Gray Literature


Gray Literature is research that has not been formally published, such as:

  • 01 Abstracts of conference papers and reports of conference discussions
  • 02 Educational materials created by academic and public folklore programs
  • 03 Exhibition catalogs
  • 04 Interpretive materials from performance events
  • 05 Syllabi and teaching materials


Gray literature contains much that is important and useful but it is hard to find, even in library collections


Use Open Folklore Search to discover folklore gray literature preserved in the IUScholarWorks Repository