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Naturally pregnant : moms and babies going back to the basics / Brittney Elise Byington, 2008

 Item — Box: 447
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4461
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of the lore surrounding "organic pregnancy", or the preference of some women to have a "natural" childbirthing process. The analysis gives context through historical and technological advances that have decreased infant mortality rate, and notes that in spite of these advances, some women opt for a natural childbirth experience without some of the medical helps. Reasons include economic factors, concern for the environment and organic food interests, and a return to...
Dates: Other: 2008

How do I woo a (Mormon) woman? : BYU females' favorite first dates / Kara Candland, 2008

 Item — Box: 447
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4462
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of stories about BYU female students' first dates. The analysis discusses how first dates at BYU can be an awkward experience, and compares the BYU dating patterns to those in America. According to the informants, the collector notes four findings to make first dates more enjoyable: knowing the date's general background and interests, pick an appropriate activity, becoming a master of conversation, and relaxing. Collected items include the following dates: cool jeep...
Dates: Other: 2008

A blink in the history of Jerry Peck / Courtney Peck, 2008 April

 Item — Box: 447
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4463
Scope and Contents note This project is a life history of the collector's grandfather, Jerry Peck. The analysis discusses how the life of Jerry Peck coincides with the American experience. Discusses the following experiences of Jerry Peck: serving in the Korean War, leaving family, his jobs, and an accident that happened to his leg. Includes an 11 page transcribed interview with Jerry Peck. Collected by Courtney Peck, Dr. Rudy's ENGL 392 class, Winter 2008
Dates: Other: 2008 April

Good day, sunshine! : an examination of best and worst days / Ruth Jensen, 2008

 Item — Box: 447
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4464
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of personal narratives about people's best and worst days. The analysis discusses common elements found in best and worst days as collected by the informants. Bad days were often characterized by bad choices of the informant, or bad luck. Good days were characterized by pleasant surprises or marriage proposals. Items collected include father losing his job, coming home the wrong way from school, missing the bus, drunken roommate activities, peeing in the radiator at...
Dates: Other: 2008

The sleeping lady : a look at group identity in south-central Alaska / Emeline Schwicht Gardner, 2008

 Item — Box: 447
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4465
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of individual's beliefs about the telling of a story called "The Sleeping Lady" and whether or not it is an authentic Native Alaskan story. "The Sleeping Lady" tells of a race of giants in Alaska and how the mountains are the race of people sleeping, to awake when the ways of war are over. The collector discusses the story and how some people believe the story has its roots in Native American culture, while others believe it to be invented by the author. Topics of...
Dates: Other: 2008

The newlywed game : adjusting to married life / Janie B. Sandberg, 2008

 Item — Box: 447
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4466
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of people's adjustment process to being married. The analysis discusses the prevalence of newlywed folklore. Topics include the adjustment to the following aspects of married life: living together, sleeping together, noisy neighbors, working together, and tying it all together. Items collected from BYU students, and include stories about clogging the toilet on a honeymoon, noisy neighbors, fighting for the covers, and several others. Collected by Janie B. Sandberg,...
Dates: Other: 2008

Make-up or mask? : the real reasons women wear make-up / Allyse Pixton, 2009 June

 Item — Box: 447
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4467
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of women's personal reasons why they choose to wear make-up. The analysis discusses the process of applying make-up as a performed ritual activity. Also discusses why some people believe that wearing make-up is a sign of low self-esteem, such as for conformity, to cover up insecurities, or to impress others. Also discusses the positive reasons for wearing make-up such as expressing themselves creatively, enhancing natural beauty, and because of the positive feeling...
Dates: Other: 2009 June

Ready, set splash : pool games of days gone past / Megan Nelson, 2009

 Item — Box: 447
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4468
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of pool games that were played by the informants when they were children. The analysis discusses the central focus that a swimming pool often is in the summer lives of children. Also talks about the role of imagination and creativity in children's lives. Claims that while some objects, like spoons, could serve creative purposes in pool games, formal pool toys limited creativity and were rarely used in creative play. Also claims that gender and competition were...
Dates: Other: 2009

Santa is not coming to town : an investigation from believer to nonbeliever / Crystal Bush, 2009

 Item — Box: 447
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4469
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of people's experiences about learning that Santa Claus is not real. The analysis claims that learning the truth about Santa Claus is a rite of passage. Discusses how Santa Claus became an American icon and integral part of the American Christmas. Also discusses the role that Santa Claus plays in a child's development, and the transitioning from believer to non-believer. Items collected include personal narratives about learning about Santa, talks with parents,...
Dates: Other: 2009

The best of breeds? : reflections on Pembroke Welsh Corgis, professional breeders, and why we love them / Kay McIntosh, 2009 June

 Item — Box: 447
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4470
Scope and Contents note This project discusses the Pembroke Welsh Corgis breed of dog and people's thoughts and feelings on things like what makes them a good breed of dog. The analysis discusses the collector's own experience with Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Also discusses the legends about the dog's origins, and the different characteristics that make some individuals believe they are the best breed of dog. Also discusses "backyard breeding" which the collector compares to irresponsibility. Items come from breeders,...
Dates: Other: 2009 June