2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Urban folklore--United States.

  1. World War II rumor project collection, 1942-1943

    10 boxes (5 linear feet) . -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Manuscript collection created by the Office of War Information in 1942-1943. Field representatives of various federal agencies in 42 states enlisted individuals who collected rumors generated in the United States during World War II. These individuals or "correspondents" included dentists, beauty shop operators, policemen, proprietors, and librarians who had access to rumors in their communities. Reports were submitted to Dr. Eugene Horowitz at the Bureau of Public Inquiries of OWI, who organized the materials. Rumors, jokes, rhymes, and anecdotes about the war were also collected by teachers from African American and white high school and college students; a few drawings and cartoons are included with the submissions from students.

  2. United States. Work Projects Administration records, 1524-1975

    409,000 items. 1,634 containers plus 1 oversize. 637.6 linear feet. 63 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, essays, scripts, plays, life histories, folklore material, field reports, notes, transcripts of documents, inventories, lists, statements, instructions, surveys and appraisals, graphs, drawings, maps, indexes, and administrative records of the Federal Writer's Project and the Historical Records Survey of the U.S. Work Projects Administration. Also includes a research library of reports and publications documenting social welfare programs of the Depression era.