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Margaret Gillis Figh papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0513

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists mainly of folklore and tales contributed by students in Figh's folklore and English classes, plus miscellaneous contributions from family and friends. Figh refers to the collection in bibliographic notes in some of her published works. Manuscripts of some of her published articles are also contained in the collection.

Dates

  • 1940-1975

Creator

Biographical/Historical note

Associate Professor of English at Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama, 1924-1972. She was fascinated with Southern folklore and ghost stories. She published many articles related to these topics in the Southern Folklore Quarterly and the Journal of American Folklore. Her most famous work was a book coauthored with Katherine Tucker Windham titled 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffery.

Extent

3.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists mainly of folklore and tales contributed by students in Figh's folklore and English classes at Huntingdon College, plus miscellaneous contributions from family and friends.

Physical Location

W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Provenance

Unknown

General

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Title
Guide to the Margaret Gillis Figh papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
April 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500