Collection of human condition legends
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: FA 4
Scope and Contents
Contains legends about various aspects of the human condition. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University and Utah State University from 1960 to 2007. 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.
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 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.
12 boxes (6 linear ft.)
Arranged in fifteen series: 1. Collection of legends on wars. 2. Collection of legends on ethnic or religious encounters. 3. Collection of legends on misconceptions of a specific group. 4. Collection of legends on slavery. 5. Collection of legends on migration. 6. Collection of legends on poverty and wealth. 7. Collection of legends on money, treasure, and the law. 8. Collection of legends on occupation or avocation. 9. Collection of legends on courtship or marriage. 10. Collection of legends on family. 11. Collection of legends on polygamy. 12. Collection of legends on animals, nature, and weather. 13. Collection of legends on sickness. 14. Collection of legends on human traits. 15. Collection of legends on local or family characters.
Donated by various folklore students between 1960-2007.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Various folklore students; 1960-2007.ac
The folklore of university students, families, religious life, Polynesia and the Intermountain West (William A. Wilson Folklore Archives collection development policy IV.a.i.4, October 2009.)
0.08 linear feet per year.
Processed; August 2012.
- Register of the Collection of human condition legends
- Kristi Young and Claire Sorensen
- 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.