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Mary McCracken Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 609

Scope and Contents

The Mary McCracken Collection contains newspaper clippings, advertisements, notes and references, and a draft of the book Grandpappy Ump. The collection also contains files on Cades Cove as well as an audio tape and video tape. Grandpappy Ump is a fictional work based on the Cades Cove community and the formation of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The formation of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park displaced a number of families and ultimately displaced the Cades Cove community.


  • 1994-2002 and undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


0.50 linear feet (.5 linear foot, 1 audiotape, 1 videotape)

1.00 Boxes

1.00 Video recordings

1.00 Sound recordings


The collection spans from 1994 to 2002 and is divided into two series, as follows, Series 1, Subject Files, 2001 and undated, and Series 2, Audiovisual Materials, 1994 and undated.

Method of Acquisition

The Mary McCracken Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Mary McCracken, Herndon, Virginia, on May 1, 2002.

Separated Materials

The book Grandpappy Ump by Mary McCracken has been removed from the collection and catalogued into Special Collections.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Brianne Johnson and opened for research in January 2007.
Brianne Johnson
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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