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Folklore and Popular Culture in Special Collections

This guide provides an overview of manuscript collections and other resources covering the field of folklore.

About this guide

Title page of a handmade book by Ozark artist M.E. Oliver, 1955.Folklore research materials have been collected in Special Collections from early in their history. Thanks in part to a number of dedicated professional and amateur collectors and promoters of Ozark folk material, Special Collections has a large and rich array of oral, musical, and written material documenting the life, arts, crafts, and stories of the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title page of Strange Scenes in the Ozarks by M.E. Oliver.

(Oliver, M. E. (1955). Strange scenes in the Ozarks: Lettering and art. Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified.)

Manuscript Collections on Folklore

Published Sources for Background Information

Rayburn's Arcadian Life, A Journal of the Well-Flavored Earth, published by Otto Ernest Rayburn, 1934 (Arkansas Collection)

Rayburn's Arcadian Life, A Journal of the Well-Flavored Earth, published by Otto Ernest Rayburn, 1934 (Arkansas Collection)