Fieldwork Project, 2015

Overview of the Collection

Wiesendanger, Devyn
Fieldwork Project
2015 (inclusive)
.02 linear feet

1 folder
Collection Number
Devyn Wiesendanger 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.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

I have searched for the Folklore in my life and realized it was all around me. This project includes many superstitions I have encountered, ghost stories involving my family and myself, myths I have heard, and legends I've been told.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Restrictions on Use

Collection includes a project release form signed by collector. Collection does not include informant release forms signed by all informants.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master SheetReturn to Top

Project Release FormReturn to Top

Informant Release FormsReturn to Top

Folklore Text SheetsReturn to Top

When you jinx yourself
ROTC and fraternity superstition
sports superstition and tradition
Birth time superstition
Driving superstition
Scary Story
Aphrodite legend
Demeter myth
dog park myths
Ghost memorate
body art
half sleeve tattoo

PhotographsReturn to Top

Description Dates
P01_2018_075_01: Tattoo
Wiesendanger, Devyn
1.0 photographic print(s)
Resilience is Bailey's most valued quality in herself and others. She wanted to get a tattoo that meant something to her, and as a swimmer for 15 years; the wave symbolizes never-ending courage and fight. Resilience is a reminder that no matter what happens in life she will get back up and continue on.
P01_2018_075_02: Half sleeve tattoo
Wiesendanger, Devyn
1.0 photographic print(s)
The tattoo is the archangel Michael protecting two Cherubs, who are supposed to represent his brother, from demons. Peter got this tattoo when he was 46, he thought long and hard about what he wanted and knew that he wanted to portray protection of his children. He is Catholic and thought that there was no better way than to show his religions and his love for his children in one tattoo.

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Subject Terms

  • Animals
  • Children
  • Greek
  • Hotels
  • Parents
  • Soldiers
  • Students
  • basic training
  • body art
  • families
  • fraternity/sorority
  • legends
  • myths
  • red
  • seasons
  • sports fans
  • superstitions
  • tattoos (body markings) USE: tattooing
  • tradition

Personal Names

  • Anonymous
  • Costello, Jodi
  • Hericks, Ian
  • Parke, Mackenzie
  • Paul, Heather
  • Rogers, Bailey
  • Wiesendanger, Devyn
  • Wiesendanger, Peter

Geographical Names

  • Pacific Northwest
  • San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
  • South Carolina
  • Trojan
  • peep holes

Form or Genre Terms

  • Fieldwork project
  • memorate
  • scary stories
  • supernatural