Index to Genre Collections
The Utah State Univesity Student Folklore Genre Collection consists of folklore items collected by undergraduate students in USU
folklore courses from the early 1960s to the present and by undergraduate students in Brigham Young University
folklore and anthropology courses during 1960-1978. The genre items collected as part of course requirements and deposited in the Fife Folklore Archives
by the instructors. The BYU student items are duplicates of items housed at BYU's William A. Wilson Folklore Archives. Most items
include informant data, context, text (the folklore item), texture (stylistic notation) and collector data. The items of
folklore are in text form in 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of line-free paper. Since 1999, genre items also include release forms.
The materials reflect both insider (esoteric) and outsider (exoteric) views of a folk group and may be prejudiced or
stereotyped. Click here for content disclaimer. The collection is separated into nine distinctive categories.
The materials do not circulate.
- Group 1: Customs (foodways)
- Group 2: Belief
- Group 3: Speech
- Group 4: Tales and Jokes
- Group 5: Songs
- Group 6: Games and Pranks
- Group 7: Legends:
- Group 8: Material Culture
- Group 9: E-lore: Electronically Transmitted Folklore (Xerox, facsimile and email)