Richard M. Dorson papers, 1940-1980, bulk 1962-1977.

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Dorson, Richard Mercer, 1916-1981. Richard M. Dorson papers, 1940-1980, bulk 1962-1977.

Richard M. Dorson papers, 1940-1980, bulk 1962-1977.

This collection consists of Dr. Dorson's published articles, correspondence, and research connected to the Gary Project which resulted in the book Land of the millrats.

5.4 cubic feet (6 boxes)

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

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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 ...

Indiana University, Bloomington. Folklore Institute

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The Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife was first held in 1967. This festival brings together craftspeople, musicians, dancers, and other folk artists from every region of the United States and from many American ethnic communities. The 1987 festival was attended and documented by students of the Indiana University Folklore Institute. Students photographed and recorded (video and audio) presentations at the 1987 festival. The theme of the 1987 festival was Cultural Conservation and Languag...