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Appalachia (Special Collections): History

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

Manuscript Resources

Turnley Collection, 1763-1920 (MS.2023)
The Turnley Collection contains papers about early East Tennessee history, daily and business lives of early Tennessee settlers, and Turnley family history.

Fink and Dulaney Papers, 1779-1932 (MS.2018)
This collection of materials documents East Tennessee history, and includes the personal papers of early settlers J.F. Deaderick, A.A. Taylor and William Bean.

Sarah Hinkle Research Regarding Eastern Kentucky Feuds, 2004 (MS.2004)
Hinkle writes in her anthropology honors thesis about the historical, social and cultural context of three feuds occurring in Appalachian Eastern Kentucky between 1868 and 1900, and the sensationalist “yellow journalism” that she argued fostered the Appalachian feuding family stereotype.

Rare Books and Facsimiles

Miller's Cove
View of Miller's Cove. Photograph from the William Cox Cochran Photograph Collection.

Appalachia; the mountains, the place, and the people. 1972 (F106.T57)

Better I Stay. 1975 (F442.1.C45)

The rugged southern Appalachia: early settlement, early feuds, strikes, drugs, poverty, schools, beauty, 1700-present. 1997 (F217.A65 M69 1997)

The Southern Appalachians: a history of the landscape. 1999 (F217.A65 Y37 1999)

Special Collections Subject Guides

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