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Appalachia (Special Collections): Cooking & Handicraft

This guide will direct you to resources in Special Collections on topics related to the Appalachian region.

Manuscript Resources

photograph from the Evelyn Bishop Scrapbook, picturing Aunt Lizzie Reagan spinning wool.
"Aunt Lizzie Reagan spinning wool." Photograph located in the Evelyn Bishop Scrapbook, found in From Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont Digital Collection, provided by the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts archives.

Joseph Marshall Krechniak and Helen Bullard Krechniak Papers, circa 1930-2003 [bulk 1930s-1940s], MS.2678
The majority of Helen Bullard Krechniak’s materials consist of articles and brochures about her doll making. Joseph Marshall Krechniak’s papers include manuscripts for his short stories and other materials related to his writing.

Mary Frances Davidson Book, Vegetable Dyeing of Wool in the Appalachian Highlands, 1943, MS.2349
Davidson wrote this book on dyeing wool while studying to be a master craftsman at the Southern Highland Guild.

Recipes, Remedies and Court Records, undated, MS.2467
This bound volume consists of 80 pages of recipes, home remedies, and notes on court cases.

Rare Books

Our mountain craftsmen. 1969 (TT139.S74)

Southern Appalachia[n] mountain cookin’. 1974 (TX715.S6787 1974)

Mountain potpourri. 1979 (TX715.M68)

Appalachian business heritage: the surviving craftsman fulfilling the American dream. 1982 (TT23.2 W35)

Cider beans, wild greens, and dandelion jelly: recipes from Southern Appalachia. 2010 (TX715.A4425 2010)

Digital Resources

From Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont

From Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont is a fully-searchable digital collection of letters, diaries, photographs, scrapbooks written and compiled by Settlement School teachers; images of contemporary art pieces housed at Arrowmont, including a 360-degree interactive gallery; and short-printed items that document the history of the Pi Beta Phi Settlement School and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

Special Collections and University Archives

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