Folklore Archive

Accession Number: 
WSR001731
Extent: 
43 linear feet (2 SB, 14 file cabinet drawers)
Date: 
1939-1995

The Folklore Archive, established in 1939, contains the oldest and largest record of urban folk traditions in the United States. At its core are thousands of student field research projects covering a broad range of topics, typically consisting of transcripts of oral interviews conducted by the students as part of their research. The collection is strong in modern industrial and occupational folklore, reflecting the rich ethnic diversity and work-oriented heritage of Detroit and southeastern Michigan.

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