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Table of Contents:

I. Correspondence
II. Writings
III. Research and Fieldwork
IV. University Materials
V. Miscellaneous
VI. Additions

I. Correspondence

Arranged chronologically. Among the correspondents are: Roger David Abrahams, Robert Jesse Adams, Thomas Benton Allen, Bogumil Witalis Andrzejewski, José Maria Arguedas, Samuel Gordon Armistead, Robert Plant Armstrong, David Whitehorn Arnott, Joseph John Arpad, John William Ashton, Robert Paul Austerlitz, Ilhan Basgöz, Adeboye Babalola, Barbara Anne Babcock, Arthur Julian Bachrach, Jonas Balys, Cesar Lombardi Barber, Birinchi Kumar Barua, William Russell Bascom, Ernest Warren Baughman, Richard Bauman, Samuel Preston Bayard, C. Richard Beam, Bruce Alan Beatie, Horace Palmer Beck, Lewis Beeson, Klaus Beitl, Issachar Ben-Ami, Dan Ben-Amos, Jack Berry, Keith Bennet Berwick, Carla DiFazio Bianco, Daniel Prosper Biebuyck, Carmen Elizabeth Blacker, Walter Blair, Theodore Christian Blegen, John Porter Bloom, Joseph Blumenthal, Mody Coggin Boatright, Ralph Steele Boggs, Daniel Joseph Boorstin, Ruth Carolyn (Frankel) Boorstin, Benjamin Albert Botkin, Carroll G. Bowen, Haldeen Braddy, Samuel Edward Braden, George Keyports Brady, Elizabeth (Kaplan) Brandon, Rolf Wilhelm Brednich, Katharine Mary Briggs, Clarence Saunders Bringham, Henry Daniels Brown, Ray Broadus Browne, Jan Harold Brunvand, Frederick Henry Burkhardt, Robert Harold Byington, Robert Francis Byrnes, Marie Alice (Umbach) Campbell, George Gibson Carey, Inta (Gale) Carpenter, Joseph Médard Carrièlre, Byrum Earl Carter, Paulo de Carvalho-Neto, Bruce Catton, Werrett Wallace Charters, Thomas E. Cheney, Reidar Thoralf Christiansen, Thomas Dionysius Clark, Kenneth Wendell Clarke, Calvin André Claudel, Tristram Potter Coffin, Hennig Cohen, Camilla Anne Collins, Carvel Emerson Collins, Ralph Leonard Collins, Jack Conroy, Augusto Raül Cortazar, Helen Creighton, Daniel John Crowley, Richard Bertram Curtis, Linda Dégh, Larry William Danielson, Manuel Dannemann Rothstein, Levette Jay Davison, Francis A. de Caro, Indra Deva, Tekla Dömötör, Alan Dundes, Louis Benjamin Dupree, Wolfram Eberhard, Matthias Eder, Fred Russell Eggan, William Richard Emerson, Duncan Black Macdonald Emrich, Emyr Estyn Evans, Luther Harris Evans, Walter Ray Fee, William Nelson Fenton, James William Fernandez, Robert Hugh Farrell, William Reyonalds Ferris, Austin Edwin Fife, Mona Fikry, AllenNelson Fitchen, John Theodore Flanagan, A. Peter Fraenkel, Colin E. Franklin, Albert Barron Friedman, Gladys Marie Fry, James Jeffrey Fuld, John Gerry Gallman, Balwant Gargi, John Arthur Garraty, Milovan Gavazzi, Robert A. Georges, Bert Alfred Gerow, Frances Gillmor, Henry Haywood Glassie, Clarence Louis Frank Gohdes, Kenneth S. Goldstein, Praphulladatta Goswami, Rayna Diane Green, John Greenway, Ina-Maria Greverus, William James Griffin, Frank Thomson Gucker, Herbert Halpert, Wayland Debs Hand, Abu Saeed Zahurul Haque, Lee Haring, James Woodrow Hassell, Charles Haywood, Gerhard Heilfurth, Hamish Henderson, Gustav Henningsen, Melville Jean Herskovits, George Herzog, Donald Merrill Hines, Ting-jui Ho, Daniel Gerard Hoffman, Bengt Holbek, Stewart Hall Holbrook, Christina (Stanley) Hole, Ichiro Hori, Francis Lang-Kwang Hsu, U. Htin Aung, Arthur Palmer Hudson, Sayed Hamid Ahmed Hurreiz, Stanley Edgar Hyman, Dell Hathaway Hymes, Edward Dawson Ives, Bruce Jackson, Kennell A. Jackson, Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson, Melville Jacobs, Edward Topping James, Thelma Gray James, Raymond De Loy Jameson, Ljubica S. Jankovic, William Hugh Jansen, Aili Kolehmainen Johnson, John William Johnson, Howard Mumford Jones, Louis Clark Jones, Maud Karpeles, John Esten Keller, John H. Kendrick, Douglas Neil Kennedy, Russell Amos Kirk, Edwin Capers Kirkland, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Bacil Flemming Kirtley, Shigeo Kishibe, Robert Bogdan Klymasz, Jan Knappert, Sarah Gertrude Knott, Elli Kaija Köngäs Maranda, George Gershon Korson, Donald Nelson Koster, Julian Krzyzanowski, Daniel Kunene, Gertrude (Prokosch) Kurath, Wolfgang Laade, Luc Lacourcière, Deirdre Ann LaPin, MacEdward Leach, Hector Lee, Gershon Legman, Marcel Leibovici, J. Gus Liebenow, Bernth O. Lindfors, Ethel John Lindgren, George Harold List, Alan Lomax, Charles Grant Loomis, Katharine Luomala, Edward Lurie, Toichi Mabuchi, David Park McAllester, Edwin McClellan, Judith Marie (Binkele) McCulloh, Raven Ioor McDavid, John Francis McDermott, Donald Archie McDonald, Paula McGuire, John MacQueen, Pat (McNees) Mancini, E. Arsenio Manuel, Leonard Edward Mason, Franklin Julius Meine, Alan Parkhurst Merriam, Lynne Lionel Merritt, John Cowan Messenger, George Joseph Matcalf, Branford Price Millar, Jerome Richard Mintz, Bhabagrahi Misra, Ann (Patterson) Mitchner, Henry Allen Moe, Maurice Allison Mook, Bai Tamia Johnson Moore, Alton Chester Morris, Wayne Lyman Morse, Howard S. Mott, Ernest John Moyne, Kenneth Ballard Murdock, Ken-ichi Nkaya, Bruno Nettl, Peter Florian Neumeyer, Venetia June (Tubbs) Newall, Bruce Edward Nickerson, Wilhelm Fritz Hermann Nicolaisen, Philip Andrew Noss, Dov Noy, Russel Blaine Nye, Elaine (Lewis) O'Beirne-Ranelagh, Séamus Ó Duilearga, Robert Merchant O'Neil, Sean O'Suilleabhain, Felix Johannes Oinas, Peter Mason Opie, Morris Edward Oplier, Gyula Ortutay, Harry Oster, CorneliusOuwehand, Douglas Overton, Américo Paredes, Raphael Patai, Karel Constant Peeters, Juha Yrjänä Pentikäinen, Bernard Barenson Perry, Morris H. Philipson, Rodger Pinon, Mihai Pop, Kenneth Wiggins Porter, Thomas Edwin Randall, Vance Randolph, Kurt Ranke, Gordon Norton Ray, Julian Lee Rayford, Richard A. Reuss, Winthrop Edison Richmond, Harry Lee Ridenour, Roderick Joseph Roberts, Warren Everett Roberts, Ian Graham Rodger, Lucio Rodriges, Lutz Röhrich, Bruce Alan Rosenburg, Neil Vandraegen Rosenburg, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Ruth (Rosenblatt) Rubin, John William Ryan, Samuel John Sackett, Ahmed Rushdi Saleh, Stewart Forson Sanderson, Corrine L. Saucier, Harold Ernest Scheub, Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Thomas Albert Sebeok, Keigo Seki, Sherman Ward Selden, Rodger Wallace Shugg, Marsha Sue Siefert, William E. Simeone, Merle Edwin, Simmons, Denis Sinor, Henry Nash Smith, Leo Frank Solt, Elvis Jacob Stahr, Ellen Jane Stekert, Benjamin Armond Stolz, William Francis Sullivan, Joseph Lee Sutton, Joseph Szövérffy, John Francis Szwed, Sol Tax, Archer Taylor, Harold William Thompson, Katharine (Simonds) Thompson, Stith Thompson, Carl-Herman Olof Tillhagen, Merl William Tillson, BarreToelken, Krishna Deva Upadhyaya, Francis Lee Utley, Andrew Vazsonyi, Charles Frederick Voegelin, Klaus Philipp Wachsmann, Charles Langworthy Wallis, Ivan Henry Walton, Arthur Woods Wang, Butler Huggins Waugh, Meredith Weatherby, Hilda (Eggleston) Webb, Uriel Weinreich, Herbert Weisinger, Herman B. Wells, Rodger Lee Welsch, Richard Leigh Wentworth, Erminie Brooke Wheeler-Voegelin, Bartlett Jere Whiting, Norman Earl Whitten, Robert Wildhaber, D.K. Wilgus, Edward Meryon Wilson, George Macklin, Wilson, Thomas James Wilson, Donald Marvin Winkelman, Kurt Wolff, Barbara Allen Woods, Hazel J. Wrigglesworth, Ralph Webster Yarborough, and Don Yoder. Consult the Manuscripts Index in the Library for dates of letters of individual correspondents.

