Dorson mss., 1925-1981


Dorson mss., 1925-1981

Consists of the papers of Richard Mercer Dorson, 1916-1981, Indiana University professor and internationally renowned folklorist. The correspondence section, consisting of approximately 14,500 items arranged chronologically, documents Dorson's determination to turn the American Folklore Society and American folklore studies away from amateurism toward rigorous scholarship. The correspondence also shows Dorson's wide network of national and international relationships established with numerous scholars over the years. Writings in the collection are divided into those by Dorson and those by other folklorists, historians, and colleagues. Fieldwork and research materials in the collection include notes, transcriptions, and field tapes. Dorson's Indiana University related files include materials for the Folklore Institute, the Folklore Archives, the Archives of Traditional Music, the History Department, and various university committees. Also here are papers of folklore and history students, dissertation materials, and Dorson's class notes.

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Amy Elizabeth Biehl earned her A.B. at Stanford University in 1989; Kennell Jackson was her professor and advisor on her senior honors thesis. After graduation she worked with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, working in Namibia, South Africa, Burundi, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Guyana, Suriname and Zambia. She was in South Africa as a Fulbright Scholar when she was killed in August 1993. From the description of Amy Biehl collection, 1989-1996. (Unknown). WorldC...

Wrigglesworth, Hazel J. (person)

Blair, Walter, 1900-.... (person)

Educator and literary scholar. From the description of Papers, 1970-1989. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 40329113 Professor of English, University of Chicago, Ill.; scholar in American humor studies. From the description of Papers, 1933-1986. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19242468 ...

Pinon, Rodger (person)

Rodger, Ian Graham (person)

Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970. (person)

Literary critic and educator. From the description of Papers, 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 30891852 From the description of Papers of Stanley Edgar Hyman, 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070459 Biographical Note 1919, June 11 Born, New York, N.Y. 19...

Benson, Martha A. (person)

Arguedas, José Maria (person)

Winkelman, Donald M. (person)

Emerson, William Richard (person)

Kirtley, Bacil Flemming, 1924- (person)

Fry, Gladys-Marie, 1931- (person)

Gucker, Frank Thomson, 1900- (person)

Gucker earned his Harvard PhD in 1925. From the description of Report of research work : Chemistry 20a, 1922-1923. June 9, 1923. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77075501 ...

Richmond, Winthrop E. (person)

Noss, Philip A. (person)

Seki, Keigo, 1899-1990 (person)

Nettl, Bruno, 1930-.... (person)

American ethnomusicologist of Czech birth educated at Indiana University and the University of Michigan. His distinguished teaching career has been based primarily at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (appointed associate professor of music, 1964; professor of music and anthropology, 1967-92; emeritus professor, 1992) but has included numerous guest professorships and awards. His scholarship has been highly influential in the growth of ethnomusicology during the second half of the 2...

Andersen, S. P. (person)

Wachsmann, Klaus Philipp (person)

Constantin, Charles (person)

Yoder, Don. (person)

Don Yoder is a musician and folklorist. In the 1950s, he was on the faculty of Franklin and Marshall College. In the 1960s, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania, where he was initially on the faculty of the Department of Religious Thought and later in the Department of Folklore and Folklife Yoder is the author of several books, many of them having to do with the lives of German immigrants in Pennsylvania. One of his prime research interests is the Evangelical Unite...

Lindgren, Ethel John (person)

Jameson, Raymond De Loy (person)

Cortazar, Augusto Raúl, 1910-1974 (person)

Danielson, Larry William, 1940- (person)

Biebuyck, Daniel P., 1925-.... (person)

Carter, Byrum (person)

Reuss, Richard A. (person)

Indiana University alumnus and professor of folklore; distinguished scholar of folksong revival. From the description of Richard A. Reuss papers, 1888-1986 (bulk 1927-1973). (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 55702888 Richard A. Reuss was well-respected as a pioneering scholar of the folksong revival. His collection contains the documentary materials on which he and several other scholars drew heavily for their publications on Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and...

Hassell, James Woodrow, 1915- (person)

Jones, Stephen S., Jr. (person)

MacQueen, John (person)

Moyne, Ernest J. (person)

Hole, Christina (Stanley) (person)

Manuel, E. Arsenio, 1909-.... (person)

Janković, Ljubica S., 1894-1974 (person)

Wells, Herman B. (person)

Before becoming president of Indiana University, Herman B Wells served as an assistant cashier at the National Bank of Lebanon before going on to work for the Indiana Bankers Association, the Indiana Commission for Financial Institutions, and the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions. He was named dean of the Indiana University School of Business administration in 1935 by IU President William Lowe Bryan. In 1937 he was named acting president of the university and president the following y...

