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Mormon Church -- Folklore

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Found in 4647 Collections and/or Records:

A collection of epitaphs / Elaine Dalton, 1969

 Item — Box 22: [Barcode: 31197233253258]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 213
Scope and Contents note Dalton decided that her long interest in epitaphs and tombstones would be worth an investigation for a folklore course. She included the text of the epitaph and, for many of the tombstones, images of the grave marker; she divided the kinds of epitaphs in the following categories philosophies, brief candles, memento mori, sermons on stone, tribute to dead, and victims of chance and circumstance. Project was created for an English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1969.
Dates: Other: 1969

A collection of ethnic folk jokes: black, Mexican, and Pollock / Robin Branham, 1985

 File — Box 68: [Barcode: 31197233253787]
Identifier: FA 1 File 679
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Robin Branham for her Fall 1985 English 391 class. A collection of various ethnic jokes, mostly about Mexicans, black people, and Pollocks. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, list of informants, and informant items. Items include black jokes, Mexican jokes, and Pollock jokes.
Dates: 1985

A collection of folk stories / Dianne Tollestrup, 1972

 Item — Box 84: [Barcode: 31197233253845]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 836
Scope and Contents Dianne Tollestrup collected personal narratives from Mr. William Oral Pendleton. Included are stories of raising livestock, working to improve land and property, and pioneer activities. Project was written for Dr. Cheney's English 367 class taught at Brigham Young University in May 1972.
Dates: 1972

A collection of folklore among some American Fork Junior High language arts students / Sherry Sondrup, 1970

 File — Box 40: [Barcode: 31197233253415]
Identifier: FA 1 File 395
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Sherry Sondrup for her Fall 1974 English 391 class. About junior high students' folktales and superstitions. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, list of informants, and informants items. Items include superstitions like Ways to Prevent Bad Luck, To Do or Not To Do, Beliefs, and legends or fakelore such as Paul Bunyan stories, Daedalus, Hephaestus, historical legends and fables.
Dates: 1970

A collection of lullabies / by Charlotte Mckinlay Tidwell, 2007 April 9

 Item — Box 402: [Barcode: 31197233256806]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4011
Scope and Contents note Item is a collection of lullabies. Includes romantic lullabies, religious lullabies, and educational tunes remembered from the author's childhood. Created for Dr. Thursby's English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University during Winter 2007.
Dates: Other: 2007 April 9

A collection of missionary folklore / Merilynne Rich, 1961

 Item — Box 91: [Barcode: 31197233253910]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 905
Scope and Contents Merilynne Rich collected personal narratives about missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Included are stories of supernatural experiences, healings, premonitions and prophecies, requesting of the missionaries, humorous experiences, experiences with other ministers, poems and other writings, jokes and sayings, mission songs, and miscellaneous stories. Project was written for an English class in 1961.
Dates: 1961

A collection of missionary stories from a single source / David G. McLellan, 1976

 File — Box 31: [Barcode: 31197233253324]
Identifier: FA 1 File 305
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student David G. McLellan for his Winter 1976 English 392 class. A collection of missionary stories from David E. Summers, who served in Illinois. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, informant abstract and informant stories. Stories include initiation rites such as a "phony" transfer, the numbered prayers, the jealous husband, famous missionaries that included Peter James and Curly, elders who participated in a race and got in trouble, two Elders who tried to see...
Dates: 1976

A collection of missionary tales on the unauthorized trip / Elaine Peterson, 1972

 File — Box 35: [Barcode: 31197233253365]
Identifier: FA 1 File 346
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Elaine Peterson for her 1972 English 367 class. About the unauthorized trip stories and their prevalence among missionaries and why that is. Contains a cover essay, list of informants, and informant items. Items include unauthorized trips from many different missions throughout the United States and various other missions including Australia, the Netherlands, and Argentina.
Dates: 1972

A collection of Mormon missionary stories / Molly Miller, 1977

 File — Box 32: [Barcode: 31197233253332]
Identifier: FA 1 File 319
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Molly Miller for her Summer 1977 English 520R class. About the wide range of missionary stories and the common ties between them. Contains a cover essay, an autobiographical sketch, informant abstracts, and informant items. Items include stories about initiation pranks such as a cracker for dinner, fake beer, and the rigors of missionary life such as skipping out to go to events, remarkable spiritual events such as the escape from the snow-plow, the sleeping driver, and...
Dates: 1977

A collection of Polack jokes / Margie McRae, 1969

 File — Box 71: [Barcode: 31197233253753]
Identifier: FA 1 File 703
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Margie McRae for her Spring 1969 English 391 class. A collection of ethnic Pollack jokes. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, list of informants, and informant items. Items include various Pollack jokes, such as about their intelligence, physical inadequacy and more.
Dates: 1969