Guide to the C. Howard Dorgan Papers, 1792 - 2005, undated

Summary Information

Title: C. Howard Dorgan Papers, 1792 - 2005, undated
Collection: AC.116
Extent: 18 linear feet (26 boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 CD box, 2 records cartons, 1 large audiocassette box, 1 small audiocassette box, 1 oversize box, 1 folder in cold storage)
Abstract:

The C. Howard Dorgan Papers is a collection of documents created by Dorgan while he was a Communications professor at Appalachian State University. Materials include Dorgan's research on traditional Appalachian religions and documents related to the Appalachian Studies Association.

Creator: Dorgan, C. Howard

Biographical/Historical Note

Claude Howard Dorgan was born in 1932 in Louisiana. He received his bachelor of arts from the University of Texas at El Paso, his masters of fine arts from University of Texas at Austin, and his doctorate from Louisiana State University. He and his wife Kathy have two children, Shawn and Kelly. Dorgan began working at Appalachian State University in 1971. He has served as the president and executive secretary of the Southern States Communication Association, president of the Carolinas Speech Communication Association, editor of the Southern Communication Journal, and president-elect of the Appalachian Studies Association. He is a past President of the Appalachian Studies Association and an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Appalachian Studies. Dorgan's books include Giving Glory to God in Appalachia (1987), The Old Regular Baptist in Central Appalachia (1989), The Airwaves of Zion (1993), and In the Hands of a Happy God, (1997). He won the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award in 1993. Dorgan retired from Appalachian State University in 2001 and remained active in local politics and the Appalachian Studies Association post-retirement. Dorgan passed away in 2012.

Scope and Contents

The C. Howard Dorgan Papers consist of a collection of documents generated during Dorgan's career as a Communications professor at Appalachian State University. His scholarly emphasis has been traditional Appalachian mountain religions, particularly Old Regular Baptists and Primitive Baptist Universalists. Documents generated while he was in leadership in the Appalachian Studies Association and materials regarding each of Dorgan's University of Tennessee Press publications and a few journal publications are also included.

The Baptist Association programs are fairly comprehensive for associations from Kentucky, southwestern Virginia and northwestern North Carolina. One program dates from 1879. Other Baptist materials include photocopied record books, other papers and photographs. Appalachian Studies Association records include yearly programs and treasurer's reports. The Audio-Visual Series includes recordings of Baptist church services and Dorgan's interviews with preachers. The Photographs Series includes black-and-white and color photographs of Old Regular Baptist churches, baptisms, and meetings.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into five series.

Series I: Baptist Research Materials contains original and photocopied programs from various Baptist Association Meetings, arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within subject. Later additions to the series are located in Boxes 15-16 and 27-31.

Series II: Appalachian Studies Association Materials contains working papers and programs from the Appalachian Studies Association, arranged alphabetically by subject. Later additions to the series are located in Boxes 19-20.

Series III: Audio-Visual Materials contains recordings of church services and pastor interviews that Dorgan made and used for his research. The series is divided into four subseries based on medium: Subseries A: Video Reels, Subseries B: VHS Tapes [additional materials in Box 33], Subseries C: Cassettes, and Subseries D: Diskettes. User copies are available for Subseries A. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject within each subseries.

Series IV: Photographs contains black-and-white and color photographs of churches that Dorgan researched. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject. Color photographs are stored separately in the cold storage unit.

Series V: Supplemental Papers includes materials donated as additions to the collection. Materials include correspondence, book reviews written by Dorgan, and newspaper clippings.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections. Color photographs are housed separately within a cold storage unit. Please allow additional time to allow the photograph to adjust to room temperature. Photographs cannot be used for publication without permission from donor.

Acquisitions Information

On 17 August 2000, Dorgan donated two file folders regarding the creation of the Center for Appalachian Studies and the Appalachian Studies Association. On 21 May 2001, Dorgan donated correspondence on his publications. On 30 July 2001, Dorgan donated audio-visual materials and additional documents. On 14 August 2002, Dorgan donated additional Baptist Association proceedings. On 15 May 2003, Dorgan donated additional materials about the Appalachian Studies Association. On 28 July 2004, Dorgan donated additional materials about the Appalachian Studies Association. The Baptist Association Programs Subseries was opened to the public on 22 October 2002. The AudioVisual Subseries was opened to the public on 3 June 2003. The Appalachian Studies Association Series was opened to the public on 2 June 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, 2000; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, November, 2004; updated by Rachel Critcher, January 2005; Reprocessed and finding aid revised by Rose Buchanan, December 2012. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.116: C. Howard Dorgan Papers, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Series I: Baptist Research Materials, 1792-2000 

Series Description

The Baptist Research Materials contain original and photocopied programs from various Baptist Association Meetings, chronologically in alphabetical arrangement. Included Baptist associations are primarily located in Central Appalachia but some are also in Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina (Appalachian and non-Appalachian), and Ohio. Sub-denominations are Freewill Baptist, Old Regular Baptist, Primitive Baptist, Separate Baptist, and Union Baptist. Programs include programed events for yearly association, church statistics, names of delegates, preachers, elders, the association's tenets. Many also include obituaries and photographs. Additional donations are located in boxes 15 and 16.

