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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)
History
Using the Collections: Search Engine
FFA Mission Statement & Collection Development Policy
Northern Utah Speaks: ORAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS
Graduate Certification in Archving and Public Programming
Collecting Guide for Students, including Release Forms
Folklife & Folk Art Education Resource Guide
Fife Folklore Archives Curator
Disclaimer

UPCOMING EVENTS
2018 Fife Folklore Honor Lecture

CURRENT PROJECT
Recovery Book Group
Climate Change Oral History Effort, part of HIST 6860/taught by Randy Williams, Fall 2018
The Stories of Utah's Opioid Crisis: An Oral History Project, a partnership between USU Libraries, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (Extension), and TEAL: School of Teacher Education and Leadership

RECENT PROJECTS
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