Guide to the Patricia Kilby Index of Cratis Williams' Thesis, "The Southern Mountaineer in Fact and Fiction," 2002

Summary Information

Title: Patricia Kilby Index of Cratis Williams' Thesis, "The Southern Mountaineer in Fact and Fiction," 2002
Collection: AC.827
Extent: 2.25 linear feet (4 4x6 shoeboxes and 1 half-sized manuscript box)

This collection is Patricia Kilby's index of Cratis Williams' 1600-page thesis, "The Southern Mountaineer in Fact and Fiction" written in 1961. Her index was produced in 2002. It includes her original index cards, a printed copy, and digital copies.

Creator: Kilby, Patricia

Biographical/Historical Note

Patricia “Trish” Kilby (Fore) grew up in Ashe County, North Carolina, and now resides in Lowgap with her husband, Kevin. She has BAs in English and Interdisciplinary Studies and an MA in Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University. She is currently completing an MSLIS through Florida State University.

Dr. Cratis Williams was a recognized leading authority on Appalachian literature, folkways, and speech. He was a professor and administrator at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina for more than 30 years. HIs original dissertation was 1600 pages in length, and Martha H. Pipes edited it to about 500 pages.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains four boxes of original index cards from which Kilby made a typed index of the original 1600-page thesis of Cratis Williams entitled "The Southern Mountaineer in Fact and Fiction." The index is also included on a 3-1/2 " diskette, for which a user copy on CD is available.


The index cards comprising the index are arranged alphabetically in four shoeboxes and the single folder is in a half-sized manuscript box, along with the original diskette, user copy and archival copy of the diskette.

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

No specific provenance information is available on this collection. It was accessioned as AC.2005.024.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2014. 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.827: Patricia Kilby Index of Cratis Williams' Thesis, The Southern Mountaineer in Fact and Fiction, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.