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Burton, Thomas G.



  • Existence: 1935


Thomas Glen Burton was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 7, 1935. He attended public schools in Florida and North Carolina. Burton received his B.A. Degree in 1956 from David Lipscomb College, Nashville, Tennessee, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature from Vanderbilt University, also located in Nashville, in 1958 and 1966 respectively. He joined the East Tennessee State University English Department faculty in 1958. From 1988 until his retirement in 1996, Dr. Burton directed the Appalachian-Scottish Studies Program at ETSU.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Burton accrual

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1990-043b
Dates: 1989-12-04

Burton accrual

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1994-028
Dates: 1984, undated

Thomas Burton and Jack Schrader Films

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0441
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-0025
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

Thomas G. Burton and Thomas F. Headley Tapes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0227
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of the materials generated during the production of Thomas Burton’s and Thomas Headley’s three documentaries: Carson Springs: A Decade Later (1983), Following the Signs: A Way of Conflict (1987), and Traditional Springs: Violence in the South (1985). The collection documents the religious practices of two Pentecostal-Holiness churches in Cocke County, Tennessee: the Holiness Church of God in Jesus Name in Carson Springs and the Jesus Christ Apostolic...
Dates: 1973, 1983-1987 and undated

Thomas G. Burton Collection

Identifier: AppMs-0160
Scope and Contents The Thomas G. Burton Collection includes manuscripts, photographic prints and negatives, audio and video tapes. The manuscripts include dub sheets and tape transcripts, one copy of a songbook, documentation related to the Tennessee Traditions in Perspective Colloquium, and one booklet on Tennessee snake-handlers. The photographic prints and negatives focus on serpent-handling church services in West Virginia and Tennessee. The audio and video tapes cover serpent-handling church services in...
Dates: 1983 - 2001

Delmer Herington songbook

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1990-030b
Dates: circa 1988

Roan Mountain Project Collection

Identifier: AppMs-0435
Scope and Contents The Roan Mountain Project was part of the Upper Cumberland Folklore, Folklife, and Oral History Archives Project sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Conservation. Homer Kemp of Tennessee Technological University’s Upper Cumberland Studies Program, headed the Upper Cumberland project for the department of conservation. During 1992, the project evaluated various types of documentation available on the folklore and folklife of Roan Mountain. Among the types of documentation included in the...
Dates: 1991-1992

Thomas G. Burton accrual

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2021-035
Dates: 1985 - 2020

WSJK-TV Programs

Identifier: AppMs-0089
Scope and Contents

The WSJK-TV Collection consists of fifteen (15) videotapes of television programs that focus on the history and culture of East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and western North Carolina. Most were produced for Outlook which, acccording to the introduction to the panel with Jesse Stuart, was a "special program designed to bring you happenings in and around East Tennessee."

Dates: 1971-1980, undated

Additional filters:

Collection 6
Unprocessed Material 4
Ballads 3
Holiness churches 3
Snake cults (Holiness churches) 3
Storytelling 3
Distilling, Illicit--Appalachian Region, Southern 2