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Finding Aid for the Jan Harold Brunvand Papers, 1966
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jan Harold Brunvand Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1966
    Collection number: 472
    Creator: Brunvand, Jan Harold
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Jan Harold Brunvand (1933- ) was a professor of English and folklore. He taught at the University of Idaho, Moscow (1961-65), Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (1965-66), and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. The collection consists of typescript and galleys of “A guide to folklore in America,” the working title for The study of American folklore (1968) edited by Brunvand and related correspondence.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Jan Harold Brunvand, 1970.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jan Harold Brunvand Papers (Collection 472). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709504 


    Brunvand was born March 23, 1933 in Cadillac, Michigan; BA and MA, Michigan State University (1955 and 1957); attended University of Oslo, 1956-57; PhD., Indiana University, 1961; assistant professor of English, University of Idaho, Moscow, 1961-65; associate professor of English, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1965-66; associate professor (1966-71) and professor (1971- ) of English and folklore, University of Utah, Salt Lake City; author of The vanishing hitchhiker: American urban legends and their meanings (1981); editor, The study of american folklore (1968); author of syndicated column, “Urban legends,” 1987-92.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of typescript and galleys of book edited by Brunvand, “A guide to folklore in America,” the working title for The study of American folklore (1968); includes related correspondence.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Brunvand, Jan Harold--Archives.
    Brunvand, Jan Harold. Study of American folklore.
    Folklorists--United States--Archival resources.
    Universities and colleges--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.