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Collection of material folklore

Identifier: FA 48

Scope and Contents

Contains various folklore textiles such as quilts, pillow shams, cross-stitch samplers, and decorations. Also contains a wood carving nativity scene. Creators of items vary, and some items do not have a creator. Dated 1920 to 2018.


  • 1920-2018


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Scott Thompson is an Alaska based fine artist. Scott Thompson is an Alaska based fine artist who specializes in wood carvings and wildlife art. He is married to Joan Thompson and together they own Willow Creek Studio, based in Willow, Alaska. While Scott specializes in woodcarvings he also produces paintings, fur, jewelry and pottery.

Biographical History

JuliesCreations4U (2017-) is an Etsy shop. JuliesCreations4U is an Etsy shop founded in 2017 that specializes in handmade crafts. Crafts range from sewn objects to wooden decorations.

Biographical History

Kristi A. Young is a retired folklorist and archivist in Utah. Bell attended the University of Northern Texas where she studied Library Science before continuing her education at Brigham Young University (BYU) where she received a Masters in English and Folklore. After graduation, she worked for BYU as the folklore archivist for the L. Tom Perry Special Collections until her retirement. Both during her time as a student and as a curator, Bell famously studied Mormon courtship--more specifically the phenomena of the creative dance "promposal". Kristi Bell is married to Jim Bell and together they have six daughters--Laura (deceased), Shannon, Dianna, Lindsay, Stephanie, and Dana. Since retirement, she has made several donations to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.


10 oversize boxes (13 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in two series: 1. Collection of folklore textiles, 1920, 2018. 2. Collection of folklore carvings, 2018.

Custodial History

Purchased from Scott Thompson, artist, in 2018. Purchased from Etsy and Ebay in 2018. Purchased from Hawaiian Quilt Wholesalers in March 2018. Donated by Kristi Bell in 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Scott Thompson; March 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Kristi Bell; 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Ebay; February 26, 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Etsy; 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Hawaiian Quilt Wholesalers; March 2018.


William A. Wilson Folklore Archives Collection Development Policy.

Processing Information

Processed; Grace Bithell, student manuscript processor, and Ryan Lee, curator; 2019.

Processing Information

Processed; Myles Larsen, student manuscript processor, and Ryan Lee, curator; 2019

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; 2021 June. Combined separate finding aids to create collection.

Collection of folklore textiles
In Progress
Karen Glenn
2021 June 9
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid 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