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Fife Folklore Archives

The Fife Folklore Archives is one of the largest repositories of American folklore in the United States. The FFA is part of Utah State University's Special Collections and Archives where the historical American Folklore Society Manuscript Collection is housed.

Established in 1972, the Archives is an integral part of USU's cultural studies arena. The Fife Folklore Archives is named for folklorists Austin E. and Alta S. Fife, Utahans who helped shape the field of folklore and worked to preserve the folk expressions of the American West. The FFA is home to sixty collections, including student fieldwork collections, oral history collections, and Austin and Alta Fife's fieldwork collections.

Fife Folklore Collections (including EAD finding aids)
Using the Collections: Search Engine
FFA Mission Statement & Collection Development Policy
Graduate Certification in Archving and Public Programming
Collecting Guide for Students, including Release Forms
Folklife & Folk Art Education Resource Guide
Fife Folklore Archives Curator

Fife Folklore Honor Lecture
2018 Fife Folklore Honor Lecture

Election Reflection: 2018 Midterms (beginning 7 November 2018) Under construction
Recovery Book Group
The Stories of Utah's Opioid Crisis: An Oral History Project, a partnership between USU Libraries and College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (Extension)

The Climate Challenge, part of HIST 6860/taught by Randy Williams, Fall 2018
Great Salt Lake Wetlands Oral History Project, 2017-2018
Library of Congress Field School: The Jackson Hole Dude Ranching Traditions: Triangle X, 2017
Voices from Drug Court: Cache Valley Drug Court Oral History Project, 2016-2017
U.S. Presidential Election Reflections: Social Media Collecting Project, 2016