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American Folklore: American Folklore
Sources for Deborah Meyer's AMH 2010 course.
Writing / Citing
Folktales from all 50 states. Includes classics like Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Johnny Appleseed, as well as more modern tales like Bloody Mary.
Rip Van Winkle
Washington Irving's American classic about a man who falls asleep to wake many years later.
Joe Harris' tales documenting the culture of the post-war South, including that of African Americans. Popularized by Disney's The Song of the South.
The Ballad of John Henry
The text of the ballad describing John Henry's race against a steam drill. This event is variously claimed to have occurred in Virginia, North Carolina, or Alabama.
Paul Bunyan and his loggers
Early 20th century copy of the book by Otis T. Howd, Ray Cloice Howd, and Robert Marshall.
Cowboys, Cowboys, Cowboys: Stories of Round-ups and Rodeos, Branding and Bronco-Busting
Published in 1913, includes stories of Pecos Bill and others.
Johnny Appleseed: The Romance of the Sower
1915 work by Eleanor Atkinson about Johnny Appleseed as a romantic American hero.
Designed for students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, this collection includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book reviews.
Access back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Over 700 titles available.
Marvels & Tales
Journal of Folklore Research
California Folklore Quarterly
Journal of American Folklore
Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore
From Sea to Shining Sea
Amy Cohn (Selected by); Molly Bang (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ5 .F918 1993
Publication Date: 1993-10-01
Folklore of American Holidays
Hennig Cohen (Editor); Tristram P. Coffin (Editor)
Call Number: REF GT4803 .F65 1987
Publication Date: 1986-12-01
An Anthology of American Folktales and Legends
Frank de Caro (Editor)
Call Number: GR105 .A67 2009
Publication Date: 2008-11-15
America in Legend
Richard M. Dorson
Call Number: GR105 .D64
Publication Date: 1974-08-01
From My People
Daryl Cumber Dance (Editor)
Call Number: GR111.A47 F76 2002
Publication Date: 2003-11-17
Walking with Grandfather
Joseph M. Marshall
Call Number: E99 T34 M37 2005
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
Tom Mould (Compiled by); Chief Phillip Martin (Foreword by)
Call Number: E99.C8 C77 2004
Publication Date: 2006-12-01
African American Folktales
Thomas A. Green
Call Number: GR111.A47 A37 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-20
America, its folklore
William Gropper, 1946. Source: Library of Congress
Folklore Research and Analysis
The Tall Tale in American Folklore and Literature
Carolyn S. Brown
Call Number: PS437 .B76 1987
Publication Date: 1989-07-28
The Study of American Folklore
Jan Harold Brunvand
Call Number: GR105 .B7 1997
Publication Date: 1998-01-17
Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature
Bruce A. Rosenberg (Editor); Mary Ellen Brown (Editor)
Call Number: REF PN41 .E48 1998
Publication Date: 1998-09-02
Thomas A. Green (Editor)
Call Number: GR35 .F63 1997
Publication Date: 1997-12-01
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