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Collections - MF 053 Ricker College Student Folklore Papers

Number of Papers: 18
Date Written: 1971
Access Restrictions: none

Description: The collection consists of a series of student papers done in connection with a folklore class taught by Gifford Stevens at Ricker College in Houlton, Maine, in the Spring of 1971. The paper topics include: folk medicine; weather signs; omens; forerunners; limericks; beer songs; stories about death, Indians, treasure ghosts, hoaxes, the devil, animals, Summer complaint; African proverbs; Märchen; games; legends; ethnic jokes; jokes; beliefs and proverbs; superstitions; luck; ethnic customs; children’s songs; graffiti; folk sayings, proverbs, and folksongs.

601 Glover, Steve. (Folklore at Ricker College) Spring 1971. Maine: Houlton. 9 pp. ms. Folk medicine; weather signs; omens; forerunners; ghosts; devil stories.

602 Elliot, Rosemary. (Folklore at Ricker College) Spring 1971. Maine: Houlton. 10 pp. ms. Home remedies.

603 Leonard, Tom. (Folklore at Ricker College) Spring 1971. Maine: Houlton. 25 pp. ms. Paper on jokes collected at Ricker College.

604 DeFusco, Rick. (Folklore at Ricker College) Spring 1971. Maine: Houlton. 13 pp. ms. Limericks; beer songs; a funny story.

605 Kelley, Paul. (Folklore at Ricker College) Spring 1971. Maine: Houlton. 16 pp. ms. Stories about death.

606 John, Cecilia. (Folklore at Ricker College) Spring 1971. Maine: Houlton. 13 pp. ms. Paper on African proverbs; animal stories; Märchen; a hero tale; a game; and a legend.

607 Donovan, Dennis. (Folklore at Ricker College) Spring 1971. Maine: Houlton. 10 pp. ms. Ethnic jokes.

608 Sewall, Peter. (Folklore at Ricker College) Spring 1971. Maine: Yarmouth; Mass.: Winchester. 14 pp. ms. Summer complaint stories; jokes; folk remedies; forerunners.

609 Campbell, Nancy. (Folklore at Ricker College) Spring 1971. Maine: Houlton. 27 pp. ms. Hoax stories; devil stories; beliefs and proverbs; cures; sayings.

600 Turney, Carolyn. (Folklore at Ricker College) Spring 1971. Maine: Houlton. 24 pp. ms. Limericks set to music; stories about Indians; stories about treasure; remedies.

601 Dwyer, Dorothy. (Folklore at Ricker College) Spring 1971. Maine: Houlton; R. I.: Newport. 47 pp. ms. Ghost stories; superstitions; luck; ethnic customs; children’s songs.

602 McCartney, Robert. (Folklore at Ricker College) Spring 1971. Maine: Houlton. 13 pp. ms. Collection of jokes: dead baby, moron, elephant, ethnic; other jokes; beliefs.

819 Brigati, Michael. Spring 1973. Maine: Houlton. 24 pp. ms. Paper about the different games played in big cities and handed down by oral tradition, based on a series of untaped interviews with various people from Akeley Hall, Ricker College.

890 McCoy, Renee. Spring 1975. New York: Brooklyn. 33 pp. ms. Collection of children’s games collected in the black section of Brooklyn for Folklore Course at Ricker College, Houlton, Maine.

891 Ferris, Marilyn & Michael O’Hara. Spring 1975. Maine: Houlton (Ricker College). 34 pp. ms. Collection of folk remedies for all types of bodily ailments for Folklore Course at Ricker College, Houlton, Maine.

892 Milgram, David. Spring 1975. Maine: Augusta, Houlton; Conn.: Bridgeport. 20 pp. ms. Collection of one-line jokes, book titles, sayings, proverbs, superstitions, rhymes, songs for Folklore Course at Ricker College, Houlton, Maine.

893 Cunningham, Pat & Mark Jackins. Spring 1975. Maine: Houlton (Ricker College). 16 pp. ms. Collection of graffiti from restrooms in dorms, student union, and gym locker rooms on Ricker College campus for Folklore Course at Ricker College, Houlton, Maine.

1185 Gordon, Margaret. (Folklore at Ricker College). Spring 1978. 59 pp. ms. Tape: 1/2 hr. No cat, or trans. Collection of folk sayings, proverbs, and folksongs. T1244


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