USU student folklore genre collection of character legends 1960-2011

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USU student folklore genre collection of character legends, 1960-2011

USU student folklore genre collection of character legends 1960-2011

Character legends collected by undergraduate students in USU (1960s to present) and BYU (1960 to 1978) folklore classes. Collected primarily in Utah, the items focus principally on folklore of the Western U.S.

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Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Smith, Joseph, jr., 1805-1844

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First president of the Mormon Church and mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois. From the description of Arrest warrant, 1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367395229 First president of the Mormon Church and Illinois militia leader. From the description of Letter, 1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435774 Founder of the Mormon Church and its first president. From the description of Diaries, 1832-1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609014 ...

Villa, Pancho (José Doroteo Arango Arámbula), 1878–1923

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Trà̂n, Hưng Đạo 1226-1300

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Roberts, B.H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933

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Roberts was a member of the First Council of the Seventy, as well as a writer and historian. From the guide to the MS 1278 B. H. Roberts collection 1883-1933 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library) Kenney is a Mormon author and historian. From the guide to the Scott G. Kenney research materials, 1820-1984, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Historian, author, and Mormon Church leader. From the description of Pape...

Capone, Al, 1899-1947

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Clanton Brothers

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Hickman, William Adams, 1815-1883

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Nineteenth century attorney in the Territory of Utah. From the guide to the William Adams Hickman petition, 1859, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Peace officer in Utah. From the description of Autobiography, ca. 1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122495093 ...

Du Guesclin, Bertrand, comte de Longueville, approximately 1320-1380

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Shipp, Ellis Reynolds, 1847-1939

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Female physician, polygamous wife. From the description of Collection, 1875-1955. (Utah Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122497744 Ellis Reynolds Shipp was born 20 January 1847 in David City, Iowa. Her parents joined the LDS Church and emigrated to Utah in 1852. In 1866, Ellis married Milford Shipp. She entered the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1875, graduating three years later. She wrote numerous medical articles and papers and was elected to Utah's Ha...

Boggs, Lillburn W., 1792-1860

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Governor of Missouri. From the description of Letters received, 1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122322673 From the description of Lillburn Boggs address, 1838. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451539 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Jefferson, Missouri, to J. M. Bullock, Secretary of State of Kentucky, 1837 Jun. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270521510 First Alcalde of the District of Sonoma, Territory of Upper Calif. Fr...

Cowley, Matthew, 1897-1953

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Matthew Cowley (1897-1953) was a lawyer, missionary, and ecclesiastical leader Utah and Oceania. He served a Mormon mission president in New Zealand between 1938 and 1945, and as an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1945 and 1953. From the description of Matthew Cowley photographs, circa 1940s. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367827709 Apostle in the Mormon Church, 1945-1953. He served in New Zealand as a missionary for the Mormon Church. ...

Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 (Spirit)

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German chancellor and Führer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Munich, to Frau Schwarz, 1940 Jul. 27. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 78912366 Hitler was leader of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party (1920-1921) and chancellor and Führer of Germany (1933-1945). From the guide to the Adolf Hitler collection of calligraphic poems, 1923 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Found i...

Rockwell, Orrin Porter, 1813-1878

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Monson, Thomas S., 1927-

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Thomas Spencer Monson (born 1927) was called as an Apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1963. He began work with the Deseret News in 1948. In that organization he served as an advertising executive and later Sales Manager of the Deseret News Press. He holds a degree in business from the University of Utah (1948), an MBA from Brigham Young University, and several honorary docorates. From the guide to the Thomas S. Monson letter and Mormon missionary pamphlets ...

McKay, Gunn (Koln Gunn), 1925-2000

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Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917

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Buffalo Bill was employed as a scout by the United States 5th Cavalry, 1868-1872. In 1869 he participated in the Battle of Summit Springs, Colorado, in which the 5th Cavalry defeated Cheyenne Indians. From the description of Letter : Saint Louis, Missouri, to Joseph Witherspoon Cook, Greenwood, South Dakota, 1896 May 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162229 From the description of Letter : Saint Louis, Mo., to Joseph Witherspoon Cook, Greenwood, S.D., 1896 May 23. (Unkno...

Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972

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American religious leader and tenth president of the Mormon Church. From the guide to the Joseph Fielding Smith letters, 1938-1945, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Smith was ordained as an Apostle on 7 April 1910, as acting president of the Twelve on 30 September 1950, as president of the Quorum of the Twelve on 9 April 1951, as a counselor in the First Presidency on 29 October 1965, and as president of the Church on 23 January 1970. From the guide to the MS 4...

