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Collection of supernatural religious legends

Collection of supernatural religious legends

Dates: 1958-2007

Collection contains fieldwork reports of legends on religious themes, often with cultural and historical connections to Mormonism. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1958 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: 52 boxes (13 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: FA 2
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; William A. Wilson Folklore Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in eleven series: 1. Collection of appearances and manifestations of supernatural beings and revenants, 1958-2002. 2. Collection of legends about unsolicited divine intervention, 1961-1998. 3. Collection of legends about solicited divine intervention, 1960-2000. 4. Collection of punishments, curses, and afflictions, 1965-1985, 1996-1999. 5. Collection of out-of-body experiences, 1956-1984, 2001 January 22. 6. Collection of instances of glossolalia, 1961-1967. 7. Collection of premonitions, dreams, and visions, 1959-1999. 8. Collection of forecasts and prophecies, 1961-2000. 9. Collection of legends about religious buildings or objects, 1962-2008. 10. Collection of legends about patriarchal blessings, 1975, 1984, 1995-2000. 11. Collection of saints' legends, 1971-2002.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Collection of supernatural religious legends 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 2; Collection of supernatural religious legends; Wilson Folklore Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: FA 2, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Various folklore students; 1960-2007.
Future Additions
0.08 linear feet added to the collection per year.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Folklore; Mormon Church--Folklore; Mormons--Folklore; Religious articles--Folklore; Spirits--Folklore
Genre / Form
College students' writings; Reports
Appraisal Information
Area of specialization is student generated folklore IV, a, i, 4
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Finding Aid Title
Collection of supernatural religious legends
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kristi Young
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-27T04:28-0600
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Christine Blythe
Curator - William A. Wilson Folklore Archives