Archives of Appalachia
Found in 670 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of a form soliciting names of whiskey drinkers for M. I. Hessberg Son & Co., Inc. of Bristol, Virginia; a pledge card for War Savings Stamps; and the Platform of the Republican Party of North Carolina, Adopted in State Convention at Charlotte, August 26, 1908.
The Robert F. Hull, Jr. Collection reflects Professor Hull's interest in the folk music of the Southern Appalachian region. The collection consists of songbooks of various country musicians, a single copy of a music periodical, a publication illustrating various musicians who appeared on the Grand Ole Opry (radio program), and two copies of an interview with Doc Watson, the Grammy Award-winning musician.
The records of the Human Economic Appalachian Development Corporation reflect its organization and activities for 1974-1980. It includes organizational papers, survey, annual reports, publications, and newsclippings.
This Stephen Craig Hurd Map Collection consists of framed and unframed maps, primarily of Tennessee and bordering states. In addition to the paper maps, there is a set of drinking glasses printed with a map of Tennessee. Most of the maps were originally found in atlases, but the collection also includes pictorial maps and road maps. Stephen Hurd framed and matted the maps.
The Hurricane Grange, No. 523 Minute Book consists of one handwritten minute book of the Patrons of Husbandry, Hurricane Grange, No. 523 and a typed transcript of the same. There are also three handwritten pages of notes about individual Grange members, mostly to do with property ownership. The minute book contains membership information and details of meetings.
The papers of the Hyatt-Cretsinger family consist of financial papers, correspondence, Christmas and greeting cards, land boundaries, income tax returns, and family photographs. This material documents activities of the families primarily in the mid to late 20th century.
The films in the collection were taken by Hyder's father, Sam Jack Hyder who began taking 16 mm home movies after he purchased a movie camera in 1937. The films focus on family members and life, and on life at Milligan College. The collection is shelved in the audio-visual storage area.
The collection contains documents produced by the international office of the woodworkers union, and by Magnavox, but it consists primarily of Local 5-313 records. Included are contracts between the local and company; negotiation session notes taken by local members; membership and financial records; grievance reports; photographs; international publications; court transcripts; and news clippings, mainly on the 1967 strike.
The Jack Tottle Bluegrass and Old Time Music Collection consists of one series of audio tapes. The tapes are arranged according to the original list given to the archives by Jack Tottle. The tapes are numbered consecutively. The master tapes are reel-to-reel audio; cassette user copies have been dubbed from the masters. Each tape (with a few exceptions) contains a detailed list of that tape's contents.
The Jack Underwood Photograph Collection consists of copy negatives, a contact sheet, and photocopies of 16 black and white photographs documenting operations of the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway and other Appalachian railroads, c. 1900-20, including scenes of engines, bridges, workers, derailments, etc.
The Goforth Collection includes copy negatives with corresponding prints, engineering drawings, and maps relating to the develoment of railroads in Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. The prints and negatives depict places along the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway. These were taken in the months from August through October 1909. The engineering drawings include specifications for bridges, tunnels, stations, pump houses, dwellings, trestles and loading platforms.
The Jefferson Burleson Papers consist of a photocopy of Jefferson Burleson’s Civil War notebook. The notebook documents Burleson’s military service in the 8th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment of the Union Army up to the time of his discharge on September 7, 1865.
All or part of the materials described here are unprocessed. Please contact us for information about these materials.
This collection includes personal correspondence, diaries, poems, essays and private writings, education, employment, and military records, household ersonal business records, genealogy material, photographs & negatives, and newspaper clippings. The collection documents the Jennings' activities primarily between 1917 and 1967.
Almost all of the materials in the collection relate directly or indirectly to the 1979 strikes. But there are two distinct type of materials: legal document relating to the FCMS arbitration hearings in 1979-80 and ballots from Local 402 elections, 1981-82.
The Jess Vernon Patton Haworth Papers consist of three ledgers, which record music lessons given by Jess Vernon Patton Haworth. The ledger includes names of students, dates attended, and fees charged. One ledger is dated 1928-29, one 1940, and one undated.