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Guide to the D.K. Wilgus Folklore Collection, Series IX-XVI
 

Accession Number: 67
D.K. Wilgus Folklore Collection, 1918-1989
5 Linear Feet
Online Catalog Record (BANC)


Overview & Series Description
Biography
Series I - Biographical
Series II - Teaching Materials
Series III - Writings
Series IV - Reference Material
Series V - Subject Files
Series VI - General Folklore Collections
Series VII - Field Recordings Indexes and Transcriptions
Series VIII - Student Folklore Collections
Series IX - Josiah Combs Folklore Collection
Series X - Herbert Halpert Folklore Collection
Series XI - Lynwood Montell Folklore Collection
Series XII - E.C. Perrow Folklore Collection
Series XIII - Leonard Roberts Folklore Collection
Series XIV - D.L. Thomas Folklore Collection
Series XV - Newspapers - Folklore and Local History
Series XVI - Ohio Valley Folk Research Project Publications

Series XVII - Kentucky Superstitions Card Archive

Related Berea College Archives

Josiah Combs Collection, SAA 71, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives
Bradley Kincaid Collection, SAA 13, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives
Leonard Roberts Collection, SAA 57, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Related Archives at Other Institutions

D.K. Wilgus Collection, Folklife Archives, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.
D.K. Wilgus Papers, Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
D.K. Wilgus Folksong Collection, Ethnomusicology Archive, University of California Los Angeles.

Series IX   Josiah Combs Folklore Collection Box 8
            
This series consists of correspondence, ballad and song texts conveyed to Wilgus by native Kentucky folklore scholar, Josiah Combs. Much of the material was obtained in connection with Wilgus's 1961 publication of Combs' early 1900s era ballad collection in the Kentucky Folklore Record. Also included is the original manuscript of Combs' Some Kentucky Highland Stories.

Box 8
  1. Josiah Combs Collection - Correspondence
  2. Josiah Combs Collection - Some Kentucky Highland Stories: Original MSS
  3. Josiah Combs Collection - Song Texts and Notes
  4. Josiah Combs Collection - Items Removed from Dulcimer Case
  5. Josiah Combs Collection - Miscellaneous Songs & Ballads
  6. Josiah Combs Collection - Edward (Ballad Texts)
  7. Josiah Combs Collection - Ballad Texts
  8. Josiah Combs Collection - Ballads Listed in Kentucky Folklore Record
  9. Botkin MS- Carey Woofter Collection - West Virginia Song Texts and Other Folk Material
Series X Herbert Halpert Folklore Collection Box 9

This series consists of ballad and song texts collected from students during the middle 1940s by folklorist Herbert Halpert while he was teaching at Murray State College (now University).

Box 9
  1. Herbert Halpert Collection - Song Texts
Series XI Lynwood Montell Folklore Collection Box 9

This series consists of ballad and song texts collected 1958-1970 by Western Kentucky State College Folklorist, Lynwood Montell.

Box 9 (cont.)

  1. Lynwood Montell Collection - Song Texts
Series XII E.C. Perrow Folklore Collection Box 9-10

This series consists of correspondence, song texts, and folklore narrative material collected from students by folklore scholar E.C. Perrow while he was teaching at the University of Louisville during the early teens of the 1900s. Narrative subject areas include anecdotes, games, riddles, rhymes, and superstitions.

Box 9
  1. E.C. Perrow Collection - Perrow Correspondence
  2. E.C. Perrow Collection - Miscellaneous Working Notes
  3. E.C. Perrow Collection - Miscellaneous Working Notes
  4. E.C. Perrow Collection - Anecdotes
  5. E.C. Perrow Collection - Games
  6. E.C. Perrow Collection - Games & Songs & Rhymes
  7. E.C. Perrow Collection - Riddles
  8. E.C. Perrow Collection - “Negro” Ballads & Songs
  9. E.C. Perrow Collection - Religious Ballads & Songs
  10. E.C. Perrow Collection - Song Texts
  11. E.C. Perrow Collection - Song Texts
Box 10
  1. E.C. Perrow Collection - Student Collections
  2. E.C. Perrow Collection - Folk Speech
  3. E.C. Perrow Collection - Superstitions
Series XIII Leonard Roberts Folklore Collection Box 10

This series consists of song texts and folklore narrative material collected from eastern Kentucky students in the 1960s by folklore scholar, Leonard Roberts. Narrative subject areas include jokes, rhymes, riddles, sayings, superstitions, tall tales, and tongue twisters.

