Mormon Church -- Folklore
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 4450 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box 84: [Barcode: 31197233253845]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 836
Scope and Contents Dianne Tollestrup collected personal narratives from Mr. William Oral Pendleton. Included are stories of raising livestock, working to improve land and property, and pioneer activities. Project was written for Dr. Cheney's English 367 class taught at Brigham Young University in May 1972.
A collection of folklore among some American Fork Junior High language arts students / Sherry Sondrup, 1970
File — Box 40: [Barcode: 31197233253415]
Identifier: FA 1 File 395
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Sherry Sondrup for her Fall 1974 English 391 class. About junior high students' folktales and superstitions. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, list of informants, and informants items. Items include superstitions like Ways to Prevent Bad Luck, To Do or Not To Do, Beliefs, and legends or fakelore such as Paul Bunyan stories, Daedalus, Hephaestus, historical legends and fables.
Item — Box 402: [Barcode: 31197233256806]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4011
Scope and Contents note Item is a collection of lullabies. Includes romantic lullabies, religious lullabies, and educational tunes remembered from the author's childhood. Created for Dr. Thursby's English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University during Winter 2007.
Dates: Other: 2007 April 9
Item — Box 91: [Barcode: 31197233253910]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 905
Scope and Contents Merilynne Rich collected personal narratives about missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Included are stories of supernatural experiences, healings, premonitions and prophecies, requesting of the missionaries, humorous experiences, experiences with other ministers, poems and other writings, jokes and sayings, mission songs, and miscellaneous stories. Project was written for an English class in 1961.
File — Box 31: [Barcode: 31197233253324]
Identifier: FA 1 File 305
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student David G. McLellan for his Winter 1976 English 392 class. A collection of missionary stories from David E. Summers, who served in Illinois. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, informant abstract and informant stories. Stories include initiation rites such as a "phony" transfer, the numbered prayers, the jealous husband, famous missionaries that included Peter James and Curly, elders who participated in a race and got in trouble, two Elders who tried to see...
File — Box 35: [Barcode: 31197233253365]
Identifier: FA 1 File 346
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Elaine Peterson for her 1972 English 367 class. About the unauthorized trip stories and their prevalence among missionaries and why that is. Contains a cover essay, list of informants, and informant items. Items include unauthorized trips from many different missions throughout the United States and various other missions including Australia, the Netherlands, and Argentina.
File — Box 32: [Barcode: 31197233253332]
Identifier: FA 1 File 319
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Molly Miller for her Summer 1977 English 520R class. About the wide range of missionary stories and the common ties between them. Contains a cover essay, an autobiographical sketch, informant abstracts, and informant items. Items include stories about initiation pranks such as a cracker for dinner, fake beer, and the rigors of missionary life such as skipping out to go to events, remarkable spiritual events such as the escape from the snow-plow, the sleeping driver, and...
File — Box 71: [Barcode: 31197233253753]
Identifier: FA 1 File 703
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Margie McRae for her Spring 1969 English 391 class. A collection of ethnic Pollack jokes. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, list of informants, and informant items. Items include various Pollack jokes, such as about their intelligence, physical inadequacy and more.
Item — Box 17: [Barcode: 31197233253100]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 161
Scope and Contents note Project about political jokes and stories of political misdeeds. Includes stories about dishonest politicians, jokes about character weaknesses of various politicians, party policy and reputation, play on the politician's name, and jokes about politics in general. Project created for Brigham Young University's English 391 course in the Fall semester, 1972.
Dates: Other: 1972
Item — Box 160: [Barcode: 31197233256400]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1591
Scope and Contents note Kelley collected rhymes and stories told by his grandmother, Dora Faddis Young. Included are little songs, rhymes, and stories used to entertain children. The project was collected for Dr. Thursby's English 391 class taught at Brigham Young University in 1997.
Dates: Other: 1997