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Collection of human condition legends

Collection of human condition legends

Dates: 1962-2004

Contains legends about various aspects of the human condition. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University and Utah State University 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: 12 boxes (6 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: FA 4
  • 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 fifteen series: 1. Collection of legends on wars. 2. Collection of legends on ethnic or religious encounters. 3. Collection of legends on misconceptions of a specific group. 4. Collection of legends on slavery. 5. Collection of legends on migration. 6. Collection of legends on poverty and wealth. 7. Collection of legends on money, treasure, and the law. 8. Collection of legends on occupation or avocation. 9. Collection of legends on courtship or marriage. 10. Collection of legends on family. 11. Collection of legends on polygamy. 12. Collection of legends on animals, nature, and weather. 13. Collection of legends on sickness. 14. Collection of legends on human traits. 15. Collection of legends on local or family characters.
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 4; Collection of human condition legends; Wilson Folklore Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: FA 4, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Various folklore students; 1960-2007.
Future Additions
0.08 linear feet per year.
Subject Terms
Mormons--Folklore; Persons--Folklore
Genre / Form
College students' writings; Folklore
Appraisal Information
Area of specialization is student generated folklore IV, a, i , 4.
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Finding Aid Title
Collection of human condition legends
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kristi Young and Claire Sorensen
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-22T08:55-0600
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Kristi Young
Curator - William A. Wilson Folklore Archives