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 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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Women Coal Miners Reunion at the Archives of Appalachia

On August 3, attendees of the Women Coal Miners Reunion visited the Archives. The women and their families viewed coal related documents, videos, photographs, and memorabilia from the Coal Employment Project Records, the Marat Moore Collection, the June Rostan Papers, and the Steve Lindner Collection. During their visit, several women were interviewed on camera regarding …

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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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Welcome!

Welcome to the new blog for the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). While we created this blog to better serve the Appalachian and ETSU communities,  we also have expectations that we will expand our reach to the broader public. We hope you will enjoy following us as we explore our collections. We also hope …

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