Archives of Appalachia

A Unit of the Center for Appalachian Studies & Services at East Tennessee State University

Governor’s School: Part Two

This June, twenty-nine high school students enrolled in the Governor’s School Program at East Tennessee State University have the opportunity to spend four days in the Archives of Appalachia learning … Continue reading

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Governor’s School: Part One

This June, twenty-nine high school students enrolled in the Governor’s School for the Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage at East Tennessee State University have the opportunity to spend four days in … Continue reading

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From Our Collections: Evolution of a Town

Author: Sierra Maxwell, Archives Graduate Assistant For the past week, I have been working on the Mildred Kozsuch collection. Kozsuch graduated from ETSU in 1969 with a M. A. in … Continue reading

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Washington County, Tennessee Public Schools, 1911-1916

Recently, we’ve cataloged several publications regarding education in Appalachia into our Special Collections,  which is our permanent collection of books and other printed materials. These materials can be found by searching … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

From Our Collections: Criticisms and Cartoons in the William Flinn Rogers Papers

Author: Sierra Maxwell, Archives Graduate Assistant For the past few weeks I have been working on the William Flinn Rogers collection at ETSU. This collection has yielded some interesting pieces … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

From Our Collections: William Flinn Rogers Papers

This fall, we are providing a student enrolled in the History Department’s public history course with the opportunity to work in the Archives and gain experience with archival outreach. Sierra … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

From acquistion to preliminary inventory: The Burleson Family Papers

While sorting through donations, we occasionally come across materials that really aren’t suited for the Archives of Appalachia. Maybe we already have several copies of whatever it is, or maybe … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Women Coal Miners Reunion at the Archives of Appalachia

On August 3, attendees of the Women Coal Miners Reunion visited the Archives. The women and their families viewed coal related documents, videos, photographs, and memorabilia from the Coal Employment … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

“The Sleeping Beauty” at the Majestic Theatre, Johnson City, Tennessee

We found this film history gem in the Johnson City-Washington County Area Chamber of Commerce Records. The flyer is for the Majestic Theatre’s screening of the silent film, “The Sleeping … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Benny & Eula Sims Collection and “Not Just Whistlin’ Dixie”

We’ve recently finished processing the Benny and Eula Sims Collection (the online guide may be accessed by clicking here). While the bulk of the collection includes numerous songbooks, there are … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Civil War Claims

In 1873, Congress established the Committee on War Claims. This committee expanded on the former Committee on Revolutionary Claims to include “claims arising from any war in which the United … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 4 Comments

Back to the Books

Today is the first day of classes at East Tennessee State University and we’re taking a look at just a small segment in the history of one of the most … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy Holidays from the Archives!

We’ve pulled some festive holiday cards and photographs. The cards come from the Georgia C. Coffey Family Papers and the photographs from the James Garvin Ellis Negatives. The cards are … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Take a look at this beautiful Thanksgiving menu from a dinner hosted for the Twentieth Infantry on November 24, 1927. This place-mat is part of the Georgia C. Coffey Family Papers. Georgia … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Scene of the Crime

One of our unidentified pictures from the James Agee Film Project Photographs, 1875-1956 has been identified! Here is the picture: Every time I view this photograph, I can’t help but wonder … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

The IPC Dennison Company

One of the more colorful collections in the Archives of Appalachia is the IPC Dennison Company Collection, 1929-1978. This collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by C.H. Geiger, … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Moon

Be sure to catch a glimpse of the harvest moon, which is due to arrive in the Northern Hemisphere this Saturday, September 29. According to Weather Channel meteorologists, the harvest … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment
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