Women

Portrait
 
The Archives has a number of collections that document the many roles of women in southern Appalachia. Included are materials that focus on women as writers, nurses, coal miners, educators, aviators, union organizers, and community activists.

McClatchey Family Photographs
 



APPALACHIAN COLLECTIONS

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Jessie A. Ackerman

Includes correspondence, scrapbook, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other printed matter related to the work of this early temperance movement leader and missionary.



Anne W. Armstrong

Contains an autobiographical fragment written by Armstrong, author of This Day and Time, reflecting her early life in Knoxville, Tenn., 1885-1902.



Elma Lillian Rankin Beeson

Contains newspapers clippings, class record books, and photographs related to Beeson's career as a member of the original faculty at East Tennessee State University, along with photographs and a diary of a 1913 European trip.



Gladys Addington Brewer

Contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, postcards, photographs, poems, essays, and other memorabilia reflecting Brewer's life and career, including stints as a teacher and a civilian hostess at Camp Forrest, Tennessee during World War II.



Coal Employment Project

Consists of records documenting the operations of this organization seeking to promote improved working conditions and hiring practices for women coal miners, including correspondence, reports, handbooks, photographs, clippings, financial records, grant proposals, and other matter.



Council of Nursing of Upper East Tennessee

Includes correspondence, financial records, and publications related to the organization's efforts to foster nursing care in the region.



Council on Appalachian Women

Includes correspondence, minutes, papers, grant applications, publications, photographs, and recordings documenting the efforts of the council to promote the needs of women in the Appalachian region.



Fannie A. Fain

Consists of photocopies of two handwritten diaries (plus transcriptions) kept by Fain, a Sullivan Co., Tenn. resident, between 1863-98. The diaries provide insightful accounts of daily life in the area.



Mary Louise Pearre Hamilton

Consists of photocopies of a diary written by Mary Louise Pearre (1863-64) of Williamson Co., Tenn., and letters received from her fiancé, John Hall Hamilton (1861-65).



Joseph Louis and Jane Dulaney Hilbert

Consists of photographs documenting Hilbert's career (1936-70) as an early East Tennessee aviator and businesswoman, operating Appalachian Flying Service with her husband, Louis Hilbert.



Jonesboro Woman's Christian Temperance Union

Consists of a ledger (1895-99) containing the minutes of the temperance group, newspaper clippings, and its' constitution.



Marat Moore

Papers of this Johnson City, Tenn. native includes recordings and transcriptions of interviews conducted with women coal miners, as well as correspondence and photographs.



Jeanne M. Rasmussen

Includes correspondence, writings, photographs, and other materials documenting Rasmussen's interests in contemporary Appalachian life and culture, particularly as it relates to the Appalachian coal fields.



June M. Rostan

Contains correspondence, recordings, photographs, scrapbooks, and other material documenting Rostan's work with the Coal Employment Project, with other grassroots organizations, and her union-organizing activities.



Southern Songbirds

Consists of music by and interviews with early country music performers Hazel Dickens, Wilma Lee Cooper, Patsy Montana, Ola Belle Reed, Matokie Slaughter, Martha Carson, the Carter Family, Etta Baker, Jean Ritchie, Phyllis Marks, Ramona Jones, the Powers Family, and the Girls of the Golden West.



Washington County (Tenn.) Court

Circut Court records include divorce, adultery, and rape cases. Chancery Court records include divorce, estate settlements, and wills. Records date from 1801-1934.

 
          
 



SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

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Ballard, Sandra L. Listen here: women writing in Appalachia. PS554.L57 2003

Barney, Sandra. Authorized to heal: gender, class, and the transformation of medicine in Appalachia, 1880-1930. R692.B67 2000

Bean, Heather Ann Ackley. Women, music, and faith in central Appalachia. BT160.B36 2001

Bush, Florence Cope. Dorie, woman of the mountains. CT275.C777 B87 1992

Coles, Robert. Women of crisis: lives of struggle and hope. 1989. HQ1412.C64

Dunaway, Wilma A. Women, work, and family in the antebellum mountain South. HQ1438.A55 D85 2008

Dyer, Joyce. Bloodroot: reflections on place by Appalachian women writers. PS286.A6 B57 1998

Engelhardt, Elizabeth S. D. B eyond hill and hollow: original readings in Appalachian women’s studies. HQ1438.A13 B48 2005

Engelhardt, Elizabeth S. D. The tangled roots of feminism, environmentalism, and Appalachian literature. PS286.A6 E54 2003

Evans, Carol Jo. Then and now: the women of Englewood's Textile Mills. 1993. HD6073.T42

Fiene, Judith Ivy. The social reality of a group of rural, low-status, Appalachian women. HQ1438.T2 F54 1993

Garrison, Memphis Tennessee. Memphis Tennessee Garrison: the remarkable story of a Black Appalachian woman. F247.M2 G375 2001

Kahn, Kathy. Hillbilly women. 1980. HQ1438.A13 K33

Lewis, Helen Mathews. Mountain sisters: from convent to community in Appalachia. BV4420.L48 2003

Maggard, Sally Ward. Eastern Kentucky women on strike: a study of gender, class, and political action in the 1970s. HD6079.2.U52 K4 1988a

Moore, Marat. Women in the mines: stories of life and work. HD6073.M6152 U65 1996

Norris, Randall. Women of coal. 1996. HD6073.M6152 U66 1996

O'Sullivan, Judith. Workers and allies: female participation in the American trade union movement, 1824-1976. 1975. HD6079.2.U5 O85

Page, Linda G. Aunt Arie: a Foxfire portrait. 1983. F262.M2 C37

Seitz, Virginia Rinaldo. Women, development, and communities for empowerment in Appalachia. HQ1438.A127 S45 1995

Sohn, Katherine Kelleher. Whistlin’ and crowin’ women of Appalachia: literacy practices since college. LC152.K4 S66 2006

Tallichet, Suzanne E. Daughters of the mountain: women coal miners in central Appalachia. HD6073.M62 U68 2006

Taylor, A. Elizabeth. The woman suffrage movement in Tennessee. 1978. JK1911.T2 T36

Walker, Melissa. "All we knew was to farm": gender, class, race, and change among East Tennessee farm women, 1920-1941. HD6073.A292b U73 1996a

Wilson, Kathleen Curtis. Textile art from southern Appalachia: the quiet work of women. TT699 .W55 2001