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Bell, Michael Edward 1943-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 2,050 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  History  Exhibition catalogs  Oral histories  Field recordings  Interviews  Songs  Interviews (Sound recordings)  Fados  Folk music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer
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Most widely held works by Michael Edward Bell
Food for the dead : on the trail of New England's vampires by Michael Edward Bell( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Close your eyes and imagine a vampire: Your mind's eye may conjure up Count Dracula with bared teeth and a shiny tuxedo. But, another kind of vampire was believed to live in rural New England long ago. Author and folklorist Michael E. Bell has spent twenty years pursuing this forgotten vampire tradition. His discoveries will surprise and enthrall skeptics, believers, and all readers of this engaging book." "Bell's odyssey began in 1981 when Rhode Islander Everett Peck told him a family story passed down for generations. In 1892, months after young Mercy Brown succumbed to tuberculosis, her body was exhumed from a local graveyard. Relatives cut out her heart, burned it on a nearby rock, and fed the ashes to her dying brother, hoping to cure him of the wasting disease. They feared that Mercy had become a vampire, sapping her sibling's vitality to provide sustenance for her own spectral existence. Or, had she become a scapegoat, blamed for the baffling affliction ravaging her family?"--Jacket
Saying cheese : studies in folklore and visual communication by Steven G Ohrn( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hand to hand, heart to heart : folk arts in Rhode Island by Rhode Island State Council on the Arts( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pattern, structure, and logic in Afro-American hoodoo performance by Michael Edward Bell( )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The freedom talks : reflections from Rhode Island scholars( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Council's 30th anniversary grants initiative that invited projects on the subject of freedom; papers presented by scholars representing the six projects that received grants
Roots and remedies : Afro-American folk medicine in Rhode Island by Michael Edward Bell( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking bread together : food and folklife in the Blackstone Valley( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quilting, folk tradition of the Rhode Island Afro American community( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rattling chains and dreadful noises : customs and arts of Halloween by Michael Edward Bell( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. celebration of Halloween has worldwide connections. Although Halloween originated in the pre-Christian European celebration of summer's end, many of the customs associated with the event derive from both pagan and Christian beliefs and practices throughout the world. This document gives a historic overview of Halloween customs and traditions. Suggestions are given for interdisciplinary classroom activities and discussions appropriate to middle school students. Contains 14 references. (MM)
From bullrakes to clambakes : the occupational folklife of the Narragansett Bay shellfishery by Michael Edward Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends and tall tales in colonial Rhode Island : a secondary school study guide by Michael Edward Bell( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festival folklorico Latinoamericano = Hispanic folk arts festival by Michael Edward Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Languages of the land : a dialogue with the Downs by Holly Ewald( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lowell Folklife Project collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This year-long study conducted by the American Folklife Center yielded an ethnographic collection consisting of 196 hours of sound recordings covering a wide range of subjects and activities, including oral history interviews, religious services and festivals (Catholic and Greek Orthodox holy week and Easter services and religious processions; a Cambodian Buddhist wedding ceremony; Cambodian and Laotian New Year's celebrations; Puerto Rican festivals), musical events, parades, ethnic restaurants, and neighborhood tours. An additional 23 hours of sound recordings of musical events and oral history interviews were copied from originals lent by Lowell residents. Collection materials also include correspondence; field notes; questionnaires; neighborhood maps; reports; publications; administrative files; interview transcripts; black-and-white photographic prints, contact sheets, and film negatives (ca. 10,000 images); and color slides and prints, (ca. 3,500 images) which documented community life in Lowell, Massachusetts from 1987 to 1988
The effect of the swelling action of a dilute aqueous solution of phenol on the dyeing of nylon 6 yarn with disperse red 4 by Michael Edward Bell( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rhode Island Folklife Project collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American Folklife Center field project which documented ethnic, regional, and occupational traditions of Rhode Island, especially ethnic arts (African American, French-Canadian, Greek, Irish, Jamaican, Polish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Italian, Lithuanian, Narragansett, and others), maritime activities, material culture, and local history. Documentation was created by fieldworkers Peter Bartis, Michael E. Bell, Thomas A. Burns, Carl Fleischhauer, Henry Horenstein, Geraldine Niva Johnson, and Kenneth S. Goldstein, project director, from July 15 to December 31, 1979. Sound recordings include interviews and documentation of a play, church services, music and dance, and other events. Subjects of photographs include Rhode Island houses, barns, beaches, yards, gardens, orchards, churches, cemeteries, street scenes, landscapes, sea scapes; religious processions; recreation, including baseball, horseshoes, sailing; restaurants and foodways; picnics; textile mills, sawmills; businesses; markets; Jamaican migrant workers; woodworking; boatbuilding; fishing, clamming; gunsmithing; taxidermy; arts and crafts; sand sculptures; musicians and dancing; and other subjects
Devil's Foot Rock: the folkloristic component : final report by Michael Edward Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Food for the dead : on the trail of New England's vampires
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Bell, Michael E. 1943-

Bell, Michael E., Ph. D

Languages
English (47)