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Donor-Specific Collections

Center for Folklore Studies: Documents, files, photographs, audio and video files, and posters relating to the foundation and activities of the Center for Folklore Studies at Ohio State University.

Center for Folklore Studies Media: Materials include 840+ original items generated by faculty and staff. The collection’s materials were created from 1970-2012, and include a variety of audio/visual formats, including: Reel to Reel Audio Tapes; Video Reels; Audio Cassette Tapes; VHS Tapes; CD/DVD; and Mini Digital Video Cassettes.

Dan Barnes: Folklore reference books.

Erika Bourguignon: Personal correspondences, publications, and articles produced and collected by Dr. Bourguignon, OSU professor emeritus of Anthropology.

The Grey Literature Collection: Materials include 140+ magazines, pamphlets, periodicals, journals, and other print media. These print materials were collected by Center for Folklore Studies faculty through individual purchases or subscriptions, with publications from the 1950s through the late 1990s.

John Stewart: Bibliographic cards from Dr. Stewart’s Afro-Caribbean research.

Katherine Borland: Material collected and produced by Borland during fieldwork in Masaya, Nicaragua in the early 90s. This collection contains two binders of photographs, one binder of photo slides, 24 taped interviews conducted in Spanish, and 20 masks made by locals for Dr. Borland.

Margaret Mills: Materials in the collection include published and unpublished articles, a final version of Mills’ 1978 doctoral dissertation, notes, correspondences, and scholarly ephemera gathered from a life of teaching and research. The collection also holds an extensive audio (tape) record of academic lectures from Mills’ years as a student and young academic.

Patrick B. Mullen: Research and teaching files, including numerous reel-to-reel fieldwork tapes and lectures. Collection includes reel-to-reel recordings of fieldwork in Texas in 1967 and of the Ohio Folklore Festival in the early 1970s. 

Rosemary Joyce: Materials include slides, audiotapes, fieldwork guides, event publications, bibliographies, songbooks, journals, magazines, record albums, books, and articles from Joyce’s personal collection. Collection focuses on Ohio traditional crafts, such as basket-making and quilting, and includes slides of Ohio fairs.

Francis Lee Utley Folklore Collection: Documents and music records collected by Francis Lee Utley (1907-1974), founder of the Center for Folklore Studies Archives. The Utley Record Collection contains over 7,000 music records (78s, 33½s) produced throughout the 20th century by various labels and spanning numerous genres and countries of origin.