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BYU William A. Wilson Folklore Archives hosts Founders Lecture Nov. 6

The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University celebrate its William A. Wilson Folklore Archives with a Founders Lecture titled “A Bear and a Bandit: What a Legendary Utah Grizzly and an Italian Brigand Have in Common” Wednesday, Nov. 6, at noon in the library auditorium on level one.

The lecture, exploring the world of folklore from Cache Valley to Italy, will be given by Steve Siporin, professor of folklore at Utah State University. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Siporin has a special interest in the culture of the Jews of Italy. He has published a translation of Augusto Segre’s memoir, “Memories of Jewish Life: From Italy to Jerusalem, 1918-1960" (University of Nebraska Press 2008), as well as a book on American folk artists, “American Folk Masters: The National Heritage Fellows" (Harry N. Abrams, 1992).

The lecture is co-sponsored by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections and Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, honoring former BYU professor William A. Wilson, who implemented folklore archival at BYU, starting a collection of Mormon and Utah folklore out of his own office.  

For more information, contact Heather Scott, (801) 422-1848, library_pr@byu.edu.

Writer: Hwa Lee

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