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College students' writings

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4635 Collections and/or Records:

A firefighter's folklore / Kathryn Pfister, 2001

 Item — Box 230: [Barcode: 31197233254702], Folder: 1
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2421
Scope and Contents note

Pfister collected stories of her father's work in the San Diego, California fire department. Included are stories of successful rescues, injuries to firefighters, pranks the firefighters pull on each other and tragic stories of bodies found after a fire. Created during Dr. Eliason's English 392 course taught at Brigham Young University during winter semester 2001.

Dates: Other: 2001

A fly in holy ointment : an analysis of the trickster's role / Becky Tanner, 1998

 Item — Box 233: [Barcode: 31197233254751], Folder: 11
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2503
Scope and Contents note

Tanner does a comparison between her great uncle, Ned Winder, and J. Golden Kimball, a prominent figure in the Mormon Church. Both characters hold similar reputations for their humor, off-colored language, and love for the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Created by Becky Tanner when she was enrolled in Jill Terry Rudy's English 391 class in Fall 1998.

Dates: Other: 1998

A focus on engagement / Michael F. Thomson, 1997

 Item — Box 141: [Barcode: 31197233256210], Folder: 5
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1459
Scope and Contents note

Thomson collected stories of engagements and proposals. Included are stories of a man proposing in the mountains by a pond, a man who made a resume for his future wife and her father, and a man who gave the ring box to a mall Santa Clause and made his girlfriend sit on his lap and say she'd been a good girl all year. The project was written for Dr. Rudy's English 392 class taught at Brigham Young University in 1997.

Dates: Other: 1997

A folklore collection and study on smart pets : America's obsession with Lassie / T. Alexandra Faubus, 2000

 Item — Box 215: [Barcode: 31197233254579], Folder: 10
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2268
Scope and Contents note

Faubus writes about the unusual habits and attitudes of pets. Includes pets who perform tricks that they had never been trained, pets saving other animals, and pets saving people. Project created for Dr. Thursby's English 495 course taught at Brigham Young University during the Summer of 2000.

Dates: 2000

A folklore collection of collections / Jessica R. Martin, 2005 August 10

 Item — Box 313: [Barcode: 31197233255527], Folder: 2
Identifier: FA 1 Item 3456
Scope and Contents note

Martin examines the drive, excitement and fulfillment of various personal collections of certain items. Through the acquisition of collections, Martin asserts, one can develop an improved insight into the inner workings of the mind, talents and interests of collector. In addition, the historical context of many collections is examined. Created by Jessica Rose Martin while enrolled in Jacqueline Thursby's English 495 course during summer semester of 2005.

Dates: Other: 2005 August 10

A folklore of faith, not folly / A. Allen Mills, 2003

 Item — Box 296: [Barcode: 31197233255477], Folder: 2
Identifier: FA 1 Item 3283
Scope and Contents note

Mills analyzes Mormon missionary story folklore and then divides it into categories that reflect on its subject matter. Mills discusses each category of missionary folklore and then charts similarities in the content of their stories on a visual diagram. He then analyzes the occurrence of several themes in the personal narratives and rumors that he collected for this project. Created by Allen A. Mills when he was enrolled in Dierdre Paulsen's English 303 class in fall 2003.

Dates: Other: 2003

A folklore project about fishing / David Jensen, 1996

 Item — Box 126: [Barcode: 31197233256160], Folder: 9
Identifier: FA 1 Item 1312
Scope and Contents

David Jensen collected folklore about fishing. Included are stories about a bear stealing a fisherman's fish, a boy's sister causing him to lose a large fish he'd caught, and two boys camping on a boat in order to catch catfish. Project was written for an Honors P 200 class taught at Brigham Young University during Winter semester 1996.

Dates: 1996

A gaggle of geeks : a flock of freaks : traditions and customs among the drama kids of Cottonwood Junior High / Anna Jensen, 2003

 Item — Box 270: [Barcode: 31197233255188], Folder: 5
Identifier: FA 1 Item 3003
Scope and Contents note Jensen collects folklore from the Cottonwood Drama Club and analyzes it in terms of its traditional, artistic, social, and creative functions. She divides the types of folklore into the traditions surrounding initiation, graduation, and pre- and post-show rituals. She suggests that drama kids use folkloric traditions and rituals to establish camaraderie in a group that stereotypically consists of outcasts and eccentrics. She believes that drama kids use rituals to unite themselves, protect...
Dates: Other: 2003

A glimpse into the past and a glimmer of the future : the Barton family collage / by Ashley Barton, 1999

 Item — Box 199: [Barcode: 31197233254397], Folder: 1
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2082
Scope and Contents note

Barton collected stories and myths that her family shares at reunions. Includes pranks elder siblings played, myths about hidden treasure, and stories of ancestors. Project was created for an English course taught at Brigham Young University in 1999.

Dates: Other: 1999

A guaranteed life : fantasy and reality in children's fortune-telling games / Marilee Clark, 1999

 Item — Box 193: [Barcode: 31197233254447], Folder: 2
Identifier: FA 1 Item 2019
Scope and Contents note

Clark examines fortune-telling games that are played by children. Includes diagrams, instructions and why the games are played. Project was created for an English 391 course taught at Brigham Young University in 1999.

Dates: Other: 1999