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Embedded In These Walls, Trish J. Gibson Jan 2018

Embedded In These Walls, Trish J. Gibson

Theses and Dissertations

Embedded In These Walls uses photographic imagery, archival ephemera, and written text to examine a specific history of generational trauma through the lens of a singular family of a southern tradition to point to a larger systemic breakdown of accountability and truthfulness regarding abuse


Forging A Bluegrass Commonwealth: The Kentucky Statehood Movement And The Politics Of The Trans-Appalachian West, 1783–1792, Christopher L. Leadingham Jan 2017

Forging A Bluegrass Commonwealth: The Kentucky Statehood Movement And The Politics Of The Trans-Appalachian West, 1783–1792, Christopher L. Leadingham

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

In 1893 historian Frederick Jackson Turner first presented his frontier thesis to a group of historians at the World’s Columbian Exposition, a fair honoring the four-hundredth anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ expedition, in Chicago, Illinois. Since then, scholars have long debated the role that the frontier played in shaping the development of the United States. The Kentucky statehood movement emerged at a critical juncture in the early republic’s history, and, when viewed in a transatlantic context, becomes much more important to the development of the United States and larger Atlantic world than what has generally been recognized. Kentuckians found ...


Surviving Fallout In Appalachia: An Examination Of Class Differences Within Civil Defense Preparation In West Virginia During The Early Years Of The Cold War, Tristan Miranda Williams Jan 2017

Surviving Fallout In Appalachia: An Examination Of Class Differences Within Civil Defense Preparation In West Virginia During The Early Years Of The Cold War, Tristan Miranda Williams

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Civil defense and West Virginia are not likely to be considered in tandem. What would make West Virginia significant during the Cold War? West Virginia is a state that has been synonymous with family feuds, hillbillies, moonshine, and coal mining. Few have considered West Virginia beyond these stereotypes and scant work has been done beyond that. The impact of the Cold War has been looked at through multiple angles but few have looked at the significant role West Virginia played during this time. Possibly, few have even considered that it played a role at all. Through examination of primary sources ...


The Significance Of ‘Hillbilly’ In Early Country Music, 1924-1945, Anthony Harkins Jul 2016

The Significance Of ‘Hillbilly’ In Early Country Music, 1924-1945, Anthony Harkins

Anthony Harkins

No abstract provided.


Colonels, Hillbillies And Fightin’: Twentieth-Century Kentucky In The National Imagination, Anthony Harkins Jul 2016

Colonels, Hillbillies And Fightin’: Twentieth-Century Kentucky In The National Imagination, Anthony Harkins

Anthony Harkins

No abstract provided.


From ‘Sweet Mamas’ To ‘Bodacious’ Hillbillies: Billy Debeck’S Impact On American Culture, Anthony Harkins Jul 2016

From ‘Sweet Mamas’ To ‘Bodacious’ Hillbillies: Billy Debeck’S Impact On American Culture, Anthony Harkins

Anthony Harkins

No abstract provided.


The Hillbilly In The American Imagination, Anthony Harkins Jul 2016

The Hillbilly In The American Imagination, Anthony Harkins

Anthony Harkins

No abstract provided.


0835: The Links, Incorporated Collection, 1955-2016, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2016

0835: The Links, Incorporated Collection, 1955-2016, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Established in 1955, the Huntington, West Virginia chapter of The Links, Incorporated is a women’s volunteer organization that works to support culture, education, health and wellness for seniors, adults, and youth in the African American community. The national Links, Incorporated organization, founded in 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, oversees four regional areas, including the Central Area, which consists of 69 Links chapters in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The Huntington, WV chapter is the only Links, Incorporated chapter in West Virginia, and its activities extend to Williamson and Bluefield. Chapter members ...


Book Review - It's Not My Mountain Anymore, Rita J. Spisak Jun 2015

Book Review - It's Not My Mountain Anymore, Rita J. Spisak

Rita J. Spisak

No abstract provided.


Under The Shadow Of The Awful Gallows-Tree: The Murder Trials Of Thomas Dula And Ann Melton As A Case Study In Gender And Power In Reconstruction Era Western North Carolina, Heather L. Miller May 2015

Under The Shadow Of The Awful Gallows-Tree: The Murder Trials Of Thomas Dula And Ann Melton As A Case Study In Gender And Power In Reconstruction Era Western North Carolina, Heather L. Miller

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This is a micro-history that explores everyday life on a small scale by tracing the common, if elusive lives of Thomas Dula, Ann Melton, and Laura Foster, and the communities they lived in, to explore the culture in which they lived—and died. Reactions to the murder unleashed an outpouring of discourse embedded in broader, national debates concerning gender roles. The dominant cultural theme that emerged from the murder trials as reflected in middle-class newspapers maintained that true women did not kill and real men acted as gentlemen and defenders of women’s honor. The project mines a wealth of ...


Colonels, Hillbillies And Fightin’: Twentieth-Century Kentucky In The National Imagination, Anthony Harkins Apr 2015

Colonels, Hillbillies And Fightin’: Twentieth-Century Kentucky In The National Imagination, Anthony Harkins

History Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Book Review - It's Not My Mountain Anymore, Rita J. Spisak Jan 2015

Book Review - It's Not My Mountain Anymore, Rita J. Spisak

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


0827: Rotary International - Huntington, Wv Chapter Collection, 1915-2015, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2015

0827: Rotary International - Huntington, Wv Chapter Collection, 1915-2015, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The collection includes an assortment of Rotary business files, artifacts, and images. It contains a variety of correspondence, meeting records, membership forms, awards, newsletters, memos, financial documents, newspapers, bulletins, and various Rotary artifacts including Rotary flags, proclamations, and Rotary themed desktop items. The collection showcases the Rotary Club of Huntington’s influence both in the Huntington area and within the district and international Rotary community. Many of these files, although mostly dating from time period of 1990-2015, do contain records and documents dating as far back to the founding of the Rotary Club of Huntington in 1915.


