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Berea College 1973 Appalachian Oral History Project Collection

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College Archive Record Group 14.03



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Title: Berea College 1973 Appalachian Oral History Project CollectionAdd to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1973

ID: RG 14/14.03

Primary Creator: Berea College

Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Original audio cassette interview recordings are found in Box 1. Interview tape logs, students' written reflections, student biographical information and Ricard Drake's course description are found in Box 2.  The collection was organized by Harry Rice, Berea College Sound Archivist.

Subjects: African Americans -- Appalachian Region., Appalachian region, Appalachian Region -- Economic conditions -- History., Appalachian Region -- Social conditions -- History., Appalachian Region--Social life and customs., Berea, (Ky.), Buffalo Creek (W. Va.) -- Flood, 1972., Distilling, Illicit., Madison County (Ky.) -- History., Oral history--Appalachian region., Oral history interview, Rural health -- Appalachian Region.

Forms of Material: Oral history.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection is comprised of recordings of interviews and oral histories of Appalachians conducted by Berea College students as part of their January 1973 short term History 190 course taught by Dr. Richard Drake.

Interview topics include moonshining in Perry County (KY), early medical practices and services in Clay County (KY), the Buffalo Creek,West Virginia flood, black Appalachians, and blacks in Middletown and Farristown (Madison County, KY).  The collection also includes notes taken by students regarding the interviews and/or coursework regarding the project.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans -- Appalachian Region.
Appalachian region
Appalachian Region -- Economic conditions -- History.
Appalachian Region -- Social conditions -- History.
Appalachian Region--Social life and customs.
Berea, (Ky.)
Buffalo Creek (W. Va.) -- Flood, 1972.
Distilling, Illicit.
Madison County (Ky.) -- History.
Oral history--Appalachian region.
Oral history interview
Rural health -- Appalachian Region.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives hosted by LibraryHost

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: Some recordings in this collection are restricted.  Federal copyright regulations apply.  All materials should be properly cited.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], Berea College 1973 Appalachian Oral History Project Collection, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was created in November 2015.


Box and Folder Listing


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College Archive Record Group 14.03Add to your cart.
Box 1: Original Interview Audio RecordingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: SC-CT-561-001Add to your cart.

Bethel Cornette re: Moonshining recorded by David T. Evans, n.p. / n.d.

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Item 2: SC-CT-561-002Add to your cart.

Bill Woods re: Moonshining recorded by David T. Evans, n.p. / n.d. 

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Item 3: SC-CT-561-003Add to your cart.
Gilbert Depew  and an otherwise anonymous "Pearl" re: Early medicine / medical care in Clay / Leslie County, Kentucky recorded by John Heisler, n.p. / n.d. NOT DIGITIZED
Item 4: SC-CT-561-004Add to your cart.
Ruth Roark (midwivery / funeral practices) and  M and M Charles Collett (folk remedies) re: Early mecicine / medical care in Clay / Leslie County, Kentucky recorded by John Heisler, n.p. / n.d. NOT DIGITIZED
Item 5: SC-CT-561-005Add to your cart.
M and M Charles Collett (folk remedies) continued / Hillard Belcher / Arlin and Thessie Brock re: Early mecicine / medical care in Clay / Leslie County (Jacks Creek) Kentucky recorded by John Heisler, n.p. / n.d.  NOT DIGITIZED
Item 6: SC-CT-561-006Add to your cart.
Arlin and Thessie Brock continued  / Rev. John Bishoff (funeral practices / mountain worship / history of Red Bird Mission) re: Early mecicine / medical care in Clay / Leslie County, Kentucky recorded by John Heisler, n.p. / n.d. NOT DIGITIZED
Item 7: SC-CT-561-007Add to your cart.
Sophie Sharp re: family music / Dr. W.E. Becknell re: Early mecicine / medical care in Clay / Leslie County, Kentucky recorded by John Heisler, n.p. / n.d.  NOT DIGITIZED
Item 8: SC-CT-561-008Add to your cart.
Dr. E.W. Shaefer of Red Bird Mission re: Early mecicine / medical care in Clay / Leslie County, Kentucky recorded by John Heisler, n.p. / n.d.  NOT DIGITIZED
Item 9: SC-CT-561-009Add to your cart.
Kenneth Osborne / M and M L. Lane (residents) re: the Buffalo Creek, West Virginia flood recorded by Roger Kilgore, n.p. / n.d.  NOT DIGITIZED
Item 10: SC-CT-561-010Add to your cart.
Mr. Bartley (coal company employee) re: the Buffalo Creek, West Virginia flood recorded by Roger Kilgore, n.p. / n.d.  NOT DIGITIZED
Item 11: SC-CT-561-011Add to your cart.
Ruth Morris (50 year resident) re: the Buffalo Creek, West Virginia flood recorded by Roger Kilgore, n.p. / n.d.  NOT DIGITIZED
Item 12: SC-CT-561-012Add to your cart.

