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An Encounter with Lois Herndon in the Lee R. Herndon Chapter, Tennessee Ornithological Society Collection

  Being on the “front lines” of providing archival reference services, I often work closely with the users of our materials.Because the archives is located within a university community, I regularly work with researchers seeking out our materials for academic research.  Occasionally though we get a patron who is simply looking to connect with someone …

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From Dora’s Trunk to the Archives: The Cutshaw Family Papers

"Ten more years passed before my mother and I decided to go through the contents of the trunk... " Read more from D. Jean Rushing, historian and archives assistant who recently donated a collection of family papers to the Archives of Appalachia.

Jane Dulaney Hilbert: Aviator of the Tri-Cities

The following post was authored by Jessica Newell, candidate for a Masters in Liberal Studies (Archival Studies Concentration) at East Tennessee State University and Graduate Assistant at the Archives of Appalachia. Jessica researched the Joseph Louis and Jane Dulaney Hilbert Papers as part of her thesis work. Jane Dulaney Hilbert’s materials at the Archives of …

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#ArchivesMonth: Staff Favorites

October is American Archives Month, and there's just one more week left! To celebrate, the Archives staff would like to share some of our favorite items! Buna and Bertha (Film, 1973)  Thomas G. Burton & Jack Schrader Films (AppMs 441) Selected by Amy Collins, Archives Director My favorite item is the Thomas Burton and Jack …

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“O Lord, Where Will I Put It?”: A Ghost Tale by Mrs. Wesley Metcalf of Del Rio, Tennessee

The Archives has several ghost tales available for research, many of which can be found in the Joseph Sargent Hall Collection. Beginning in the 1930s, Hall recorded stories, remedies, and songs from individuals who still lived in or were displaced by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In the early 1990s, his collection was donated to …

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Follow the signs to Hotel Windsor in Johnson City, Tennessee

Constructed in 1909 by Henry Wilson Pardue, the Hotel Windsor (also known as the Windsor Hotel) was originally, and unsurprisingly, the Hotel Pardue. Sometime between 1913 and 1915, William F. Green obtained the building and renamed the hotel "Windsor." After Mr. Green passed away, his widow, Reba Green (later Reba Offinger), managed the business until the …

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Workshop Announcement

Family Treasures: The Care and Preservation of Family Papers Every family has its own story, a story passed down from generation to generation through family letters, diaries, deeds, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and books.   The Archives of Appalachia will present a workshop on the care and preservation of family papers on Saturday, October 11, 1:00-3:00. This …

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