The following persons have been instrumental in bringing this exhibit to
the Marshall University Libraries’ Virtual
Geoff Eacker, who took the photographs and helped prepared the original traveling exhibit while a CSEGA scholar-in-residence at Marshall University. He is currently the Director of the Art Center, Miami University of Ohio.
Russ Barbour, “2009 West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year,” for the use of his video-tape footage of Sylvia O’Brien.
Keith Brown, a graduate student at Marshall University, discovered the stored exhibit and made arrangements to have it displayed in the University Libraries’ Special Collections, which led to the decision to prepare its online exhibit.
Lisle Brown, Curator of Special Collections, who oversaw the development of the online exhibit, converted the transcriptions to .pdf documents, and designed the web pages so that they appear as much like the original exhibition as possible.
Marlowe Hereford, Marshall University undergraduate student in Journalism, who transcribed the exhibit’s text into digital copy.
Eric Himes, Director of Digital Video Media Production at Marshall University, who facilitate the video/audio streaming of the exhibit’s media.
Lori Thompson, Marshall University Media Technician, who digitized the original audio tapes of the interviews and individual banjo performances.
John Lilly, editor of Goldenseal, for permission to use Ken Sullivan’s interview with Sylvia O’Brien.
Mildred Samons, sister of Lynn Davis and sister-in-law of Molly O’Day, for permission to use the recording of Molly O’Day’s “Poor Ellen Smith.”
Ken Sullivan,, Executive Director of the West Virginia Humanities Council, for his interview with Sylvia O’Brien, originally published in Goldenseal.
Linda Spatig, co-director of Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia (CSEGA), for her support in putting the exhibit on-line.
Mary Kay Thomas, Director of the Appalachian Studies Association at Marshall University, who lent her support for and interest in bringing the exhibit back to the public.
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