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Liebenow, J. Gus, 1925-.... (person)

J. Gus Liebenow joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1958 and founded the university's African Studies Program in 1961, which he directed for 11 years. He also served as dean for research and advanced studies as well as vice president and dean for academic affairs on the Bloomington campus. In 1987, he was named Rudy Professor by the university trustees, who award the title for excellence. He retired in 1990 . An expert on Liberia, Professor Liebenow testified on ...

Blank, Les (person)

O'Neil, Robert Merchant (person)

Fitchen, Allen Nelson (person)

Beck, Horace Palmer, 1920- (person)

Andrzejewski, B. W. (person)

Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978 (person)

American journalist and historian of the American Civil War. From the description of Bruce Catton papers, 1861-1865 and 1951-1961. (The Citadel, Daniel Library). WorldCat record id: 624071973 Bruce Catton (1899-1978), a Civil War historian, was a newspaper reporter in Cleveland and Boston before working for the War Production Board and the U.S. Department of Commerce during World War II. The first of his 15 Civil War histories was published in 1951. Catton's "A Stillness at ...

Boggs, Ralph Steele (person)

Peeters, Karel Constant (person)

Knappert, Jan. (person)

Hymes, Dell H. (person)

Dell Hathaway Hymes, an anthropologist, linguist, and educator, is best known for his studies of the language and culture of Native Americans at the Warm Springs reservation in Central Oregon. From the guide to the Introduction to Swadesh Book, The Origin and Diversification of Language, 1971, (American Philosophical Society) Dell H. Hymes is a linguist and folklorist. From the guide to the The language of the Kathlamet Chinook, 1955, 1955, (American Philosophica...

Simeone, William E. (person)

Haque, Abu Saeed Zahurul (person)

Fergusson, Donald A., 1912- (person)

Fallon, John (person)

Klymasz, Robert Bogdan, 1936- (person)

Trevor, J. C. (Jack Carrick), 1907- (person)

Tillhagen, Carl-Herman Olof (person)

McAllester, David P. (David Park), 1916-2006 (person)

David Park McAllester was professor of Anthropology and Music at Wesleyan University from 1947 to 1986. He studied and wrote about the rites and ceremonies of the Navajo Indians and was a co-founder of the Society for Ethnomusicology. From the description of David McAllester papers, 1940 - 1996. (Wesleyan University). WorldCat record id: 166275254 ...

Mcdavid, Raven Ioor (person)

Raven Ioor McDavid, Jr. was born on October 16, 1911 in Greenville, South Carolina to Raven Ioor and Marie Louise (Henderson) McDavid. In 1929 McDavid was a summer student at the Virginia Military Academy. He received a B.A. from Furman University in Greenville in 1931, and went on to Duke University for graduate school (M.A. 1933, Ph.D 1935). From 1935 to 1938 McDavid was an English Instructor at the Citadel, a military academy in Charleston, South Carolina. From there ...

Hand, Wayland D. (Wayland Debs), 1907-1986 (person)

Folklorist. Wayland Hand was active in the folklore field from about 1937-1986. From the description of The Wayland Hand collection of superstition and popular belief on index cards, 1937?-1986? (Utah State University). WorldCat record id: 69242470 Wayland Debs Hand (1907-1986) was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He immigrated to the United States and attended the University of Utah where he received his B.A. and M.A. in German. He received a PhD in Germanic Languages from th...

Pentikäinen, Juha Yrjänä (person)

Messenger, John C. (John Cowan), 1920- (person)

Htin Aung,, U. (person)

Burmese educator. From the description of Oral history interview with U H'tin Aung, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309728653 ...

Georges, Robert A. (person)

Stekert, Ellen Jane, 1935- (person)

Rosenburg, Neil Vandraegen (person)

Mitchner, Ann (Patterson) (person)

Rosenburg, Bruce Alan (person)

Senn, Harry A. (person)

Fernandez, James William (person)

Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (person)

Röhrich, Lutz (person)

Ross, E. (person)

Janson, H. F. (person)

Merino de Zela, Mildred (person)

Call, Thelma (person)

Deva, Indra, 1932-.... (person)

Murdock, Kenneth Ballard, 1895-1975 (person)

Murdock graduated from Harvard in 1916; taught English at Harvard and served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. From the description of Papers of Kenneth B. Murdock, 1932?-1971 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973140 ...

