IU Folklore Institute 1987

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IU Folklore Institute, 1987

IU Folklore Institute 1987

The project deals with the beginning, the building, and the growth of the Indiana University (IU) Folklore Institute into an internationally recognized program. The interviewees are mostly students and/or faculty of the folklore program from the 1940s to the 1980s. They discuss those who most influenced and impacted the institute, namely Stith Thompson and Richard M. Dorson. They share their memories and experiences of the time they spent, or continue to spend, in the IU Folklore Institute.

41 interviews; Audiotapes, transcripts, and collateral materials

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Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara.

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Cook, William (William John)

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Goldstein, Kenneth S., 1927-1995

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McCullough, Judith M.

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University of Texas at Austin.

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The University of Texas at Austin (UT) opened in 1883 with eight professors, four assistants, a proctor, and 221 male and female students. The first set of graduates, consisting of thirteen law students, attended UT commencement on June 14, 1884. By World War I, enrollment rose to 2,254 and by World War II to over 11,000. African Americans were admitted in 1950, and by 1966, there were 27,345 students. Over the next 40 years, the university continued to expand. In 2009 e...

Green, Archibald

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Brandel, Rose.

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Society of Ethnomusicology

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Voegelin, Carl F.

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Ben-Amos, Daniel

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Roberts, Warren E. (Warren Everett), 1924-

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In 1953, Warren Everett Roberts became the first person to earn a PhD in Folklore not only at Indiana University, but also within the United States. As a student, Roberts served as a teaching fellow and upon earning his degree, joined the faculty of the IU Dept. of English. He held a split appointment with the Folklore Institute until 1966, when he became full-time faculty with the Institute, remaining until his 1994 retirement. From the description of Warren E. Roberts papers, 1863-...

Wigginton, Elliot

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Castner, Richard

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Burns, Tom, 1913-....

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Juilliard School

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Until 1946, the Juilliard School of Music was composed of two divisions, the Juilliard Graduate School (JGS) and the Institute of Musical Art (IMA), which served as the undergraduate division. The IMA was founded in 1905 by Frank Damrosch and James Loeb; in 1926 it affiliated with the JGS, established in 1924 by the Juilliard Musical Foundation. The two schools maintained separate identities until their full merger in 1946. From the description of Scholarship...

Utah State University

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Beginning in the 1950s USU contracted with the Iranian government under the Shah to develop agricultural projects designed to boost efficiency in agriculture and introduce modern technologies. From the description of University Participation in Iran. (Utah State University). WorldCat record id: 122606934 Utah State University changed from Utah State Agricultural College in 1957. From the description of USU homecoming photograph collection, 1950-1971. (Utah State ...

Indiana University, Bloomington. Archives of Traditional Music

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Carpenter, Inta

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Indiana University Folklore Summer Institute

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Rourke, Constance, 1885-1941

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American author. From the description of Letter to Mr. Solle [manuscript], 1938 August 3. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814310 ...

American folklore society

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Established in 1888 to further the discipline of folklore, the AFS's primary emphasis is directed toward the publication of a journal and the convening of an annual convention. From the description of American Folklore Society records, 1890-9999. (Utah State University). WorldCat record id: 43959320 Brinton joined the American Folklore Society in 1889 and served as its president. From the description of Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1894. (University...

Turner Hotel

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DeCaro, Frank

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Greenway, John.

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Epithet: Merchant British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000982.0x000248 ...

Durham, James G.

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Coffin, Tristam

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

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Garvin, Tony

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