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AAPCAppE Interviews

The AAPCAppE is based on the speech from oral history project recordings housed at various colleges and institutions in the Appalachian region, some of which were vetted and transcribed (approximately 400,000 words) as part of M. Montgomery’s Archive of Traditional Appalachian Speech and Culture (see Project Description for more information).

1. Dante Oral History Project (DOHP). Collection of interviews on cassette tape with residents of Dante, VA (recorded 1997-98). Recordings are housed at, and curated by, the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University (ETSU; http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/). Approximately 150,000 words generated by the AAPCAppE authors using Kathy Shearer’s transcriptions as a base; approximately 250,000 words generated using Montgomery’s ATASC as a base (with transcriptions further modified).

2. Joseph Hall Collection (JHall). Interviews with residents of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina (1939); collector: Joseph Hall. Approximately 60,000 words generated using Montgomery’s ATASC as a base (with transcriptions further modified); further transcripts added by AAPCAppE authors. See this article and also this site for more information.

3. Appalachian Oral History Project (AOHP_I) at Alice Lloyd College, in Pippa Passes, KY. This history project was conducted from 1971-75 and its materials are housed in the library at Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Kentucky.  The speech is from Central Eastern Kentucky. Approximately 115,000 words generated using Montgomery’s ATASC as a base (with transcriptions further modified).

4. Appalachian Oral History Project (AOHP_II) at Appalachian State University, in Boone, NC. This history project was conducted from the 1960s through the 1980s, and its materials are housed in the library at Appalachian State, in Boone, NC.  The speech is from Western North Carolina. Approximately 200,000 words using some AOHP transcripts as a base (with transcriptions further modified), and some transcriptions created directly by AAPCAppE authors.

5. The Appalachian Archive (SKCTC) at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, in Cumberland, KY. This history project was conducted from the 1960s through the 1980s, and its materials are housed in the library at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, in Cumberland, KY. The speech is from Eastern Kentucky. Approximately 200,000 words, using some SKCTC transcripts as a base (with transcriptions further modified), and some transcriptions created directly by AAPCAppE authors.