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 on race and culture, since Rogers was a professor from the 1920s through the 1960s. The records within this collect reflect a change in popular, …

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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 Maxwell, who is a new Graduate Assistant in the Archives and enrolled in the course, will be sharing her thoughts on working in the Archives …

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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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“The Sleeping Beauty” at the Majestic Theatre, Johnson City, Tennessee

We found this film history gem in the Johnson City-Washington County Area Chamber of Commerce Records. The flyer is for the Majestic Theatre's screening of the silent film, "The Sleeping Beauty." This version of "Sleeping Beauty" was produced by Warner's Features, Inc. in 1913. Unfortunately, damage to the flyer's bottom right corner removed the year. However, we …

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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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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 States has been engaged.” The Committee on War Claims provided an avenue for individuals who lost property during the Civil War (1861-1865) to file for …

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