During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a revival of handcraft swept over the Appalachian Mountains as part of a renewed worldwide interest in things made by hand and in the place of work in society. An archival repository contains over 4,500 documents, photographs, and craft objects supported by a research-based interpretive …
Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of Our Elders is a database of Cherokee art forms, historic photographs, and native language recordings. Images are primarily from the collections of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.
Listen to over 150 audio files created by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, a western North Carolina not-for-profit. These files were created from a series of radio interviews that aired weekly on a local radio station. Each half-hour radio programs captures “local memory” detailing the traditions, events, and life stories of …
This digital collection brings together several notable photographic collections that depict the landscape and people of western NC in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Images are from the Hunter Library Special Collections and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
With the recent celebration of its 75th anniversary and the success of Ken Burns’s The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, interest in the history of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has grown exponentially. As a result, three western NC organizations are collaborating to create the online resource, Great Smoky Mountains: A …
Hunter Library is committed to building regionally oriented, historically significant collections of broad cultural and research interest. The library's digital collections provide a foundation for research, education, and humanities programming through their documentation of significant aspects of the American story.