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Appalachian Foodways Oral History Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0162 SAA 164

Scope and Contents

The collection’s 2012 interviews were with 17 individuals born and raised in West Virginia and 13 individuals who were born, raised, and/or spent most of their lives in Estill/Madison counties in Kentucky.

The 2014 interviews were with 12 individuals having connections of many years to Pike, Powell, Letcher, Harlan, Knox, Whitley, Rockcastle counties in Kentucky.

The 2015 interviews were with 18 individuals having connections of many years to Madison, Rockcastle, Pulaski, and Perry Counties in Kentucky.

The 2016 interviews were with 13 individuals having connections of many years in Cherokee and Graham Counties in western North Carolina.

The collection includes audio CD listening copies, printed interview transcripts, and photographs and print items such as recipes and clippings related to each person interviewed.

Dates

  • Created: 2012

Conditions Governing Access

Follow the links in the interview list to listen to recordings and read interview transcripts. The collection can also be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.

Extent

3.00 ms_boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The interviews in this collection are part of a multi-year oral history effort titled: Gathering the Stories of Appalachian Foodways: an Oral History Project. The project’s purposes were to: learn about Appalachian foodways; gain insight and understanding in how Appalachian foodways have changed overtime; and, collect stories so that they can be studied in order to preserve the history of Appalachia. Berea student researchers conducted interviews in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 under the guidance of Dr. Margaret Dotson of the Berea College Child and Family Studies program. The 2012 interviews were conducted by Katie Bills and Chelsea Bicknell supported respectively by the Appalachian College Association's Colonel Lee B. Ledford Scholarship and a Berea College Undergraduate Research grant. Transcribers included Stephany Hernandez and Patricia Ann Watson as well as Katie Bills and Chelsea Bicknell. The 2014 interviews were conducted by Barbara Hollstein supported by a Berea College Undergraduate Research grant. The 2015 Interviews were conducted by Timothy Jordan Kelley supported by the Appalachian College Association's Colonel Lee B. Ledford Scholarship. The 2016 Interviews were conducted by Julie Nelms supported by the Appalachian College Association's Colonel Lee B. Ledford Scholarship

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged as follows:

Box 1: Interview recordings, transcripts, and photographs 2012

Box 2: Interview recordings, transcripts, and photographs 2014 - 2015

Box 3: Interview Recordings and Transcripts 2016

Box 4: Interview CD recordings 2012

Other Descriptive Information

The collection was opened for research in September 2015.

BCA 0162 SAA 164

Processing Information

The finding aid was created in September 2015. Links to recordings added 2018.

Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Berea College Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
Hutchins Library
100 Campus Drive
Berea Kentucky 40404 US
859.985.3262