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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Susannah and Cold Mountain: Examining the Portrayal of Appalachian Culture in Opera, Savannah Bennett

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‘The Most Important Thing is the Music:’ Ralph Blizard’s Legacy Preserving Traditional Appalachian Old-Time Music, Emily Dingler

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An Acute Sense of Place: The Songs of Norman Blake, Thomas Jutz

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The Folk Festival of the Smokies and the Role of Music Festivals in Preserving Old-Time Music in Appalachia, Keegan Luckey-Smith

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At Home at the Down Home: Building and Sustaining a Musical Community, Rheva Myhre

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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In Seeking a Definition of Mash: Attitude in Musical Style, Thomas Cassell

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All Roads Lead to Darrington: Building a Bluegrass Community in Western Washington, James W. Edgar

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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“If I Could Only Win Your Love”: Lyrical Analysis of the Sacred and Secular Songs of the Louvin Brothers, Aynsley Porchak

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Devil in the Strawstack, Devil in the Details: A Comparative Study of Old-Time Fiddle Tune Transcriptions, Kalia Yeagle

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Land Beneath the Water: Narratives of the Keowee-Toxaway Project in Appalachian South Carolina, Austin Gregory

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The Rural Health Physician Narrative: A New Historic Analysis of Appalachian Representation in Twentieth-Century Rural Physician Narratives, Ashley Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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“You Can’t Put a Price on Something That’s Not for Sale”: Eminent Domain in St. Paul, Virginia (1970 - 1985), Evan Couch

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The Doyen of Dixie: A Survey of the Banjo Stylings of Uncle Dave Macon, Corbin F. Hayslett

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Bluegrass and Old-Time in Catalonia: An Ethnographic Case Study of Aesthetic Communitas, Michael J. Luchtan

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“I’ve Always Identified with the Women:” How Appalachian Women Ballad Singers’ Repertoire Choices Reflect Their Gendered Concerns, Sara Lynch-Thomason

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Running the Health Care Marathon: An Ethnography of a Charitable Clinic in a Rural Appalachian Community, Courtney A. Rhoades

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Old Deery Inn & Museum: An Ethnographic Case Study, Rebecca J. Proffitt

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Trout Fishing in the Smokies and the Blue Ridge, 1880-Present: How-To, History, and Habitat, Nathaniel Cole Skaggs

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Recasting the White Stereotype of Southern Appalachia: Contribution to Culture and Community by Black Appalachian Women, Sherry Kaye Ms.

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The Handweavers of Modern-Day Southern Appalachia: An Ethnographic Case Study, Cathryn F. Washell

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Tracing Appalachian Musical History through Fiction: Representations of Appalachian Music in Selected Works by Mildred Haun and Lee Smith, John C. Goad

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“The Great Speckled Bird”- Early Country Music and the Popularization of Non-Secular Song, Kris R. Truelsen