Kennedy John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy of Brookline, Massachusetts. John Kennedy, the second of nine children, attended Choate Academy (1932-1935), Princeton University (1935-36), Harvard College (1936-40), and Stanford Business School (1941). In 1940, he published a book based on his senior thesis entitled "Why England Slept." The book criticized British policy of Appeasement. In 1941, Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. In August 1943, Kenn...

Knight, Jesse, 1845-1921

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Professor of psychology at Brigham Young University. From the guide to the Mark K. Allen papers, 1907-1985, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Utah businessman and philanthropist. From the description of Jesse Knight papers, 1856-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122629822 From the guide to the Jesse Knight papers, 1856-1945, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Knight was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was a pr...

James, Jesse, 1847-1882

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Grant, Heber J. (Heber Jeddy), 1856-1945

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Grant was a member of Quorum of the Twelve, 1882-1918, and President of the Church, 1918-1945. From the guide to the MS 1233 Heber J. Grant collection 1852-1945 (bulk 1880-1945) (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library) Kenney is a Mormon author and historian. From the guide to the Scott G. Kenney research materials, 1820-1984, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Mormon Church leader who served as an apostle and as the seventh ...

McConkie, Bruce R.

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Member of the Quroum of the Twelve Apostles for the Mormon Church. From the description of Notes of the talk, 1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122480225 From the guide to the Notes of the talk, 1981, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Mormon theologian, author, and apostle in the Mormon Church. From the description of Letter, 1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536245 Apostle of the Mormon Church. From the description of Spee...

Cassidy, Butch, b. 1866-

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Kimball, Spencer W., 1895-1985

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Apostle and later President of the Mormon Church. From the description of Letter and certificate, 1954-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122494832 From the guide to the Spencer W. Kimball letter and certificate, 1954-1959, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Mormon apostle and later president of the Mormon Church. From the description of Letter to Francis Kirkham, 1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122608532 Filming completed with 41 reels. ...

Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898

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Mormon genealogist, temple recorder, historian, and member of the Utah Militia. He died in 1906. From the guide to the Moses Franklin Farnsworth papers, 1870-1900, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898) was the fourth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the description of Papers, 1873-1903. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 51605992 Fourth President of the Mormon Church. Fr...

Kimball, Heber C. (Heber Chase), 1801-1868

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Mormon apostle. From the description of Diaries, 1845-1846. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122630452 From the guide to the Heber Chase Kimball diaries, 1845-1846, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Mormon Church leader and polygynist, who served as first counselor to President Brigham Young. From the description of Letter, 1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122645075 From the description of Letter, 1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 12262253...

Utah State University. Folklore Program

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Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989

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Juanita Brooks was born in 1898 in the Mormon village of Bunkerville, Nevada. She married Ernest Pulsipher on 10 October 1919 in St. George, Utah. He died of cancer fifteen months later, leaving Juanita a widow with a four-month-old son. Following the death of her husband, Juanita decided to go to college. She was employed in several capacities as she worked her way through school, first at Dixie Junior College in St. George, Utah, and then at Brigham Young University. Following graduation, she ...

Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881

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Young, Brigham, 1801-1877

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Second president of the Mormon Church. From the description of Certificate, 1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122630973 American religious leader, second president of the Mormon Church, first governor of the Territory of Utah, and colonizer who significantly influenced the development of the American West. From the description of Cash ledger books, 1862-1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122480196 From the description of Cash ledger books 1862-1877 ...

McKay, David O. (David Oman), 1873-1970

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McKay served in Quorum of the Twelve, 1906-1934; as counselor in First Presidency, 1934-1951; and as President of the Church, 1951-1970. From the guide to the MS 8524 David O. Mckay addresses and papers circa 1906-1970 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library) Mormon businessman in Logan, Utah. From the guide to the Joseph Morrell letters received, 1883-1906, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Apostle of the Mormon church. ...

Brown, Hugh B., 1883-1975

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Hugh B. Brown was born 24 Oct. 1883 in Granger, Utah. He served an LDS mission to the British Isles, and later served as president of the British Mission. After successful careers in law and oil development, he became the Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve in 1953. On 10 April 1958, he was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, and three years later, as a counselor in the First Presidency. He served as a counselor to President David O. McKay for nearly nine years. He died 2 Dec. 1...

