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East Tennessee State University. Appalachian-Scottish and Irish Studies Department


The idea for a studies program examining the cultural and historical connections of Appalachia with Scotland (and later with Ireland) developed in the early 1980s when Barbara McDermitt, then a doctoral student at the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, began studying this connection in the area of storytelling. McDermitt worked with Dr. Thomas G. Burton, Department of English, ETSU, and subsequently invited him to Edinburgh to share his knowledge of folklore with faculty and students at the School of Scottish Studies. There Burton and McDermitt, together with the Edinburgh faculty, discussed the possibility of establishing an Appalachian-Scottish studies program.

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Appalachian-Scottish and Irish Studies Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-326
Arrangement The collection is divided into five series as follows: Series 1, Course Materials, 1976-97 and undated; Series 2, Student Papers/Projects, 1988-95 and undated; Series 3, Photographs, 1988-97 and undated; Series 4, Audio Recordings, 1957-97 and undated; and Series 5, Video Recordings, 1987-94 and undated. Collection materials are arranged chronologically within series. Undated materials are filed first, followed by dated material. The sequence of box numbers begins over with each series.