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Burton, Thomas G.



  • Existence: 1935

Thomas Glen Burton was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 7, 1935. He attended public schools in Florida and North Carolina. Burton received his B.A. Degree in 1956 from David Lipscomb College, Nashville, Tennessee, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature from Vanderbilt University, also located in Nashville, in 1958 and 1966 respectively. He joined the East Tennessee State University English Department faculty in 1958. From 1988 until his retirement in 1996, Dr. Burton directed the Appalachian-Scottish Studies Program at ETSU.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Roan Mountain Project Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-435
Arrangement The collection contains two series: Series 1, Project Requirements and Reports, 1992, and Series 2, American Folklore Class Materials, 1991-92.

Thomas Burton and Jack Schrader Films

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-441
Scope and Contents The Thomas Burton and Jack Schrader films resulted from a partnership that began in the 1970s, when Burton began working with Schrader to produce They Shall Take Up Serpents, a documentary film on serpent handling in religious services. They continued their alliance and produced six additional documentaries. In addition to They Shall Take Up Serpents, Burton and Schrader also explore regional music in Buna and...

Thomas G. Burton-Ambrose N. Manning Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-25
Scope and Contents The collection resulted from Dr. Burton’s and Mr. Manning’s interests in Appalachian folklore and related teaching, research, and service activities. A central component of the collection consists of reel-to-reel audio recordings, dub sheets, transcripts, and indices created as part of the professors' efforts to gather ballads, instrumental music, stories, superstitions and beliefs, folk remedies, and accounts of everyday life from individuals in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee. ...

Thomas G. Burton Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-160
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.