Grace Toney Edwards Collection
AC 040

 

Summary Information

Repository
McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections
Title
Grace Toney Edwards Collection
ID
AC 040
Date
1980-2010
Extent
8 Linear feet
Physical Description

Collection is arranged as follows:

Series 1: Teaching and Research Materials

Series 2: Papers and Presentations

Series 3: A Handbook of Appalachia

Series 4: Photographs

 

 

Location
Located in locked compact shelving, level 1.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Grace Toney Edwards Collection, Special Collections, McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA.

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Biographical/Historical Note

Grace Toney Edwards was a member of the Radford University faculty from 1980 until her retirement in 2010. During that timeframe, among other things, she was a professor of English, chairperson of the Appalachian Studies Program, and Director of the Appalachian Regional Studies Center at Radford University. She also directed the long-running Highland Summer Conference from 1983-2010. Among other awards, she has received the SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Cratis Williams/James Brown Servcice Award from the Appalachian Studies Association, and the Donald N. Dedmon Award for Professional Excellence at Radford University. She was co-editor of A Handbook To Appalachia, and editor of The Common Lot and Other Stories: The Published Short Fiction of Emma Bell Miles. In addition, she has published many articles and chapters in journals and books throughout her career largely concerning the non-fiction prose of Jim Wayne Miller, the poetry and fiction of Emma Bell Miles, the linkages between folklore and writing. She is also a frequent presenter at conferences and a sought after reviewer and project advisor.

 

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of teaching materials, presentation information and materials, correspondence, and research materials used by Grace Toney Edwards during her years at Radford University. Many of the files in this collection are included to represent various aspects of Dr. Toney-Edwards' collecting and research style, specifically very large vertical files that held newspaper articles of local and Appalachian interests, various newsletters, reference files of works and information about Appalachian authors (Author Files) and musicians, and information about Appalachian based courses offered at other institutions. Included in this collection is information about the planning, dedication, and use of the Selu conservancy at Radford University; also included are chapter drafts, correspondence and publishing information for A Handbook of Appalachia, published in 2006.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections

McConnell Library
PO Box 6881
Radford, Virginia
540-831-5692
archives@radford.edu

Restrictions to Access

An appointment for research is required. The collection is open for research. No interlibrary loan.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The documents are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided the proper citation is used (e.g. McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections, Radford University, Radford VA).  Any commercial use of the materials, without the written permission of the Radford University, and the copyright holder, is prohibited.  Please refer to the McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections website for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

All materials were donated to Radford University Archives and Special Collections by Dr. Grace Toney Edwards.

Accruals

Further accruals may be coming but there are none scheduled.

Existence and Location of Originals

Archives and Special Collections, McConnell Library

 

 


Collection Inventory

SERIES 1: BOX 1.

Box 1: Folder 1: Selu Steering Committee- Project Proposals

Box 1: Folder 2: Selu Restoration- Restoration Proposal and Related Information

Box 1: Folder 3: Selu Farmhouse Dedication- July 2006

Box 1: Folder 4: The Selu Conservancy of Radford University, by Grace Toney Edwards. 1991.

Box 1: Folder 5: Selu Presentation. 1991.

Box 1: Folder 6: Selu: Dream and Harvest, by John Bowles.

Box 1: Folder 7: Newsletters. Appalachian Center, Berea College. 11 issues ranging from Summer 1981-Winter 1989.

Box 1: Folder 8: Newsletters. Appalink. 10 issues ranging from Sept 1981-Spring 2007.

Box 1: Folder 9: Newsletters. Consortium News. 5 issues ranging from May 1982-1987.

Box 1: Folder 10: Newsletters. Various Newsletters including Virginia Folklore Society, and The American Folklore Societ.,

Box 1: Folder 11: Literary Newsletters.

Box 1: Folder 12: Appalachian Studies Conferences Programs. 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

BOX 2.

Box 2: Folder 1: Participant Information for the Workshop in Appalachian Studies, Berea College. 1974.

Box 2: Folder 2: A Journey Through Appalachia, by Freshman Honors Class, 1981.

Box 2: Folder 3: Newsletter. New River Historical Society. 1981-2.

Box 2: Folder 4: University of Kentucky- Appalachian Studies Courses Offered. 1986.

Box 2: Folder 5: The Long Way Home, A Critical Review, by Connie Joyce. 1986.

Box 2: Folder 6: Proposal for Faculty Professional/Instructional Development Program. 1989.

Box 2: Folder 7: Rationale for the Study of Appalachian Culture (advertisement for Highland Summer Conference); Highland Summer Conference Registration Form 1989.

Box 2: Folder 8: Proposal to Consider Establishing An Eminent Scholar in Appalachian Studies. 1989.

Box 2: Folder 9: Eleanor Lahr- Mary Ingles Walk. 1989.

Box 2: Folder 10: Foxfire. (Appears to be notes used in a talk in a Foxfire class at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School.

Box 2: Folder 11: Berea Visiting Professorship Invitation.

Box 2: Folder 12: Proposal for a Continuing Education Workshop- Folk Traditions of the Blud Ridge: Your Stories and Mine.

Box 2: Folder 13: RU Foundation Proposal- Appalachian-Scottish Studies Program. 1991

Box 2: Folder 14: Dr. Emily Lyle- Visiting Scholar.

Box 2: Folder 15: RU Foundation Proposal- Appalachian-Scottish-Irish Connections. 1993.

Box 2: Folder 16: Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Proposal by Melinda Bollar Wagner. 1994.

Box 2: Folder 17: Corn and Culture. 1996-97. .

Box 2: Folder 18: Appalachian Teaching Project Conference. Dec 1-2, 2006.

Box 2: Folder 19: Appalachian Studies Review. May 21, 2008.

Box 2: Folder 20: Program Review- Appalachian Studies Minor. 2008.

Box 2: Folder 21: Appalachian Teaching Project Conference. Dec 5-6, 2008.

Box 2: Folder 22: Reflection in Diversity Conference. Oct 29, 2009.

Box 2: Folder 23: Nomination for Mitau Award for Innovation and Change in Higher Education.

Box 2: Folder 24: VATE Material.

BOX 3.

Box 3: Folder 1: Carter Family Fold. Directions, Information.

Box 3: Folder 2: Centers and Societies for Appalachian People. Various information.

Box 3: Folder 3: Caty Sage- Sheet Music.

Box 3: Folder 4:  College Brochures and Information about Appalachian Programs.

Box 3: Folder 5: Festivals and Concerts. Fliers and Postes.

Box 3: Folder 6: The Long Way Home- Program and Brochure.

Box 3: Folder 7: Music/Musicians. Newspaper clippings.

Box 3: Folder 8: Quilts by the Sampler.

Box 3: Folder 9: The Spirit of Appalachia: A Selected Resource List, by Grace Toney Edwards.

Box 3: Folder 10: Miscellaneous APST and ARSC things.

Box 3: Folder 11: Newspaper Articles from the Vertical Files.

Box 3: Folder 12: Miscellaneous Posters and Fliers from the Vertical Files.

Box 3: Folder 13: Author File: Anderson, Sherwood.

Box 3: Folder 14: Author File: Arment, Lisa.

Box 3: Folder 15: Author File: Arnow, Harriet.

Box 3: Folder 16: Author File: Awiakta, Marilou.

Box 3: Folder 17: Author File: Baber, Robert Henry.

Box 3: Folder 18: Author File: Belcher, Anndrena.

BOX 4.

Box 4: Folder 1: Author File: Brown, Bill.

Box 4: Folder 2: Author File: Cantrell, Particia Vance.

Box 4: Folder 3: Author File: Carden, Gary.

Box 4: Folder 4: Author File: Coulthard, Ron.

Box 4: Folder 5: Author File: Derrick, Ruth.

Box 4: Folder 6: Author File: Gipe, Robert.

Box 4: Folder 7: Author File: Harris, Corra.

Box 4: Folder 8: Author File: Higgs, Jack.

Box 4: Folder 9: Author File: Higgs, Robert.

Box 4: Folder 10: Author File: Peck, Thelma.

Box 4: Folder 11: Author File: Jones, Loyal.

Box 4: Folder 12: Author File: Kolb, Harold H. Jr.

Box 4: Folder 13: Author File:LaLone, Mary.

Box 4: Folder 14: Author File: Lanier, Parks.

Box 4: Folder 15: Author File:Mann, Harold.

Box 4: Folder 16: Author File: McCommon, Elizabeth.

Box 4: Folder 17: Author File: Mason, Bobbie Ann.

Box 4: Folder 18: Author File: Miller, Jim Wayne.

Box 4: Folder 19: Author File: Rash, Ron.

Box 4: Folder 20: Author File: Norman, Gurney.

Box 4: Folder 21: Author File: Reynolds, Ernest.

Box 4: Folder 22: Author File: Shelby, Anne.

Box 4: Folder 23: Author File: Smith, Lee.

Box 4: Folder 24: Author File: Smith, Lee.

Box 4: Folder 25: Author File: Still, James.

Box 4: Folder 26: Author File: Swanson, Charles A.

Box 4: Folder 27: Author File: Wheeling, Teresa.

Box 4: Folder 28: Author File: Whisnant, David.

Box 4: Folder 29: Author File: Tucker, Edward.

Box 4: Folder 30: Author File: Wagner, Melinda Bollar.

Box 4: Folder 31: Author File: Watson, Doc.

Box 4: Folder 32: Author File: Wheeler, Billy Ed.

SERIES 1: BOX 4.5.

Consortium of Appalachian Centers and Institutes. Collaborative Teaching Project 2001-2002.

SERIES 2: BOX 5.

Box 5: Folder 1: Autobiographical Information.

Box 5: Folder 2: Emma Bell Miles, Appalachian Poet, by Grace Toney Edwards. Includes hand written notes and an early draft of the paper.

Box 5: Folder 3: Virginia Association of Teachers of English Presentation. Notes. 1982

Box 5: Folder 4: Emma Bell Miles Pioneer Folklorist of Appalachia, by Grace Toney Edwards. 1985.

Box 5: Folder 5: Virginia Association of Teachers of English Presentation for Roanoke Students. Presentation notes and information. 1983.

Box 5: Folder 6: Valley Writers Presentation. 1984.

Box 5: Folder 7: Virginia Association of Teachers of English Presentation- Notes and Information. 1984.

Box 5: Folder 8: Writing Across the Curriculum Presentation. Notes and Information. 1984.

Box 5: Folder 9: Materials for Teachers' Workshop- Radford City Schools. 1984.

Box 5: Folder 10: Virginia Association of Teachers of English Roundtable Discussion Presentation. 1985.

Box 5: Folder 11: Appalachian Studies Conference, 1985. Presentation- The Impact of Appalachian Studies Courses on Appalachian Students.

Box 5: Folder 12: Appalachian Studies Conference, 1985. A Tribute to Cratis Williams.

Box 5: Folder 13: Memories of Breece, by Grace Toney Edwards; Place and Space in Breece Pancake's "A Room Forever", by Grace Toney Edwards.

Box 5: Folder 14: Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library Presentation- Not For Children Only- Little Women. 1986.

Box 5: Folder 15: Pearisburg Library Presentation- James Agee (with Parks Lanier). 1986.

Box 5: Folder 16: ETSU Grant Proposal- Teachers Institute on Children's Fantasy Literature. 1987.

Box 5: Folder 17: Virginia Association of Teachers of English Presentation. Writing Without Pain about Folklore....and Literature and History and Biology and...1987.

Box 5: Folder 18: Roanoke Library Presentation- Oral History in "The Southern Family" Reading Series. 1987.

Box 5: Folder 19: Emma Bell Miles: The Spirit of a Crusader, by Grace Toney Edwards. 1987.

Box 5: Folder 20: American Folklore Society Presentation. An Appalachian Folk Arts Festival for Parents and Other Consumers. 1988.

Box 5: Folder 21: Coalition for Appalachian Ministry Presentation. Jim Wayne Miller: Holding the Mirror for Appalachia. 1988.

Box 5: Folder 22: Virginia English Bulletin. Something to Write Home About: Appalachian Folklore. 1988.

Box 5: Folder 23: Guest Appearance in Eng. 500 Class. Grace Toney Edwards' Work as a Scholar-Researcher. 1988.

Box 5: Folder 24: ERIC Document ED306877. Appalachian Studies Program. 1989.

