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 not dated; however, the photographs are black and white scenes of Johnson City, Tennessee during the 1958-1959 holiday season. These cards and pictures evoke holiday …

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This Month in ETSU History

In September 1918, East Tennessee State Normal School (the previous name of ETSU) became one of several institutions that participated in a campus military program known as “Student Army Training Corps” (SATC). This program resulted from the National Defense Act of 1916 signed by President Woodrow Wilson and acted as a branch of the Reserve …

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Coming Soon: Bluegrass, Bluegrass & More Bluegrass!

Attention bluegrass fanatics! For all of those bluegrass lovers, appreciators, or just those with a mild interest, a new addition to the Archives of Appalachia is underway. The Leon McIntyre Collection entails an extensive amount of material related to the bluegrass music genre. Leon, also known as Les, is an Erwin, Tennessee native whose love …

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