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Ongoing collection of nearly 500 undergraduate and 123 graduate field collection projects compiled by Radford University students enrolled in English 446 (initially English 452), “Appalachian Folklore,” 1981-2014, and in graduate level counterparts English 548 and 648 “Appalachian Folk Culture(s)” offered 17 fall semesters between 1987 and 2009. Typically 20-150 pages including, minimally, collector’s introduction and analysis, transcribed informant interviews, and excerpted and labeled examples of oral, customary, and/or material folklore/folklife collected primarily within the Appalachian region. Most include also tables of contents, informant information, indexes (outlines) of interviews, photographs, miscellaneous paper items, and indexes of informants, genres, and geographic locations. Accompanying audio recordings (several minutes to 2+ hours) on audio cassette, 3.5 disk, CD, flash drive, and digital format. 1981-2013, held in paper and digital form. 2014- digital only. Access determined case by case by the McConnell Library Special Collections Librarian/Archivist depending on the presence and specific language of informant/collector permission forms (initiated 1995). Transferred from Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center, Fall 2013.

 
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