Folklore of Political Campaigns and the Legislature, 1973

Overview of the Collection

Title
Folklore of Political Campaigns and the Legislature
Dates
1973 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
1973_168
Summary
Michael C. Dotten 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.

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
Oral History (four anecdotes)
"Smoking"
"Rep. Magruder and Dirty Boots"
"LeRoy Owens First Two Floor Bills"
"Political Dignity"
Customs
One Legislative Tradition
Two Traditional Political Clothing Stories
One story on personalizing the campaign
Campaign parties (one story)
One traditional issue of a campaign
One selection on canvassing
Superstition
Jokes
"The Ming Tree Affair"
One take-off on the standing Pioneer Mother joke
Folk Speech
One political slogan (several slogans in text)
Three political terminology (political Stumping, "Swing Votes," and "Grabbing Palm")

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T01_1973_168_A: Michael C. Dotten Interview Sound Recordings
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
7 inches
7 inches
1973
T01_1973_168_B: Michael C. Dotten Interview Sound Recordings
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
7 inches
7 inches
1973

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Former Legislators in the State Legislature/English speaking
  • Political campaigns
  • Sound recordings
  • Student Politicians at the University of Oregon/English speaking
  • anecdotes
  • belief
  • jokes
  • legislative bodies

Personal Names

  • Andrews, John Scott
  • Garrett, Kirby
  • Leo, Greg
  • Murray, Darrell
  • Owens, LeRoy

Geographical Names

  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Salem (Or.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Fieldwork project