  Box Folder

Abbott's Creek Union Primitive Baptists Association, 1924 

1 1

Alleghany Baptist Association, 1925-1927 

1 2

Ambraw Association, 1986 

1 3

Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Association, 1926-1961 

1 4

Bethel Association, United Baptists, 1962-1986 

1 5

Bethlehem Association, United Baptists, 1948 

1 6

Blue Ridge Primitive Baptist Association, 1955-1961 

1 7

Burning Spring Association Regular Primitive Baptists, 1813-1961 

1 8

Central Indiana Association of Separate Baptists in Christ, 1987 

1 9

Christian Unity Baptist Association of Separate Baptists in Christ, 1935-1945 

1 10

Christian Unity Baptist Association of Separate Baptists in Christ, 1946-1956 

1 11

Christian Unity Baptist Association of Separate Baptists in Christ, 1957-1967 

1 12

Christian Unity Baptist Association of Separate Baptists in Christ, 1968-1978 

1 13

Christian Unity Baptist Association of Separate Baptists in Christ, 1979-1997 

1 14

Choctawatchee Primitive Baptist Association, 1954 

2 1

Cumberland Association Old Regular, 1974 

2 2

Dan River Primitive Baptist Association, 1930-1932 

2 3

Eastern District Primitive Baptist Association, 1943-1946 

2 4

Eastern North Carolina Primitive Baptist Association, 1955 

2 5

Eastern District Association of Primitive Baptist, 1974-1976 

2 6

Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Association of Old School Baptists, 1927-1978 

2 7

Echeconnee Primitive Baptist Association, 1951 

2 8

Elkhorn Primitive Baptist Association, 1921-1999 

2 9

Fishing River Primitive Baptist Association, 1950-1953 

2 10

Fishers River Primitive Baptist Association, 1919-1964 

2 11

Flint River Primitive Baptist Association, 1952 

2 12

Friendship Association Old Regular Baptist, 1945-1985 

2 13

Friendship Association [Before the Split], 1970 

2 14

Friendship Association [After the Split], 1976 

2 15

Friendship Primitive Baptist Association, 1952 

2 16

General Association of Separate Baptist in Christ, 1988-1991 

2 17

Harmony Primitive Baptist Association, 1946 

2 18

Hemphill Regular Baptist Church, 1955 

2 19

Independent Primitive Baptist Churches, 1953 

2 20

Indian Bottom Regular Baptists Association, 1940-1959 

2 21

Indian Bottom Regular Baptists Association, 1960-1965 

2 22

Indian Bottom Regular Baptists Association, 1966-1988 

3 1

Indian Creek District Primitive Baptist Association, 1925-1947 

3 2

Indian Creek District Primitive Baptist Association, 1948-1959 

3 3

John-Thomas Association Free Will Baptists, 1955-1981 

3 4

Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association, 1926-1977 

3 5

Ketocton Primitive Baptist Association, 1935-1960 

3 6

Ketocton Primitive Baptist Association [includes Indian Creek Regular Baptist Association, 1946], 1965 

3 7

Laurel Springs Primitive Baptist Association, 1949-1961 

3 8

Lebanon Primitive Baptist Association, 1952-1963 

3 9

Little River Primitive Baptist Association, 1953 

3 10

Little River Regular Baptist Association, 1934-1982 

3 11

Little Ruby Regular Baptist, 1953 

3 12

"The Lonesome Pine Preacher," by Elder Billy Bowen, undated 

3 13

Lower County Line Primitive Baptist Association, 1961-1962 

3 14

Lower Mayo Primitive Baptist Association, 1949-1961 

3 15

Macedonia Baptist Association, 1913 

3 16

Mates Creek Primitive Baptist Association, 1921-1948 

3 17

Mates Creek Primitive Baptist Association, 1949-1976 

4 1

Mayo Primitive Baptist Association, 1954-1957 

4 2

Miami Primitive Baptist Association, 1958 

4 3

Mill Branch Primitive Baptist Association, 1949-1961 

4 4

Mississinewa Primitive Baptist Association, 1953-1956 

4 5

Missouri Valley Primitive Baptist Association, 1951 

4 6

Mount Enon Primitive Baptist Association, 1952-1959 

4 7

Mount Olive Association of Tennessee, 1985 

4 8

Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Association, 1960-1975 

4 9

Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Association Friendship Church Spanishburg, 1991 

4 10

Mount Zion Association of United Baptist, 1987 

4 11

Mount Zion Regular Baptist Association, 1945-1956 

4 12

Mountain Association of Old Regular Baptist, 1959 

4 13

Mountain Liberty Association of Old Regular Baptist, 1973-1988 

4 14

Mountain District Primitive Baptist Association, 1881-1963 

4 15

Mountain District Primitive Baptist Association, 1969-1982 

4 16

Mountain Union Baptist Association, 1867-1892 

4 17

Mountain Union Baptist Association, 1894-1912 

4 18

Mountain Union Baptist Association, 1914-1925 

4 19

Mountain Union Baptist Association, 1926-1961 

5 1

Mountview Primitive Baptist Association, 1961-1983 

5 2

Mud Creek Primitive Baptist Association, 1954 

5 3

Mud River Regular Baptist, 1959-1986 

5 4

Muddy River Primitive Baptist Association, 1951-1952 

5 5

Muskingum Association Regular Predestinarian Baptists, 1953-1962 

5 6

New Hope Association of United Baptists, 1934 

5 7

New Liberty Regular Primitive Baptist Association, 1924-1961 

5 8

New River District Primitive Baptist Association, 1927-1945 

5 9

New River District Primitive Baptist Association, 1947-1964 

5 10

New Salem Association Old Regular Baptist, 1921 

5 11

New Salem Old Regular Baptist Association, 1950-1956 

5 12

New Salem Old Regular Baptist Association, 1959-1963 

5 13

New Salem Old Regular Baptist Association, 1967-1987 

5 14

New Zion Association, of United Baptists, 1938 

6 1

Nolynn Separate Baptist Association, 1988-1990 

6 2

Nolynn Separate Baptist Association, 2000 

6 3

Northern Indiana Separate Baptist Association, 1986 

6 4

Ocmulgee Primitive Baptist Association, 1952 

6 5

Old Elkhorn Primitive Baptist Association, 1949 

6 6

Old Friendship Old Regular Baptist Association, 1986 

6 7

Old School Original Towaliga Primitive Baptist Association, 1954 

6 8

Original Mates Creek Regular Primitive Baptist Association, 1980 

6 9

Original Mountain Liberty Association of Old Regular Baptist, 1989 

6 10

Original Mountain Union Baptist Association, 1961-1964 

6 11

Original Mountain Union Baptist Association, 1965-1967 

6 12

Original Mountain Union Baptist Association, 1968-1972 

6 13

Original Mountain Union Baptist Association, 1973-1976 

6 14

Original Mountain Union Baptist Association, 1982-1983 

6 15

Original Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Association, 1927-1991 

