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Council of Southern Mountains Records

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Organizational and Administrative Records

General Correspondence

Annual Conference Records

Financial Records

Funding Agencies

Commission Records

Community Action Program (CAP)

Mountain Life & Work

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Collection Overview

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Primary Creator: Council of the Southern Mountains.

Extent: 288.0 MS boxes

Arrangement:

The CSM Papers are arranged by Series and Sub-series, with a total size of 288 Manuscript Boxes, encompassing 115 linear feet.  Correspondence and other administrative materials are generally arranged in chronological order, in order to establish some sense of original order.  Projects and reference materials are generally in alphabetical order by topic.

The collection is arranged in series as follows:

Series 1: Organizational and Administrative Records, 1915-1970

Series 2: General Correspondence, 1957-1970

Series 3: Annual Conference Records, 1912-1974

Series 4: Financial Records, 1923-1970

Series 5: Funding Agencies, 1952-1970

Series 6: Commission Records, 1926-1972

Series 7: Community Action Program (CAP) Materials, 1946-1970

Series 8: Mountain Life & Work, 1925-1970

Series 9: Urban Migrants, 1935-1970

Series 10: Reference Materials, 1913-1970

Series 11: Photographs

Series 12: Oversized Materials

Processing Notes to Researchers

I. Correspondence Organization: Series 2

As pre-1970 correspondence material was integrated into the collection in 2007, it became clear that consistency within the original order of the correspondence began to break down as the structure and leadership of the organization changed in the late 1960s.  As expected with any significant staff turnover or organizational growth period, filing changes and inconsistencies increased.  These filing differences became especially apparent from 1967 forward.  Furthermore, as new material was integrated, it was found that office copies retained and filed in this section were meeting up with the carbon copies that had been retained in other divisions, commissions, or office files elsewhere.  It seems that the correspondence found in Series II from the original deposit were the files maintained by the Executive and administration of the Council, and the papers being integrated from the second deposit where those from other staff scattered throughout the organization. (This is seen in the method by which the administration files have names written along the right hand margin of each item).  The original order maintained during the original processing of the collection holds up, and has been maintained as much as possible, despite inconsistencies.  It was necessary, however, to attempt to place integrated items into a system that varied.  Therefore, the researcher should be aware of the following filing methods in the original order:

1. Sometimes material was filed according to the last name of the receiving correspondent, other times by the sending correspondent.  2. Some items are filed under the last name of the correspondent, other times by the name of the company or organization which they represented.  3. Sometimes items had been filed by CSM employee name referenced in the materials, or CCed, or interested in the topic discussed, rather than by sender or receiver.  4. Married female correspondents are often filed with their husband’s materials and/or under their husband’s name.  5. Correspondence also appears throughout the collection in other Series and may or may not be duplicated in the Master or General Correspondence files.  Please be aware that these filing methods vary depending on the year.

In other words, it is necessary for the researcher to check correspondence files in multiple locations in order to get a comprehensive view.  It is important to keep in mind that these were working files, and although a simple and logical filing system was in place, the mental organization of the person(s) using them influenced where items were ultimately stored.

II. Comparison to Previous Finding Aid

Although 30 additional boxes of materials were added to the collection in 2007, the original processing method allowed for large amounts of space inside of many boxes.  Therefore, after integration and consolidation of the collection, the final result actually reduced the number of manuscript boxes in the collection.  The basic organization of the collection remains essentially intact, with the largest changes being the separation of Series 7: Projects into three separate series, and the consolidation of Series 8: Miscellaneous and Series 9: Newspaper Clippings into one series now called Series 10: Reference Materials.  Copies of the old finding aid are available in the Special Collections Reading Room for reference purposes.  No additional materials were added to the collection when the finding aid was updated in 2016.

Date Acquired: 04/24/1970

Subjects: Appalachian Region, Southern -- Economic conditions., Appalachian Region, Southern -- Religion., Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social conditions., Ayer, Perley, Campbell, John C. (John Charles) --1867-1919, Campbell, Olive D. (Olive Dame) -- 1882-1954, Charities., Economic assistance, Domestic -- Law and legislation -- United States., Education -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Federal aid to regional planning -- Appalachian Region, Southern, Jones, Loyal -- 1928-, Medical care -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Mountain Life and Work, Nonprofit organizations -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Public health -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Recreation -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Rural-urban migration -- Appalachian Region., Social Action -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Social service -- Appalachian Region, Southern.

Languages: English

Abstract

The Council of the Southern Mountains (CSM) 1912-1989, began as a gathering of various citizens and mountain missionaries working in relative isolation throughout Appalachia, which created a forum for the sharing of ideas, experiences and inspiration.  The Council grew and changed over time into an organization that promoted cooperation among private, government, and religious organizations in southern Appalachia and served as a key factor in bringing the issues and experiences of Appalachia into the national consciousness through publications and outreach programs in education, health, job training, and environmental issues.

