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1901 Minutes Of The Eighty-First Session Of The Kentucky Annual Conference Of The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Methodist Episcopal Church, South 2018 Asbury Theological Seminary

1901 Minutes Of The Eighty-First Session Of The Kentucky Annual Conference Of The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Methodist Episcopal Church, South

Minutes of the Kentucky Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Secret_Menu, Charles K. Mai 2018 Bard College

Secret_Menu, Charles K. Mai

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Embedded In These Walls, Trish J. Gibson 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Embedded In These Walls, Trish J. Gibson

Theses and Dissertations

Embedded In These Walls uses photographic imagery, archival ephemera, and written text to examine a specific history of generational trauma through the lens of a singular family of a southern tradition to point to a larger systemic breakdown of accountability and truthfulness regarding abuse


Swiss Settlement In Randolph County, West Virginia: A Study Of Land Deals, Policies, And Immigration, Elizabeth Satterfield 2018 West Virginia University

Swiss Settlement In Randolph County, West Virginia: A Study Of Land Deals, Policies, And Immigration, Elizabeth Satterfield

Munn Scholars Awards

No abstract provided.


Enduring Music: Migrant Appalachian Communities And The Shenandoah National Park, Madeline Marsh 2018 James Madison University

Enduring Music: Migrant Appalachian Communities And The Shenandoah National Park, Madeline Marsh

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

This paper is an archival study of the displaced children of families formerly living in the Shenandoah National Park which spans from Strasburg to Waynesboro, Virginia. The study looks at interviews, from the JMU Special Collections archives, of these children in the 1970-80s, nearly fifty years after their forced migration from the 197,438 acres that comprised the park. Change and pressure during the 1930s-40s combined with national policy began the nostalgic preservation and veneration of the culture of these people of the Blue Ridge Mountains; through the archives, a clear and diverse picture of the perspectives and lifestyles of ...


Unending Mazes: Gendered Inequalities, Drug Use, And State Interventions In Rural Appalachia, Lesly-Marie Buer 2018 University of Kentucky

Unending Mazes: Gendered Inequalities, Drug Use, And State Interventions In Rural Appalachia, Lesly-Marie Buer

Theses and Dissertations--Anthropology

Prescription opioids are associated with rising rates of overdose deaths and hepatitis C and HIV infection in the US, including in rural Central Appalachia. Yet there is a dearth of published ethnographic research examining rural opioid use. The aim of this dissertation is to document the gendered inequalities that situate women’s encounters with substance abuse treatment as well as additional state interventions targeted at women who use drugs. These results are based on ethnographic fieldwork completed from 2013 to 2016 and centered around one county seat in rural Central Appalachia. Data are ascertained through semi-structured interviews with women who ...


Iron Road: The Rise Of Huntington, West Virginia, 1870-1920, Brooks Bryant 2018 Marshall University

Iron Road: The Rise Of Huntington, West Virginia, 1870-1920, Brooks Bryant

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

The city of Huntington, West Virginia, did not occur gradually, nor did the city grow organically. Collis P. Huntington’s purchase of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad in the winter of 1869 led to the conception of the first new city of a State born out of the Civil War. Collis Huntington specifically chose the future site of Huntington for the terminus of the C&O Railroad to reach areas rich in coal, timber, and agriculture in West Virginia, providing natural resources a way to market. For Collis P. Huntington to profit from shipping natural resources out of West Virginia, he ...


A Poetic Exploration Of Landscape And Negation In Larry Levis's The Dollmaker’S Ghost, Cynthia McComas 2018 Marshall University

A Poetic Exploration Of Landscape And Negation In Larry Levis's The Dollmaker’S Ghost, Cynthia Mccomas

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

The following thesis contains a collection of poetry, which portrays an exploration of landscape through negation and meditation. These poems often describe the region of Appalachia via a speaker who seeks wisdom through thoughtful images of nature and its decay. Prefacing the creative body is a critical introduction which highlights my influences, craft, and methods of writing. These poems were written while studying the poet Larry Levis, who provides an imaginative and thought-provoking perspective of natural landscapes and the people who coexist among them.


Mothered, Mothering & Motherizing In Illness Narratives: What Women Cancer Survivors In Southern Central Appalachia Reveal About Mothering-Disruption, Kelly A. Dorgan, Kathryn L. Duvall, Sadie P. Hutson, Amber E. Kinser 2017 East Tennessee State University

Mothered, Mothering & Motherizing In Illness Narratives: What Women Cancer Survivors In Southern Central Appalachia Reveal About Mothering-Disruption, Kelly A. Dorgan, Kathryn L. Duvall, Sadie P. Hutson, Amber E. Kinser

Amber E. Kinser

Informed by a mothering-disruption framework, our study examines the illness narratives of women cancer survivors living in Southern Central Appalachia. We collected the stories of twenty-nine women cancer survivors from northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia using a multi-phasic qualitative design. Phase I consisted of women cancer survivors participating in a day-long story circle (n=26). Phase II consisted of women cancer survivors who were unable to attend the story circle ; this sample sub-set participated in in-depth interviews (n=3) designed to capture their illness narratives. Participants' illness narratives revealed the presence of: (1) mothering-disruption whereby cancer adversely impacted the mothering ...


