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Collection Dates: 1965 – 1999
Scope and Content Note: For 35 years, Foxfire has been collecting history of the Southern Appalachian region, its people, and their ways of life. Starting with the publication of the first issue of The Foxfire Magazine in March 1967, Foxfire students have collected over 2,500 hours of taped interviews, more than 80,000 black and white negatives and photos, over 10,000 color slides, and 1,100 videotaped interviews with the elders of the Appalachian region. A unique feature of the audiotaped, videotaped, and photographic collections is that the information was collected by high school students, transcribed for the most part by hand, and published in The Foxfire Magazine and book series. The archives include a large amount of data never published.
Biographical Note: Foxfire is a non-profit, educational and literary organization based in Rabun County, Georgia. Their mission is to promote, demonstrate, and celebrate a learner-centered, community-based approach to learning by providing teacher training and support and by involving learners of all ages in the appreciation of Southern Appalachian culture at their working educational center.
Extent: ca. 1100 videocassettes (VHS, U-matic, open-reel) : sd., b&w and col. ; 1/2-3/4 in.;[ca. 600?] audio cassettes : analog.;ca. 10,000 slides : col.;ca. 80,000 photographs and negatives : b&w and col.
Genre: Documentaries and factual works;Interview;Anthropological works
Subject Headings: Appalachians (People);Rural elderly--Appalachian Region, Southern;Older people--Appalachian Region, Southern;Appalachians (People);Rural elderly--Appalachian Region, Southern;Older people--Appalachian Region, Southern;Appalachian Region, Southern;Appalachian Region, Southern--Civilization;Appalachian Region, Southern--History;Documentaries and factual works.
Provenance: Tapes recorded and collected by Foxfire. Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Foxfire.
Cite Collection As: Foxfire collection, circa 1965-1999. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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