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9781469638218_UIPDF.pdf
Paul Fink’s Bits of Mountain Speech is a dictionary of “folk speech.” In this work Fink has provided a glossary of terms that are often considered the language of the less educated people of the mountains of Western North Carolina and Eastern…

104_NorthCarolina_FinalReport_Vol_4_1980_11_AC_Part1.pdf
These two files contain the final report on land ownership for the twelve Appalachian counties in the state of North Carolina which were part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey conducted in 1979. There are profiles for each county and…

104_Patterns_Impacts_FinalReport_1981_02_AC_Part1.pdf
These files contain the report (divided into four files) and an addendum (the fifth file) on land ownership patterns and their impacts based on the results from the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey conducted in 1979. This report and addendum were…

Appalachian Land Ownership Survey Key_A.pdf
This document is the key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey conducted between 1978 -1979. The study covered counties in six states within Appalachia: Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. To view the digital…

104D_NC_Alleghany_A.pdf
This land ownership survey of Alleghany County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

104D_NC_Ashe_A.pdf
This land ownership survey of Ashe County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

104D_NC_Avery_A.pdf
This land ownership survey of Avery County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

104D_NC_Burke_A.pdf
This land ownership survey of Burke County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

104D_NC_Clay_A.pdf
This land ownership survey of Clay County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

104D_NC_Haywood_A.pdf
This land ownership survey of Haywood County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

104D_NC_Henderson_A.pdf
This land ownership survey of Henderson County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

104D_NC_Jackson_A.pdf
This land ownership survey of Jackson County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

104D_NC_Madison_A.pdf
This land ownership survey of Madison County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

104D_NC_Mitchell_A.pdf
This land ownership survey of Mitchell County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

104D_NC_New_Entries_Counties_6-9_12_A.pdf
This document contains additional entries to the land ownership surveys of Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, Swain, and Watauga Counties in North Carolina. The surveys were conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.…

104D_NC_Swain_A.pdf
This land ownership survey of Swain County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

104D_NC_Watauga_A.pdf
This land ownership survey of Watauga County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

490_Mountain&WhitewaterNotes_02_A.pdf
Ralph Fickel's journal as he crosses portions of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and South Carolina, including detailed stories, illustrations, and maps.

111_tape479_Wallace_NellBuchanan_transcript_A.pdf
Wallace Buchanan, born in 1892 and a resident of Minneapolis, North Carolina has been a teacher for most of his life. He talks about his early education at Berea College, his time in the air force, and his time at Appalachian Training School. It was…

111_tape336_DeweyEHelms_transcript_A.pdf
Dewey Helms, born in 1903, talks about working in McDowell County, North Carolina, in the early twentieth century. He came from a family of farmers and carpenters, and when he was old enough he began working in the furniture factory for eleven cents…

111_tape292_CarterRupard_transcript_A.pdf
Carter Rupard talks about growing up on a farm in Cove Creek with his many siblings. He says that they "lived better than we can now" and that "we hardly ever went to buy anything unless it would be a poke of flour ever once in awhile." His family…

111_tape288_JennyHorton_transcript_A.pdf
Jenny Horton, a black woman living in Boone, talks about working as a cook most of her life. She worked in a hospital for a few years, but had to stop after she developed arthritis. She talks about the rationing of sugar, flour, meat, coffee, and…

111_tape79_TedPotter_1973_06_12M001.pdf
Ted Potter was born in Tamarack, NC in 1908 and throughout his life was a logger, mail carrier, and farmer.

Mr. Potter recalls childhood memories of Christmas, moonshining, and the Great Depression. He discusses the schoolhouse experience from his…

111_tape75_Mr&MrsGLRichards_1973_06_12M001.pdf
Mrs. Richards was born March 5, 1902 in Silverstone, NC where she was raised on a farm. Mr. Richards was born in Caldwell County in 1897. He worked many different jobs including sawmilling and carpentry.

Mr. and Mrs. Richards recall their…

111_tape74_Mr&MrsJimGreer_1973_06_11M001.pdf
James Calvin Greer was born in Triplett, NC in 1908. Vera Greer was born in Caldwell County in 1913.

Mr. and Mrs. Greer both recall very hard childhoods and growing up in the Triplett area. Mr. Greer worked at the local sawmill during the Great…

111_tape71_CKNorris_undatedM001.pdf
C.K. Norris was born in 1891 in Meat Camp, North Carolina where he grew up on a farm.

