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American Chestnut Oral History Project interviews and presentations

 Collection — Container: data_value_missing_b62558b1e86a8904544e93b93410fe0c
Identifier: MS-113
Scope and Contents The American Chestnut Oral History Project interviews and presentations collection contains recorded and filmed interviews, transcripts, digital images, and sound recordings regarding the American chestnut, chestnut blight, and the Appalachian Region recorded by Bethany Baxter in 2008 as part of the original research for the thesis entitled, An oral history of the American chestnut in Southern Appalachia, submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at ...

Jean Miles Catino and Emma Bell Miles correspondence, journals, and papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-078
Scope and Contents The Jean Miles Catino and Emma Bell Miles correspondence, journals, and papers collection contains Catino's correspondence and papers as well as journals, artwork, and photographs created by Emma Bell Miles, Catino's mother. The Emma Bell Miles content documents mountain life on Walden Ridge in the early 20th century. The collection also includes Catino's correspondence with Emma Bell Miles biographer, Kay Baker Gaston. Materials in the collection are dated from 1866 to 2000.

Kay Baker Gaston research notes, manuscripts, and correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-057
Scope and Contents The Kay Baker Gaston research notes, manuscripts, and correspondence collection contains research notes, letters, and drafts regarding her eponymous biography of Appalachian author, naturalist, and artist Emma Bell Miles ranging from 1972 to 2011 The collection also includes short stories, poetry, essays, illustrations, and other material by Emma Bell Miles that range from 1902 to 1921.

Ralph W. Hood and W. Paul Williamson field recordings, interviews, and photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-074
Scope and Contents The Ralph W. Hood and W. Paul Williamson field recordings, interviews, and photographs collection includes 184 field recordings and interviews totalling more than 400 hours of documentary footage of serpent handling congregations in Southern Appalachia, featuring extensive footage of church services and interviews with church members of many of the major Holiness serpent handling congregations from 1975 to 2004. Additionally, the collection includes more than 2,500 photographic prints of ...

Robert Sparks Walker manuscripts, correspondence, and papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-081
Scope and Contents The Robert Sparks Walker manuscripts, correspondence, and papers collection includes correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, and other personal papers as well as manuscripts and drafts of books, articles, and poetry authored by the Chattanooga naturalist, writer, poet, and local historian from 1896 to 1962. Highlights of this collection include the manuscript and dummies for Walker's Pulitzer Prize nominated book, Torchlights to the Cherokees: The Brainerd Mission.