Scope and Content
Title: Jan Harold Brunvand Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1966
Collection number: 472
Brunvand, Jan Harold
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Jan Harold Brunvand (1933- ) was a professor of English and folklore. He taught at the University of Idaho, Moscow (1961-65),
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (1965-66), and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. The collection consists
of typescript and galleys of “A guide to folklore in America,” the working title for
The study of American folklore (1968) edited by Brunvand and related correspondence.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including
copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jan Harold Brunvand, 1970.
[Identification of item], Jan Harold Brunvand Papers (Collection 472). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Brunvand was born March 23, 1933 in Cadillac, Michigan; BA and MA, Michigan State University (1955 and 1957); attended University
of Oslo, 1956-57; PhD., Indiana University, 1961; assistant professor of English, University of Idaho, Moscow, 1961-65; associate
professor of English, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1965-66; associate professor (1966-71) and professor (1971-
) of English and folklore, University of Utah, Salt Lake City; author of
The vanishing hitchhiker: American urban legends and their meanings (1981); editor,
The study of american folklore (1968); author of syndicated column, “Urban legends,” 1987-92.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of typescript and galleys of book edited by Brunvand, “A guide to folklore in America,” the working title
The study of American folklore (1968); includes related correspondence.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Brunvand, Jan Harold--Archives.
Brunvand, Jan Harold.
Study of American folklore.
Folklorists--United States--Archival resources.
Universities and colleges--Faculty--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.