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Dante History Project Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0538

Scope and Contents

The Dante History Project Records collection consists of materials gathered as part of a community-based research effort in 1997-1998 to document the history of Dante, Va. Among the material types contained in the collection are oral history interview recordings, typed transcripts, and negative photographic images. Subjects covered in the collection include railroad and coal mining development and operations, education, farming, health issues, segregation, religious activities, and various other social, cultural, and economic issues related to the development and history of Dante between the late 19th century and the late 20th century.


  • 1890-1998


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research. See individual series and item listings for links to digital content.

Conditions Governing Use

The oral histories may be duplicated and displayed for educational and research use.


1.00 linear feet (consisting of 2 boxes, 74 audio cassette recordings, 975 35mm black and white negatives)

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The collection is arranged in three series, as follows: Series 1, Transcripts, 1997-1998; Series, 2, Recordings, 1997-1998; and Series 3, Negatives, c. 1890-1980 and undated.

Method of Acquisition

Kathy Shearer, Project Coordinator for the Dante History Project, donated the Dante History Project Records to the Archives of Appalachia on April 21, 1999. On July 30, 1999 she donated copy negatives of photographs collected during the project.

Processing Information

Annie Webb, Glen Yelton, and Norma Myers processed the collection and the records were opened for research in February 2002.

Annie Webb, Glen Yelton, and Norma Myers
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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