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Ron D. Vance and Barbara H. Wickersham Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0621

Scope and Contents

The Ron D. Vance and Barbara H. Wickersham Collection contains oral history tapes, transcripts, and subject files relating to the “History of the Highlands According to the People Who Lived It,” an oral history project funded by the University of Tennessee. The collection also includes photographs of interviewees as well as a Fox and Geese game board with marbles. The collection documents the history and culture of the Highlands of Roan in East Tennessee and western North Carolina.


  • Creation: 1889-2001


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be duplicated for educational and research use.


5.50 linear feet (5 boxes of papers and transcriptions, 87 audiotapes, 23 photographic prints)

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The collection is arranged into four series as follows, Series 1, Subject Files, 1889-2001 and undated; Series 2, Transcription Files, 1981- 1987 and undated; Series 3, Audiotape Recordings, 1971-1987 and undated; and Series 4, Prints, 1969-late 1970’s and undated.

Method of Acquisition

The Ron D. Vance and Barbara H. Wickersham Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Ron D. Vance, Roan Mountain, Tennessee, on August 30, 2002.

Accruals and Additions

David Stewart donated three audiocassettes, a transcript and a photograph in February 2013. These materials were given to him by Ron Vance circa 1996 to help him with an ETSU history class project.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Brianne Johnson and opened for research in March 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