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Folk Studies

Finding Books about Folk Studies

Books on subjects associated with the field of folk studies are shelved according to Library of Congress Subject Divisions under the call number ranges listed below: 

GR1-950 Folklore

GR72-79 Folk literature (General) Including folktales, legends

GR81 Folk beliefs, superstitions, etc. (General)

GR99.6-390 By region or country

GR420-950 By subject

GR420-426 Costume, jewelry

GR430-488 Folklore relating to private life Including dreams, love, children, nursery rhymes, etc.

GR500-615 Supernatural beings, demonology, fairies, ghosts, charms, etc.

GR620-640 Cosmic phenomena, weather lore

GR650-690 Geographical topics GR700-860 Animals, plants, and minerals

GR865-874 Transportation, travel, commerce, etc.

GR880 Medicine. Folk medicine

GR890-915 Occupations

GR931-935 Signs and symbols

GR940-941 Mythical places


Use the One-Search Library catalog to search for specific items in the collection, or more narrowly-defined subjects.

Selected Books

The Special Collections Library in the Kentucky Building also has extensive Kentucky folklore material.

Humanities/Social Sciences Librarian

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Sean Kinder
806 Cravens Library

Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11067

Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1067

Phone:(270) 745-6339

FAX: (270) 745-2275