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Melungeons -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

John D. Gillespie Papers Regarding the Melungeons

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1059
Abstract

This collection contains articles, research, and correspondence on the Melungeon people.

Dates: 1971-1976

Norbert F. Riedl Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0954
Abstract

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

Penelope Johnson Allen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3060
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of historian and genealogist Penelope Johnson Allen, from the 1770s to the 1980s, primarily the twentieth century. The collection includes personal papers, research material, genealogical research material, publications, and more.

Dates: 1777-1983 (bulk 1860-1983)