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Record #:
16403
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Eastern North Carolina is one of numerous areas of the United States with an extremely rich heritage of American culture, much of which is still living in the songs and tales of eastern North Carolinians. In order to preserve and study this living culture, the Department of English at East Carolina University established during the 1969-1970 academic year a Folklore Archive. The Archive houses nearly 100 student collections in written and tape form, prepared as class projects.
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Record #:
19490
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The creative writing program at East Carolina University is and has been an integral program within the university with a distinguished history and record. This is largely due to the presence and abilities of ECU's first writer-in-residence, Ovid Williams Pierce, who created the program and directed it for many years.
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Record #:
35541
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The ghost story of “the vanishing hitchhiker” is an internationally known folktale, about a woman who hitches a ride, and then disappears, marking her as a ghost. Five variations of this story have been recorded and reproduced in this article.
Record #:
35722
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In the novel “The Wedding Guest,” author Ovid Pierce included many different folkways, including proverbs, folk beliefs, animal lore, ghosts, and more.