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    • Pikeville College Diary of a Flood

    • newspapers; floods; disasters; college towns; colleges
    • This is a special edition paper printed by Pikeville College in the aftermath of the Flood of 1977. While its purpose was to seek funding for the college after the crisis, this paper also relates first-hand accounts of the flood and how it...
    • Hatcher Hotel 19/20

    • hotels; sayings; rural areas
    • Mr. Hatcher spent time writing sayings and stories about local history and folk lore on the walls of his hotel. The Hatcher Hotel was located on Main St. in Pikeville, KY.
    • Hatcher Hotel 17/20

    • hotels; sayings; rural areas
    • Mr. Hatcher spent time writing sayings and stories about local history and folk lore on the walls of his hotel. The Hatcher Hotel was located on Main St. in Pikeville, KY.
    • I Have Heard About Heaven

    • Renfro Valley Gatherin' ; Radio Programs--Kentucky; Country Music--Kentucky; Country Musicians--Kentucky; WHAS (Radio Station: Louisville, Kentucky); I Have Heard About Heaven; Seventy Six Quartet; I Have Heard About Heaven;
    • Song sung and played by the Seventy Six Quartet on the Renfro Valley Gatherin' originating from Renfro Valley, Kentucky over Louisville radio station WHAS 3-7-48.
    • [Story About Arthur's Dulcimer]

    • Celebration of Traditional Music--Berea College; CTM-03; Johnson, Arthur;[Story About Arthur's Dulcimer];
    • Musical performance at the 2003 Berea College Celebration of Traditional Music
    • James Hays letter to his mother dated Sept. 15, 1858

    • Emory and Henry College; Emory and Henry College -- History
    • This is James Hays's third letter to his mother, shortly after he enrolled in the junior class at Emory & Henry College. In this letter he gives his initital impression of the faculty. He also mentions attending a religious "camp meeting".
    • Ballad of Fancy Gap (talking)

    • Ballads; Guitars;
    • Jim Marshall talks about a ballad he wrote about a route that was dangerous for truckers. Jim was a trucker at the time. He also talks about his songwriting while on the road. Listen to the Ballad of Fancy Gap: fe02501. This interview takes...
    • murder of Freeda Bolt (talking)

    • Ballads; Guitars;
    • Jim Marshall talks about a ballad he wrote about a local murder. They also talk about the ballad, Murder of Freeda Bolt. This interview takes place in Jim's home near Hillsville, Virginia.
    • Cedar Mountain on Runnet Bag (talking)

    • Interviews; Storytelling; Interviews;
    • Wayne Bowman speaks with an unidentified woman about mountain life in general and tells some tales about a mountain in Franklin County with a cave system where Civil War soldiers have hidden. She also tells about the DeHart Hole.
    • Claude Allen

    • Ballads;
    • Viola Cole sings a ballad about a local family tragedy in 1914. She learned most of the ballads she sings from her mother who learned them from Viola's grandmother. This interview by Kip Lornell takes place in her Carroll County home. Listen to...
    • Gypsy Motor Freight

    • Singing; Guitars;
    • Jim Marshall sings a song he wrote about about his occupation as an independent trucker. Jim lives near Hillsville, Virginia where this interview takes place. Listen to Jim talking about this song: fe04012.
    • song, tobacco co-ops (talking)

    • Interviews; Tobacco;
    • Richard Bigger talks with Kip Lornell about the unpopularity of tobacco co-ops in Pittsylvania County in the 1920's. They also talk about the song Wish to the Lord I Had Never Been Born, which is about the co-ops. Richard played fiddle for The...
    • Mountain City Blues

    • Blues music; Guitars; Singing;
    • Spence Moore talks with Vaughan Webb about his definition of blues. Then he plays guitar and sings a song his brother wrote about a jail mate. This interview takes place in his home in Chilhowie, Virginia. He was born and raised in Mountain...

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