Archives of Appalachia
Found in 654 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of ninety-three almanacs and thirty-four scrapbooks. The almanacs were published from 1849 to 1929, by a variety of companies and organizations involved in farming, health, literature, medicine, religion, etc. The scrapbooks are items clipped from newspapers, magazines, and books glued in old books. The scrapbooks were given numbers and a completion date by Jones.
The Jonesboro Woman's Christian Temperance Union Minute Book consists of a single bound volume that contains the minutes and constitution of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Jonesboro. There are also some clippings concerning temperance issues which were found tucked inside the volume.
The Jonesborough (Tennessee) Board of Mayor and Aldermen Minute Book consists of one bound minute book containing (1) a list of forty-nine previously adopted ordinances and bylaws which were ratified and confirmed by the board elected on April 5, 1906, and (2) minutes of meetings of the board of mayor and aldermen from April 16, 1906 through April 11, 1910. A subject index is recorded at the front of the minute book.
The collection is arranged in five series: Series 1, Personal Papers, 1908-1990s, undated; Series 2, Newspaper Articles and Printed Materials, 1930s-1990, undated; Series 3, Photographs, Negatives, Slides, and Motion Pictures; Series 4, Plaques; and Series 5, Oversized Materials.
The diary is a photocopy of a small notebook containing sporadic entries beginning in December 1927 with the notation "We moved in our new house Nov 21st." Topics include singing, deaths, the completion of the high school building, travel, church, and weather. The final entry is about the death and burial of his father-in-law, David Grant Cable, in May 1946.
Records are arranged alphabetically by subject.
The bulk of the Alta Elizabeth Pardue Keirn Papers consists of photographs from the early twentieth century, including numerous photographs taken at and near East Tennessee State Normal School where Keirn was a student from 1911-1914. The photographs mainly depict other students and school activities, such as sports and theater. There are also several documents, including a brief biographical sketch of Keirn by an unknown author.
The collection is organized into two series: Series 1, 5" x 7" negatives and prints; and Series 2, 4" x 5" negatives and prints. The negatives have been placed before the prints. Nitrate negatives have been placed in Box 3, and damaged cellulose diacetate negatives in Box 4.
Series 1, ET&WNC Transportation Company Records, 1866-1996. Series 1 is divided into three sub-series: Sub-series 1, Board of Directors Meetings, 1963-1977; Sub-series 2, Reference Files, 1866-1996; Sub-series 3, Red Ball Acquisition Records, 1976-1983.
Series 2, Kenneth E. Wilhoit, Personal Papers, 1930-2003. Series 2 is divided into two sub-series: Sub-series 1, Personal Papers; Sub-series 2, Printed Materials.
Series 3, Photographs.
The collection consists of images scanned from photographs that belonged to former East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad conductor Cy Crumley. There are also printouts from the website "The Cy Crumley Scrapbook” created by Ken Riddle. The images were also used in the book Cy Crumley's Tweetsie: Ninety Years on the Narrow Gauge, compiled by Kenneth Riddle.
The Kenny Fannon Photograph Collection consists of copy prints of photographs of the trains and scenery along the Interstate Railroad and Southern Railway in Southwest Virginia as well as images of people, especially school groups. Thirty of the images were originally photographed with a panoramic camera. According to Fannon, the panoramas were made by a photographer surnamed Jenkins who was active circa 1920 to 1940. The other images appear to be from various sources.
The collection consists of the movie 'The Kidnapper's Foil,' a film produced by itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker. It was filmed in Elizabethton, Tennessee with a cast of local residents. The film was shown in local movie houses. Run time 12:11.
All or part of the materials described here are unprocessed. Please contact us for information about these materials.