6 16

Northern New Salem Old Regular Baptist Association, 1969-1985 

6 17

Northern New Salem Old Regular Baptist Association, 1987-1989 

6 18

Original Upper Canoochee Primitive Baptist Association, 1951 

6 19

Owl Creek Harmony Primitive Baptist Association, 1934-1961 

6 20

Philadelphia Old Regular Baptist Association, 1967-1986 

6 21

Philadelphia Old Regular Baptist Association, 1987-1989 

7 1

Pig River Primitive Baptist Association, 1903-1962 

7 2

Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Association, 1951-1961 

7 3

Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Association, 1957-1966 

7 4

Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Association, 1967-1991 

7 5

Pocatalico Primitive Baptist Association, 1949 

7 6

Point Truth Primitive Baptist Church, 1866-1876 

7 7

Point Truth Primitive Baptist Church, 1876-1929 

7 8

Point Truth Primitive Baptist Church [1 of 2], 1929-1995  

7 9

Point Truth Primitive Baptist Church [2 of 2], 1929-1995 

7 10

Powells Valley Primitive Baptist Association, 1932-1953 

7 11

Powells Valley Primitive Baptist Association, 1954-1961 

7 12

Primitive Baptist Association Regular Baptists, 1960-1961 

7 13

Primitive Baptist Association Regular Baptists, 1962-1967 

8 1

Primitive Baptist Association Regular Baptists, 1968-1972 

8 2

Primitive Baptist Association Regular Baptists, 1973-1976 

8 3

Primitive Baptist Association Regular Baptists, 1977-1979 

8 4

Primitive Baptist Church of Christ, 1924 

8 5

Primitive Ebenezer Association of Primitive Baptists, 1952 

8 6

Primitive Western Union Primitive Baptist Association, 1942 

8 7

Prince William Primitive Baptist Association, 1961 

8 8

Pulsaki Primitive Baptist Association, 1947 

8 9

Regular Primitive Baptist Union Association, 1945 

8 10

Reorganized Silver Creek Primitive Baptist Association, 1927-1953 

8 11

Roaring River Primitive Baptist Association, 1893-1946 

8 12

Roaring River Primitive Baptist Association, 1947-1953 

8 13

Roaring River Primitive Baptist Association, 1954-1960 

8 14

Roaring River Primitive Baptist Association, 1961-1966 

8 15

Rock Spring Association Regular Primitive Baptist, 1956-1961 

8 16

St. Clair's Bottom District Primitive Baptist Association, 1906-1919 

8 17

St. Clair's Bottom District Primitive Baptist Association, 1921-1928 

8 18

St. Clair's Bottom District Primitive Baptist Association, 1930-1939 

8 19

St. Clair's Bottom District Primitive Baptist Association, 1940-1952 

8 20

St. Clair's Bottom District Primitive Baptist Association, 1953-1959 

8 21

St. Clair's Bottom District Primitive Baptist Association, 1960-1977 

8 22

Salem Primitive Baptist Association, 1929-1961 

9 1

Salem Association of Primitive Baptists, 1951 

9 2

Salem Primitive Baptist Association Missouri, 1951-1957 

9 3

Salem Regular Baptist Association Arkansas, 1936 

9 4

Salem Association of Regular Primitive Baptists Indiana, 1952 

9 5

Sandlick Primitive Baptist Association, 1955-1961 

9 6

Regular Primitive Baptist Sandlick District Association, 1991 

9 7

Sandusky Primitive Baptist Association, 1952-1964 

9 8

Sand Valley Association Freewill, 1940-1942 

9 9

Sardis Old Regular Baptist Association, 1942-1955 

9 10

Sardis Old Regular Baptist Association, 1958-1966 

9 11

Sardis Old Regular Baptist Association, 1982-1985 

9 12

Sardis Old Regular Baptist Association [includes directions to Sardis Association Building], 1995-1997 

9 13

Scioto Primitive Baptist Association, 1954-1960 

9 14

Scott County Virginia Baptist Church of Christ Ledger Book, 1812-1855 

9 15

Senter District Primitive Baptist Association, 1881-1902 

9 16

Senter District Primitive Baptist Association, 1903-1920 

9 17

Senter District Primitive Baptist Association, 1921-1929 

9 18

Senter District Primitive Baptist Association, 1930-1939 

9 19

Senter District Primitive Baptist Association, 1940-1949 

10 1

Senter District Primitive Baptist Association, 1950-1959 

10 2

Senter District Primitive Baptist Association, 1960-1991 

10 3

Skillet Fork Association, Regular Predestinarian Baptist, 1952 

10 4

South Kentucky Association, Separate Baptists in Christ [includes Nolynn Association of Separate Baptists in Christ of Kentucky, 1958], 1952-1991 

