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Guide to the Appalachian Photoarchives Collection
 

Accession Number: SAA 70
Appalachian Photoarchives Collection
Photographs, 1900-1955
1.6 Linear Feet
4 manuscript boxes
Online Catalog Record
(BANC)

Overview
Box List
Box 1
Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Access and Use

Access: There are no restrictions placed on viewing this collection. Reproduction for publication is at the discretion of Berea College.

Provenance: Originally Berea College Library staff placed these photos in mixed vertical files on Appalachian subjects. The photos were later gathered into a separate collection. The original sources for most of them are unknown, though Berea College professor James Watt Raine initialed some of them, and others were taken for a survey of rural schools. Still others are preserved from the Knott County Bicentennial Exhibit. Many of the older images were used in the Berea Quarterly, an early journal of Appalachian Studies, published from 1895-1916.

Preferred Citation: Appalachian Photoarchives Collection, 1900-1955, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, Ky.

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Overview

This collection is made up of black and white photographic prints of various sizes, some with dates and/or notations, preserved for their relevance to Appalachia. They include portraits of individuals, industries, structures (homes, schools, churches), landscapes, crafts, and roads. Schools and communitycenters are the most frequent subjects (some 180 photos). The photos are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box List
4 Manuscript Boxes

Box 1

  1. Agriculture (8)
  2. Anglin Falls(2)
  3. Animal (4)
  4. Antiquities, Appalachian Mountains, Appalachian Industries (59)
  5. Appalachian (2)
  6. Architecture (51)
  7. Artifact (1)
  8. Asheville, NC (1)
  9. Boone Trail Highway (2)
  10. Blacks (2)
  11. Breathitt County KY. I (2)
  12. Bridges (4)
  13. Ceremony (3)
  14. Children (17)
  15. Churches (12)
  16. Coal Mining General (12)
  17. Coal Mining: Berea KY (7)
  18. Courts (3)
  19. Appalachian Colleges & Universities: Berea College Mt. Berry, Ga. (1)
  20. Creeks and Streams Elizabeth Branch (2)
  21. Event (1)
  22. Appalachian Feuds (1)
  23. Boone, Daniel (1)
  24. Floyd County (2)
  25. Folk Art (6)
  26. Forests & Forestry (5)
  27. Frenchburg School (8)
  28. Handicrafts Photos (54)
  29. Hazard, KY (7)
  30. History-General (9)
  31. Hindman, KY (8)
  32. Johnson Co. KY (2)
  33. Hyden, KY (2)
  34. Jackson Co., KY (2)
  35. Knott Co., KY (5)
  36. Knox Co, KY (1)

Box 2

  1. Landscape (18)
  2. Leslie Co., KY (2)
  3. Liquor Problem (19)
  4. Log Cabins (57)
  5. Lumber and Lumbering (25)
  6. Madison Co., KY (2)
  7. Mail (1)
  8. Maps (2)
  9. Molasses Making (4)
  10. Mountain People (21)
  11. Mountain People (66)
  12. Murphy, N.C., Cherokee Co. (1)
  13. Music (3)
  14. Musical Instruments (7)
  15. Owsley County, KY (1)
  16. Park, Monument, Museums KY (13)
  17. Pike Co. KY (2)
  18. Pine Mt. Settlement School (17)
  19. Plants: Mertensia (Virginia bluebells) (2)
  20. Portraits (54)
  21. Portraits (33)
  22. Portraits: Davis, Sam and Family (3)
  23. Poverty: Office of Economic Opportunity (1)
  24. Powell County (1)
  25. Pulaski Co. KY (15)

Box 3

  1. Rural School Improvement Project (65)
  2. Railroads (11)
  3. Religion (28)
  4. Renfro Valley, KY (24)
  5. Roads (40)
  6. Rockcastle Co, KY (4)
  7. Scenes and Views (45)
  8. School General(25)
  9. Schools and Community Centers, General (28)
  10. Schools and Community Centers, Big Hill (2)
  11. Schools and Community Centers, Buckhorn School (7)
  12. Schools and Community Centers, Hazel Green Academy (14)
  13. Schools and Community Centers, Henderson Settlement (7)
  14. Schools and Community Centers, Homeplace CC. (1)
  15. Schools and Community Centers, Highland Institute, Guerrant, KY (1)
  16. Schools and Community Centers, Morris Fork Community Center. (1)
  17. Schools and Community Centers, Narrow Gap, KY. (3)
  18. Schools and Community Centers, Rabun Gap Nacoochee School RaGap, GA, (2)
  19. Schools and Community Centers, Oneida Institute., Oneida , KY. (5)
  20. Schools and Community Centers, Red Bird Settlement School, Beverly, KY (3)
  21. Schools and Community Centers, Silver Creek (1)
  22. Schools and Community Centers, Tennessee General (1)
  23. The Spinning Wheel, Asheville, N.C. (10)
  24. Springs: Slate Lick (1)
  25. Sorghum Making (1)
  26. Stills (2)
  27. Study (1)

Box 4

  1. Tennessee (13)
  2. Townscape (2)
  3. Transportation I (25)
  4. Transportation II (11)
  5. York, Alvin , slides (15)
  6. TVA photos, postcards, illustrations (8)
  7. Women ( 25)

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