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Hicks, Buna Vesta Presnell, 1888-1984


Biographical Note

Buna Vesta Presnell Hicks was born in Watauga County, North Carolina on November 11, 1888. She was the daughter of Andrew James and Sarah Jane Eggers Presnell. She was married to Roby Monroe Hicks; together they had nine children. Hicks died in North Carolina on April 21, 1984.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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...
Dates: 1973 - 1974

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. ...
Dates: 1899 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1971

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African Americans 1
Agriculture--Appalachian Region 1
Animals--Folklore 1
Appalachian Region -- Economic conditions 1
Appalachian Region -- Social conditions 1