William E. Koch Collection
Creator: Koch, William E.
Date: circa 1957-1981
Level of Description: Coll./Record Group
Material Type: Manuscripts
Call Number: Unavailable
Unit ID: 42513
Space Required/Quantity: 15.50 cubic feet
Title (Main title): William E. Koch Collection
Biog. Sketch (Full): William E. Koch was a professor of English and folklore at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Riley County. He was the president of the Kansas Folklore Society, performed folk songs before clubs and college groups, and published several articles on central plains life and folklore. He is the editor of Folklore from Kansas: customs, beliefs, and superstitions, published in 1980.
Scope and Content
Scope and content: The William Koch collection contains publications, clippings, research reports, audiotapes, and correspondence documenting Koch's interest in Kansas folklore and history. The records are organized by topic and include music, barns, architecture, specifics on various small Kansas towns, poetry, furniture, crafts, the Salter House Museum, protest songs, folk festivals, the folklore of various American Indian tribes, clippings on American Indian life and issues, interpreting proverbs, desk top graffiti, student customs, farmer's almanacs, courtship and marriage, and newsletters from the Kansas Folklore Society. The majority of the reports were created by Koch's students during his tenure as a professor of English and folklore at Kansas State University.
Specific Contents Identified:
Headings or descriptors assigned to subsections of the material, for example labels on a particular box or group of boxes.
- 33 Rpm vinyl records
- Audio/visual materials: interviews with Koch; discussion on Quantrill's Raid, folksongs, housing traditions, and other topics
- Copies of A/V materials
Kansas Folklore Society
Koch, William E.
Ethnic folklore -- Kansas
Folk art -- Kansas
Folk music -- Kansas
Folklore -- Kansas
Indians of North America -- Folklore
Vernacular architecture -- Kansas