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College students' writings

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6000 Collections and/or Records:

$100,000 dog / Pamela Lewis, 1972 February 24

 Item
Identifier: FA 5 Item 4.13.3.2.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Pamela Lewis, who heard the story in a religion class. Brother Monson speaks on setting high goals. Only a boy seems to be listening, and he seems to have taken the talk a little too seriously.

1137sp34k is for noobs : gamer lingo and social status in the MMO community / Andrew Moore, 2007 November 20

 Item — Box 452: [31197233257218]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4514
Scope and Contents note Collection of lingo from the online gaming community. Includes the use of acronyms and how the use of various kinds of language relates to a gamer's status. Created for Dr. Rudy's English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University, Fall 2007.

1600's legend / Andrew Myers, 1996 August 8

 Item
Identifier: FA 5 Item 4.2.12.1.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Andrew Myers, who collected information from Beck Locey. Sir Francis Bacon dies trying to stuff a chicken with snow to preserve it.

30 ft. men / Jan Tueller, 1974 September 21

 Item
Identifier: FA 3 Series 5 Sub-Series 4 Item 2.5.4.2.1
Scope and Contents Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Jan Tueller, who collected information from Win Lowman. A man and woman on a date in the Ozarks see a giant man, and follow his trail through the woods.

500 B.C. legend / Andrew Myers, 1998

 Item
Identifier: FA 5 Item 4.1.2.1.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Andrew Myers, who heard the legend from Chris Fry nearly a year before recording. Aeschylus is killed when an eagle drops a tortoise on his head.

$.75 for the missionaries / Shirley Snell, 1971 August 8

 Item
Identifier: FA 5 Item 4.11.2.6.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Shirley Snell, who heard the story from a male speaker in church. J. Golden Kimball asks Church members first whether they would give their lives for it, then whether they would give seventy-five cents.

802, what's your twenty : storytelling at the Wilkinson Center / Karen Elizabeth Porter, 2008

 Item — Box 448: [31197233257184]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4480
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of stories told by the Wilkinson Center Building custodial crew at BYU. The analysis describes the collection as a contribution to occupational folklore, and comments on the specific language of the custodial workers, group stories, humor, pranks, and work parties. The items collected include stories told about the Wilkinson Center, including: Mixing Table Carts at EFY, The Orange Elevator, Janae of the Ladder, Punching-fest, and several others. Also includes...

A baby grows up / Phillip Ray, 1991

 Item — Box 96: [31197233253860]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 958
Scope and Contents Phillip Ray collected personal narratives of the creation, growth, and development of the Covey Leadership Center. Included are stories of the Center's beginnings, early years, and eventual success. Project was written for an English 392 class taught at Brigham Young University during Winter semester 1991.

A beauty or a beast : blind date narratives / Jacquelyn Higley, 2004

 Item — Box 280: [31197233255246]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2800
Scope and Contents note Higley explores blind date stories, looking for patterns to explain why so many blind dates go badly and why people go on them. Some of the major problems in blind dates are people wanting to be too friendly, lack of good qualities in the other person, and having nothing in common. Discusses some cases where blind dates led to a second date, and rare cases that led to friendship or marriage. Created by Jacquelyn Higley while enrolled in Kristi A. Bell's English 391 class during winter semester...

A bishop rebukes a fire in early days / Ken Jacobs, undated

 Item
Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.3.1.13.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Ken Jacobs, who collected information from Mrs. Rex Jacobs, who received it from her great aunt, Mary Jacobs Howard, who received a written account from a witness. Set in Salt Lake Valley, August 1898. Story recounts how four farms are in grave danger from a wildfire until a bishop rebukes it with upraised arms.