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Chase, Richard, 1904-1988



  • Existence: 1904 - 1988


Richard Chase was born near Huntsville, Alabama on February 15, 1904. He attended Harvard University for two years before graduating from Antioch College in 1929. By that time he already had begun to collect tales. A chance visit to Pine Mountain Settlement School in eastern Kentucky when he was 21 years of age launched Chase on his career of studying, telling and collecting tales. Chase has published both works on tales and collections of tales. Among his works are Jack and the Three Sillies (1950), Wicked John and the Devil (1951), and American Folk Tales and Songs (1956). At the present time Mr. Chase resides at 1170 Walker Avenue, N.E., Huntsville, Alabama.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Richard Chase Videotape

 Collection — other: 1 videotape
Identifier: AppMs-188
Scope and Contents

The tape consists of an Omni Special Edition program hosted by Terry Hickson, with Richard Chase as guest, November 3, 1983. Mr. Chase told one tale (Sody Sally-Raytus), discussed Jack tales, and the tales Billy Boy and Lord Randall, and reflected on the art of storytelling in the United States today.

Dates: 1983