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Collection of supernatural non-religious legends

Collection of supernatural non-religious legends

Dates: 1960-1993

Contains legends about supernatural events of a non-religious character. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1960 to 1993. 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: 12 boxes (6 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: FA 3
  • 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 five series: 1. Collection of legends on revanants appearing, 1960-1993. 2. Collection of legends on unexplained phenomena, 1960-1987. 3. Collection of legends on supernatural powers, 1960-1987. 4. Collection of legends on supernatural games and objects, 1960-1987. 5. Collection of legends on supernatural creatures, 1964-1987.
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 non-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 3; Collection of supernatural non-religious legends; Wilson Folklore Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: FA 3, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; various folklore students; 1960-2007.
Future Additions
0.08 linear feet added to collection per year.
Subject Terms
Folklore; Monsters; Parapsychology--Folklore; Supernatural--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 non-religious legends
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kristi Young
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-22T09:00-0600
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Kristi Young
Curator - William A. Wilson Folklore Archives