Charles Gunter Oral History Collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of recordings of interviews conducted by Gunter's students in connection with his courses on social geography. The interview subjects are primarily from East Tennessee and often discuss topics of regional interest such as music, farm life, coal mining, and foodways. The collection also includes dub sheets for the first eight tapes, partial transcripts of tapes 2, 5 and 6, and summaries of interviews.
- Gunter, Charles, Jr. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
2.75 linear feet (1.65 cubic feet in 1 records carton, 1 legal-size document box and 4 audiocassette boxes)
The recordings are arranged in the order in which they were received.
Method of Acquisition
The Charles Gunter, Jr. Collection was given to the Archives of Appalachia on January 15, 1980 by East Tennessee State University professor Charles Gunter, Jr. Additional recordings were donated by Gunter in May of 1995 and 1996.
Processing was completed by Anne Sims, and the collection was opened for research on January 23, 1980. The Finding Aid was revised in 1991 by Marie Tedesco and in 1996 by Norma Myers.
- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Economic conditions
- Appalachians (People) in literature
- Big Mary (Elephant)
- Blues (Music)
- Boones Creek (Tenn.)
- Boones Creek Male and Female Seminary (Washington County, Tenn.)
- Butler (Tenn.)
- Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway
- Coal mines and mining
- Cosby (Tenn.)
- Distilling, Illicit
- English language -- Dialects -- Appalachian Region, Southern
- Farm life
- Folk dancing
- Folk medicine
- Funeral rites and ceremonies
- Instrumental music
- Ku Klux Klan
- Old-time music
- Public worship
- Snake cults (Holiness churches)
- Unicoi County (Tenn.)
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Water mills
- Language of description