Help preserve the rich cultural heritage of The John C. Campbell Folk School by supporting the Fain Archives. Named after the generous Fain family, this archive holds invaluable historical treasures from the mid-1920s–when local leader Fred O. Scroggs rallied donations to establish the John C. Campbell Folk School–to today.
The Fain Archives safeguards a diverse range of materials, including letters, maps, audio recordings of traditional music and oral histories, books on ballads and folk songs, and fascinating glimpses into local and regional history of the Folk School. The collection also features captivating photographs by esteemed artist Doris Ulmann, showcasing the beauty and essence of the Appalachian people.
Your support will help the continuation of preserving and digitizing these invaluable artifacts, ensuring that future generations can explore and appreciate the cultural significance of the John C. Campbell Folk School. Join us in our mission to celebrate and honor our heritage while inspiring creativity and understanding among all who visit the Folk School and the Fain Archives. Together, we can preserve the past and illuminate the path to a culturally enriched future. Donate now and make a lasting impact on our community’s legacy.