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Appalachian Oral History Collection

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Appalachian Oral History Collection, 1972-1973 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Collection Overview

Title: Appalachian Oral History Collection, 1972-1973Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Drake, Richard B. -- 1925-

Other Creators: Berea College

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into two series:

Series 1: Interview / Event Recordings

Series 2: Recording Transcripts and Notes

Subjects: Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social life and customs., Berea College, Christian Appalachian Project., Christmas Country Dance School., Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- Camp 1518 (Hellier, Ky.)., Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)., John C. Campbell Folk School., Ledford, Homer -- 1927-2006, Oral history -- Appalachian region., Pike County (Ky.) -- History., Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.)., Ritchie, Jean.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of twenty-one audio cassette recordings of 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.

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 folk singer, Jean Ritchie and musical instrument craftsman, Homer Ledford.

Subject/Index Terms

Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social life and customs.
Berea College
Christian Appalachian Project.
Christmas Country Dance School.
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- Camp 1518 (Hellier, Ky.).
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.).
John C. Campbell Folk School.
Ledford, Homer -- 1927-2006
Oral history -- Appalachian region.
Pike County (Ky.) -- History.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.).
Ritchie, Jean.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Follow links in the box list to listen to recorings and read transcripts. The collection can be directly accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification/Box], Appalachian Oral History Collection, 1972-1973, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, KY.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was updated in July, 2015. Links to digital recordings added in 2018.

Other Note: Collection Number: BCA 0059 SAA 059


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 1: Original Interview / Event Audio RecordingsAdd to your cart.
This series contains cassette tapes recordings of group discussions, talks, concerts, commentaries, and interviews.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: SC-CT-448-010Add to your cart.

Christian Appalachian Project:  Rev. Ralph Beiteing 11-20-73 (Part 1).  Ellen Burke 11-15-73 (Transcript but with numerous errors) recorded by Jane Wilson.

Listen Beiting Part One    Beiting Part One Transcript    Listen Ellen Burke

Item 2: SC-CT-448-011Add to your cart.

Christian Appalachian Project: Rev. Ralph Beiteing  11-20-73 (Part 2).  Dorthy Brown 10-15-73  recorded by Jane Wilson.

Listen Beiting Part Two    Beiting Part Two Transcript

Listen Brown        Brown Transcript

Item 3: SC-CT-448-009Add to your cart.

Christian Appalachian Project summary tape recorded by Jane Wilson, October / November 1973: including interview excerpts from Rev. Ralph Beiteing / Maria Ramsay / Dorthy Brown / Dorthy Anglin / Ellen Burke / Tom Otterbach. 

Listen    Student Paper

Item 4: SC-CT-448-014Add to your cart.

Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Hellier, Pike County KY 1938: Leroy McCarty and Lee Hammonds recorded by Roger Kilgore, November 1973.

Listen McCarthy    McCarthy Transcript 

Listen Hammonds    Hammonds Transcript

Item 5: SC-CT-448-015Add to your cart.

Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Hellier, Pike County KY 1938:  John Rucker and Russell Boggs recorded by Roger Kilgore, November 1973.

Listen Rucker    Rucker Transcript 

Listen Boggs    Boggs Transcript

Item 6: SC-CT-448-016Add to your cart.

Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Hellier, Pike County KY 1938 and Depression years in general:  Pearl Francisco recorded by Roger Kilgore, October 1973.

Listen Francisco      Francisco Transcript

Item 7: SC-CT-448-017Add to your cart.

Marguerite Bidstrup: History of John C. Campbell Folk School recorded by Richard Drake 11-11/12-73.

Listen Bidstrup    Bidstrup Transcript

Item 8: SC-CT-448-018Add to your cart.

Marguerite Bidstrup: History of John C. Campbell Folk School recorded by Richard Drake 11-11/12-73. 

Listen Bidstrup Part One  Listen Bidstrup Part Two  Bidstrup Transcript

Item 9: SC-CT-448-019Add to your cart.

Marguerite Bidstrup: History of John C. Campbell Folk School recorded by Richard Drake 11-11/12-73.

Listen Bidstrup Part One  Listen Bidstrup Part Two    Bidstrup Transcript

Item 10: SC-CT-448-020-AAdd to your cart.

