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Religious articles -- Folklore

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Found in 270 Collections and/or Records:

Comforting blessing / Wendy Lee Johnson, 1967

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 6 Item 1.6.1.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Wendy Lee Johnson, who collected information from David Henry, who had a written account by his great-aunt regarding an ancestor. Story recounts how disappointed by a delay in her emigration, she attends a meeting where speaking in tongues is interpreted as a blessing on her.
Dates: Other: 1967

Controlling the elements / Deborah Morris, 1984 March 8

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Item 1.3.2.24.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Utah State University honors student Deborah Morris, who collected information from Geraldine Nelson. Story recounts how Jacob Hamblin promises the Indians that there will be enough water for them and white settlers both, and has no more than knelt to pray when events assure him that it will be so.
Dates: Other: 1984 March 8

Cornstarch testimony / Melissa Law, 1995 October 17

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Identifier: FA 16 Series 5 Item 5.1.8.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Melissa Law submitted information. Cornstarch and water form a mixture with unusual properties, used to illustrate the nature of spiritual conviction.
Dates: Other: 1995 October 17

Craig William Oler untitled legend about a bear, 1983

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.3.1.24.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Craig William Oler, who collected information from Liz Oler. Story recounts how a man threatened by a bear sends it away by Priesthood authority.
Dates: Other: 1983

Cricket story / Diana Martin, undated

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Item 1.3.2.16.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Diana Martin, who collected information from the journal of A. J. Allen. 1847 setting. Story recounts how seagulls repeatedly eat and vomit crickets, saving a new crop of wheat.
Dates: Other: undated

CTR rings / LeeAnn Ashton, 1997 January 23

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Identifier: FA 16 Series 5 Item 5.1.1.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student LeeAnn Ashton about how a ring bears a shield with the letters CTR, for Choose The Right. Initially used on simple inexpensive rings for children, now also seen on jewelry for adults, adapted to foreign languages, etc.
Dates: Other: 1997 January 23

De Funta Koray / Leslie Bonsteel, 1987 September 24

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Identifier: FA 2 Item 1.0.14.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Leslie Bonsteel, who heard the story from Evan Smith, who learned it while serving an LDS mission in Argentina. In the story a woman sets out on foot to find her soldier husband, but dies of thirst in the desert. Her baby survives by nursing from her corpse. Her grave becomes a shrine where bottles of water may be offered for favors.
Dates: Other: 1987 September 24

Dead girl returns to life / Marianne Reamey, 1972

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Item 1.5.0.3.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Marianne Reamey, who heard the story one or two years before recording. Story recounts how a girl is raised from the dead by a blessing after a car accident, and reports meeting her late grandfather there.
Dates: Other: 1972

Death in the mine / Barbra Fletcher, 1970 September

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.3.1.20.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Barbra Fletcher, who collected information from Jane Hopkinson. The story comes from Jane's father's diary, entry dated 1934, documenting events in 1920. Story recounts how he prays before he and another man pass out, in danger of suffocation from a mine fire. Two others inexplicably feel compelled to go to the spot and rescue them.
Dates: Other: 1970 September

Death / Patsy Hendrickson, undated

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Identifier: FA 2 Item 1.0.1.1
Scope and Contents Report by Brigham Young University student Patsy Hendrickson, who collected information from a pioneer journal written by Mary Brown, wife of Zera Pulsipher. This report details how a sick woman sees light above bed on two successive days. She identifies it as a light to help her pass through the shadow of death, and dies.
Dates: Other: undated