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Cumberland Mountain Media Project, 1972-1973 | Archives of Appalachia

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ID: 500/AppMs 731
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Arrangement: The interviews are arranged alphabetically by interviewee name or subject.
Extent: 3.0 linear feet
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Scope and Contents: The Cumberland Mountain Media Project Collection consists of fifty-one ½ inch video tape recordings of interviews of East Tennesseans who lived and worked in the Appalachian coal fields, as well as scenes of the communities. Also included in the collection are interview questions; interviewer training materials; a National Endowment for the Humanities Youthgrant application; a project description and one photograph of a strip mine.
Topics include living in coal camps during the early years, community services including the health clinic, scenes of abandoned coal plants and coal mines, stories about “the old way of life”, descriptions of coal mining methods used in early years of mining in Appalachia, problems facing the residents, homegrown projects developed to stimulate economic growth and scenes of daily life in the region.


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