Collection of supernatural non-religious legends
Identifier: FA 03
Scope and Contents
Contains legends about supernatural events of a non-religious character. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1959 to 2017. 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.
- Other: 1957-2017
Conditions Governing Access
Open to public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Collection of supernatural non-religious legends must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Arranged in five series: 1. Collection of legends on revanants appearing, 1960-1993. 2. Collection of legends on unexplained phenomena, 1960-1987. 3. Collection of legends on supernatural powers, 1960-1987. 4. Collection of legends on supernatural games and objects, 1960-1987. 5. Collection of legends on supernatural creatures, 1964-1987.
Personal narratives in the collection were generally collected from informants by students in Brigham Young University folklore classes. These narratives were submitted for class, then submitted to the William A. Wilson Folklore Archives at Brigham Young University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; various folklore students; 1957-2018.
The folklore of university students, families, religious life, Polynesia and the Intermountain West (William A. Wilson Folklore Archives collection development policy IV.a.i.4, October 2009.)
Updated; Jayna Gottenbos for Ryan Lee, curator; 2018.
- Register of the Collection of supernatural non-religious legends
- In Progress
- Jayna Gottenbos
- 2018 July 31
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.