  • Box 1: 1925 - 1951, Aug.
  • Box 2: 1951, Sept. - 1953, May
  • Box 3: 1953, June - 1957, Feb.
  • Box 4: 1957, Mar. - 1959, Dec.
  • Box 5: 1960 - 1961
  • Box 6: 1962 - 1964, Feb.
  • Box 7: 1964, Mar. - 1966, May
  • Box 8: 1966, June - 1968, May
  • Box 9: 1968, June - 1969
  • Box 10: 1970 - 1971, Mar. 16
  • Box 11: 1971, Mar. 17 - 1972, Oct.
  • Box 12: 1972, Nov. - 1974, July
  • Box 13: 1974, Aug. - 1978, Apr.
  • Box 14: 1978, May - 1979, June
  • Box 15: 1979, July - 1981; undated
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II. Writings

Arranged as follows: Writings by Dorson: Books, Articles, Reviews, Critical Evaluations, Papers Presented, Journals, Series, and Royalties, followed by Writings by Others
Books
  • Box 16: African Folklore (New York: Anchor Books, 1972). Correspondence, contract, drafts and corrections, setting copy
  • Box 17
    1. folders 1-12: African Folklore (cont'd). Setting copy, galleys, corrections, production materials, publicity, reviews.
    2. folder 13: American Begins (New York: Pantheon, 1950). Publicity, reviews
    3. folders 14-21: America in Legend (New York: Pantheon, 1973). Correspondence, contract, research, drafts
  • Box 18: America in Legend (cont'd). Drafts, corrections, setting copy
  • Box 19
    1. folders 1-12: America in Legend (cont'd). Galleys and corrections, production materials, illustrations, publicity, reviews
  • Box 95
    1. Oversize 1: America in Legend. Illustrations
  • Box 19
    1. folders 13-22: American Rebels (New York: Pantheon, 1953). Correspondence, contract, research
  • Box 20
    1. folders 1-11: American Rebels (cont'd). Research, draft, corrections, production materials, illustrations, publicity, reviews
    2. folders 12-30: American Folklore (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1959). Research, drafts, corrections
  • Box 21
    1. folders 1-2: American Folklore (cont'd). Bibliographical notes for revised edition, publicity, reviews
    2. folders 3-13: American Folklore and the Historian (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971). Correspondence, contracts, drafts, setting copy, galleys, proofs, corrections, production materials, publicity, reviews
    3. folder 14: American Humor [not published] Contract, outline, research
    4. folder 15: American Legendary Heroes [not published]. Draft
    5. folders 16-27: American Negro Folktales (Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett, 1967). Correspondence, contract, description, research, drafts, galleys, publicity, reviews
    6. folders 28-29: Bloodstoppers and Bearwalkers (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1952). Research, drafts
  • Box 22
    1. folders 1-6: Bloodstoppers and Bearwalkers (cont'd). Drafts, corrections, production materials, illustrations, foreword to paperback edition, publicity, reviews.
    2. folders 7-24: The British Folklorists: A History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968). Correspondence, contract, research
  • Box 23: The British Folklorists (cont'd). Research, drafts, corrections, corrections for galleys, production materials, errata, publicity, reviews
  • Box 24
    1. folders 1-2: The British Folklorists (cont'd). Publicity, reviews
    2. folders 3-33: Buying the Wind (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1964). Correspondence, research
  • Box 25
    1. folders 1-5: Buying the Wind (cont'd). Partial drafts, partial galleys, corrections, production materials, publicity, reviews
    2. folders 6-7: Davy Crockett, American Comic Legend (New York: Spiral Press, 1939). Research, production materials, publicity, reviews
    3. folders 8-14: The Field of American Folklore [not published] Outlines, drafts
    4. folders 15-32: Folk Legends of Japan (Tokyo: C.E. Tuttle, 1961). Correspondence, research, drafts, proofs, production materials, publicity, reviews
  • Box 95
    1. Oversize 2: Folk Legends of Japan. Research
  • Box 25
    1. folders 33-37: Folklore and Fakelore (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976). Correspondence, contract, research, drafts, corrections
  • Box 26: Folklore and Fakelore (cont'd). Drafts, corrections, setting copy
  • Box 27
    1. folders 1-9: Folklore and Fakelore (cont'd). Proofs and corrections, production materials, publicity, reviews
    2. folders 10-25: Folklore and Folklife: An Introduction (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972). Correspondence, research, drafts, galleys and corrections
  • Box 28
    1. folders 1-10: Folklore and Folklife (cont'd). Galleys and corrections, proofs, production materials, publicity, reviews
    2. folders 11-14: Folklore and Traditional History (The Hague: Mouton, 1973). Correspondence, contract, partial drafts, partial proofs, publicity, reviews
    3. folders 15-19: Folklore in American Life and Thought [not published] Correspondence, outlines, drafts, articles to be included
    4. folders 20-29: Folklore in the Modern World (Bloomington, In.: Folklore Publication Group, 1974). Correspondence, drafts
  • Box 29
    1. folders 1-15: Folklore in the Modern World (cont'd). Drafts, proofs and corrections, production materials, publicity, reviews
    2. folders 16-32: Folklore in the United States [not published] Correspondence, research, production materials
    3. folders 33-36: Folklore Research Around the World: A North American Point of View (Bloomington, In.: Indiana University Press, 1961). Correspondence, production materials, drafts of two articles, proofs, publicity, reviews
  • Box 30
    1. folders 1-9: Folklore: Selected Essays (Bloomington, In.: Indiana University Press,1972). Correspondence, contract, drafts of two articles, setting copy, galleys, production materials, publicity, reviews
    2. folder 10: Folklore, Sex, Politics, and Religion [not published] Notes
    3. folders 11-15: Folktales of the World [series] Correspondence, production materials, miscellaneous, publicity and reviews
    4. folders 16-26: Folktales of Chile (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967). Correspondence, research, drafts of foreword and bibliography, setting copy, galleys, corrections, production materials
    5. folders 27-33: Folktales of China (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965). Correspondence, research, descriptive index of tales, drafts
  • Box 31
    1. folders 1-9: Folktales of China (cont'd). Drafts, galleys, production materials, publicity, reviews
    2. folder 10: Folktales of Egypt (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1979). Working bibliography
    3. folders 11-16: Folktales of England (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965). Correspondence, research, drafts of foreword and bibliography, proofs, production materials, publicity, reviews
    4. folders 17-44: Folktales of France (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968). Correspondence, research, partial drafts and setting copy, production materials, publicity, reviews.
    5. folders 45-48: Folktales of Germany (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966). Correspondence, research, drafts
  • Box 32
    1. folders 1-5: Folktales of Germany (cont'd). Drafts, production materials, publicity, reviews
    2. folders 6-25: Folktales of Greece (Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1970). Correspondence, research, drafts, galleys, proofs, production materials, publicity, reviews
    3. folders 26-38: Folktales of Hungary (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965). Correspondence, partial drafts, partial proofs, production materials, publicity, reviews
    4. folder 39: Folktales of India [not published] Tales
    5. folders 40-46: Folktales of Ireland (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966). Correspondence, partial drafts and corrections, production materials, publicity, reviews
  • Box 33
    1. folders 1-3: Folktales of Israel (Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1963). Correspondence, production materials, publicity, reviews
    2. folders 4-5: Folktales of Japan (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1963). Correspondence, production materials, publicity, reviews
    3. folders 6-12: Folktales of Mexico (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974). Correspondence, research, partial drafts, production materials, publicity, reviews
    4. folders 13-21: Folktales of Norway (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964). Correspondence, research, drafts of end matter, proofs, production materials, publicity, reviews
    5. folders 22-27: Folktales of Poland [not published] Drafts, production materials
    6. folders 28-31: Folktales of Scotland [not published] Tales
    7. folders 32-42: Folktales Told Around the World (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1975). Correspondence, contract, tales, drafts
  • Box 34: Folktales Told Around the World (cont'd). Drafts, setting copy
  • Box 35
    1. folders 1-20: Folktales Told Around the World (cont'd). Setting copy, galleys, corrections, proofs, production materials, publicity, reviews
    2. folder 21: Fulminations of a Folklorist [not published] Correspondence, outlines, proposals, research
    3. folders 22-25: Handbook of American Folklore (Bloomington, In: Indiana University Press, 1983). Notes, drafts, production materials
    4. folders 26-27: Jonathan Draws the Long Bow (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1946). Research, publicity, reviews
    5. folder 28: Land of the Millrats (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981). Research
  • Box 36: Land of the Millrats (cont'd). Drafts and corrections
  • Box 37: Land of the Millrats (cont'd). Drafts and corrections, galleys
  • Box 38
    1. folders 1-4: Land of the Millrats (cont'd). Galleys and corrections
    2. folders 5-9: Land of the Millrats: Folklore in the Calumet Region (Indiana Folklore 10:2, 1977). research, drafts
    3. folders 10-23: Man and Beast in American Comic Legend (Bloomington, In.: Indiana University Press, 1982). Correspondence, research, drafts, production materials
    4. folders 24-32: Negro Folktales in Michigan (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1956). correspondence, research, drafts and corrections
  • Box 39
    1. folders 1-10: Negro Folktales in Michigan (cont'd). Drafts and corrections, proofs, production materials, illustrations, miscellaneous, publicity, reviews
    2. folders 11-26: Negro Tales from Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Calvin, Michigan (Bloomington, In.: Indiana University Press, 1958) (IU Folklore Institute Monographs Series No. 12). Research, drafts, corrections, publicity, reviews
    3. folders 27-35: The Other America in Legend [not published] Correspondence, contract, research
  • Box 40
    1. folders 1-19: The Other America in Legend (cont'd). Research, drafts, production material
    2. folders 20-27: Peasant Customs and Savage Myths: Selections from the British Folklorists (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1968). Correspondence, research, drafts and corrections
  • Box 41: Peasant Customs and Savage Myths (cont'd). Setting copy, corrections on galleys and proofs, production materials, publicity, reviews
  • Box 42
    1. folders 1-12: Studies in Japanese Folklore (Bloomington, In.: Indiana University Press, 1963) (Indiana University Folklore Institute Monographs Series No. 17). Correspondence, research, drafts, corrections, production materials, publicity, reviews
    2. folder 13: Symbolism in American History [not published] Notes, abstract, contract
    3. folders 14-17: Three Worlds of the Folklorist [not published] Correspondence, articles proposed for inclusion, outlines, proposals
    4. folders 18-30: Miscellaneous. Fragments, chapters of unidentified works, footnotes, etc.

