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    • About The Fife Folklore Archives

    • This first episode is an introduction to the Fife Folklore Archives, one of the largest folklore repositories in the United States. The episode includes information on the history of the Archives, including an example of Austin and Alta Fife, for...
    • Folklore; Oral History; Espinoza, Alicia; Fife, Austin; Fife, Alta; Folklore archives -- Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)
    • Folksong & Music

    • This segment in on folksong and music and includes an example of "Blue Mountain," sung by Loyal Bailey and "Rolling Home," sung by Barre Toelken. The Fife Folklore Archives is home to a smorgasbord of folksong and music, in fact the original...
    • Folk songs; Documentation; Folk music
    • Joseph C. Hickerson interview;

    • This interview is included in the Indiana University Folklore Institute, 1987 Collection at the Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory. In this interview, Joseph C. Hickerson, an archivist at the Library of Congress,...
    • Indiana University Folklore Summer Institute; Blue Yodel; Indiana University Folksong Club; Library of Congress; Midwest Folklore; Oberlin College; Ashton, John William, 1900-; Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981; Oinas, Felix J.; List,...
    • Robert A. Georges interview;

    • This interview is included in the Indiana University Folklore Institute, 1987 Collection at the Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory. In this interview, Robert A. Georges discusses his time at the Indiana University...
    • American Folklore Society; Folklorists--United States--Interviews; Folklore Forum; Journal of American Folklore; Midwest Folklore; University of Pennsylvania; University of California, Los Angeles; Folklore professor; Ben-Amos, Dan; Brunvand, Jan...
    • Elliott Oring interview;

    • This interview is included in the Indiana University Folklore Institute, 1987 Collection at the Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory. In this interview, Elliott Oring discusses his connections with the Indiana University...
    • De Caro, F. A.; Dégh, Linda; Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981; Dundes, Alan; Thompson, Stith, 1885-1976; Augusto, David; Bidney, David, 1908-1987; Burns, Thomas A.; Carpenter, Inta Gale; Durham, James R., 1938-; Fish, Lydia M.;...
    • Barre Toelken interview;

    • Professor Barre Toelken talks about his life, beginning with his earliest childhood memories in Quabbin Valley Massachusetts--before the dam--including his families’ folk song/ballad traditions, throughout his education and career in folklore.;
    • Toelken, Barre; Folklore--Utah; Folklorists--Utah; Toelken, Barre--Portraits;
    • Barre Toelken Folksong Lecture, part 1

    • Following up on our last segment on folksong and music, we bring you a three-part lecture by Barre Toelken on the same topic. The lecture was delivered at the 1999 Fife Folklore Conference.
    • Folk songs; Folk music
    • Barre Toelken Folksong Lecture, part 2

    • Our second installment on the fascinating lecture on folksong and music by renowned folklorist Barre Toelken on the same topic. The lecture was delivered at the 1999 Fife Folklore Conference.
    • Folk songs; Folk music
    • Barre Toelken Folksong Lecture, part 3

    • Our third and final installment on the fascinating lecture on folksong and music by folklorist Barre Toelken. The lecture was delivered at the 1999 Fife Folklore Conference.
    • Folk songs; Folk music
    • Oral History

    • This episode is dedicated to oral history, including an excerpt from an interview by Hal Cannon with brothers Max and Merlin Tanner, who grew up in the ranching community Grouse Creek, Utah, part of the Grouse Creek Cultural Survey.
    • Oral History; Max & Merlin Tanner, interviewees; Hal Cannon, interviewer; Grouse Creek UT; Ranching; Outlaws
    • Dov Noy interview;

    • This interview is included in the Indiana University Folklore Institute, 1987 Collection at the Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory. In this interview, Dov Noy discusses his involvement with the Indiana University...
    • Bidney, David, 1908-1987; Buckley, Bruce; Dorson, Gloria; Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981; Roberts, Warren E. (Warren Everett), 1924-; Thompson, Stith, 1885-1976; Wells, Herman B.; Indiana University Folklore Summer Institute;...
    • Bart Argyle interview

    • Mr. Bart Argyle discusses his current occupation of raising sheep and cattle. He talks about growing up ranching, and his family history in the area, as well as with ranching. Interviewed by Randy Williams on January 10, 2012 at the Argyle home in...
    • Argyle, Bart--Interviews; Sheepherding; Sheep ranchers; Ranching.; Migrant labor; Argyle, Arthur; Argyle, Ralph; Peru.;
    • Blair Francis interview

