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Harold W. Felton, Folklore Papers

 Collection — Folder: 001 (from box 33)
Identifier: MS-0040

Scope and Contents

The Harold W. Felton papers mainly relate to his career as an author and folklorist. The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts of published works, unpublished manuscripts, research notes, galley proofs, book jackets, and book reviews. Other items include biographical materials, photographs, and sound recordings. Felton's writings and research files compose the majority of the collection. This series of materials illustrates Felton's continuing dedication to the study of American folklore and his devotion to recording the stories of such heroes of American myth and legend as Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and John Henry. Felton's manuscript files, along with his correspondence, also help to show the process he went through in order to get each of his books published.


  • 1881-1988
  • Majority of material found within 1920-1980



18 Linear Feet (33 boxes)

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Related Materials

Felton, Harold W. Bowleg Bill; Seagoing Cowpuncher. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, 1957.

Felton, Harold W. and Edward S. Breck. Cowboy Jamboree: Western Songs and Lore. New York, Knopf, 1951.

______________. Fire fightin' Mose. New York, Knopf, 1955.

______________. John Henry and His Hammer. New York, Knopf, [c1950].

______________ and Richard Bennett. Legends of Paul Bunyan. New York, A. A. Knopf, 1947.

______________. Lemuel Haynes. Falls Village, CT, Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society, 1989.

______________. Mike Fink, best of the keelboatmen. New York, Dodd, Mead, [1960].

______________. New tall tales of Pecos Bill. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, [1958].

______________. Pecos Bill, Texas cowpuncher. New York, Knopf, [c1949].

______________. Uriah Phillips Levy. New York, Dodd, Mead, c1978.

Grant, Ed, and Harold W. Felton. The world's most truthful man; tales told by Ed Grant in Maine. New York, Dodd, Mead, [1961].

Ney, James W., and Harold W. Felton. The Good English program: concepts/skills/experiences. River Forest, IL, Laidlaw, [c1979].

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
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