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Appalachian Council for the Arts
This collection documents the activities of an arts organization that promotes the arts in upper East Tennessee and southwest Virginia.
Includes videotape recordings related to such topics as apple-butter making, basketry, broom making, craft festivals, the Foxfire program, musical instrument making, quiltmaking, sled making, toy making, weaving, and woodcraft.
An Appalachian artist, Bullard's collection documents her artistic activities and her research for the book Crafts and Craftsmen of the Tennessee Mountains. Material relates to such crafts as doll making, folk art, jewelry making, pottery, textile decoration, weaving, and woodcarving. Collection is a microfilmed copy of the Bullard materials at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
This collection documents the life and artistic work of Charles F. Decker and the pottery he produced in Washington County, Tenn. The collection is the result of Burbage's research on Decker and his family.
Thomas G. Burton
Includes manuscript material, photographs, audio and video recordings related to such subjects as blacksmithing, clothes making, doll making, dulcimer making, food preservation, Iron Mountain stoneware, log cabin construction, molasses making, quilting and quilting bees, wine making, and woodworking. Restriction: Recordings may not be duplicated without the written permission of the donor.
This extensive folklore collection includes recordings of Appalachian residents explaining various handicraft work and early crafts such as coopering, log cabin construction, weaving, the making of clothes, furniture, folk toys, and musical instruments. Restriction: Recordings may not be duplicated without the permission of the donor.
Charles R. Gunter, Jr.
Collection Includes audio recordings of Appalachian residents explaining such topics as dulcimer making, early food preparation, lye soap making, maple syrup and molasses making, roof shingling, and woodworking.
Includes files on Cherokee crafts in the twentieth century.
Johnson City Press Newsclippings
Includes clippings on the arts, the Arts Council of Johnson City, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Kenneth Maynard Murray
Includes photographs Murray took in the region of craftsmen and women involved in such activities as blacksmithing, coopering, handicrafts, molasses making, quilting, and various farm work. Restriction: Photographs may not be published without the permission of Kenneth Murray.
David Larry Nave
Includes manuscript material, slides, and video recordings of area residents discussing or demonstrating such activities as bee keeping, food preparation, herb gathering, quilting, and toy making.
Sing Along with Appalachia
Collection consists of photographic prints and negatives focusing on aspects of life in the southern mountains, especially in that area now a part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Many of the images show life there in the 1930's. Subjects examined include blacksmithing, carding wool, coopering, food preparation and storage, molasses making, quilting, rifle making, soap making, tanning leather, yarn weaving, and woodworking. Restriction: Photographs may not be published without the permission of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.