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William L. Alderson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 195

Scope and Contents

The collection (1944-1963) contains transcriptions of folk songs, folk sayings, and tales, course outlines, letters of inquiry from other folklorists, notes and research, and transcriptions by Alderson of songs of fiddler Karl Hutcheson and ballad singer Mrs. Don Slocum, both of Portland.

Dates

  • 1944-1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Extent

1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

William L. Alderson was a professor of literature at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon. The collection (1944-1963) folk songs, folk sayings, and tales, course outlines, correspondence, and transcriptions.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents
Title
Guide to the William L. Alderson papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Tanya Parlet
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA