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Collection of legends about appearances and manifestations of supernatural beings and revenants, 1958-2019

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: FA 02 Series 1

Scope and Contents

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 1958 to 2019.


  • Other: 1958-2019

Conditions Governing Access

Access restricted for those without release forms.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at


14 folders

Language of Materials



Arranged by year submitted, and alphabetically by collector within each year.


All items in this series were formerly cataloged with code starting with "1.1"

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States