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Norbert F. Riedl Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1075

This collection houses papers written in 1981 by students in Benita Howell's folklore class at the University of Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1981

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

1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection houses papers written in 1981 by students in Benita Howell's folklore class at the University of Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Norbert Franz Riedl was born in Eisenstadt, Austria, on February 16, 1930. While studying at the University of Vienna, he spent a year at the University of New Mexico as a Smith-Mundt exchange student (1951-1952). It was during this visit that Riedl formed his lifelong attachment to the United States. He graduated from the University of Vienna with his PhD in 1954, and returned to the United States with his wife, Joan (an American whom Riedl met while both were studying in Vienna), in 1956. The couple settled in Princeton, New Jersey, where Riedl worked for the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Six years later, Riedl accepted a position in the University of Tennessee's Department of Anthropology studying folklore. He published several papers on folk culture studies in Journal of American Folklore and Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin. He remained at UT as a professor until his untimely death on March 25, 1975.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one box.

Related Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult:

  1. MS.0954, Norbert F. Riedl Collection, 1965-1975
  2. MS.1168, Norbert F. Riedl Papers, circa 1960s-1970s

Repository Details

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

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