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Folklore & Mythology: Folklore Collections

Folkloristics, the study of Folklore, is the study of human expressive culture, and includes myths, legends, folk- and fairy-tales, jokes, proverbs, jump-rope rhymes, material culture, and much more.

decorative image of colorful quilts

These folklore collections include tales, images of material culture, folk song lyrics, musical performances and other material of interest to folklorists. 

Image: Quilt examples from the Smithsonian.