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Bessie and Cora Shoun Papers

Identifier: AC-1156

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two ballad books created by the sisters, Bessie and Cora Shoun, circa 1910 to 1916. The books are constructed like scrapbooks with clippings and handwritten pages pasted onto old magazine or catalog pages.


  • Creation: circa 1910-1916


Conditions Governing Access

The materials from Appalachian State University Libraries' Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The nature of these collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. As a result, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

Bessie and Cora Shoun were sisters from Carter County, Tennessee.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by University Archivist Norma Riddle.

Processing Information

Anna Smith, 2022.

Bessie and Cora Shoun Papers
Anna Smith
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository