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Hector Lee folklore collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hector Lee folklore collection
    Dates: 1850-1983
    Collection Number: Consult repository
    Creator/Collector: Lee, Hector, 1908-1992
    Extent: 6 boxes
    Repository: Sonoma State University Library
    Rohnert Park, California 94928
    Abstract: Dr. Hector Lee (1908-1992) came from Chico State University to Sonoma State University at its inception. He was a nationally known authority on western folklore and a true teller of tall tales. The Lee collection documents Dr. Lee’s involvement with the folklore community at large and his activities in recording the folklore of Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, and Lake counties. Researchers especially interested in Dr. Lee’s work in recording folktales might also want to consult the California Folklore Miscellany, a bound collection of folktales organized by Dr. Lee’s students which is housed in the Library's Special Collections enclosure.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research by appointment.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    Hector Lee folklore collection. Sonoma State University Library

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Hector Lee collection includes background material and recordings of the folklore of Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, and Lake counties. Actual folktales are contained in the transcripts from Lee’s radio show, Tales of the Redwood Empire, and in the essays of W.C. Shipley. The collection also includes offprints and reprints of scholarly articles on subjects related to folklore and cultural studies.

    Indexing Terms

    Lee, Hector, 1908-1992
    Sonoma County (Calif.)
    Marin County (Calif.)
    Mendocino County (Calif.)
    Lake County (Calif.)

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