10 5

Spartanburg Baptist Association, 1879 

10 6

Staunton River Primitive Baptist Association, 1925-1949 

10 7

Stoney Creek Regular Primitive Baptist Association, 1909-1953 

10 8

Tennessee and Nolachucky Primitive Baptist Association, 1925-1954 

10 9

Thornton Old Regular Baptist Association, 1948-1958 

10 10

Thornton Old Regular Baptist Association, 1959-1963 

10 11

Thornton Old Regular Baptist Association, 1964-1966 

10 12

Thornton Old Regular Baptist Association, 1968-1971 

10 13

Thornton Old Regular Baptist Association, 1973-1975 

10 14

Thornton Old Regular Baptist Association, 1978-1979 

10 15

Thornton Old Regular Baptist Association, 1980-1982 

11 1

Thornton Old Regular Baptist Association, 1986-1988 

11 2

Three Forks Baptist Church, 1792-1798 

11 3

Three Forks Baptist Church, 1799-1817 

11 4

Three Forks Baptist Church, 1818-1952 

11 5

Three Forks of Powell's River Primitive Baptist Association, 1920-2003 

11 6

Tygart's Valley River Primitive Baptist Association, 1949 

11 7

Union Baptist Association, 1949-1983 

11 8

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1923-1929 

11 9

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1930-1933 

11 10

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1934-1936 

11 11

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1938-1941 

11 12

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1948-1952 

11 13

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1955-1956 

11 14

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1958 

11 15

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1959-1960 

12 1

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1961-1962 

12 2

Union Old Regular Baptist Association [includes Funeral Bulletin for Mrs. Rhoda Venters, Sept. 22, 1935], 1963-1964  

12 3

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1965-1966 

12 4

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1967-1968 

12 5

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1970-1979 

12 6

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1980-1981 

12 7

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1982-1983 

12 8

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1984-1985 

12 9

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1986-1987 

12 10

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1988-1989 

13 1

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1990-1991 

13 2

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1992-1993 

13 3

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1994-1995 

13 4

Union Old Regular Baptist Association, 1996-1998 

13 5

Union Regular Primitive Baptists, 1930-1957 

13 6

Union Regular Primitive Baptists, 1959-1962 

13 7

United in Virginia Primitive Baptist Association, 1954-1964 

13 8

Upper County Line Primitive Baptist Association, 1949 

13 9

Upper Mayo Primitive Baptist Association, 1944-1953 

13 10

Virginia State Association Freewill Baptist, 1940 

13 11

Washington District Primitive Baptist Association, 1902-1919 

13 12

Washington District Primitive Baptist Association, 1921-1929 

13 13

Washington District Primitive Baptist Association, 1930-1937 

14 1

Washington District Primitive Baptist Association, 1938-1945 

14 2

Washington District Primitive Baptist Association, 1946-1952 

14 3

Washington District Primitive Baptist Association, 1953-1956 

14 4

Washington District Primitive Baptist Association, 1957-1960 

14 5

Washington District Primitive Baptist Association, 1961-1962 

14 6

Washington District Primitive Baptist Association, 1963-1998 

14 7

West Tennessee Primitive Baptist Association, 1957 

14 8

Notes on Field Research Concerning the Old Regular Baptists of Jesus Christ, 1986-1987 

14 9

Old Regular Baptist Song Book, 1982-1983 

14 10

Blue River Association of Primitive Baptists, 1965 

15 1

Christian Unity Association of Separate Baptists in Christ, 1989-1991 

15 2

Christian Unity Association of Separate Baptists in Christ, 1992-1998 

15 3

Eastern Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association, 1987 

15 4

Elkhorn Primitive Baptist Association, 1991-1994 

15 5

Fishers' River Primitive Baptist Association, 1990 

15 6

Indian Bottom Association, 1989 

15 7

Little Dove Association of the Old Regular Baptist of Jesus Christ, 1989-1991 

15 8

Little Zion Association of Regular Baptists, 1972 

15 9

Macedonia Baptist Association, 1913 

15 10

Mountain Association of the Old Regular Baptist Churches of Jesus Christ [two versions], 1989  

15 11

Old Indian Bottom Association of Old Regular Baptist of Jesus Christ, 1989 

15 12

Original Mountain Liberty Association of the Old Regular Baptist of Jesus Christ, 1989-1992 

