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Appalachian Travels: The Diary of Olive Dame Campbell

Elizabeth M. Williams and Olive Dame Campbell


Olive Dame Campbell is best known as a ballad collector, but she was also a social reformer in Appalachia. Her diary is a the record of a trip that she and her husband, John C. Campbell, made in the early part of the 20th century to gather data for the Russell Sage Foundation about the true social, religious, and economic conditions in the Southern Highlands. Visiting eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, and western North Carolina, they interviewed missionaries, teachers, and settlement school workers, going to out-of-the-way villages and towns on roads that were often nothing more than creek ... More

Keywords: Olive Dame Campbell, John Charles Campbell, Women in North Carolina, Folk songs, Ballads, Social life and customs – Appalachian Region, Southern Popular culture – Appalachian Region, Southern, Southern states – social conditions, John C. Campbell Folk School, Southern Mountains Handicraft Guild

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813136448
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136448.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth M. Williams, editor

Olive Dame Campbell, author

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Elizabeth McCutchen Williams

2 November 1908: Tennessee and Kentucky

Elizabeth McCutchen Williams

3 December 1908: Kentucky

Elizabeth McCutchen Williams

4 January 1909: Kentucky and Tennessee

Elizabeth McCutchen Williams

5 February 1909: Tennessee

Elizabeth McCutchen Williams

6 March 1909: North Carolina

Elizabeth McCutchen Williams