Henry H. Glassie Papers
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Henry H. Glassie was born in Washington, D. C., in 1941. He earned his Ph.D. in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. He began his career at the Pennsylvania State University, where he taught from 1969 to 1970. For the following six years he taught at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, before coming back to the University of Pennsylvania as a faculty member of the Department of Folklore and Folklife. He served as department chairman from 1976 to 1980, as graduate chair from 1985 to 1987, and finally, as undergraduate chair from 1987 to 1988. In 1988 he returned to Indiana University, where he has remained since.
From 1968 to 1991, Glassie published over a dozen of books, mostly studies on American folklore and Irish folklore, and one on contemporary Turkish traditional art. In addition, he wrote numerous articles, pamphlets and book reviews. His academic interests have also included serving on the editorial boards of many folklore journals and publishing houses. He has been associated with a large number of folklore or other academic societies, among them the American Folklore Society, for which he served as president from 1988 to 1990. Active in public speaking, Glassie averages some ten speaking engagements each year, both nationally and internationally.
The collection consists of manuscripts of two works, Passing the Time in Ballymenone (1982) and Irish Folk History (1982). Passing the Time in Ballymenone is composed of ten parts which total thirty-three chapters, in addition to front material, end notes, and information sources. The manuscripts comprise material in handwritten form, typed form, galley proof, and page proof. There are two versions each of typescripts, galley proofs, and page proofs, which may provide insight on changes in the development of the author's conceptualization. For Irish Folk History, there are handwritten drafts, one typescript, and galley proofs; the handwritten manuscript, however, contains only the front material, one chapter..."The Flag that Floats Above Us", and the end notes.
The Henry H. Glassie Papers consist almost solely of manuscripts. They have been arranged in the order of handwritten drafts, typescript, galley proof, and page proof.
Gift of David Azzolina, August, 1991.
- University of Pennsylvania. Department of Folklore and Folklife
- Indiana University. Folklore Institute
- American Folklore Society
- Pennsylvania State University
- University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
- Finding Aid Author
- Kaiyi Chen
- Finding Aid Date
- December 1992
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