Collecting Folklore: Generations of Indiana University’s Folklore Institute

  • December 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018
  • Recurring every week day
  • IU Archives
  • 1320 E. 10th Street, Wells Library E460, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812)855-1127
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Free

Since the first summer session in 1942,
Indiana University’s Folklore Institute has made
numerous contributions to folklore scholarship, the
IU community, and the state of Indiana. In 1962,
the Folklore Institute was formally established as an
academic department. This exhibition highlights
some of the Folklore Institute Archives including
the research materials of prominent folklorists,
photos and documents from both local and national
projects, and decades of local and campus legends
collected by students. Through these items, viewers
will be able to see the influence each generation has
had on the Folklore Institute’s growth, from its
founding up to the present day. 

Collecting Folklore: Generations of Indiana University’s Folklore Institute