“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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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 about the archival process and arranging and describing a portion of the Empire Furniture Company Records. The second half of the group just finished their …

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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 the Archives of Appalachia learning about the archival process and arranging and describing a portion of the Empire Furniture Company Records. The first half of …

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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 ETSU's library catalog (accessible by clicking here). A few of these newly cataloged publications include the Annual Reports of the Public Schools of Washington County, …

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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 library service, and continued to D.C. where she obtained archives training at the National Archives' Modern Archives Institute in 1979. She worked for ETSU's Sherrod …

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