Articles

Box 42
  • folders 31-32: The Academic Future of Folklore
  • folders 33-35: African and Afro-American Folklore: A Reply to Bascom and Other Misguided Critics
  • folder 36: The African Connection: Comments on 'African Folklore in the New World'
  • folder 37: Afro-American Folktales [not published?]
  • folder 38: Afterword
  • folder 39: American Civilization at Harvard
  • folder 40: American English: Some Current Tendencies
  • folder 41: American Folk Narratives of the 17th Century [unpublished?]
  • folder 42: American Folklore
  • folder 43: American Folklore Bibliography
  • folder 44: The American Folklore Scene, 1963-68
  • folder 45: American Folklore vs. Folklore in America
  • folder 46: American Folklorists in Britain
  • folder 47: American Lifestyles and Legends
  • folder 48: American Studies in Japan [article? unpublished?]
  • folder 49: The American Studies Type
  • folder 50: America's Comic Demigods
  • folder 51: America's Robin Hoods [unpublished?]
  • folder 52: Andrew Lang's Folklore Interests as Revealed in 'At the Sign of the Ship' [unpublished?]
  • folder 53: Anecdote
  • folder 54: Applied Folklore
  • folder 55: Archer Taylor
  • folder 56: The Art of Negro Storytelling [unpublished?]
  • folder 57: The Astonishing Repertoire Of James Douglas Suggs, a Michigan Negro Storyteller
  • folder 58: Aunt Jane Goudreau, Roup-Garou Storyteller
  • folder 59: Big Eaters
  • folder 60: The Birth of American Studies
Box 95
  • Oversize 3: The Birth of American Studies
Box 42
  • folder 61: Blood Stoppers
  • folder 62: Bogies of American Folklore
Box 43
  • folder 1: Campus Folklore
  • folder 2: Canadians in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • folder 3: The Career of 'John Henry'
  • folder 4: Characteristics of the Japanese Folktale
  • folder 5: Choosing the World's Folktales [unpublished?]
  • folders 6-7: Collecting Folklore of Jonesport, Maine
  • folder 8: Collecting Folklore in the United States [unpublished?]
  • folder 9: The Collecting of the Folktale in the Field and Its Problems [unpublished?]
  • folder 10: Comic Indian Anecdotes
  • folders 11-12: Complementary Techniques and Concepts of the Folklorist and the Historian
  • folder 13: Concepts of the Folklorist [article? unpublished?]
  • folder 14: Contemporary Folklife in the Hellhole of the Universe
  • folder 15: Cowboy Folktales about Cowboys
  • folder 16: Crockett, David (Davy)
  • folder 17: Crockett, Davy
  • folder 18: Crockett, Davy [unpublished?]
  • folders 19-20: Current Folklore Theories
  • folder 21: Davy Crockett
  • folder 22: Davy Crockett and the Heroic Age
  • folder 23: The Debate over the Trustworthiness of Oral Traditional History
  • folder 24: Defining the American Folk Legend
  • folder 25: Dialect Stories of the Upper Peninsula: A New Form of American Folklore
  • folder 26: Doing the Fieldwork in the City
  • folder 27: The Down-Easter Who Knew Too Much
  • folder 28: The Eclipse of the Solar Mythology
  • folder 29: Elsie Clews Parsons: Feminist and Folklorist
  • folders 30-31: Esthetic Form in British and American Folklore Narrative
  • folder 32: The Ethnic Research Survey of Northwest Indiana
  • folder 33: Ethnohistory and Ethnic Folklore
  • folder 34: European vs. African Origins of American Negro Tales [unpublished?]
  • folder 35: The Fable of the Young Man Who Wanted to Be Learned [unpublished?]
  • folder 36: Fakelore
  • folder 37: [Fieldwork on Martin Piniak's Turf] [incomplete article? unpublished?]
  • folder 38: The First Conference on Asian Folklore
  • folder 39: The First Group of British Folklorists
  • folder 40: Five Directions in American Folklore
  • folder 41: Folk Arts. American People's Encyclopedia Yearbook,1952.
  • folder 42: Folk Arts. American People's Encyclopedia Yearbook, 1954.
  • folder 43: Folk Arts. American People's Encyclopedia Yearbook ,1955
  • folder 44: Folk Arts. American People's Encyclopedia Yearbook ,1956
  • folder 45: Folk Arts. American People's Encyclopedia Yearbook, 1957
  • folder 46: Folk Arts. American People's Encyclopedia Yearbook, 1958
  • folder 47: Folk Arts. American People's Encyclopedia Yearbook, 1959
  • folder 48: Folk Arts. American People's Encyclopedia Yearbook, 1960
  • folder 49: Folk Arts. American People's Encyclopedia Yearbook, 1961
  • folder 50: Folklore. Collier's Encyclopedia
  • folder 51: Folklore. Dictionary of American History
  • folder 52: Folklore. Encyclopedia Britannica
  • folder 53: Folklore. Encyclopedia Universalis
  • folder 54: Folklore and American Anthropology [not published?]
  • folder 55: Folklore and Cultural History
  • folder 56: Folklore and Fake Lore
  • folder 57: Folklore and the National Defense Fund Act
  • folder 58: Folklore for Defense
  • folder 59: Folklore in American Literature: A Postscript
  • folder 60: Folklore in Higher Education
  • folder 61: Folklore in Michigan
  • folder 62: Folklore in Periodical Literature
  • folder 63: Folklore in Relation to American Studies
  • folder 64: Folklore in the Modern World
  • folder 65: Folklore in the Universities
Box 44
  • folder 1: The Folklore of College Students
  • folder 2: Folklore of the Midwest
  • folder 3: Folklore Research in Japan Today as Seen by an American [unpublished?]
  • folder 4: Folklore Studies in England
  • folder 5: Folklore Studies in the United States Today
  • folder 6: Folklore Trip to India
  • folder 7: Folklore vs. Fakelore-Again and Again
  • folder 8: Folkloric Behavior as a Preventive to Heart Disease
  • folder 9: The Folklorist in the Hospital [unpublished?]
  • folder 10: The Folktale Repertoires of Two Maine Lobstermen
  • folder 11: Folktales
  • folder 12: Foreword. Crow Killer
  • folder 13: Foreword. Folklore in the Writings of Rowland E. Robinson
  • folder 14: Foreword. The Legends of Tono
  • folder 15: Foreword. Ozark Folklore; A Bibliography
  • folder 16: The Founders of British Folklore
  • folder 17: A Fresh Look at Negro Storytelling
  • folder 18: Giant Kansas Corn
  • folder 19: Gib Morgan 1842-1909 [unpublished?]
  • folder 20: The Great Team of English Folklorists
  • folder 21: The Growth of Folklore Courses
  • folder 22: Heart Disease and Folklore
  • folder 23: Henry Hyatt and His Sister
  • folder 24: Historical Method and American Folklore
  • folders 25-45: The Historical Validity of Oral Tradition
  • folder 46: History of the Elite and History of the Folk
  • folder 47: How Shall We Rewrite Charles M. Skinner Today?
  • folder 48: Hugh Miller, Pioneer Scottish Folklorist
  • folder 49: The Identification of Folklore in American Literature
Box 45
  • folder 1: In Memoriam: Edwin C. Kirkland, 1902-1972
  • folder 2: The Indiana African Folklore Conference
  • folder 3: Introduction. The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Magic
  • folder 4: Introduction. Heroic Epic and Saga
  • folder 5: Introduction: African Oral Data Conference
  • folder 6: Introduction: Folklore and Traditional History
  • folder 7: Is Folklore a Discipline?
  • folders 8-11: Is There a Folk in the City?
  • folders 12-17: Jewish-American Dialect Stories on Tape
  • folders 18-20: John Henry. An American Primer
  • folder 21: John Henry. Encyclopedia Britannica
  • folder 22: John W. Ashton, 1900-1971
  • folder 23: Jonathan Draws the Long Bow
  • folder 24: Jones Tracy [unpublished?]
  • folder 25: The Jonny-Cake Papers
  • folder 26: Just B'ars
  • folder 27: Katharine Briggs, James Delargy, Vance Randolph
  • folder 28: King Beast of the Forest Meets Man
  • folder 29: The Legend of the Missing Pajamas and Other Sad Sagas
  • folder 30: The Legend of Yoho Cave
  • folder 31: The Lesson of 'Foxfire'
  • folder 32: Local History and Folklore
  • folder 33: Luc Lacourcière: An Appreciation
  • folder 34: The Lumberjack Code
  • folder 35: Manifest Destiny
  • folders 36-38: Material Components in Celebrations
  • folder 39: Melville J. Herskovits, 1895-1963
  • folder 40: Melville J. Herskovits Festschrift: Current Folklore Theories
  • folder 41: Mishaps of a Maine Lobsterman
  • folder 42: More Jewish Dialect Stories
  • folder 43: More Negro Tales of John Blackamore
  • folder 44: Mose the Far-Famed and World Renowned
  • folder 45-46: Mythology and Folklore
  • folder 47-48: Negro Folksongs in Michigan from the Repertoire of J.D. Suggs
  • folder 49: Negro Folktales from Around Detroit [unpublished?]
  • folder 50: A Negro Storytelling Session on Tape
Box 46
  • folder 1: Negro Tales
  • folder 2: Negro Tales from Bolivar County, Mississippi
  • folders 3-4: Negro Tales of John Blackmore [unpublished?]
  • folder 5: Negro Tales of Mary Richardson
  • folder 6: Negro Witch Stories on Tape
  • folders 7-14: Old New England. American Regional Folklore [unpublished]
  • folders 15-16: The Oral Historian and the Folklorist
  • folders 17-20: Oral Styles of American Folk Narrators
  • folder 21: Oral Tradition and Written History: The Case for the United States
  • folder 22: Paul Bunyan
  • folders 23-24: Paul Bunyan in the News
  • folder 25: Paul Bunyan in Upper Michigan [not published?]
  • folder 26: Personal Histories
  • folder 27: Polish Tales from Joe Woods
  • folders 28-29: Polish Wonder Tales of Joe Woods
  • folder 30: Preface. Beyond the Enlightenment
  • folder 31: Print and American Folktales
  • folder 32: The Question of Folklore in a New Nation
  • folder 33: Reactions to Remarks on a Visit to Africa
  • folder 34: Read, Opie Pope
  • folder 35: The Reception of the British Folklorist or, Have You Read the Great Team?
  • folder 36: Replies to Questions on 'A Theory for American Folklore'
  • folder 37: Reply to Eliot Wigginton
  • folder 38: Report of the Delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies
  • folder 39: Research Opportunities in American Folklore
  • folder 40: Saga of the Nat'ral Born Durn'd Fool
  • folder 41: Sam Patch
  • folder 42: Samuel Eliot Morison: A Reassessment of His Writings on Early America [by Dorson? unpublished?]
  • folders 43-44: The Scholar as Artist
  • folder 45: The Scholarly and the Popular Approaches to Folklore [unpublished?]
Box 47
  • folders 1-3: The Shaping of Folklore Traditions in the United States
  • folder 4: Should There Be a Ph.D. in Folklore?
  • folder 5: Sources for Anecdotes of Local Characters [unpublished?]
  • folder 6: Sources for the Traditional History of the Scottish Highlands and Western Islands
  • folders 7-9: The Sources of Davy Crockett, American Comic Legend
  • folder 10: A Southern Indiana Field Station
  • folder 11: Southern Negro Storytellers in Michigan
  • folder 12: Squash Memories
  • folder 13: Standards for Collecting and Publishing American Folktales
  • folder 14: Stith Thompson (1885-1976)
  • folder 15: The Student Folklore Contest
  • folder 16: The Study of Folklore and Folklife in American Universities
  • folder 17: Summer Session at Harvard
  • folders 18-19: Tales of a Greek-American Family on Tape
  • folder 20: Team Fieldwork
  • folder 21: Theories of Myth and the Folklorist
  • folders 22-25: A Theory for American Folklore
  • folder 26: A Theory for American Folklore Reviewed
  • folder 27: Two City Yarnfests
  • folder 28: Two Letters That Never Got Published; or Folklore's Censors
  • folder 29: The UCLA Conference on American Folk Legend
  • folder 30: The Use of Printed Sources
  • folder 31: The Uses of Oral Tradition in American History [unpublished?]
  • folder 32: The Value of the Humanities: A Folklorist's View
  • folder 33: The Voice of the Horned Toad
  • folder 34: Ein Vortwort [by Dorson? unpublished?]
  • folder 35: The Watchdog Committee [unpublished?]
  • folder 36: Watergate as Folklore [unpublished?]
  • folder 37: We All Need the Folk
  • folders 38-47: We Americans
Box 95
  • Oversize 4: We Americans
Box 47
  • folder 48: Whoppers, Jingles. Graffiti
  • folders 49-50: The Yankee on the Stage - A Folk Hero of American Drama
  • folder 51: Yorker Yarns of Yore
  • folder 52: The Yugoslav-American Seminars in Social Sciences and Humanities Sponsored by Indiana University with Special Reference to Folklore
  • folder 53: Yuletide Gift-Givers
  • folder 54: Miscellaneous

Reviews.