Barriers To Family Cancer Communication In Southern Appalachia, Kathryn L. Duvall, Kelly A. Dorgan, Amber E. Kinser 2017 East Tennessee State University

Barriers To Family Cancer Communication In Southern Appalachia, Kathryn L. Duvall, Kelly A. Dorgan, Amber E. Kinser

Amber E. Kinser

This study examines cultural issues surrounding family cancer communication in Appalachia, providing insight into participants’ communication choices regarding their illness within their families. Stories of 29 female Appalachian cancer survivors from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia were collected via a mixed methods approach in either a day-long story circle (N=26) or an in-depth interview (N=3). Qualitative content analysis was used to identify unique barriers to family cancer communication in Appalachia. Two barriers emerged: 1) the health of other family members and 2) cancer in a “taboo” area. These findings suggest that Appalachian female cancer survivors struggle with similar ...


Mallie Cody Turner Collection, Mallie C. Turner 2017 Morehead State University

Mallie Cody Turner Collection, Mallie C. Turner

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Recording Review Of Georgia Yellow Hammers & Associates, Ted Olson 2017 East Tennessee State University

Recording Review Of Georgia Yellow Hammers & Associates, Ted Olson

ETSU Faculty Works

Review of Georgia Yellow Hammers & Associates: Vols. 1-4


A Real Rock Star, Mike James 2017 Ashland Daily Independent

A Real Rock Star, Mike James

Indian Head Rock Project

An article published in Ashland Daily Independent discussing the documentary film on the Indian Head Rock by Steve Middleton from November 2, 2017.


Morehead State University Celebrates Its 130th Anniversary - 'A Light To The Mountains' Expands Its Vision, Jay Morgan 2017 Lexington Herald-Leader

Morehead State University Celebrates Its 130th Anniversary - 'A Light To The Mountains' Expands Its Vision, Jay Morgan

Morehead State College Histories

No abstract provided.


Historic Huntington Businesses: The Birth Of Huntington, W.Va. 1871-1900, Jack L. Dickinson, Alison K. Summer-Ramirez 2017 Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.

Historic Huntington Businesses: The Birth Of Huntington, W.Va. 1871-1900, Jack L. Dickinson, Alison K. Summer-Ramirez

Jack L Dickinson

In the post-Civil War period of 1871 to 1900 the newly formed city of Huntington boomed in population and industry. Both immigrants and migrants alike flocked to the growing city which offered not only a fresh start and job opportunities but also educational opportunities such as the local Marshall College. This city’s strategic placement was ideal in that not only was it the halfway point between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, but it was also connected to the rest of the country by the growing railroad and the great Ohio River. These factors allowed for businesses of every want and need ...


Recording Review Of Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946, Ted Olson 2017 East Tennessee State University

Recording Review Of Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946, Ted Olson

ETSU Faculty Works

Review of Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937–1946. 2015. Produced, compiled, and annotated by James P. Leary. Dust-to-Digital, CDs (5), DVD, DTD-43.


Cave Run Lake Collection, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District. 2017 Morehead State University

Cave Run Lake Collection, United States Army Corps Of Engineers, Louisville District.

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Big Mama And The Uncertain Leap, Kelly A. Dorgan 2017 East Tennessee State University

Big Mama And The Uncertain Leap, Kelly A. Dorgan

ETSU Faculty Works

Excerpt:I live in a place that evokes fear, a place deformed by layers and layers of pulse-racing images, of intoxicating whiskey-dark stories.


A Rock The Refuses To Be Forgotten, T. Vincent Herman 2017 Portsmouth Daily Times

A Rock The Refuses To Be Forgotten, T. Vincent Herman

Indian Head Rock Project

An article published by Portsmouth Daily Times describing the screening of Steve Middleton's film documentary on Indian Head Rock at the Scioto County Welcome Center in Portsmouth, Ohio on August 26, 2017.


The Story Of Indian Head Rock - Presentation, Portsmouth Community Action Organization, You Know You Are From Portsmouth Ohio If? Facebook History Group 2017 Morehead State University

The Story Of Indian Head Rock - Presentation, Portsmouth Community Action Organization, You Know You Are From Portsmouth Ohio If? Facebook History Group

Indian Head Rock Project

A presentation given prior to the screening of the documentary film "Between the Rock and the Commonwealth" at Portsmouth, Ohio on August 24, 2017.


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