Maria Leach Papers, 1928-75 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 26/20/46
Volume: 3.3 cubic feet
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Description: Papers of Maria Leach (1892-1977), A.M. 1917, folklorist and editor of Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend (New York:ÃÂ Funk and Wagnalls, 1949-50; 1972) (DFML), containing correspondence with Marius Barbeau, Ben Botkin, R. D. Jameson, Erminie Voegelin, editors and publishers (Funk and Wagnalls, Thomas Y. Crowell, World Publishing Co., Rutgers University Press); reviews and publicity for the DFML and other folklore; manuscripts and research notes for published books The Soup Stone (1954); The Beginning (1956); The Rainbow Book of American Folk Tales and Legends (1958); Noodles, Nitwits, and Numskulls (1961); God Had A Dog (1961); The Luck Book (1964); How the People Sang the Mountains Up (1967); Riddle Me, Riddle Me Ree (1970); Whistle in the Graveyard (1974) and unpublished works, Four Corners, "So Long as it Makes a Story:"ÃÂ Old Irish Tales Retold, and the third volume Index for DFML. The series includes a microfilm copy of research notes and bibliographic cards compiled in the preparation and indexing of DFML, arranged alphabetically by subject with major sections on diseases, God Had A Dog, languages, medicine and plants.