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    • Wharf Rat, The (story)

    • Interviews; Storytelling;
    • Joe Carter, son of A.P. and Sara Carter, tells a story about an enormous rat. Joe learned this story in his youth from a neighbor, and tells it impersonating to man.
    • Tommy Magness pranks, detuning fiddle (talking)

    • Bands; Radio; Humor;
    • Wayne Flemming tells a joke that Tommy Magness used to tell on him. Gordon Reid tells about detuning Tommy's fiddle in between songs. This interview is being conducted by Kip Lornell with a group of musicians and announcers who used to perform on...
    • Irving Sharpe pranks (talking)

    • Radio; Humor;
    • Virgil Simmons tells a story about winning a guinea hen for a fiddle contest, and Irv letting them loose. Saford Hall tells a story of spelling confusion. This interview is being conducted by Kip Lornell with a group of musicians and announcers...
    • 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.
    • Stories of Growing up in Eastern Kentucky

    • O'Tucks; Kentucky Wit and Humor; Clark, Billy C. (Billy Curtis); Storytelling-Kentucky; Storytelling--Appalachian Region; Kentucky-Authors; Authors-Kentucky; Authors-Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • (Photo by dailyindependent.com) Kentucky writer Billy C. Clark (1928-2004) tells stories of his eastern Kentucky upbringing during the 1930s and 1940s and how he portrays the region's people and culture in his writing. He is speaking as the...
    • Pretty Polly (Spoken Introduction)

    • Banjo Music--Kentucky; Pretty Polly; Folk Songs--Kentucky; Oral History--Kentucky; Ledford, Lily May;
    • Lily May Ledford (Powell County, Kentucky) tells of her mother's oppinion of the murder ballad, Pretty Polly while performing at Berea College 1-24-80.
    • 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.
    • Oral History - Coon Creek Girls String Band at the White House - Part 1

    • 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 Coon Creek Girls string band performing at the White House in 1939 for the King and Queen of England and President and Mrs. Roosevelt.
    • Oral History - Coon Creek Girls String Band at the White House - Part 2

    • Banjo Music--Kentucky; Folk Songs--Kentucky; Oral History--Kentucky; Ledford, Lily May; Renfro Valley Barn Dance;
    • While performing at Berea College 1-24-80. Lily May Ledford (Powell County, Kentucky) tells of the Coon Creek Girls string band performing at the White House in 1939 for the King and Queen of England and President and Mrs. Roosevelt.
    • Oral History - Coon Creek Girls String Band at the White House - Part 3

    • Banjo Music--Kentucky; Folk Songs--Kentucky; Oral History--Kentucky; Ledford, Lily May; Renfro Valley Barn Dance;
    • While performing at Berea College 1-24-80. Lily May Ledford (Powell County, Kentucky) tells of the Coon Creek Girls string band performing at the White House in 1939 for the King and Queen of England and President and Mrs. Roosevelt.
    • Campbell Mansion Artifacts; new parlor, 1990

    • Bethany (West Virginia); Domestic life; Entertaining; Guests; Historic buildings; Historic sites; Parlors; Wallpapers;
    • The guest wing or Strangers' Hall was completed in 1840, the year that Bethany College was chartered. It was built to accomodate an increasing number of prominent visitors to the home. Three of its walls are covered with original wallpaper, by...
    • Letter from Rev. John F. Spence to Rev. John S. Petty, June 11, 1884

    • Tennessee Wesleyan College; Petty, John S., 1838-1911; Spence, John F., 1828-1912; Methodist Episcopal Church. Holston Conference (Tenn.)--History
    • The is the last in the series of five letters that Spence sent to Petty regarding Spence's financial needs in relation to East Tennessee Wesleyan University. In this final letter Spence thanks Petty for paying his pledge, and he also tells him...
    • Figsboro Mill story

    • Storytelling; Moonshine;
    • Margarie Quinlin tells a story about a miller's ghost who haunted a stream. This takes place at Patrick Henry Community College.
    • Snow Creek ghost story

    • Storytelling;
    • Margarie Quinlin tells a story about her mother encountering the ghost of Grandpa Wingfield, at Snow Creek, Franklin County. This takes place at Patrick Henry Community College.
    • Watt Hairston story

    • Storytelling;
    • Margarie Quinlin tells a story about the Hairston plantation of Henry County, and the cursing and lightning striking of Watt Hairston. This takes place at Patrick Henry Community College.
    • Deep River ghost story

    • Storytelling;
    • Margarie Quinlin tells a story about the ghost of her relative's childhood servant helping her get home in Deep River, North Carolina. This takes place at Patrick Henry Community College.
    • House on a Graveyard story

    • Storytelling;
    • Margarie Quinlin tells a ghost story about a house hold in Snow Creek, Franklin County, and the resident spirits. This takes place at Patrick Henry Community College.
    • Lamb of God story

    • Storytelling;
    • Margarie Quinlin tells a story about her great grandfather being visited by a spirit, or ghost, that he took to be the Lamb of God, in Jackson's Creek, North Carolina. This takes place at Patrick Henry Community College.

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