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Michael A. Lofaro Folklore Class Projects

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3337

These projects were completed as part of a class entitled Introduction to Folklore that Dr. Michael A. Lofaro taught during the summer of 2009. Twenty-three students compiled information from various oral sources to analyze local folklore and checked the validity of these reports with written sources. Most of the students interviewed informants to examine haunting stories, supernatural phenomena, natural remedies, vernacular idioms, superstitions, and other subjects. In their reports, they sought to analyze the origins of their topics and to deduce their cultural meanings. Some reports include audio interviews on compact discs.

Dates

  • 2009 June 30

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

These projects were completed as part of a class entitled Introduction to Folklore that Dr. Michael A. Lofaro taught during the summer of 2009. Twenty-three students compiled information from various oral sources to analyze local folklore and checked the validity of these reports with written sources. Most of the students interviewed informants to examine haunting stories, supernatural phenomena, natural remedies, vernacular idioms, superstitions, and other subjects. In their reports, they sought to analyze the origins of their topics and to deduce their cultural meanings. Some reports include audio interviews on compact discs.

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.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Acquisition Note

These projects were donated to Special Collections.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480