Box 10 (cont.)
  1. Leonard Roberts Collection - Miscellaneous Folklore
Series XIV D.L. Thomas Folklore Collection Box 10

This series consists of song texts and folk speech material collected from various persons by Centre College faculty member, D.L. Thomas during the early teens of the 1900s.

Box 10 (cont.)
  1. D.L. Thomas Collection - Correspondence
  2. D.L. Thomas Collection - Song Texts
  3. D.L. Thomas Collection - Corrie Hammontree Song Texts
  4. D.L. Thomas Collection - Folk Speech
Series XV Newspapers - Folklore and Local History Box 10
 
Box 10 (cont.)
  1. Newspaper clippings - Joe Creason
  2. Newspaper Clippings - Hazard Herald
  3. Newspaper Clippings - Hector Lee
  4. Newspaper Clippings - The Reno Gang
  5. Miscellaneous Kentucky Folklore - Russellville Messenger
  6. Newspaper Clippings - Nevyle Shackelford
  7. Ballads - Folk Songs
  8. Newspaper Clippings - E.J. Sutherland
  9. Newspaper Clippings - Tales of the Tall Timber
  10. Newspaper Clippings - Allen M. Trout Greetings
Series XVI Ohio Valley Folk Research Project Publications Box 11

This series consists of folklore and local history publications of the Ohio Valley Folk Research Project conducted in the late 1950s by the Ross County Historical Society, Chillicothe, Ohio. They appear to be limited edition booklets and are quite distinctive in that the covers of each booklet are made of wallpaper.

Box 11

          A-F
  1. Adam Puckett Tales (Lawrence County, OH)
  2. App Queen Day (Wayne County, WV)
  3. Astronomical Medical Calendar
  4. Autograph Verses (Youngstown, OH)
  5. Bee Lore (Ohio Valley)
  6. Billy Ireland (Ohio Cartoonist)
  7. Brimstone Hollow (Southern Ohio Folk Tale)
  8. Brownie's Old Gray Mare
  9. Burning the Calico Candle
  10. Cat on the Highway
  11. Chic Chic the Rooster King of Ashville, OH
  12. Christmas at High Bank Prairie
  13. Cincinnati Riot of 1884
  14. Devil Child
  15. A Dress for the Hangin'
  16. Duyvelscar (Ways and Wonders of Wolves)
  17. Eighty Years of Ohio Folklore
  18. Folk Cures and Remedies

    G-J
  19. Giant Pink Lizard (Catlick Creek Valley)
  20. Ghost of Enos Kay
  21. Gragg's County Store
  22. Grandpa Perry and His Ice Machine
  23. Great Fish in the Wreck
  24. Great Rattlesnake Roundup
  25. Headless Horseman of Cherry Hill
  26. Hewitt the Hermit
  27. Hoppy Toads of the Ohio Valley
  28. Horses in Atom War
  29. Hyacinth an Ohio Folk Fable
  30. Idy the Fox Chasing Cow
  31. John Linton's Watermelon Party

    K-N
  32. Kansas Wind Gauge
  33. Kentucky Mule
  34. Kentucky Snake Superstitions
  35. Kiss of Death: An Ohio Folktale
  36. Lost Town
  37. Mammoth Legend
  38. Miami's Pot of Gold
  39. Mike Fink
  40. Mine Dogs and Dog Miners
  41. Miss Dilley's Dying Days
  42. Missing Gravestones: An Ohio Folktale
  43. Mr. Bradle and the Folklorists
  44. Moss and His Mare
  45. Murdersome Molly: A Tennessee Folktale

    O-R
  46. Oh I Wish I Was Back in Knock-em-stiff
  47. Ohio Place Names
  48. Ohio Folklore Society Newsletter, No. 1 Spring 1956
  49. Old Robert Shoemaker - Mighty Hunter
  50. Owl in the Ohio Valley
  51. Patience
  52. Passenger Pigeons
  53. Possum Trot
  54. Prime Minister's Cousin
  55. P'ss 'N Boots
  56. Red-Nosed Hound
  57. Reminiscences of Captain Black
  58. Rustic Pastime (Verse)

    S-Z
  59. Sammy (Poem)
  60. Shorty’s Mule
  61. Sister Cat and Brother Mouse
  62. South in Troubled Times
  63. Strange Death of Frederick Zimmerman
  64. Temporary Thad
  65. Trial and Punishment of Mr. Brannon
  66. Two Iron Kettles
  67. Uncle Remus in Syracuse
  68. Vegetarian Mosquito
  69. West Virginia Ballads
  70. Witchcraft in Butter-Making
  71. Wreck of the Lucy Walker

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