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Collection of legends about appearances and manifestations of supernatural beings and revenants, 1958-2002

 Series
Identifier: FA 2 Series 1
Contains fieldwork reports on legends of visitation by God, Mary, angels, deathless or resurrected saints, dead relatives, other dead (both benign and malign), the Devil, Cain, and demons. Some items, particularly the reports of visits from dead relatives, span the boundary between family history and folklore; they have identifiable creators and often report complete, short chains of transmission. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1960 to 2007. Most of the items are typewritten, but a few of the older items are handwritten. Many of the items contain a description of how, when, and where they were collected as well as explanations of social and cultural contexts.

Dates

  • Other: 1958-2002

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Collection of supernatural religious legends must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

569 folders

Arrangement

Arranged in four subseries: 1. Collection of legends about appearances and manifestations of deity or dead prophets, saints, or prominent figures, 1959-2002. 2. Collection of legends about appearances of family members, 1958-2001. 3. Collection of legends about appearances of unknown beings, 1961-2007. 4. Collection of legends about appearances or manifestations of malevolent beings, 1960-1998.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States