Folklore Materials in the Library and Archive of the Indiana University Institute for Sex Research

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Frank Hoffmann
Ellen Stekert


A little known collection of folklore materials is contained in the extensive holdings of the Institute for Sex Research, at Indiana University. These materials range from bawdy to pornographic in nature, and, as almost all field collectors know, form a substantial part of oral tradition. It is impossible to give an accurate accounting of the number of folklore items in the Institute's collection, since no catalog or index has as yet been made for them. However, a conservative estimate would be about five thousand specific items.

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