The Council of the Southern Mountains (originally Conference of Southern Mountain Workers) was formed in 1912 as the result of fact-finding travels during 1908-1909 by John C. and Olive Dame Campbell, under sponsorship of New York’s Russell Sage Foundation.

The Campbells concluded that there was a pressing need to bring southern Appalachian mission workers together to share ideas, experiences and enthusiasms. An exploratory organizational meeting in Atlanta drew 137 persons. This response encouraged the participants to establish a formal organization and to plan an annual meeting which served as the organization’s core. The Council had no regular funding in the beginning. Instead, each year the Russell Sage Foundation underwrote conference general expenses, with those attending paying their own way. John C. Campbell was the central figure in maintaining the Council until his death in 1919. Olive Dame Campbell then became Executive Secretary and served until 1928, when she left to focus all her energies on establishing the John C. Campbell Folk School at Brasstown, North Carolina.

Helen Dingman, of the Berea College Sociology Department, succeeded Mrs. Campbell. She was already editor for the Council’s Magazine Mountain Life & Work, which the Council had taken over from Berea College in 1929. Miss Dingman remained part-time Executive Secretary until 1942, assisted by two part-time staff persons.  The group’s name was changed to the Council of Southern Mountain Workers in 1944, and finally to the Council of the Southern Mountains in 1954.

From the Council’s 1912 founding until 1949, its primary activity was planning and conducting the annual conferences. The work of the Board of Directors was mainly to find funding and speakers for those events. Board membership during these years was composed of representatives of church mission boards, colleges, and settlement schools.

The conferences brought hundreds of people together and served as forums for discussion of problems and solutions. They also provided the impetus for smaller groups to cooperate in mounting a variety of projects not directly related to the Council. One such spin-off was the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, a cooperative established in 1929 as a marketing outlet for mountain craftspeople.

The Council membership combined a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. This resulted in it being called on by the United States Department of Agriculture to act as advisor in conducting a pioneer study of the Appalachian south. Published in 1935, this study’s results became the standard reference work on the area for many years. The Council also helped implement the Mountain Folk Festival in 1935 and the related Christmas Country-Dance School at Berea College in 1939.

In response to its developing year-round undertakings, the Council’s Board in 1939 for the first time appointed standing committees (later called commissions). These were in the areas of health, recreation, education, and spiritual life. The Council also worked closely with benevolent organizations, such as the Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, to establish social and economic service programs.

The Council’s already delicate financial health was threatened further when funding dollars became particularly scarce during the 1940s. Frustration and years of seeing worthy projects going underfunded lead to shrinking membership rolls. Financial support from both Berea College and the Sage Foundation stopped in 1949. The Council office was moved from Berea to Asheville, North Carolina, where it shared space with the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild. A new executive secretary was needed and the original intention of the Board was to appoint a person to see the Council through to its expected demise.

The Board selected Perley F. Ayer to fill this role in 1951. A rural sociologist from New Hampshire, then teaching at Berea College, Ayer proved to be anything but a caretaker. Instead he set off on an energetic fifteen-year tenure that resulted in the Council becoming the largest and most significant social organization in the southern mountains by the mid-1960s. As executive secretary (later, executive director), Ayer was guided by a philosophy based on faith in people and the desirability of give-and-take discussions at all levels. He saw the Council as the champion of no one cause or group, but as a forum where differing or even opposing sides could come together and create positive change. Under Ayer’s leadership, the annual conferences increased in size and importance. For instance, the 47th Annual Conference, held in 1959, brought together 300 leaders from all of the southern Appalachian states plus observers from other states and foreign countries. Between annual conferences, regular state level meetings developed in Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina. His energetic idealism attracted many people to the Council’s service. One of these was Loyal Jones, a young Berea College graduate, who Ayer hired as his assistant in 1958, and who would eventually succeed Ayer as executive director in 1966.

In the years before 1960, Council health, recreation, education, and spiritual life commissions were actively working on regional problems, often in cooperation with existing state and local agencies.  Examples of these efforts include children’s dental programs in Virginia, maternal and infant care programs in Kentucky, and adult education classes in Tennessee.

In 1959 the Council sponsored the first of what would be ten annual workshops on the problems of Appalachian migrants to urban areas. The workshops were aimed at city service professionals, especially those in health care, social service and law enforcement. The workshops sought to inform these people about what made Appalachians different and how to deal with these differences so as to reduce tension and a lack of understanding that was growing on both sides. A later corollary to this program was the establishment in 1963 of the Council’s Chicago Office, the aim of which was to provide migrants with information about coping with city life and a place where they could get together with their friends.