Box 5: Folder 25: Virginia Association of Teachers of English Presentation. 1988.

Box 5: Folder 26: Virginia Association of Teachers of English/National Council of Teachers of English Presentation. 1989.

BOX 6.

Box 6: Folder 1: Appalachian Studies Conference Presentation. The Transformation of Lee Smith's Labors in her Novels: From Stereotype Toward Truth. 1989.

Box 6: Folder 2: Anndrena Belcher Consulting Project. 1989.

Box 6: Folder 3: The Poetics of Space. Correspondence and reviews. 1989.

Box 6: Folder 4: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy Proposal. Southwest Virginia in Literature. 1989.

Box 6: Folder 5: Review. A Southern Appalachian Reader. 1989.

Box 6: Folder 6: New River Valley Reading Council Fall Conference Presentation. 1990.

Box 6: Folder 7: Review. Dear Janice... 1990.

Box 6: Folder 8: Scottish-Appalachian Studies Program Trip to Edinburgh. 1991.

Box 6: Folder 9: Ulster Heritage Symposium 1991.

Box 6: Folder 10: Coalition for Appalachian Ministry Presentation. Kinshop and Place: The Ties that Bind Appalachians. 1991/2.

Box 6: Folder 11: Virginia Humanities Conference Presenatation. Jack's Back: Stories and Songs of Scotland Living in Appalachia. 1992.

Box 6: Folder 12:Seminar Proposal- Multiculturalism in Appalachia. 1992.

Box 6: Folder 13: Now and Then. Speak of the Devil... Jack Tales From Scotland and Appalachia. 1992.

Box 6: Folder 14: Review. Dorie: Woman of the Mountains. 1992.

Box 6: Folder 15: Emma Bell Miles: Feminist Crusader in Appalachia, by Grace Toney Edwards. 1992.

Box 6: Folder 16: New River Community College Workshop Contract. 1993.

Box 6: Folder 17: Coalition for Appalachian Ministry Presentation Notes. 1994.

Box 6: Folder 18: Journal of Appalachian Studies. Our Mother's Voices. 1996.

Box 6: Folder 19: Rural Ministry Studies Program. 1997.

Box 6: Folder 20: Teaching the Poetry and Prose of Marilou Awiakta, by Grace Toney Edwards. 2006.

Box 6: Folder 21: National Public Radio Humanities Consultation. Kettle Bottom. 2006-7.

Box 6: Folder 22: Ulster-American Heritage Symposium. 2008.

Box 6: Folder 23: Unleashing the Celtic Tiger Conference. 2008.

Box 6: Folder 24: Coalition for Appalachian Ministry. Various years.

Box 6: Folder 25: Conferences.

Box 6: Folder 26: Mary Draper Ingles: The Story of a Pioneer Heroine's Captivity and Escape, by Grace Toney Edwards. 1980s.

Box 6: Folder 27: Draft: A Surprise for Me.

SERIES 3: BOX 7.

Box 7: Folder 1: Correspondence. Largely concerning the organization of contributors to A Handbook to Appalachia.

Box 7: Folder 2: A Handbook to Appalachia: Project Description; Meeting Minutes; Proposal.

Box 7: Folder 3: Correspondence with Publisher of A Handbook to Appalachia.

Box 7: Folder 4: Reviewers Comments for A Handbook to Appalachia.

Box 7: Folder 5: Illustration Possibilities for A Handbook to Appalachia.

Box 7: Folder 6: A Handbook to Appalachia Proof.

BOX 8.

Box 8: Folder 1: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Richard Straw

Box 8: Folder 2: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Stevan R. Jackson

Box 8: Folder 3: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- David L. Grouse, and L. Sue Greer-Pitt.

Box 8: Folder 4: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Tom Shannon.

Box 8: Folder 5: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Stephan L. Fisher, Patti Church, Bennett M. Judkins, Shaunna L. Scott, and Chris Weiss.

Box 8: Folder 6: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Anne Blakeney.

Box 8: Folder 7: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Sharon Teets.

Box 8: Folder 8: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Deborah Thompson and Irene Moser.

Box 8: Folder 9: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Melinda Bollar Wagner.

