Collection of character legends

Collection of character legends

Dates: 1946-2005

Contains legends of historical and contemporary characters. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1946 to 2005. 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: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: FA 5
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; William A. Wilson Folklore Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Arranged alphabetically by subject's name.
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 5; Collection of character legends; Wilson Folklore Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: FA 5, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Various folklore students; 1960-2007.
Future Additions
0.08 linear feet added to the collection per year.
Subject Terms
Celebrities--Folklore; Characters and characteristics--Folklore; Church officers--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Folklore; Mormons--Folklore
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Area of specialization is student generated folklore IV, a, i , 4
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Finding Aid Title
Collection of character legends
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kristi Young
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-02-16T14:24-0700
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Kristi Young
Curator - William A. Wilson Folklore Archives