    • Mr. Blair Francis talks about his family genealogy and history in the Morgan and Rich counties of Utah. He also talks about the history of ranching in the area, as well as his own involvement in ranching throughout his lifetime. Interviewed by...
    • Francis, Blair--Interviews; Francis, Blair--Genealogy; Ranching.; Pasture, Right of; Ranching; Haying equipment;
    • Steve and Robin Boies interview

    • Steve and Robin Boies talk about their ranching upbringing, the ownership and history of their ranch, and raising a family in Elko County. They also talk about their collaborative land management group, their philosophy on land management, and the...
    • Boies, Steve--Interviews; Boies, Robin--Interviews; Ranching; Range management; Hay; Alfalfa; Water in agriculture;
    • Susan Glaser Church interview

    • Susan Glaser Church talks about growing up on a ranch, leaving the area and then coming back to her family ranch once she was grown, married and had her own family. She talks about ranching today in Nevada with her family in a family corporation....
    • Church, Susan Glaser--Interviews; Ranching; Pasture, Right of; Beef cattle—Cow-calf system; Farm equipment.;
    • Jay and Holly Carter Interview

    • Husband Jay Carter and wife Holly talk about raising their family on their ranch in Park Valley and the unique education they received; discussed grazing rights, branding, moving cattle to summer range, watershares, draft horses, breaking horses;...
    • Carter, Jay--Interviews; Carter-Spackman, Holly--Interviews; Ranching; Cattle herding; Cattle—Marking; Horses—Training.; Pasture, Right of; Shivaree; Livestock brands;
    • Beulah Walther Dalley interview

    • Mrs. Dalley talks about her life growing up on a ranch in Nevada. She speaks about the different duties and chores they all had to contribute, life with 12 siblings, housing the teacher for the area and more details of ranch life in the early...
    • Dalley, Beulah Walther--Interviews; Dairy farming.; Sheepherding; Poultry farms.; Ranching.; Dairy farms; Livestock farms; 4-H clubs;
    • Peter Ellison interview

    • Mr. Ellison talks about his experiences ranching on the Ellison family ranch as a young boy during the summer. He talks about his family history, the history of the Ellison Ranching Company, and his past and current roles in the ranching company as...
    • Ellison, Peter--Interviews; Ranching.; Haying equipment; Farm equipment; Pasture, Right of; Livestock brands; Animal marking; Ranchers; Ranch managers; Dude ranches; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Sheepherding; Feedlots;
    • Garth and Maydene Baxter interview

    • Mr. Garth Baxter talks about his career in the Forest Service, then later as ranching on his family’s land. He discusses his family history in the Cache Valley, as well as his family history in ranching. Mrs. Maydene Baxter talks about her thoughts...
    • Baxter, Garth--Interviews; Baxter, Maydene--Interviews; Ranching.; United States. Forest Service; Grazing; Rangelands; Vegetation management;
    • Betty Bear and Paula Bear Wright interview

    • Betty Bear, and her daughter Paula Bear Wright, speak about their experiences ranching in Elko County. They also talk about their acquisition of J.M. Capriola Co. store, saddle making, leather working and other details. Interviewed by Randy...
    • Bear, Betty--Interview; Wright Bear, Paul--Interview; Bear, Paul; Sheepherding; Sheep ranchers; Ranching.; Saddlery; Leatherwork;
    • Sam and Tawni Blanthorn interview

    • Sam and Tawni Blanthorn talk about their experiences together, running a ranch as husband and wife. They also talk about past personal, individual ranching experiences. Interviewed by Elaine Thatcher and Lisa Duskin-Goede on November 8, 2010 in the...
    • Blanthorn, Sam--Interviews; Blanthorn, Tawni Jo--Interviews; Ranching; Beef cattle.; Ranch managers; Ranchers; Cattle; Calves; Beef cattle—Cow-calf system;
    • Jay Dalton interview

    • Jay Dalton talks about ranching on the Dalton Ranch; his current roles in handling yearling operation and the feedlot on the ranch; as well as his musical endeavors. Interviewed by Randy Williams on October 30, 2010 at the Western Folklife Center...
    • Dalton, Jay--Interviews; Pasture, Right of; Ranching.; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Feedlots; Haying equipment;
    • Chris Chambers Interview

    • Mr. Chris Chambers is a brand inspector, and he discusses his duties as such, as well as briefly speaking about branding and livestock laws in Utah. Interviewed by Randy Williams on December 12, 2011 at the Chambers residence in Smithfield, Utah....
    • Chambers, Chris--Interviews; Dairy farming; Dairy farms; Ranching; Livestock brands; Cattle stealing;
    • Pete Cornia interview

