Guide to the Austin E. and Alta S. Fife papers,
1910-1996

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Creator: Fife, Austin E.
Title: Austin E. and Alta S. Fife papers
Dates: 1910-1996 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 16 boxes (6 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 281
Summary: The papers of Austin E. and Alta S. Fife cover primarily the personal lives and correspondence of this prolific husband and wife research team who were the founders of the Fife Folklore Collection at Utah State University.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Austin Edwin Fife was born on December 18, 1909, in Lincoln, Idaho to Robert Harris and Mary Elizabeth Stocks Fife. When he was seven years old his father moved the family to Logan, Utah, and Austin graduated from high school and LDS seminary in Logan. In 1928 he entered the Utah State Agricultural College, now Utah State University. He interrupted his studies to serve a mission for the LDS Church in France from 1929 to 1932 where he developed a love for the French language and French literature.

Upon his return he continued studying at USAC for a further two years and in 1932, he met Alta Stevens from Bountiful, Utah. Alta was the daughter of George Henry and Clara Whitby Stevens. She was born on March 16, 1912, in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1919, her family moved to Bountiful, Utah. After she graduated from high school, she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper in Salt Lake. In 1932, she enrolled at USAC. However, in 1934, Austin received a fellowship to study at Stanford and he moved to Palo Alto, California where he completed his Bachelors in French. On March 27, 1934, Austin and Alta married in Palo Alto. Alta quit school and worked to support the couple. They remained there while Austin completed his Master of Arts degree in Romance languages, which he obtained in 1935. They briefly moved to Massachusetts where Austin obtained an MA in Romance Philology from Harvard University in 1937 and Alta worked as bookkeeper for the Harvard Psychological Clinic.

In 1937, Austin and Alta returned to Palo Alto and Austin obtained a PhD in Romance Languages from Stanford University in 1939. His thesis, The Concept of the Sacredness of Bees, Honey, and Wax in Christian Popular Tradition, showed his burgeoning interest in popular traditions and folklore. This was due in large part to his work as a graduate student with Aurelio Espinoza, a prominent Spanish folklorist. It was also in 1939, that Alta and Austin began to study the folklore traditions of their own background, the Mormon community of Utah and Idaho. While both had by this time become inactive in the LDS Church, they were nevertheless interested in the culture which the Mormons had developed in the Intermountain West. Austin early wrote articles saying that the Mormons were a distinct and autonomous culture deserving of study and rich with folklore and traditions. Austin began teaching French at Santa Monica City College in California, where he taught until 1942. In their free time they drove to Southern Utah to collect folklore from the Mormon communities. This first venture was to collect stories about the Three Nephites that figure so prominently in Mormon lore. This research was published in 1941.

In 1942 Austin entered active duty with the United States Air Force. During World War II, Austin served primarily as a historian for his battalion and even published articles covering the history of their campaigns during the War. From March 1944 to November 1945 Austin served overseas in the Philippines. Alta meanwhile moved in with her parents in Bountiful along with her first child, Carolyn who had been born in 1941. Alta continued to collect Mormon folklore while Austin served and Austin began collecting folksongs and stories from soldiers in the Philippines.

Upon Austin's return in 1945 he began teaching at the Occidental College in Los Angeles. In 1947, their second daughter, Marian, was born. Austin taught there until 1958 interrupting his service for three years to serve in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. In 1953, he retired from active duty in the Air Force with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During these years at Occidental College, Alta and Austin used every opportunity to gather Mormon folklore in Utah. Driving a mobile home, they traveled all over Utah and Idaho gathering folk music and folk tales from anyone who would talk to them. They even followed the Mormon trail from Vermont to Utah bringing their children along and gathering stories from the locals about the Mormons.

