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Folklore -- Appalachian Region.

View Resource The Library of Virginia: WPA Life Histories, Virginia Interviews

The Library of Virginia (last discussed in the November 20, 1998 Scout Report) has added to their digital collections materials of interest to a variety of researchers in American or Virginia history. WPA Life Histories "consists of approximately 1,350 life histories, social-ethnic studies, youth studies, interviews with former slaves, and a small number of folklore studies, all of which were...
View Resource Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia

Originating from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, this fascinating online exhibit examines the folkways and culture of the people in southern West Virginia. As the project sought to examine the relationship between the people and their rugged physical surroundings, it is appropriate that the exhibit offers a host of materials that orient the visitor to this part of the...