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American folklore a bibliography by Marguerite Cooley

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Published by Dept. of English, George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tenn .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Folklore -- United States -- Bibliography.,
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- Bibliography.

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Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Marguerite Cooley and Vernon Parks, 1952 ; revised by Juanita C. Jackson, 1954 ; revised by Nancy Cummings, 1961.
ContributionsParks, Vernon., Cummings, Nancy.
LC ClassificationsZ5984.U6 C65 1961, G105 C65 1961
The Physical Object
Pagination42 leaves ;
Number of Pages42
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL538865M
LC Control Number96117534

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