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Folklore -- Indiana

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Elmer E. Elliott personal narrative

 Collection — Folder S2419
Identifier: S2419
Scope and Contents This collection includes a mimographed copy of "A Hog Drive to Evansville, 1879," a narrative by Elmer E. Elliott of his experience helping drive a herd of 140 hogs from New Harmony, Indiana to Evansville when he was fourteen years old. Elliott's account was transcribed from a magnetic tape recording of an interview conducted at his home in New Harmony on December 28, 1959. The typewritten transcription was completed in 1960 by Elliott A. Riggs for the Ohio Valley Folk Research Project of the...
Dates: 1959-1960

Indiana Extension Homemakers Association collection

 Collection
Identifier: L330
Scope and Contents This collection contains essays on Indiana folklore that were entered in the 1979-1980 contest sponsored by the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association. The collection contains all essays submitted from around the state and includes a booklet containing the winning entries.
Dates: 1979-1980

Nora E. Thomas collection

 Collection — Folder S1302
Identifier: S1302
Scope and Contents This 25-page, typed article, "Folklore on the Wabash," was written by Nora E. Thomas and read to the Indianapolis Woman's Club on March 10, 1939. The topic was suggested to her when the Hoosier Folklore Society held their first convention in Bloomington in April 1938. Professor Stith Thompson taught courses in folklore at Indiana University for years. He wrote four books on the subject and was president of the American Folklore Society from 1937 to 1938. On pages 3 and 4, Nora reprints the aims...
Dates: 1939

Roscoe R. Leak papers

 Collection
Identifier: L089
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, receipts, financial documents, essays, histories, research notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, pamphlets, periodicals, and other papers and ephemera from the Roscoe R. Leak and the Buzzard, Leach, and Leak families (also spelled Leake) ranging from 1842 to 1958 and undated, regarding family, business affairs, and Indiana history, specifically genealogy, history in Hendricks and Clark counties and church history, including the Disciples of...
Dates: 1842-1958, undated

"The Acts and Character of Nan Bo Shoo" narrative

 Collection — Folder S0979
Identifier: S0979
Scope and Contents This collection includes the handwritten narrative titled, "The Acts and Character of Nan bo Shoo," circa 1830. The name "Nan bo Shoo" is a misspelling of the Potawatomi legendary hero "Nanabozho." Nanabozho is known by a number of names among the Anishinaabe tribes and his character and attributes vary among the stories from the different Native American communities. The narrative in this collection was likely written down by Col. Abel C. Pepper, an Indian agent in Indiana in the 1830s and...
Dates: circa 1830

William H. Wade collection

 Collection
Identifier: L656
Scope and Contents This collection includes William H. Wade’s correspondence, writing drafts, speeches, news releases and research documentation during his time at the Anderson Herald, ranging from 1949-1971. Also included is correspondence and writing drafts from his son, David L. Wade during 1953-1969. A bulk of the collection consists of Wade’s source material for his “Folklore” column as well as other writing interests and programming within the folklore community. Of note, an 1825...
Dates: 1825-1987, undated