Chase, Richard, 1904-1988

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American folklorist, storyteller, and collector of folktales. Works include Grandfather Tales, the Jack Tales, and American Folk Tales and Songs.

From the description of Richard Chase collection, 1983 Nov. 3 [videorecording]. (East Tennessee State University). WorldCat record id: 36093722

Richard Chase was a folklorist who collected folktales in Watauga County, N.C. and western Virginia. He wrote several books including The Jack Tales, American Folk Tales and Songs, and The Grandfather Tales.

From the description of Richard Chase papers 1928-1988. (Western North Carolina Library Network). WorldCat record id: 50563457

Richard Chase (1904-1988) was a folklorist who collected folk tales in Watauga County (N.C.) and western Virginia. He wrote several books including Jack Tales, American Folk Tales and Songs, and The Grandfather Tales.

From the description of Richard Chase manuscript 1955. (Western North Carolina Library Network). WorldCat record id: 50563514

Writer and lecturer on folklore; teller of tales; conductor of folk festivals; awarded Southern California Council on Literature award in 1970 for contribution to field of folklore for children.

From the description of Home to Canaan; a negro folkplay from Bible narrative, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1934. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122594118

Richard Chase was born in 1904 near Huntsville, Alabama. He was a folklorist, editor, and author. His renown as a storyteller of Appalachian folktales was paralleled by the numerous collections of folktales he edited. He died in 1988.

Biographical source: Something About the Author, vol 56 p. 25-26.

From the guide to the Richard Chase Papers, 1943-1948, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Govan, Christine Noble, 1898-1985. Gilbert and Christine Govan letters, circa 1932-1973. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
referencedIn Blakemore, John A. (John Augustus), 1894-1986. John A. Blakemore papers, 1928-1980 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Chase, Richard, 1904-1988. Richard Chase manuscript 1955. Appalachian State University, ASU
creatorOf Chase, Richard, 1904-1988. Richard Chase papers 1928-1988. Appalachian State University, ASU
creatorOf Chase, Richard, 1904-1988. Isabel Gordon Carter collection, 1921-1942. Library of Congress
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. Max Lerner papers, 1927-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf John Powell Foundation. Papers of the John Powell Foundation [manuscript] 1914-76. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Chase, Richard, 1904-1988. Richard Chase collection, 1983 Nov. 3 [videorecording]. East Tennessee State University, TET
referencedIn Oxford, Cheryl. Cheryl Oxford collection, 1981-1988 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Chase, Richard, 1904-1988. Home to Canaan; a negro folkplay from Bible narrative, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1934. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Boatwright, Howard. Cock Robin : Virginia version, collected by Richard Chase / [setting by] Howard Boatwright. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Richard Gaither Walser Papers, 1918-1988 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Chase, Richard, 1904-1988. Richard Chase manuscript 1955. Appalachian State University, ASU
referencedIn Heiman, Ben, 1914-1988. Ben Heiman folklore collection 1972-1988 papers, journals, books, video and audiotapes. Berea College, Hutchins Library
creatorOf Richard Chase Papers, 1943-1948 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections
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associatedWith Appalachian State University. W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Appalachian State University. W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Blakemore, John A. (John Augustus), 1894-1986. person
associatedWith Boatwright, Howard. person
associatedWith Chase, Richard, 1904- person
associatedWith Govan, Christine Noble, 1898-1985. person
associatedWith Heiman, Ben, 1914-1988. person
associatedWith John Powell Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902- person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. person
associatedWith Oxford, Cheryl. person
associatedWith Trivette, Dean. person
associatedWith Walser, Richard Gaither, 1908-1988. person
associatedWith Ward family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Appalachian Region, Southern
Subject
African Americans
Bible
Bible plays
Folk drama
Folklore
Folk music
Folk songs, English
Homosexuality
Jack tales
Storytelling
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Birth 1904-02-15

Death 1988-02-02

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