In 1958, Austin received a position at Parson's College in Iowa where he taught for one year. At the same time Austin served as a Language Specialist for the United States Office of Education. In 1960, he received an offer to return to his Alma Mater, Utah State University, and become the Head of the Department of Languages, a position he retained until 1971. They returned to Logan and soon began their work on folklife in Utah. The 1960s also became the greatest period of publishing for the couple. While they had published two books and numerous articles in the 1950s, most prominently Saints of Sage and Saddle: Folklore among the Mormons (1956) and a translation, done by Austin, of The Borzoi Book of French Folktales (1956), during the 1960s and early 1970s, Austin and Alta wrote or edited five well received books: Songs of the Cowboys (1966), Ballads of the Great West (1969), Lore of Faith and Folly (1971), and Bill Bailey Came Home (1973). Alta and Austin wrote these books together, and while Alta was often the main writer, it is virtually impossible to separate the work of this prolific wife and husband team.

While Austin taught mainly French and French literature while at college, his research continued to broaden into many areas of folklore and folklife. In 1950, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in France, in 1958 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to study cowboy songs, and in 1970 they jointly received the National Endowment for the Arts Senior Scholar Award. Austin also served on many committees and on the boards of many organizations over his years as a scholar. From 1947 to 1971, he was an editor for Journal of Western Folklore. He was President of the Modern Language Association of Southern California from 1956 to 1957. He served on the Committee on Folksong for the Modern Language Association of America, besides being a Fellow the American Folklore Society. In 1959, and from 1967 to 1969, he served as Vice President of the American Folklore Society, and from 1967 to 1968, he was President of the Folklore Society of Utah. He was also on the Advisory board of the Utah Heritage Foundation, and a fellow of the Utah State Historical Society.

In 1966, Alta and Austin began donating some of their materials gathered over the years to Utah State University. These donations were the origin of the Fife Americana and Fife Mormon collections. In 1972, the USU libraries established the Fife Library of Western Folklore, later renamed the Fife Folklore Archives.

In 1971, Austin stepped down from being Department Head, but continued teaching. It was that same year that he finally began teaching the subject which had so preoccupied his research for so many years when he taught the first folklore class at Utah State University. In 1975, he retired from teaching, but not from his research. He continued to publish, and even produced one more book, a translation of the Manuel de Folklore Français (1985). He likewise worked during this time to establish a museum called "Man and His Bread," to be a part of the Jensen Historical Farm, now called the American West Heritage Center. Together, he and Alta continued the work of collating and organizing the Fife Folklore Archives at Utah State University. On February 7, 1986, Austin Fife succumbed to the Parkinson's Disease which had afflicted him for many years. After his death, Alta continued organizing their research. In 1986 she received the Utah Governor's "Service to Folk Arts" Award. She also edited and published a collection of Austin's most important essays on Western Folklore called Exploring Western Americana In 1991, she was honored for her many years of service to folk traditions by the Utah State University's Women's Center. Throughout her life Alta had been plagued by many different illnesses and on December 8, 1996 she passed away at her home in Logan, Utah.

Source:

Biographical Data of Alta S. Fife. The Papers of Austin E. and Alta S. Fife. Mss Coll 281, Box 1, Fd 15. Special Collections and Archives, Utah State University Merrill Library: Logan, Utah.

Curricula Vitae and Data of Austin Fife. The Papers of Austin E. and Alta S. Fife. Mss Coll 281, Box 1, Fd 3. Special Collections and Archives, Utah State University Merrill Library: Logan, Utah.

Fife, James Milton. "Memoirs of Austin Fife." The Papers of Austin E. and Alta S. Fife. Mss Coll 281, Box 1, Fd 21. Special Collections and Archives, Utah State University Merrill Library: Logan, Utah.

Hand, Wayland D. "Austin E. Fife: An Appreciation." in Folklore of Mountain and Plain. Privately Published (1972), 1-6.

Toelken, Barre. "Alta S. Fife: 1912 – 1996." Unpublished Essay. 1996.

Content Description

The Papers of Austin E. and Alta S. Fife cover primarily the personal lives and correspondence of this prolific husband and wife research team who were the founders of the Fife Folklore Collection at Utah State University. Prior to her death, Alta Fife had organized much of her correspondence and personal papers as well as those of her husband. She also indicated in a note attached to the donated materials that much of the correspondence had been destroyed. However, what remains has been organized, as far as was possible, along the lines that Mrs. Fife proposed.

