This collection consists primarily of oral interviews and research papers relating to folk medicine. This material was collected by ETSU students of Anthony P. Cavender for his Appalachian Folk Medicine course. The interviews on food as medicine were done by students enrolled in his Nutritional Anthropology course. The other items in the collection (home remedy lists, booklets, brochures, etc.) were either collected by Cavender or given to him by individuals who knew of his long-standing interest in folk medicine.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research. Most informants are identified and have signed permission forms allowing research use. Cavender has retained informant files for interviewees who chose to remain anonymous. Anonymous source materials may be used for research purposes.
This collection consists of 3 series: (1) Folk medicine files, (2) Folk medicine audiotapes, and (3) Folk medicine videotapes. These files are arranged by the CFMC numbers assigned by Cavender. CFMC stands for Cavender Folk Medicine Collection.
This collection consists of 3 series: Folk medicine files, Folk medicine audiotapes, and Folk medicine videotapes. Anthony Cavender assigned numbers beginning with "CFMC" (Cavender Folk Medicine Collection) to most materials and they are listed using this numbering system.
Method of Acquisition
Anthony P. Cavender donated the collection to the Archives of Appalachia.
Accruals and Additions
Additions are made to this collection on an on-going basis.
Georgia Greer completed processing this collection in 2011.