0822: Lawrence H. "Bud" Rogers Papers, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2014

0822: Lawrence H. "Bud" Rogers Papers, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The collection consists primarily of newspaper articles, biographical sketches, and historical summaries of Mr. Roger's career in the television industry and the Federal Reserve Board. The bulk of the materials are related to his time as the General Manager of the WSAZ-TV station in Huntington, West Virginia and as the President of Taft Broadcasting Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collection contains some correspondence, both personal and business related. The collection is organized into two series; Series I, Personal Papers and, Series II, WSAZ-TV.


Lyda Judson Hanifan, Roger A. Lohmann Sep 2013

Lyda Judson Hanifan, Roger A. Lohmann

Faculty Scholarship

Lyda J. Hanifan was one of the original staff members of the West Virginia Department of Education, and internationally celebrated as the first author to formulate the concept of social capital.


0802: Kay Wildman Collection, 1900-2006, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2013

0802: Kay Wildman Collection, 1900-2006, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The Kay Wildman Collection explores the history of music in Huntington, WV. This collection consists of oral histories, photographs, newspaper clippings, and research materials. In most of the oral histories you will find a copy of the interview on a CD and a typed outline of the interview. A diary by Robert Grant, a member of numerous musical groups in Huntington, can also be found in this collection. This diary covers the period of time Grant was a student at Marshall University with some additional entries that go beyond that period of time.


0807: American Association Of University Women (Aauw), Wv Division, 1929-2011, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2013

0807: American Association Of University Women (Aauw), Wv Division, 1929-2011, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection contains paper and multimedia materials related to the American Association of University Women- West Virginia Division from 1929-2011. The collection includes meeting minutes, agendas, and officer reports, publications, initiative plans, and correspondence. Branch yearbooks and statewide directories are also included, as well as workshop materials. The “kits” associated with the collection were produced by the AAUW on a national level, and distributed to chapters. Each kit is representative of AAUW workshops.


Hillbillies, Rednecks, Crackers And White Trash, Anthony Harkins Jan 2012

Hillbillies, Rednecks, Crackers And White Trash, Anthony Harkins

History Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


0770: Carrie Eldridge Collection, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2009

0770: Carrie Eldridge Collection, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Carrie Eldridge is a genealogical researcher in Chesapeake, Ohio. This collection contains photocopies of many county record books of the Appalachian areas of West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky, ranging from the American Revolution until the end of the Civil War. The collection also contains high quality photographs of one room school houses of Cabell County, West Virginia, an audio cassette oral history, books, and pen nibs.


From ‘Sweet Mamas’ To ‘Bodacious’ Hillbillies: Billy Debeck’S Impact On American Culture, Anthony Harkins Jan 2006

From ‘Sweet Mamas’ To ‘Bodacious’ Hillbillies: Billy Debeck’S Impact On American Culture, Anthony Harkins

History Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Hillbilly In The American Imagination, Anthony Harkins Jan 2005

The Hillbilly In The American Imagination, Anthony Harkins

History Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Russell County - Post Offices, Robert M. Rennick Jan 2005

Russell County - Post Offices, Robert M. Rennick

County Histories of Kentucky

A historical survey of post offices and communities in Russell County, Kentucky.


Laurel County - Post Offices, Robert M. Rennick Jan 2004

Laurel County - Post Offices, Robert M. Rennick

County Histories of Kentucky

A historical survey of post offices and communities in Laurel County, Kentucky.


Whitley County - Post Offices, Robert M. Rennick Jan 2004

Whitley County - Post Offices, Robert M. Rennick

County Histories of Kentucky

A historical survey of post offices and communities in Whitley County, Kentucky.


Harlan County - Post Offices, Robert M. Rennick Jan 2004

Harlan County - Post Offices, Robert M. Rennick

County Histories of Kentucky

A historical survey of post offices in Harlan County, Kentucky.


Hillbilly: A Cultural History Of An American Icon, Anthony Harkins Dec 2003

Hillbilly: A Cultural History Of An American Icon, Anthony Harkins

Anthony Harkins

No abstract provided.


Letcher County - Post Offices, Robert M. Rennick Mar 2002

Letcher County - Post Offices, Robert M. Rennick

County Histories of Kentucky

A historical survey of post offices and communities in Letcher County, Kentucky published in La Posta magazine in 2002.


Adair County - Post Offices, Robert M. Rennick Jan 2001

Adair County - Post Offices, Robert M. Rennick

County Histories of Kentucky

The history of post offices in Adair County, Kentucky.


Rowan County - Cemetery Index, Rowan County Historical Society Jan 2001

Rowan County - Cemetery Index, Rowan County Historical Society

County Histories of Kentucky

An index and surname list of cemeteries in Rowan County, Kentucky, including bordering cemeteries in Carter, Elliott, Fleming and Morgan Counties, published by the Rowan County Historical Society in 2001.


Rowan County - Cemetery Photographs, Rowan County Historical Society Jan 2001

Rowan County - Cemetery Photographs, Rowan County Historical Society

County Histories of Kentucky

A historical survey of locations and photographs of cemeteries in Rowan County, Kentucky and bordering counties of Carter, Elliott, Fleming and Martin, conducted by the Rowan County Historical Society.