Manuscript Collection

Appalachian Women:  A Patchwork Quit - Accession 642 - M280 (330)

Title

Appalachian Women: A Patchwork Quit - Accession 642 - M280 (330)

Files

Identifier

Accession 642 - M280 (330)

Inclusive Dates

1984

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 piece

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The Appalachian Women: A Patchwork Quilt Collection consists of a VHS film by independent film maker and 1965 Winthrop graduate Gretchen Robinson which interviews Appalachian women chronicling their achievements and challenging their stereotypes. She traces women in Appalachia from the Cherokee women who had the right to speak at council meetings to the strong independent Ulster-Scot settlers who brought their education with them, to 19th Century farm women, to textile workers and to 1970's & 1980' s activists. Included is information on or interviews with Civil War farm women Emily Lyles Harris, jury service advocate Sara Liverance, and South Carolina House members Carolyn Frederick and Martha Fitzgerald.

Provenance

The Appalachian Women: A Patchwork Quilt Collection was donated to Archives by Gretchen Robinson (Class of 1965) on May 16, 1985.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Appalachian Women:  A Patchwork Quit - Accession 642 - M280 (330)

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