Indiana Folklore Is All Around You

Posted by Moira Marsh, Librarian for Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Folklore, Sociology, and Telecommunications

Have you ever wondered about folklore specific to the state of Indiana? Do you enjoy reading ghost stories set close to home? Indiana has its own rich history of folklore and legends, ranging from the ghost of Willard’s Library to witch cats to the Beast of Busco to hideouts for Jesse James and Al Capone.  The Folklore Collection holds materials covering all of these stories and more!

If any of these have piqued your interest, come up to the 7th floor of Herman B Wells Library and check out the poster in the Folklore Collection! Can’t stop by? Peruse through IUCAT or this list of Indiana Folklore titles!