15 13

Muddy River Association of Primitive Baptists, 1972 

15 14

Nolynn Association of Separate Baptist in Christ of Kentucky, Inc., 1990-1991 

15 15

Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Association, 1948 

15 16

Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Association, 1990-1991 

15 17

Regular Primitive Baptist Sand-Lick District Association, 1990 

15 18

Regular Primitive Baptist Stony Creek Association, 1924-1928 

15 19

Roaring River Primitive Baptist Association, 1990 

15 20

Skillet Fork Association of Regular Predestinarian Baptists, 1939 

15 21

Thornton Union Association of Old Regular Baptist of Jesus Christ, 1989 

15 22

Three Forks of Powell's River Primitive Baptist Association, 1946 

15 23

Three Forks of Powell's River Regular Primitive Baptist Association, 1991-1998 

15 24

Washington Regular Primitive Baptist Association, 1939-2002 

15 25

Elk Horn Primitive Baptist Association, 1924-2002 

16 1

Elk Horn Regular Primitive Baptist Association, 1968 

16 2

Mates Creek Regular Primitive Baptist Association, 1961 

16 3

North District Association of Old Baptists, 1922 

16 4

Old Constitutional Washington District, 1924 

16 5

Old Elkhorn' Primitive Baptist Association, 1957-1961 

16 6

Original Washington District Primitive Baptist Association, 1994 

16 7

Washington District Primitive Baptist Association, 1907-1932 

16 8

Washington Regular Primitive Baptist Association, 1932-1993 

16 9

Elkhorn Primitive Baptist Association, 2003 

16 10

Grammich Letters, 1991 

27 1

Appalachian Baptists data and statististics, 1990-1991 

27 2

Old Regular Baptist data and statistics, 1989-1991 

27 3

Old Missionary Baptists data and statistics, 1989-1991 

27 4

Primitives data and statistics, 1989-1991 

27 5

Regulars data statistics, 1989-1991 

27 6

United Baptists data and statistics, 1980-1990 

27 7

Old Missionary data and statistics, 1990-1991 

27 8

University of Tennessee Press Materials, 1981-1997 

27 9

"While Ages Roll On... A Memorial", 1990 

27 10

Now and Then: "Liquid Graves and Dripping Saints", 1994 

27 11

"Trip to Ypsilanti", undated 

27 12

Airwaves of Zion, 1992-1995 

28 1-2

The Old Regular Baptists of Central Appalachia, 1987-1999 

28 3-4

"In the Hands of A Happy God", 1995-1999 

28 5-6

"Giving Glory God in Appalachia", 1985-1990 

28 7

Programs, pamphlets, and brochures, 1973-1998, undated 

29 1

Baptist history research, 1952-1993 

29 2

"'Ol' Time Way' Exhortation: Preaching in the Old Regular Baptist Church" by Howard Dorgan, September 1987 

29 3

"Separate Baptists of Central Appalachia: Followers of Shubal Shearns" by Howard Dorgan, 1993 

29 4

"Burning Spring Baptist Association 1813-1824, New Salem Old Regular 1825-1947, Volume I, 1813-1947 

29 5

"Burning Spring Baptist Association 1813-1824, New Salem Old Regular 1825-1947, Volume II, 1813-1947 

29 6

"Old-Time Baptist Association Minutes Held in Other Collections" compiled by Howard Dorgan, undated 

30 1

Appalachian Ministries Educational Resource Center, 1996 

30 3

Appalachian Writers Project, 1996 

30 3

"The Early Trails of the Baptists: A History of the Strawberry Baptist Association 1776-1976", 1976 

30 4

"Queries, Resolutions, and Requests presented to the Union Association of Old Regular Baptist Churches of Jesus Christ", 1900-1990 

30 5

Church Associations, copies of minutes, 1825-1988 

30 6

Cross Roads- "Primitive Baptists Universalists in Central Appalachia" by Howard Dorgan, 1993-1994 

30 7

The Primitive Baptist Quarterly, 1989-1995 

30 8

"Unitarian Universalism in East Tennessee" by Ida Metz Hyland, July 1979 

30 9

Work of H. A. Gleason on Primitive Baptists of the Blue Ridge, 1978-1991 

30 10

Regular Baptist Church Ashe County, North Carolina, above Lansing, Minutes, 1892-1973 

30 11-12

Old Regular, minutes from churches, 1962-1987 

31 1

Old Regular's Minister's Handbook- Thornton Union, undated 

31 2

"Passing Over Yonder" by Howard Dorgan, 1985 

31 3

"Oratory of Southern Demagogues": Reviews and Press Reports, 1978-1986 

31 4

Louisiana State University Press contract, May 3, 1985 

31 5

"Emergence of Old Regularism" by Howard Dorgan, undated 

31 6

Glengary Research Center, October 12, 1988 

31 7

Minutes of Bethel Association, August 14-16, 1964 

31 8

Atlas Hall letters, 1947-1988 

31 9

Old-Time Baptist work letters, 1989 

31 10

Appalachian Studies Fellowships Berea College, 1994 

31 11

"Styles of Mountain Preaching" video notes, undated 

31 12

Mountain preaching volume- University of Tennessee Press, 1981-1986 

31 13

Cumberland Gap Storytelling Festival, 1978 

31 14

"Old Regularism and a Sense of Place in Appalachia" by Howard Dorgan, October 8-9, 1987 

31 15

"Holiness in the Highlands: A Profile of the Church of God In Appalachia" by Donald N. Bowdle, undated 

31 6

"Mountain Religion: An Overview" by Loyal Jones, undated 

31 17

Leonard proposal, 1990-1994 

31 18

Appalachian Religion Project Writers Conference, April 12-13, 1996 

31 19

"Mountain Holiness" by Deborah Vansau McCauley, undated 

31 20
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Series II: Appalachian Studies Association Materials, 1976-2003 

Series Description

This series contains working papers and programs from the Appalachian Studies Association, arranged alphabetically. Included are minutes and agendas from the Steering Committee, almost a complete set of Appalink, Appalachian Studies Association programs, Dorgan's conference papers, Appalachian Studies Association's history, by-laws of Appalachian Studies Association, correspondence and Appalachian Studies Association newsletters. Interviews with Jerry Williamson, David Whisnant, Patricia Beaver, Bill Best, Loyal Jones, and Richard Drake are included. Correspondence includes letters and memorandum regarding the boycott of the 1976 Appalachian Studies Conference. Boxes 19 and 20 contain later additions to the series.

  Box Folder

Appalachian Book Manuscript Award Proposal, 1990 

17 1

Appalachian Studies Association History (1 of 2), 1970-1983 

17 2

Appalachian Studies Association History (2 of 2), 1970-1983 

17 3

Appalachian Studies Conference [includes notes by Patricia Beaver], 1977 

17 4

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1979 

17 5

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1980 

17 6

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1985 

17 7

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1987 

17 8

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1988 

17 9

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1989 

17 10

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1990 

17 11

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1993 

17 12

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1994 

17 13

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1995 

17 14

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1996 

17 15

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1997 

17 16

Appalachian Studies Conference, 2002 

17 17

Appalachian Studies Conference, undated 

17 18

"Appalink" Newsletter, 1978-1987 

17 19

"Appalink" Newsletter, 1988-2003 

17 20

Budget, 1982-1998 

17 21

Business Meeting Minutes, 1978 

17 22

Business Meeting Minutes, 1983 

17 23

Business Meeting Minutes, 1992 

17 24

Business Meeting Minutes, 1993 

17 25

Business Meeting Minutes, 1997 

17 26

By-Laws, 1978-1987 

17 27

Calls for Papers, 1979-1999 

17 28

Conference Papers, 1985-1996 

18 1

Conference Paper Proposals, 1984-2001 

18 2

Correspondence [includes Jerry Williamson-William Plumley controversy], 1976-1996 

