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Collection Number: 20435

Collection Title: Eleanor R. Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974

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Size Linear Feet: 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately Items: About 2400 items)
Abstract Eleanor R. Long-Wilgus was born in 1923 in Seattle, Wash. She received her Ph.D. in English Literature and Folklore from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1968. Long-Wilgus moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1993 shortly after the death of her husband, D. K. Wilgus, folklorist and professor of English and Anglo-American Folksong in the Department of Folklore and Mythology at UCLA. In Chapel Hill, she became an active member of the local folklore community and established the D. K. Wilgus Fellowship in Comparative Ballad and Folksong Study in the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Long-Wilgus died in May 2005 in Chapel Hill. The collection includes materials relating to Eleanor R. Long-Wilgus's research in British and Irish folklore. Among the materials are some relating to her teaching and lecturing on British and Irish folklore and several drawings and slides of historic sites in the United Kingdom and Ireland. There are also a few items relating to a tribute to North Carolina conservationist Margaret Nygard.
Creator Long-Wilgus, Eleanor R.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Eleanor R. Long-Wilgus Papers #20435, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Eleanor R. Long-Wilgus in 2005 (Acc. 99995).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Eleanor R. Long-Wilgus was born on 9 February 1923 in Seattle, Wash., to Earl Percy Jones and Myrtle Eleanor Jones. In 1957, she earned a Bachelor of Science in General Studies with Honors from Portland State College (now Portland State University). In 1958, Long-Wilgus earned a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Portland, followed by a Ph.D. in Enlgish Literature and Folklore from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1968. She was a member of several professional organizations including the Modern Language Association, the American Folklore Society, the Irish Folklore Society, the Canadian Society for Traditional Music, the International Arthurian Society, the International Commission for Ballad Research, and the North Carolina Folklore Society. Long-Wilgus moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1993 shortly after the death of her husband, D. K. Wilgus, folklorist and professor of English and Anglo-American Folksong in the Department of Folklore and Mythology at UCLA. In Chapel Hill, she became an active member of the local folklore community and established the D. K. Wilgus Fellowship in Comparative Ballad and Folksong Study in the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Long-Wilgus died on 8 May 2005 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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The collection includes materials relating to Eleanor R. Long-Wilgus's research in British and Irish folklore. Among the materials are some relating to her teaching and lecturing on British and Irish folklore and several drawings and slides of historic sites in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Contents list

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About 2400 items.

Arrangement: Note that original file folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Folder 1

Arthurian Notebook #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 1

Folder 2

Medieval Institute #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 2

Folder 3

Dream-Vision #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 3

Folder 4

Macrobius #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 4

Folder 5

Bothius: Wheel of Fortune #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 5

Folder 6

Medieval Concepts of Love #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 6

Folder 7

Courtly Lyrics #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 7

Folder 8

Arthurian Bibliography #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 8

Folder 9

Arthurian: General #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 9

Folder 10

Arthurian Annals and Chronicles #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 10

Folder 11

Arthurian Archeology #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 11

Folder 12

Glastonbury #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 12

Folder 13

The Scots Makaris #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 13

Folder 14

The Round Table #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 14

Folder 15

Camelot #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 15

Folder 16

Arthurian Folklore #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 16

Folder 17

The Grail #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 17

Folder 18

Tristan and Isolde #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 18

Folder 19

Potion #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 19

Folder 20

Mallory's Sources #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 20

Folder 21

Carmina Burana Texts #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 21

Folder 22

Arabic Literature #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 22

Folder 23

Irish Pronunciation #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 23

Folder 24

Celtic and Old Norse Prosody #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 24

Folder 25

Annals, Chronicles, Histories, and Saints' Lives #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 25

Folder 26-27

Early Irish Literature #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 26-27

Folder 28

Ulster Cycle: Cuchul Ainn and The Tain #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 28

Folder 29

The Tain #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 29

Folder 30

Fionn Cycle #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 30

Folder 31

Early Welsh Language and History #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 31

Folder 32

Irish Institute #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 32

Folder 33

Irish Biographies #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 33

Folder 34

Irish History #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 34

Folder 35

Early Irish History and Society #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 35

Folder 36

Early Ireland #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 36

Folder 37

Ogham #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 37

Folder 38

Rigsthula #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 38

Folder 39

Voluspa #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 39

Folder 40

Volsungasag #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 40

Folder 41

Volundarkvitha #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 41

Folder 42

Poetic Edda #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 42

Folder 43

Gottfried #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 43

Folder 44

Chaucer and the Cistercians #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 44

Folder 45-46

Dublin Saint Mary's #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 45-46

Folder 47

Waterbury Tales #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 47

Folder 48

Canterbury Tales: Prosody and Rhetoric #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 48

Folder 49

Antigone's Song #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 49

Folder 50

Troilus and Criseyde: Rhetoric #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 50

Folder 51

Piers Ploghman: Summary #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 51

Folder 52

Piers Ploghman: Outline #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 52

Folder 53-54

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 53-54

Folder 55

Pearl: Outline #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 55

Folder 56

Margaret Nygard: Tribute materials #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 56

Folder 57

Medieval Institute: Coptic Art #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 57

Folder 58

Summerson, John: "Heavenly Mansions" #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 58

Folder 59

Archeology #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 59

Folder 60

Climatic Changes #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 60

Folder 61

New Grange #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 61

Folder 62

Pre-Celtic Design #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 62

Folder 63

Clochans and Souterrains #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 63

Folder 64

Arthurian Age Hill-forts #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 64

Folder 65

Dinas Emrys #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 65

Folder 66

Saxon-Viking House Plans #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 66

Folder 67

Romano-Britain House Plans #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 67

Folder 68

Hanging Bowls #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 68

Folder 69

Bullauns #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 69

Folder 70

Lamps: Bullauns and Hanging Bowls #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 70

Folder 71

Writing: Styluses and book holders #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 71

Folder 72

Drains and Water Channels #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 72

Folder 73

Picts #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 73

Folder 74

Medieval Institute: Vikings in Northumbria #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 74

Folder 75

Tintagel #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 75

Folder 76

Castle Dore #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 76

Folder 77

Early Irish History and Society #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 77

Folder 78

Christianity in Early Britain #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 78

Folder 79

Christian Artifacts in Roman Britain #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 79

Folder 80

Early Christian Symbols #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 80

Folder 81

Christianity in Roman Britain #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 81

Folder 82

Constantine and Helen #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 82

Folder 83

Chi-Rho and Crosses #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 83

Folder 84

Inscribed and Sculptured Crosses #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 84

Folder 85

Glastonbury #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 85

Folder 86

Glendalough #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 86

Folder 87

Celtic Monasteries #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 87

Folder 88

Anglo-Saxon Invasions #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 88

Folder 89

Medieval Institute: Saxon Monasteries #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 89

Folder 90

Medieval Institute: Wearmouth and Jarrow #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 90

Folder 91

Benedictine Monasteries #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 91

Folder 92

Cistercian Monasteries #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 92

Folder 93

Miscellaneous Monasteries #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 93

Folder 94

Maps #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 94

Folder 95

History #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 95

Folder 96

Ireland: Souvenir pictures #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 96

Folder 97

Souvenir Scrolls #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 97

Folder 98

Irish Songs #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." Folder 98

Image Box IB-20435/1

Slides of monastic sites, tombs, stone markers, stone crosses, Celtic jewelry, and the Book of Kells #20435, Series: "Eleanor Long-Wilgus Papers, 1956-1974." IB-20435/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Megan Bricker, March 2009

Encoded by: Megan Bricker, March 2009

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