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Collection of material lore, 1976-2013

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: FA 16

Scope and Contents note

Contains descriptions of various material lore, including crafts, recipes, items of clothing, and landscapes. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1970 to 1998, and 1944. Most of the items are typewritten, but a few of the older items are handwritten. Many of the items contain a description of how, when, and where they were collected as well as explanations of social and cultural contexts.


  • 1944
  • 1970-1998

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Wilson Folklore Archives must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)



Arrangement note

Arranged in six series: 1. Collection of family material lore. 2. Collection of landscape material lore. 3. Collection of occupational material lore. 4. Collection of personal material lore. 5. Collection of religious material lore. 6. Collection of foodways material lore.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Various folklore students; 1960-2007

Appraisal note

Student generated folklore (William A. Wilson Folklore Archives Collection Development Policy, 2009; IV, a, i , 4).

Accruals note

Additional descriptions are added to the collection annually, at a rate of approximately 0.08 linear feet per year.
Register of the Collection of material lore
Kristi Young
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States