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BYU’s Ghost Scroll

One of the most popular items from the Japanese Rare Books Collections, Bakemono no e (化物之繪), also known as the Ghost Scroll, has been digitized along with a number of other rare maps, scrolls, and illustrated books from the collection in order to facilitate research for scholars worldwide. The Ghost Scroll was hand-painted in the …

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  I’ve written before about the housewifery project that I am working on.  I had an interesting interview recently with the mother of 11 children, Barbara Lewis.  She is well-organized and talented.  She never had all 11 at home since they spanned a 25 year age group.  After we had  our interview, she showed me …

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A Halloween post: Victorian parapsychology

There was much interest in spiritualism and occultism in 19th century Great Britain (and in the United States as well). To get in the Halloween “spirit,” we’ve found a few examples of books on spooks, ghosts, and other supernatural beings from the Victorian and J.F.C. Harrison collections to share: Catherine Crowe, The Night Side of …

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Finding Folklore Focused Field Projects

Some students and researchers want to know how to use the folklore archives more effectively. One of the items that the archive includes is the focused projects. These are semester projects done by students in folklore classes on topics of their choosing. Subjects range from missionaries to courtship, customs to beliefs and many more. There …

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