Collection of automobile legends

Collection of automobile legends

Dates: 1964-2005

Contains accounts of legends concerning automobiles (and occasionally motorcycles, hitchhikers, speeding tickets, etc.). Includes stories about automobile accidents, hitchhikers, dating, and car-related murders. 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: 61 folders
  • Call Number: FA 7 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.
Arrangement
Arranged in ten subseries: 1. Collection of legends about avoiding tickets, 1975-1993. 2. Collection of ghost stories, 1973-2003. 3. Collection of travel mishaps, 1974-1997. 4. Collection of accident stories, 1977-2005. 5. Collection of horror stories, 1964-2005. 6. Collection of amputation stories, 1965-2000. 7. Collection of cheap car fantasies, 1970-2003. 8. Collection of legends about dalliance of nudity involving automobiles, 1978-1984. 9. Collection of legends about technical incompetence, 1993-2004. 10. Collection of legends about automobile sabotage or crime, 1973-2000.
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
Collection of automobile legends; FA 7; Collection of contemporary 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
Automobiles--Folklore
Genre / Form
College students' writings; Folklore
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_FA7
Finding Aid Title
Collection of contemporary legends
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kristi Young
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-22T08:44-0600
Finding Aid Language
English


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Kristi Young
Curator - William A. Wilson Folklore Archives
kristi_young@byu.edu