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Ronda Walker Weaver & Tamara Fritze collection of student folklore projects AR 537.fl

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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information


Collection Overview +/-

Title: Ronda Walker Weaver and Tamara Fritze collection of student folklore projects
Dates: 2000-2009 (inclusive)
Collection Number: AR 537.fl
Summary: This collection includes student projects, papers, and works from various folklore courses taught at Utah Valley University and Utah Valley State College by instructors Ronda Walker Weaver and Tamara Fritze.
Repository: George Sutherland Archives at Utah Valley University

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1-5: student projects (2000-2009)

Student projects for folklore classes

Box 1-4: written projects (2000-2009)
Box 1, Folder 1: Favorite Family Recipes compiled by Kristen A. Beardall (circa 2000)
Box 1, Folder 1: 100 Old Family Recipes and the Folklore Surrounding Them compiled by Patricia Thuma Jacobson (2000)
Box 1, Folder 1: Occupational folklore in the nursing community by Owen Sanders (2000-04-19)

English 2740: Introduction to Folklore

Box 1, Folder 1: Religious symbols portrayed on tombstones in Provo by Chris Kidder (2000-04-24)
Box 1, Folder 1: Unstretching the Blanket: Folk Songs and Tales of the Eerie Canal by Christopher Asher (circa 2000)
Box 1, Folder 2: The Folklore of Skateboard Wrecks by Jason R. Urry (2000-04-19)
Box 1, Folder 2: The Legend of the Lost Rhoades Mines and Gold in Utah by Kristina Black (2000-04-24)
Box 1, Folder 2: Campfire and Context by Edric Carreon (circa 2000)
Box 1, Folder 2: Boys will be Boy Scouts by Megan Sibbett (2000-04-21)
Box 1, Folder 2: Internet Chain Letters: If you want good luck in life you'll read this!! by Celeste Minch (circa 2000)
Box 1, Folder 2: First Date Stories of the BYU 144th Ward by Justin Fisher (2000-04-23)
Box 1, Folder 2: Grandpa Doc's Folktales by Amanda Goodrich (2000-03-26)
Box 2, Folder 2: The Evolution of my Family Traditions by Lindsay Patton (2007-12-06)
Box 1, Folder 3: Music by Courtney Tramel (2008)
Box 1, Folder 3: Marriage Proposals: Mormon Style by Clint Merrell (2008)
Box 1, Folder 3: Folk Decor by Shasta Chani Wellesley (2007-12-06)
Box 1, Folder 3: My Family and My wife family side by Kesnel LeBlanc (2008-12-16)
Box 1, Folder 4: Humphrey Family by Martha Wilder (2008)
Box 1, Folder 4: A Reader's Addiction" The Ways of the Everyday Bookworm by Jillian Egbert (2009)
Box 1, Folder 4: He Said That She Said That You Might Have Mentioned That I was Told and Urban Legend by Colby Young (2007-12-06)
Box 1, Folder 4: My Community and the Supernatural by Kimberly Farley (circa 2008)
Box 2, Folder 1: Indian Weddings vs American Weddings by Kavita King (circa 2008)
Box 2, Folder 1: Jokes. Hahahahaha!!!!! Funny by Togarma Caballero (2007-12-05)
Box 2, Folder 1: Childhood Memories by Byron Stout (2008-12-11)
Box 2, Folder 1: Behind the Bump: Stories of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and a Growing Family by Karen Wing-Bromiley (2008)
Box 1, Folder 1: A Guide to Food in German Speaking Countries by Brittany Harwood (2009-12-10)
Box 2, Folder 1: Cartoons and Their Role in Society by Briana Carlisle (2009)
Box 2, Folder 2: Urban Legends by Alese Haymore (2008)
Box 2, Folder 2: For the Love of the Grand Canyon. Collections by Shaelie Johansen (2009-12)
Box 2, Folder 2: The Japanese Lifestyle and its influence in my family by Amy Collett (2009)
Box 2, Folder 2: "Celestial Celluloid" The Phenomenon and Consequences of Mormons in Movies by Joshua Ligairi (2003-11)
Box 2, Folder 3: Music Instruments and their Effect on Musicians by Jesse Caleb Hancock (2008)
Box 2, Folder 3: Easter Traditions by Rachelle Hiskey (2009-12-09)
Box 2, Folder 3: Complicated Women by Brittany Ware (2007-04-23)
Box 2, Folder 3: Urban Legends by Jake Oldroyd (2007)
Box 3, Folder 1: The Goddess Within by Michelle Buckner (2007-12-06)
Box 3, Folder 1: How Athletics Influence Fathers and Sons by Brian Jacob Thredgold (2008-12-06)
Box 3, Folder 1: Tattoos: the Suppression of a Modern Art by Kyle Doerflein (2007)
Box 3, Folder 1: LDS Dating Traditions by Jason Stott (2008)
Box 3, Folder 1: "Southern Home Remedies by Jeremy Thomley (2005-12-08)
Box 3, Folder 2: Traditionally Chaotic: A study of family traditions during the holidays by Jayson Leavitt (2007)
Box 3, Folder 2: A Story to Tell, A Story to Remember and Feel by Mindy Oldham (2007-12-05)
Box 3, Folder 2: Treasure Hunt at the Wellington Household by Emily K. Faddis (2007-12-06)
Box 3, Folder 2: A Man's Role in Modern Day Weddings by Kyle Robbins (2006-12-14)
Box 3, Folder 2: Folktales and Stories of Kay Andersen by Spring Kohler (2007-12-05)
Box 3, Folder 2: Inside the Joke: An Analysis of the culture and effects of inside jokes within the 2007 UASVSC Student Council (2007-12-06)
Box 3, Folder 3: Twilight: The Here and Now of Vampire Love by Keyra Kristoffersen (2007-12-05)
Box 3, Folder 3: Computer LAN Parties: A Gaming Gathering by Brad Maxwell (2005)
Box 3, Folder 3: Impromptu Recipes: An analysis of the experimentation of food by Sam Allen (2007)
Box 4, Folder 1: No Family-No Wedding: A Look at my Traditional Mormon Wedding by Haylie Shore Hunsaker (2005)
Box 4, Folder 1: The Next Generation of Songwriting by William Benjamin Alleman (2008)
Box 4, Folder 1: Traditions of Child Rearing by Vincent Baldwin (2008)
Box 4, Folder 1: Folklore: Wedding Traditions by Melissa Kinlacheeny (2009-12-15)
Box 4, Folder 1: The Work Within: Exploration of 'Gunnies Sporting Goods and Western Wear' by Deanna Perl (2009-12-15)
Box 5: cassette tapes (2000-2009)
Box 5: Sk8 Folklore (2000-2009)
Box 5: The Boy Scouts Folklore (2000-2009)

