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Mormon Church -- Folklore

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4450 Collections and/or Records:

A comparison of version of family stories / Carolyn Ellsworth, 1976

 Item — Box 23: [Barcode: 31197233253134]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 226
Scope and Contents note Ellsworth collected family stories from different sources to see how and why the different narrations changed through the telling. Included are three separate viewpoints on three different stories; the stories are titled "Voice from Hill Cumorah," "Heavenly messenger takes baby," and "Mary's mistake." Project was created for an English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1976.
Dates: Other: 1976

A correlation of Indian legends and L.D.S. church teachings / by Thomas L. Howard and Kathy Bateman, 1971 January 6

 Item — Box 16: [Barcode: 31197233253225]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 156
Scope and Contents note Collection of Native American stories that correlate with Mormon teaching. Included are specific similarities to Mormon culture, stories related to the return of a white God, the building of a temple, the powers of medicine men, and three Nephite stories. Created for Brigham Young University's English 391 course taught by Dr. Wilson on January 6, 1971.
Dates: Other: 1971 January 6

A crazy elder's animal escapades : a collection of Mormon missionary stories / by Carlee Weller, 2009 December 10

 Item — Box 458: [Barcode: 31197233257382]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4573
Scope and Contents note Collection of stories about a missionary's experiences with animals. Includes stories of Nathan Weller's mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his encounters with odd food, close encounters with exotic animals, and trying to show off unique creatures. Created for Dr. Eliason's English 391 taught at Brigham Young University, Fall, 2009.
Dates: Other: 2009 December 10

A cure for the hiccup / Scott Lowe, 1985

 File — Box 58: [Barcode: 31197233253530]
Identifier: FA 1 File 575
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Scott Lowe for his Winter 1985 English 392 class. About many folk medicine cures for the hiccups. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, list of informants, and informant items. Items include the gesture cure to hiccups, antidotes as a cure for hiccups, to rhyme away the pain and more.
Dates: 1985

A Danish Christmas : a collection of Danish Christmas Folklore / by Jessica M. Hales, 2002

 Item — Box 244: [Barcode: 31197233254843]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2432
Scope and Contents note Hales discusses her family's Christmas traditions in light of their Danish heritage. She describes various advent calendars, decorations, and food used to celebrate the month before Christmas. She also discusses the traditions surrounding the actual Christmas day that her mother experienced while growing up in Denmark. The projected written for Dr. Thursby's English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University during the winter semester 2002.
Dates: Other: 2002

A day in Dad's shed : a lifetime of memories / Abraham Knell, 2000

 Item — Box 238: [Barcode: 31197233254785]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2376
Scope and Contents note Knell writes about family narratives relating to his father. Includes stories of faith, of injury and of celebration. The project was collected after Lee Campbell Knell had a terrible stroke. His family not knowing how much time he had left to live took the opportunity to share memories and love of their father, brother, and husband. The project was created for Dr. Rudy's English 392 course during winter semester 2000 at Brigham Young University.
Dates: Other: 2000

A day which will live in infamy : September 11th internet folklore / Shelley Aagard, 2001

 Item — Box 275: [Barcode: 31197233255139]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2746
Scope and Contents note Collection of emails containing commentary on the 9/11 attacks. Some of the emails are comical and some emotionally touching. Aagard mentions the recent development of internet lore and how email is used to spread information and opinions quickly and to masses. Aagard suggests, in relation to the comical emails, that often humans use comedy as a coping mechanism. Created by Shelley Aagard while she was enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 class during the fall semester of 2001.
Dates: Other: 2001

A deeper look at the apparently simple : folk games / Drew Barretto, 2011

 Item — Box 474
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4732
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Drew Barretto about the folklore of games that Americans play and their importance in filling people's lives. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, and informant's interviews. Interviews include gameplay of an elimination game called Bang!, Bippity Bop, Bow to your Sensei, Who's Dead, and more. Created for her Winter 2011 English 391 class (Introduction to Folklore) for Dr. Eliason.
Dates: 2011

A dental Barmitzvah : wisdom teethlore / Natalie Tripp, 2009

 Item — Box 457: [Barcode: 31197233257259]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4566
Scope and Contents note Collection of stories involving wisdom teeth extraction. Includes embarrassing stories from the painkillers, expressions of pain and difficulty recovering, and variations of what would seem to be a routine procedure. Created for Dr. Eliason's English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University, Fall 2009.
Dates: Other: 2009

A dream song / Geraldine Avant, 1967 December

Identifier: FA 2 Series 6 Item
Scope and Contents note Report by Geraldine Avant, who collected information from Jeffery O. Johnson. Story recounts how a woman has a dream prefiguring a meeting in which John Taylor speaks. When it takes place, she is able to sing the opening song from the memory of her dream, and sing the closing song in tongues. This leads to immediate conversion, baptism, and more speaking in tongues after confirmation.
Dates: Other: 1967 December