The Archives of Appalachia is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the
Margaret Anne Byrd Huffman Archives of Appalachia Endowment Grant.
Valerie Fournier, a graduate student in the Department of Appalachian Studies, will use her grant to support summer research with the Thomas G. Burton-Ambrose N. Manning Collection. This research will contribute to her MA thesis on the ETSU Homefolks Festival in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The grant will support duplication, transcription, and recording efforts.
Dr. Matthew Holtmeier, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Literature and Language, will use his grant to fund one year of hosting services for www.appalachianmedia.org. This website will help to document and contextualize the history of Appalachian films, and films set in Appalachia, drawing in part on the collections held by the Archives of Appalachia.
Dr. Scott Honeycutt, an Associate Professor in the Department of Literature and Language, will use his grant to develop three "Rambler's Maps" focused on national forests in southern Appalachia. Funding will support summer research in the Archives map holdings along with site visits to the Cherokee, Nantahala, and Pisgah national forests. The resulting original maps will be deposited in the Archives of Appalachia.
Dr. Matthew Sutton, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Literature and Language, will use his grant to fund summer research with the Lewis Deneumoustier Collection and the Earl Yates Collection. The funds will cover costs for duplication and publication of materials from these collections in his book-in-progress on vernacular musicians who came of age in the American South during the late Jim Crow era (from about 1900 to 1960) to analyze their perceptions of regional culture and class and race relations.