Archives of Appalachia and University Archives
Scope and Contents
The Archives of Appalachia and University Archives Records contain incoming and outgoing correspondence between the director and other repositories, professional organizations and campus administrators, consultants' reports, grant applications and related materials, bibliographies and reference material on archival topics, and publicity materials including the brochure and newsletters. The files reflect the creation and development of the archives, its day-to-day operation, and the interaction of staff members with other repositories, professional organizations and community groups. Of special importance in the records are such topics as the Tennessee Committee for the Humanities (TCH) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants for the development of the outreach programs with supporting materials, and the National Historical Publication and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant to compile a directory of archives in the southern Appalachian Region.
The records span from 1977 to 1986. However, the bulk of the materials relates to the first director's activities and spans from 1978 to 1981. These files are the inactive administrative records of the archive; therefore, other materials may be retired periodically from the active files and added to this group.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
12.00 linear feet (8 boxes, 32 audio tapes, 2 video tapes)
1.00 linear feet
Language of Materials
All or part of the materials described here are unprocessed. Please contact us for information about these materials.
The processed records are divided into two Subgroups. Subgroup 1, General Office Files, which includes three series: Series 1, Director's Correspondence; Series 2, Administrative Files; and Series 3, Newsletters. Subgroup 2, Grant Records, includes four series: Series 1, Miscellaneous Grant Files; Series 2, Outreach Grant Files; Series 3, Appalachian Consortium Archives Directory Grant Files; and Series 4, Tennessee Mountain Heritage Grant Files.
Method of Acquisition
On November 26, 1984, the Archives of Appalachia and University Archives retired its inactive administrative files and placed them in the University Archives. In July, 1986, the outreach grant records and Appalachian Consortium directory of archives in Appalachia grant files were added to the record group. The records were opened for research in June 1987.
Accruals and Additions
4 linear feet of past director's files were added on June 30, 2011 (Acq 2011-043).
Audio and video tapes were removed and placed in special storage.
TAPE INVENTORY 1. Public service announcement - January exhibit: Audio reel-to-reel. 2. Public service announcement - Generic, Audio reel-to-reel. 3. Harvesting the Hardwoods (Munsey Methodist-Ron Dawson): Video cassette- VHS. 4. Country Music in the Tri-Cities: Music Tracks, Audio reel-to-reel. 5. Country Music in the Tri-Cities: Dubs, Audio reel-to-reel. 6. Holston Country Houses: Master, Audio reel-to-reel. 7. Embreeville: Master Edit, Audio reel-to-reel. 8. Long Steel Rail, Southern Mountain Railroads: Master, Audio reel-to-reel. 9. Long Steel Rail, Southern Mountain Railroads: Master, Audio reel-to-reel. 10. Long Steel Rail, Southern Mountain Railroads: Master, Audio reel-to-reel. 11. Archives Introduction: Audio reel-to-reel. 12. Harvesting the Hardwoods: Video cassette-Umatic. 13. Come All You Coal Miners: Video cassette-Umatic. 14. Embreeville: Video cassette-Umatic. 15. Long Steel Rail, Southern Mountain Railroads: Video cassette-Umatic. 16. Johnson City Album-Music Track: Audio reel-to-reel. 17. Johnson City Album-Master Edit: Audio reel-to-reel. 18. Johnson City Album-Voice Track: Audio reel-to-reel. 19. Johnson City Album-Interviews-Unedited: Audio reel-to-reel. 20. Experimental Rough Takes for Quilting Program-Laurel Horton: Audio reel- to-reel. 21. Pat Alderman, The Making of a Local Historian: Audio reel-to-reel. 22. Harvesting the Hardwoods: Master, Audio reel-to-reel. 23. Holston Country Houses: Master, Audio cassette. 24. Long Steel Rail: Master, Audio cassette. 25. Long Steel Rail: Master, Audio cassette. 26. Embreeville: Visual Sync only, Audio cassette. 27. Shapenote Singing: New Harp of Columbia and Tuchaleechee, Audio cassette. 28. Shapenote Singing: Tuchaleechee (continued) and Epworth Center, Knoxville, Audio Cassette. 29. Shapenote Singing: Epworth Center (continued), Audio cassette. 30. Tennessee's Mountain Heritage: Down in Johnson City, Audio cassette. 31. Tennessee's Mountain Heritage: Down in Johnson City, Audio cassette. 32. Tennessee's Mountain Heritage: Living on the Tennessee Line, Audio cassette. 33. Tennessee's Mountain Heritage: Living on the Tennessee Line and Rolling Down the Track, Audio cassette. 34. Tennessee's Mountain Heritage: Narrator, Working Take, Audio reel-to- reel.
Norma Thomas and K. McCurry completed processing the collection in 1987.
- Archival surveys -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Corporation records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- East Tennessee State University. Center for Appalachian Studies and Services
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Publications (document genre) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- State University. University Archives Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Norma Thomas and K. McCurry
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