Anthony P. Cavender Folk Medicine Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists primarily of oral interviews and research papers relating to folk medicine. This material was collected by ETSU students of Anthony P. Cavender for his Appalachian Folk Medicine course. The interviews on food as medicine were done by students enrolled in his Nutritional Anthropology course. The other items in the collection (home remedy lists, booklets, brochures, etc.) were either collected by Cavender or given to him by individuals who knew of his long-standing interest in folk medicine.
Conditions Governing Access
Digital access copies to available audiovisual material are available for onsite use.
3.50 linear feet
Language of Materials
Anthony Cavender assigned each informant a number beginning with "CFMC" (Cavender Folk Medicine Collection).This collection is listed in numerical order. Informants may have an audio or video recording and a paper file or a paper file only. If an audio or video recording is available for use, this is indicated in the description of the item. The box numbers refer to the paper files.
Method of Acquisition
Anthony P. Cavender donated the collection to the Archives of Appalachia.
Georgia Greer completed processing this collection in 2011.
- Audiotapes Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Folk medicine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Medicine, Rural--Appalachian Region Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Medicine--Folklore Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Videotapes Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Language of description
- Script of description