Archives of Appalachia

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

Category Archives: 19th Century

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

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

Happy Autumn!

Here is a bit of reflection on autumn by 10 year old A.B. Bowman. Notations on the back of the document indicate he wrote it for a composition assignment on … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Summertime Fun

School’s about to start for many students, but there are still many nice summer days and weekends ahead. Perhaps you might find some inspiration from the Archives? Check out some … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

An Appalachian in Mexico

In the early nineteenth century, the idea of “Manifest Destiny” – the desire of Americans to spread the country across the continent – was popular thoughout the United States. With Texas in … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · Leave a comment