Arranged alphabetically by the author reviewed
Box 48
  • folder 1: A
  • folder 2: B-Boswell
  • folder 3: Botkin-Bz
  • folder 4: C-D
  • folder 5: E-F
  • folder 6: G-I
  • folder 7: J-L
  • folder 8: M-R
  • folder 9: S
  • folder 10: T-Z

Critical Evaluations.

Evaluations made by Dorson of other author's writings. Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 48
  • folder 11: A-Z

Papers Presented.

Includes papers presented to various societies, conferences, and other groups.
Box 48
  • folder 12: African Seminar
  • folder 13: African and Afro-American Folklore: A Reply to Bascom and Other Misguided Critics
  • folder 14: America in Legend
  • folder 15: American English
  • folder 16: American Folklore and Folk Speech
  • folder 17: The American Folklorist Model Compared with the Great Team Model
  • folder 18: American Life Styles and Legends
  • folder 19: Baldwin-Wallace Talk
  • folder 20: Career of a Folklorist
  • folder 21: Collecting Folklore in Gary, Ind.: Problems in Urban Fieldwork
  • folder 22: Contribution of the Folklorist
  • folder 23: Creatures of Legendry: the United States versus the Rest of the World
  • folder 24: The Culture of the American People
  • folder 25: First Principles
  • folder 26: Folk Speech
  • folder 27: Folklore and History
  • folder 28: Folklore in Japan
  • folder 29: Folklore in the Modern World
  • folder 30: Folklore in Northwest Indiana
  • folder 31: The Folklorist Looks at Myth
  • folder 32: Four Worlds of the Folklorist
  • folder 33: History of the Elite and History of the Folk
  • folder 34: How American is Appalachian Folklore?
  • folder 35: Hunting Folklore in the Armpit of America
  • folder 36: Intellectual History
  • folder 37: Is Folklore a Discipline?
  • folder 38: Japan
  • folder 39: Jeffrey's Class
  • folder 40: Kansas City Paper
  • folder 41: Lamont Lecture
  • folder 42: Legends and Life Styles
  • folder 43: Legon Seminar
  • folder 44: The Nature of Folklore
  • folder 45: Negro Folklore
  • folder 46: Passage to India
  • folder 47-48: The Pernicious Influence of the Grimm Brothers on American Folkloristics
  • folder 49: Perspectives in African Folklore Research
  • folder 50: Printed Sources
  • folder 51: The Professor as Author
  • folder 52: Publishing Folklore and the Folklore of Publishing
  • folder 53: Rationale of Folklore Ph.D.
  • folder 54: Scholarship and the Student
  • folder 55: The Strands of American Folklore
  • folder 56: Teaching Folklore to College Teachers
  • folder 57: "The Today Show" appearance

Journals.

Editor's reports, correspondence, contracts, reviews, questionnaires, and articles submitted for journals with which Dorson was associated.
Box 48
  • folder 58: Asian Folklore Studies
  • folder 59: Folklore Forum
  • folder 60: Indiana Folklore
  • folders 61-63: Journal of American Folklore
  • folder 64: Journal of Midwest Folklore
  • folders 65-67: Journal of the Folklore Institute

Series.

Drafts, correspondence, synopses, reviews, and production materials for monograph series on folklore with which Dorson was associated
Box 48
  • folder 68: American Folk Literature Series
  • folder 69: American Folklore Series
  • folders 70-72: Indiana University Folklore Institute Monographs Series, nos. 13, 14, 21, 23, 24,30
Box 49
  • folders 1-3: International Folklore Series (cont'd)
  • folders 4-5: Studies in Folklore [Mouton]

Royalties.

Arranged chronologically.
Box 49
  • folders 6-10: 1950-1978

Writings by Others.

Drafts and copies of books and articles by authors other than Dorson. Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 49
  • folder 11: Augusto, E. David. "Network Theory" (Photocopy)
  • folder 12: Babcock, Barbara A. "Helene Cordero, Creator of the 'Storyteller'" (Photocopy)
  • folder 13: Bascom, William. "Sir James Frazer on Myths and Rituals" (Typescript)
  • folders 14-15: Bauman, Richard. Verbal Art as Performance (Photocopy of ms.)
  • folder 16: Bennet, Pamela J. "Indiana's Historical Services and Beyond" (Photocopy)
  • folder 17: Blanche, Martha. "Analysis of Memorates and Anecdotes" (Photocopy)
  • folder 18: Bradunas, Elena. "From the Familiar to the Unknown: A Fieldworker's Progression" (Photocopies of drafts)
  • folder 19: Carpenter, Inta Gale. "Introduction"(Typescript and photocopy of drafts)
  • folder 20: _____. "'Only the Second Worst Things': Personal Accounts of the Field Experience" (Typescript and photocopy of drafts)
  • folders 21-22: Dundes, Alan. Analytic Essays on Folklore (Photocopy of ms. with foreword by Dorson)
  • folder 23: Dupree, Louis. "Folklore and History" (Outline and mimeograph of project report)
  • folder 24: Fernandez, James W. "Traditional Elements of Fang Folklore in Bwiti Initiation Visions" (Mimeograph of abstract)
  • folder 25: Fine, Gary Alan and Clara Giraro. "Black-White Relations in Dubois County, Indiana: The Pinkston Community 1857-1939" (Photocopy)
  • folder 26: Golopentia-Eretescu, Sanda. "What is Right, Is Right" (Photocopy)
  • folder 27: Gutowski, John A. "The Art of Professional Wrestling: Folk Expression in Modern Mass Culture" (Mimeograph)
  • folder 28: Hancock, Frank. A Hoosier Heritage; A Recollection of Early Indiana Days (Carbon of ms.)
  • folder 29: Haring Lee. "East African Oral Narrative Progress Report of a Survey" (Carbon)
  • folder 30: Hertzfeld, Michael. "Cretan Animal-Rustling Narratives" (Mimeograph)
  • folder 31: Highwater, Jamake. [Paper presented to Children's Books International IV] (Photocopy)
  • folder 32: Holbek, Bengt. "Folklore Research in Denmark—A Danish Point of View" (Typescript, in Danish)
  • folder 33: Hori, Ichiró. "Japanese Folk Beliefs" (Carbon)
  • folder 34: Jackson, Kennell. "Proposal for Research: An Analysis and History of French and British Ethnography" (Carbon)
  • folder 35: Jensen, Donald D. "An Efficient, Effective, and Humane System of Large Class Instruction" (Mimeograph of essay and course outline)
  • folder 36: Keyworth, Glenda May. "An Exploration of Rhythm in Folktale Performance" (Photocopy)
  • folders 37-38: Kyriakides, Stilpon P. Two Studies of Modern Greek Folklore (Photocopy of ms. and carbon of dust jacket notes by Dorson)
  • folder 39: Lee, Duhyun. "An Outline History of Korean Traditional Theater Ares" (Mimeograph)
  • folder 40: Lipson-Walker, Carolyn. "'Shalom Y'All': A Folkloristic Analysis of Southern Jews" (Photocopy)
  • folder 41: Lovingood, Sut [pseud.?] "Why Did the Albany Plan Fail? (Typescript)
  • folder 42: McCoy, Donald R. "Underdeveloped Sources of Understanding in American History" (Photocopy)
  • folder 43: McDavid, Raven I. "Dialect Geography and Social Science Problems" (Mimeograph)
  • folder 44: _____. "The Linguistic Atlas Project" (Mimeography)
  • folder 45: Mancini, Pat McNees. "The Alluring Leer of Folklore"(Photocopy)
  • folder 46: Marsh, Richard. "How I Became 'The TV Man': Video Fieldwork in the Calumet Region" (Photocopy)
  • folder 47: Marshall, Howard W. "The Paradise Valley Folklife Project: An Experimental Study" (Photocopy)
  • folder 48: Messenger, John C. "Balladmongering in Ireland" (Photocopy)
  • folder 49: _____. "Ibibio Drama" (Photocopy)
  • folder 50: _____. "When the 'Natives' Read: Publish and Perish" (Carbon)
  • folder 51: Miller, Wayne D. "Tradition and Innovation in Domesticated Gardening" (Photocopy)
  • folder 52: Misra, Bhabagrahi. "myth and Mechanics of Snake-Worship in Orissa" (Photocopy of abstract and paper)
  • folder 53: Nicolaisen, W. F. H. "A Case for an American Folklore Atlas" (Photocopy)
  • folder 54: Ouwehand, Cornelius. "Some Notes on the God Susa-No-O" (Carbon with corrections)
  • folder 55: Paredes, Américo. "The Shaping of Folklore Traditions in North America: Mexican-American Groups" (Draft)
  • folder 56: Phelps, Richard. "The Two Histories of Stringtown" (Photocopy)
  • folder 57: Reuss, Richard A. and Jens Lund. Roads into Folklore: Festschrift in Honor of Richard M. Dorson (Mimeograph)
  • folder 58: Rikoon, Sandy. "Some Problems in Soliciting Folklore Residency Applications for the Indiana Communities Project and Some Thoughts about the 'Folk Concept of "Limited Folk"'"(Photocopy)
Box 50
  • folders 1-3: Röhrich, Lutz. "The Sage" (Typescript, carbon, photocopy of drafts with notes)
  • folder 4: Sebeok, Thomas A. "A Cheremis Sonnet" (Mimeograph with ms. notes)
  • folder 5: _____. "Close Encounters with Canid Communication of the Third Kind" (Signed photocopy)
  • folder 6: _____. "Style in Finnegan's Wake" (Mimeograph)
  • folder 7: _____ and V.J. Zeps "An Analysis of Structured Content, with Application of Electronic Computer Research, in Psycholinguistics" (Mimeograph)
  • folders 8-15: Seki, Keigo. Japanese Folk Tales; translated by Robert Jesse Adams. (Typescript, 4 vols.)
  • folder 16: Seward, Adrienne Lanier. "Some Dilemmas of Fieldwork: A Personal Statement" (Photocopy)
  • folder 17: Shpoon, Saduddin. ["Life Story of Ajab Khan"] (Mimeograph)
  • folder 18: Snow, Loudell. "'The Sun Don't Shine No Way All the Time!': Popular Medical Beliefs in a Black Neighborhood" (Photocopy)
  • folder 19: Sonnichsen, C.L. "The Grassroots Historian" (Photocopy)
  • folder 20: Sturgill, Virgil L. "The Murder of Lottie Yates" (Carbon)
  • folder 21: Suggs, Simon [pseud.?] "Roger Williams and Democratic Thought" (Typescript)
  • folder 22: Thompson, Stith. "Professional Aspects of the Trip to Scandinavia, 1951-52" (Mimeograph)
  • folder 23: Towne, Jackson E. "Victory Parade in Vichy" (Carbon)
  • folder 24: Tsuji, Mitsue. "Ainu Folk Tales" (Draft)
  • folder 25: Van Dommelan, David B. Review of Meddelelser Om GrΦnland (Carbon)
  • folder 26: Weber, Brom. "A Note on Edmund Wilson and George Washington Harris" (Mimeograph)
  • folder 27: Wildhaber, Robert. "About a 'Folklore Institute' in USA" (Ms. and typescript)
  • folder 28: Williams, John Alexander. "The Establishment and the Tape Recorder: Radicalism and Professionalism in Folklore Studies, 1933-1968" (Photocopy, with notes by Dorson)
  • folder 29: Winther, Oscar O. "Oral History: A Report and a Commentary" (Carbon)
  • folder 30: _____. "Regionalism in the USA" (Mimeograph)
  • folder 31: Zimmerman, Zora Devrnja. "The Changing Roles of the Vila in Serbian Traditional Literature" (Photocopy)
  • folder 32: [Author Unknown] "Folklore as Culture of Contention" (Photocopy with corrections)
  • folder 33: _____. "The Hour Is Come But Not the Man (Carbon)
  • folder 34: _____. [John Woolman] (Draft)
  • folder 35: _____. "Structural and Aesthetic Characteristics of the Kwaiti Chanties" (Photocopy)
  • folders 36-37: _____. [Tayil among the Mapuche of Argentina] (Photocopy)
  • folder 38: _____. "Torleus and the Dapamorz: Two Examples of Ethnic Amalgamation in the Song of Roland" (Carbon)
  • folder 39: _____. "Wandlung und Bedeutung des Rumpelstilzmärchens" (Photocopy)
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III. Research and Fieldwork

