Skip to main content

Mormon Church -- Folklore

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4450 Collections and/or Records:

"You want me to tell you what?" : unknown heroines in traditional stories / Haley Evans, 2010

 Item — Box 465: [Barcode: 31197233609582]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4648
Scope and Contents Evans collected fairytales with strong female heroines. Included are an analysis of women's role in fairytales, and transcriptions of several traditional stories from around the world. The project was written for an English 391 class taught by Dr. Jill Rudy in 2010 at Brigham Young University.
Dates: 2010

"You won't believe what he did" : bad date stories and the similarities between genderations / Marja-Liisa Decker, 2007

 Item — Box 453: [Barcode: 31197233257234]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4524
Scope and Contents note Collection of stories involving uncomfortable dates. Includes stories about awkward situations on dates, situations where the date himself was too forward or awkward to allow the date to be enjoyable, and stories about blind dates going poorly. Created for Dr. Rudy's English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University, Fall 2007.
Dates: Other: 2007

Young boy's jokes / Rachel Pery Low, 1995

 Item — Box 121: [Barcode: 31197233254108]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1202
Scope and Contents Rachel Pery Low collected personal narratives of jokes that little boys tell. Included are jokes about animals, Knock Knock jokes, and miscellaneous jokes. Project was written for an English 392 class taught at Brigham Young University during Winter semester 1995.
Dates: 1995

Your huddled masses yearning to breath free / Phyllis Summers, 1981

 File — Box 64: [Barcode: 31197233253647]
Identifier: FA 1 File 638
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Phyllis Summers for her Fall 1981 English 391 class. About the Indo-Chinese refugees and their culture, and relationship with American sponsors. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, list of informants, and informant items. Items include the myth and folk tales of the refugees, refugee traditions, refugee humor, arts and crafts, church refugee relationship, sponsor refuge relationships, and more.
Dates: 1981

Your mom's face melted off--no really, it did : the function of folklore in my family, 2007

 Item — Box 451: [Barcode: 31197233257192]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4510
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of folklore from the collector's family. The analysis discusses how folklore strengthens the identity of family members as well as providing knowledge. Stories collected are primarily about the collector's mother. The collector divides the collected items into two main categories: accidents and crazy things the collector's mother has done. Also, the items center around two main events in the family: a face burn and "torticullus." Also contains some printed photos of...
Dates: Other: 2007

You're having a baby : pregnancy myths, beliefs and superstitions / Melissa A. Anderson, 2002

 Item — Box 282: [Barcode: 31197233255147]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2817
Scope and Contents note Anderson searched for patterns in the advice she collected about pregnancy and childbirth. Explains how shared experience in the form of stories and advice provides a link between generations and members of the folk group. Discusses how beliefs, myths, and superstitions create a sense of control and a method of coping with discomfort. Describes beliefs concerning pain and nausea, inducing labor, gender divination, and general beliefs. Created by Melissa A. Anderson while enrolled in Jill Terry...
Dates: Other: 2002

You're invited to a bridal shower! / Rebecca R. Maxfield, 2007 March 30

 Item — Box 405: [Barcode: 31197233256764]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4049
Scope and Contents note Item is a collection of stories about bridal showers. Includes stories from many women and what they remember from their bridal showers, what advise they found most useful, and what aspects they were most touched by. Created for Dr. Rudy's English 392 course taught at Brigham Young University during the Winter Semester 2007.
Dates: Other: 2007 March 30

Youth camp pranks / Lisa Fiso, 2002 April 16

 Item — Box 353: [Barcode: 31197233255329]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 3529
Scope and Contents note Fiso presents a collection of camping pranks to entertain the reader, but also to represent the mischievous nature of young men and young women. Fiso explores common reasons behind pranks, including the group mentality and new comer initiations. Created by Lisa Fiso while enrolled in English 3091 class during winter semester of 2002.
Dates: Other: 2002 April 16

You've got to pay your dues : a look at the folklore of musicians / Elaine Thatcher, 1980

 Item — Box 12: [Barcode: 31197233253084]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 120
Scope and Contents note Collection of traditions and practices of professional musicians. Includes getting ready traditions, superstitions, and rules of conduct. Created for Utah State University's Fife Conference, Summer, 1980.
Dates: Other: 1980

Zeyer family folklore / Kara Turner Matsuda, 2002

 Item — Box 326: [Barcode: 31197233255790]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 3260
Scope and Contents note Matsuda studies folklore stemming from her maternal grandfather and his farm in Idaho. She emphasizes the important role that the farm and stories relating to it play in her own family's history and folklore. Matsuda discusses personal narratives told by her family regarding their grandfather Alfred "Tad" Zeyer and how each story fits into a greater framework of family folklore. Created by Kara Turner Matsuda when she was enrolled in Jacqueline Thursby's English 391 class in winter 2002.
Dates: Other: 2002