Collection of customs

Collection of customs

Dates: 1960-2007

Contains descriptions of individual, family, and group customs. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1960 to 2007. Most of the items are typewritten, but a few of the older items are handwritten. Many of the items contain a description of how, when, and where they were collected, as well as explanations of social and cultural contexts.

  • Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: FA 14
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; William A. Wilson Folklore Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in ten series: 1. Collection of courtship and marriage customs. 2. Collection of family traditions. 3. Collection of avocation customs. 4. Collection of occupation customs. 5. Collection of household customs. 6. Collection of customs relating to friends. 7. Collection of school customs. 8. Collection of holiday customs. 9. Collection of religious customs. 10. Collection of death and funeral customs.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Collection of Customs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: FA 14; Collection of customs; Wilson Folklore Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: FA 14, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Various folklore students; 1960-2007
Subject Terms
Families--Folklore; Manners and customs--Folklore
Appraisal Information
Collection adds approximately 0.08 linear feet per year.
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Collection of customs
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Finding aid prepared by Kristi Young
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-06-08T04:11-0600
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Kristi Young
Curator - William A. Wilson Folklore Archives