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Appalachia Photograph Album

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 those of homes, farm buildings, farming activities and industries, and craft production. Inscribed: To Dr. Arthur E. Morgan, Chairman, Tennessee Valley Authority

Dates: undated

Archibald D. Paul Diaries

Identifier: MS-1081

This collection consists of two handwritten diaries belonging to Archibald D. Paul with daily recordings of his activity on his farm between 1834 and 1864.

Dates: 1834-1864

Center for Developmental Change Reports and Articles

Identifier: MS-1564

This collection houses three reports produced by the University of Kentucky's Center for Developmental Change: "Social Change in Eastern Kentucky since 1960" (1973); "Changes in the Structure of Central Appalachian Families and Households, 1958-1976" (1983); and "Revolution in Reproduction: Family Planning in an Appalachian Community" (1985). Also included are two reprinted scholarly articles on similar topics.

Dates: 1973-1985

East Tennessee Automobile Club Letter

Identifier: MS-1906

Collection consists of a single letter written by Mary Coleman of the East Tennessee Automobile Club to Herbert P. Carl regarding the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Dates: 1930 September 12

Eleanor Dickinson Collection

Identifier: MS-2068

The collection includes material related to Eleanor Dickinson's professional career, particularly her research and work surrounding the publication Revival!. Material include reference articles, items used in an exhibition on the work at Tennessee State Museum, and page proofs for the final book. Other material in the collection documents her other research as well as some personal letters and notes.

Dates: 1940-2001; Majority of material found within 1970-1985

Frank Brannon Collection

Identifier: MS-3913

This is a collection of 47 prints and works by artist Frank Brannon. The collection includes pieces in both English and Cherokee. Most of the materials are letterpress printings.

Dates: 2000-2017

Frederick W. Henck Materials

Identifier: MS-3657

This collection of F.W. Henck material includes his journal from 1886, a letter from Mr. Frederick William Henck to his mother from 1880, and a copy of "The Robert Campbell Story 1718-2011," a record of the goings-on of a church in which Mr. Henck was involved.

Dates: 1880 December 2-1888 August 5, 2011

Huskey and Ogle Families Genealogical Booklet

Identifier: MS-1176

This collection consists of a booklet containing information about the Huskey and Ogle families of Tennessee, including a copy of William Ogle's will, a brief history of William and Martha Jane (Huskey) Ogle's arrival in Sevier County, an essay on the early Huskey and Ogle families of Gatlinburg, an essay on the crafts and utensils that Thomas Stephen and Isaac Huskey made, a piece describing some Cherokee legends, and several biographical notices.

Dates: undated

Joseph Marshall Krechniak and Helen Bullard Krechniak Papers

Identifier: MS-2678

This collection contains manuscripts and published short stories of Joseph Marshall Krechniak as well as source materials for his writing, such as travel and military manuals. The collection also includes some materials relating to his wife, Helen Bullard Krechniak. Materials date from the 1930's to 2003. However, the bulk of the collection is from the 1930's and 40's.

Dates: circa 1930-2003 (bulk 1930s-1940s)

Laura Thornburgh Collection

Identifier: MS-0195

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, articles, newsclippings, pamphlets, and books concerning author Laura Thornburgh and her book, The Great Smoky Mountains.

Dates: 1921-1960, undated

Liles Family Dyers Collection

Identifier: MS-4031

This collection is a compilation of approximately 85 historical and contemporary dye-related publications, recipe books, and other print media collected by craftspeople Jim and Dale Liles.

Dates: circa 1757-2005

Mary Frances Davidson Book, Vegetable Dyeing of Wool in the Appalachian Highlands

Identifier: MS-2349

This collection contains a book by Mary Frances Davidson, Vegetable Dying of Wool in the Appalachian Highlands, written in 1943.

Dates: 1943

Norbert F. Riedl Collection

Identifier: MS-0954

The Norbert F. Riedl Collection includes research files on such topics as architecture, clothing and costume, cockfighting, food and cooking, games and recreation, legends, medicines and remedies, music, quilting, snake handling, and customs pertaining to marriage, divorce, death and burial. There is also material about the mysterious Melungeons of Hancock and Hawkins Counties and there is a group of tape recordings which relate to many of the file topics.

Dates: 1965-1975

Pi Beta Phi Settlement School Photographs, Booklets and Other Materials

Identifier: MS-3388
Abstract This collection houses photographs, negatives, booklets, and an obituary documenting the Pi Beta Phi Settlement School of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The photographs and negatives depict landscapes around Gatlinburg, scenes in the Great Smoky Mountains (including Look Rock Tower and Baskins Church), classes and structures at the original Pi Beta Phi School, alumni and reunions, Wiley Oakley, and Lucinda Oakley Ogle. The booklets, published in 2005, celebrate the school's long history. An obituary...
Dates: circa 1912-2005

Pressmen's Home Technical Trade School Information Guide

Identifier: MS-2950

This collection consists of an informational guide to the Technical Trade School, a college of printing, in Pressmen's Home, Tennessee.

Dates: undated

Recipes, Remedies and Court Records

Identifier: MS-2467

This bound volume consists of 80 pages of recipes, including many dessert recipes. The back of the volume contains several pages of notes on court cases, as well as a list of home remedies. The year 1906 appears on one page, but the whole of the volume is not dated.

Dates: undated

Singer Manufacturing Company Orders

Identifier: MS-3940

This collection contains two orders to the Singer Manufacturing Company in New York, New York from July 1867. The first order is a letter sent by George Tobler from Knoxville, Tennessee; Tobler describes his most recent purchase of two sewing machines and is ordering more bobbins and thread. The second order is an itemized list placed through Boston, Massachusetts.

Dates: 1867 July 19-24

Thomas Franklin Joyce Papers

Identifier: MS-1236

This collection consists of the farm records and other agricultural-related items of Thomas Franklin Joyce who owned and operated two farms in Winchester, Tennessee for a period of nearly four decades.

Dates: 1934-1976

Tracey Cline Research and Report

Identifier: MS-3355
Abstract Tracey Cline wrote this research paper, entitled "Mom's Medicine Cabinet," for an Anthropology 412 class taught by Dr. Benita Howell at the University of Tennessee in the fall of 2005. In it, Cline discusses alcohol-based home remedies found in the Appalachian region using a series of local interviews to support her thesis. She briefly explains how the ingredients of these remedies, particularly those of the Hot Toddy, are scientifically effective. A pamphlet of recipes for the remedies...
Dates: 2005 December 1

Wilma Dykeman and James R. Stokely Jr. Papers

Identifier: MS-3800

The Wilma Dykeman and James R. Stokely Jr. Papers contain personal and family related-material, correspondence, research material, manuscripts, and visual media pertaining to the life and works of author and historian Wilma Dykeman and her husband, poet James R. Stokely Jr. The collection spans 1807-2011 with the bulk of the material dating between 1934 and 2007.

Dates: 1807-2011, undated; Majority of material found within 1934 - 2007

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