Archives of Appalachia

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

Category Archives: Letters

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

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

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

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 … Continue reading

December 21, 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