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    • Brevard College Library

    • Higher Education; Libraries
    • First library building at Brevard College as seen in 1951-52 photo. Portrait on upper left shows James Addison Jones, for which the library is named. Portrait on upper right shows Eugene Jarvis Coltrane, first president of Brevard College...
    • medicine shows in 40's & 50's (talking)

    • Medicine shows; Guitars; Humor; Interviews;
    • Fuzz Hairston talks about playing music for Dr. Bardos' medicine show during the late 40's and early 50's for an interview with Kip Lornell. He grew up in McDowell County, West Virginia, and moved to Martinsville, Virginia in 1955.
    • moving to Virginia, medicine shows (talking)

    • Interviews; Medicine shows; Guitars;
    • Spence Moore talks about his moving to Virginia after WWII, his radio work, and playing with a medicine show in 1938 during an interview with Kip Lornell. He moved from eastern Tennessee to Konnarock, Virginia in 1945.
    • 1986 Baseball Team

    • cleaning; baseball; sports; students
    • Image shows the 1986 baseball team cleaning up trash; possibly for Nettie Day. Photo shows Elena Schor, Richard Tarleton, Coach Bill Smith, and Jeff Justice.
    • Tusculana 1930

    • Students; Teachers; College administrators; College presidents; Universities & colleges; Fraternities & sororities; Clubs; Football; Football players;
    • Yearbook
    • John H. McGowan's Steam Pumps

    • Advertisements; Advertising; Advertising cards; Steam; Steam engines;
    • This is an advertisement for John H. McGowan's steam pumps. One side of the advertisment shows a independent steam boiler feeder. The other side shows a cut away drawing of T. J. Nottingham's Patent Automatic Lubricator.
    • Log structure 65

    • Log buildings--Appalachian Region--Photographs
    • This photo shows a spring house, an outbuilding serving a specific function in the self-sustaining lifestyle of an Appalachian farmer. Sixty-fifth hyperlinked image in the essay "Historical Survey of Log Structures in Southern Appalachia."
    • [Broad Ax]

    • Axes
    • The ax handle is hand-carved out of wood that is light brown in color. Attached to the wood is a hand-wrought metal ax head. The metal blade has turned a dark brown color with age. The ax is in fair condition, but shows signs of use through worn...
    • [Shawl, Striped Multi-Colored]

    • The shawl is green in color with various geometric line designs in cream, green, and red. The edging of the shawl is knotted for added decoration. Photo taken shows only half of shawl.
    • Oral History - Coon Creek Girls String Band

    • Banjo Music--Kentucky; Folk Songs--Kentucky; Oral History--Kentucky; Ledford, Lily May; Renfro Valley Barn Dance; Coon Creek Girls;
    • While performing at Berea College 1-24-80, Lily May Ledford (Powell County, Kentucky) tells of the formation in 1937 of the Coon Creek Girls string band which performed for many years as part of the Renfro Vally Barn Dance stage and radio shows.
    • Log structure 50

    • Log buildings--Appalachian Region--Photographs
    • The long barn, popular during the early 19th century, shows the means and degree of prosperity in a region. Fiftieth hyperlinked image in the essay "Historical Survey of Log Structures in Southern Appalachia."
    • Students on Old Main Lawn, 1890s

    • Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia; Buildings; Education; Educational facilities; Historic sites; Students; Universities & colleges;
    • This photograph shows several groups of students gathering on Old Main lawn.
    • Brevard College concert choir

    • Music; Singers; Students; Universities & colleges; Historic buildings;
    • This photograph shows a portrait of members of the Brevard College concert choir. The students are standing in front of Spencer Hall. Spencer Hall served as the Administration building at that time, named after Mr. J.C. Spencer, a donor for the...
    • Lining up for church

    • Students; Historic buildings; Education;
    • This photograph shows students of Brevard Institute lining up for the walk to church. The students are standing in front of old Taylor Hall, named for the founders of the Epworth School, predeccesor to Brevard Institute. Brevard Institute was a...


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