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Appalachia (Special Collections): Religion

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

Manuscript Resources

Church in Gatlinburg, Tennessee area
A Gatlinburg area church from the Rosemary Morehead Scrapbook.

Eleanor Dickinson Collection, 1970-1999 (MS.2068)
This collection contains materials related to Knoxville native and artist Dickinson’s book and exhibit on Southern Appalachian revival meetings, titled Revival.

Frederick W. Henck Materials, 1880 December 2-1888 August 5, 2001 (MS.3657)
Henck’s papers include a journal, correspondence and a record of goings-on of a church where Henck, a reverend, was involved.

Rare Books and Facsimiles

Highways and byways of Appalachia; a study of the work of the Synod of Appalachia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. 1927 (BX8967.A6 C7)

The old first church. Synod of Appalachia, Presbytery of Knoxville. 1942 (BX8949.K7 O4)

Special Collections Subject Guides

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