The Michael Montgomery Collection consists of sound tape reels and transcripts of interviews conducted by Michael Montgomery in 1977 and 1978. The interviews were recorded in White Pine, Jefferson County, Tennessee. White Pine, located east of Knoxville, was a community of approximately 200 people when the interviews were taped. The interviewees vary in age, gender, education, and occupation. They include teachers, farmers, retirees, and students. While a number of local topics are discussed, Montgomery’s interests are speech inflection, patterns, and usage.