Rikard Berge

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Informant Margit Tveiten (1835-1923), artist Johanna Bugge Berge and folk song and tale collector Rikard Berge

Rikard Berge (7 November 1881 – 26 September 1969) was a Norwegian folklorist, museologist biographer and magazine editor. He was born in Rauland in Vinje, Telemark. Berge started writing down traditional folklore from the rural districts of Telemark from he was twelve years old. Among his works are biographies of the fiddlers Myllarguten and Håvard Gibøen, Norsk bondesylv from 1925, and the series Bygdedikting fraa Telemarki (23 volumes, from 1907 to 1933). He edited the magazine Norsk folkekultur from 1915 to 1935. He was curator of the County Museum of Telemark and Grenland from 1916 to 1951.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rikard Berge". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Myhren, Magne. "Rikard Berge". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 9 September 2011.