Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles
The Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles exhibit features photographs of the Miles family as well a sample of Appalachian artist and naturalist Emma Bell Miles' watercolors, drawings, and short stories. Also a poet and writer, Emma Bell Miles lived on Walden’s Ridge, near today’s town of Signal Mountain with her husband, Frank, and their five children.
Only a superficial observer could fail to understand that the mountain people really love their wilderness-love it for its beauty, for it’s freedom.
Excerpt from The Spirit of the Mountains
In addition to the information and images found in the Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles exhibit, Special Collections provides access to manuscript collections that includes Emma's journals as well as books authored by and about the Walden's Ridge artists and naturalist.
- Jean Miles Catino and Emma Bell Miles correspondence, journals, and papers
- Kay Baker Gaston research notes, manuscripts, and correspondence
- Chords from a Dulcimore by Emma Bell Miles
- Our Southern Birds by Emma Bell Miles
- The Spirit of the Mountains by Emma Bell Miles
- Strains from a Dulcimore by Emma Bell Miles
- Emma Bell Miles by Kay Baker Gaston
- Once I Too Had Wings: The Journals of Emma Bell Miles, 1908-1918 by Steve Cox and Emma Bell Miles