Arranged as follows: Bibliography and bibliographical citations; Fieldwork notes, notebooks, and tapes; Research Bibliography and Bibliographical Citations. Includes materials on general folklore, African folklore, American humor, Dictionary of Popular Beliefs, ethnomusicology, heroes, immigrations, mythology, oral tradition, the Ozarks, urban lore, on the folklore of the Germans, Mennonites, Micronesians, Slavs, Spanish, Portuguese, Latin, Americans, Yugoslavians, and American Studies.
Box 50
  • folders 40-49: Bibliography and bibliographical citations
Box 51
  • folders 1-28: Bibliography and bibliographical citations (cont'd)
Box 82: Index Cards, Boxes 1-2

Fieldwork notes.

Arranged chronologically
Box 51
  • folder 29: Informant: John Jacob Niles, 1945
  • folders 30-45: Michigan (Upper Peninsula), 1946-1947. Immigrant-Old Country folklore
Box 52
  • folders 1-29: Michigan (Upper Peninsula), 1946-1947 (cont'd)
Box 53
  • folders 1-6: Michigan (Upper Peninsula), 1946-1947 (cont'd)
  • folders 7-20: Michigan (Calvin and Benton Harbor), 1952-1953. Black folklore
  • folder 21: Michigan (Woodland Park and Idlewild), 1952-1953. Black folklore
  • folder 22: Michigan (Mecosta), 1952-1953. Black folklore
  • folder 23: Michigan, 1952-1953 (General)
  • folders 24-30: Arkansas, 1952-1953. Black folklore
  • folder 31: Mississippi, 1953. Black folklore
  • folder 32-51: Michigan and Arkansas, 1952-1953. Black folklore
  • folder 52-54: Michigan State University, 1954 (informant: Jim Johnston). Folktales and Folksongs
Box 54
  • folder 1: Informants: Paul Green and A.P. Hudson, 1954
  • folder 2: Michigan, 1955 (informants: Corombos family). Greek-American folklore
  • folders 3-27: Maine, 1956 (Jonesport, Machias)
  • folder 28: Rhode Island, 1956. Supernatural, local legend
  • folder 29: Maine, 1960, Sept. 20 (informant: Donald Taverner)
  • folder 30: Indiana University, Bloomington, 1960, Nov. 9
  • folders 31-32: Scotland, 1967
  • folder 33: California, 1968. Immigrant
  • folders 34-42: Indiana (The Region), 1968, 1975-1976. Industrial, ethnic, urban folklore
  • folders 43-46: Africa, 1970
  • folder 47: Japan, 1975
  • folder 48: India, 1978
  • folders 49-50: Miscellaneous

Notebooks. Contains notes on fieldwork

Box 55
  • folder 1:
    1. 1-2. St. Ignace
    2. 3-4. Soo
    3. 5-6. Newberry
    4. 7. Grand Marais
    5. 8. Munising
    6. 9. Marquette
    7. 10. Gwinn-Ishpenning-Negaunee
    8. 11. Ishpenning-L'Anse
    9. 12. L'Anse-Houghton
    10. 13. Hancock
    11. 14. Menominee
    12. 15. Iron Mountain-Crystal Falls
    13. 16. Crystal Falls
    14. 17. Watersmeet-Ontonegon
    15. 18. Printed sources
    16. 19-22. U.P. [Upper Peninsula] 1947
    17. 23. [untitled]
    18. 24. Marquette-L'Anse, Aug.-Sept.
    19. 25. [untitled]
    20. 26. Blaney Park
    21. 27. Crystal Falls to Ontonegon (June)
    22. 28. Stories
    23. 29. Shingleton
    24. 30-36. [untitled]
    25. 37. Manistique
    26. 38-39. Escanaba
    27. 40. Ironwood
    28. 41. Gwinn
    29. 42. Blaney Park
    30. 43. Addresses, 1946
    31. 44. [untitled]
    32. 45. Daisy Distal, K of C, Masons
    33. 46. Oremos, Mrs. Eichmayer, Mary Claire
    34. 47. Webberville
    35. 48. Eden, Canterbury Club
    36. 49-50. [untitled]
    37. 51. Meridian, Mason
    38. 52. 1947 Fall
    39. 53. East Lansing, Alf Jones
    40. 54. Manitowoc
  • folder 2
    1. 1-4. Calvin, Mar. 1952
    2. 5. Benton Harbor, Mar. 1952
    3. 6. Calvin, Benton Harbor, Mar. 1952
    4. 7. J.D. Suggs, June 1952
    5. 8-10. Benton Harbor, June 1952
    6. 11. Calvin, Sept. 13, 14, 1952
    7. 12. November 21, 22, 1952
    8. 13. Suggs, Nov. 23, 1952
    9. 14. Suggs, Feb. 7-89, 1953
    10. 15. Calvin, July 11-12, 1953
    11. 16. Calvin, Benton Harbor, Covert, July 12-13, 1953
    12. 17. July 14, 1953
    13. 18. Calvin-Niles, August 21-22, 1953
    14. 19. August 23, 1953
    15. 20. Iron Mountain
    16. 21. East Lansing
    17. 22. Jim Dungee, weather signs, Mar. 1952
    18. 23. Calvin
    19. 24. Calvin, Sept. 14, 1952
    20. 25. Calvin (small), Mar. 1952
    21. 26. Benton Harbor, Mar. 1952
  • folder 3:
    1. 1. Inkster, Sept. 6-9, 1952
    2. 2. Mecosta, Feb. 21, 1953
    3. 3. Mecosta, Aug. 14-16, 1953
    4. 4. Inkster-Walter Winfrey, July 6-7, 1953
    5. 5. Inkster-Walter Winfrey, July 8, 1953
    6. 6. Arkansas 1, June 23-24, 1953
    7. 7. Arkansas 2, June 25-26-27, 1953
    8. 8. Arkansas 3, June 28-29, 1953
    9. 9. Arkansas 4, June 30, 1953
    10. 10. Mississippi, July 2, 1953
    11. 11. Woodland Park, Idlewild, Sept. 11, 18, 1952
    12. 12. Inkster, 1952
    13. 13. Arkansas, June 1953
    14. 14. [untitled]
Box 56
  • folder 1:
    1. 1-2. Gary diary, 1
    2. 2. Gary diary, 2
    3. 3. Gary texts
    4. 4. Africa 1, Mar. 3-Apr. 4, 1970
    5. 5. Africa 2, Notes
    6. 6. Gary 1
    7. 7. Gary 2
    8. 8. Gary 3
    9. 9. [untitled]
    10. 10. Gary 4
    11. 11. Gary 5
    12. 12. East Chicago
    13. 13. Gary 1975
    14. 14. Gary 2
    15. 15-21. [untitled]
  • folder 2:
    1. 1. [untitled]
    2. 2. Scotland
    3. 3-4. [untitled]
    4. 5. Jonesport
    5. 6. [untitled]
    6. 7. Duluth
    7. 8-12. [untitled]
    8. 13. Cambridge
    9. 14-15. Minneapolis
    10. 16. Bulgarian