Marguerite Bidstrup: Early Days at Pine Mountain Settlement School recorded by Terry Thorp (Berea Student 71-75) 1-21-72. (Apparently Dub of AC-OR-059-001)  1 of 2   

Listen Bidstrup    Bidstrup Transcript

Item 11: SC-CT-448-020-BAdd to your cart.

Marguerite Bidstrup: Early Days at Pine Mountain Settlement School recorded by Terry Thorp (Berea Student 71-75) 1-21-72.  (Apparently Dub of AC-OR-059-002) 

Listen Bidstrup Part One    Listen Bidstrup Part Two    Transcript Parts One & Two

Item 12: SC-CT-448-001Add to your cart.
GROUP DISCUSSION 12-30-73 Christmas Country Dance School:  Dancing at the Settlement Schools. Participants: Ethel Capps  / Pat Napier / Peter Rogers / John Ramsay / Jim Morrison. Includes recorded and live phone comments by Margureite Bidstrup  1 of 2  (Poor Sound Quality Not Digitized)
Item 13: SC-CT-448-002Add to your cart.
GROUP DISCUSSION 12-30-73 Christmas Country Dance School:  Dancing at the Settlement Schools. Participants: Ethel Capps / Pat Napier / Peter Rogers /John Ramsay / Jim Morrison. Includes recorded and live phone comments by Margureite Bidstrup  1 of 2.    (Poor Sound Quality Not Digitized)
Item 14: SC-CT-448-003Add to your cart.
Edna Ritchie Baker Talks about ballads and leads group singing:  Christmas Country Dance School 12-73.  (Poor Sound Quality Not Digitized)
Item 15: SC-CT-448-004Add to your cart.
CONCERT Jean Ritchie and several others of her family:  Christmas Country Dance School 12-30-73.    1 of 3  (Not Digitized)
Item 16: SC-CT-448-005Add to your cart.
CONCERT Jean Ritchie and several others of her family:  Christmas Country Dance School 12-30-73.  2 of 3    (Not Digitized)
Item 17: SC-CT-448-006Add to your cart.
CONCERT Jean Ritchie and several others of her family:  Christmas Country Dance School 12-30-73.  3 of 3    (Not Digitized)
Item 18: SC-CT-448-007Add to your cart.
Commentary and concert: Homer Ledford:  Christmas Country Dance School 12-30-73.    (Not Digitized)
Item 19: SC-CT-448-022Add to your cart.
STORY "Oh Fat Man Oh Fat Man": 3-3-67 by Bill Burkett Senior Socilogy Major who heard it from Judy Ritchie who in turn heard it from her grandmother.  3 of 3  (Not Digitized)
Series 2: Transcripts, Notes, PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: SC-CT-448-009Add to your cart.
Summary - Exerpts Christian Appalachian Project Interviews
Folder 2: SC-CT-448-010Add to your cart.
Christian Appalachian Project Father Beiting Parts One & Two
Folder 3: SC-CT-448-011Add to your cart.
Christian Appalachian Project Dorothy Brown/
Folder 4: SC-CT-448-014Add to your cart.
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at Hellier, Pike County KY 1938: Leroy McCarty and Lee Hammonds recorded by Roger Kilgore, November 1973.
Folder 5: SC-CT-448-015Add to your cart.
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at Hellier, Pike County KY 1938:  John Ruckerand Russell Boggs recorded by Roger Kilgore, November 1973.
Folder 6: SC-CT-448-016Add to your cart.
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at Hellier, Pike County KY 1938 and Depression years in general:  Pearl Francisco recorded by Roger Kilgore, October 1973.
Folder 7: SC-CT-448-017Add to your cart.
Transcript, Marguerite Bidstrup - (Campbell Folk School) Tape 1
Folder 8: SC-CT-448-018Add to your cart.
Transcript, Marguerite Bidstrup - (Campbell Folk School) Tape 2
Folder 9: SC-CT-448-019Add to your cart.
Transcript, Marguerite Bidstrup - (Campbell Folk School) Tape 3
Folder 10: SC-CT-448-020Add to your cart.
Transcript, Marguerite Bidstrup - (Pine Mountain Settlement Schoo)
Folder 11: SC-CT-448-003Add to your cart.
Performance Notes: Ritchie Family Tapes 3, 4, 5, 6
Folder 12: SC-CT-448-007Add to your cart.
Transcript - Homer Ledford Concert
Folder 13: SC-CT-448-022Add to your cart.
Transcript Bill Burkett, "Oh Fat Man, Oh Fat Man"

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