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Guide to the Nora Morgan Lewis Folktale Collection

Accession Number: 96
Nora Morgan Lewis Folktale Collection
Bulk: 1950s
0.4 linear ft.


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Provenance: Copies donated to Special Collections, Hutchins Library, Berea College, by Nora Lewis's Son, Jack Lewis on July 21, 2003.

Preferred Citation: Nora Lewis Folktale Collection, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea Ky.

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This collection consists of copies of manuscripts from the narrative traditions of the Farmer-Muncy-Lewis family of Leslie County, Kentucky. These 38 folktales are mainly from the repertoire of Sidney Farmer Muncy and were written down by her daughter, Nora Morgan Lewis in the 1950s.

Box List
1 Manuscript Box

Box List:

  1. “The Bad Wolf”- edited typescript
  2. “The Bear Hunt”- edited ms.
  3. “Be Witched”- 2 edited ms.
  4. “The Boy Rode the Witch”- edited ms.
  5. “Bully Borns”- edited ms.
  6. “The Cat and the Mouse”- edited typescript
  7. “The End of Mr. Fox”- edited ms., edited typescript
  8. “Flannel Mouth”- edited ms.
  9. “Fool Jack”- edited ms.
  10. “The Fortune of the Fox”- edited typescript
  11. “Grown-Toe”- edited ms.
  12. “It Came From the Loft”- edited ms.
  13. “Jack and the Bull Strap”- edited ms.
  14. “Jack and the Club, Out of the Bag, Club It.”-edited ms.
  15. “Jack Finds the Headless Man”-edited ms.
  16. “Jack Kills Old Beard”- edited ms.
  17. “Jack Seeks His Fortune”-edited ms.
  18. “Just Jack”-edited ms.
  19. “Lady Margaret”- edited ms.
  20. “The Lazy Terrapin”- typescript and 2 carbon copies.
  21. “The Little Elf Man”- edited typescript
  22. “The Little Girl in the Peach Dress”- computer-generated typescript written by Jack Lewis’s granddaughter Lauren Reed Clontz on the basis of a telling by Jack Lewis 9/21/95
  23. “The Lost Baby Bear”- computer typescript
  24. “Piggy Wee”- edited ms.
  25. “The Rabbit Patch”- edited typescript
  26. “Raw Head and Bloody Bones”- edited typescript
  27. “The Rich Woman”- edited ms.
  28. “Sarvice Time”- stapled, edited ms.
  29. “She ate from the old yoe’s ear”- edited ms.
  30. “She Killed a deer”- edited ms.
  31. “Sook Pide Sook”- typescript
  32. “The Squirrels”- edited typescript
  33. “Sweet Willie"/“Lady Margaret”- edited ms.
  34. “The Three Balls of Yarn”- edited typescript [one side]
  35. “They Rode a Dead Bear”- edited manuscript
  36. “The White Horse and the Black Mule”- edited ms.

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