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Michael Lofaro Class Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1257

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.

Dates

  • 1977-1984

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

9 Linear Feet

Abstract

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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

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:

  1. Ballads - see Songs
  2. Beliefs - see Superstitions
  3. Cures - see Remedies
  4. Legends, Stories - see Tales
  5. Material Culture - see Arts, Crafts, etc.
  6. Planting Lore - see Agricultural Lore

Related Materials

Other Michael Lofaro Folklore Collections may be found in MS.1336, MS.1545, MS.1891, and MS.2641. Other folklore collections can be found in MS.1169: James B. Gardner Manuscript; MS.2021: Folklore Collection; and the Norbert F. Riedl Collections: MS.0954, MS.1075, and MS.1168.

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