Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center. Radford University
Archives & Special Collections. McConnell Library. Radford University
In this project, Crystal Allie interviewed several of her family members to learn more about her mother’s maternal family farm and to learn what it was like to grow up there. While interviewing her family, Ms. Allie learned about games they played as children, such as marbles, horseshoes, checkers for example. She also heard about the boys had to work in the fields, chop wood, move cows around, and help work the farm, while the girls milked the cows, gathered eggs, worked the garden and were also allowed to play with dolls in the house. This interview is among projects created by students enrolled in English 446 (initially English 452), “Appalachian Folklore,” 1981-2019, and in graduate level counterparts English 548 and 648 “Appalachian Folk Culture(s)” offered 17 fall semesters between 1987 and 2009. Minimally contain 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). Transferred to McConnell Library Archives & Special Collections from Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center, Fall 2013.
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