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Folklore and Folklife Studies

A guide to completing research in folklore and folklife.

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Library of Congress Classification (Folklore and Folklife Studies)

  • GN and GT: General Customs and Folkways
  • GN 406-442: Material Culture
  • GN 418-419.5 and GT 500-2370: Costume and Personal Appearance
  • GN 477-477.7 and GR 880: Folk Medicine
  • GN 480-480.65, GN 482-486, and GT 2400-3390.5: Customs of Life Cycle and Domestic Life
  • GR: Folklore
  • GR 49-55: Folklorists
  • GR 72-79: Folk Literature
  • GR 81: Folk Belief
  • GR 91.2-390: Ethnic and National Groups
  • GR 420-950: Tales and Lore on a Specific Topic 
  • GR 930 and GT 3925-4995: Holidays
  • GV 1621-1728: Folk Dancing by Region or Country
  • GV 1743: Folk Dancing
  • GV 1796.A-Z: Folk Dancing, Special Types of Dance
  • M 1627-1853: Folk Music and Folk Songs
  • N 5312-5313.52: Folk Arts
  • PN 6366-6377: Riddles
  • PN 6400-6525: Proverbs
  • PZ 8.3: Rhymes and Rhyming Games

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