Box 1 is primarily personal, family, and genealogical information from both sides of her family. Oversize sheets used for genealogy are in Box 3. Box 2 contains Mrs. Fife's datebooks as well as journals kept by Austin Fife while in France in the 1960s. In addition to oversize genealogical data, Box 3 contains the journals Austin Fife kept during his LDS mission to France, written in both French and English, from 1929 to 1931. Boxes 4 and 5 contain correspondence between Alta and Austin, mostly during World War II while Austin was stationed overseas. It is important to note that during Austin's time in the Philippines, Alta and Austin numbered every letter they sent to each other to both ensure that every letter made it, and also to make referencing one another's letters easier. These numbers are noted on the folder descriptions. Boxes 6 through 11 contain all remaining correspondence grouped alphabetically. Mrs. Fife grouped her correspondence thematically so that all correspondence concerning one article are filed together and alphabetized by the primary reference. Thus, correspondence from various people may be found under one heading, and an individual or institution which has a separate folder, such as the Folklore Society of Utah, may be represented in other folders. Correspondence which had no clear reference to a larger issue, or which consisted of only one or two letters are filed under "A" Miscellaneous, "B" Miscellaneous, etc.

Box 12 contains the collected reviews of the Fifes' many books as well as a book given to Alta by Austin with an inscription in French to Alta on the title page. Box 13 contains items relating to the "Man and His Bread" museum Austin sought to establish in Logan, as well as newspaper clippings, articles, and advertisements relating to the Fifes and their work. Box 14, like boxes 6 through 11, contains correspondence, but this correspondence is focused solely on the Fifes' attempts to get permission to publish various musicians' and scholars' work, as well as permission granted by the Fifes to publish their work. This box likewise contains some miscellaneous items, such as collected articles by a friend, and an essay by D. Bufford which Alta helped to research.

Box 15 contains the papers relating to the establishment of the Fife Folklore Archives as well as research files used by Austin Fife to contains articles and essays useful to him in his work. The final box, Box 16, contains information regarding various committees on which Austin served, an index of every article written by Austin Fife, lectures given by Austin over the years, poetry written and translated by him, as well as many of his class notes and syllabi from his many years of teaching.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Austin E. and Alta S. Fife papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Austin E. and Alta S. Fife papers, 1910-1996. (COLL MSS 281) Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Austin and Alta Fife donated materials to Utah State University over many years beginning in 1966. Subsequent donations have come from their daughter, Marian Fife Rash, after the death of Alta Fife in 1996, mostly in 1997 and 1998. It is these last two donations from Marian that comprise the bulk of this collection.

Related Materials :  

  • Austin and Alta Fife photograph collection P0141
  • Fife Mormon Collection (Coll Mss 211)
  • Fife Americana Collection (Coll Mss 212)
  • Austin and Alta Fife book collection (FOLK COLL 1)
  • published works of Austin and Alta Fife (FOLK COLL 2)
  • Fife Mormon collection FOLK COLL 4 no.1
  • Fife American CollectionFOLK COLL 4 no.2