Korson, George Gershon, 1899-1967 (person)

Solt, Leo Frank (person)

Fred Russell Eggan (person)

Haywood, Charles, 1904-2000 (person)

Charles Haywood, 1904- (Columbia M.A., 1940; Ph.D., 1949), performed in opera, concerts, on radio and TV; founded and was co-director of the Dici School of Performing Arts on Long Island; was President of the U.S. Committee of the International Folk Music Council; wrote and edited books about and collections of music, especially folk music; and taught at City University of New York, Juliard and Columbia. From the description of Charles Haywood papers, 1629-1895. (Columbia University ...

Merriam, Alan Parkhurst (person)

Elliott, Gerald A. (person)

Weinreich, Uriel. (person)

Ferris, William R. (person)

William R. Ferris (1942- ), born and raised in Vicksburg, Miss., is an author, folklorist, filmmaker, professor, photographer, administrator, and scholar chiefly working in the areas of African American and southern culture. Among his many published works is the "Encyclopedia of Southern Culture," which he co-edited with Charles Reagan Wilson. From the description of William R. Ferris collection, 1919s-2003 (Subjects A-K). WorldCat record id: 56931433 From the description of...

Loomis, Charles Grant (person)

Tillson, Merl William (person)

Kane, Richard (person)

Hines, Donald Merrill (person)

Bringham, Clarence Saunders (person)

Greverus, Ina-Maria (person)

Pargellis, Stanley McCrory, 1898- (person)

Fifth Librarian of the Newberry Library, 1942-1962, and historian. Born in 1898 in Toledo, Ohio, and educated at the University of Nevada, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar), and Yale, Pargellis taught history at Cal Tech, Yale, and Scripps before becoming Librarian of the Newberry in Chicago. Under Pargellis, the Library assumed the outlines of its modern shape. The collection grew markedly through gifts (Graff, Greenlee) and enlarged acquisitions - rarities in the humanities, Mid...

Mancini, Pat (McNees) (person)

Indiana university press (corporateBody)

Founded in 1950 in Bloomington, Indiana, the Indiana University Press is a an academic publisher specializing in the humanities and social sciences. The majority of publications emphasize scholarship, but the the press also publishes text, trade, and reference titles. From the guide to the Indiana University Press mss. II, ca. 1950-1969, (Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)) ...

Ashton, John William, 1900- (person)

MacPhail, Heather (person)

Kirkendall, Richard Stewart, 1928-.... (person)

Kennedy, Douglas, 1893- (person)

Born Edinburgh. Director of the English Folk Dance Society from 1924 Epithet: folk musician and dancer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000472.0x00035d ...

Ouwehand, Cornelius (person)

Cheney, Thomas E. (person)

Lindahl, Car (person)

Mook, Maurice A. (Maurice Allison), 1904-1973 (person)

Jacobs, Melville, 1902-1971 (person)

Author, anthropologist, folklorist and professor of anthropology and linguistics, University of Washington. Melville Jacobs was born in New York City, July 3, 1902, where he attended public school and received his undergraduate degree from City College. He entered Columbia University in 1922, completing both a masters in history (1923) and a doctorate in anthropology (1931). He studied under the noted anthropologist, Franz Boas. In 1928, Jacobs was appointed an associate...

Berwick, Keith, 1928- (person)

Basgöz, Ilhan (person)

Griffin, William James (person)

Callery, Joseph S. (person)

Wilson, Edward Meryon (person)

Whiting, Bartlett Jere (person)

Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981 (person)

Dr. Richard Dorson is often cited as the father of American folklore. Over his lifetime he published a large collection of books and articles dealing with how folklore and culture are tied together. Dorson founded the Indiana University Folklore Institute in 1963, and became the first director and Chairman of the Folklore Department in 1978. From the description of Richard M. Dorson papers, 1940-1980, bulk 1962-1977. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 528831734 ...