18 3

Cost of Proceedings, 1984 

18 4

Cratis Williams Award [1999: Steve Fisher; 2000-2001: Jerry Williamson], 2000-2001 

18 5

Executive Committee Minutes and Agenda, 1989-1990 

18 6

Incorporation Papers, 1977-1978 

18 7

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Working Papers, 1988-1993 

18 8

Jerry Williamson Interview, "A Cold Day in Hell", undated 

18 9

"Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association" Style Guide, undated 

18 10

Laurel Leaves Award, 1998 

18 11

Membership List, 1977-1999 

18 12

Memoranda, 1976-1986 

18 13

Preliminary Programs, 1977-2003, undated 

18 14

"Preliminary Proposal for Future Direction in Appalachian Studies," by Burton L. Purrington and Patricia D. Beaver, 1976 

18 15

Program Agendas, 1976-1987 

18 16

Program Agendas, 1988-2001 

19 1

Steering Committee Agenda, 1991-1998 

19 2

Steering Committee Minutes, 1980-2003 

19 3

Steering Committee Miscellaneous, 1997-1998 

19 4

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1983 

19 5

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1984 

19 6

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1986 

19 7

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1987 

19 8

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1988 

19 9

Bills, 1987 

19 10

Bills for Appalachian Studies Conference, 1986 

20 1

Exhibitors, 1989 

20 2

Proceedings, 1982 

20 3

Program Committee, 1983 

20 4

Program Committee, 1984 

20 5

Program Committee, 1986 

20 6

Program Committee, 1987 

20 7

Program Committee Advertisements, 1989 

20 8

Publications Committee, 1988 

20 9

Steering Committee, 1985 

20 10

Student Contest, 1984 

20 11

Student Contest, 1986 

20 12
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Series III: Audiovisual Materials, 1973-2005, undated 

Series Description

The Audio-Visual Materials include three-quarter video, VHS tapes, and cassette versions of recordings. Recordings are of northwest North Carolina church services, preachers speaking, and preachers being interviewing. Dorgan recorded these films and tapes in the mid-1970s as part of his research on Appalachian religious practices. Materials are arranged alphabetically.

Subseries A: Video and Audio Reels, 1975-1976, undated 

Subseries Description

This subseries contains video reels of northwest North Carolina church services, preachers speaking, and preachers being interviewed. Dorgan recorded these films in the mid-1970s as part of his research on Appalachian religious practices. Materials are arranged alphabetically. User copies are available in both DVD and VHS formats and are located in Box 21 (DVDs) and Box 22 (VHS). Original reels are located in Box 23.

  Box Item

94 Roaring Creek First Baptist Church, Rev. Garfield Hughes Speaking [user copy], December 7, 1975 

21 1

Bethany Baptist Church Revival, Preliminary Music [user copy], October 8, 1975  

21 2

Bethany Baptist Church Revival, Rev. Vance Triplett Speaking [user copy], October 8, 1975 

21 3

Bethany Baptist Church Revival, Preliminary Singing [user copy], October 10, 1975 

21 4

Bethany Baptist Church Revival, Rev. Vance Triplett Speaking [user copy], October 10, 1975 

21 5

Bible-Way Baptist Church of Boone, Preliminary Singing for Morning Service [user copy], October 19, 1975 

21 6

Bible-Way Baptist Church of Boone, Rev. Richard Norman Speaking [user copy], October 19, 1975 

21 7

Central Baptist Church of Boone, Rev. Vance Triplett Speaking [Recorded at WATA for the program "Gospel Echoes"] [user copy], October 5, 1975 

21 8

Children in a Group Talking; Children Learning to Dance; Different Speakers Giving Lectures [user copy], undated 

21 9

Interview with Rev. J.F. Aiker of Radford, VA, February 25, 1976 

21 10

Interview with Rev. W.E. Daddy of Crumpler, NC [user copy], January 31, 1976 

21 11

Interview with Rev. R.C. Eggers [user copy], undated 

21 12

Interview with Rev. E.Z. Sexton of Jefferson, NC [user copy], February 23, 1976 

21 13

Interviews of People at the Appalachian State University Bookstore [first reel] [user copy], undated 

21 14

Interviews of People at the Appalachian State University Bookstore [second reel] [user copy], undated 

21 15

Jesus Christ Tabernacle of Newland, NC, Bob Oaks Preaching [user copy], November 22, 1975 

21 16

Meat Camp Baptist Church of Watauga County, NC, Pastor Harold King Speaking [user copy] [tape 1 of 2], undated 

21 17

Meat Camp Baptist Church of Watauga County, NC, Pastor Harold King Speaking [user copy] [tape 2 of 2], undated 

21 18

Miscellaneous Preaching and Singing, undated 

22 1

Mount Paran Baptist Church, Roscoe Greene Preaching [user copy], November 30, 1975 

21 19

Mountain View Baptist Church in Tennessee, Rev. Arnt Greer Speaking [user copy], December 14, 1975 

21 20

Mountain View Methodist Church of Galax, VA, Rev. J.F. Aiker Speaking [user copy], February 25, 1976 

21 21

Play Rehearsal with Stage and Actors [user copy], undated 

21 22

Scotsville Baptist Church of Ashe County, Rev. Reeves Jones Preaching [first reel] [user copy], March 8, 1976 

21 23

Scotsville Baptist Church of Ashe County, Rev. Reeves Jones Preaching [second reel] [user copy] March 7, 1976 

21 24

Three Forks Baptist Church of Boone, Preliminary Services [user copy], October 26, 1975 

21 25

Three Forks Baptist Church of Boone, Rev. L.M. Powers Preaching [user copy], October 26, 1975  

21 26

Woman Talking About Wildlife Conservation, Man Showing How Camera Works, Continuing Talks about Wildlife Conservation [user copy], undated 

21 27

Subseries B: VHS Tapes, 1987-1996, undated 

Subseries Description

This subseries contains original VHS tapes of northwest North Carolina church services that Dorgan made and used in his research. Also included is a documentary made in Todd, North Carolina. Materials are arranged alphabetically.

