By Molly Gullett
Mabel H. Singing Telegram Company
The Southwest Ohio Folklore Collection in the Archives & Rare Books Library’s Urban Studies Collection, is made up of several hundred small research projects of written and illustrated folklore that have been collected since the early 1970s by the students of professor emeritus Edgar Slotkin. In my efforts to make sense of such a wide variety of topics as I begin this year-long internship, I began sorting the papers into categories. In all, fifteen separate genres were discovered, among them proverbs, stories, jokes, children’s games, local festivals, the uncanny, bathroom stall graffiti, and food lore. Continue reading
By Kevin Grace
Molly Gullett is a fourth year History major at the University of Cincinnati and is the Archives & Rare Books Library intern for the 2012-2013 academic year. Each year, ARB selects an intern to work on one specific project from its collections. The intern must be an undergraduate of junior or senior standing or a graduate student, and must have taken courses relevant to the project. Other qualifications include the earning of academic credit within the intern’s major field of study. The project includes complete processing of a collection, the preparing of an Encoded Archival Description finding aid, and the design and preparation of a web exhibit that highlights the collection. The project will be completed by the end of spring semester of 2013.