The Folklore of Craps, 1972

Overview of the Collection

The Folklore of Craps
1972 (inclusive)
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
Robert M. Willig 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
Nicknames for the various numbers on the dice
Slang terms for the kinds of bettors
The ways people change their luck
The superstitions of the pit bosses
Celebrities in the clubs
Amazing streaks of luck
Big time gamblers
Historical growth of the game
Joke about Jesus
Idiosyncrasies of pit bosses
Tony Chedester's Church of the Spiritual Arts

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Craps dealers
  • English speaking
  • Games
  • folk speech
  • jokes
  • legends
  • superstitions

Personal Names

  • Anonymous
  • Baker, Ed
  • Barela, Ben
  • Chedester, Tony
  • Conner, Bob
  • Salaber, Stephen
  • Schmid, Bob

Geographical Names

  • Reno (Nev.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Fieldwork project