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Appalachian Farm Photographs

 Collection — other: Box 1
Identifier: AppMs-0054

Scope and Contents

The Appalachian Farm Photographs featured work by six local photographers: Jack Schrader, Bill Blanton, John Anderson, Earl Carter, Kenneth Murray, and Craigie Hemenway. The project was funded by a Tennessee Committee for the Humanities grant. The photographs were displayed in conjunction with “The American Farm: A Photographic History” exhibit in 1979.

Images included in this collection document the original photographs displayed in the "Appalachian Farm" section of a larger exhibit. The subject matter covers various people and aspects of their lives in rural Appalachia. The hanging originals were photographed. The resulting negatives were then used to make the 3.5 by 2 inch prints which comprise this collection.


  • 1979


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Photographs may be duplicated and displayed for educational and research use only. Permission to duplicate, publish, or display for commercial purposes must be secured from the photographers or their estates. The archives does not have contact information for the photographers.


0.20 linear feet (62 black and white, 3.5" x 2" prints; 62 35 mm, black and white negatives, 2 black and white contact sheets)

Language of Materials



Folders are arranged alphabetically by photographer's last name. An exception to this is folder 7, which contains negatives and corresponding contact sheets.

Method of Acquisition

The Appalachian Farm Photographs were transferred to the Archives of Appalachia by Michael Smith, art department, East Tennessee State University. Smith transferred the photos in his capacity as a member of the Tennessee Committee for the Humanities (TCH). The prints, part of the American Farm Project funded by the TCH, were exhibited at ETSU in April 1979.

Processing Information

Marie Tedesco completed processing, and the collection was open for research in 1991. The collection and finding aid were revised by Selena Harmon in June 2014.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA