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Folklore and Folklife Studies

A guide to completing research in folklore and folklife.

Welcome to the Folklore and Folklife Studies Research Guide

Research in Folklore and Folklife is inherently interdisciplinary, and therefore, intersects with anthropology, area and cultural studies, communications, English, and other disciplines.  The history of folklore and folklife can be traced back to the Brothers Grimm (Jacob and Wilhelm) because of their comparative studies and 19th-century publications about myths, legends, folksongs, folktales, and folk speech.  This guide is intended to be a STARTING POINT for research and should be used in conjunction with other library research guides such as American Studies, African American History, Art, Art History, History, Music, and numerous other humanities topics. 

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