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Folktales, myths, legends, tall tales and ghost stories from each of the 50 states, as well as sections on Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Jesse James.
American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936 - 1940
Collection of typescript interviews from the Federal Writers' Folklore Project offering the recollections of Americans from many walks of life.
AppLit: Resources for Readers and Teachers of Appalachian Literature for Children and Young Adults
Annotated materials, folklore texts and original literature from and about the southern Appalachian region.
Bawdy Ballads and Far-Fetched Folklore - An Oral History of Rural North Carolina
Ballads and folktales, including an interactive section.
Tales and traditions of the African-American communities on the South Carolina and Georgia Sea islands.
Haitian Proverbs, Riddles, Jokes and Folktales
Collection compiled by Bob Corbett (in Creole and English).
Index of Appalachian Folktales Listed by Tale Title
Bibliography, tale types, and abstracts of tales.
Jamaica Anansi Stories
By Martha Warren Beckwith (1924), with music and riddles; e-text from the Internet Sacred Text Archive.
Magic Tales of Mexico
Tales from the Texas Mexican border, collected by Gabriel A. Cordova Jr.
Mules and Men
African American folklore collected by famous folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, published in 1935.
Paul Bunyan - The Giant Lumberjack
Illustrated version of the American tall tale.
Puerto Rican Folktales
Curriculum by Doris M. Vazquez, offering an introduction to Puerto Rican storytelling, with sample tales, and annotated bibliography.
History and ethnology research project of Joe Harris' tales of Uncle Remus; includes selected texts.
Vietnam Veterans Oral History and Folklore Project
An ongoing undertaking to collect, preserve and make better known the folklore, especially the folksongs, of Americans in war.
White Cong and Black Clap: The Ambient Truth of Vietnam War Legendry
Article by John Baky discussing legendary motifs occurring in print and opinion about the Vietnam war.
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