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Language and Medicine in the Appalachian South Interviews

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 543
This collection consists of recorded interviews, interview transcripts, interview summaries, and interview description sheets for the Language and Medicine in the Appalachian South project conducted by East Tennessee State University professor Anthony Cavender in 1989. Interviews were conducted by ETSU students and ETSU faculty and staff, including Center for Appalachian Studies and Services staff. The data from this survey were compiled in the 1990 publication "A Folk Medical Lexicon of South Central Appalachia."


  • 1989-1989


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is restricted to use by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the ETSU Institutional Review Board.


6.45 linear feet

3.95 cubic feet in 5 cassette boxes and 6 legal-size document boxes other_unmapped

0.00 unknown

3.45 linear feet

3.00 linear feet


Interviews are arranged by cassette number. A complete list can be made available to qualified individuals as described in the restrictions.

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Anthony Cavender in June 1999, accession number 1999-047.

Related Publications

Cavender, Anthony, ed. A Folk Medical Lexicon of South Central Appalachia. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Humanities Council, 1990.

Cavender, Anthony. Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
Related Materials Hiltons Folk Medicine Survey Collection, AppMs 544

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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