Blacks in Appalachia: Alonso Hinton / Albert Terry / Arthur Threadford  (disabled miners) / Lily Forester (widow) recorded by Steve Peake, Letcher County, KY 1-17-73.  CD LISTENING COPY

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Item 13: SC-CT-561-013Add to your cart.

Blacks in Appalachia:  Rev. L.A. Padgett (miner) / Rev. [Mark] Robertson recorded by Steve Peake, Harlan County, KY 1-16-73.  CD LISTENING COPY

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Item 14: SC-CT-561-014Add to your cart.

Blacks in Appalachia:  Victoria Shelton (recreation center director) recorded by Steve Peake, [Letcher] County, KY 1-73. CD LISTENING COPY

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Item 15: SC-CT-561-015Add to your cart.
Blacks in Appalachia:  Laura and Mose Munn (wife - miner-he very hard of hearing) / James Butler / Richard Fisher (miners) / Claudia Watson (widow) / Mr and Martha Clark (wife - miner) recorded by Steve Peake, Letcher  and Floyd County, KY 1-73.
Item 16: SC-CT-561-016Add to your cart.

Blacks in Berea (Middletown / Farristown):  Mary Farris recorded by  Leroy Wimbush, Madison County, KY 1-73.  CD LISTENING COPY 

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Item 17: SC-CT-561-017Add to your cart.

Blacks in Berea (Middletown / Farristown):  Alonzo (Lonzo) Ballard / Pauline Douglas / Mrs William Matthews recorded by  Leroy Wimbush, Madison County, KY 1-73.  CD LISTENING COPY

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Item 18: SC-CT-561-018Add to your cart.
RESTRICTED Racial disturbance at Berea College December 1971: Blanche Upton, Kentucky Hall Dorm Director  (4 min. TRANSCRIPT) / An anonymous Lincoln Hall clerical worker (1 min.) /  Warren Lambert (10min.) / recorded by  David T. Evans, Madison County KY 1-73.
Item 19: SC-CT-561-019Add to your cart.
RESTRICTED Racial disturbance at Berea College December 1971: M and M Sam McConnell (6 min.) / Ed DeRosset (45 min) recorded by  Roger Kilgore, Madison County KY 1-73.
Item 20: SC-CT-561-020Add to your cart.
RESTRICTED Racial disturbance at Berea College December 1971: Black Berea College students Bruce Gray / Jasper Moon / Zelda Hughes / May Pitts recorded by  Steve Peake, Madison County KY 1-73.
Item 21: SC-CT-561-021Add to your cart.
RESTRICTED Racial disturbance at Berea College December 1971: Paul Hager (35 min. Partial ? TRANSCRIPT) recorded by  John Heisler, Madison County KY 1-73. (First 10 min. or so of tape is unrelated taping practice)
Item 22: SC-CT-561-022Add to your cart.
RESTRICTED Racial disturbance at Berea College December 1971: Robert Williams / Jackie Grigsby (5 min.) recorded by  Leroy Wimbush, Madison County KY 1-73.
Box 2: Interview Tape Logs, Written Reflections and Project DescriptionsAdd to your cart.
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SC-CT-561-001-002 David Evans' interview tape log and written reflections on his project.
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SC-CT-561-003 through SC-CT-561-008 John Heisler's interview tape log and written reflections on his project.
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SC-CT-561-009-011 through SC-CT-561-011 Roger Kilgore's commentary regarding the aftermath of the Buffalo Creek flood.
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SC-CT-561-012 through SC-CT-561-015 Steve Peake's interview tape log and written reflections on his project.
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SC-CT-561-016 through SC-CT-561-017 Leroy Wimbush's interview tape log and written reflections on his project.
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SC-CT-561-018 through SC-CT561-022 interview tape log and written reflections by the five respective students who recorded these six interviews.
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Richard Drake's course description, student biographical information and interview project descriptions.

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