The Fife Folklore Archives (FFA) is one of the largest repositories of American folklore in the United States. The FFA is part of Utah State University’s Special Collections and Archives, where the American Folklore Society Manuscript Collection is also housed.
Established in 1972, the Fife Folklore Archives is an integral part of USU’s cultural studies arena and supports the USU Folklore program as well as other academic disciplines at the university. The FFA is named for folklorists Austin E. and Alta S. Fife, Utahans who helped shape the field of folklore and worked to preserve folk expressions of the American West. The archives is home to many folklore and folklife materials, including student fieldwork collections, oral history collections, and book and fieldwork collections from many folklorists.