Fieldwork Tapes

Box 80
Jonesport, Maine (reel-to-reel tapes)
  • 1. Cecil Kelley, June 29, 1956
  • 2. Capitan W. L. Farnsworth, July 1, 1956
  • 3. James Alley, Curt Morse, Luther Sawyer, July 1-2, 1956
  • 4. James and Frank Alley, July 2, 1956
  • 5. James and Frank Alley, Stuart Alley, James Alley, July 6, 9, 10, 1956
  • 6. Maurice Alley, James Alley, July 8, 10, 1956
  • 7. Riley Beal, James Alley, Alfred Alley, July 9, 10, 1956
  • 8. Alfred Alley, Curt Morse, Losey Grant, July 10, 11, 12, 1956
  • 9. John Porter's home, Lowell, Maine, July 15, 1956
  • 10. Beal's Island, Jim Alley, Mary Huling, Vi Pierce, July 17,18, 28, 29, 1956
  • 11. Vi Pierce, Charles Sherman, Ira and Gus Tisdak, July 29, 30, 1956
  • 12. Madrigal Singers, June 8, 1956
The Region (cassettes)
  • 13. Gary Project. Gil Rozo, Joseph and Angela Maniak, Oct. 17, 1975
  • 14. Gary Project. Gil Rozo, Larry Regan, Oct. 20, 1975
  • 15. Dorson 44. William Harvey, Cavalry Baptist, Nov. 30, 1975
  • 16. Dorson 87. Milan Ospich, May 8, 1976
  • 17. Dorson 89. Yamil Sahb, Ruth Rodriguez, May 11, 14, 1976
  • 18. Dorson 90. Ed Zivich, Rev. Anthony, May 26, 30, 1976
  • 19. Dorson 91.
  • 20. Dorson 95. Warren Reeder
  • 21. Dorson 96. Warren Reeder
  • 22. Gary Bicentennial Senior Citizens Festival, Orestes Hood, Robert Anderson, July 7, 1976
  • 23. Rick Broodstone. 118 Valparaiso, July 17, 1977
  • 24. Scott Szybala, collector. Greg Szybala
  • 25. Scott Szybala, collector. Kevin McDaniel and Rob Cope on the Steel Mills
  • 26. Scott Szybala, collector. Mill, Wally, and Doug, Nov. 19, 1975
  • 27. Dorson. Interviews on steel mills
Calvin, Michigan (reel-to-reel tapes)
  • 1. J.D. Suggs - Tales and Songs (Negro), 1952
  • 2. J.D. Suggs - Animal Tales (Negro), June 1952
  • 3. J.D. Suggs - Humorous Tales (Negro), Mar. 1952
  • 4. Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Smith and Mary Richardson - Songs and Tales (Negro), 1952
  • 5. Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Smith and Mary Richardson - Witchcraft Stories (Negro), 1952
  • 6. Gib Morgan tales - Dorson, collector (copy of ATL 1354), undated
  • 7. Miscellaneous cassette
Miscellaneous (reel-to-reel tapes)
  • 1. Julian Lee Rayford, Mobile, AL - Cries, Chants, Tales, Songs, 1952
  • 2. English L384, March 28, 1961
  • 3. Bob Dylan - P.P. Federspiel "The Folk in American History, July 8, 1970
  • 4. Soledad Perez Newman - Spanish-Mexican Southwest Folklore, June 30, 1960
  • 5. Harold Males - Jewish dialect stories from Brooklyn, June 30, 1959
  • 6. The Smiths: Songs and tales, June 3, 1952
  • 7. The Smiths: Witchcraft stories, June 3, 1952
  • 8. Curt Morse - Machias, July 13, 1956; Kilton's Store - Jonesport, July 14, 1956
  • 9. Storys (sic) told by 9 different informants, undated
  • 10. "from Donald V. Taverner, The University of Maine, Orono, undated
  • 11. Two unidentified tapes marked "Dorson?" undated
Box 81
Reel-to-reel tapes
  • 1. Demo 102 - Cowboy music and lore, B. Taylor, Dec. 12, 1968
  • 2. Demo 126 - Regional Lore
  • 3. Demo 127 and copy - Child ballads in America
  • 4. Demo 128 and copy - Negro Lore
  • 5. Demo 129 and copy - Historical events
  • 6. Demo 130 - Occupational Lore
  • 7. Demo 131 - College & Modern Folklore
  • 8. Demo 132 and copy - Labor-Protest uses of folksongs
  • 9. Demo 133 - Immigrant lore
  • 10. Richard M. Dorson - Parrington, Sept. 10, 1980
  • 11. Gary - Charles H. King, St. John Primitive Baptist Church, Feb. 24-25, 1968
  • 12. The Folklore Institute Conference, Reel #2
  • 13. Two unidentified tapes
  • 14. History 230, 1947, Dorson
  • 15. History 230, 1948, Dorson
  • 16. History 230, 1949, Dorson
  • 17. Irma Ireland, 1949, Dorson
  • 18. John Laitala, 1949, Dorson
  • 19. George T. Springer, Dorson
  • 20. 1947 (!), Dorson
  • 21. Gib Morgan stories, Mrs. Verna Lowry, May 10, 1956; Venezuelan songs, May 22, 1956
  • 22. Mary Jo Davis, Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 19, 1953
  • 23. Session One: R.T. King/RMD
  • 24. J.D. Suggs - Humorous tales, Mar. 28, 1952 and Songs and stories, June 2, 1952
  • 25. Jewish Dialect jokes, Harry Lux, Spring 1956
  • 26. Jim Johnston, East Lansing, MI, Dec. 1 and 10, 1954
  • 27. Bible and hoodoo stories - Suggs; Brer Rabbit stories
  • 28. Curt Morse and James Alley, July 1, 1956
  • 29. Jonesport: Frank C. Alley, July 2 and July 3, 1956
  • 30. Frank C. Alley, July 3, 1956; Napoleon Beal, July 3, 1956
  • 31. Jonesport: Stuart Alley, July 5, 1956; James Alley, July 6, 1956
  • 32. Suggs, Feb. 7, 1953 - songs with guitar; Suggs, Mar. 14, 1953 - mixed
Research. Articles, brochures, and ephemera collected by Dorson on various topics and regions. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 56
  • folders 3-4: Africa
  • folders 5-12: American Folklore: Black
  • folder 13: American Folklore: Egypt, Illinois
  • folder 14: American Folklore: Hawaii
  • folders 15-18: American Folklore: Immigrant
  • folder 19: American Folklore: Midwest
  • folder 20: American Folklore: Mormons
  • folders 21-22: American Folklore: Native American
Box 57
  • folders 1-5: American Folklore: New England
  • folder 6: American Folklore: Pennsylvania Dutch
  • folders 7-32: American Folklore: The Region (Indiana)
Box 58
  • folders 1-6: American Folklore: The Region (Indiana) (cont'd)
Box 95
  • Oversize 5: American Folklore: The Region (Indiana) (cont'd)
Box 58
  • folder 7: American Folklore: Regionalism
  • folder 8: American Folklore: Rocky Mountain and West Coast
  • folder 9: American Folklore: Shakers
  • folder 10: American Folklore: South
  • folder 11: American Folklore: Spanish Southwest
  • folders 12-14: American Folklore: Urban
  • folders 15-17: Folklore in America
  • folders 18-19: American Studies
  • folder 20: Czechoslovakia
  • folder 21: Egypt
  • folders 22-23: England
  • folder 24: Gypsies
  • folders 25-26: Hungary
  • folder 27: India
  • folders 28-31: Ireland
  • folders 32-36: Japan
Box 59
  • folders 1-3: Japan (cont'd)
  • folders 4-6: Scotland
  • folders 7-8: Celebrations: Christmas
  • folder 9: Children's Folklore
  • folder 10: Creatures of Legend
  • folders 11-12: Dialects
  • folder 13: Folk Art
Box 95
  • Oversize 6: Folk Art
Box 59
  • folders 14-15: Folk Beliefs
  • folder 16: Folk Dance
  • folder 17: Folk Drama
  • folder 18: Folk Festival
  • folders 19-20: Folk Heroes
  • folder 21: Folk Heroes: B
  • folders 22-25: Folk Heroes: Bunyan
  • folder 26: Folk Heroes: C-F
  • folder 27: Folk Heroes: G-M
  • folders 28-30: Folk Heroes: Mose, the Bowery B'hoy
  • folder 31: Folk Heroes: P
  • folders 32-35: Folk Heroes: Patch
  • folder 36: Folk Heroes: Smith, Oregon
  • folder 37: Folk Heroes: S-Z
  • folder 38: Folk Heroes: Mss.
  • folders 39-42: Folk Humor
Box 60
  • folders 1-3: Folk Humor
  • folder 4: Folk Life
  • folder 5: Folk Medicine
  • folders 6-9: Folk Song
  • folders 10-12: Folklore and Anthropology
  • folder 13: Folklore and Education
  • folder 14: Folklore and History
  • folders 15-17: Folklore and History: Local History
  • folders 18-21: Folklore and History: Oral History
  • folders 22-27: Folklore and Literature
  • folders 28-29: Folklore and Psychology
  • folder 30: Folklore and Religion
  • folder 31: Folkloristics
  • folder 32: Folkloristics: Historiography
  • folders 33-42: Folkloristics: Historiography (British Folklorists)
Box 61
  • folders 1-3: Folkloristics: Historiography (British Folklorists)
  • folder 4: Folkloristics: Historiography (Chicago Folklore Society)
  • folder 5: Heart
  • folder 6: Magic
  • folders 7-8: Myth
  • folders 9-10: Narrative Genres
  • folder 11: Narrative Genres: Texts
  • folders 12-13: Narrative Genres: Anecdotes
  • folder 14: Narrative Genres: Family Sagas
  • folders 15-16: Narrative Genres: Local Legends
  • folder 17: Narrative Genres: St. Peter Stories
  • folders 18-21: Narrative Genres: Tall Tales
  • folder 22: Occupational Lore: Business, Circus
  • folder 23: Occupational Lore: Cowboys
  • folder 24: Occupational Lore: Lumberjacks
  • folder 25: Occupational Lore: Mining
  • folder 26: Occupational Lore: Oil Drilling
  • folder 27: Onomastics
  • folder 28: Ritual
  • folder 29: School and College Lore
  • folder 30: Sports Lore
  • folders 31-36: Supernatural Beliefs and Legends
  • folders 37-38: Word Play
  • folder 39: Writing
  • folders 40-48: Youth/Counter Culture
  • Box 62
    1. folders 1-8: Youth/Counter Culture (cont'd)
    2. folder 9: Youth/Counter Culture (Draft Dodging)
    3. folders 10-23: Youth/Counter Culture (Drug Lore)
    4. folders 24-26: Youth/Counter Culture (Motorcycle Lore)
    5. folders 27-28: Youth/Counter Culture (Religious Movements)
    6. folders 29-34: Youth/Counter Culture (Ephemera)
  • Box 63: Youth/Counter Culture (cont'd)
  • Box 64: Youth/Counter Culture (cont'd)
  • Box 65
    1. folders 1-18: Miscellaneous Research
  • Box 82: Miscellaneous Research: Index cards Boxes 3-5
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IV. University Materials

Aranged as follows: Administrative files, Class Notes, Student Papers, and Dissertations

Administrative files.

