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Collection of supernatural religious legends

 Collection — Box: 53
Identifier: FA 2

Scope and Contents

Collection contains fieldwork reports of legends on religious themes, often with cultural and historical connections to Mormonism. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1954 to 2013. 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.


  • 1954-2013

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at


53 boxes (13 linear ft.)




Arranged in eleven series: 1. Collection of appearances and manifestations of supernatural beings and revenants, 1958-2002. 2. Collection of legends about unsolicited divine intervention, 1958-2009. 3. Collection of legends about solicited divine intervention, 1960-2000. 4. Collection of punishments, curses, and afflictions, 1965-2011. 5. Collection of out-of-body experiences, 1956-1984, 2001 January 22. 6. Collection of instances of glossolalia, 1961-1967. 7. Collection of premonitions, dreams, and visions, 1959-1999. 8. Collection of forecasts and prophecies, 1961-2013. 9. Collection of legends about religious buildings or objects, 1962-2007. 10. Collection of legends about patriarchal blessings, 1975, 1984, 1995-2000. 11. Collection of saints' legends, 1971-2002.

Custodial History

Donated by various folklore students from 1960 to 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Various folklore students; 1960-2007.


Area of specialization is student generated folklore IV, a, i, 4


0.08 linear feet added to the collection per year.

Processing Information

Processed in 2010 and 2012.
Register of the Collection of supernatural religious legends
Kristi Bell
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