"The Gay Roommate": An Example of Urban Folklore, 1990

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Peruzzo, James
Title
"The Gay Roommate": An Example of Urban Folklore
Dates
1990
Quantity
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
1990_024
Summary
James Peruzzo was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
Repository
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
97403
Telephone: 5413463925
flr@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

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

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

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

A poor analysis of a locally collected urban legend about a student in a college dorm who supposedly drugs his roommate with chloroform in order to sodomize him. Since the incident allegedly happens at Oregon State University, the author sees the story as an attack on a rival school and a projection of homophobia. Transcript included.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Folder
1 Master sheet
1 Project release form
1 Essay
1 Folklore texts
1 Interview transcript

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College students
  • Gay
  • Homosexual men
  • Sodomy
  • contemporary legends

Personal Names

  • Anonymous

Geographical Names

  • Eugene (Or.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Fieldwork project
  • Legend - Urban