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Ambrose Manning Papers

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-2
Identifier: AppMs-0131

Scope and Contents

The materials in the Ambrose N. Manning Collection date from 1955 to 1979. The papers resulted from Manning's interest in Appalachian literature and folklore and his participation in Appalachian organizations and events. A significant portion of the materials were obtained by Manning through his participation as a member of the first board of directors and as chairman of the board of the Appalachian Consortium.

The collection contains correspondence, newsclippings, event programs, meeting agenda and minutes, reports, budgets, project proposals, and research articles. The papers document the early years of the Appalachian Consortium including committee responsibilities, special funding sources, the Consortium Laurel Leaves Award, and board of director's membership. Other events covered in the collection are the East Tennessee State University folk fetival and the Appalachian Girl Scout Council Mountain Magic program. Also included are research articles on Appalachian literature and materials from Manning's folklore collection project at East Tennessee State University.


  • 1955-1979


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


1.00 linear feet

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The papers are divided into two series: Series 1, Appalachian Consortium Files, 1970-1979 and Series 2, General Subject Files, 1955-1979.

Method of Acquisition

The Ambrose Manning Papers were donated to the Archives of Appalachia on September 30, 1982 by Ambrose Manning. The papers were opened for research in April 1988.

Accruals and Additions

On August 10, 1993, Ambrose Manning donated additional papers which are described in Series 2. The addition was processed and opened for reseach in December 1996.

Processing Information

The Archives of Appalachia staff completed processing the collection in 1996.

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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