  Box Item

Dr. Dorgan Interview with Danya M. Jordan, December 17, 1993 

22 2

Saddle Mtn. Church - 8/26 End of Communion, 8/11 Singing with Elaine, undated 

22 3

The Heartland Series "Preachin'", 1996 

22 4

Saddle Mountain Church - 7/29 Pastor Glenn Killon 52 Years, 8/26 Baptize and Communion Services, 1984 

22 5

South Shore Church, Elder Baxter Osborne and Sister Dorothy Osborne, October 22, 1987 

22 6

Thompson Valley, 1990-1994 

22 7

"Tribe of Paradise," Brenda Blakenship, September 18, 1990 

22 8

"While the Ages Roll On...A Memorial," A Documentary by Kevin Balling, undated 

22 9

"Mt. Paran Church Deep Gap, NC" produced by Howard Dorgan, Rich Humphrey, and Joe Murphy, November 3, 1980 

33 1

Mt. Paran Baptist Church- Flower Service, Second Sunday, filmed by Rich Humphrey and Howard Dorgan, September 1978 

33 2

"Miscellaneous Death and Dying Traditions in Appalachian"- Howard Dorgan interviewed by Sandra Basel, undated 

33 3

"Styles of Mountain Preaching" by Howard Dorgan, April 8, 1976 

33 4

Subseries C: Cassettes, 1973-2005, undated 

Subseries Description

This subseries contains cassette tapes of northwest North Carolina church services, preachers speaking, and religious radio programs. Dorgan used these tapes as part of his research on Appalachian religious practices. Box 24 contains regular cassette tapes. Box 25 contains regular and mini-cassette tapes. Materials are arranged alphabetically.

  Box Item

Baptist Chapel, Tape 2, August 7, 1983 

24 1

Brother Priest, Holiness Pentacostal, undated 

24 2

Side 1: Calvary Baptist Church of Damascus, VA, "Invitation Hour," Bill Trivette Speaking, undated; Side 2: Mt. City, TN, November 18, 1973 

24 3

Collection of Contemporary Christian Songs - includes works by Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman, undated 

24 4

Elder Baxter Osborne, undated 

24 5

The Little Home Fellowship, undated 

24 6

Little River Primitive Baptist Church of Sparta, NC, June 17, 1984 

24 7

Mt. C. Church of Christ, "The Gospel Hour," Pastor W.G Gantt, undated; Rainbow Chapel in TN, "Radio Chapel Hour," Rev. David Nuyard; Morning Star Gospel Prog., August 1, 1982 

24 8

Mt. Union Baptist Association, Elder Earl Sexton Speaking, July 13, 1977 

24 9

Mountain View Baptist Church Revival, George Taylor Preaching, May 3, 1980 

24 10

Rex and Eleanor Parker, "Revivaltone", undated 

24 11

Roscoe Greene of Missionary and Roland McCellan of Free Will [examples of the basic style], undated 

24 12

Side 1: Roscoe Greene Sunday Morning Show, Brother Tom Jackson Speaking; Side 2: Interview with Roscoe Greene, August 31, 1983 

24 13

Sandy Ridge Old Regular Church of Wise County, VA, Unidentified Elder Speaking, undated 

24 14

Sandy Ridge Old Regular, Singing, August 22, 1982 

24 15

Shabby Run Community Church (Pentacostal), Rev. Gene Ball Speaking [tape 1 of 2], undated 

24 16

Shabby Run Community Church (Pentacostal), Rev. Gene Ball Speaking [tape 2 of 2], undated 

24 17

Saddle Mountain Regular Baptist, Harold Wilmith Speaking, August 26, 1984 

24 18

Shoun's Mission Church (Holiness) of Mountain City, TN, Pastor James Simms Speaking, November 18, 1973 

24 19

Silas Creek Union Baptist, "Amazing Grace", July 24, 1985 

24 20

Silas Creek Union Baptist, Unidentified Preacher Speaking, July 24, 1983 

24 21

"Songs of Deliverance," December 10, 1990 

24 22

"Songs of Deliverance," undated 

24 23

Union Baptist Church of West Jefferson, NC, Elder Danny Miller Speaking, undated 

24 24

Victory Gospel Singers, undated 

24 25

WDIC of Clinchco, VA [Side 1: Nolls Layne, Side 2: Winfred Large], May 28, 1989 

24 26

Side 1: WEAY of Princeton, WV, Jesus Name Trio and the Conley Sisters; Side 2: WEAY of Princeston, WV, Gospel Light Broadcast, April 16, 1989 

24 27

WEAY of Princeton, WV, Rex and Eleanor Parker Speaking, April 16, 1989 

24 28

WECL of Elkhorn City, KY, Sister Sue Hill, March 12, 1989 

24 29

WELC, Welch, WV, "Heart to Heart," Sister Ruby Chaffin Preaching, February 12, 1989 

24 30

Whitehead Union Baptist, undated 

24 31

Side 1: Whitehead Union Baptist; Side 2: Morning Star Gospel Program, January 15, 1984, August 29, 1982 

24 32

Whitehead Union Baptists of Alleghany County, NC, Elder Ward Brooks Speaking, January 15, 1984 

