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Anthony P. Cavender Folk Medicine Collection

 Collection — other: Series 1, Box 1-10
Identifier: AppMs-0650

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.


  • 1870-2007

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.

Processing Information

Georgia Greer completed processing this collection in 2011.


Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA