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Thomas G. Burton Collection, 1967-1991 | Archives of Appalachia

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ID: 500/AppMs 160
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Arrangement: The collection is divided into series and subseries as follows: Series 1, Field Research in Folklore Class Materials, 1986-91; Series 2, Serpent-Handling Materials, 1983-89; and Series 3, Other Materials, 1978-90 and undated.
Extent: 4.0 linear feet
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Scope and Contents: The Thomas G. Burton Collection includes manuscripts, photographic prints and negatives, audio and video tapes. The manuscripts include dub sheets and tape transcripts, one copy of a songbook, documentation related to the Tennessee Traditions in Perspective Colloquium, and one booklet on Tennessee snake-handlers. The photographic prints and negatives focus on serpent-handling church services in West Virginia and Tennessee. The audio and video tapes cover serpent-handling church services in Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana and Tennessee; folk song and storytelling performances; and interviews by East Tennessee State University folklore students of individuals who have knowledge of different folk practices and traditions in East Tennessee.

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