Mr. Norris talks mostly about growing up on the farm, such as raising crops and livestock. His family would haul their produce to Lenior, Hickory, and Morganton…

111_tape83_JamesEdwards_1973_06_12M001.pdf
James Edwards was born in Bladwin, North Carolina in 1890 where he grew up on a farm. His occupations included painting and carpentry. Mr. Edwards built his own house in 1912 in West Jefferson.

Mr. Edwards spends a large portion of the interview…

NewRiver_A.pdf
This scrapbook documents the history of New River Light & Power (NRLP) through historical documents and photos.

Blanford Barnard and Dauphin Disco Dougherty established the New River Light and Power Company in 1915 to provide hydroelectric power…

105_Vol107_1936_0507_1936_0717R.pdf
Recorded from May 7 through July 17, 1936, by Andrew Jackson Greene, this diary includes personal reflections from Greene, updates on events of the time, and valuable information about the communities in Watauga County and the Appalachian State…

Taylor and Moore Ledger.pdf
The ledger and some loose documents include various advertisements, handwritten notes, cancelled checks, letters, legal documents, and account records (possibly from a day book), dated 1853-1917, and undated. The 616-page ledger documents the…

ScenesofBoone1936.mp4
This 1936 H. Lee Waters film of Boone, NC includes scenes from downtown Boone, Appalachian State University, and Watauga County. Featured are many historical buildings including the old Boone post office, courthouse, Farmer's Hardware, and Cove…

182_bx8fd7_17_MtnInBackground.jpg
This photograph depicts a mountain in rural Watauga County, North Carolina taken by Episcopal minister Reverend J. Norton Atkins in the early 20th century.

182_bx8fd7_16_River3.jpg
This is a photograph of a river scene located in Watauga County, North Carolina taken by Episcopal minister Reverend J. Norton Atkins in the early 20th century.

182_bx8fd7_12_River1.jpg
This photograph depicts a river scene in Watauga County, North Carolina taken by Episcopal minister Reverend Norton J. Atkins in the early 20th century.

182_bx8fd7_10_ViewofGrandfatherMtn.jpg
This photograph depicts a view of Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina with carriage horse in foreground taken by Episcopal minister Reverend J. Norton Atkins in the early 20th century.

182_bx8fd7_08_HorseCarrigeRd.jpg
This photograph depicts a man, possibly the Episcopal minister Reverend J. Norton Atkins, with horse and buggy on a rural Watauga County, North Carolina road in the early 20th century.

182_bx8fd7_04_FoscoeValley.jpg
This photograph depicts a farm in the Foscoe Valley in Watauga County, North Carolina taken by Episcopal minister Reverend J. Norton Atkins in the early 20th century.

182_bx8fd4_Missionhouse.jpg
This photograph depicts the Episcopal Mission House in Valle Crucis, Watatuga County, North Carolina, taken by Reverend J.Norton Atkins in the early 20th century.

Robert_Randall_New.docx_finished.pdf
Robert Randall, U.S. Army, born on December 15, 1939. In this interview, Robert Randall discusses how his inability to obtain an education led to his decision to join the military. He goes on to further discuss his overall experience in the military.…

Military_StevenWilkins_transcript edited.pdf_finished.pdf
Steven Wilkins, Lt. Colonel, US Army, was born on March 27th, 1960. In this Interview Steven Wilkins describes some of the places he has been stationed outside the U.S. during his military career. He talks about being in Korea, Central America, and…

Letter_nd_021.pdf
This letter to Fannie starts with several pages written by Julia Everett, Fannie Kirby's cousin. Julia talks about the weather, which has been -22° Fahrenheit. She goes on to talk about domestic life and marriage, as well as horses. Julia's husband,…

Letter_02_13_1921.pdf
This letter from Ruth to her grandmother, Ada Kirby, discusses how the weather is improving and Ruth hopes to travel soon if the muddy road allows.

envelope_10_26_1920.pdf
This is an envelope addressed to Elizabeth Eller.

Envelope_01_12_1909.pdf
This is an envelope addressed to Elizabeth Eller.

Letter_12_31_1890.pdf
This letter from Fannie Kirby to her aunt Elizabeth talks about Christmas and events in her and her friends’ and family’s lives.
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