ELPHINSTONE INSTITUTE ARCHIVES

The Elphinstone Institute was founded in celebration of the University of Aberdeen's quincentenary in 1995. The Elphinstone Institute Archives were created soon after to house the fieldwork and materials of staff, students, and the general public.

Collections

The research focus of the Elphinstone Institute is on the vernacular culture and folklore of the North-East of Scotland. The Elphinstone Institute Archives hold over 2,000 items, the bulk of which is made up of audio and video recordings. Also contained in the archives are photographs, digital scans of manuscripts, and questionnaires. Broad genres covered include calendar customs, singing, instrumental music, ballads, craftwork, narrative, oral history, occupational folklore, vernacular architecture, and vernacular religion. The Elphinstone Institute is currently in the process of digitising the materials of the archives and making the catalogue database available online.

Web

www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone (Elphinstone Institute)
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/resources/archives.php (Archives sub-page) 

facebook.com/ei.folkloretwitter.com/ei_folklore 

Address

Elphinstone Institute
MacRobert Building
King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 5UA
Scotland
United Kingdom 
Phone Number: +44 (0)1224 272996


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