The focusing of national attention on the problems of Appalachia during the early 1960s brought the Council to the attention of the federal government. Its long association with the region made it a logical source for federal agencies to turn to for information about the region, suggestions for corrective measures, and eventually leadership in implementing federally funded programs. The Council was an important resource for the President’s 1964 Appalachian Regional Study, which resulted in the establishment of the Appalachian Regional Commission.  The year 1964 was an outstanding growth year, with the size of Council staff, budget, and numbers of activities more than doubling. By 1965, the Council’s staff had grown four-fold.  However, with foundation and federal funding came pressure to alter the Council’s working philosophy. Its traditional consultative approach to coordinating had to transition into a new role of program implementation and accompanying bureaucratic intricacies.  The addition of new talent, highly educated social advocates and program implementation staff, while navigating required government accounting and operating procedures both increased the level of passion and complicated administration, priorities, and decision-making.

By the end of the 1960s, changes in leadership and the expansion of the Council staff greatly impacted not only operations and internal stability, but also the philosophical underpinnings of the Council during a pivotal time in its history.  The 1960s national debate over how to best achieve social change was represented in microcosm among Council staff and membership. Throughout its early history the Council had represented a middle way that sought compromise between opposite views and “a reform strategy based upon a consensus of regional opinion,” a concept that crystallized under the direction of Executive Director Perley F. Ayer and his “partnership ideal”.  Increasingly, some perceived that a growing number of younger staff opposed the idea of compromise and eventually anti-establishment minded staff demanded that a stand be taken. The earliest manifestation of this was the Appalachian Volunteer exit.

The Appalachian Volunteers was one of the first federally funded programs the Council undertook. In 1964 an initial group of young people from colleges in the north and south spent vacation time in the mountains, repairing and painting schoolhouses and assisting in teaching and playground activities. The project’s early results were impressive enough to win a major funding increase for program expansion. However, the Appalachian Volunteers staff left the Council in May of 1966. They incorporated in Bristol, Virginia, as a non-profit organization and were approved to receive the federal funds originally allocated to the Council. Remaining federal funds allowed the Council to continue promoting the establishment of community action programs for the Office of Economic Opportunity and on-the-job training and other manpower projects for the United States Department of Labor.

In December 1968, Perley F. Ayer, Executive Director from 1951-1967 and ideological backbone of the Council, died suddenly.  The resulting leadership vacuum and subsequent organizational changes further highlighted the larger shift taking place within the structure of the council.

Growing tensions between old and new ideas led to particularly passionate debates among Council members at the 1969 and 1970 annual conferences. At the 1969 conference, an amendment to the by-laws established the commission form of organization and required 51% of the Board of Commissioners to be drawn from the ranks of the region’s poor within three years. The resulting atmosphere of conflict led to the resignations of many of the Council’s older members. The 1970 conference capped the changes of the previous year with the adoption of a resolution that the resources of Appalachia should be placed under democratic public control. Believing this resolve to constitute a socialistic or even communist stance, many additional members resigned.

At this time, Executive Director Loyal Jones sought guidelines from the Board of Commissioners as to how the Council was to be run. With none forthcoming and no indication of support from the Board, he resigned soon after the 1970 conference and eventually became the director of a newly established Appalachian Center at Berea College.

Warren Wright, Julian Griggs, and Isaac Vanderpool formed a temporary leadership triumvirate. The funding base rapidly shrank as the Council became a crusading organization, more singularly focused on championing the rights of miners and the fight against strip-mining. The Council moved to Clintwood, Virginia in 1972 and maintained an active interest in many aspects of regional life. The organization broadened its focus beyond coal mining issues to include textile mill working conditions, and promotion of community and labor rights. Management by professional staff was replaced by a grassroots, cooperative structure. Publication of Mountain Life & Work continued on a monthly basis until the organization disbanded in 1989.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of the records (1912-1970) of the Council of the Southern Mountains including: organizational and administrative records, conference records, financial records, records of several CSM commissions, materials and papers of the Community Action Program, records of the CSM publication Mountain Life and Work, reference materials, and photographs.

Subject/Index Terms

Appalachian Region, Southern -- Economic conditions.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Religion.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social conditions.
Ayer, Perley
Campbell, John C. (John Charles) --1867-1919
Campbell, Olive D. (Olive Dame) -- 1882-1954
Charities.
Economic assistance, Domestic -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Education -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Federal aid to regional planning -- Appalachian Region, Southern
Jones, Loyal -- 1928-
Medical care -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Mountain Life and Work
Nonprofit organizations -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Public health -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Recreation -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Rural-urban migration -- Appalachian Region.
Social Action -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Social service -- Appalachian Region, Southern.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records and photographs can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: No restrictions exist on use of this collection by researchers except for personnel records and any material protected by federal copyright law.

