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Mormon Church -- Folklore

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4644 Collections and/or Records:

802, what's your twenty : storytelling at the Wilkinson Center / Karen Elizabeth Porter, 2008

 Item — Box 448: [Barcode: 31197233257184]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4480
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of stories told by the Wilkinson Center Building custodial crew at BYU. The analysis describes the collection as a contribution to occupational folklore, and comments on the specific language of the custodial workers, group stories, humor, pranks, and work parties. The items collected include stories told about the Wilkinson Center, including: Mixing Table Carts at EFY, The Orange Elevator, Janae of the Ladder, Punching-fest, and several others. Also includes...
Dates: Other: 2008

1137sp34k is for noobs : gamer lingo and social status in the MMO community / Andrew Moore, 2007 November 20

 Item — Box 452: [Barcode: 31197233257218]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4514
Scope and Contents note Collection of lingo from the online gaming community. Includes the use of acronyms and how the use of various kinds of language relates to a gamer's status. Created for Dr. Rudy's English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University, Fall 2007.
Dates: Other: 2007 November 20

A baby grows up / Phillip Ray, 1991

 Item — Box 96: [Barcode: 31197233253860]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 958
Scope and Contents Phillip Ray collected personal narratives of the creation, growth, and development of the Covey Leadership Center. Included are stories of the Center's beginnings, early years, and eventual success. Project was written for an English 392 class taught at Brigham Young University during Winter semester 1991.
Dates: 1991

A beauty or a beast : blind date narratives / Jacquelyn Higley, 2004

 Item — Box 280: [Barcode: 31197233255246]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2800
Scope and Contents note Higley explores blind date stories, looking for patterns to explain why so many blind dates go badly and why people go on them. Some of the major problems in blind dates are people wanting to be too friendly, lack of good qualities in the other person, and having nothing in common. Discusses some cases where blind dates led to a second date, and rare cases that led to friendship or marriage. Created by Jacquelyn Higley while enrolled in Kristi A. Bell's English 391 class during winter semester...
Dates: Other: 2004

A bishop rebukes a fire in early days / Ken Jacobs, undated

Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 1 Item
Scope and Contents note Report by Ken Jacobs, who collected information from Mrs. Rex Jacobs, who received it from her great aunt, Mary Jacobs Howard, who received a written account from a witness. Set in Salt Lake Valley, August 1898. Story recounts how four farms are in grave danger from a wildfire until a bishop rebukes it with upraised arms.
Dates: Other: undated

A blessing and a promise / LaVon Cole, 1971 April 22

Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 5 Item
Scope and Contents note Report by LaVon Cole, who collected information from Melody Scholes. Story recounts how an unconscious boy receives a blessing telling him he won't live long. Before dying, he comes to long enough to tell his mother he'll see her again, and to give a more foreboding farewell to his less-religious father (which reforms him).
Dates: Other: 1971 April 22

A blessing not wanted / Sharon Williams, 1968 January

Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 5 Item
Scope and Contents note Report by Sharon Williams, who collected information from G. Dean Williams. Story recounts how Dean's cousin is very ill, is blessed that she will live, and sees visions of dead relatives in a beautiful setting, by which she is convinced that she wants to pass on. She cannot do so until the blessing is rescinded by the uncle who gave it.
Dates: Other: 1968 January

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

 Item — Box 447: [Barcode: 31197233257168]
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

A brief life history of Carol Maree James Bowen / Josh Allen, 2008

 Item — Box 440: [Barcode: 31197233257085]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4400
Scope and Contents note This project is a history of the collector's grandmother, Carol Maree James Bowen. The analysis discusses some key aspects of Carol's life including her childhood in the Great Depression, farm life, her family and church service, and relates it all to the American dream and typical American values. All items collected are based on an interview with the informant, Carol Maree James Bowen, as conducted by the collector. Collected by Josh Allen, Dr. Rudy's ENGL 392 class, Fall 2008.
Dates: Other: 2008