Guide to the Ella White Kiger Papers, circa 1942

Summary Information

Title: Ella White Kiger Papers, circa 1942
Collection: AC.524
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This is a copy of "You Can Tell 'Em Every Time", a song possibly authored by Ella White Kiger, circa 1942. It is a single-page, seven verse song.

Creator: Kiger, Ella White

Biographical/Historical Note

The internet did not reveal any history of Kiger, but several versions of the song were found. Unsure if Kiger is the author of the original song, but through the years some of the verses, especially the last one, was revised to suit the present-day enemy.

Scope and Contents

The song itself speaks of West Virginia and several ways to 'identify' a resident of that state. The name 'Ella White Kiger '42' is at the bottom of the seven verse song, and there are some handwritten names/notes on the back. It is a single page of paper, browned and rather fragile.


This is a single-item collection.

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.

Acquisitions Information

This was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2000. Accession number AC.2001.026

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed 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.524, Ella White Kiger Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Ella White Kiger Papers, circa 1942 ACSC_Box 15.22