Folklore Society Collection and Archives
15,000 books, 5,000 pamphlets and c.100 current periodicals
The Society was founded
in 1878 and has kept its library on deposit at the College since 1911.
The library is one of the world's largest collections of folklore and related
fields. It contains upwards of 15,000 books, 5,000 pamphlets, and c.100
current periodicals on all branches of folklore throughout the world, including
calendar customs, religion and the supernatural, ballads, and ritual drama,
with some background material in archaeology and anthropology. There are
many rare and early books.