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College students' writings

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4635 Collections and/or Records:

"A river runs through them" : community creation in the riverlore of Western River Expeditions river guides / Charles C. Bradshaw, 1994

 Item — Box 112: [Barcode: 31197233256145], Folder: 8
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1177
Scope and Contents

Charles C. Bradshaw collected personal narratives about the folklore of river guides working at Western River Expeditions in Utah. Included are stories about river guide traditions and tricks, stories guides tell passengers , and stories about stupid passengers. Project was written for an English 667 class taught at Brigham Young University during Fall semester 1994.

Dates: 1994

A rogue is a rogue is a rogue : a practical look at the reprehensible, flawed and unconventional black sheep that color our family folklore / by Jared M. King, 2001

 Item — Box 234: [Barcode: 31197233254744], Folder: 7
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2510
Scope and Contents note

King analyzes and studies the use of stories concerning the black sheep in families. He discusses different types of rogues and their roles in their own family trees. Created by Jared King when he was enrolled in Jill Terry Rudy's English 391 class in fall 2001.

Dates: Other: 2001

A rose by any other name may not be a rose : how our names shape who we are / Karen M. Krueger, 2008

 Item — Box 357: [Barcode: 31197233255360], Folder: 5
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4384
Scope and Contents note This project takes a closer look at how names affect personal identity. The items collected are categorized into four sections: the meanings of the informants names according to the informant, the choice their parents made in naming them, the perceived influence of the name on the informants, and how the informants will pick their children's names in the future. The analysis claims that a name is a core part of one's identity. 35 items collected from 10 different informants. Collected by...
Dates: Other: 2008

A rose by any other name / Nyla Grandall, 2002

 Item — Box 241: [Barcode: 31197233254835], Folder: 1
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2627
Scope and Contents note Explores the naming customs of different cultures and ethnic groups; also discusses the influence of foreign naming customs on naming practices in American families. Mentions naming traditions that are connected to family history, religion, ethnic cultural tradition, or foreign countries that have special significance to the parents. Explains the concern of some parents that their child's name will be too difficult to pronounce for people in the culture where the child will be raised....
Dates: Other: 2002

A rose by any other name : the significance of names in our lives / by Heather McCarty, 2003

 Item — Box 233: [Barcode: 31197233254751], Folder: 5
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2458
Scope and Contents note McCarty explores how parents choose names for their children. Begins by giving some history of names. Discusses the four main reasons parents choose certain names: family names, popular or traditional meanings, social control, and aesthetic pleasure. Tells stories giving examples of each situation. Explains who usually chooses the name and when the name is chosen. Created by Heather McCarty while enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 class during winter semester of 2003 at Brigham Young...
Dates: Other: 2003

A sampler of deaf humor / Dale E. Link, 1991

 Item — Box 93: [Barcode: 31197233253894], Folder: 4
Identifier: FA 1 Item 988
Scope and Contents

Dale E. Link collected personal narratives about Deaf humor. Included are jokes, funny experiences, and examples of situations and things the Deaf community finds humorous. Project was written for an English 391 class taught at Brigham Young University during Fall semester 1991.

Dates: 1991

A sampling of folklore in Midway, Utah / Alexander Stocks, 1997

 Item — Box 156: [Barcode: 31197233256368], Folder: 1
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1625

A sense of unity / Amber Nordhagen, 2011

 Item — Box 377: [Barcode: 31197233256749], Folder: 18
Identifier: FA 1 Item 4743
Scope and Contents

Submitted by BYU student Amber Nordhagen on the traditions of BYU-Hawaii's women's soccer team. Contains an autobiographical sketch, cover essay, and informant's interviews. Interviews include experiences pai pai fishing in the ocean, sometimes at night, the Stairway to Heaven hike, and eating out (which involves driving a fair distance). Prepared for her Winter 2011 English 391 class for Dr. Eliason.

Dates: 2011

A short collection of urban legends / Ryan Shoemaker, 2000

 Item — Box 208: [Barcode: 31197233254488], Folder: 10
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2188
Scope and Contents note

Shoemaker discusses the function of urban legends and includes of selection of these stories. Project was created for Professor Thursby's English 356 class at Brigham Young University in 2000.

Dates: Other: 2000

A shotgun, a rifle, and a four-wheel drive : a collection of West Virginia Folklore / Sarah E Stiles, 2004

 Item — Box 289: [Barcode: 31197233255311], Folder: 5
Identifier: FA 1 Item 3202
Scope and Contents note

Stiles collects stories that exemplify life in West Virginia. She describes the rich tradition of storytelling, dancing, hunting and making moonshine. Created by Sarah E. Stiles when she was enrolled in Jill Terry Rudy's English 392 course in Winter 2004.

Dates: Other: 2004