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WCYB-TV 5 Collection

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-2
Identifier: AppMs-0455

Scope and Contents

The WCYB-TV 5 Collection consists of videotapes on topics relating to the history and culture of the Southern Appalachian region. The recordings resulted from the WCYB-TV series,"Project Family," which aired early to mid 1990s. According to Wallace, the purpose of the series was to focus on faith, education, and the region, including important people of the southern Appalachian Region. The recordings feature important regional musicians such as Doc Watson, Benny Sims, the Wallin Brothers, and Ralph Stanley; storytellers; and discussions of regional scholars on various topics.


  • 1967-1997


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Tapes may not be duplicated or used for commercial purposes without the permission of WCYB-TV 5, Bristol, Virginia.


27 VHS videocassette

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The collection is divided into two series as follows: Series 1, Appalachian Interviews, 1967-97 and undated, and Series 2, Other Tapes, 1994 and undated.

Method of Acquisition

The WCYB-TV 5 Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia on four separate occasions from 1994-1998 by Greg Wallace, an agent of WCYB Television.

Processing Information

Marie Tedesco and Karen Newton completed processing the collection in November 1998.

Marie Tedesco and Karen Newton
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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