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2019 Schedule of Events

All dates and times subject to change.
Check back for updates, call 423.439.4338, or email .

40+ Photographs: A Preservation Workshop | Archives of Appalachia
Saturday, January 19, 9 - Noon
Participants will learn about physical preservation of photographs older than 40 years and walk away with recommendations about scanning and managing digital files. Participants are encouraged to bring a photograph or photograph album. Limited to 10 participants. Reserve a seat by emailing   or calling 423-439-4338. 

Songs of Love & Friendship in the Archives | Archives of Appalachia
Thursday February 14, 1 - 4 p.m.
Be inspired for Valentine's Day by browsing and listening to old-time, bluegrass, and country music vinyl albums about love & friendship. 

The Films of Thomas Burton & Jack Schrader | B. Carroll Reece Museum 
Tuesday, February 19, 7 p.m.
This film screening features the work of two ETSU professors, Thomas G. Burton (professor emeritus, Department of English), and the late Jack Schrader (professor, Department of Art). Featured films include: "The Gandy Dancers," "A Film about Ray Hicks," and "They Shall Take Up Serpents."

Readings from Visionary Women | Archives of Appalachia
Tuesday, March 19, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Women's History Month 2019 celebrates the nation's visionary women who worked to restore respect, establish justice, and reduce conflict in pursuit of peaceful communities. On March 19, the Archives of Appalachia joins in this celebration by highlighting women from the region who participated in and often documented their experiences affecting change in local communities. Scholars from diverse fields of study at ETSU and beyond will provide readings from the Archives' collections that highlight women's personal struggles, hard-earned victories, and daily rhythms of life in the southern Appalachian region. Featured presenters include Becky Fletcher, Tom Lee, Marat Moore, Jean Rushing, and Marie Tedesco.  

Basic Cleaning & Preservation of 78s and Vinyl Records | Archives of Appalachia
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. - Noon
New to collecting and playing record albums? This beginner's level, hands-on workshop will cover turntable care, proper use of needles, and best practices for cleaning and storing records. Limited to 10 participants. Reserve a seat by emailing  or calling 423-439-4338. 

Archives Jukebox | Borchuck Plaza
Wednesday, April 24, 1 - 4 p.m.
Are you an ETSU student who needs a break from your final exam preparation? Check out this pop-up event on Borchuck Plaza to find something new by browsing and listening to some "old" old-time, bluegrass, and country music vinyl records! The Archives of Appalachia will have a selection of LPs from our nearly 85,000 sound recordings available to hear on ETSU's Borchuck Plaza from 1:00-4:00 p.m.


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