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mis·cel·la·ne·ous: Getting Started

A collection of resources on random topics of interest

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This guide is a collection of articles and resources about random topics of interest to me. Suggestions for additional topics are welcome.

Pennsylvania Dutch Powwow

Costello, J. (1977). Cultural vestiges and cultural blends among the pennsylvania germans. New York Folklore, 3(1), 101.

Donmoyer, P. J., & Gyllenhaal, E. (2018). Powwowing in pennsylvania: An exhibition of ritual material culture. Material Religion, 14(1), 144-147. doi:10.1080/17432200.2017.1418221

Graves, T. (1984). The pennsylvania german hex sign: A study in folk process (folk art, belief, vernacular architecture) ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Hohman, J. G. (1930). John george hohman's long lost friend; or, book of pow-pows. A collection of mysterious and invaluable arts and remedies; for man as well as animals; with many proofs of their virtue and efficacy in healing diseases, etc., the greater part of which was never published until they appeared in print for the first time in the U. S. in 1820. with a historical foreword by A.monroe aurand, jr. Pennsylvania: Priv. print., The Aurand Press, 1930.

Kriebel, D., & Hammarberg, M. (2000). Belief, power, and identity in pennsylvania dutch brauche, or powwowing ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Hohman, Johann Georg. Long lost friend: A collection of mysterious & invaluable arts & remedies, for man as well as animals, with many proofs of their virtue and efficacy in healing diseases, the greater part of which was never published until they appeared in print for the first time in the U.S. in the year 1820. (1856). T. F. Scheffer.

Miller, A., Thomas, S., & Brown, C. (2013). Farmland homeland: The folkloric traditions of the pennsylvania dutch ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Urbina, I. (2006). For the pennsylvania dutch, A long tradition fades.(national desk) The New York Times Company.

Wells, C. (1980). A small herbal of little cost, 1762-1778: A case study of a colonial herbal as a social and cultural document ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Wentz, R. E., & Gerhart, R. R. (2013). Mountain mary and other tales of the pennsylvania dutch. Ephrata, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania German Society.

Yoder, D., & Graves, T. E. (2000). Hex signs : Pennsylvania dutch barn symbols & their meaning (2nd ed.). Mechanicsburg, Pa: Stackpole Books.

Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs)

Unidentified flying objects (UFOs). (1991). Science Reference Services, Science, Technology & Business Division, Library of Congress.

Condon, E. U. (1969). Final report of the scientific study of unidentified flying objects. Dutton.

Fuller, J. G., & Condon, E. U. (1969). Aliens in the skies; the scientific rebuttal to the Condon Committee report. Putnam.

Unidentified flying objects. (1998). Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Symposium on unidentified flying objects Hearings, Ninetieth Congress, second session. July 29, 1968. (1968). U.S. Govt. Print. Off.

Unidentified flying objects and Air Force Project Blue Book. (2003). U.S. Air Force.

These resources are taken from Adam Mann's article, "What the Pentagon's New UFO Report Reveals about Humankind."

Cooper, H., Blumenthal, R., & Leslie Kean, L. (2017, Dec. 16,). Glowing auras and ‘Black money’: The pentagon’s mysterious U.F.O. program. New York Times Retrieved from

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. (2021, June 25). Preliminary assessment:
Unidentified aerial phenomena.
 Washington, D.C.: United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Retrieved from

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