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Southwest Ohio Folklore Collection

 Collection
Identifier: US-13-01

Scope and Content

The Southwest Ohio Folklore Collection in the University of Cincinnati Archives & Rare Books Library is made up of several hundred small research projects of written and illustrated folklore that have been collected since the early 1970s by the students of professor emeritus Edgar Slotkin.

The Southwest Ohio Folklore Collection features a diverse sampling of folklore. The collection includes folklore of Southwestern Ohio and features information on various ethnic groups that are found within the region. The majority of the individual collections are written passages, though the collection does feature an array of scanned images, photographs and booklets.

Scope and Contents

The Southwest Ohio Folklore Collection features a diverse sampling of folklore. The collection includes folklore of Southwestern Ohio and features information on various ethnic groups that are found within the region. The majority of the individual collections are written passages, though the collection does feature an array of scanned images, photographs and booklets.

Dates

  • 1974-2010

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biography of Edgar Slotkin

The Southwest Ohio Folklore Collection was donated by professor emeritus Edgar Slotkin. Slotkin earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1977 and specialized in literature, Celtic languages and folklore. In addition to his contribution to a vast array of research and writing projects, Slotkin began accumulating collections of folklore gathered by his students while teaching at the University of Cincinnati. These folklore collection assignments now make up the Southwest Ohio Folklore Collection.

Extent

6.25 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Abstract

The Southwest Ohio Folklore Collection consists of several hundred small research projects of written and illustrated folklore collected by the students of UC professor emeritus Edgar Slotkin.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged by genre into fifteen series. The papers are then ordered alphabetically by author or collector. The audio collection is in a separate series. The series are:

  1. Miscellaneous Proverbs
  2. Miscellaneous Stories
  3. Urban Legend
  4. Ethnic
  5. Specific Topic
  6. Literary Analysis
  7. Humor
  8. Children's Lore
  9. Graffiti
  10. Local Festivals & Events
  11. Songs & Ballads
  12. Uncanny
  13. Food Lore & Remedies
  14. Female
  15. Gaming
  16. Audio

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Title
Finding aid for the Southwest Ohio Folklore Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Molly Gullett
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

Contact:
8th Floor Blegen Library
2602 University Circle
P.O. Box 210113
Cincinnati Ohio 45221-0113
513-556-1959