The Appalachian Farm Photographs featured work by six local photographers: Jack Schrader, Bill Blanton, John Anderson, Earl Carter, Kenneth Murray, and Craigie Hemenway. The project was commissioned by East Tennessee State University and funded by a Tennessee Committee for the Humanities grant. The photographs were displayed in conjunction with “The American Farm: A Photographic History” exhibit in 1979.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by photographer's last name. An exception to this is folder 7, which contains negatives and corresponding contact sheets.
Method of Acquisition
The Appalachian Farm Photographs were transferred to the Archives of Appalachia by Michael Smith, art department, East Tennessee State University. Smith transferred the photos in his capacity as a member of the Tennessee Committee for the Humanities (TCH). The prints, part of the American Farm Project funded by the TCH, were exhibited at ETSU in April 1979.
Marie Tedesco completed processing, and the collection was open for research in 1991.