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Snake cults (Holiness churches)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Broadside Television (T.V.) Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-028
Scope and Contents The Broadside Television Collection includes both manuscripts and tapes. The manuscript documentation includes legal, financial, personnel, publicity and programming records, as well as correspondence and grant proposals. The tapes cover the myriad of topics included among Broadside's programs. Among these topics are local and regional history, environment, aging, medical care, Appalachian folklore, and country music.An addition incorporated into the existing collection includes 36...
Dates: 1970 - 1978

Thomas Burton and Jack Schrader Films

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-441
Scope and Contents The Thomas Burton and Jack Schrader films resulted from a partnership that began in the 1970s, when Burton began working with Schrader to produce They Shall Take Up Serpents, a documentary film on serpent handling in religious services. They continued their alliance and produced six additional documentaries. In addition to They Shall Take Up Serpents, Burton and Schrader also explore regional music in Buna and...
Dates: 1973 - 1974

Thomas G. Burton and Thomas F. Headley Tapes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-227
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of the materials generated during the production of Thomas Burton’s and Thomas Headley’s three documentaries: Carson Springs: A Decade Later (1983), Following the Signs: A Way of Conflict (1987), and Traditional Springs: Violence in the South (1985). The collection documents the religious practices of two Pentecostal-Holiness churches in Cocke County, Tennessee: the Holiness Church of God in Jesus Name in Carson Springs and the Jesus Christ Apostolic Church...
Dates: 1973, 1983-1987 and undated

J. B. Collins Photographs

 Collection — Other 1 folder in Box 3
Identifier: AppMs-446
Scope and Contents The J. B. Collins Photographs collection consists of 79 black and white photographic images (4" x 5") on 20 contact sheets depicting serpent-handling church services at the Dolley Pond Church of God with Signs Following at Birchwood, Tennessee, and the Faith Tabernacle at LaFollette, Tennessee, c. 1945. Included are scenes of members being arrested at the Dolley Pond church and scenes at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Dates: circa 1945

Mike DuBose Photographs

 Collection — Other In Box 3
Identifier: AppMs-429
Scope and Contents The Mike DuBose Photographs collection consists of 21 black and white prints of serpent-handling practices in religious services in the Appalachian region taken by DuBose between 1984 and 1985. Church locations include Baxter, Kentucky, Canton, North Carolina, Carson Springs, Tennessee, and Jolo, West Virginia.
Dates: 1984-1985

Charles Gunter Oral History Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-69
Scope and Contents The collection consists of recordings of interviews conducted by Gunter's students in connection with his courses on social geography. The interview subjects are primarily from East Tennessee and often discuss topics of regional interest such as music, farm life, coal mining, and foodways. The collection also includes dub sheets for the first eight tapes, partial transcripts of tapes 2, 5 and 6, and summaries of interviews.
Dates: 1974-1996

Thomas G. Burton Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-160
Arrangement The collection is divided into series and subseries as follows: Series 1, Field Research in Folklore Class Materials, 1986-91; Series 2, Serpent-Handling Materials, 1983-89; and Series 3, Other Materials, 1978-90 and undated.
Dates: 1967-1991