Collection of Latvian 4H

No.
1552
Title
Collection of Latvian 4H
Description

The Latvian Mazpulki (4H) is a youth organisation, founded in 1929 in Latvia, but experienced its golden years during the authoritarian regime of Kārlis Ulmanis from 1934 to 1940. Members of the organisation were invited to subscribe to the Latvian Agricultural Chamber’s monthly periodical “Mazpulks”, which often posed questions regarding various traditions, customs, meteorology, etc. However, the systematic collection of folklore material began in 1936 with the invitation of O. Berziņas article ‘A Job for Our Youth’ (Mazpulks Nr. 7, 1936). Referencing the previous activity of school children, the article calls on members to collect folklore materials that would later be submitted to the Archives of Latvian Folklore: “That is why the actions of the educators of our youth are all the more praise-worth, who already from an early age strive to nurture a proper understanding of our spiritual heritage in our youth, thus nurturing also an emotional pride and self-esteem that no people can ever have too much of.” The following month (Mazpulks Nr. 8, 1936), another motivating article followed clearly stating what types of materials it would be necessary to collect. And in future issues, questions on specific topics would be printed in the “Questions and Answers” section of the newspaper that members of the Mazpulki would be encouraged to respond. The editors gave prizes for the best answers at the end of each month.

Some Mazpulki troups had their own folklore collections, but most of the materials are combined in a single collection [1552]. The first materials were recorded in 1936, in response to the questions raised in the article in Mazpulks issue 10 of that year (Mazpulks Nr. 10, 1936). Materials were actively submitted between 1936 and 1939, while the latest folklore recorded in this collection is dated 1940. Most of the material consists of answers to specific themes presented in the periodical, however some of the materials are written in free form, outside the questions. The manuscript includes almost all folk genres—beliefs, customs, folk songs, popular songs, riddles, spells, information about medicinal plants, plant dyes, etc. 44 806 folklore items are recorded in this collection.

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SīktēlsUnit No.TitleCategories 
  
1Kādā dzelzceļa vagonāAnecdote
2Reiz viens zēns iegājis maiznīcā un pircis maiziAnecdote
3Policijas iecirkņa uzraugs, sastāda protokolu vieglajam ormanimAnecdote
4Kas ir ātrāks: vēstuļu balodis, vai zirgs?Anecdote
5Kas ir svarīgāks: Saule vai mēness?Anecdote
6Ja šodien jauks laiksbelief
7Ja suns ēd zālibelief
8Ja bites no rīta agri sāk ietbelief
9Ja bites vakarā vēlu iet darbābelief
10Ja puķuzirņu zari uz augšubelief
11Ja maijvaboles kāpuram ir priekša melnabelief
12Ja kadiķi kūpbelief
13Ja priedēm skostes līkstbelief
14Griķi jāsēj miglainā rītābelief
15Ja alkšņiem nav pumpurubelief
16Ja šķiedrainas debesisbelief
17Agrāk kad linus sēja vārīja olasbelief
18Kartupeļus nestāda jaunā mēnesībelief
19Tārpi kāpostus neaiztiekotbelief
20Tādās dienās nedrīkst zirņus sēt, kur burts S klātbelief
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Mitten/Glove ornament patternImage1552-435271939Boriss InfantjevsA mitten or glove ornament pattern from "Tīrumgali" farmstead in Valdoņi of Viļāni parish. Property of petrunela Dage.
Mitten/Glove ornament patternImage1552-435281939Boriss InfantjevsA mitten or glove ornament pattern from "Tīrumgali" farmstead in Valdoņi of Viļāni parish. Property of petrunela Dage.
Mitten/Glove ornament patternImage1552-435291939Boriss InfantjevsA mitten or glove ornament pattern from "Tīrumgali" farmstead in Valdoņi of Viļāni parish. Property of petrunela Dage.
Mitten/Glove ornament patternImage1552-435301939Boriss InfantjevsA mitten or glove ornament pattern from "Tīrumgali" farmstead in Valdoņi of Viļāni parish. Property of petrunela Dage.
Garter from Viļāni parishImage1552-435311939Boriss InfantjevsPrievīte no Viļānu pagasta Valdoņu "Putričiem".
Woven ribbonImage1552-435321939Boriss InfantjevsWoven ribbons from "Tīrumgali" in Viļāni parish and "Putriči" in Valdoņi.
Garter from Silajāņi parishImage1552-435331939Boriss InfantjevsPrievīte no "Meža-Gazuļiem".
Garter from Viļāni parishImage1552-435341939Boriss InfantjevsPrievīte Vīļānu Valodoņu "Putričos".
Gloves' weave from Viļāni parishImage1552-435351939Boriss InfantjevsCimdu raksts no Viļānu Valdoņu "Putričiem".
Gloves' weave from Viļāni parishImage1552-435361939Boriss InfantjevsCimdu raksts no Viļānu Valdoņu "Putričiem".
Gloves' weave from Viļāni parishImage1552-435371939Boriss Infantjevs1552-Mazpulku-materiali-22-0082
http://garamantas.lv/lv/file/720498
Ethnographical weave from Viļāni parishImage1552-435381939Boriss InfantjevsKaula saite no Viļānu pagasta "Tīrumgaliem".
Rug from Viļāni parishImage1552-435391939Boriss InfantjevsGrīdsega no Viļānu pagasta Valdoņiem.
Counterpane from Viļāni parishImage1552-435401939Boriss Infantjevs1552-Mazpulku-materiali-22-0085
http://garamantas.lv/lv/file/720501
Counterpane from Viļāni parishImage1552-435411939Boriss InfantjevsGultas sega no Viļānu pagasta Valdoņiem.
Counterpane from Viļāni parishImage1552-435421939Boriss InfantjevsGultas sega no Viļānu pagasta Valdoņiem.
Counterpane and garter from Viļāni parishImage1552-435431939Boriss InfantjevsGultas sega un prievīte no Viļānu pagasta Valdoņiem
Counterpane from Viļāni parishImage1552-435441939Boriss InfantjevsGultas sega no Viļānu pagasta Valdoņu "Putričiem".
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