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 Funeral Services of Austin Fife 1986
1 2 Curricula Vitae and bibliography of AEF
1 3 Accolades to AEF at his retirement
1 4 Certificate of Service for WWII
1 5 Army and Air Force Certificates for WWII and Korean War
1 6 Transcripts, from Stanford University
1 7 Junior College Teaching Certificate
1 8 BA, MA PhD Diplomas from Stanford
1 9 Diplomas from Harvard University (MA), and International Correspondence School
1 10 High School/Seminary diplomas of AEF
1 11 Baptismal and Blessing certificates of AEF
1 12 Honors from Folklore and Historical Societies to AEF
1 13 Honors and Awards, others sources, to AEF
1 14 Honors and Biographical data of ASF
1 15 Utah Historical Quarterly (1986) with memorial to AEF
1 16 Stevens Family Reunion, with genealogical information and family remembrances
1 17 Memories of my Family, by ASF
1 18 Memoirs of Horton Telford
1 19 Lore and Reminiscences of Robert H. Fife.
1 20 Memories of Austin Fife by J. Milton Fife
1 21 Last Will and Testaments of AEF and ASF, Trust Deed
1 22 Patriarchal Blessing of ASF
2 1 Datebook (ASF) 1989
2 2 Datebook (ASF) 1992
2 3 Datebook (ASF) 1993
2 4 Datebook (ASF) 1994
2 5 Datebook (ASF) 1995
2 6 Datebook (ASF) 1996
2 7 Journal listing local cuisine, from 1969 European trip 1969
2 8 Journal of European trip (in French) 1969
3 1 Missionary Journal I (AEF) (in French and English) 1929 June 9 - 1930 December 31
3 2 Missionary Journal II (AEF) (in French and English) 1931 January 1 - 1931 August 13
3 3 Missionary Journal III (AEF) (in French and English)
Note also that pages have been ripped out
1931 August 15 - 1931 September 6
3 4 Ordination certificate of AEF
3 5 Family history: Mary Morgan Whitby
3 6 Family history: Clara Whitby Stevens
3 7 Family history: Angus G. Stevens
3 8 Family history: Ellen Julian Barrett and Thomas Barrett Whitby
3 9 Family history: Freestone family
3 10 Family history: Stevens family genealogy
4 1 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife 1933 February - June
4 2 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife 1933 August - September
4 3 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife 1933 October
4 4 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife 1933 November
4 5 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife 1933 December
4 6 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife 1934 January
4 7 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife 1934 February
4 8 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife 1934 March
4 9 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife 1934 April
4 10 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife 1934 May - June
4 11 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1944 March - April
4 12 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1944 May
4 13 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1944 June
4 14 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1944 July
4 15 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1944 August
4 16 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1944 September
4 17 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1944 October
4 18 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1944 November
4 19 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1944 December
4 20 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1945 January
4 21 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1945 February
4 22 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1945 March
4 23 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1945 April
4 24 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1945 May
4 25 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1945 June
4 26 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1945 July
4 27 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1945 August
4 28 Correspondence: Alta S. Fife to Austin E. Fife
1945 September
5 1 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife 1932 December - 1934 June
5 2 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife 1942, primarily September and October
5 3 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife, Calendar with dates of letters sent
5 4 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1944 April
5 5 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1944 May
5 6 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1944 June
5 7 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1944 July
5 8 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1944 August
5 9 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1944 September
5 10 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1944 October
5 11 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1944 November
5 12 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1944 December