Arranged alphabetically by Indiana University department, followed by a file of Michigan State University materials.
Box 65
  • folder 19: Archives of Traditional Music
  • folder 20: Folklore Archives
  • folders 21-47: Folklore Department and Institute. Budget, course evaluation, course outline, equipment, faculty meetings, lecture schedule, News Bureau releases, personnel
Box 66
  • folders 1-11: Folklore Department and Institute (cont'd). Reports, students, summer institutes and seminars, miscellaneous and printed
  • folders 12-27: History Department. Budget, course outlines, department meetings, faculty, appointments, memos, students, and printed
  • folders 28-44: Indiana University. Committees, forms, Indiana University Foundation, Indiana University Library, Indiana University Museum, memos & miscellaneous, reports, and Printed
  • folder 45: Michigan State University
Class Notes. Notes for folklore and history courses, primarily at Indiana University, but also at Michigan State, UCLA, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania. Arranged by class number or title.
  • Box 66
    1. folders 46-49: Class Notes
  • Box 67: Class Notes (cont'd)
  • Box 68: Class Notes (cont'd)
  • Box 69: Class Notes (cont'd)
Student Papers. Primarily for Indiana University classes. Arranged by class number or title, or where those details are missing, by author's name.
Box 70: Student Papers
Box 71: Student Papers (cont'd)
Box 72
  • folders 1-11: Student Papers (cont'd)
Dissertations. Chapters and drafts of dissertations in folklore. Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 72
  • folder 12: Adams, Robert J.
  • folder 13: Bronner, Simon J.
  • folder 14: Gallagher, James
  • folder 15: Georges, Robert A.
  • folder 16: Kirschenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara
  • folder 17: Kulii, Elon A.
  • folder 18-20: Piersen, William Dillon
  • folder 21: Reuss, Richard A.
  • folder 22-25: Schmaier, Maurice D.
  • folder 26: Stone, Ruth
  • folder 27: Yahaya, Ibrahim Yaro
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V. Miscellaneous

Contains both personal and professional files. Arranged as follows: American Folklife Bill, Conferences, Societies, Personal, Northeast Sea Community, Photographs, and Printed.

American Folklife Bill

Box 72
  • folder 28: Includes Dorson's testimony at Senate hearings on proposed bill, 1970

Conferences

Box 72
  • folders 29-32: African Folklore Conference
  • folders 33-35: African Studies Association Conference on Oral Data Sources in Africa
  • folder 36: American Anthropological Association
  • folders 37-38: American Folklore Conferences
  • folders 39-45: American Folklore Society Conferences
Box 73
  • folders 1-11: American Folklore Society Conferences (cont'd)
  • folder 12: American Indian Ethnohistoric Conference
  • folder 13: American Studies Association
  • folders 14-17: American-Yugoslav Seminar on Nationalism and Regionalism in American and Yugoslav History and Folklore
  • folder 18: Anglo-American Folklore Conference
  • folder 19: Asian Folklore Conference
  • folder 20: Association of African and African-American Folklorists
  • folder 21: Behavioral Science Symposium
  • folder 22: Bicentennial Writer's Workshop
  • folder 23: British Association for the Advancement of Science
  • folder 24: California Folklore Society
  • folder 25: Conference for History and Social Studies Teachers
  • folder 26: Conference on African Arts
  • folders 27-28: Conference on African Language and Literature
  • folders 29-30: Conference on American Folk Legend
  • folder 31: Conference on Folklore and Social Science
  • folders 32-38: Conference on Folklore in the Modern World
Box 74
  • folder 1: Conference on Immigration in American History
  • folder 2: Conference on Modern Ethnography of American Folklife
  • folder 3: Conference on Oriental-Western Literary and Cultural Relations
  • folder 4: Conference on the Relations Between Verbal and Visual Arts in Africa
  • folder 5: Congrès International d'Ethnologie Européenne
  • folders 6-7: Congress of European Folklore
  • folder 8: Critical Issues in the Humanities
  • folder 9: Detroit Bicentennial Lecture Series, Ethnic Folklore in America
  • folder 10: Deutscher Volkskunde-Kongress
  • folder 11: English Institute
  • folder 12: The First World Congress for Jewish Folklore Research
  • folder 13: Folklore Institute Conference
  • folder 14: Folklore Society International Centenary Conference
  • folder 15: Forms upon the Frontier
  • folder 16: German-American Literary Relations Conference
  • folder 17: Hoosier Folklore Conference
  • folders 18-19: Hungarian Ethnographical Congress
  • folder 20: Indiana Conference on Historical Preservation
  • folders 21-28: International Congress of Americanists
  • folders 29-34: International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences
  • folder 35: International Congress of Ethnography
  • folder 36: International Congress of European and Western Ethnology
  • folders 37-39: International Society for Folk Narrative Research
Box 75
  • folders 1-9: International Society for Folk Narrative Research (cont'd)
  • folder 10: International Symposium, National Academy of Sciences
  • folder 11: International Symposium on Creatures of Legendry
  • folder 12: James Fenimore Cooper Centennial Meetings
  • folder 13: The Kansas Folklore Society
  • folder 14: Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters
  • folder 15: Michigan Library Association
  • folder 16: Mid-Atlantic Folklore Society Conference
  • folder 17: Middle Atlantic Conference on Folk Culture
  • folder 18: Multi-Regional Folk Culture Group
  • folder 19: National Workshop on Oral History
  • folders 20-22: Oral Literature and the Formula
  • folder 23: Organization of American Historians
  • folders 24-26: Purdue Conference on American Culture
  • folder 27: Research Opportunities in American Cultural History
  • folder 28: Seminar on American Culture
  • folder 29: Seminar on the Techniques and Use of Oral History
  • folder 30: [Shattering the Stereotype: Folklore in Contemporary Life]
  • folder 31: Société Intenationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore [S.I.E.F]
  • folder 32: Society of Indiana Pioneers
  • folder 33: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
  • folder 34: Southeastern Folklore Society
  • folder 35: Symposium on the Urban Experience and Folk Tradition
  • folder 36: Texas Folk-Lore Society
  • folder 37: The Urban Experience and Folk Traditions Symposium
  • folder 38: Urban Folklore Conference
  • folder 39: Volkskunde-Kongress
  • folder 40: Western Folklore Conferences
  • folder 41: Yugoslav-American Conference on Social Science
  • folder 42: Yugoslav-Indiana University Seminar on Selected Problems of Social Sciences and Humanities

Societies

Box 75
  • folder 43: American Anthropological Association
  • folder 44: American Association of University Professors
  • folders 45-49: American Council of Learned Societies
Box 76
  • folders 1-4: American Council of Learned Societies (cont'd)
  • folder 5: American Folklore Society
  • folder 6: American Historical Association
  • folder 7: American Philosophical Society
  • folder 8: American Studies Association
  • folder 9: Asia Society
  • folders 10-11: Asian Folklore
  • folder 12: Association for Asian Studies
  • folder 13: California Folklore Society
  • folder 14: Campanha de Defensa do Folklore Brasileiro
  • folder 15: Cleveland Folklore Society
  • folder 16: Commission Internationale des Arts & Traditions Populaires
  • folder 17: Detroit Historical Society
  • folder 18: Festival of American Folklife
  • folder 19: Festival of Traditional Arts
  • folder 20: Folklore Society
  • folder 21: HAF
  • folder 22: Hammond Historical Society
  • folder 23: Historical Society of Michigan
  • folder 24: History Club
  • folder 25: Hoosier Festival
  • folders 26-28: Hoosier Folklore Society
  • folder 29: Indiana Historical Society
  • folder 30: Kansas Folklore Society
  • folder 31: Keene Folk Festival
  • folder 32: Louisiana Folklore Society
  • folder 33: Michigan Folklore Society
  • folder 34: Midwest University Consortium
  • folder 35: Mississippi Valley Historical Association
  • folder 36: Modern Language Association
  • folder 37: National Folk Festival
  • folder 38: North Carolina Folklore Society
  • folder 39: Ohio Folklore Society
  • folder 40: Oral History Association
  • folder 41: Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival
  • folder 42: Scottish Anthropological & Folklore Society
  • folder 43: Sheffield
  • folders 44-47: Smithsonian Council
  • folder 48: Sociedad Folklórica del Uruguay
  • folder 49: Société Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore
  • folder 50: Society for Folklore Studies
  • folder 51: Society for the North American Cultural Survey
  • folder 52: Society of American Historians
  • folder 53-54: Miscellaneous

Personal

Box 76
  • folder 55: Biographical materials
  • folder 56: Address Books
  • folders 57-61: Agenda Items
Box 77
  • folders 1-3: Appointment Books
  • folder 4: Awards
Box 95
  • Oversize 7: Awards
Box 77
  • folder 5: Bookplates
  • folders 6-17: Class work. This includes Dorson's notes from classes he attended and papers written for class
  • folders 18-41: Curriculum vitae, 1953-1979
  • folders 42-43: Grants
Box 78
  • folders 1-21: Grants (cont'd)
  • folder 22: Identification papers
  • folder 23: Thesis. "Frontier Humor," 1937
  • folder 24: Will
  • folder 25-26: Work pads

Northeast Sea Community [film project]

Box 78
  • folder 27: Northeast Sea Community. Includes memos, specifications, content outline, suggested treatment, storyboard, etc.

