Brunvand, Jan Harold

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Jan Harold Brunvand was a professor of English at the University of Utah, an author, and an expert on urban U.S. folklore.

From the guide to the Jan Harold Brunvand papers, 1956-1999, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)


Brunvand was born March 23, 1933 in Cadillac, Michigan; BA and MA, Michigan State University (1955 and 1957); attended University of Oslo, 1956-57; PhD., Indiana University, 1961; assistant professor of English, University of Idaho, Moscow, 1961-65; associate professor of English, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1965-66; associate professor (1966-71) and professor (1971- ) of English and folklore, University of Utah, Salt Lake City; author of The vanishing hitchhiker: American urban legends and their meanings (1981); editor, The study of american folklore (1968); author of syndicated column, “Urban legends,” 1987-92.

From the guide to the Jan Harold Brunvand Papers, 1966, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Jan Harold Brunvand papers, 1956-1999 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
referencedIn IU Folklore Institute, 1987 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Folklore and Ethnomusicology Publications records, 1942-2004, (bulk 1968-2004) Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management
creatorOf Jan Harold Brunvand Papers, 1966 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
referencedIn Dorson mss., 1925-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Papers, 1963-1972 University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
referencedIn Horace Mason Reynolds papers, 1895-1965. Houghton Library
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Folklore--United States
Universities and colleges--Faculty--Archival resources
Folklorists--United States--Archival resources




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