Mormon Church -- Folklore
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 4647 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box 17: [Barcode: 31197233253100]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 161
Scope and Contents note Project about political jokes and stories of political misdeeds. Includes stories about dishonest politicians, jokes about character weaknesses of various politicians, party policy and reputation, play on the politician's name, and jokes about politics in general. Project created for Brigham Young University's English 391 course in the Fall semester, 1972.
Dates: Other: 1972
Item — Box 160: [Barcode: 31197233256400]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1591
Scope and Contents note Kelley collected rhymes and stories told by his grandmother, Dora Faddis Young. Included are little songs, rhymes, and stories used to entertain children. The project was collected for Dr. Thursby's English 391 class taught at Brigham Young University in 1997.
Dates: Other: 1997
Item — Box 243: [Barcode: 31197233254850]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2430
Scope and Contents note Raynor collected legends from the people in the rancho of Comderito while she taught in a three-month literacy program. Includes methods of planting corn, sayings that have religious implications, and legends from the area. Raynor was a student in Thursby's English 391 independent studies class in 2002 at Brigham Young University.
Dates: Other: 2002
File — Box 41: [Barcode: 31197233253423]
Identifier: FA 1 File 406
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Penelope Sulton for her Fall 1971 English. About the Indian (Native American's) beliefs and culture. Contains a cover essay, list of informants and informant items. Items include Indian rites such as the Rain Ceremony, beliefs such as spirits, and how the plague was stopped, social habits such as hand shaking, legends such as how the Grand Canyon was made, Jesus' tears, Migration to the great continent, and much more.
File — Box 41: [Barcode: 31197233253423]
Identifier: FA 1 File 405
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Pamela Struthers for her Winter 1975 English 392 clawss for William Wilson. About the songs girls sing at camps. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, informant list, and informant items. Items include songs such as Take a boy and a girl, AFter the ball, Linstead Market, Saxaphone player, Sippin' Cider, Tom Dooley, Kum Ba Ya, Rose, Rose and more.
A collection of stories from Petersen family matriarch Opal Belle (Timperley) Petersen / Dallas Petersen, 19971
Item — Box 153: [Barcode: 31197233256137]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1529
Scope and Contents note Petersen collected personal narratives from his paternal grandmother, Opal Belle Timperley Petersen. Included are stories of Opal's High School years, married life, family, and descriptions of hard work. The project was collected for an English 391 class taught at Brigham Young University in 1997.
Dates: Other: 19971
Item — Box 164: [Barcode: 31197233256442]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1634
Scope and Contents note Dinger collected stories of supernatural protection. Included are stories of a girl being saved from an attempted rape by the Three Nephites, missionaries being able to drive a car with the battery missing to escape danger, and the protection provided by garments. The project was written for an English 356 class taught at Brigham Young University in 1998.
Dates: Other: 1998
Item — Box 83: [Barcode: 31197233253720]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 823
Scope and Contents Gayle Huffaker collected personal narratives about the folk history of Manassa, Colorado. Included are descriptions of Manassa in 1920, the wealthiest man in Manassa buying himself a Model-T Ford, and the famous fighter Jack Dempsey ("The Manassa Mauler"). Project was written for an English 397 class in 1971.
Item — Box 460: [Barcode: 31197233609533]
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4597
Scope and Contents note Collection of hunting stories. Includes both stories told by men and stories told by women for the purpose of comparing the differences in the different genders sharing their experiences. Created for Professor Eliason's English 392 course taught at Brigham Young University, Winter, 2010.
Dates: Other: 2010
A comparison of foreign proverbs it's not what you say, but how you say it / Debra A. Ferguson, 1978
File — Box 52: [Barcode: 31197233253571]
Identifier: FA 1 File 515
Scope and Contents Submitted by BYU student Debra A. Ferguson for her Fall 1978 English 391 class. About the proverbs of foreign countries and what they say about the values and spirits of those countries. Contains a cover essay, autobiographical sketch, list of informants, and informant items. Items include various proverbs from Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands!, and the Soviet Union.