Student Ethnographic Collection

The Student Ethnographic Collection contains over 10,000 OSU folklore student research projects stretching back to the early 1960s, focusing on regional oral traditions (with a particular strength in contemporary and historical legends, anecdotes, jokes, and oral history), beliefs, customs, festivals, material culture, and traditional ways of living.

At this time, Student Ethnographic Collection papers can only be viewed in the Folklore Archives and available materials are primarily dated between 1960 and 1990. Contact Director of the Folklore Archives, Cassie Patterson at for more information or to access the collection.