Benny & Eula Sims Collection and “Not Just Whistlin’ Dixie”

We've recently finished processing the Benny and Eula Sims Collection (the online guide may be accessed by clicking here). While the bulk of the collection includes numerous songbooks, there are also handwritten lyrics, photographs, and documentation of Benny Sims’ involvement in the Air Force Orchestra during World War II. Songbooks, such as the ones pictured …

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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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