Appalachian Farm Photographs
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.
- Anderson, John S. (Person)
- Blanton, Bill (Person)
- Carter, Earl, 1946- (Person)
- Hemenway, Craigie Huston, 1944- (Person)
- Murray, Kenneth, 1943- (Person)
- Schrader, Jack, 1935-1993 (Person)
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.
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.
- Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Negatives (photographic) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Slaughtering and slaughter-houses Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tobacco -- Harvesting Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tobacco curing Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tobacco farmers Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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