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Agriculture

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Bohemian Cooperative Farming Company (research paper by Ernest I. Miller, 1941).

 Collection
Identifier: MM.nd.006
Scope and Contents Typewritten research paper and research correspondence on the Bohemian Cooperative Farming Company in Mayland, Cumberland County, Tenn., founded in the spring of 1913 (folded ca, 1916). Written by Ernest I. Miller as a graduate research paper in 1941.
Dates: 1941

Butchering Hog

 Item
Identifier: CirilloTape1
Scope and Contents Shot at the home of James and Tilda Kemplen, Roses Creek, Tennessee. A group of men butchering a hog using an axe and crosscut saw. They cut the hog in half then remove the ribs and other parts of the hog. Some parts are brought into the house where Tilda renders lard, prepares the meat for storage and explains explains that some of the meat is taken to a store to chill and be cut up for packaging and sale. The last few minutes of the video feature John Gaventa...
Dates: 1973-1976

David Swartz Film Collection

 Collection
Identifier: TAMIS-MIC 2020.004
Content Description Approximately 270 feet of 8mm film depicting daily life in the community of Vardy, TN, circa 1947
Dates: 1946-1947

Harry Caldwell Collection

 Unprocessed
Identifier: TAMIS-MIC 2020.002
Dates: 1933-1949

Harry Caldwell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: TAMIS-MIC 2020.002

“Hon. L. C. Houk Snubs the Alliance. He Gets Wrathy in Reply to Their Civil Questions and Pours out Vinegar on the Farmers Who Dare.”

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2013.026
Scope and Contents Printed with “Hon. J. C. J. Williams Keeps Serene and Answers Politely and Favorably.” Responses to a series of questions posed to both politicians by the Loudon County (Tenn.) Farmers Alliance.
Dates: 1890

Interview With Mr. and Mrs. H. Hamlet

 Item
Identifier: Cirillo Tape 21
Scope and Contents Tape begins with footage of an unknown man singing and playing the banjo, which was recorded over footage of an interview with Mr. and Mrs. Hamlet, a retired deep miner and his wife. Interview footage includes discussion of medical services, schools, union organizing, and general life in the mining town of Pruden. The Hamlets also discuss harvesting and selling ginseng, mentioning that at the time of taping, ginseng root sold for $55 per pound.

Total time: 17 minutes
Dates: 1973-1976

Marie Cirillo Video Collection

 Unprocessed
Identifier: TAMIS-MIC 2020.001
Dates: 1973-1976

Marie Cirillo Video Collection

 Collection
Identifier: TAMIS-MIC 2020.001
Scope and Contents Forty-six (46) open reel videos documenting residents of former coal mining communities in Campbell County and Claiborne County, Tennessee. The bulk of the videos are uneditied raw footage recording the creation of Appalachian folk art, crafts and music, as well as Marie Cirillo's engagement with the communities' efforts to establish health care clinics and local economic development.Following an oral history project conducted by Marie Cirillo and Maureen O'Connell in 1972, a...
Dates: 1973-1976

Mildred Truan interview

 Item
Scope and Contents Interview with Mildred Truan by McClung Collection Director Steve Cotham.

Truan discusses her Swiss immigrant family's dairy farm in New Market in the 1800s, her family history, the Gouffon-Tryan cheese house on Tazewell Pike (now at the Museum of East Tennessee History), life on the farm and farming activities, teaching at the Ritta Elementary School and the school's integration.
Dates: 2003-2008

Reel 1, 1946-1947

 Item
Identifier: TAMIS F 2020.004.001
Scope and Contents Citizens of Vardy walk amongst hay and cornfields against a green sloping mountain background. The Vardy Community School and the Vardy Presbyterian Church are seen. A young man wearing a bathing suit bathes from a small metal basin with a washcloth. Children pick blueberies in the woods. A large group of people eat at an outdoor picnic table.A group of men and boys dig ditches along a gravel road.A group of people pick fruit from a...
Dates: 1946-1947

Reel 4, Circa 1933-1934

 Item
Identifier: TAMIS F 2020.002.004
Scope and Contents Brief pan across a section of the Great Wall of China. Brief shot of farmers. Chinese soldiers drill on parade ground with signal flags, then with rifles, as civilians look on. Two white men in western attire walk and converse. Buddhist monks gather on temple steps. Crowds of Chinese children, many of whom are in uniform, assemble on temple steps, then disperse, being led by Chinese adults. Wide shots of temple/monastery/palace.
Dates: Circa 1933-1934

Reel 17, Circa 1935

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Identifier: TAMIS F 2020.002.017
Scope and Contents Chinese farmers work fields and rice paddies. One woman pounds a large mortar with a large pestle. Chinese farmers pause on slopes by paddies, carry baskets on yokes, and pass stones over a shallow stream. Farmers till soil with hoes in front of a temple. Fires smolder in fields. Farmers crush cane with an ox-driven mill. Workers tend steaming vats of boiling syrup inside dim structure. Farmers unload cane from livestock. Stacks of cane stand upright in a barn. A man scoops syrup with a ladle....
Dates: Circa 1935

Reel 19, Circa 1938

 Item
Identifier: TAMIS F 2020.002.019
Scope and Contents A Chinese farmer appears to use an ox-driven plow in a marshy field while another man operates a device with two handles and a belt, perhaps some sort of pump. A panning long shot of rural land with buildings in the mid-ground and mountains on the horizon. A panning long shot of several plots of farmers plowing marshy fields with mountains in the background. Medium shot of an ox-pulled plow. Farmers plant grassy sprouts in a marshy field by hand. A farmer clears long grasses from a field with a...
Dates: Circa 1938

Smith Family Collection (Whitesburg, Tenn.).

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0102
Scope and Contents (Folders 26, 43, 49, & 75 tell of the location of Smith Family artifacts, portraits, and papers located in libraries and museums other than the McClung Collection.) Includes Tomlinson family material & Tate Springs material. Folder 13 contains postcards showing views and bldgs. of the Tate Springs Hotel. Many other postcards are in this collection, most are 19th century. Tate Springs Hotel (Inn), Knoxville Farmers Convention, agriculture, Appalachian Exposition award ribbons and cards,...
Dates: 1794 - 1930

The Clark Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0901
Scope and Contents Business and personal papers, photographs, documents of John Monroe Clark (1868-1950) of Blount County, Tennessee and the allied families of Cates, Brabson, Foute and Pinkerton. John Monroe Clark was a successful banker, civic leader, businessman, and an active participant in the movement to create the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He was instrumental in preserving and maintaining Clark’s Grove Cemetery and operated a large farm in Blount County. Other important individuals in the...
Dates: 1850-present