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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...
    • Workin'

    • Social life
    • Roan Mountain resident's account of working on a farm and in various mines as a young man.
    • May Family

    • group portraits; families; rural areas
    • On back of image: "May Family, About 1906 -- Back row, l to r: Myrtle May, Ivy May, Dana May, virgie May, maude May, Birdie Pearl May; Front row, l to r: Thomas b. may holding Sweet May, Bowles May, Florence (Runyon) May, Lissie Pett May -- ...
    • Unknown Group

    • group portraits
    • On back of image, "Window 5-17-41" The individual to the left in the back row is "Aunt Sis" Huffman Leslie. She sold the land where the Pikeville Collegiate Academy was first built. Part of the Allara Library's Hobbs Collection, this image, and...
    • Thornbury Barbershop

    • group portraits
    • On back of image, "Seated, left to right: Joe Marrs, Will Auxier, Back row, left to right: McClelland Thornbury, Dr. Lauche thornbury, George Stump thornbury, Will Ramsey; Probably made about 1912 at barbershop of George Stump Thornbury....
    • [Quilt, Red Linsey-woolsey]

    • Wool quilts
    • Type: Whole cloth-Linsey-woolsey quilt. It belonged to the Samples Family.
      Set Up: The quilt is made up of two panels of cloth that have been sewn together to make a front and back.
      Color: the red fabric has been dyed with sumac.
      Batting:...
    • [Quilt, Red Linsey-woolsey, Compound View]

    • Wool quilts
    • Type: Whole cloth-Linsey-woolsey quilt. It belonged to the Samples Family.
      Set Up: The quilt is made up of two panels of cloth that have been sewn together to make a front and back.
      Color: the red fabric has been dyed with sumac.
      Batting:...
    •  graduate medal

    • Alumni & alumnae; Education; Theological seminaries; Medals; Universities & colleges
    • This is a photograph of a medal awarded to Harrison Pinkney Hollar. Mr. Hollar was a graduate of the Divinity program at Rutherford College and received this medal denoting his achievement of a Bachelor of Divinity. The object is a muted gold color...
    • Take Me Back to Tulsa

    • Fiddle music; Radio;
    • Eddie Arnold and the Golden West Cowboys perform live over Roanoke Country Radio station WDBJ. This is an example of the western swing, and cowboy music influence in the Appalachian region.
    • Too Young to Marry

    • Bands; Fiddle music
    • The Wheat Valley Bluegrass band plays a fiddle tune. Band members include: Robert Mitchum-bass, Robert Craig-fiddle, Morris Arrington-mandolin, John Hensley-banjo, Frank Dooley-guitar, and Juanita Michum-vocals. This takes place in Curtis,...
    • Take Me Back to Tulsa

    • Fiddle music; Guitars;
    • Spence Moore plays guitar with his brother, Joe, and Jim Moore on the fiddle. This takes place in Mountain City, Tennessee, where they used to live.
    • Back corner of log house

    • Dwellings; Buildings; Animals
    • Back and side exterior walls of a log house in disrepair. There is no chinking between the logs of the house, and no stone or board foundation. A wood shutter leans on its hinges on the back window. A cat crouches on a tire that lays to the...
    • Story of a Cherokee Family

    • Indians of North America
    • The author's retelling of a story passed down to him, dealing with the fate of a Cherokee Indian family and the subsequent desecration of their graves by U.S. soldiers.
    • Barbara Allen

    • Ballads;
    • Two leaves, typewritten on the front sides. The document is in good physical condition. There is a piece of clear adhesive tape over staple holes in the upper left corner of the first leaf. There is a piece of document missing at the lower right...
    • Frank J. Forsyth, Sr. and company

    • group portraits
    • The back of the image says that Frank J. Forsyth, Sr. is the third from the right on the back row. Also, "J.H. EDWARDS, Registered Professional Engineer, -- Associate Editor, Coal Age -- 2962 Winters Road - Huntington 2, W. Wa." is stamped on...
    • Sitting on the Porch

    • group portraits
    • On back of image: "Reese Meadors? First on left -- Window 4-41 and 10-11-51" Part of the Allara Library's Hobbs Collection, this image, and others like it, were put on display in Hobbs Store on Main Street in Pikeville, KY. Notes were made on...
    • The Hatfields

    • group portraits; families; rural areas
    • On back of image: "Children seated - third boy is Willis Hatfield -- Window 5-10-41" On front of image: "Standing left to right - Rosa Hatfield, Troy Hatfield..." Part of the Allara Library's Hobbs Collection, this image, and others like it,...
    • Unknown Man

    • portraits
    • On back of image, "Window 4-4-41" Part of the Allara Library's Hobbs Collection, this image, and others like it, were put on display in Hobbs Store on Main Street in Pikeville, KY. Notes were made on the back of some to record when they were...
    • Richie Baker

    • portraits
    • On back of image, "Windown 7-14-41" Part of the Allara Library's Hobbs Collection, this image, and others like it, were put on display in Hobbs Store on Main Street in Pikeville, KY. Notes were made on the back of some to record when they were...
    • Unknown Wedding

    • weddings
    • On back of image, "Window 7-10-41" Part of the Allara Library's Hobbs Collection, this image, and others like it, were put on display in Hobbs Store on Main Street in Pikeville, KY. Notes were made on the back of some to record when they were...

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