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Guide to the San José State University English Department Folklore Collection
MSS-2009-08-06  
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Series I:  Folklore (1978)

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Researchers interested in international folklore, mythology, and superstition will find this collection very useful, as it consists of the accounts of persons who remember, were taught, and/or learned folktales and customs spanning many countries and centuries. The individual accounts include descriptions about the collector as well as notes on the informant, making each reading a personal experience.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by country, and then alphabetically by genre within each country. Genres include anecdote; custom; family narrative; folk belief; folktale; food; holidays; immigration; joke; legend; memorate; myth; proverb; poetry; superstition; and tradition.
Box 1

Folklore: Africa - Thailand (1978)

Folder 1

Introduction to Folklore Collection

Folder 2

Miscellaneous

Folder 3-5

Africa

Folder 6

Albania

Folder 7

Algeria

Folder 8

Argentina

Folder 9-15

Australia

Folder 16

Brazil

Folder 17-18

British Honduras

Folder 19-23

Cameroon

Folder 24-26

Canada

Folder 27-28

Chile

Folder 29-41

China

Folder 42

Columbia

Folder 43-44

Costa Rica

Folder 45-46

Cuba

Folder 47-48

Czechoslovakia

Folder 49-51

Egypt

Folder 52

El Salvador

Folder 53-64

England

Folder 65-66

Ethiopia

Folder 67

Finland

Folder 68-77

France

Folder 78-91

Germany

Folder 92-95

Ghana

Folder 96-106

Greece

Folder 107-109

Guam

Folder 110

Guatemala

Folder 111-114

Holland (Netherlands)

Folder 115-116

Hungary

Folder 117-118

Iceland

Folder 119

Inca (South America)

Folder 120-128

India

Folder 129-131

Indonesia

Folder 132-138

Iran

Folder 139

Iraq

Folder 140-151

Ireland

Folder 152-154

Israel

Folder 155-164

Italy

Folder 165

Jamaica

Folder 166-183

Japan

Folder 184-187

Jerusalem (Israel)

Folder 188-191

Kenya

Folder 192-196

Korea

Folder 197

Kuwait

Folder 198

Latvia

Folder 199-201

Lebanon

Folder 202

Maya (Central America)

Folder 203-214

Mexico

Folder 215

Micronesia

Folder 216

Netherlands (Holland)

Folder 217

New Zealand

Folder 218

Nicaragua

Folder 219-225

Nigeria

Folder 226-230

Norway

Folder 231-232

Palestine

Folder 233-236

Panama

Folder 237-239

Peru

Folder 240-249

Philippines

Folder 250-255

Poland

Folder 256-263

Portugal

Folder 264-267

Portugal/Azores

Folder 268-270

Puerto Rico

Folder 271-277

Russia

Folder 278-279

Samoa

Folder 280-284

Saudi Arabia

Folder 285

Scandinavia

Folder 286-291

Scotland

Folder 292

Somalia

Folder 293-296

South Africa

Folder 297-304

Spain

Folder 305-308

Sweden

Folder 309-314

Switzerland

Folder 315

Syria

Folder 316-319

Taiwan

Folder 320-324

Thailand

Box 2

Folklore: Thailand - Yugoslavia (1978)

Folder 325-330

Thailand (con't)

Folder 331-334

Tonga

Folder 335-337

Tunisia

Folder 338-339

Turkey

Folder 340-448

United States

Folder 449

Venezuela

Folder 450-460

Vietnam

Folder 461-465

West Indies (Caribbean)

Folder 466-468

Yugoslavia