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Mormon Church -- Folklore

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4647 Collections and/or Records:

A life with horses : the folklore of an equestrian community / Heidi Jensen, 2008

 Item — Box 448: [Barcode: 31197233257184]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4478
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of folklore from the people who own or interact regularly with horses. Analysis discusses how "horse people" often get together to tell stories, and how many stories have a function in teaching morals or life values. Claims that horses can be character building, offer a sense of freedom, and teach lessons. Also discusses tips on how to build a good relationship with a horse, and common elements to several horse stories. Items collected are stories collected by...
Dates: Other: 2008

A light unto the world : a folklore narrative of missionary experiences from the Brigham Young University performing arts groups / Beth Higginson, 1999

 Item — Box 181: [Barcode: 31197233254231]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1802
Scope and Contents note Higginson wrote about the performing groups at Brigham Young University and the ways in which their members were able to spread the gospel. Included are stories of students who taught by friendship, example, and bringing the spirit through their performances. The paper was written for Dr. Thursby's English 356 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1999.
Dates: Other: 1999

A lightbulb for every occasion : a collection of and commentary on lightbulb jokes / Anna English, 1999

 Item — Box 181: [Barcode: 31197233254231]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1804
Scope and Contents note English wrote about light bulb jokes, their origin and basis in stereotypes. Included are discussions on where light bulb jokes are told, why light bulbs lend themselves to jokes, and examples of light bulb jokes. The paper was written for an English 495 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1999.
Dates: Other: 1999

A little help with eternity : marriage advice given by LDS mission presidents / by Lauralee Schumann, 2003 March 4

 Item — Box 277: [Barcode: 31197233255238]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2761
Scope and Contents note Collection of marriage advice stories. The advice originates from Latter-day Saint mission presidents. A mission president is in charge of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's missionaries serving in a particular area of the world. The advice tends to encourage the young people to marry soon after their two year mission, and to realize how important that marriage is to their life and life hereafter. Schumann found many reoccurring themes with in the stories. She discusses the role...
Dates: Other: 2003 March 4

A living hell : roommate horror stories / Taylor Donohoo, 2008

 Item — Box 442: [Barcode: 31197233257101]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4413
Scope and Contents note This project is a collection of bad roommate stories. The analysis comments on the significance of a comfortable home in American culture, and how bad roommates upset that ideal. Also compares the stories to the disrupted ideals of a childhood home. Includes a ten-item collection including stories about roommates who would wear an informant's underwear, nose picking, parties involving alcohol and marijuana, angry roommates, and others. Collected by Taylor Donohoo, Dr. Rudy's ENGL 392 class,...
Dates: Other: 2008

A living legacy / Brooke Thompson, 2000

 Item — Box 213: [Barcode: 31197233254553]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2126
Scope and Contents note Thompson interviewed her great-grandmother in an effort to better understand the head of her family. She made a point of learning about her great-grandmother's early childhood and education as well as her adult life raising and attending to a family. Project was created for Dr. Rudy's English 392 course taught at Brigham Young University in 2000.
Dates: Other: 2000

A living legacy : the story of my mother / Lora Elizabeth Bonham, 2000

 Item — Box 191: [Barcode: 31197233254454]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1904
Scope and Contents note Bonham collected interviews from family member about favorite memories that involve Joyce Mitchell. Included are stories from her friends, her siblings, and her grandchildren. Project was created for Dr. Eliason's English 386 course taught at Brigham Young University in 2000.
Dates: Other: 2000

A living legend : Joe Halle / Camille Broadbent, 1974

 Item — Box 18: [Barcode: 31197233253233]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 175
Scope and Contents note Broadbent interviewed a friend about the trapping and wilderness legend Joe Halle. Included are stories about hunting adventures, clients for his kills, and trapping dangerous game. Project was created for Dr. Wilson's English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1974.
Dates: Other: 1974

A look at Hadlyme, Connecticut--my home town / Laura Lee Luther, 1975

 File — Box 30: [Barcode: 31197233253308]
Identifier: FA 1 File 300
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Laura Lee Luther for her January 1971 English 391 class. About the hereditary folklore and traditions as told by New England natives about traditional Hadlyme, Connecticut. Contains a cover essay, informant abstracts, and informant's items. Items include a letter from Laura Lee Luther's father about his life growing up in Hadlyme, from his one-room schoolhouse to his memories of WWI and his everyday life, her father's college diary on his daily impressions, the history...
Dates: 1975

A look at Mormons through their spirit world memorates / Kerril Sue Rollins, 1977

 File — Box 38: [Barcode: 31197233253399]
Identifier: FA 1 File 375
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Kerril Sue Rollins for her Summer 1977 English 520R class under Professor Wm. A. Wilson. About collecting Mormons folk narratives about the spirit world. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, informant lists, and informant's items. Items include a father urging his daughter to do his temple work, an angel in the room, a spirit that kept close watch on a man's wife and family, a spirit visiting his future mother and father, motivation to do temple work,...
Dates: 1977