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Hillbilly Stereotype Objects in the Appalachian Artifact Collections

18 Hillbilly Stereotype Artifacts Described by Student Curator Brittney Westbrook in 2006


This guide is based on the Digital Library of Appalachia Hillbilly Stereotype project of 2006. Student Curatorial Associate Brittney Westbrook selected the artifacts, compiled the information, and photographed the artifacts. In 2013 Student Curatorial Associate Travis Rigg edited and produced this guide. In 2015 Student Curatorial Associate Kathryn Dunn revised the guide. Christopher Miller was the supervising curator.

LJAC Artifact Guides

The Appalachian Artifacts Teaching Collection is held by the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at Berea College. For additional information or to access the collection contact Curator Christopher Miller.  Explore more of our collections using the guides below.

The Hillbilly Stereotype in Material Culture

One aspect of Appalachian Studies is the exploration of Appalachian stereotypes.  There has been quite of bit of research on such stereotypes in movies, literature, and cartoons.  Our collection demonstrates that use of these stereotypes has a long history within American material culture.

Artifacts in Exhibit

Visual Artifact Index




All artifact images Copyright Berea College 2013.