The Gerald L. Pocius Folklore Collection first arrived at Cape Breton University Library in 2009 with an initial donation of more than 10,000 items. This incredibly diverse collection was made possible by the generous donation of Dr. Gerald L. Pocius. The CBU Library owes a debt of gratitude to Dr. Pocius for his inestimable contributions to our collection.
The collection, currently consisting of several thousand items, features an interdisciplinary scope and covers a variety of countries and subject areas with a focus on folklore and popular culture; including materials on architecture, music, art, myth, cooking, religion, history and more.
Items within the collection have been marked with a Pocius Folklore Collection bookplate. The collection has been interspersed throughout the general collection unless otherwise indicated in Novanet.
A representative sample of the collection has been accumulated in LibraryThing and can be viewed by clicking here or by clicking any of the titles in the digital display found on this page. Patrons interested in loaning materials in the collection should verify the availability of individual items in Novanet before recording the call numbers of desired items and locating them in the library stacks.