24 33

WJLS of Beckley, WV, "Songs of Salvations" Show, Rex and Eleanor Parker, August 5, 1990 

24 34

WLRV of Lebanon, VA, "Call to Calvary," Scott Campbell Speaking, March 26, 1989 

24 35

WLRV, "Thirty Minutes of Amazing Grace," Lebanon, VA, March 26, 1989 

24 36

WNKY, Brother Dean Fields Show, undated 

24 37

Bill Best Interview, October 27, 2005 

25 1

Dave Whisnant, undated 

25 2

Dick Drake, undated 

25 3

Loyal Jones, ASA History, Boone Tavern Hotel, October 26 [year unknown], undated 

25 4

McKinney, November 13, 2000 

25 5

Pat & Jerry [tape 1 of 2], August 24, 2000 

25 6

Pat & Jerry [tape 2 of 2], August 24, 2000  

25 7

Susan Keefe, September 12, 2000 

25 8

WNRG of Grundy, VA [Side A: Churches of Christ Program/Gospel Road Broadcast; Side B: Garrett Mullins], April 2, 1989  

25 9

WMCT of Creston, NC, "Gospel Hour," Brother Euguene Ward Speaking, July 17, 1983 

25 10

WMCT, "Gospel Mission Broadcast" and "Living By Faith", undated 

25 11

Side A: WMCT's "A Look at the Word" and "First Freewill Gospel Hour"; Side B: WMCT's "First Freewill Gospel Time" and "The Voice of the Word", undated 

25 12

WMCT of Mountain City, TN, "Back to the Foundations Gospel Hour," Minister Dwight Adams Speaking, July 17, 1983 

25 13

WMCT [Side A: "Voice of the Word," "God's Word in Today's World"; Side B: "Bread of Life Radio Broadcast," "The Way of Life"], undated 

25 14

WNKY, Brother James H. Kelly, undated 

25 15

Side 1: WSK of West Jefferson, Earl Sexton Speaking; Side 2: Baptist Chapel, Big Shelton Creek Road, Rev. Smith Shepherd Speaking [tape 1], August 7, 1983 

25 16

Subseries D: Diskettes, 1986-1987 

  Box Subbox Item

Thornton Union Association Meeting, August 14-15, 1987 

33 1 1

Old Regular Visitations- Ash Camp, May 18, 1986; Tivis Chapel, May 23, 1986; Bent Branch, June 1, 1986; Little Martha, June 8, 1986, 1986 

33 1 2

Old Regular Visitations- Bethel, June 15, 1986; Hemp Hill, June 29, 1986; Mary Lou Church [Old Frienship], July 16, 1986; Lebanon, July 27, 1986, 1986 

33 1 3

Little Martha II, August 3, 1986; Lonesome Dove, August 10, 1986; Ash Camp, August 16-17, 1986, 1986 

33 1 4

Little Home, May 3, 1987; Holston, May 24, 1987; Thornton Church, May 30, 1987, 1987 

33 1 5

Visitation with Elder Craft, June 6, 1987; Bull Creek, June 14, 1987; Ash Camp, June 21, 1987; Fairview, June 28, 1987, 1987 

33 1 6

Hurricane Church, July 5, 1987; North Spring, July 19, 1987; New Hope, July 30, 1987; Raymond Smith's, August 4-9, 1987, 1987 

33 1 7
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Series IV: Photographs, 1985-1987, undated 

Series Description

These photographs cover Dorgan's research of Appalachian churches.

  Box Folder

Bethel Church of Dunham, KY, 1986 

26 1

Bull Creek Church of Old Regular Baptist, undated 

26 2
  Cold_Storage Folder

Elder Baxton Osborn [cold storage], 1987, 1989 

1 3
  Box Folder

Former Association tent on the Fair Grounds at Wise, VA, undated 

26 3

Little Martha Church of Old Regular Baptist, undated 

26 4

McRoberts Old Regular Church of Neon, KY, undated 

26 5

Miscellaneous Old Regular Baptist, 

26 6

Moderator John Layne at a Union Association Business Meeting, undated 

26 7

Negatives, 

26 8

New Salem Old Regular Baptist Association, 1986-1987 

26 9

Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church of Pike County, KY, undated 

26 10

Union Association Annual Conference, 1985 

26 11

Union Association Meeting, undated 

26 12

Union Association Permanent Meeting Structure, undated 

26 13
,

Series V: Supplemental Papers, 1972-1999, undated 

Series Description

Series V: Supplemental Papers, contains materials donated as additions to the C. Howard Dorgan Papers. It includes book reviews by Dorgan, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

  Box Folder

Appalachian Studies Advisory Committee, 1976-1979 

32 1

Appalachian State University Proposal for a Center for Appalachian Studies, 1976-1979 

32 2

Book reviews and papers, 1972-1996 

32 3

College of Fine and Applied Arts Outstanding Faculty Award, 1992-1993 

32 4

Colorful response to "In the Hands of A Happy God", 1997, undated 

32 5

Correspondence, 1990-1996 

32 6

Correspondence relative to books, 1993-1999 

32 7

Correspondence relative to "In the Hands of A Happy God", 1998 

32 8

Loyal Jones Retirement Symposium, 1993 

32 9

Newspaper clippings, 1988-1998, undated 

32 10

Nomination for the O. Max Gardner Award, January 5, 1998 

32 11

Off-Campus Scholarly Assignment, 1988-1990 

32 12

Philadelphia Association, July 12, 1987 

32 13

Presentations, 1982-1999 

32 14

Research News, 1983 

32 15

Reviews, 1987-1997 

32 16

Rex and Eleanor Parker, September 1993 

32 17

Sam Ervin Paper Correspondence, 1974-1975 

32 18