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Mormon Church -- Folklore

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4647 Collections and/or Records:

You know you're still alive when you've stuck your tongue in an electric socket and can still laugh about it : a collection of amusing injuries / Juanita Chavez, 1998

 Item — Box 165: [Barcode: 31197233256467]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1650
Scope and Contents note Chavez collected amusing injury stories from subjects. Included are stories about a four year old punching through a window, a man flying over the handlebars on his dirt bike in front of girls, and a boy being stabbed by his sister with a sharp stick accidentally. The project was written for Dr. Thursby's Myths, Legends, and Folklore class taught at Brigham Young University in 1998.
Dates: Other: 1998

You mean I can't just ask? : date invitations you can't refuse!! / Cristina L. Miller, 1998

 Item — Box 169: [Barcode: 31197233256491]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1688
Scope and Contents note Miller collected creative date asking ideas from informants. Included are stories of people who asked with a plain cake and the flavor of the frosting would indicate a yes or no answer, boys serenading girls, and having a pizza delivered with a message spelled in olives.
Dates: Other: 1998

You might be a Mormon missionary if / Robin Stevens, 2003

 Item — Box 303: [Barcode: 31197233255493]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 3023
Scope and Contents note Stevens recounts several different pranks played by missionaries in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He believes that missionaries play pranks as a release from the stress and heartache from preaching all day long, and as a result of their age (most are only 19). He suggests that pranks can also create bonds between fellow missionaries and between missionaries and the cultures they are part of. Created by Robin Stevens when she was enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 368 course...
Dates: Other: 2003

You never know what to expect when you're expecting / Mary Frances Scott, 2002

 Item — Box 294: [Barcode: 31197233255568]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2933
Scope and Contents note Scott collects pregnancy advice exchanged between older and younger women, and analyzes the childhood games that deal with birth and babies. She believes that pregnancy advice comes from women's personal experiences with childbirth, and gain validity and legitimacy as a result of that personal experience. She finds that pregnancy advice is a folkloric domain almost entirely exclusive to women, and reflects the distinct separation of gender roles found in most cultures. She concludes by...
Dates: Other: 2002

You never really leave Delta : stories of growing up in Millard County / Shayla Johnson, 2009

 Item — Box 465: [Barcode: 31197233609582]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4644
Scope and Contents Johnson interviewed her parents to collect folklore surrounding Millard County, Utah, and the small city of Delta. Included are stories of the severe snowstorms during the winter of '48-'49, church being canceled for a deer hunt, and a hermit that lived near Delta on Highway 6. Project was collected for an English 392 class taught by Dr. Jill Rudy at Brigham Young University in 2009.
Dates: 2009

You no lika my family's food : making friends or not by presentation of family foods / Erin S. Sanders, 2003

 Item — Box 316: [Barcode: 31197233255691]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 3157
Scope and Contents note Explores Sanders' theory that "acceptance of food equals acceptance of the provider of the food" and that a guest's reception of food influences the way the hosts treats them. Discusses one informant who lived in China for several years, but who chose to serve family recipes instead of Chinese dishes when she wanted to impress guests. Describes three other examples of people who connect the approval of food to approval of the person who prepared the food or created the recipe. Created by Erin...
Dates: Other: 2003

"You overcame the bridesmaids--here's a peanut cup and club soda" : or stereotypes and trend in LDS wedding receptions / Ashlie Rasmussen, 1998

 Item — Box 181: [Barcode: 31197233254231]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1809
Scope and Contents note Rasmussen wrote an essay that examined the traditions of wedding receptions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Included are descriptions of different traditions and the reasons behind it as well as description of how the Latter-day Saint reception is different from a secular reception. Essay was written for Dr. Eliason's English 667 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1998.
Dates: Other: 1998

"You want me to tell you what?" : unknown heroines in traditional stories / Haley Evans, 2010

 Item — Box 465: [Barcode: 31197233609582]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4648
Scope and Contents Evans collected fairytales with strong female heroines. Included are an analysis of women's role in fairytales, and transcriptions of several traditional stories from around the world. The project was written for an English 391 class taught by Dr. Jill Rudy in 2010 at Brigham Young University.
Dates: 2010

"You won't believe what he did" : bad date stories and the similarities between genderations / Marja-Liisa Decker, 2007

 Item — Box 453: [Barcode: 31197233257234]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4524
Scope and Contents note Collection of stories involving uncomfortable dates. Includes stories about awkward situations on dates, situations where the date himself was too forward or awkward to allow the date to be enjoyable, and stories about blind dates going poorly. Created for Dr. Rudy's English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University, Fall 2007.
Dates: Other: 2007

Young boy's jokes / Rachel Pery Low, 1995

 Item — Box 121: [Barcode: 31197233254108]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1202
Scope and Contents Rachel Pery Low collected personal narratives of jokes that little boys tell. Included are jokes about animals, Knock Knock jokes, and miscellaneous jokes. Project was written for an English 392 class taught at Brigham Young University during Winter semester 1995.
Dates: 1995