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Mormon Church -- Folklore

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4450 Collections and/or Records:

A familial history, World War II / Abraham Lloyd Hanson, 2005 April 11

 Item — Box 304: [Barcode: 31197233255600]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 3037
Scope and Contents note Hanson records of the experiences of both of his grandfathers while they were in the armed forces during World War II. He includes personal experiences of Lowell Odell Nutting, who served in the European theater of the war as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Air Corps. Hanson mentions Nutting's service at Normandy on D-day, his work as a secret glider spy, and his receipt of the purple heart, among other awards. Hanson also describes the experiences of Lloyd Hanson, who served in the Pacific...
Dates: Other: 2005 April 11

A families childhood games / Beth McEuen, 2001

 Item — Box 278: [Barcode: 31197233255220]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2779
Scope and Contents note McEuen discusses the childhood games of the McEuen and Cahow children, who were cousins growing up together in California. Although these cousins are all adults now, they remember their childhood games fondly. Describes the rules of child's play and how different roles are given in games. Explains how each person remembers different aspects because of their age and gender. Created by Beth McEuen while enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 class during fall semester of 2001 at Brigham Young...
Dates: Other: 2001

A family study of Kentucky folk speech / Cris Richardson, 1997

 Item — Box 151: [Barcode: 31197233609541]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1707 1508?
Scope and Contents note Richardson collected folk speech phrases used by her family from Kentucky. Included are quirky descriptive phrases, references to traditional foods, and allusions to the family's humble past. The project was collected for an English 391 class taught at Brigham Young University in 1997.
Dates: Other: 1997

A family tradition in the car : do you want to play the license plate game / Emily Garbett, 2000

 Item — Box 241: [Barcode: 31197233254835]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2408
Scope and Contents note Garbett writes about games families play in the car to pass the time. Includes stories involving games using the alphabet, using the scenery the car is passing, license plate sightings. Created for the English 391 course at Brigham Young University in fall semester of 2000.
Dates: Other: 2000

A family trek : Utah Mormon family customs on Pioneer Day / Amy Carpenter, 2003

 Item — Box 270: [Barcode: 31197233255188]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2699
Scope and Contents note Explores various family traditions associated with the celebration of Pioneer Day (July 24th) in Utah. Explains the importance of families in the belief of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which many Utah families are members of. Describes how family customs promote family unity. Mentions community involvement in the celebration of Pioneer Day. Asserts that the reason most families celebrate the holiday is not religious loyalty or to study the pioneers as much as it is to bring...
Dates: Other: 2003

A fascination collection : ouija board focus / Linda Lee Brown, 1968

 Item — Box 85: [Barcode: 31197233253977]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 842
Scope and Contents Linda Lee Brown collected personal narratives about ouija boards.Included are stories about ouija boards that stopped working when a Priesthood holder was present, girls getting locked inside a room by an invisible force that prevented anyone from getting in or out, and a ouija board that correctly that a girl would kill herself. Project was written for Dr. Cheney's English 367 class taught at Brigham Young University in 1968.
Dates: 1968

A feast of family Thanksgiving recipes / Janelle Weber, 1999

 Item — Box 431: [Barcode: 31197233257010]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4304
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of family Thanksgiving recipes. The collector comments on her love of cooking, and the central role that meals and food preparation have on Thanksgiving. Family recipes include pies, vegetables, Jello, drinks, stuffing, dips/sauces, turkey, rolls, and desserts. Collected by Janelle Weber, Professor Rudy's ENGL 495 class, Winter 1999.
Dates: Other: 1999

A firefighter's folklore / Kathryn Pfister, 2001

 Item — Box 243: [Barcode: 31197233254850]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2421
Scope and Contents note Pfister collected stories of her father's work in the San Diego, California fire department. Included are stories of successful rescues, injuries to firefighters, pranks the firefighters pull on each other and tragic stories of bodies found after a fire. Created during Dr. Eliason's English 392 course taught at Brigham Young University during winter semester 2001.
Dates: Other: 2001

A fly in holy ointment : an analysis of the trickster's role / Becky Tanner, 1998

 Item — Box 251: [Barcode: 31197233255006]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2503
Scope and Contents note Tanner does a comparison between her great uncle, Ned Winder, and J. Golden Kimball, a prominent figure in the Mormon Church. Both characters hold similar reputations for their humor, off-colored language, and love for the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Created by Becky Tanner when she was enrolled in Jill Terry Rudy's English 391 class in Fall 1998.
Dates: Other: 1998

A focus on engagement / Michael F. Thomson, 1997

 Item — Box 146: [Barcode: 31197233256103]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1459
Scope and Contents note Thomson collected stories of engagements and proposals. Included are stories of a man proposing in the mountains by a pond, a man who made a resume for his future wife and her father, and a man who gave the ring box to a mall Santa Clause and made his girlfriend sit on his lap and say she'd been a good girl all year. The project was written for Dr. Rudy's English 392 class taught at Brigham Young University in 1997.
Dates: Other: 1997