Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2004. Paperback. 352 pp. [33 cm] New, paperback. A few scratches on the back cover toward the bottom. NEW. Item #27435
This in-depth look at over one hundred years of folklore research and programming demonstrates that Utah has provided material and inspiration for many prominent folklorists. Essays in this collection survey research in the state from 1891 to 2004 and consider developments in academic and public-sector folklore in both Utah and the United States. Following a thorough historical introduction, part 1 profiles the first folklorists in the state, including Hector Lee, Austin and Alta Fife, Wayland Hand, Thomas Cheney, and Lester Hubbard. Part 2 looks at the careers of prominent Utah scholars Jan Harold Brunvand, Barre.