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Archives of Appalachia


Administrative History

East Tennessee State University’s Archives of Appalachia was established in 1978. The original core of the collection came from two ETSU Research Advisory Council projects. The first project was initiated in 1958 with the acquisition of the Washington County Court Records. A space in the library was designated for the records and this came to be referred to as the library archives. The second project, the Oral History Archives (1968-1972), arose from the work of professors Thomas Burton and Ambrose Manning. Burton and Manning were also influential in the establishment of the Archives of Appalachia and the Burton-Manning Collection continues to aid researchers in Appalachian folklore and music.

Directors of the Archives

Richard Kesner
Ellen Garrison
Norma Myers Riddle
Amy Collins

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Archives of Appalachia and University Archives

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-237
Overview All or part of the materials described here are unprocessed. Please contact us for information about these materials.
Dates: 1977-1986

Civil War Documents Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 829
Arrangement The materials are arranged in the order of acquisition.
Dates: 1861-1907, undated