In this project Michael J. Freel interviewed Clinton Smith, an instrument maker and renaissance man in Montgomery County, Virginia. During the interview, Mr. Smith spoke of making 100 fiddles and 2 banjos, planning on trying to remake the steam engine more efficiently, being interested in harnessing the power of magnets, the manufacture of gasoline, his father’s business of making railroad ties and mining supports, and many other things. 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.