Collection of supernatural religious legends
Collection — Box: 53
Identifier: FA 2
Scope and Contents note
Collection contains fieldwork reports of legends on religious themes, often with cultural and historical connections to Mormonism. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1958 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.
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.
53 boxes (13 linear ft.)
Arranged in eleven series: 1. Collection of appearances and manifestations of supernatural beings and revenants, 1958-2002. 2. Collection of legends about unsolicited divine intervention, 1961-1998. 3. Collection of legends about solicited divine intervention, 1960-2000. 4. Collection of punishments, curses, and afflictions, 1965-1985, 1996-1999. 5. Collection of out-of-body experiences, 1956-1984, 2001 January 22. 6. Collection of instances of glossolalia, 1961-1967. 7. Collection of premonitions, dreams, and visions, 1959-1999. 8. Collection of forecasts and prophecies, 1961-2000. 9. Collection of legends about religious buildings or objects, 1962-2008. 10. Collection of legends about patriarchal blessings, 1975, 1984, 1995-2000. 11. Collection of saints' legends, 1971-2002.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Various folklore students; 1960-2007.
Area of specialization is student generated folklore IV, a, i, 4
0.08 linear feet added to the collection per year.
- Register of the Collection of supernatural religious legends
- Kristi Bell
- 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.