5 13 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1945 January
5 14 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1945 February
5 15 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1945 March
5 16 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1945 April
5 17 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1945 May
5 18 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1945 June
5 19 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1945 July
5 20 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1945 August
5 21 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1945 September
5 22 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife
1945 October - November
5 23 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife, correspondence from World War II Undated
5 24 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife, Correspondence 1971-1983
5 25 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife, cards Undated
5 26 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife, Austin Fife to Carolyn Fife 1944
5 27 Correspondence: Austin E. Fife to Alta S. Fife, Austin FIfe to Carolyn Fife 1945
6 1 Correspondence: A miscellaneous
6 2 Correspondence: Air Force
6 3 Correspondence: American Folklore Society
6 4 Correspondence: American West Publishing Company, concerning Ballads of the Old West
6 5 Correspondence: B miscellaneous
6 6 Correspondence: Bailey, Rhea and Bill
6 7 Correspondence: Brunvand, Jan
6 8 Correspondence: Butt, Aline and David
6 9 Correspondence: C miscellaneous
6 10 Correspondence: Cheney, Thomas
6 11 Correspondence: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6 12 Correspondence: Clarkston Potter, Inc., Publisher 1965-1967
6 13 Correspondence: Clarkston Potter, Inc., Publisher 1968-1969
6 14 Correspondence: Clarkston Potter, Inc., Publisher 1970-1979
6 15 Correspondence: Clarkston Potter, Inc., Publisher, correspondence concerning royalties after death of AEF
7 1 Correspondence: Collier, Connie and Rex
7 2 Correspondence: Columbia Research Group
7 3 Correspondence: Columbia Records
7 4 Correspondence: Crown Publishing, Inc
7 5 Correspondence: Cykler, Edmund
7 6 Correspondence: D-E miscellaneous
7 7 Correspondence: F miscellaneous
7 8 Correspondence: Fife family
7 9 Correspondence: Fife, Austin; letters received on his 63rd birthday
7 10 Correspondence: Fife, Reed and Dorothy
7 11 Correspondence: Folklore Society of Utah
7 12 Correspondence: Fowkes, Edith
7 13 Correspondence: G miscellaneous
7 14 Correspondence: Gillmor, Frances
7 15 Correspondence: Goldstein, Kenneth
7 16 Correspondence: Greenway, John
7 17 Correspondence: Guggenheim Grant correspondence 1958 and 1966
8 1 Correspondence: H miscellaneous
8 2 Correspondence: Hand, Wayland (1969-1977)
8 3 Correspondence: Hand, Wayland (1978-1988)
8 4 Correspondence: Hendren, Stella
8 5 Correspondence: Howmedica, correspondence RE suit over knee surgery
(see also Box 9, Fd 10, Olson and Hogan)
8 6 Correspondence: I miscellaneous
8 7 Correspondence: Indiana University Press
8 8 Correspondence: J miscellaneous
8 9 Correspondence: K miscellaneous
8 10 Correspondence: Kepinski, Tom and Yvonne
8 11 Correspondence: L miscellaneous
9 1 Correspondence: Lee, Hector
9 2 Correspondence: Library of Congress
9 3 Correspondence: Logan City (Utah)
9 4 Correspondence: M miscellaneous
9 5 Correspondence: McCune, Ellis and Hilda
9 6 Correspondence: Medicare
9 7 Correspondence: N miscellaneous
9 8 Correspondence: Oak Publications
9 9 Correspondence: Oliver, Harold
9 10 Correspondence: Olson and Hogan Attorneys at Law, correspondence concerning suit over knee surgery
(see also Box 8, Fd 5, Howmedica)
9 11 Correspondence: P miscellaneous
9 12 Correspondence: Parsons College
9 13 Correspondence: R miscellaneous
9 14 Correspondence: Reed, George
Also correspondence concerning George Reed Collection at University of Utah
9 15 Correspondence: S miscellaneous
9 16 Correspondence: Schactler, Carolyn
9 17 Correspondence: Smith, Joseph Fielding
9 18 Correspondence: Smith, Peter; and Peter Smith Publisher, Inc
9 19 Correspondence: Spencer Claron, attorney with Senior and Senior, correspondence concerning last will and testament of ASF
9 20 Correspondence: Stevens family
9 21 Correspondence: Stone houses, correspondence concerning stone houses of American West
9 22 Correspondence: T miscellaneous
10 1 Correspondence: Toelken, Barre
10 2 Correspondence: U miscellaneous
10 3 Correspondence: UMI Press
10 4 Correspondence: University of Georgia Press
10 5 Correspondence: University of Illinois Press
10 6 Correspondence: University of Utah
10 7 Correspondence: University of Utah Press
10 8 Correspondence: Utah Arts Council
10 9 Correspondence: Utah State University, general
10 10 Correspondence: Utah State University, contracts
10 11 Correspondence: Utah State University, Folklore Department
10 12 Correspondence: Utah State University, research
