Guide to the Cratis Williams Memorial Service Recordings, 1985

Summary Information

Title: Cratis Williams Memorial Service Recordings, 1985
Collection: AC.873
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 CD box)

This collection contains two CDs of the Memorial Service for Cratis Williams at Appalachian State University in 1985. Cratis Williams was a professor of English at Appalachian State University and is considered the father of Appalachian Studies.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Cratis Williams (1911-1985) was an honored Appalachian scholar, folklorist, and professor/administrator at Appalachian State University. His memorial service in 1985 signifies his importance to Appalachian history and music.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two copies of Cratis Williams' memorial service in 1985, with User and Archival CD Copies.

Program according to label: 1-4. Music by Mary Greene 5. John Thomas 6. Rogers Whitener 7. Rachel Vance Malcolm 8. Herb Wey 9. Charlotte Ross 10. Loyal Jones 11. David Williams 12. Sophie Williams 13. Music by Mary Greene


The original CDs are in one CD box with the archival and user copies. Due to small number of CDs, all are housed in one CD box.

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 given to Special Collections by Dean Williams in 2010 and accessioned as AC.2010.084.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, August 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.873: Cratis Williams Memorial Service Recordings, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.