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Appalachian Oral History Collection (1973 Fall Term)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0059 SAA 059

Scope and Contents

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. Not all recordings were digitized because of poor sound quality.


  • created: 1972-1973


Conditions Governing Access

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.


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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into two series:

Series 1: Interview / Event Recordings

Series 2: Recording Transcripts and Notes

Other Descriptive Information

Collection Number: BCA 0059 SAA 059

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Repository Details

Part of the Berea College Special Collections and Archives Repository

Hutchins Library
100 Campus Drive
Berea Kentucky 40404 US