Marshall, Peter, 1902-1949

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Presbyterian clergyman and chaplain of the U.S. Senate. From the description of Papers of Peter Marshall, 1933-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063501 Peter Marshall (1902-1949), Presbyterian clergyman, married Catherine Wood in 1936. From the description of Peter Marshall papers, [ca. 1919-1949]. (Agnes Scott College). WorldCat record id: 38476525 Biographical Note Peter Marshal...

Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973

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Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 at Stonewall, Texas. He was the first child of Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr., and Rebekah Baines Johnson, and had three sisters and a brother: Rebekah, Josefa, Sam Houston, and Lucia. In 1913, the Johnson family moved to nearby Johnson City, named for Lyndon''s forebears, and Lyndon entered first grade. On May 24, 1924 he graduated from Johnson City High School. He decided to forego higher education and moved to California with a few friends, where he pe...

Merrill, Marriner W. (Marriner Wood), 1832-1906

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Apostle in the Mormon Church. From the description of Marriner W. Merrill letter, 1890. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122367863 From the guide to the Marriner W. Merrill letter, 1890, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Marriner Wood Merrill was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the description of The Marriner Wood Merrill papers. Photocopy. 1886-1890. (University of Utah). WorldCat record id: 51851959 From the...

Nibley, Hugh, 1910-2005

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Hugh Nibley (1910-2005) was a popular LDS Church scholar. He did extensive research on ancient languages and culture, culminating in many publications. He was a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and was fluent in over ten languages. From the guide to the Hugh Nibley papers, 1970, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah) ...

Wilkinson, Ernest L., 1899-1978

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Zitkala is the Indian name for Gertrude Bonnin, 1876-1938. From the guide to the National Council of American Indians records, 1926-1938, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Founded in 1875, Brigham Young University has grown from a small academy to one of the world's largest private universities, where more than 29,000 students gather from 100 countries. Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU offers a unique educational environment that promotes le...

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

Fife Folklore Archives

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The Utah State University Undergraduate Student Fieldwork Collection consists of USU student folklore projects from 1979 to the present. The collection continues to grow. From the guide to the Utah State University undergraduate student fieldwork collection, 1979-2011, (Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library. Special Collections and Archives) Since the early 1980s, posters announcing cowboy poetry gatherings, books on cowboy poetry, and western themed activities (with...

Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801

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Revolutionary patriot, Continental Army general, and traitor. From the description of Benedict Arnold papers, 1761-1794. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 432702702 Prior to the U.S. Revolutionary War Arnold was a merchant and trader in the West Indies. He served in the Revolutionary Army, but defected to the British in 1780 and served until the War was over. He then went to Canada and eventually to England. He was married to Margaret Mansfie...

Priest, Ivy Baker, 1905-1975

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Priest was born and grew up in Utah and was active in the Republican Party there. In 1953 she was appointed Treasurer of the United States. From the description of Papers, 1945-1955 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007508 Ivy Baker Priest was born on September 7, 1905 in Kimberley, Utah. She became active in politics in the early 1930s, and joined the Young Republicans. Although she repeatedly won leadership positions in the Republican Party, she was...

Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965

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Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, on 30 November 1874. He was educated at Harrow and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst before joining the Army in 1895 and serving in India and Sudan. After leaving the Army in 1899, he worked as a war correspondent for the Morning Post and the following year was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Oldham. In 1904, Churchill decided to join the Liberal Party, and in 1906, was elected Liberal MP f...

Young, Brigham Hamilton, 1824-1898

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Pratt, Parley P. (Parley Parker), 1807-1857

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Author, publisher, and apostle of the Mormon Church.l. From the description of Poems, 1847. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122550424 Member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles of the Mormon Church, author, missionary, and pioneer. From the description of Papers, 1837-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122598864 Author, Utah pioneer, and apostle in the Mormon Church. From the description of Letter, 1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 1225...

Oaks, Dallin H.

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Dallin H. Oaks served as president of Brigham Young University from 1971 to 1980. From the description of Law School Dedication remarks, 5 September 1975. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 60658080 From the description of Law School Dedication remarks, 5 September 1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367906255 Dallin H. Oaks received his J. D. from the University of Chicago. Marvin S. Hill received his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago. While stude...

Kimball, Jonathan Golden, 1853-1938

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Kimball was sustained as member of First Council 5 April 1892. From the guide to the MS 1354 J. Golden Kimball journals 1883-1887; 1895-1908 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library) Mormon Church leader and member of the First Coucil of the Seventies for the Mormon Church. From the description of Letter, 1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122494453 Member of the First Council of the Seventy in the Mormon Church. ...

Smith, Jessie Ella Evans, 1938-1971

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Puller, Chesty, 1898-1971

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