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Marie Campbell manuscript, Tales from the Cloud Walking Country, 1958

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell

Title

Marie Campbell manuscript,

Tales from the Cloud Walking Country,

Date

1958

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by format.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

59M6 : [identification of item], Marie Campbell manuscript, Tales from the Cloud Walking Country, 1958, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.23 Cubic feet

1 box

Abstract

The Marie Campbell manuscript includes the original and author's carbon copy of her anthology of Kentucky folklore.

Biography/History

Marie Campbell was born in 1907. She was a teacher and folklorist. Between 1926 and 1934 Campbell lived, worked, and travelled the eastern Kentucky Mountains. She is also the author of Folks Do Get Born.

Scope and Content

The Marie Campbell manuscript includes the original and author's carbon copy of her anthology of Kentucky folklore. The manuscript includes seventy-eight stories collected by Campbell in the 1920s and 1930s while she lived and worked in eastern Kentucky. Many of the stories are based on European traditions from German fairy tales to Irish hero stories to Greek myths. The stories were a part of the oral tradition of Kentucky which Campbell aimed to preserve in the book. It was published in 1958 by Indiana University Press.

Subjects

  • Kentucky--Authors.
  • Folklore.
  • Kentucky--Social life and customs.
  • Women authors--20th century.

Collection Inventory

Tales from the Cloud Walking Country-Original Manuscript, 1958
[Box: 1, Folder: 2, Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Tales from the Cloud Walking Country-Carbon Copy, 1958
[Box: 1, Folder: 6, Box: 1, Folder: 4, Box: 1, Folder: 5, Box: 1, Folder: 3]