Scope and Contents
The Berea College Appalachian Museum Collection contains materials related to the creation and administration of the museum, print materials and brochures, exhibit programs and information, articles about the museum, and an extensive collection of photographic slides on a variety of subjects related to Appalachia.
- created: 1951-1998
Conditions Governing Access
Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the collection other than federal copyright regulations.
Biographical or Historical Information
Harry Segedy, Director 1969 through most of the 1970s;
John Lewis, Director, through most of the 1980s;
Julie Sowell, Interim Director, approximately 1991 to October 1993;
Christopher Miller, Director, October 1993 through July 1998.
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Language of Materials
The Appalachian Museum was created in 1969 (officially open to the public in 1971) to care for the college's growing collections of artifacts from the Appalachian area. It was dedicated to the task of preserving the distinctive crafts and telling the story of the traditional lifestyle of the people of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The museum was closed in May of 1998 with most of its activities and collections being integrated into the educational programs of the College.
Series 1: General - Including materials regarding the creation of the museum, program information, correspondence, and Museum Committee records. This series also includes magazine and newspaper articles about the museum and its closure.
Series 2: Appalachian Museum Photographic Slide and Print Collection - Includes photographs on a variety of subjects related to Appalachia
Guide created February 2018 with the assistance of Caitlin Hodgson, Archives Student Assistant.
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