Cora Wilson Stewart founded the moonlight schools and was a leader in the national campaign to eliminate adult illiteracy. The bulk of the photographs in this collection document moonlight schools in Eastern Kentucky.
Jean Thomas (1881-1982) documented the music, crafts, and daily lives of people in the eastern Kentucky mountains. This collection, which also documents the staging of the annual American Folk Song Festival, includes more than 1000 photographs.
Appalachian region; Folk festivals; Folk music; Folklore; Girls; Social life and customs; Women folklorists
These 15 oral histories (audio and transcripts) with women of eastern European birth or heritage cover building homes and communities, retaining their ethnic traditions, and experiencing the Great Depression and World War II.
Depressions -- 1929; Hungarian American women; Immigrant women; Lithuanian American women; Polish American women; Social life and customs; Ukrainian American women; World War, 1939-1945