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Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids

A Selected List of References on Mormon Folklore and Folksong

Compiled by: Joseph C. Hickerson
Publication Date: June 11, 1970

Anderson, Bernice A.
"Uses of Native Plants in Early Mormon Country." In Forms upon the Frontier: Folklife and Folk Arts in the United States, edited by Austin and Alta Fife and Henry H. Glassie, Logan: Utah State University Monograph Series, volume 16, number 2, 1969, pp. 132-137.

Bailey, Wilfrid C.
"Folklore Aspects of Mormon Culture." Western Folklore, volume 10, number 3, July 1951, pp. 217-225.

A Bibliography of the Archives of the Utah Humanities Research Foundation, 1944-1947.
Salt Lake City: University of Utah Bulletin, volume 38, number 9, December 1947.

Briegel, George F.
44 Old Time Mormon and Far West Songs. New York: G. F. Briegel, Inc., 1933

Brooks, Juanita.
"Memories of a Mormon Childhood." Journal of American Folklore, pp. 195-219, volume 77, number 305, July-September 1964. Reprinted in Folklore of the Great West, edited by John Greenway, Palo Alto: American West Pub. Co., 1969, pp. 17-46.

Brunvand, Jan Harold.
"Folklore of the Great Basin." Northwest Folklore, volume 3, number 1, 1968, pp. 17-32.

Burt, Olive Woolley.
"Murder Ballads of Mormondom." Western Folklore, volume 18, number 2, April 1959, pp. 141-156.

Canning, Ray R.
"Mormon Return-from-the-Dead Stories, Fact or Folklore," Proceedings: Utah Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, volume 42, 1965, pp. 29-37.

Cannon, M. Hamlin.
"Angels and Spirits in Mormon Doctrine." California Folklore Quarterly, volume 4, number 4, October 1945, pp. 343-350.

Carter, Kate B.
Heart Throbs of the West. Salt Lake City: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1939.

Cheney, Thomas E.
Mormon Songs from the Rocky Mountains. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1968. (Publications of the American Folklore Society, Memoir Series, volume 53.

"Mormons and Miracles." Proceedings: Utah Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, volume 39, 1961-1962, pp. 30-39.

"Scandinavian Immigrant Stories." Western Folklore, volume 18, number 2, April 1959, pp. 99-105.

Cornwall, J. Spencer.
Stories of our Mormon Hymns. Second edition, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1963.

Davidson, Levette J.
"Mormon Songs." Journal of American Folklore, volume 58, number 229, July-September 1945, pp. 273-300. Reprinted in Folklore of the Great West, edited by John Greenway, Palo Alto: American West Pub. Co., 1969, pp. 247-273.

Dorson, Richard M.
American Folklore. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1959. Pp. 112-121: Utah Mormons.

Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964. Chapter 7: Utah Mormons.

Durham, Alfred M., arr.
Pioneer Songs. Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1932. Second Revised edition, 1940.

Ferron, Richard M.
"Legendary Mining Men in Eastern Utah." Utah Humanities Review, volume 2, number 4, October 1948, pp. 381-382.

Fife, Austin E.
"A Ballad of the Mountain Meadows Massacre." Western Folklore, volume 12, number 4, October 1953, pp. 229-241.

"Folk Belief and Mormon Cultural Autonomy." Journal of American Folklore, volume 61, number 239, January-March, 1948, pp. 19-30.

"Folk Elements in the Foundation of Mormon Personality." Brigham Young University Studies, volumes 1-2, 1959-1960, pp.1-17.

"Folkways of a Mormon Missionary in Virginia." Southern Folklore Quarterly, volume 16, number 2, June 1952, pp. 92-123.

"Folkways of the Mormons from the Journals of Dohn D. Lee." Western Folklore, volume 21, number 4, October 1962, pp. 229-246.

"The Legend of the Three Nephites Among the Mormons." Journal of American Folklore, volume 53, number 207, January- March 1940, pp. 1-49. Reprinted in part in Folklore of the Great West, edited by John Greenway, Palo Alto: American West Pub. Co., 1969, pp. 394-397.

"Myth Formation in the Creative Process." Western Folklore, volume 23, number 4, October 1964, pp. 229-239.

"Pioneer Mormon Remedies." Western Folklore, volume 16, number 3, July 197, pp. 153-162.

"Popular Legends of the Mormons." California Folklore Quarterly, volume 1, number 2, April 1942, pp. 105-125.

Fife, Austin E. and Alta S.
"Folk Songs of Mormon Tradition." Western Folklore, volume 6, number 1, January 1947, pp. 42-52.

Saints of Sage and Saddle: Folklore Among the Mormons. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1956. Reprint edition, Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1966.

Francaviglia, Richard V.
"The City of Zion in the Mountain West." The Improvement Era, volume 72 number 12, December 1969, pp. 10-11, 14-17.

Gallacher, Stuart A.
"Mormon: An Example of Folk Etymology." Western Folklore, volume 8, January 1949, pp. 22-24.

Hand, Wayland D.
"The Three Nephites in Popular Tradition." Southern Folklore Quarterly, volume 2, number 3, September 1938, pp. 123-129.

Hubbard, Lester A.
Ballads and Songs from Utah. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1961.

"Militant Songs of the Mormons." Western Folklore, volume 18, number 2, April 1959, pp. 121-130.

"Songs and Ballads of the Utah Pioneers." Utah Humanities Review, volume 1, number 1, January 1947, pp. 74-96.

"Variants of Utah Folksongs." Utah Humanities Review, volume 2, number 3, July 1948, pp. 241-258.

Lee, Hector.
The Three Nephites: The Substance and Significance of the Legend in Folklore. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, Publications in Language and Literature, number 2, 1949.

Lee, Hector and Royal Madsen.
"Nicknames of the Ephraimites." Western Humanities Review, volume 3, number 1, January 1949, pp. 12-22.

Noall, Claire.
"Medicine Among the Early Mormons." Western Folklore, volume 18, number 2, April 1959, 157-164.

"Superstitions, Customs, and Prescriptions of Mormon Midwives." California Folklore Quarterly, volume 3, number 2, April 1944, pp. 102-114.

Stenger, Wallace Earle.
Mormon Country. New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1942.

Toelken, J. Barre.
"The Ballad of the 'Mountain Meadows Massacre'." Western Folklore, volume 18, number 2, April 1959, pp. 169-172.

Walkup, Fairfax Proudfit.
"The Sunbonnet Woman: Fashions in the Utah Pioneer Costume." Utah Humanities Review, volume 1, number 3, July 1947, pp. 201-222.

Wilson, Marguerite Ivins.
"O-U-T Spells Out: Some Counting-Out Rhmes of the Utah Children." Utah Humanities Review, volume 2, number 4, October 1948, pp. 310-318.

"Yours Till: A Study of Children's Autograph Rhymes in Utah." Utah Humanities Review, volume 1, number 3, July 947, pp. 245-260.

Wilson, William A.
"Mormon Legends of the Three Nephites Collected at Indiana University." Indiana Folklore, volume 2, number 1, 1969, pp. 3-35.

 

 

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