Legends of the Supernatural in Southwestern Wisconsin Project Collection, 1991-1992

Collection Summary

Title: Legends of the Supernatural in Southwestern Wisconsin Project Collection
Dates: 1991-1992

  • Stotts, Stuart
  • Matson, Elizabeth
Unique Identifier: CSUMC0002-CG

Contents: UW-Madison Folklore Program: 2 folders, 6 audiocassettes; James P. Leary: 1 folder

Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures
432 East Campus Mall, Room 332
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Web site: http://csumc.wisc.edu

Archival Location:
UW-Madison Folklore Program (Map)

Two storytellers recorded supernatural stories from 6 individual tellers and a middle school group of 10-15 in Wisconsin's Iowa County during 1991-1992. They obtained over 50 stories and story segments including legends, urban legends, memorates, personal experience narratives, and superstitions featuring the Ridgeway ghost, ghostly animals, gamblers, vanishing hitchhikers, poltergeists, haunted houses, troubled deaths, and more. The interviewers transcribed the recorded stories and used them as the basis for versions they published in The Bookcase Ghost and tell to public audiences.

Language: Manuscripts and sound recordings are in English.

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-csumc-csumc0002cg
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