Archives of Appalachia

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

Scene of the Crime

One of our unidentified pictures from the James Agee Film Project Photographs, 1875-1956 has been identified! Here is the picture: Every time I view this photograph, I can’t help but wonder … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

The IPC Dennison Company

One of the more colorful collections in the Archives of Appalachia is the IPC Dennison Company Collection, 1929-1978. This collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by C.H. Geiger, … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Moon

Be sure to catch a glimpse of the harvest moon, which is due to arrive in the Northern Hemisphere this Saturday, September 29. According to Weather Channel meteorologists, the harvest … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy Autumn!

Here is a bit of reflection on autumn by 10 year old A.B. Bowman. Notations on the back of the document indicate he wrote it for a composition assignment on … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 1 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

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 … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Political Collections and Conventions

Political collections are often very large, particularly when they come from politicians who spent numerous years in office. Yet, within these collections is a rich array of material that researchers … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Summertime Fun

School’s about to start for many students, but there are still many nice summer days and weekends ahead. Perhaps you might find some inspiration from the Archives? Check out some … Continue reading

August 10, 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

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

Rainy Day Wonderings

We felt just a bit waterlogged here at the Archives as we watched the rain fall the past few days, although it is nice to see the plants perk up. Earlier this week, … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy Independence Day!

The Archives of Appalachia hopes you have a great (and safe) Fourth of July! Here are some photographs of past festivities:

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Stay cool this weekend and drink plenty of water!

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Just wanted to say hello…”

This selection of postcards comes from the W.B. “Pat” Watson Collection. Mr. Watson operated Pat’s Trading Post, a salvage and collectible store, at 106 Main Street in Johnson City, Tennessee during … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · 4 Comments

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 … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment