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    • Workin'

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

    • Guitars; Singing; Blues music;
    • Thurman 'Cowboy' Burks sings and plays acoustic guitar. He is a longtime street performer from Botetourt County, Virginia.
    • Boy That Never Seen a Fraid

    • Tales--Kentucky; Jack Tales--Kentucky; Folk Tales--Kentucky; Boy That Never Seen a Fraid; Storytelling--Appalachian Region; Saylor, Don;
    • Tale told by Don Saylor at Hyden Elementary School in Leslie County, Kentucky and recorded by Leonard Roberts 10-10-49.
    • Homeward Bound #349 metre 78

    • Shape Note Singing;
    • Mennonites sing at an annual event at Weaver's Mennonite Church near Harrisonburg, Virginia. This is the 75th anniversary of the event. They are singing out of a book called Harmonia Sacra, first published by Joseph Funk in 1832. This event...
    • Hang Out the Front Door Key

    • Renfro Valley Breakfast Party ; Radio Programs--Kentucky; Country Music--Kentucky; Country Musicians--Kentucky; WHAS (Radio Station: Louisville, Kentucky); Hang Out the Front Door Key; Hang Out the Front Door Key;
    • Song sung and played by Daisy Jane and Jim (Sexton) on the Renfro Valley Breakfast Party originating from Renfro Valley, Kentucky over Louisville radio station WHAS 3-5-48.
    • Women of the Mountains

    • Education
    • Text of a brochure written by Rev. Edgar Tufts, Principle of the Girls Department of Lees-McRae Institute, Banner Elk, North Carolina, describing the plight of young women in the mountains of Western North Carolina and requesting scholarship funds...
    • Omy Yea

    • Ballads;
    • Two connected leaves of blue lined paper, handwritten in pencil on both sides. The document is in good physical condition. The document is similar to a booklet, with the leaves connected between the reverse side of the first leaf and the front side...
    • Alabama Gals

    • Fiddle music;
    • Pender Rector (1893-1979) plays fiddle with Stanley Masters accompanying on guitar during a concert in Warren Wilson College's Kittredge Theater. The concert featured local old time bands and was arranged by David Holt.
    • As I Was out Walking...

    • Ballads; Autoharps;
    • An unidentified woman plays autoharp and sings a love ballad that has another version involving an American Indian. The ballad follows the tune of On Top of Old Smoky. This tune is from a cassette labelled 'Bascom Lamar Lunsford', a song...
    • Five Miles Out of Town

    • Fiddle music; Gilbert, Kelly; Five Miles Out of Town;
    • Fiddle tune played by Kelly Gilbert and recorded by John Harrod in Franklin County, Kentucky 06-27-78.

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