Inventory of the
Edith Fowke collection

Inventory #F0368

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0368
Title:Edith Fowke collection
Extent:0.65 m of textual records
4 audio cassettes (ca. 4 hrs 30 min) : polyester
2 audio reels (ca. 6 hrs) : polyester and acetate
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
The Ontario Folklore Archives was established by Edith Fowke (1913-1996), professor of English at York University and an avid folklorist. She began the collection with student contributions in her Canadian folklore course in 1972.
Scope and Content:

The collection consists of the Ontario Folklore Archives which includes student essays and cassettes of folklore in Canada. Subjects discussed in the student essays include folk medicine, folklore from regions in Ontario and Canada (Oshawa, Ontario, Feversham, Ontario, Newfoundland), from cultural groups (Jews, Ukrainians, French Canadians), musical folklore, social folklore (children’s jokes, urban graffiti), and related topics. In addition, there are recordings on audio cassettes and audio reels of Scottish folk songs and customs, old-time fiddling, songs of the Scottish regiment and of other subjects.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000368.pdf
Accruals: The collection comprises the following accession: 1990-026. Further accruals may be expected.
Associated Material: Edith Fowke fonds is at the University of Calgary Archives.
Provenance Access Points:Fowke, Edith, 1913-1996

Date of creation: 2002/04/04
Date of last revision: 2003/05/01
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