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Calum Maclean Project

A searchable catalogue of the notes and recordings of one of the Archive's earliest and most prolific collectors.

Calum Maclean

The Calum Maclean Collection Online Catologue is a flexible resource for academic researchers providing access in digital format to over 13,000 manuscript pages of transcriptions of mainly Scottish Gaelic folklore (primarily folktales as well as other materials) from the fieldwork of Calum Iain Maclean (1915-1960). The searchable catalogue was developed with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Calum Iain Maclean was one of Scotland’s most prolific folklore collectors, and the collection (consisting of over 4,000 items) is one of the most important extensive repositories of oral tradition to be gathered in western Europe.

Those wishing to access the database must register first. Please find details at the project's website. http://www.calum-maclean-project.celtscot.ed.ac.uk/database-access/register-for-access/