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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of contemporary legends

Identifier: FA 07
Scope and Contents Contains accounts of modern or urban legends. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1960 to 2020. Digital collections (2015-2021) can be accessed at Most of the items are typewritten, but a few of the older items are handwritten. Many of the...
Dates: 1960-2021

Danny B. Stewart personal papers on Utah folklore

Identifier: MSS 9390
Scope and Contents

Contains articles written by Danny B. Stewart on Utah folklore. Includes articles on local haunts, lake monsters, the Bigfoot, ghosts, courtship customs, and Mormon specific folklore. Six of the articles were published in print and three were published online with Utah Stories magazine, 2017-2019.

Dates: 2017-2019

Stories of the Mexican Colonies, 1995

 Item — Box 380: [Barcode: 31197233256707], Folder: 1
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4776
Scope and Contents

Student generated paper by Julie Smock. Local and family legends about the Mexican Collonies established by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1885 to avoid U.S. prosecution for the practice of polygamy.

Dates: 1995

The legend of Redgie Child, 1975

 Item — Box 379: [Barcode: 31197233609558], Folder: 16
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4775
Scope and Contents

Student generated paper by Clark Bishop. A series of local legends about Redginal Child who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Springville, Utah.

Dates: 1975