    • Mr. Pete Cornia talks about his family history, and his experience growing up on a ranch, and then operating a ranch as an adult. He discusses his views on ranching, education, farming, as well as various other topics. Interviewed by Bob Parson on...
    • Cornia, Pete--Interviews; Ranching.; Haying equipment; Farm equipment.; Pasture, Right of; Beef cattle—Cow-calf system;
    • Cliff and Bertha Gardner interview

    • Cliff and Bertha Gardner each discuss their experiences in growing up ranching in Nevada. The Gardners also talk about raising a family on a ranch, the different skills and roles of family members. Cliff Gardner discusses his political involvement...
    • Gardner, Cliff--Interviews; Gardner,Bertha--Interviews; Ranching; Haying equipment; Pasture, Right of; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Ranch managers; Livestock—Water requirements; Water in agriculture; Irrigation.;
    • Marianne Glaser interview

    • Marianne talks about her childhood, growing up in the Depression in various places around the country, and then spending most of her childhood on a ranch with her grandparents. She talks about going to college in Reno, teaching school in Carlin,...
    • Glaser, Marianne--Interviews; University of Nevada, Reno; Depressions—1929.; Ranching.;
    • Irv and Joanne Glenn interview

    • Mr. Glenn talks about his childhood and experiences growing up on a ranch in northern Utah and southern Idaho. He talks about his career as a farrier and horse trainer as an adult. Interviewed by Randy Williams on March 5, 2010 at the Glenn Home in...
    • Glenn, Irv--Interviews; Glenn, Joanne--Interviews; Horseshoers; Horse trainers; Horses—Training; Ranching; Feedlots; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system;
    • Craig Holmgren interview

    • Mr. Craig Holmgren speaks about being a rancher, growing up on a ranch, and raising his own family on his ranch. He also discusses some of the different struggles and benefits of ranching today. Interviewed by Randy Williams on May 12, 2011 in the...
    • Holmgren, Craig--Interviews; Haying equipment; Cattle—Feeding and feeds.; Ranching.; Pasture, Right of; Pastures--Irrigation;
    • Pete and Linda Holmgren interview

    • Mr. Pete Holmgren speaks about being a rancher, growing up on a ranch, and raising his own family on his ranch. He touches on how ranching has changed from his boyhood, and now watching his grandchildren grow-up on the ranch. He talks a little...
    • Holmgren, Pete--Interviews; Holmgren, Linda--Interviews; Ranching.; Pasture, Right of; Ranch managers; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Haying equipment; Range management.;
    • Scott Johnson interview

    • Mr. Johnson talks about growing up in the Bear Lake area, and growing up on a ranch. He talks about issues with dividing the ranch among the family, as well as issues the family face with their property and state acquisition. Mr. Johnson talks...
    • Johnson, Scott Nebeker--Interviews; Ranching; Ranch managers; Dairy farming.; Eggs—Production.; Haying equipment; Farm equipment.; Pastures—Irrigation; Pasture, Right of; Right of property.;
    • Shane Haviland interview

    • Mr. Haviland talks about his profession as a horse trainer – how he began, how he’s changed his business over the years, and how he currently runs his business. He also talks about his philosophy on ranching, range management, horse management. He...
    • Haviland, Shane--Interviews; Range management.; Ranching.; Horses—Training.; Horse trainers.; Dairy cattle.; Milking.; Rodeos; Horses—Breeding.; Horses--Equipment and supplies.;
    • Panoramic view, Castle Valley, Utah, 1953

    • Panoramic view of Pace Ranch in Castle Valley, Utah, with poplar trees forming a live fence that serves as a windbreak in foreground. Image has been lightened. For more information on the Pace Ranch, see the interview with John Pace, an...
    • Panoramas -- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works; Pace Ranch (Utah) -- Pictorial works; Poplar -- Pictorial works; Geology, Stratigraphic -- Utah -- Pictorial works
    • Tanner Haviland interview

    • Mr. Tanner Haviland talks briefly about his background growing up on a ranch. He discusses his experience as a range rider, and talks about how he got the job, responsibilities involved, and the lifestyle in general. Interviewed by Randy Williams...
    • Haviland, Tanner--Interviews; Horses—Training.; Rodeos; Calf roping; Team roping; Horses—Equipment and supplies.; Pasture animals; Corrals; Cattle herding; Pasture, Rights of;
    • Peterson_Brad

