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Collection of material lore

Identifier: FA 016

Scope and Contents

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 1967 to 2020.

Digital collections (2015-2020) can be accessed at Digital collections are organized at collection rather than series level.


  • 1967-2020

Conditions Governing Access

Access restricted for those without release forms.

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


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in six series: 1. Collection of family material lore, 1980-2019. 2. Collection of landscape material lore, 1970-2018. 3. Collection of occupational material lore, 1973-2011. 4. Collection of personal material lore, 1967-2018. 5. Collection of religious material lore, 1975-2019. 6. Collection of foodways material lore, 1970-2018.

Digital collections (2015-2020) can be accessed at Digital collections are organized at collection rather than series level.

Custodial History

Personal narratives in the collection were generally collected from informants by students in Brigham Young University folklore classes. These narratives were submitted for class, then submitted to the William A. Wilson Folklore Archives at Brigham Young University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Various folklore students; 1967-2017


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

Processing Information

Updated; Jayna Gottenbos for Ryan Lee, curator; 2018.

Register of the Collection of material lore
Jayna Gottenbos
2018 September 24
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