Collection of Kārlis Bukums

Collection of Kārlis Bukums

Kārlis Bukums (1884–1979) of Valmiera is one of the most prominent Latvian local history researchers. His ancestors come from the Vaidava and Kocēnu parishes. Due to the nonsensical recommendation of his relatives, his education was limited to four years in Valmiera and Rubene. He studied to be a cobbler for a short time, worked in a shop, was a book distributor, and learned the art of photography from D. Spunde in Strenči. He lost his leg in the First World War and became an invalid. He was given the Jura medal 4th grade. After the war he lived in Riga, and from 1927 he lived in Valmiera on Meža Street.

In early childhood, his grandfather introduced him to the world of fairy tales and legends. Later, he began to write them down and listened to the stories told by others as well. In 1925 he responded to Anna Bērzkalne’s invitation to submit all of his materials to the Archives of Latvian Folklore. Bukums began his collection with publication in the newspaper Zemgales balss [The Voice of Semgale] about the name of Garoza parish. The first submissions also provide information about his places of residence in Riga during a period of about two years—on Lāčplēša, Matīsa, Rēveles and Artilērijas streets. He titles his notebooks “Latvian Folklore” and it can be seen that he brought then to the Archive himself (9 times at the end of 1925), as on the inner cover of several notebooks, after their conversation Bērzkalne recorded the locations from which he obtained the materials. When, during their first meetings folk narrator Liene Folkrote did not indicate that she was actually from Terneja, Bukums hurry to report error correction by postcard (9 January 1928).

One of the first and most prolific of the great, was Bukums’ mother, Kristina née Jēkabsone. Until the spring of 1927, Bukums recorded the folk songs in a prose. His recordings improved throughout his lifetime and neat handwriting did not change. His collection includes many expressions, sayings, riddles, games, singing games, transcriptions of children’s verse, traditions, beliefs, spells, folk medicine, and even a notebook of popular songs from 1902, but it mostly consists of legends, tales, and anecdotes, many of which are bawdy. In addition to Valmiera and Cēsis, materials were also acquired from the inhabitants of Tukums and Bauska. In the collection, As the Bauska collection was one of the earliest submissions to LFK, many of its register numbers are crossed out in red; early on the archive catalogued items per page, but later switched to inventorying items per submission. The Bauska collection contains 16242 items.

Bukums’ connection with folklorists continued until 1978. He hoped to instigate a folklore collection movement in Valmiera and find people to continue his work. The linguists, who were sent local place names and local names (around 50 000 items),also benefited from Bukums’ work. Bukums’ autobiography, which he wrote at the age of 90, can be found the LNB Rare Book and Manuscript Colection; it has now been digitized. The study of her great-grandfather Kārlis Bukums’ local history activities was initiated by Paula Grīnberga.

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Sīktēls№ адзінкіНазваКатэгорыі 
00001Garozas vai Garrozes pagasts?legend
toponym or anthroponym
toponym or anthroponym
00002Cēsis.experience story
toponym or anthroponym
00003Rubenes baznīca.legend
toponym or anthroponym
toponym or anthroponym
00005Garroze.experience story
toponym or anthroponym
00006Mūsu Tenis cēlies no Lejasvācu Tōns-Antonins.various traditional phrases
00007Tenisā svētais Antonins apstaigājot lopus.belief
00008Slīperu spē
00009Anku dranku, drilli drū..children song or rhyme
00010Anku dranku, drillī drū..children song or rhyme
00010aAnku dranku, drillī drū.game
00011Gailīts saka uz vistiņ`..folksong, 1-6 lines
00012Kur snīpis? Ezerā. Ko tur dar`? Olas dēj..children song or rhyme
00013Kas tā? Kaķis nastā.various traditional phrases
00014Kā tevi sauc? Tā kā govi slauc.various traditional phrases
00015Kāds tavs vārds? Tāds kā slotas kāts.various traditional phrases
00016Kas? Kasi kur niez.various traditional phrases
00017Ko? Koks dirsā. Nāc, velc ārā, laizi nost.various traditional phrases
00018Irsi,kur tu vakar dirsi? Elle aiz strellem (stellēm) tavā rīklē.various traditional phrases
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Portrait of Kārlis BukumsAttēls0023-Bukums1912Kārļa Bukuma portrets. Foto uzņemts apmēram 1912. gadā Strenčos.
The signature of Kārlis Bukums portraitAttēls0023-Bukums-b
Area at Pobrencis spring of medicinal waterAttēls0023-25381925Kārlis BukumsThe brush-covered area around the Pobrencis spring of medicinal water, where people used to gather, celebrated at festivals - singing, dancing, playing games, and also gave offerings to the spring.
Description of the photoAttēls0023-2538b1925Kārlis Bukums
Illustration in memory albumAttēls0023-2951a1926Ilustrācija no atmiņu albuma.
Illustration in memory albumAttēls0023-2951b1926Ilustrācija no atmiņu albuma.
Illustration in memory albumAttēls0023-2952a1926Ilustrācija no atmiņu albuma.
Illustration in memory albumAttēls0023-2953a1926Ilustrācija no atmiņu albuma.
Illustration in memory albumAttēls0023-2954a1926Ilustrācija no atmiņu albuma.
Illustration in memory albumAttēls0023-2955a1926Ilustrācija no atmiņu albuma.
Illustration in memory albumAttēls0023-2958a1926Ilustrācija no atmiņu albuma.
The threshing barn of SilvērsAttēls0023-47881925Kārlis BukumsThe threshing barn of Silvērs, where the Devil himself sat on the roof and mended his trousers with reigns threaded into a thill.
Description of the photoAttēls0023-4788b1925Kārlis Bukums0023-4788 fotogrāfijas paraksts, fotogrāfijai otrā pusē
House "Brīnums" ("Miracle")Attēls0023-47891925Kārlis BukumsThe house named "Brīnums" ("Miracle") in Kokmuiža parish. See the legend "Brīnums liels" (A Great Miracle).
Description of the photoAttēls0023-4789b1925Kārlis Bukums0023-4789 fotogrāfijas paraksts fotogrāfijai otrā pusē
Patient at Pobrencis fountainAttēls0023-47901925Kārlis BukumsSlimnieks pie Pobreņča veselības avota strautiņa ņem ūdeni
Description of the photoAttēls0023-4790b1925Kārlis Bukums0023-4790 fotogrāfijas paraksts fotogrāfijai otrā pusē
Young guys going homeAttēls0023-47911925Kārlis BukumsMeitās gājēju tipi atgriežas mājās.
Description of the photoAttēls0023-4791b1925Kārlis BukumsFotogrāfijas 0023-4791 paraksts fotogrāfijai otrā pusē
Sīmanēni sacred oakAttēls0023-54141925Kārlis BukumsThe sacred oak of Sīmanēni, on the right bank of Gauja, near "Sīmanēni" farmstead in Valmiera district, some 12 versts from Valmiera, upstream the Gauja. The oak is said to have been burned with malicious intent in spring 1922.
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