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Guide to the Roland Bishop Dickison papers, 1961-1983 (1962-1980)
MSS 1993/03  
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Table of contents What's This?

 

Series 1: Customs and Folkways, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 1

Religion, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

Funeral Rites and Ceremonies, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

Epitaphs (1 of 2), n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

Epitaphs (2 of 2), n.d.

 

Subseries 1: Festivals, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

Festivals, n.d.

 

Subseries 2: Games and Sports n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Team Games, Group Games, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

Finger Games, Bouncing Games, Clapping Games, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

Parlor Games, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 9

Games - Who's "it", n.d.

 

Subseries 3: Gestures, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 10

Gestures (non-superstitious), n.d.

 

Series 2: Art, Crafts, Food and Material Culture, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 11

Art and Material Culture, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 12

Food, Desserts and Drink (Eating and Drinking Customs, Etiquette, Recipes and Cooking), n.d.

Box 1, Folder 13

Fashion and Clothing, n.d.

 

Series 3: Names and Folk Speech, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 14

Names (onomastics), n.d.

Box 1, Folder 15

Special Words and Vocabularies - General Slang, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 16

Special Words and Vocabularies - General Slang, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 17

Special Vocabularies - Secret Languages, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 18

Folk Wit, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 19

Insults, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 20

Wellerisms (parodies, folk poetry, nonsense poems), n.d.

Box 1, Folder 21

Riddles - General, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 22

Riddles - Italian, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 23

Jokes - Cornish, n.d.

 

Series 4: Cartoons, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 24

Cartoons, n.d.

 

Series 5: Music, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 25

Subseries 1: Music - Lullabies, n.d.

 

Sub-Subseries 1: Folk Songs Sub-Series 1. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 26

American, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 27

Australian, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 28

Bawdy, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 29

English, Scottish, Irish, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 30

Etiology, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 31

European, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 32

General, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 33

General, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 34

General (no melody), n.d.

Box 2, Folder 1

Mexican, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2

Nonsense, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 3

People Songs are About, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 4

Protest, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 5

Variations on Folksongs, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6

Folk Tunes (Instrumental Only), n.d.

Box 2, Folder 7

Folk Musicians, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 8

Folk Instruments, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 9

Songs with Composers, n.d.

 

Series 6: Folk Narrative, n.d.

 

Subseries 1: Myths and Legends, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 10

Myths, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 11

Legends, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 12

Legends - Automobiles, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 13

Lost Mines and Buried Treasure, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 14

Urban Legends, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 15

Life's Misfortunes, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 16

Heavenly Bodies (Sun, Moon, Planets, etc.), n.d.

Box 2, Folder 17

Parables, n.d.

 

Subseries 2: Tales and Stories, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 18

Tales, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 19

Tall Tales, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 20

Endless Tales, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 21

Creation - How Things Got Their Names, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 22

Ghost Stories, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 23

Haunted Houses, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 24

Little People, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 25

Murder, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 26

Mystery, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 27

Stories with Morals, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 28

Vampires, n.d.

 

Subseries 3: Superstitions and Magic, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 29

Superstition - General, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 30

Good Luck, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 31

Bad Luck, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 33

Witches, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 34

Witches and Devils, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 35

Evil Spirits, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 36

Amulets, Medallions, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 37

Omens (good and bad), n.d.

Box 2, Folder 38

Fortune-Telling, n.d.

 

Subseries 4: Gambling, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 39

Gambling, n.d.

 

Subseries 5: Local History, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 40

First Settlement, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 41

Communities, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 42

Farms, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 43

Churches, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 44

California, n.d.

 

Subseries 6: Places, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 45

United States, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 46

California, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 47

Grass Valley, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 48

Folsom Prison, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 49

Place Names, n.d.

 

Subseries 7: Local Characters and Individuals, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 1

Local Characters and Individuals, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 2

Outlaws, n.d.

 

Subseries 8: Crime and Punishment, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 3

Crime and Punishment, n.d.

 

Series 7: Architecture, Building, Etc., n.d.

Box 3, Folder 4

Dwellings, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 5

Functional Structures, n.d.

 

Series 8: Genealogy, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 6

Genealogy, n.d.

 

Series 9: Ethnic Groups, n.d.

 

Subseries 1: History, Customs and Lore, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 7

American Indian - Hopi, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 8

Balkan States, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 9

Blacks (African Americans), n.d.

Box 3, Folder 10

Chicano, Mexican, Mexican American, Latino, Hispanic (1 of 2), n.d.

Box 3, Folder 11

Chicano, Mexican, Mexican American, Latino, Hispanic (2 of 2), n.d.

Box 3, Folder 12

Chinese, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 13

Germans, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 14

Greek, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 15

Irish, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 16

Japanese, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 17

Middle East, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 18

Scandinavians, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 19

Others, n.d.

General note

Including: Italian, Portuguese, Hawaiian, Jewish, Kikuyo (Kenyan), Thai, Guamanian, Bolivian, Vietnamese, Russian, Australian, French, Madagascar, Indian (India), Phillipino, and Korean.
 

Series 10: Subculture, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 20

Subculture, n.d.

 

Series 11: Occupational Folklore, n.d.

 

Subseries 1: Armed Services, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 21

Airforce (and Aviation), n.d.

Box 3, Folder 22

Army, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 23

Marines, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 24

Navy, n.d.

 

Subseries 2: Other Occupations, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 25

Advertising, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 26

Automobiles, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 27

Business, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 28

Commercial Fishing, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 29

Construction, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 30

Fire Fighters, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 1

Government, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 2

Husbandry, Rural Lore, Domestic Traditions (1 of 2), n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

Husbandry, Rural Lore, Domestic Traditions (2 of 2), n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

Insurance, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

Labor Leaders, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

Lawyers, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 7

Logging, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 8

Medical Profession, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 9

Mining, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 10

Office Practice, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 11

Police, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 12

Politics, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 13

Postal Service, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 14

Railroads, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 15

Restaurant, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 16

Schools, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 17

Telephone Industry, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 18

Theater, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 19

Truck Drivers, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 20

Wine Making, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 21

General, n.d.

General note

Including: computer, journalism, supermarket, sales, "beauty shop", accounting, hospital, drive-in theaters, coal sales, flour milling, archaeology, gunsmithing, dentistry, chimney sweeps.
Box 4, Folder 22

Series 12: Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 22

Folklore - Miscellaneous (per original folder), n.d.

 

Series 13: Folklore in Institutions, n.d.

 

Subseries 1: Folklore in Schools, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 23

Teaching Units, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 24

Subseries 2: Other Institutions, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 24

Festival of American Folklife Program (Smithsonian Institution), 1994.

 

Series 14: Folklore Guide, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 25

Classification Guide, n.d.