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Collection of legends about appearances and manifestations of supernatural beings and revenants

Collection of legends about appearances and manifestations of supernatural beings and revenants

Dates: 1958-2002

Contains fieldwork reports on legends of visitation by God, Mary, angels, deathless or resurrected saints, dead relatives, other dead (both benign and malign), the Devil, Cain, and demons. Some items, particularly the reports of visits from dead relatives, span the boundary between family history and folklore; they have identifiable creators and often report complete, short chains of transmission. 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: 569 folders
  • Call Number: FA 2 Series 1
  • 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
English
Arrangement
Arranged in four subseries: 1. Collection of legends about appearances and manifestations of deity or dead prophets, saints, or prominent figures, 1959-2002. 2. Collection of legends about appearances of family members, 1958-2001. 3. Collection of legends about appearances of unknown beings, 1961-2007. 4. Collection of legends about appearances or manifestations of malevolent beings, 1960-1998.
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
Collection of legends about appearances and manifestations of supernatural beings and revenants; FA 2; Collection of supernatural religious legends; 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/
Subject Terms
Spirits--Folklore; Supernatural--Folklore
Genre / Form
College students' writings; Reports
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_FA2
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
Finding Aid Language
English


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Christine Blythe
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