Appalachian oral history collection, 1972-1973 / by Richard B. Drake.


Appalachian oral history collection, 1972-1973 / by Richard B. Drake.

This collection consists of twenty-one audio cassettes documenting interviews, informal discussions, musical performances, and commentary recorded by Berea College students under the direction of history professor, Richard B. Drake, during the 1973 fall semester. Included are fourteen recorded interviews with transcripts. Subject areas include Pine Mountain Settlement School, John C. Campbell Folk School, the Christian Appalachian Project, the Civilian Conservation Corps in Pike County, Kentucky, and Berea College's Christmas Country Dance School. The musical material includes singing, dulcimer music, and commentary by Eastern Kentucky singer, Jean Ritchie and musical instrument craftsman, Homer Ledford.

0.4 linear ft. (1 box)


SNAC Resource ID: 7172989

Berea College, Hutchins Library

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Berea College (corporateBody)

Although the sources of photographs are not always indicated, the bulk was apparently generated in the Berea College Publicity Department and the College News Bureau. In addition, portions of the photographs were donated by individuals, most of whom have some connection with the College. Chief among these is Roy N. Walters who was dean of the Berea College Foundation School from 1943 to 1968. Walters established the College Publicity Department in 1933 and was an unofficial campus photographer t...

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Drake, Richard B., 1925- (person)

Dr. Drake established Appalachian Notes in 1972-1973 as a quarterly publication that primarily featured book reviews and articles about Appalachia. He served as editor until 1979. Thomas Ford and Lawrence Thompson of the University of Kentucky both served as assistant editors during those years. After Drake stepped down, Appalachian Notes continued publication under other editorship through 1985. From the description of Appalachian Notes Records 1973-1980. (Berea College). WorldCat r...

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John C. Campbell Folk School (corporateBody)

The John C. Campbell Folk School, founded in 1925 by Olive Dame Campbell and Marguerite Butler, was organized on the model of folk and craft schools common in Scandinavia. The original purpose of the School was to preserve the indigenous culture of the southern highlands and to transmit these traditions to young people. From the description of John C. Campbell Folk School records, 1928-1988 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 49889328 The John C. Campbell Folk School was found...

Wilson, Jane B., 1914- (person)

Ritchie, Jean (person)

Folksinger Jean Ruth Ritchie was born the youngest of 14 children on December 8, 1922, to Balis W. and Abigail Hall Ritchie in Viper, Perry County, Kentucky. She learned to play the dulcimer from her father at the age of five. After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1946, Ritchie moved to New York City to work at the Henry Street Settlement House. While there she became known for singing ballads and playing mountain dulcimer. Alan Lomax, a folk song collector, recorded her in 1949 fo...

Bidstrup, Marguerite (person)

Beiteing, Rev. Ralph. (person)

Ledford, Homer, 1927-2006 (person)

Anglin, Dorthy. (person)

Christian Appalachian Project (corporateBody)

Burke, Ellen. (person)

Brown, Dorthy. (person)

Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). Camp 1518 (Hellier, Ky.) (corporateBody)

Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) (corporateBody)

The Civilian Conservation Corps, a federal agency, was created as part of the New Deal in 1935. From the description of Civilian Conservation Corps photograph collection [graphic]. 1936. (Santa Fe Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38548415 On March 31, 1933, congress passed the Emergency Conservation Work Act, creating the Civilian Conservation Corps. On April 5, the president appointed Robert Fechner of Tennessee as Director of Emergency Conservation Work. Fechner, a vic...

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Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) (corporateBody)

Pine Mountain Settlement School was incorporated by Katherine Pettit and Ethel DeLong in 1913 and operated as a boarding school until 1949. In addition to regular academic subjects, students were involved in traditional music and dance activities, and a labor program that helped run the school and develop useful skills. In the 1930s the curriculum was refocused towards trade professions and skills for rural community living. During the 1940s, the school temporarily came under the administration ...