Traditional Mexican American Folklore
Begun by Dr. Mark Glazer in the mid 1980’s and appraised at over $1 million, this renowned bilingual collection features over 100,000 items ranging from topics such as La Llorona, curanderismo, the chupacabra and “the devil at the dance hall”. It includes 23,877 folk beliefs, 13,186 proverbs, 23, 118 folktales and an additional 40,000 files featuring jokes, riddles, remedies, and sobriquets from Mexican Americans living in the south Texas, northern Mexico border region. This collection was recognized by the Folklore Section of the Congressional Library in its list of major American folklore archives and The Center for Text and Technology, at Georgetown University, that lists Projects in Electronic Text. The Border Studies Archive is continuously expanding its electronic database to eventually become one of the most sophisticated compendiums of Mexican American folklore in the world.