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Guide to the Appalachian Feuds Collection
 

Accession Number: 07
The Appalachian Feuds Collection
1898-1977
0.5 linear ft.
1 oversize portfolio
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview
History
Series I - Correspondence
Series II - Manuscript Accounts of Feuds
Series III - Clippings and Articles
Series IV - Students and Crime
Series V - Photographs
Series VI - News Clippings - Oversize

Access and Use

Provenance: The Appalachian Feuds Collections was compiled over several years by Hutchins Library staff in response to the historical, cultural, and popular interest that feud activity has engendered, especially in Kentucky.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions other than federal copyright regulations.

Finding Aid Author: Keith McCollum, 1980

Preferred Citation: Appalachian Feuds Collection, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, Ky.

Overview of the Collection

The collection contains early 1900s correspondence between Berea College President William G. Frost and feud researchers, together with manuscript accounts, photographs, and newspaper clippings relating to specific feuds and feuding in general.

Related College Archives:

History

The collection contains correspondence by William G. Frost on feud research with T. J. Manning (author) and K.E. Putnam (researcher). Manuscript accounts and newspaper reports of other significant feuds in the region are included.

Subjects in the collection include:

The Callahan-Deaton feud
The Hatfield-McCoy feud
The Baker-White feud
The Phipps-McNeil feud
The Tolliver-Martin-Logan vendetta
The Turner-Sowder feud
1 Manuscript Box
1 Oversize Portfolio

Series I Correspondence Box 1

This series consists of correspondence between Berea College President William Frost and feud researchers, 1900 to 1903.

Box 1

  1. Correspondence - 1900-1903
Series II Manuscript Accounts of Feuds Box 1, cont.

This series consists of typed or handwritten accounts of specific feuds: Callahan-Deaton, Hatfield-McCoy, Baker-White, Phipps-McNeil, Tolliver-Martin-Logan, and Turner-Sowder.

Box 1, continued

  1. Callahan-Deaton feud
  2. Tolliver-Martin-Logan vendetta
  3. “The Kentucky Feuds” - Baker-White
  4. “The Story of a Kentucky Feud” - Phipps-McNeal
  5. “A Forgotten Feud of the Kentucky Mountains”- Turner- Sowders
Series III Clippings and Articles Box 1, cont.

This series consists of feud-related newspaper clippings and magazine articles organized by family feud name. See Series VI for additional items.

Box 1, continued
  1. Hatfield-McCoy
  2. Descendants of Hatfield-McCoy families
  3. Newland
  4. Evans-Hill
  5. Baker-Howard
  6. Hargis
  7. Feuds in general
Series IV Students and Crime Box 1, cont.

This series consists of a 1936 publication entitled Breathitt County High School Students Give Their Thoughts About the Local Crime Situation, written by the school superintendent of Breathitt County, Kentucky.

Box 1, continued
  1. Publication reporting views on feuding of teenagers from Breathitt County, Kentucky, 1936
Series V Photographs Box 1, cont.
 
This series consists of one unidentified photograph and one set of published photographs relating to certain feuding family members.

Box 1, continued

  1. Photographs
Series VI News Clippings - Oversize Box 2

This series consists of oversize feud-related news clippings.

  1. News clippings (Oversize) - 1903-1921

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