APPALACHIAN LITERATURE: THE ADULT AND
THE CHILD COURSE COLLECTION
June 4-24, 1992

East Tennessee State University
Archives of Appalachia
Box 70295
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614

E-mail: archives@etsu.edu
Telephone - (423) 439-4338


Introduction

Title: APPALACHIAN LITERATURE: THE ADULT AND THE CHILD COURSE COLLECTION
Collection Number: Accession No. 408
Physical description: 14 audio cassettes
Creator: Roberta Herrin and Robert J. Higgs
Repository: Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University

Provenance: Roberta Herrin and Robert J. Higgs of the English department at East Tennessee State University donated the Appalachian Literature: The Adult and the Child Course Collection to the archives on July 17, 1992. Archives staff completed processing of the collection in April 1999.

Access: The papers are open for research.

Processing Information: Processing of the collection was completed in April 1999 by Marie Tedesco.

HISTORICAL NOTE

The course, "Appalachian Literature: The Adult and the Child," was offered by the English department at East Tennessee State University June 4-24, 1992. The course focused on the concept of child as seen through Appalachian literature for adults and children. The course consisted of lectures given by Roberta Herrin and Robert J. Higgs of the English department; lectures given by guest artists and scholars; and videos on topics related to the child in Appalachian literature.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of 14 audiocassettes of lectures given by the instructors and by guest artists and scholars. Among the guest lecturers were writers Jeff Daniel Marion, George Ella Lyon, Gurney Norman, and Jim Wayne Miller. The course syllabus has been placed in the case file.

Organization: The audiotapes are arranged chronologically.

Important subjects covered in the collection include:

Afro-Americans-Appalachian Region
Appalachian Region-Literature
Children-Appalachian Region
United States-Race relations
Women-Appalachian Region

AUDIOTAPE LIST

Box 1

  1. June 5, 1992: Jeff Daniel Marion, "Rediscovering the Child Within"
  2. June 10, 1992: George Ella Lyon, "Language as a Mirror of a Changing World"
  3. June 10, 1992: Jerry Williamson, "Stereotypes in Appalachian Film"
  4. June 11, 1992: Wilburn Hayden, "The Black Experience in Appalachia"
  5. June 11, 1992: Junius Griffin, "The Black Experience in Appalachia"
  6. June 11, 1992: Roberta Herrin, "Minorities in Children's Books"
  7. June 12, 1992: Rita Quillen, "Vision of a Mountain Child"
  8. June 12, 1992: Don Johnson, "Growing Up Appalachian"
  9. June 15, 1992: Jo Carson, "Catching the Modern Appalachia"
  10. June 15, 1992: Jo Carson, "Catching the Modern Appalachia" (continued)
  11. June 15, 1992: Judy Odom, "Catching the Modern Appalachia"
  12. June 16, 1992: Sue Ellen Bridges, "The Woman and the Child"
  13. June 17, 1992: Gurney Norman, "Family and Kin"
  14. June 25, 1992: Jim Wayne Miller and Art Cuedhl at the Book Place, Johnson City,
    Tennessee, Miller: "Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads in Them"