16
Rap
17
Recitation
18
Regional Folklore
19
Reuss, Richard August
20
Revivalism
21
Revolution, American
22
Rhymes and folk poetry
23
Richmond, W. Edson
24
Riddle, Almeda
25
Riddles and Puzzles
26
Riddle Joke
27
Rinzler, Ralph Carter
28
Robb, J.D.--Roberts, L.W.
29
Robinson, Rowland E.
30
Rocky Mountains
31
Rodeo
32
Rodgers, Jimmie
33
Romanian Americans
34
Rumor
35
Saint's day
36
Sandburg, Carl
37
Saxon, Lyle
38
Scandinavian Americans
39
Scarborough, E.D.--Schoolcraft, H.R.
40
Scottish Americans
41
Seeger, Charles Louis
42
Seeger, Pete
43
Semiotic Approach
44
Sermon, Folk
45
Shape-note singing
46
Sharp, Cecil
47
Sheep Camp--Sheepherder
48
Shine--Shivaree
49
Shoemaker, A. L.--Shoemaker, H. W.
50
Shout
51
Slavic Americans
52
Smith, A. "Oregon"--Smith, G. P.
53
Smithsonian Institution Center for FOlklife Programs and Cultural Studies
54
Social Protest in Folklore
55
Sociological Approaches
56
South--Southern Arts Festival
57
Southwest
58
Spirituals, African American
59
St. Patrick's Day
60
Steel Lore
61
Stepping
62
Storytelling
63
Structural Approach
64
Stubblefield, Blaine
65
Superstition

Encyclopedia Entries: T-ZReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 64

Container(s) Description
Folder
1
Talking Trash
2
Tall Tales
3
Talley, Thomas Washington
4
Tamburitza
5
Tattooing
6
Taylor, Archer--Terry, Sanders ("Sonny")
7
Thanksgiving
8
Thomas, J.B.--Thompson, H.W.
9
Thompson, Stith
10
Thorp, Nathan Howard (Jack)
11
Toasts
12
Tooth Fairy
13
Toys, Folk
14
Trapping
15
Travis, Merle Robert--Trickster
16
Truckers Folklore--Turnbo, Silas Clairborn
17
Twain, Mark
18
UFO Lore
19
Uncle Remus
20
Urban Folklore
21
Valentine's Day
22
Vampires
23
Vietnam War
24
Walton, Ivan--Ward, Marshall
25
Warner, Frank and Anne Locher
26
Watermen
27
Waters, M.M.(Muddy)--Watson, Arthel (Doc)
28
Weaving
29
Weddings
30
Wells, Evelyn Kendrick
31
Welsh Americans
32
White, John I.--White, Newman Ivey
33
Wends (Serbs) in America
34
Wilgus, Donald Knight
35
Wills, Bob
36
Wiseman, Lulu Belle and Scotty
37
Witchcraft
38
Wolf, John Quincy, Jr.
39
Woodcarving
40
Worksong
41
World Wars I and II
42
Xeroxlore
43
Yarn
44
Zydeco
45
Suggested captions for Encyclopedia
46
Illustrations A: African Americans--Auctions (14)
47
Illustrations B: Ballad--Bunyan, Paul (12)
48
Illustrations C: Cajun--Custom (16)
49
Illustrations D: Dance, Folk--Dulcimer (6); E: Easter--Ethnomusicology (5)
50
Illustrations F: Fairs--Fishing, sport (9)
51
Illustrations F: Folk Ideas--Funerals (12)
52
Illustrations G: Games--Guthrie, Woody (9)
53
Illustrations H: Halloween--Hurston, Zora Neale (10); I: Immigrant folklore--Ives, Burl (6)
54
Illustrations J: James, Jesse--Juke Joint (6); L: Labor Day--Luomala, Katherine (4)
55
Illustrations M: Mardi Gras--Myth (13)
56
Illustrations N: Needlework--Northwest Coast and Alaska (7); O: Occupational Folklore--Ozarks (5)
57
Illustrations P: Papermaking--Public Folklore (15)
58
Illustrations Q: Quiltmaking (3 list, 2 illustrations); R: Religion, folk--Rodeo (7)
59
Illustrations S: Saint's Day--Southwest (8)
60
Illustrations T: Thanksgiving Day--Twain, Mark (7); U: Ukranian Americans--Urban Folklore (2); V: Vernacular--Vietnam War (2)
61
Illustrations W: Watermen--World Wars I and II (9); X: Xeroxlore (l)

Correspondence, Meetings, Talks, ConferencesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 65

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Hilary Hinsman
Correspondence, interview lists, school book sales
1991-1994
2
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UBS)
Correspondence, talk, receipts, notes
1995
3
The Book Table, Logan, Utah
Correspondence, talk, publicity, receipts
1995
4
Queensborough Library
Correspondence, map, receipts, notes
1995
5-7
International Society for Contemporary Research (ISCLR)
Meeting in San Antonio, 1995, includes correspondence, receipts, program, notes, talk, photos.
8
California Folklore Society
9-12
Fife Folklore Conference, Logan, Utah
1995
13
School-Age Parent Program
Correspondence, brochure
1995
14
American Folklore Conference, Lafayette, Louisiana
Program, abstracts, receipts
1995
15
Iberia Parish Library, New Iberia, Louisiana
Program, abstracts, receipts
1995
16
Barnes & Noble, Salt Lake City, Utah
1995
17-20
Year's Work
Correspondence, manuscripts, news clippings
1995-1996

Correspondence, Meetings, Talks, Conferences, 1995-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 66

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Sexton High School, Elizabeth Hebbard
40th Class Reunion
1993
2-3
California Folklore Society
Includes correspondence, program, receipts, JHB manuscript
1996
4
The Book Shelf, Ogden, Utah
1996
5
Folklore Society, Wales
Includes correspondence, abstract, proposal
1996
6-7
International Society for Contemporary Legend Research (ISCLR),
General information, schedule, receipts, notes, correspondence, conference information, talk abstract, manuscript
1996
8-9
Missouri Folklore Society
Correspondence, Newsletters 1-4, registration and conference materials, JHB manuscript
1996
10-13
American Folklore Society, Pittsburgh
Correspondence, receipts, itinerary, newsletters, annotated bibliography, variations of Silas Weir Mitchell story, ballad, Grkmania.
1996
14
California Folklore Society
1997
15
Toelken Festschrift
Correspondence, JHB manuscript
1997
16-17
American Folklore Society, Austin, Texas
Program, abstracts, receipts, general conference information, and newsletters.
1997

The Study of American Folklore, 4th edition, 1991-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 67

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Carol Bemis, Editor, Norton
1991-1994
2
The Study of American Folklore, 3rd edition
1991
3-4
Peter Simon, Editor, Norton
Correspondence and manuscript material.
1991-1994
5
Kurt Wildermuth, Project Editor, Norton
1997
6-13
Illustrations and Captions

The Study of American Folklore, 4th edition, 1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 68

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-2
Illustrations, Captions, and Lists
3
Preface
4
Introduction--The Field of Folklore
5
The Study of Folklore
6
Folk Groups: Bearers of American Folk Tradition
7
Speech
8
Proverbs
9
Riddles
10
Rhymes and Folk Poetry
11
Myths and Motifs
12
Legends and Anecdotes
13
Tales
14
Folksongs
15
Ballads
16
Folk Music
17
Superstitions
18
Customs and Festivals
19
Folk Dances and Dramas
20
Gestures
21
Games

The Study of American Folklore, 4th edition, 1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 69

This box contains the remaining manuscripts for the book in folders 1-5; a review of the third edition in folder 6; and the final edited manuscript of the fourth edition marked for printer in folders 7-16.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Folklife
2
Folk Architecture
3
Folk Crafts and Art
4
Folk Costumes
5
Folk Foods
6
Review of The Study of American Folklore, 3rd edition
7-16
Final Edited Manuscript

The Study of American Folklore, 4th editionReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 70

Continuation of the final edited manuscript.

Interviews, Manuscripts, Folklore SocietiesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 71

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Fresh Air Radio Program Interview
1987
2
Readings for English 572 "Folklore Games"
1991
3
"Urban Folklore: Humanities in Everyday Life," University of Toledo
1998
4
California Folklore Society
1998
5
American Folklore Society, Portland Meeting
1998
6
American Folklore Society, Correspondence and Newsletters
7
Missouri Folklore Society Newsletters
Also includes manuscript.
1999
8
International Society for Contemporary Legend Correspondence and Conference Program
1999
9
Skeptic Magazine
Brunvand p. 97
1999

Manuscripts, 1987-1999Return to Top

Container(s): Box 72

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Billy Kimball Correspondence
1987-1993
2
Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature
1992-1999
3
Big Book of Urban Legends
1994-1995
4-5
Encyclopedia of American Folklore
Reviews and Revisions
1996-1999
6
Harper Collins Children Books
Correspondence and catalogue
1997-1998
7
Storytelling Encyclopedia
Correspondence and catalogue
1997-1998

"Too Good To Be True" ManuscriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 73-75

"Brain Drain" Manuscript, 1999Return to Top

Container(s): Box 76

"Brain Drain" was the working title for The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Illustration Photocopies
2
Readers Critiques and Comments
3
Correspondence
1997-1999
4-18
Manuscript

The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story Return to Top

Container(s): Box 77

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-6
Edited Manuscript
7
Dust Cover
8
Review in The New Yorker
2000

Conferences and Conference Papers, 1999-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box 78

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
California Folklore Society/Southwestern Anthropological Association
1999
2
California Folklore Society
Contains "The Early Bird Is Worth Two in the Bush: Captain Jack Aubrey's Fractured Proverbs."
2003
3
Patrick O'Brian/Proverbs
Research related to "The Early Bird Is Worth Two in the Bush."
4
Fortean Times UnConvention
2000
5
"Folklore in the News (and Incidentally, on the Net)"
2000-2001
6
Notes: Folklore in the News and Fife
7
Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) Conference
Conference entitled "Prospects for Skepticism: The Next Twenty-Five Years."
2000
8
Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) Conference
Conference entitled "Hoaxes, Myths, and Manias."
2003

Ride and Tie, 1998-1999Return to Top

Container(s): Box 79

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Bud Johns Correspondence
2
English References
3
American References
4
Modern References
5
Notes: Ride and Tie, Tokyo International Proverb Forum, Archer Taylor

Manuscripts, 2002-2004Return to Top

Container(s): Box 80

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1-5
House Beautiful
6-8
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Encyclopedia of Urban Legends Return to Top

Container(s): Box 81

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Brunvand, Jan Harold--Curses! Broiled again
  • Brunvand, Jan Harold--The choking doberman
  • Brunvand, Jan Harold--The study of American folklore
  • Brunvand, Jan Harold--The vanishing hitchhiker

Form or Genre Terms

  • Articles
  • Correspondence
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Grant proposals
  • Notes
  • Reviews
  • Speeches