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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.


  • 1954-2013

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.)



Arrangement note

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.

Appraisal note

Area of specialization is student generated folklore IV, a, i, 4

Accruals note

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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States