WorldCat Identities

Jacobs, Elizabeth Derr

Works: 6 works in 21 publications in 2 languages and 1,781 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  History  Biography  Legends 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: E99.C8742, 398.2089972
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Derr Jacobs
Pitch woman and other stories the oral traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian by Coquelle Thompson ( )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rich oral traditions of the Athabaskan Indians from southwestern Oregon are showcased in these pages for the first time. This volume features vivid and humorous tales of familiar Tricksters: Coyote, known for his unusual sexual prowess and escapades that often go awry; the vain and gullible Grizzly Bear; and Raccoon, often greedy and ever elusive. The collection also includes the less familiar but all-too-human stories of Pitch Woman, Little Man, the unicorn-like Hollering-Like-a-Person, and other local figures, all of which add to the wealth of Native oral literature in the Pacific Northwest
The Nehalem Tillamook : an ethnography by Elizabeth Derr Jacobs ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1933 and 1934, Elizabeth Jacobs, advised by her husband, anthropologist Melville Jacobs, conducted fieldwork on the Nehalem Tillamook culture of northwestern Oregon. Working with her Nehalem Tillamook consultant Clara Pearson, Jacobs recorded extensive ethnographic and folkloric materials that far surpass in quality and quantity the Tillamook research of previous investigators. Jacobs's collaboration with Pearson eventually resulted in the publication of "Nehalem Tillamook tales," a collection of myths and tales recorded in English. But the companion ethnography was never finished. The Nehalem Tillamook grew from that unfinished manuscript. In consultation with Elizabeth Jacobs, the manuscript was expanded and extensively edited by William Seaburg. After Elizabeth Jacobs's death in 1983, Seaburg added careful annotations and a detailed historical introduction. The result is a remarkable book that makes a major contribution to our understanding of Nehalem Tillamook culture and will be invaluable for drawing comparisons with other Northwest native cultures
Nehalem Tillamook tales by Clara Pearson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1959 and 1990 in English and North American Indian and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legends and folklore of the Nehalem tribe
Problems of preschool children as presented to a child guidance clinic by Elizabeth Derr Jacobs ( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A Chetco Athabaskan myth text from southwestern Oregon by Elizabeth Derr Jacobs ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Elizabeth Derr Jacobs papers by Elizabeth Derr Jacobs ( Recording )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tape recorded interview conducted by Karen Velanzuela in Apr 1979; transcript, biographical sketch
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Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.47 for A Chetco A ... to 1.00 for Elizabeth ...)
Alternative Names
Derr, Elizabeth Louise
Jacobs, Bess
Jacobs, Elisabeth D., 1903-1983
Jacobs, Elisabeth Derr, 1903-1983
Jacobs, Elizabeth
Jacobs, Elizabeth, 1903-1983
Jacobs, Elizabeth D.
Jacobs, Elizabeth Derr