Collection of material lore

Collection of material lore

Dates: 1944, bulk 1970-1998, 1970-1998

Contains descriptions of various material lore, including crafts, recipes, items of clothing, and landscapes. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1970 to 1998, and 1944. 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: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: FA 16
  • 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 six series: 1. Collection of family material lore. 2. Collection of landscape material lore. 3. Collection of occupational material lore. 4. Collection of personal material lore. 5. Collection of religious material lore. 6. Collection of foodways material lore.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Wilson Folklore Archives 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 16; Collection of material lore; Wilson Folklore Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: FA 16, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Various folklore students; 1960-2007
Future Additions
Additional descriptions are added to the collection annually, at a rate of approximately 0.08 linear feet per year.
Subject Terms
Folklore; Material culture
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Student generated folklore (William A. Wilson Folklore Archives Collection Development Policy, 2009; IV, a, i , 4).
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Finding Aid Title
Collection on material lore
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kristi Young
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-22T08:58-0600
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Kristi Young
Curator - William A. Wilson Folklore Archives