10 13 Correspondence: Utah State University, RE: thefts from Fife Archives
11 1 Correspondence: Veterans Administration, correspondence concerning benefits to ASF after death of AEF
11 2 Correspondence: Veterans Administration, retirement benefits
11 3 Correspondence: Visual Educations Organization
11 4 Correspondence: W miscellaneous
11 5 Correspondence: White Family
11 6 Correspondence: White, John I
11 7 Correspondence: Widdowson, John
11 8 Correspondence: Wilgus, D. K
11 9 Correspondence: Wilson, William A
11 10 Correspondence: Y miscellaneous
11 11 Correspondence: Miscellaneous, unknown surnames
12 1 Papers concerning royalties of AEF, with Clarkston Potter, Inc
12 2 Reviews of Forms upon the Frontier
12 3 Reviews of Folk Belief and Mormon Cultural Autonomy
12 4 Reviews of Bolzoi Book of French Folktales
12 5 Reviews of Heaven on Horseback
12 6 Reviews of Cowboy and Western Songs
12 7 Reviews of Ballads of the Old West
12 8 Reviews of Saints of Sage and Saddle
12 9 Reviews of Bill Bailey Came Home
12 10 Reviews of Songs of the Cowboys
12 11 Reviews of Exploring Western Americana
12 12 Lettres de Madame de Sevigne
13 1 Man and His Bread Museum master plan
13 2 Correspondence and papers concerning displays for Museum
13 3 Master plan outline
13 4 Proposal for Man and His Bread Museum
13 5 1978 Proposal for Farm and Museum
13 6 Advertisements for Cowboy and Western Songs
13 7 Catalogues advertising publications of AEF
13 8 Publicity (newspaper clippings, memos, etc.) for AEF 1955-1969
13 9 Publicity (newspaper clippings, memos, etc.) for AEF 1970-1979
13 10 Publicity (newspaper clippings, memos, etc.) for AEF 1980s
13 11 Publicity (newspaper clippings, memos, etc.) for USU Folklore Program 1980s primarily
14 1 Correspondence concerning permission for Exploring Western Americana
14 2 Correspondence concerning permission for Cowboy and Western Songs
14 3 Correspondence concerning permission for Songs of the Cowboy
14 4 Undeliverable letters concerning permission
14 5 Permission to publish poetry
14 6 Cards detailing permission sought for New Anthology of Cowboy and Western Songs
14 7 Correspondence concerning permission for New Anthology of Cowboys and Western Songs
14 8 Correspondence concerning permission to quote AEF
14 9 Doc Campbell's Column
14 10 Postcard album from France
14 11 Lecture by David J. Bufford, "Beings without Bodies," aided by ASF
14 12 Funeral Service of D. Wynn Thorne
15 1 Anthology of Folk Literature of Soldiers of the Pacific Theater, by AEF
15 2 Correspondence concerning retirement of AEF and establishment of Fife Folklore Collection
15 3 Papers concerning the founding of the Fife Folklore Collection
15 4 Interview with Alta Fife concerning the origins of the Fife Folklore Collection
15 5 Essay on the origins of the Fife Folklore Collection
15 6 Interview with Mary Washington concerning Bill Bailey Came Home
15 7 Gifts to Utah State University to 1976
15 8 Gifts to Utah State University from 1977 - 1979
15 9 Gifts to Utah State University after 1980
15 10 Donations to Utah State University in honor of AEF
15 11 List of books and articles by AEF in USU Archives
15 12 Fife Folklore Conference at Utah State University 1994
15 13 Folklife of Cowboys, research file
15 14 Utah Folk Arts Programs 1976
15 15 Western Houses, research file
15 16 Folklore and Music, research file
15 17 Miscellaneous articles on Folklore, research file
15 18 Congressional Records, concerning folklore legislation 1844 & 1973
15 19 Colonial Folklore, research file
15 20 Topical Songs, research file
15 21 Colonial and Early American Folklore, research file
15 22 Outlines for essay on the honey bee and mankind by AEF
15 23 Utah and Regional Folklore, research file
16 1 Committees on which AEF served
16 2 Bibliography of articles by AEF up to 1979
16 3 Bibliography of articles in French 1950-1952
16 4 List of lectures given by AEF, to 1960
16 5 List of lectures given by AEF 1960-1963
16 6 List of lectures given by AEF, after 1964
16 7 Poetry, translated from Spanish by AEF
16 8 Poetry, translated from French by AEF
16 9 Poetry, written by AEF
16 10 Arizona Folklore Publications, containing references to the works of AEF
16 11 Tests for Eng 124 circa 1974
16 12 Syllabus and Notes for Eng 124 1974
16 13 Notes for lecture on possibility of a living folklife museum
16 14 Syllabus of Hector Lee, listed as being from first class on folklore taught at Utah State University
16 15 Notes for class lecture, Early American folklore, sea songs

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Fife, Alta (Alta Stevens), 1912-1996.  ( contributor)
    • Fife, Alta (Alta Stevens), 1912-1996.
    • Fife, Austin E.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Fife Folklore Archives.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Folklorists--Utah.

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