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University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)
Wayland D. Hand (Project Director: January 1973 to present)

Dictionary of American Popular Beliefs and Superstitions

To produce a two-volume standard work on American Fold Medicine, as a tributary study to a much larger enterprise--a multi-volume Dictionary of American Popular Beliefs and Superstitions. Collecting for the larger project has been carried on intensively for over 25 years; the included folk medical items number at least 75,000, each on a card or slip, classified and identified as to source. These holdings need to be balanced by items from medical and other scientific sources. From the raw data will be produced a work with annotation, commentary, and cross-referencing.

Project fields:
Folklore and Folklife

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$46,129 (approved)
$46,129 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1973 – 6/30/1975