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Bourbon County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick Jan 2019

Bourbon County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Place names for Bourbon County, Kentucky.


Robert M. Rennick Papers, Robert M. Rennick, Elizabeth Mccombs Rennick Jan 2019

Robert M. Rennick Papers, Robert M. Rennick, Elizabeth Mccombs Rennick

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Rowan County News Subject Index, 1935-1959, Rowan County News (Morehead, Ky.) Jan 2019

Rowan County News Subject Index, 1935-1959, Rowan County News (Morehead, Ky.)

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Vintage Fiddlers Oral History Project Collection, Marynell Young, Clela Belle Alfrey, Virgil Alfrey, Alfred Clark Bailey, Chillson Leach, J. P. Fraley, Annadeen Fraley, David Sizemore, Hiram Stamper, Clyde Davenport Nov 2018

Vintage Fiddlers Oral History Project Collection, Marynell Young, Clela Belle Alfrey, Virgil Alfrey, Alfred Clark Bailey, Chillson Leach, J. P. Fraley, Annadeen Fraley, David Sizemore, Hiram Stamper, Clyde Davenport

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Caroline R. Miller Taulbee Research Papers, Caroline R. Miller Nov 2018

Caroline R. Miller Taulbee Research Papers, Caroline R. Miller

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Mccomb Family Letters, Mccomb Family., Millington Barnett Mccomb, Hugo Arthur Muller, Laura Barnett Muller, Elizabeth Mccomb, Mary Easton Barnett Jul 2018

Mccomb Family Letters, Mccomb Family., Millington Barnett Mccomb, Hugo Arthur Muller, Laura Barnett Muller, Elizabeth Mccomb, Mary Easton Barnett

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Enduring Music: Migrant Appalachian Communities And The Shenandoah National Park, Madeline Marsh May 2018

Enduring Music: Migrant Appalachian Communities And The Shenandoah National Park, Madeline Marsh

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

This paper is an archival study of the displaced children of families formerly living in the Shenandoah National Park which spans from Strasburg to Waynesboro, Virginia. The study looks at interviews, from the JMU Special Collections archives, of these children in the 1970-80s, nearly fifty years after their forced migration from the 197,438 acres that comprised the park. Change and pressure during the 1930s-40s combined with national policy began the nostalgic preservation and veneration of the culture of these people of the Blue Ridge Mountains; through the archives, a clear and diverse picture of the perspectives and lifestyles of ...


Helen Price Stacy Papers, Helen Price Stacy Feb 2018

Helen Price Stacy Papers, Helen Price Stacy

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Swiss Settlement In Randolph County, West Virginia: A Study Of Land Deals, Policies, And Immigration, Elizabeth Satterfield Jan 2018

Swiss Settlement In Randolph County, West Virginia: A Study Of Land Deals, Policies, And Immigration, Elizabeth Satterfield

Munn Scholars Awards

No abstract provided.


Iron Road: The Rise Of Huntington, West Virginia, 1870-1920, Brooks Bryant Jan 2018

Iron Road: The Rise Of Huntington, West Virginia, 1870-1920, Brooks Bryant

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

The city of Huntington, West Virginia, did not occur gradually, nor did the city grow organically. Collis P. Huntington’s purchase of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad in the winter of 1869 led to the conception of the first new city of a State born out of the Civil War. Collis Huntington specifically chose the future site of Huntington for the terminus of the C&O Railroad to reach areas rich in coal, timber, and agriculture in West Virginia, providing natural resources a way to market. For Collis P. Huntington to profit from shipping natural resources out of West Virginia, he ...


Mallie Cody Turner Collection, Mallie C. Turner Dec 2017

Mallie Cody Turner Collection, Mallie C. Turner

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Cave Run Lake Collection, United States Army Corps Of Engineers, Louisville District. Sep 2017

Cave Run Lake Collection, United States Army Corps Of Engineers, Louisville District.

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative Interviews, Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative, Chris Green, Gurney Norman, Jim Webb, Pauletta Hansel, Renee Stamper, George Ella Lyon, Richard Hague, Mike Henson, Bob Henry Baber, Pat Arnow Jul 2017

Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative Interviews, Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative, Chris Green, Gurney Norman, Jim Webb, Pauletta Hansel, Renee Stamper, George Ella Lyon, Richard Hague, Mike Henson, Bob Henry Baber, Pat Arnow

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


County Histories Of Eastern Kentucky, Works Progress Administration, Kentucky Federal Writers Project, Other Authors Jun 2017

County Histories Of Eastern Kentucky, Works Progress Administration, Kentucky Federal Writers Project, Other Authors

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


“Ain’T It A Pretty Night?”: An Analysis Of Carlisle Floyd’S Susannah As An Allegory For The Socio-Political Culture Of The United States In The 1950s, Melissa L. Allen May 2017

“Ain’T It A Pretty Night?”: An Analysis Of Carlisle Floyd’S Susannah As An Allegory For The Socio-Political Culture Of The United States In The 1950s, Melissa L. Allen

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

This capstone thesis discusses the applicability of Carlisle Floyd’s 1955 opera, Susannah, as an allegory for the socio-political climate of the United States in the 1950s. In order to do so, a musical analysis of the opera’s score was then performed for its use of folk song conventions and verismo operatic conventions. The libretto was analyzed for the use of social conventions of Southern Appalachia. Characters actions and musical content were then judged on whether (1) their actions were in line with the social conventions of traditional Appalachian culture and (2) if their musical content used/reflected conventions ...


Progressive Education In Appalachia: East Tennessee State Normal School And Appalachian State Normal School, Holly Heacock May 2017

Progressive Education In Appalachia: East Tennessee State Normal School And Appalachian State Normal School, Holly Heacock

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this thesis, I am examining how East Tennessee State Normal School in East Tennessee and Appalachian State Normal School in Western North Carolina interpreted progressive education differently in their states. This difference is that East Tennessee State began as a state funded school to educate future teachers therefore their school and their curriculum was more rounded and set to a structured schedule. Appalachian State Normal School was initially founded to educate the uneducated in the “lost provinces” therefore, curriculum was even more progressive than East Tennessee State’s – based strongly on the practices of farming, woodworking, and other practical ...


Benjamin Coleman Stamper Papers, Benjamin Coleman Stamper, Peyton Buckner Byrne, George W. Hall Jan 2017

Benjamin Coleman Stamper Papers, Benjamin Coleman Stamper, Peyton Buckner Byrne, George W. Hall

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Green County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick Dec 2016

Green County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Place names of Green County, Kentucky.


Lincoln County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick Dec 2016

Lincoln County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Place names of Lincoln County, Kentucky.


X - Miscellaneous Kentucky Place Names, Robert M. Rennick Dec 2016

X - Miscellaneous Kentucky Place Names, Robert M. Rennick

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Miscellaneous Kentucky place names.


Wolfe County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick Dec 2016

Wolfe County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Place names of Wolfe County, Kentucky.


X - Kentucky Community Nicknames, Robert M. Rennick Dec 2016

X - Kentucky Community Nicknames, Robert M. Rennick

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Kentucky community nicknames.


Woodford County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick Dec 2016

Woodford County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Place names of Woodford County, Kentucky.


Webster County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick Dec 2016

Webster County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Place names of Webster County, Kentucky.


Whitley County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick Dec 2016

Whitley County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Place names of Whitley County, Kentucky.


Trimble County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick Dec 2016

Trimble County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Place names of Trimble County, Kentucky.


Washington County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick Dec 2016

Washington County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Place names of Washington County, Kentucky.


Union County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick Dec 2016

Union County - Place Names, Robert M. Rennick

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Place names of Union County, Kentucky.