Michael Lofaro Class Papers
This group of material is made up of student projects from Dr. Michael Lofaro's class on folklore written between 1977 and 1984. The papers are arranged by: first, the general subject; second, the student's last name; and third, the specific focus of the study. Cassette tapes accompany some of the papers.
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This group of material is made up of student projects from Dr. Michael Lofaro's class on folklore written between 1977 and 1984. The papers are arranged by: first, the general subject; second, the student's last name; and third, the specific focus of the study.
Dr. Michael A. Lofaro (b. 1948) has been teaching at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville since 1975. He received a bachelor's of science degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1970, and went on to the University of Maryland for his MA (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 six boxes. The papers are arranged alphabetically by general topic. Unusual project topics may be found in Box 5 in a folder titled "Other." Cassette tapes are found in Box 6; any paper with a corresponding cassette tape will include an identifying number in parenthesis in the paper's file title. Some subject areas have been merged into single topics to simplify the arrangement:
- Ballads - see Songs
- Beliefs - see Superstitions
- Cures - see Remedies
- Legends, Stories - see Tales
- Material Culture - see Arts, Crafts, etc.
- Planting Lore - see Agricultural Lore