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Appalachia (Special Collections): Culture & Folklore

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

Manuscript Resources

Norbert F. Riedl Collection, 1965-1975 (MS.0954, MS.1075, and MS.1168)
Riedl’s collections contain the University of Tennessee anthropology professor’s research materials on Southern Appalachian folk culture.

Michael Lofaro Class Papers Regarding Folklore, 1978-2007 (MS.1257, MS.1336, MS.1545, MS.1973, MS.2021, MS.2641, MS.3202, and MS.3337)
These collections include student papers written for University of Tennessee professor Michael Lofaro’s folklore class, including papers on Southern Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains folklore.

Tracey Cline Research Report, 2005 December 1 (MS.3355)
Cline’s research paper, written for Dr. Benita Howell’s anthropology class, details alcohol-based home remedies found in the Appalachian region.

Rare Books and Facsimiles

Peculiarities of the Appalachian mountaineers; a summary of legends, traditions, signs and superstitions that are almost forgotten. 1967 (GR108.J65)

People’s cultural heritage in Appalachia. 1970 (F217.A65.W48)

Glimpses of Southern Appalachian folk culture: papers in memory of Norbert F. Riedl. 1978 (GN1.T454 no. 3)

Tales along the Appalachian Plateau. 1995 (F106.F96 1995)

The southern highlander & his homeland. 2003 (F210.C2 2003)

Special Collections Subject Guides

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