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Appalachia Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3723

This collection consists of one book containing photographs of intimate studies of the mountain people of Western Carolina and their handicrafts. Images include: homes, farm buildings, farming activities and industries, and craft production. Inscribed: To Dr. Arthur E. Morgan, Chairman, Tennessee Valley Authority

Dates

  • undated

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of one book containing photographs of intimate studies of the mountain people of Western Carolina and their handicrafts. Images include those of homes, farm buildings, farming activities and industries, and craft production. Inscribed: To Dr. Arthur E. Morgan, Chairman, Tennessee Valley Authority

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1914, William H. Barnhill moved to Western North Carolina from Philadelphia to take photographs of mountain people. After a stint as a solder in World War I, he came back to Asheville where he lived until 1922 when he relocated to Cleveland. Many of Barnhill’s photographs were taken in the vicinity of Mt. Mitchell, northeast of Asheville, and in the Beech Mountain area of Madison County, North Carolina.

Acquisition Note

Transferred from rare books to manuscript collection in 2014.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480