Progress on the Folklore Collection

By:  Molly Gullett

Edgar SlotkinOver winter break, a good deal of progress was made on the Southwest Ohio Folklore Collection (SWOFC) web exhibit. Work on the exhibit is almost complete and it should be available online within the next couple of weeks. This exhibit will feature brief glimpses into the various genres of the collection, as well as a link to the finding aid.  All the research materials in the SWOFC were donated by professor emeritus Edgar Slotkin who collected them over the span of his four decades of teaching folklore in the Department of English at UC. He saved the years’ worth of student work which now makes up the collection.

Web Exhibit ScreenshotThe web exhibit features brief excerpts from papers, photos, and quotes that give the viewer a grasp of the wide variety of materials that this rich collection has to offer. The aim of the exhibit is to rouse curiosity in viewers and inspire them to visit the Archives and Rare Books Library in order to explore the potential the collection has for teaching and for further research. For more information, stay tuned in to the ARB blog, and feel free to explore past web exhibits by ARB interns.  And, to find out more about ARB’s varied holdings in the University Archives, the Urban Studies Collection, the Rare Books Collection, the German Americana Collection, or in Local Government Records (Ohio Network Collection), visit our web page at www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/index.html, email us at archives@ucmail.uc.edu, or call us at 513.556.1959.

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