    • Mr. Peterson discusses his experiences as a rancher and as a banker, and the relationship between ranchers and banking and the costs of modern farming. Interviewed by Randy Williams on December 19, 2011 at the Cache Valley Bank, Logan, Utah. The...
    • Peterson, Brad--Interviews; Ranching.; Agriculture--Finance.; Cattle herding; Cattle stealing; Cattle--Feeding and feeds.; Cattle--Feeding and feeds--Climatic factors; Ranch managers;
    • Kent and Jenece Howard interview

    • Mr. and Mrs. Howard share their experience over the last several decades ranching in north eastern Nevada. They discuss pioneering new ranching land, Mr. Howard’s innovative allotment rotation for range health, raising a family and other life...
    • Howard, Samuel Kent--Interviews; Howard, Jennie Jeneca McElprang--Interviews; Range management.; Ranching.; Range management.; Airplanes—Equipment and supplies; Horses—Breeding; Cattle stealing; Cattle herding; Cattle—Feeding and feeds—Climatic...
    • Kent Johnson interview

    • Mr. Kent Johnson talks about growing up on a ranch on Bear Lake. He discusses how the family ranch was divided, raising his own family on a ranch, and his current ranching operation. Interviewed by Bob Parson on December 8, 2011 in Rich County,...
    • Johnson, Kent--Interviews; Bear Lake (Utah and Idaho); Ranching; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Pasture, Right of; Cattle--Equipment and supplies; Pastures—Irrigation; Haying equipment; Ranch managers;
    • Thomas and Rosita Marvel interview

    • Tom and Rosita Marvel discuss their lives as ranchers in northeastern Nevada, including information about their ancestry, W.T. Jenkins, sheepherding, Basque sheep men, the Martin Ranch, training horses and their children. Interviewed by Mary...
    • Ranching.; Sheepherding; Horse shows; Horses—Training.; Rodeos; Cattle herding; Migrant labor.; Horses--Breeding.; Sheep ranchers; Sheepherding;
    • Mike Meek interview

    • Mr. Mike Meek talks a little bit about growing up as one of eight kids on a small ranch. He discusses how he made a career as a rancher, ranching for a corporate ranch. He explains his various roles throughout his career in corporate ranching....
    • Meek, Mike; Ranching; Haying equipment; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Feedlots; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Agricultural education.;
    • Billy Maupin interview

    • Mr. Maupin talks about his background working on ranches, including a career of being a ranch manager and a cow boss. He also talks about his post-ranching occupations of bronc saddle building and being a brand inspector. [Mr. Maupin received the...
    • Billy, Maupin--Interviews; Ranch managers; Ranching.; Saddlery; Rodeos; Pasture, Right of; Sheepherding; Migrant labor.; Peru.; Cattle—Breeding; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Cattle—Marking;
    • Patti Kimber interview

    • Patti Kimber talks about her experience as the contractor for the post office in Grouse Creek. She also talks about her other side business, as well as raising a family in a rural community, including sending them to Idaho to school when they got...
    • Kimber, Patti--Interviews; United States Postal Service. ; Haying equipment; Livestock brands; Rodeos; Rural schools.;
    • Darrell and Sharon Kunzler interview

    • Mr. Darrell Kunzler talks about his life-long career in the cattle industry as well as his roles in various organizations and associations. He discusses the year-long ranching cycle, and how he has come to grow his ranch (and is now handing it down...
    • Kunzler, Darrell--Interviews; Kunzler, Sharon--Interviews; Ranch managers; Ranchers; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Haying equipment; Feedlots; Cattle—Breeding; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system;
    • Burt Kunzler interview

    • Burt Kunzler, a life-long resident of Park Valley, Utah, compares cattle and sheep ranching in the area. He and his two younger brothers run the family operation together, yet divide responsibilities of overseeing the crops, cattle, and sheep. They...
    • Kunzler, Burt--Interviews; Ranching.; Sheepherding; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Ranch Managers; Ranchers; Haying equipment; Sheep-shearing; Migrant labor.; Peru; Shivaree; Marriage customs and rites.; Sheep dogs;
    • Elaine Larson interview

    • Elaine Larson talks about growing up on the Deseret Ranch in Rich County, Utah where her father, Peter Mower, was the ranch foreman. Interviewed by Randy Williams on June 25, 2010 at the Larson home in Plain City, Utah. The transcript is provided...
    • Larson, Elaine--Interviews; Ranchers; Sheepherding; Ranch manager; Haying equipment; Livestock brands; Dairy farming; Cooking (Variety meats);
    • Bill Kimber interview

