Mormon Church -- Folklore
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 4647 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box 36: [Barcode: 31197233253373]
Identifier: FA 1 File 356
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Sharlene Polvadore for her Summer 1969 English 391 class. About the many customs and beliefs that accompany marriage. Includes a cover essay, list of informants, and informant items. Items include the Wedding Song customs like "here comes the Bride", an engagement chant, "Happy Bride Proverb", Wedding apparel, wedding cake, Bobbie-Kim stories, and customs from foreign countries.
Item — Box 143: [Barcode: 31197233256335]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1421
Scope and Contents note Forsyth collected printed humorous lore from her workplace at the Waterford Institute, a company that designs and creates educational software. Included are internet forwards that make fun of engineers by listing attributes specific to programmers, a funny system problem report form making fun of users, and jokes relating to different computer producing companies. The project was written for an English 392 class taught at Brigham Young University in 1997.
Dates: Other: 1997
Item — Box 21: [Barcode: 31197233253126]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 203
Scope and Contents note Conklin collected jump-rope rhymes sung by children on the playground. Included are activity rhymes, jump in-jump out rhymes, endurance rhymes, and non-activity sing-song rhymes. Project was created for an English 392 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1975.
Dates: Other: 1975
Item — Box 277: [Barcode: 31197233255238]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2762
Scope and Contents note Collection of stories about angelic experiences. All of the informants are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Olsen asserts that each of the experiences is very personal and very real. She reveres each of the stories as sacred and should be treated as such. Olsen makes note of common themes found with the narrations. Created by Holly Olsen while he was enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 class during the winter semester of 2003.
Dates: Other: 2003 April 3
Item — Box 22: [Barcode: 31197233253258]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 212
Scope and Contents note Daems collected children's folklore from the songs they sing and the games they play. Included are song lyrics that rhyme, mock, or are just fun, rhymes and retorts that insult, spell or are fun, and games played both in a party situation or just a group setting. Project was created for an English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1969.
Dates: Other: 1969
File — Box 31: [Barcode: 31197233253324]
Identifier: FA 1 File 308
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Judi McConkie for her Summer 1969 English 391 class. About the humor of children in remedial summer reading classes. Contains a cover essay, list of informants, and the children's items. Items include riddles such as Why is a Cook Mean? What does a Ghost Drink? the Difference between a hill and a pill? many more riddles, and off-color jokes like What did the Burp say to the Other Burp? and others, jokes such as the three tortoises, the lion's claw, the rabbit in the...
File — Box 75: [Barcode: 31197233253811]
Identifier: FA 1 File 748
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Casey P. Allen for his Folklore 391 class. About folklore of computer users in the 80s, including pranks and the stories of those knowledgeable about computers. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, list of informants, and informant items. Items include lack of knowledge stories, pranks, system crashes, and miscellaneous items.
Item — Box 18: [Barcode: 31197233253233]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 173
Scope and Contents note Brady collected a series of pranks played on individuals while staying in college dorms. Includes bathroom pranks, bed pranks, car pranks, door pranks, food pranks, pranks intended to frighten, letter pranks, phone pranks, traditional pranks and prank wars. Project was created for an English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1975.
Dates: Other: 1975
Item — Box 488: [Barcode: 31197239251702]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4891
File — Box 32: [Barcode: 31197233253332]
Identifier: FA 1 File 313
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student C. Janean McPolin for his/her Fall 1969 English 391 class. A collection of epitaphs from Provo, Heber, and Springville in Utah. Contains a cover essay and collected epitaphs. Genres of epitaphs include those lauding the virtue of the dead, epitaphs spoken by voices from the dust, grief and sadness, peace and rest, afterlife, hope of an afterlife, and hope of a glorious resurrection.