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Steve Siporin video recordings

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8807

Content Description

Collection contains two videodiscs of the annual folklore lecture by Steve Siporin, these titled "A Bear and a Bandit: What a legendary Utah grizzly and an Italian brigand have in common." This lecture was on “A Bear and a Bandit,” an essay in the winter 2015 Utah Historical Quarterly which compared the story of the grizzly bear Old Ephraim in Cache Valley, Utah, with the tale of the famous Italian bandit Tiburzi in Maremma, Italy. Materials dated November 8, 2013.


  • 2013 November 8


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Steve Siporin video recordings must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Steve Siporin (born 1947) is a Jewish-American folklorist.

Steve Siporin is a professor of folklore, teaching classes including Jewish folklore and folklore and religion through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences History and English departments at Utah State University. Siporin has published essays on topics such as Utah history and Italian folklore, and has worked as author or an editor on multiple folklore books and well as work as a translator of Italian works.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated to Brigham Young University, Fall 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Fall 2015.


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Processing Information

Processed; McKinley Griffin, student manuscript processor, and Kristi Bell, curator; January 19, 2016.

Register of Steve Siporin video recordings
McKinley Griffin
2016 January 19
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States