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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Collection (unprocessed)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-0590

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials from MALS Special Projects and MALS research class. Materials include interviews, photographs, and research materials dealing with Appalachian subjects and people.

Includes Special Projects by: Barbara King, Darcy Powers Martin, Neil Palmer, Monica Lewis-Patrick, Jeanie Smith ("Logging in the Great Smoky Mountains: Cultural Sustainability in Appalachia"), Walter Keith Cox ("Death, Dying, and Burial Rituals of Appalachia and the British Isles" and "William Joseph Williams"), Dusty Hibbs ("The Immigrant Experience: Russians in the Coal Camp" includes CD), Ben Byers Jr. ("Study Population of Senior Adults in Art: An Intergenerational Teaching Approach"), Asleigh Miller ("The Burning Man Experience"), Timothy L. Vasser ("Grassroots Organizations: Their Work, Their Records, and Their Privacy), Adrienne C. Marrah ("The Power of a Website: Archival Access, Outreach, Promotion, Education, and Service in the Digital Age"), Linda Adams (research materials, photographs, memorabilia, and project paper concerning Patsy Cline), Pamela Courtney ("Log houses on our landscape: recognizing the urgency to preserve and restore log homes in upper East Tennessee"), Nathan Buhr, Nicholas Fann, Larry Fischer, Michelle Fitch, David Hartsell, Sherry Kaye, Veronica Limeberry, Krystal Luketic, Anthony Norton, Daya Patton, Tara Swanson, and Jared Story.

Also includes thesis projects by Cesar Gracia (The Prevalence and Effectiveness of Domestic Violence Shelters in Upper East Tennessee); Jessica McCroskey (Active Archives: Public Outreach and the Importance of Community); Joseph John Penza (Contextualizing Access and Making Context Accessible: A Researcher-Based Approach to Interdisciplinarily Archiving the John A. Jones Almanacs); Ashley Cate (Segregation in the Archive: How Archivists Handle Controversial Materials); Ajay Kalra (An Analytical Overview of Country Rock Music and Examination of Some Unexplored Chapters in Its History); A. Trae McMaken (Michigan Fiddlers: Who They Were and Why You Haven't Heard of Them); Carol Robin Pendleton (Patrick County, Virginia Music Traditions).


  • 2001-2012


4.00 linear feet

Language of Materials



All or part of the materials described here are unprocessed. Please contact us for information about these materials.

Technical Access Requirements

Interviews are recorded on a variety of media including audiocassettes, microcassettes, compact discs and USB flash drives.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Marie Tedesco, Ted Olson, Dusty M. Hibbs, Ben Byers, Jr., Asleigh Miller, Linda Adams, Pamela Courtney, Cesar Gracia, Jessica McCroskey, Carol Robin Pendleton, Joseph John Penza and Ashley Cate.

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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