Archives of Appalachia
Found in 670 Collections and/or Records:
The Glenn and Betty Slemp Collection consists of material from the Butler community of Johnson County, Tennessee prior to the 1948 inundation and relocation of the town, the result of the construction of the Watauga Dam. Most of the material is from the Watauga Academy.
The Golden Days Project contains transcripts, interview summaries, and paperwork related to oral history interviews conducted by Dr. Richard Blaustein’s students or by others under the guidance or supervision of Blaustein over a number of years beginning in the late 1970s and continuing into the late 1980s. A variety of topics are discussed in these interviews, including local history, culture, folklore, and customs of the southern Appalachian region.
The Buford J. Goldstein Collection documents the financial and corporate history of American Bemberg Corporation, a rayon manufacturer in Elizabethton, Tennessee. The collection contains a prospectus of the corporation, a payroll ledger, correspondence, financial records, and reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D. C. The documents in the collection are dated 1926 to 1940.
The Mabel and Quinty Gouge interview focuses on the history of the Gouge family in western North Carolina. The interview was conducted by Ernest Burleson, with Ruth Cole. The Gouges discussed the Gouge (Geouge) family of western North Carolina. Quinty Gouge sang an old English ballad, the first line of which is "There Once Was a Woman in London." She also recited poetry.
The collection consists of recordings of interviews conducted by Gunter's students in connection with his courses on social geography. The interview subjects are primarily from East Tennessee and often discuss topics of regional interest such as music, farm life, coal mining, and foodways. The collection also includes dub sheets for the first eight tapes, partial transcripts of tapes 2, 5 and 6, and summaries of interviews.
The H. Phil Carr Family Papers consist of a rental agreement, deed abstract, and an indenture documenting the sale and purchase of Washington County property by the Carr family between 1792 and 1949. The rental agreement, dating April 15, 1900, documents the use of land on Cherokee Creek by J. S. Love and G. W. Greene.
The records are arranged into three series, as follows: Series 1, Office Files, 1925-1981 and undated, Boxes 1-2 and oversized folder 1; Series 2, Ledgers, 1944-1980, oversized Box 3-4; and Series 3, Photographs, undated, Small Photograph Collection Box 7.
The Harrison and Walker Family Land Documents contain trust deeds, warranty deeds, rental contracts, land surveys, a receipt, and water easement deeds documenting the purchase and sale of land between the Harrison and Walker families between 1876 and 1967.
The Harvey Lee Hughett Collection consists of 120 reel-to-reel tape recordings made between 1950 and 1977 of religious meetings at various East Tennessee churches, singing, "homecomings," folk music, and informal interviews with rural people.