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Mormon Church -- Folklore

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Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4450 Collections and/or Records:

A collection and analysis of printed, humorous lore at the Waterford Institute / Emma Forsyth, 1997

 Item — Box 143: [Barcode: 31197233256335]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1421
Scope and Contents note Forsyth collected printed humorous lore from her workplace at the Waterford Institute, a company that designs and creates educational software. Included are internet forwards that make fun of engineers by listing attributes specific to programmers, a funny system problem report form making fun of users, and jokes relating to different computer producing companies. The project was written for an English 392 class taught at Brigham Young University in 1997.
Dates: Other: 1997

A collection and discussion of jump-rope rhymes / Melissa Conklin, 1975

 Item — Box 21: [Barcode: 31197233253126]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 203
Scope and Contents note Conklin collected jump-rope rhymes sung by children on the playground. Included are activity rhymes, jump in-jump out rhymes, endurance rhymes, and non-activity sing-song rhymes. Project was created for an English 392 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1975.
Dates: Other: 1975

A collection of angelic experiences / Holly Olsen, 2003 April 3

 Item — Box 277: [Barcode: 31197233255238]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2762
Scope and Contents note Collection of stories about angelic experiences. All of the informants are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Olsen asserts that each of the experiences is very personal and very real. She reveres each of the stories as sacred and should be treated as such. Olsen makes note of common themes found with the narrations. Created by Holly Olsen while he was enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 class during the winter semester of 2003.
Dates: Other: 2003 April 3

A collection of children's folklore / by Linon Daems, 1969

 Item — Box 22: [Barcode: 31197233253258]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 212
Scope and Contents note Daems collected children's folklore from the songs they sing and the games they play. Included are song lyrics that rhyme, mock, or are just fun, rhymes and retorts that insult, spell or are fun, and games played both in a party situation or just a group setting. Project was created for an English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1969.
Dates: Other: 1969

A collection of children's humor / Judi McConkie, 1969

 File — Box 31: [Barcode: 31197233253324]
Identifier: FA 1 File 308
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Judi McConkie for her Summer 1969 English 391 class. About the humor of children in remedial summer reading classes. Contains a cover essay, list of informants, and the children's items. Items include riddles such as Why is a Cook Mean? What does a Ghost Drink? the Difference between a hill and a pill? many more riddles, and off-color jokes like What did the Burp say to the Other Burp? and others, jokes such as the three tortoises, the lion's claw, the rabbit in the...
Dates: 1969

A collection of computer lore / Casey Allen, 1987

 File — Box 75: [Barcode: 31197233253811]
Identifier: FA 1 File 748
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Casey P. Allen for his Folklore 391 class. About folklore of computer users in the 80s, including pranks and the stories of those knowledgeable about computers. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, list of informants, and informant items. Items include lack of knowledge stories, pranks, system crashes, and miscellaneous items.
Dates: 1987

A collection of dormitory pranks / Susan Brady, 1975

 Item — Box 18: [Barcode: 31197233253233]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 173
Scope and Contents note Brady collected a series of pranks played on individuals while staying in college dorms. Includes bathroom pranks, bed pranks, car pranks, door pranks, food pranks, pranks intended to frighten, letter pranks, phone pranks, traditional pranks and prank wars. Project was created for an English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1975.
Dates: Other: 1975

A collection of epitaphs / C. Janean McPolin, 1969

 File — Box 32: [Barcode: 31197233253332]
Identifier: FA 1 File 313
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student C. Janean McPolin for his/her Fall 1969 English 391 class. A collection of epitaphs from Provo, Heber, and Springville in Utah. Contains a cover essay and collected epitaphs. Genres of epitaphs include those lauding the virtue of the dead, epitaphs spoken by voices from the dust, grief and sadness, peace and rest, afterlife, hope of an afterlife, and hope of a glorious resurrection.
Dates: 1969

A collection of epitaphs / Elaine Dalton, 1969

 Item — Box 22: [Barcode: 31197233253258]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 213
Scope and Contents note Dalton decided that her long interest in epitaphs and tombstones would be worth an investigation for a folklore course. She included the text of the epitaph and, for many of the tombstones, images of the grave marker; she divided the kinds of epitaphs in the following categories philosophies, brief candles, memento mori, sermons on stone, tribute to dead, and victims of chance and circumstance. Project was created for an English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1969.
Dates: Other: 1969

A collection of ethnic folk jokes: black, Mexican, and Pollock / Robin Branham, 1985

 File — Box 68: [Barcode: 31197233253787]
Identifier: FA 1 File 679
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Robin Branham for her Fall 1985 English 391 class. A collection of various ethnic jokes, mostly about Mexicans, black people, and Pollocks. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, list of informants, and informant items. Items include black jokes, Mexican jokes, and Pollock jokes.
Dates: 1985