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Hiltons Folk Medicine Survey Collection

Identifier: AppMs-0544

Scope and Contents

The Hiltons Folk Medicine Survey Collection dates from May 29, 1992 to August 7, 1992. The collection consists of three parts: demographic information, written survey results, and audio-taped interviews. The surveys were conducted by Cavender and his staff. Cavender’s book Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003) includes original research found in this collection.


  • 1992


Conditions Governing Access

Box 1 is closed to protect the privacy of the informants. The audio-taped interviews have been duplicated for research use.


4.00 linear feet (9 boxes, 87 sound cassettes)

Language of Materials



The collection is divided into two series: Series 1 contains 122 surveys of methods of self-treatment and home remedies and Series 2 contains 87 audio-taped interviews of individuals from Hiltons, Virginia. Each audio tape has been given an FMSR (Folk Medicine Survey Record) number.

Method of Acquisition

Dr. Anthony P. Cavender, professor of anthropology at East Tennessee State University, placed the Hiltons Folk Medicine Survey Collection in the Archives of Appalachia on June 23, 1999, accession number 1999-050.

Processing Information

Chung Cho, Dusty Hibbs, and Kathy Meade completed processing this collection in June 2004.

Chung Cho, Dusty Hibbs, and Kathy Meade
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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