Rothstein, Manuel Dannemann (person)

Randolph, Vance (person)

Gerow, Bert Alfred (person)

Lacourcière, Luc (person)

Fuld, James Jeffrey (person)

Nye, Russel B. (Russel Blaine), 1913-1993 (person)

Russel B. Nye was born in Viola, Wisconsin, February 17, 1913. He received as A.B. from Oberlin College in 1934, an M.A. in 1935 and a Ph. D. in 1940 from the university of Wisconsin, an Litt. D. from Northern Michigan University in 1968 and an LL. D. from Ferris State College in 1969. Nye was a professor of English at Michigan State University from September 1, 1940 to July 1, 1979. He came out of retirement temporarily to teach at the university from January through August 1980. Nye published ...

Legman, G. (Gershon), 1917- (person)

Mason, Leonard Edward (person)

Misra, Bhabagrahi (person)

Babalola, S. A. (person)

Blegen, Theodore Christian, 1891-1969 (person)

Theodore C. Blegen, B.A. (1910) Augsburg College, M.A. (1915), Ph.D. (1925) University of Minnesota. Appointed the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1927 and served as dean of the Graduate School from 1940 until 1960. Theodore C. Blegen was born in Minneapolis on July 16, 1891. He received his bachelor's degree from Augsburg College in 1910 and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1915 and 1925. Before joining the staff of the University of Minnesota in 1...

James, Edward Topping (person)

Gallman, John Gerry (person)

Ó Duilearga, Séamus (person)

Jackson, Kenneth Hurlstone, 1909-1991 (person)

Matičetov, Milko (person)

Ryan, John William (person)

Garbat, Audre D. (person)

Browne, Ray B. (Ray Broadus), 1922-2009 (person)

Ray B. Browne was born on January 15, 1922 in Millport, Alabama. His father, a banker, moved the family around the South until the stock market crash of 1929. They returned to Millport where Ray would graduate from high school in 1940. Browne would receive a BA in English literature from the University of Alabama in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and spent two of his three years of service in Europe. After the war, he enrolled at Columbia University and received his MA in...

Cogswell, Roby (person)

Brady, George Keyports (person)

Kishibe, Shigeo. (person)

Ferris, William R. (person)

William R. Ferris (1942- ), born and raised in Vicksburg, Miss., is an author, folklorist, filmmaker, professor, photographer, administrator, and scholar chiefly working in the areas of African American and southern culture. Among his many published works is the "Encyclopedia of Southern Culture," which he co-edited with Charles Reagan Wilson. From the description of William R. Ferris collection, 1919s-2003 (Subjects A-K). WorldCat record id: 56931433 From the description of...

Scheub, Harold Ernest (person)

Curtis, Richard Bertram (person)

Hudson, Arthur Palmer (person)

Baughman, Ernest Warren, 1916- (person)

Ernest Warren Baughman was born Sept. 10, 1916, in Manson, Iowa. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In 1948 he moved to New Mexico to teach at the University of New Mexico (UNM). During his tenure at UNM, Baughman specialized in American literature and folklore, earning an international reputation in both fields. Baughman was president of the New Mexico Folklore Society from 1972-1973, and a member of the Society of Fellows of the American Folklore Society. After Baughman reti...

Haring, Lee (person)

Hurreiz, Sayed Hamid Ahmed (person)

Barnes, Tom. (person)

Henderson, Hamish (person)

Beam, C. Richard (person)

Meine, Franklin J., 1896-1968 (person)

Franklin J. Meine was the editor of the American People's Encyclopedia, Chicago, Illinois, and a collector of American regional and folk tales and humor. From the description of Franklin J. Meine collection, 1824-1968. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 53300984 ...

Collins, Carvel Emerson (person)

Thompson, Katharine (Simonds) (person)

Bayard, Samuel Preston (person)

Samuel Preston Bayard, famed folklorist, conducted fieldwork collecting folk songs even before he enrolled at the Pennsylvania State College. Bayard was born on April 10, 1908 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated with an A.B. in Music in 1934, and received an A.M. in English from Harvard two years later. In 1945, Bayard was hired to teach Freshman Composition at the Pennsylvania State College and his scholarly output dealing with folk music grew tremendously. He was appointed assistant prof...

Evans, Emyr Estyn (person)

Köngäs Maranda, Elli-Kaija (1932-1982). (person)

McCulloh, Judith Marie (Binkele) (person)

Mintz, Jerome Richard (person)

Remak, Henry (person)

Weatherby, Meredith (person)

Leach, MacEdward, 1896-1967 (person)

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Gāragī, Balawanta, 1916-2003 (person)