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Michael Lofaro Class Papers

Identifier: MS-3202

The first series in this collection houses student projects written for Dr. Lofaro's Folklore class. They have a wide variety of topics, including American folklore, Asian folklore, craft, European folklore, ghost stories, jokes, proverbs, remedies, songs, folklore of the Southern United States, and superstition. The papers are organized topically and then alphabetized by the creator's last name.

The second series of this collection houses Dr. Lofaro's research on William Byrd's Commonplace. He intended to edit the text for publishing. Included in the research are copies of the original manuscript as well as various pieces of correspondence between Dr. Lofaro and other people involved in the project dated between 1978 and 1980.


  • 1978-2007 July (bulk 2007 April-July)

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


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This collection consists primarily of class projects written for Dr. Michael Lofaro's Folklore class between April and July of 2007. It also houses Dr. Lofaro's research on William Byrd's Commonplace. The projects document various aspects of folklore from around the world and are organized first by subject matter and second by the creator's last name.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Michael A. Lofaro (b. 1948) has been teaching at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville since 1975. He received a bachelor of science degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1970, and went on to the University of Maryland for his master of arts (1972) and PhD (1975). Dr. Lofaro has published many works on Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and James Agee. From 1979 to 1983 he served as vice president and president of the Tennessee Folklore Society.


This collection consists of two boxes divided into two series:

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  1. Series I: Class Papers
  2. Series II: Research

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA