The First Experience of the Menstrual Cycle, 1985  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Degroot, K.A.
The First Experience of the Menstrual Cycle
0.02 linear feet
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K.A. Degroot 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: 541-346-3925
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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Testimonies of students explaining their first menstruation. This project is primarily a collection of stories. Any analysis of the text is done within the framework of the author's testimony. The project includes slang terms and phrases related to women's rites of passage.

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Restrictions on Use

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

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

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Life cycle
  • Menarch
  • Menstruation
  • Puberty
  • Slang
  • Teenagers
  • University students
  • women
  • Women, Gender, Menarche
  • Women's narrative

Personal Names

  • Baker, Julie
  • Berrenger, Doris
  • Ciocca, Katie
  • Hansen, Sara
  • Lee, Jodie

Geographical Names

  • Eugene (Or.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Fieldwork project
  • Life cycle narratives
  • Personal experience narratives
  • Women's narratives
  • Women's speech