Photographs

Box 78
  • folder 28: Jonesport, Maine
  • folder 29: Ox roast
  • folder 30: Dorson and two of his Ph.D. graduates
  • folder 31: Two color slides of Dorson with other people
  • folder 32: Color negative of Dorson
  • folder 33: Dorson, Folklore faculty, and Laurie Honko
  • folder 34: Dorson at a conference
  • folder 35: Stati and Dorothy Dobrovits
Box 95
  • Oversize 8: Dorson in sombrero and Dorson with tennis team

Printed

This category includes newspaper and magazine clippings, scattered issues of various non-folklore journals and magazines, and newsletters.
Box 78
  • folders 36-40: Clippings: Dorson & Folklore Institute, 1944-1978
  • folders 41-45: Clippings: Folklore, 1895-1899, 1950-1980
  • folders 46-49: Clippings: Miscellaneous, 1950-1976
Box 79
  • folders 1-2: Clippings: Miscellaneous
  • folders 3-9: Journals: A-Z
  • folders 10-17: Newsletters: A-Z
  • folders 18-23: Miscellaneous
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VI. Additions

Contains materials received since 1982. Arranged in the same order as Series I through V.
Correspondence, 1955-1981.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, followed by correspondence with Dorson's family and a folder of unidentified persons (39 folders)
Box 83
  • Andersen, S. P.
  • Arewa, E. Ojo
  • Arno Press
  • Ball, John
  • Barbour, Frances M.
  • Barnes, Tom
  • Benson, Martha A.
  • Blair, Walter
  • Blank, Les
  • Call, Thelma
  • Callery, Joseph S.
  • Carvalho-Neto, Paulo de
  • Cogswell, Roby
  • Constantin, Charles
  • Current-Garcia, Gene
  • Dégh, Linda
  • Dorson, Richard Mercer
  • Dundes, Alan
  • Elliott, Gerald A.
  • Encyclopädie des Märchens
  • Fallon, John
  • Fergusson, Donald A.
  • Ferris, William Reynolds
  • Flanagan, John Theodore
  • Ford Foundation
  • Garbat, Audre D.
  • Gillis, Frank
  • Gillmor, Frances
  • Glassie, Henry Haywood
  • Greenway, John
  • Greenwood Press
  • Gresham, William B., Jr.
  • Gunderson, R.G.
  • Hand, Wayland Debs
  • Harvard University Press
  • Herskovits, Melville Jean
  • Ho, Ting-jui
  • Indiana University Press
  • International Zeemanshuis-Antwerpen
  • Janson, H.F.
  • Jones, Stephen S., Jr.
  • Kane, Richard
  • Kendrick, John H.
  • Kirkendall, Richard S.
  • Laade, Wolfgang
  • Lindahl, Car
  • McCann, William C.
  • MacPhail, Heather
  • Maticetov, Milko
  • Merino de Zela, E. Mildred
  • Muelder, Milton E.
  • Nye, Russel Blaine
  • Pargellis, Stanley
  • Popov, A.
  • Remak, Henry
  • Richmond, Winthrop Edson
  • Roberts, Warren Everett
  • Ross, E.
  • Senn, Harry A.
  • Shamy, Hasan M. El-
  • Simmons, Merle Edwin
  • Slobin, Mark
  • Stampe, Betsy and Dennis W. Stampe
  • Stetson, R.H.
  • Trevor, J.C.
  • Visher, Halene Hatcher
  • Warren, D.M. (Mike)
  • Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie Brooke
  • Wrigglesworth, Hazel J.
Family Unidentified correspondents

Writings by Dorson - Books

Box 83
  • African Folklore (New York: Anchor Books, 1972). Drafts. (7 folders)
  • America in Legend (New York: Pantheon, 1973). Outline, introduction, notes, drafts (17 folders)
Box 84
  • America in Legend (cont.) (17 folders)
  • American Negro Folktales (Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett, 1967). Galleys (1 folder)
  • Bloodstoppers and Bearwalkers (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1952). Contents, synopsis, drafts, appendix, research. (17 folders)
Box 85
  • A Book of American Legends [unpublished]. Drafts. (2 folders)
  • Folklore in the Modern World (Bloomington, In.: Folklore Publication Group, 1974). Tentative contents and geographical distribution of participants (1 folder)
  • Folklore in the United States [not published] Draft (1 folder)
  • Folklore: Selected Essays (Bloomington, In.: Indiana University Press,1972). Excerpt, draft pages (2 folders)
  • Folktales of the World [series]. General correspondence; correspondence and other materials arranged alphabetically by countries which were not published; receipts; draft pages (36 folders)
  • Folktales of Brazil [unpublished]. Drafts and research (3 folders)
  • Folktales of Burma [unpublished]. Drafts (4 folders)
Box 86
  • Folktales of Burma (cont.). Draft (1 folder)
  • Folktales of Egypt (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1979). Foreword, drafts (3 folders)
  • Folktales of India [not published] Drafts, research, etc. (14 folders)
  • Folktales of Poland [not published] Introduction, research, drafts (6 folders)
Box 87
  • Folktales of Poland (cont.). Draft (1 folder)
  • Folktales of Scotland [not published] Correspondence, notes, research, drafts (9 folders)
  • Folktales of Southern Africa [not published] Research, drafts (4 folders)
  • Folktales of Switzerland [not published] Drafts (4 folders)
  • Folktales of West Africa [not published] Drafts (2 folders)
Box 88
  • Folktales Told Around the World (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1975). Drafts (3 folders)
  • International Handbook of Folklore Studies [not published?] Correspondence, drafts, catalogs from Greenwood Press (1 folder)
  • Land of the Millrats (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981). Correspondence, introduction and epilogue (3 folders)
Box 95
  • Oversize 9: Land of the Millrats:... Maps
Box 88
  • Man and Beast in American Comic Legend (Bloomington, In.: Indiana University Press, 1982). Correspondence, contract, draft (1 folder)
  • "Anthology rejects" and notes. (2 folders)

Writings by Dorson - Articles.

Mostly drafts. One folder per title, unless otherwise indicated.
Box 88
  • African and Afro-American Folklore: A Reply to Bascom and Other Misguided Critics
  • American English (2 folders)
  • Classifying Ethnic Folk Behavior
  • Collecting Folklore in Jonesport, Maine
  • Contemporary American Thought
  • Current Folklore Theories
  • Historical Validity of Oral Tradition (3 folders)
  • History and the College Student
  • Is There a Folk in the City?
  • Negro Protest Tales
  • The Poverty of American Culture
  • Should There Be a Ph.D. in Folklore?

Writings by Dorson - Reviews.

Book reviews written by Dorson. Arranged alphabetically by the author reviewed
Box 88: A - Z (4 folders)

Writings by Dorson - Papers Presented.

Includes papers presented to various societies, conferences, and other groups.
Box 88
  • American Folk Heroes
  • Folklore Studies in the United States Today
  • Peace-making

Writings by Dorson - Series.

Includes drafts, correspondence, synopses, reviews, and production materials for monograph series on folklore with which Dorson was associated
Box 88
  • Indiana University Folklore Institute Monographs Series. Correspondence, schedules, prospectuses, notes, research (8 folders)
Box 89
  • Indiana University Folklore Institute Monographs Series (cont.). (7 folders)
  • Regional American Folklore series. Prospectus (1 folder)
  • Studies in Folklore series. Proofs

Writings by Others.

Books and articles by authors other than Dorson. Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 89
  • Alvey, R. Gerald. A Second Look at the Secondary Ballad. Photocopy
  • Davidson, Levette J. An Introduction to American Folklore. Mimeograph copy
  • Degh, Linda. untitled
  • Dundes, Alan. Structuralism and Folklore. Mimeograph copy
  • Green, Archie. A Discography of American Coal Miners' Songs. Photocopy
  • Hines, Donald. Traditional Narratives of Plateau Indians. Correspondence and photocopy
  • Jones, Steven S. The Classification of Prose Narrative Folklore: A Reassessment. Photocopy
  • Lee, Hector. The Three Nephites. Carbon copy
  • Midgett, Douglas K. Performance Roles and Musical Change in a Caribbean Society. Photocopy
  • Nakhnikian, George. Love in Human Reason. Photocopy
  • Oinas, Felix. Folklore, Nationalism and Politics. Photocopy
  • _____. The Transformation of Folklore into Literature. Photocopy
  • _____. Folk Legend-VOlkssage - A Stumbling Stone in Division of Types of Oral Narrative. Typescript
  • O'Meally, Robert G. Invisible Man: "Black and Blue" Photocopy
  • Skendi, Stavro. Serbocroatian Herioc Songs. Typescript

Research and Fieldwork.

Correspondence, notes, printed materials, etc. pertaining to the following subjects. One folder per subject, unless otherwise indicated.
Box 89
  • Bibliography and Bibliographical Citations. (4 folders)
  • Africa (3 folders)
  • Afro-American folklore
  • American Indian
  • Anthology (2 folders)
  • Bambakou tape transcription
  • Bulgaria
  • Celtic Folklorists
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • English folklore
  • Europe
  • French-Canadian folktales
Box 90
  • Homosexuality
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Maine (3 folders)
  • Melanesia
  • Oceania
  • Palestinian-Arab folktales
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Scotland
  • Toronto
  • Ukrainian folktales (2 folders)
  • Miscellaneous research and fieldwork (10 folders)
  • Notebooks
  • Gary, 1975 (5 notebooks)
  • Region diaries, 1976-1977 (3 notebooks)
  • California, 1950
  • Cambridge (2 notebooks)
  • Evanston (3 notebooks)
  • Gary (1 notebook)
  • Ireland (1 notebook)
  • Stockholm (1 notebook)
  • [Untitled] (14 notebooks)

University Materials - Administrative

Box 91
  • Archives of Traditional Music
  • Folklore Department and Institute (6 folders)
  • History Department (4 folders)
  • Indiana University (5 folders)
  • Michigan State College

University Materials - Class notes, student papers, dissertations

Box 91
  • Folklore and History class notes (39 folders)
Box 92
  • Student papers (22 folders)
  • Dissertations
    1. Bianco, Carla
    2. Fish, Lydia
    3. Marshall, Howard Wright
    4. Stone, Kay

Miscellaneous - Conferences, Societies, etc.

Box 93
  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • African Folklore Conference
  • American Folklore Society
  • American Studies Association
  • American-Yugoslav seminars (3 folders)
  • Anglo-American Folklore Conference (4 folders)
  • Folk Festivals (2 folders)
  • Folklore institute of America

Miscellaneous - Personal File

Box 93
  • Calendars
  • Calling cards
  • Phillips Exeter Academy - Chess Club
  • Travel materials (4 folders)
  • Miscellany

Miscellaneous - Photographs

Box 93
  • Dorson and others
  • Miscellaneous photographs (3 folders)

Miscellaneous - Printed

Box 93
  • Clippings (7 folders)
  • Arno Press catalogs and summary sheets (2 folders)
Box 94
  • Book catalogs
  • Folklore Institute - newsletters and The Folklore Forum
  • Magazines (2 folders)
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Programs
  • Reprints by Dorson
  • Reprints by Others
  • Miscellany (5 folders)
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