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Bain Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3826
Abstract

This collection consists of materials belonging to botanist Samuel Bain and his family. Most materials in the collection are related to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Dates: circa 1900-1942

Folklore Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2021
Abstract

This collection houses student papers written for Michael A. Lofaro's folklore class at the University of Tennessee.

Dates: 1993-1994

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3782
Abstract

This collection contains oral histories about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through interviews of people who lived in the area in the early twentieth century. These interviews were conducted by students from the University of Tennessee in Anthropology and Appalachian Folklore classes.

Dates: 1980s-2000s

Michael A. Lofaro Folklore Class Projects

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3337
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...
Dates: 2009 June 30

Michael Lofaro Class Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3202
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1978-2007 July (bulk 2007 April-July)

Michael Lofaro Class Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1257
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.

Dates: 1977-1984

Michael Lofaro Class Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1545
Abstract

This group of material is made up of student projects from Dr. Michael Lofaro's class on folklore. The papers are arranged by the general subject and then by the student's last name. Cassette and Video tapes accompany some of the papers. Numbers in parentheses indicate identification number for cassette tapes corresponding to student papers. Cassettes and video tapes are found in Box 5.

Dates: circa 1990-2005

Michael Lofaro Class Papers Regarding Folklore

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1336
Abstract

This collection houses student papers written for Michael A. Lofaro's folklore class. Among the subjects discussed are arts and crafts, ghosts, jokes, magic, superstitions, proverbs, and songs.

Dates: 1985-1986

Michael Lofaro Folklore Class Papers

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Identifier: MS-2641
Abstract

This collection is composed of student projects from Dr. Michael Lofaro's class on folklore. There is a wide range of topics from Appalachian quilts, superstitions, and home remedies to drinking games, BDSM slang, and jump rope rhymes. It includes student papers from the following semesters: Spring 1999, Summer 1999, Fall 1999, Spring 2001, and Summer 2005. Audiotapes, videotapes, computer disks, and photographs accompany some projects.

Dates: 1999-2005

Michael Lofaro Folklore Class Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1973
Abstract

This collection houses two student projects conducted as part of Dr. Michael Lofaro's class on American folklore at the University of Tennessee dating from 2004 and 2007. The first project consists of a study of 50 proverbial phrases, traditional remedies, jokes, stories, jingles, and superstitions and includes VHS video footage. The second project consists of 25 folk remedies.

Dates: 2004-2007

Norbert F. Riedl Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1075
Abstract

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

Dates: 1981

Norbert F. Riedl Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1168
Abstract

This collection houses papers pertaining to Norbert Riedl's study of folklore while at the University of Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1960s-1970s

Wilma Dykeman Papers Concerning Highland Homeland

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3778
Abstract

This collection consists of papers, deeds, contracts, tax receipts, manuscript drafts, audio tapes, research notes, and correspondence related to the publication of Highland Homeland: The People of the Great Smokies written by Wilma Dykeman and son, James R. "Jim" Stokely III, published in 1978.

Dates: 1972-1974, 1978, undated