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Jesse Larrimore Campbell Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0782

Scope and Contents

The Jesse Larrimore Campbell Papers consist primarily of two compact discs made from a 1985 recording of Campbell recalling his life. Supplementary material includes a family genealogy, photocopies of clippings and photographs, and documents about the family by Campbell's daughter and granddaughter.

Campbell grew up in a mining town in Kentucky and in the recording discusses his playmates and other aspects of life in a coal town. He mentions that his mother was a musician and singer and that his father spent time out West in Indian Territory. There is discussion of food, family names, crops, going to school, , and growing up without electricity or an icebox. In commenting on his schooling, he mentions that he taught school for a couple of weeks when he was in seventh grade and the teacher ran off with one of the students, and that when he moved to Tennessee, the teacher put him in 6th grade because he didn't have any report cards to show that he was supposed to be in the 8th grade.


  • 1940-2008


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


0.05 linear feet (two audio compact discs and one folder)

Language of Materials


Method of Acquisition

Gift of Heather Rhodes Johnson, August 2008, accession number 2008-045.

Processing Information

Processed by Jen Bingham, December 2014.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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