Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Kenneth Clarke, Burt Feintuch, Camilla Collins

Degree Program

Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


This collection project is concerned with traditional paper objects made by students in fifteen classes in one elementary school in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Chapter I describes the school and classroom environments and the procedures followed during the collection project. Chapter II differentiates between the play and ornamental items collected, describes the different items and their variants made by the students, and attempts to show what persons (relatives, teachers, other children) or other factors (mass media, the students' environment) affected the paper items made by students. Chapter III statistically evaluates the collected paper items according to the sex, race, and grade of their makers and points out the significance of these variables to the items collected. This chapter also summarizes the study and its limitations.


Anthropology | Arts and Humanities | Education | Elementary Education | Folklore | History | Public History | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Social History | United States History