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Children Of A One-Eyed God: Impairment In The Myth And Memory Of Medieval Scandinavia, Michael David Lawson May 2019

Children Of A One-Eyed God: Impairment In The Myth And Memory Of Medieval Scandinavia, Michael David Lawson

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Using the lives of impaired individuals catalogued in the Íslendingasögur as a narrative framework, this study examines medieval Scandinavian social views regarding impairment from the ninth to the thirteenth century. Beginning with the myths and legends of the eddic poetry and prose of Iceland, it investigates impairment in Norse pre-Christian belief; demonstrating how myth and memory informed medieval conceptualizations of the body. This thesis counters scholarly assumptions that the impaired were universally marginalized across medieval Europe. It argues that bodily difference, in the Norse world, was only viewed as a limitation when it prevented an individual from fulfilling roles that ...


Yager, Liz (Fa 1276), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Yager, Liz (Fa 1276), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1276. Student folk studies project [“Songs and Epitaphs,”] which includes survey sheets with with the lyrics of folk songs and epitaphs in Oldham County, Kentucky. Sheets may include brief description of the folk song, lyrics, epitaph, date collected, and informant’s name and age.


Gray, Timothy L. (Fa 1280), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Gray, Timothy L. (Fa 1280), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1280. Student paper titled “Superstition or Belief on Coach and Athlete” in which Timothy Gray examines the relationships between sports players and their coaches through a folkloric lens. In his paper, Gray describes a brief history of how belief has impacted the ways in which sports are played and the effects, whether positive or negative, of enacting certain superstitious practices before games. The paper also includes a small collection of superstitions and beliefs gathered from close friends and professional coaches.


Kohlmeyer, Kandy (Fa 1278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Kohlmeyer, Kandy (Fa 1278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1278. Student paper titled “Texas Legends” in which Kandy Kohlmeyer gathers together two tales, one known as “The Legend of Armicosa Mission” and the other “The Legend of the Vision.” In her brief preface, Kohlmeyer explains that she collected the tales from a Mexican woman named Francis Garcia while Kohlmeyer was on vacation in Alice, Texas.


Harper, Laura (Fa 1277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Harper, Laura (Fa 1277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1277. Student paper titled “Beliefs, Planting and Weather Signs, and Place Names” in which Laura Harper gathers together a number of practices and ideas based on traditional folklore wisdom. Harper collected the information from family members and neighbors. The paper includes handwritten note cards arranged by theme.


Tuell, Gwynne (Fa 1279), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Tuell, Gwynne (Fa 1279), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1279. Student paper titled “Folktales and Sayings” in which Gwynne Tuell gathers together a small number of materials relating to popular beliefs, proverbs, and superstitions.


White, Linda C. (Fa 1275), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

White, Linda C. (Fa 1275), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1275. Student folk studies project titled “The Bloodshed Legacy: Historical Legends of Civil War Guerilla Activity in Western Appalachia,” which includes descriptions of historic folk legends in eastern Kentucky and Tennessee. Transcriptions of interviews on reel-to-reel tapes may include description of the legend, date collected, and informant’s name and address.


Bemiss, Roger (Fa 1274), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Bemiss, Roger (Fa 1274), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1274. Student paper titled “Barb Wire” in which Roger Bemiss includes black and white photographs of an assortment of barb wire designs. Bemiss includes the official name of each type of wire as well as the date that it was patented.


Stewart, Karen (Fa 1273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Stewart, Karen (Fa 1273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1273. Student paper titled “Negro Gospel Music at Barnes Chapel Methodist Church” in which Karen Stewart describes a singular all-day “singing” held at the church in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, in February 1971. Stewart offers a brief description of her fieldwork methods including research and recording and provides an abbreviated background on each of her musical informants. Stewart also recounts the songs that were sung and notes recurrent themes throughout the music. The paper also includes the words to each hymn, a black and white photograph of the performers, and two reel-to-reel audiotapes.


