Archives of Appalachia

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

Category Archives: ETSU History

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 … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · 2 Comments