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: 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 on race and culture, since Rogers was a professor from the 1920s through the 1960s. The records within this collect reflect a change in popular, …

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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 Maxwell, who is a new Graduate Assistant in the Archives and enrolled in the course, will be sharing her thoughts on working in the Archives …

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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 it’s not relevant to our mission. If the donor has agreed that we can “dispose or disperse” as we see fit, our first step with …

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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 important buildings on campus – the library. Although ETSU began in 1911 with the formation of the East Tennessee State Normal School, it was not …

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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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ETSU’s Arboretum Roots

In case you missed this piece of news about ETSU's newest Arboretum additions, take a look: ETSU receives gift of two American Chestnut trees as part of a national restoration project "East Tennessee State University has been given two Restoration American Chestnut trees by the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF). The trees will be planted during …

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