The Westminster College Student Folklore Collection consists of Westminster College student folklore projects from 1992 to 2003.
Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library.
Special Collections and Archives. Fife Folklore Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library Utah State University 3000 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322-3000 Phone: 435 797-2663 Fax: 435 797-2880 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Material in English
The materials in this collection include a copy of each student report. Photographs, cassette recordings and video recordings were used in
some of the projects, and are included. Projects are arranged in alphabetical order by the student's last name. Different genres of folklore used in each project are noted.
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access :
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.
Restrictions on Use :
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright
Permission to publish material from the
The Westminster College Student Folklore Collection must be
obtained from the Curator of the Fife
Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.
Preferred Citation :
The Westminster College Student Folklore Collection, 1992-2003. (FOLK COLL 43). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Processing Note :
Processed in January of 2010
Acquisition Information :
The Westminster College Student Folklore Collection is comprised of folklore projects created by Westminster College students enrolled in
Professor David Stanley's folklore courses from 1992 to 2003. Because Westminster College lacks a Folklore Archive, in 2009 Professor
Stanley donated the student projects to Utah State University to be housed in the Fife Folklore Archives.
Separated Materials :
Release Forms have been removed and stored separatly.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Adams - Dignam, 1992-2003
Box 1 is composed of student projects by Suzanne Adams, Matthew M. Beard, Tamra Benson, Ryan M. Black,
Brett Boberg, Nicole Boyd, Sherri Lyn Burleson, Sara Clay, Kerri Cook, Kim Cordova and Sean Ross,
and Toshiko Dignam.
Suzanne Adams, "Family Narratives Project."
Legends: Personal Experience Narrative, Supernatural Religious, LDS.
Matthew M. Beard, "Ghost Stories."
Legends: Contemporary Legends, Horror Stories.
Tamra Benson, "Modern Dance Clubs."
Customs: Group/Social Customs, Dances.
Ryan M. Black, "The Folklore of Medicine."
Customs: Group/Social Customs, Occupational.
Brett Boberg, "The Superstitions of Baseball Players."
Belief: Leisure Activies, Baseball.
Nicole Boyd, "Folklore of a Handbell Choir."
Folk Speech: Naming; Material Culture: Bells.
Sherri Lyn Burleson, "Decorative Mailboxes."
Material Culture: Yard Art, Mailboxes.
DeeLayna Carter, "Feminist Xeroxlore."
Sara Clay, "Renaissance Faires and LARPers."
Customs: Group/Social Customs.
Keri Cook, "Hawaiian Leis."
Material Culture: Leis.
Kim Cordova and Sean Ross, "The Anton Family Lebanese Traditions."
Customs: Group/Social Customs, Lebanese, Music.
Toshiko Dignam, "The Folklore of Bridal Showers."
Customs: Rites of Passage, Weddings, Bridal Showers.
Box 3 is composed of student projects by Seng Hy Tang, Karen Johnson, Lissa Johnson, M. Jonassen,
Nikki Jorgensen, Bryn Kaelin, Susie M. Kelly, Angie Larson, Meredith J. Llewellyn, Linda L. Lujan,
Lisa McDonald, Amie Miller, Kathryn L. Miller, Malinda Mills, and Angie Moretti.
Seng Hy Tang, "Traditional Cambodian Wedding of Ngim and Da Lim."
Customs: Rites of Passage, Wedding, Ethnic, Cambodian; Material Culture: Clothing.
Karen Johnson, "Chipman Family Thanksgiving Traditions."
Customs: Holidays, Thanksgiving: Food, Art Lanterns, Placemats, Family Heritage.
Lissa Johnson, "Quilting: Passing the Tradition On."
Material Culture: Quilting, Quilting Bees, and Quilt Design.
M. Jonassen, "Group Folklore."
Folk Speech: Vocabulary, Slang.
Nikki Jorgensen, "Pregnancy Prediction Tests and Methods."
Belief: Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy, Gender of Baby and Number of Babies.