Fulkerson, Brenda (Fa 1272), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Fulkerson, Brenda (Fa 1272), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1272. Student folk studies project titled “[Rhymes, Legends, Beliefs and Proverbs of Ohio County],” which includes descriptions of local folk legends and beliefs in Ohio County, Kentucky. Descriptions may include title of the legend, date collected, and informant’s name and address. Note cards include rhyme, belief or proverb, date collected, and informant’s name.


Shuffett, Carolyn (Fa 1271), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Shuffett, Carolyn (Fa 1271), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1271. Student folk studies project titled “Green County Tales,” which includes titles of local folk legends and songs in Green County, Kentucky. Descriptions may include title of the legend or song, lyrics, informant’s name and address.


Williams, Pat (Fa 1270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Williams, Pat (Fa 1270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1270. Student paper titled “Jump Rope Rhymes” in which Pat Williams gathers together an assortment of grade-school rhymes and chants. Williams collected material from friends and family members, and the paper includes a brief biography of each informant.


Parker, Sandra (Fa 1269), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Parker, Sandra (Fa 1269), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1269. Student paper titled “Dormitory Stories” in which Sandra Parker collects variants and subtypes of a popular urban legend regarding a student’s death on Western Kentucky University’s campus. Parker provides a brief historic background on the tale and addresses common motifs present in a majority of the narratives. Parker gathered stories from two other WKU students.


Dailey, Jan (Fa 1268), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Dailey, Jan (Fa 1268), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1268. Student paper titled “The Dorm Death: An Analysis of a Tale” in which Jan Dailey collects variants and subtypes of a popular urban legend regarding a student’s death on WKU’s campus. Dailey provides a brief historic background on the tale and addresses common motifs present in a majority of the narratives. Dailey gathered stories from multiple students living on WKU’s campus.


George, John R. (Fa 1267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

George, John R. (Fa 1267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1267. Student paper titled “Buried Alive” in which John George collects variants of a popular urban legend regarding a young woman who was buried alive with a valuable piece of jewelry, most often alarge diamond ring. George gathered stories from residents who lived in several counties throughout Kentucky.


Welker, Susan (Fa 1264), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Welker, Susan (Fa 1264), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1264. Student folk studies project titled “Research on the Hazel Daniel Collection of Folksongs,” which includes song titles of traditional folk ballads from the Hazel Daniel Folksong Collection. Descriptions may include title of the ballad, classification, alphabetical list, chronological list, and where published with page number.


Wilson, Debbe Jean (Fa 1263), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Wilson, Debbe Jean (Fa 1263), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1263. Student folk studies project titled “Songs of Hazel Daniel,” which includes song titles of traditional folk ballads from the Hazel Daniel Folksong Collection. Descriptions may include title of the ballad, where published, ballad number, and page number. This is a continuation of the student project FA 1262 done by Peggy Louise Bradley.


Drake, Marilyn (Fa 1265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Drake, Marilyn (Fa 1265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1265. Student paper titled “A Historic-Geographic Study of Tale Type 990” in which Marilyn Drake attempts to locate the origins of a folktale about a woman buried with a ring on her finger. The paper examines subtypes, variants, and archetypes of the tale and includes motifs present in each narrative. Drake collected her folktales from informants in south central Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and England.


Watkins, Ronald (Fa 1266), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Watkins, Ronald (Fa 1266), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1266. Student paper titled “An Historic-Geographic Study of the ‘Face in the Wall’” in which Ronald Watkins attempts to locate the exact origins of a popular folktale. Ronald examines fifty variants of the same narrative and outlines traits found in each tale. The paper includes summaries of archetypes, characters, settings, and facial features of the apparition. Watkins gathered his stories from a volume title Indiana Folklore written by Ronald Baker in 1969.


Bradley, Peggy Louise (Fa 1262), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Bradley, Peggy Louise (Fa 1262), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1262. Student folk studies project titled “Annotated Folksongs,” which includes song titles of traditional folk ballads from the Hazel Daniel Folksong Collection. Descriptions may include title of the ballad, where published, ballad number, and page number.


Blair, Robert M., Et Al. (Fa 1260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Blair, Robert M., Et Al. (Fa 1260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1260. Student collection titled “Buggy Shed” in which Robert Blair, Kenneth Conrad, and Bernal Buis briefly describe the construction and function of several “buggy houses” throughout Kentucky. Collection includes photographs of outbuildings.


Aaron, Phillip Reeves (Fa 1259), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Aaron, Phillip Reeves (Fa 1259), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1259. Student paper titled “Local Tales and Legends” in which Phillip R. Aaron gathers together a collection of anecdotes, beliefs, and jokes relating to various regions throughout Kentucky.


Colvin, Dianne (Fa 1257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Colvin, Dianne (Fa 1257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1257. Student paper titled “A Dialect Study of the Palestine Community [Taylor County, Kentucky]” in which Dianne Colvin attempts to locate a discernible language pattern among residents living and working in the area. Addressing vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation, Colvin analyzes a set of surveys, which focused on both diction and syntax. Included in the paper are informant biographies, a map of the region, and individual survey responses.


Purcell, Janice (Fa 1261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Purcell, Janice (Fa 1261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1261. Student folk studies project titled “Three Traditional Singers: Texts and Analysis,” which includes lyrics and descriptions of traditional folk ballads recorded in Green County, Kentucky and West Huntington, West Virginia. Descriptions may include name of the ballad, location learned, history, variants, traditional aspects, and informant’s name, age and location.


Thompson, Elois (Fa 1258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Thompson, Elois (Fa 1258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1258. Student paper titled “Uncle Henry and the Kentucky Mountaineers” in which Elois Thompson details the life and career of “farmer, soldier, boxer, dairy-farm employee, comedian, aircraft factory employee, and hillbilly musician” Henry Green Warren. Thompson describes Warren’s childhood in Green County, his beginnings as a host on a popular radio program, and his time as a musician in several country music bands. Collection contains a draft of the original paper with the editor’s notes and the final copy of Thompson’s paper.


Wheeldon, Jeffrey (Fa 1256), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Wheeldon, Jeffrey (Fa 1256), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1256. Student project titled “Origin of Place Names [Pulaski County, Kentucky],” completed for a geography class at Campbellsville College. Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of Pulaski County, Kentucky, sites. Sheets may include name of the site, location, history, and informant’s name and age.


Petot, Virginia (Fa 1249), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Petot, Virginia (Fa 1249), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1249. Student folk studies project titled “The Status of the Country Store,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of structures in Taylor County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a name of the business, location, dates, and photo. Paper discusses the demise of the general store in rural Taylor County.


Abell, Ruth Ann And Betty Mcgaughey (Fa 1254), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Abell, Ruth Ann And Betty Mcgaughey (Fa 1254), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1254. Student paper titled “Ponds” in which Ruth Ann Abell and Betty McGaughey describe two ponds on farms located in Nelson County. Paper includes two black and white photographs of the ponds and a hand drawn illustration of a spring-fed pond.


Farmer, Lynn, Et Al. (Fa 1251), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Farmer, Lynn, Et Al. (Fa 1251), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1251. Small collection titled “Irish Tales” in which students gathered assorted jokes, proverbs, and anecdotes relating to Irish culture. Paper includes list of collectors and informants.


Wagner, Betty Ann, Et. Al (Fa 1250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Wagner, Betty Ann, Et. Al (Fa 1250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1250. Student collection titled “Folk Architecture” in which students survey buildings and naturally occurring geological formations throughout several counties in Kentucky. Students researched barns, churches, shacks, restaurants, banks, and courthouses. Black and white photographs are included within the collection along with a brief description of each location. Some photos missing from collection.