Side A: Matt Granger, Gary. Side B: James, Brandon

Box 5: Lost Rhoades Mines/Gold in Utah Folklore Collection Spring '00 by Kristina Black (2000-04-24)

Side A: First, Scott's Tale. Second, Mike & Derek's Tales. Third Big John's Tales with interjections from Bill. Fourth, Bill's Tale. Side B: Continuation of John and bill and their stories

Box 5: True Life Terrors collected by Justin Miller (2000-2009)
Box 5: Grandpa Docs Vernal Butch & Sundance (2000-2009)
Box 5: BYU 114th Ward First Date Stories (2000-2009)

Tape one- the girls. Tape two- the guys.

Box 4, Folder 2: informant and collection release forms (2000-2009)

Collection release forms for student projects to be stored in the archive and informant forms detailing how information was collected and signed by those interviewed for these projects.

Box 4, Folder 3: FolkLife documents (2002)

from the Library of Congress

Box 4, Folder 3: Library of Congress American Folklife Center interview release form (2002)
Box 4, Folder 3: Folklife Center News (2002)

Volume XXIV, Number 2. American Folklife Center, the Library of Congress

Box 4, Folder 3: Folklife and Fieldwork: A Layman's Introduction to Field Techniques (2002)
Box 4, Folder 3: American Folklife Center pamphlet (2002)
Box 4, Folder 3: library and archive information related to folklore (2000-2009)

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

Ronda Walker Weaver has been an instructer at Utah Valley University since 2001, teaching various Folklore, English, and History courses. She holds a M.A. American Studies/Folklore, Utah State University, and a B.A. English, Brigham Young University.

Tamara Fritze was an assistant instructor in the English department. She completed her doctorate degree at Washington State University in American Studies. Fritze’s PhD. dissertation was a study of western women’s gardens.

The English and Literature Department at Utah Valley University offers a wide variety of fascinating and challenging classes in composition, literature, technical writing, and critical theory. English students engage with texts in multiple ways and at multiple levels—reading, analyzing, and discussing literature ranging from the classical to the contemporary, but also producing their own critical and creative work. The department also offers courses in editing, document design, and technical writing to prepare students to compose in an increasingly visual and technological world. English courses broaden students’ cultural awareness, deepen and refine their critical thinking abilities, and enhance their skills in written and verbal communication.

Content Description +/-

Collection contains various student projects, papers, and work created for folklore courses taught at Utah Valley State College and Utah Valley University by instructors Ronda Walker Weaver and Tamara Fritze.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Access to the collection is open with the assistance of archivist or staff

Restrictions on Use:

Open for Research. Copyright for official University records is held by Utah Valley University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Administrative Information +/-


Original order was maintained in the arrangement of this collection.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Ronda Walker Weaver and Tamara Fritze.






2.5 Linear feet; 5 document boxes

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Author of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid prepared by Rikki Carter- Archives Intern

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Subjects +/-

Corporate Names:

Utah Valley State College.
Utah Valley University.

Subject Terms:

Home and Family
Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Student Life
Utah Valley University

Form or Genre Terms:

Oral Histories
Sound Recordings

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