    • Mr. Bill Kimber talks about his ranch property in Grouse Creek, Utah. He talks about being the fifth generation to ranch the family property and the other jobs he has worked in order to continuing ranching his own property. Interviewed by Randy...
    • Kimber, Bill--Interviews; Pasture, Right of; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Dairy farming.; Ranching.; Ranch managers; Pastures—Irrigation; Utah. Department of Transportation; Roads—Equipment and supplies; Roads--Maintenance and repair.; Haying...
    • Stone house, Mendo, Utah, 1970

    • Single-story, T-shaped stone house with a children's swing set in the yard. For Austin Fife's comments about this and other houses, see Folk Coll 4, FAC Ser. I, Vol. 10.5, no. 899 in the Fife Folklore Archives. Shadow in image has been lightened.
    • Architecture, Domestic -- Pictorial works; Stone houses -- Pictorial works; Swings -- Pictorial works
    • Kelly Kunzler interview

    • Mr. Kelly Kunzler is a fourth-generation rancher in Park Valley, Utah. He discusses his family sheep and cattle ranching operation, as well as his job as a Superior Auction representative. Interviewed by Brad Cole on January 26, 2011 in Park...
    • Kunzler, Kelly--Interviews; Ranching.; Sheepherding; Haying equipment; Migrant labor.; Peru; Sheep dogs;
    • Ira T. Wines interview

    • Ira T. Wines talks about growing up in a ranching family, in Elko County Nevada, learning by watching his father (and other cowboys) and by doing. He talks about managing the Ellison’s Spanish Ranch and the yearly work cycle. Ira talks about his...
    • Wines, Ira T.--Interviews; Ranching.; Ranchers; Ranch managers; Education, Rural.; Rural schools.; Livestock brands; Animal marking; Pasture animals; Pasture, Right of; Cowboys.; Predatory animals--Control; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Saddlery.;...
    • Jay and Blaine Tanner interview

    • Brothers, Jay and Blaine Tanner, speak about growing up on a ranch in Grouse Creek, Utah; buying their grandfather’s ranch property, and ranching together, with their brother Brent, as adults. Interviewed by Randy Williams on November 8, 2010 at...
    • Tanner, Jay Merlin--Interviews; Tanner, Blaine Kunzler--Interviews; Ranching.; Ranch managers; Ranchers; Feedlots; Cowboys.; Rodeos; Veterinary medicine.; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Rural schools.; Country...
    • Kelly and Heather Warr interview

    • Kelly and Heather Warr discuss their ranching life, as well as their supplemental business endeavors. Heather talks about her e-commerce business ventures, as well as being a rural ranching wife. Interviewed by Elaine Thatcher and Lisa Duskin-Goede...
    • Warr, Kelly--Interviews; Warr, Heather--Interviews; Ranching.; Ranchers; Electronic commerce.; Ranch spouses; Livestock brands; Animal marking; Ranching.; Pasture, Right of; Country life.; Reality television programs; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system;
    • Wallace Schulthess interview

    • Mr. Wallace Schulthess discusses how his family came to be in the Woodruff area. He talks a lot about his father’s childhood and growing up as an orphan, and how he turned hard work into what their family now has. Interviewed by Bob Parson on...
    • Schulthess, Wallace--Interviews; Orphans.; Ranching.; Ranchers; Range management.; Ranch managers; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Pastures—Irrigation; Haying equipment; Livestock brands; Animal marking;...
    • Lynn Palmer interview

    • Mr. Lynn Palmer discusses how his father and mother worked to be able to earn and maintain a ranch, and how in his adult life, he was able to work and also help his father maintain the family ranch. He talks about being able to take the family...
    • Palmer, Lynn--Interviews; Ranch managers; Ranchers; Ranching; Bus drivers; Haying equipment; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Livestock brands; Animal marking; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.;
    • Ivy Peart interview

    • Mrs. Ivy Peart talks about her childhood in ranching, marrying her high school sweetheart, and her experiences as a ranching wife. Interviewed by Randy Williams on December 8, 2011at the Rich Country Court House in Randolph, UT. The transcript is...
    • Peart, Ivy--Interviews; Ranching; Sheepherding; Haying equipment; Livestock brands; Ranch managers; Housekeeping.; Cooking.; Families.; Stacks (Hay, grain, etc.);
    • Sharon Miller interview

    • Sharon talks about her family history in ranching and her adult and married life as a ranching wife. She talks about managing a ranch with her husband, raising their family on a ranch and the differences in raising beef and buffalo. Interviewed by...
    • Miller, Sharon--Interviews; Ranching.; Range management.; Ranching; Ranchers; Bison farming; Haying equipment; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals;

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