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Stith Thompson

Born: Mar 7, 1885

Death: Jan 13, 1976

Birthplace: Bloomfield

Nationality: United States

Stith Thompson

Date of Birth : Mar 7, 1885
Date of Death : Jan 13, 1976
Birth Place : Bloomfield

Stith Thompson was an American scholar of folklore. He is the "Thompson" of the Aarne-Thompson classification system, which indexes certain folktales by their structure and assigns them AT numbers. He also developed an alpha-decimal motif-index system for cataloging individual motifs.

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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