Box 8: Folder 10: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Danny Miller

Box 8: Folder 11: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Danny Miller

Box 8: Folder 12: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Danny Miller

Box 8: Folder 13: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Danny Miller

Box 8: Folder 14: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Anna Fariello

Box 8: Folder 15: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Phillip Obermiller, Michael Maloney, and Pauletta Hansel.

Box 8: Folder 16: A Handbook to Appalachia Early Chapter Drafts- Proofing Second Pages.

BOX 9.

Box 9: Folder 1: A Handbook to Appalachia Publisher Edits Comparison Document. 2005.

Box 9: Folder 2: A Handbook to Appalachia Editing Instructions.

Box 9: Folder 3: A Handbook to Appalachia Editor Suggestions- Contents, Introduction, etc.

Box 9: Folder 4: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- Richard Straw

Box 9: Folder 5: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- Stevan R. Jackson

Box 9: Folder 6: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- David L. Grouse, and L. Sue Greer-Pitt.

Box 9: Folder 7: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- Tom Shannon.

Box 9: Folder 8: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- Stephan L. Fisher, Patti Church, Bennett M. Judkins, Shaunna L. Scott, and Chris Weiss.

Box 9: Folder 9: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- Anne Blakeney.

Box 9: Folder 10: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- Sharon Teets.

Box 9: Folder 11: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- Deborah Thompson and Irene Moser.

Box 9: Folder 12: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- Ted Olsen and Ajay Kalra.

Box 9: Folder 13: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- Melinda Bollar Wagner.

Box 9: Folder 14: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- Danny Miller, Sandra Ballard, Roberta Herrin, Stephen D. Mooney, Susan Underwood, and Jack Wright.

Box 9: Folder 15: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- M. Anna Fariello.

Box 9: Folder 16: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- Phillip Obermiller, Michael Maloney, and Pauletta Hansel.

Box 9: Folder 17: A Handbook to Appalachia Author Changes from Editor Suggestions- Contributors.

BOX 10.

Box 10: Folder 1: A Handbook to Appalachia Editing Copy.

Box 10: Folder 2: A Handbook to Appalachia Copy Marked for Indexing.

Box 10: Folder 3: A Handbook to Appalachia Editor Suggestions for Indexing Pages.

SERIES 4: BOX 11.

Slides. Slides from a large binder. Subjects include: 1988 Folk Arts Festival, Appalachian Awareness Day, Indian Valley, 1995 Selu, PCHS Folklore Class, Highland Summer Conference 1982, Ferrum 1981, Gurney Norman Picnic, Blue Ridge Folklife Festival 1982, and Buffalo Mountain 1986.

BOX 12.

Slides. Slides from a large binder. Subjects include: Bramwell WV, Baltimore, Quilts, Parkway, Floyd, Writing Across Curriculum, Highland Summer Conference 1997, The Long Way Home, Selu, George Ella Lyon, Ingles Slides, Applebutter, and VHC Presentation

BOX 13.

Slides- TRAVEL. Maps-Scotland 1989; Highland Folk Museum, Edradour Distillery, Ceilidh at Storyteller Duncan Williamson's House, Stirling Castle- 1991; Ulster-American Folk Park, Auchindrain, Boat to Ireland, London, Edinburgh 1991; Scotland and Ireland 1991; Northern Ireland 1993; Oban, Skye, Northern Ireland, Edinburgh 1993.

BOX 14.

Slides- PRESENTATIONS. Appalachia: A Journey (Kinship and Place), three cassette tapes; Tracing Our Cultural Heritage in Southwest Virginia; RU Appalachian Folk Arts Festival.

BOX 15.

Slides. Selu, Christi Leftwich Informants, Student Restoration at Selu 1990; Folklore Classes at Selu- Building Restoration 1990; Appalachian Folklife Festival- Folklore Classes at Selu Building Restoration; Appalachian Authors; Mary Draper Ingles.

BOX 16.

Photographs. Various photographs with subjects ranging from Appalachian Events Committee Parties, Highland Summer Conference Events, Folklife Arts Festivals, Appalachian Awareness Day, Appalachian Teacher Network Conferences, etc.

BOX 17.

RESTRICTED- Negatives; Personal.