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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3782

This collection contains oral histories about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through interviews of people who lived in the area in the early twentieth century. The interviews discuss the history of the land and resources in the Great Smoky Mountains region with a specific focus on Cades Cove. These interviews were conducted by students from the University of Tennessee in Anthropology and Appalachian Folklore classes with Dr. Benita Howell. The collection consists of a variety of media by which the students turned in their projects. The first series contains files that describe some of the projects while the remaining series contain the hard copies of the actual projects themselves, either in the form of a typed interview transcript, cassette tape, or photographs.

Dates

  • 1980s-2000s

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are 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

2 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains oral histories about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through interviews of people who lived in the area in the early twentieth century. These interviews were conducted by students from the University of Tennessee in Anthropology and Appalachian Folklore classes.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Repository Details

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

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