Acquisition Method: The records of the Council of the Southern Mountains (CSM) 1912-1970 were given to Berea College via a resolution of the Council’s Board of Commissioners passed on April 24, 1970 during the Fifty-Eighth Annual Conference of the Council held at Junaluska, North Carolina.

Related Materials:

Berea College Special Collections & Archives

The Council of the Southern Mountains, 1970-1989

Appalachian Volunteers Collection

Records of the 1962 Southern Appalachian Region: A Survey

Other Institutions

John C. and Olive Dame Campbell Papers, The Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill.

Southern Highland Division Papers, Russell Sage Foundation Archives, New York, New York.

Related Publications:

Kiffmeyer, Thomas J. “The Appalachian Volunteers: Fighting the War on Poverty in Kentucky, 1963-1970.” Thesis (MA) Eastern Kentucky University, 1988.

Kiffmeyer, Thomas J. “From Self-Help to Sedition: The Appalachian Volunteers: and the War on Poverty in eastern Kentucky, 1963-1970.” Thesis (Ph.D) University of Kentucky, 1998.

Messinger, Penny. Leading the Field of Mountain Work: the Conference of Southern Workers, 1913-1950. UMI Dissertations, 1998.

David Whisnant, “Controversy in God’s Grand Division: The Council of the Southern Mountains,” Appalachian Journal, Volume 2, Autumn, 1974, No. 1.

“More Controversy in God’s Grand Division: Communications to the Editor,” Appalachian Journal, Volume 2, Spring, 1975, No. 3.

Alfred H. Perrin, ed., Seeking a People Partnership - Challenges by Perley Ayer. 36 pages. 1969.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], Council of the Southern Mountains (CSM) Records, 1912-1970, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY 40404

Processing Information:

Processing Notes

The preliminary sorting, arrangement and description of these records was accomplished over several years, spanning 1972 to 1978, by Mr. Alfred H. Perrin, President of the Friends of the Berea College Library and volunteer worker.  John McCleery and Loren Williams, student assistants, assisted Julia Miller, College Archivist, with final organization of the collection.  The collection opened for research in 1978.

This collection represented the first of two deposits of CSM records to Berea College.  CSM Records for 1970–1989, representing the second and final deposit of CSM Records, are also held at Berea College in the Southern Appalachian Archives (See SAA# 101 for more information).

Finding Aid Revision History: With the processing of the second deposit in 2006, under the direction of Project Archivist Laura Heller, over 30 additional boxes of material dated prior to 1970 were uncovered.  Over the course of 2007, Evan Robinson and Nora Hersey, student archives assistants, sorted and integrated these files into the existing collection.  Along with the assistance of additional student archives assistants Andria Creech, Jessica Higginbotham, and Harrison Levans, the integration, condensing, re-labeling, and re-arrangement of the entire collection was completed during Fall Term 2007 into January 2008 under the direction of Jaime M. Bradley, College Archivist.  The finding aid was updated in 2008 and 2016.

Other Note: Collection Identification: BCA 0002 SAA 001


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Organizational and Administrative Records, 1915-1975],
[Series 2: General Correspondence, 1957-1970],
[Series 3: Annual Conference Records, 1912-1974],
[Series 4: Financial Records, 1923-1970],
[Series 5: Funding Agencies, 1952-1970],
[Series 6: Commission Records, 1926-1972],
[Series 7: Community Action Program (CAP)],
[Series 8: Mountain Life & Work, 1925-1970],
[Series 9: Urban Migrant Project, Urban Affairs Commission and Workshops on the Urban Adjustment],
[Series 10: Reference Materials, 1928-1976],
[Series 11: Photographs],
[Series 12: Oversize Items],
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Series 10: Reference Materials, 1928-1976Add to your cart.
This series was created from the former Miscellaneous Series, Newspaper Clippings Series, others materials labeled “Miscellaneous” throughout the collection, and materials separated from the post-1970 collection, as part of the 2007 additions and reprocessing project. This series includes miscellaneous analyses of the Council, planning papers, a general topics section and files of regional research materials accumulated by the Council and various staff. The series also consists of clippings relating to such subject areas as community development, the Council, Kentucky counties, education, folk arts, low-cost housing, human interest, migrants, mining, poverty, religion, and youth.
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Sub-Series 1: Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Appalachian ArtAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Appalachian Governors Conference, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: BereaAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: CoalAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Community Industry, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Congress for Appalachian Development, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: County Development - by stateAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: County Development - by stateAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: County Development - by stateAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Council of the Southern Mountains, 1929-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Counties - KentuckyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Eastern Kentucky Flood, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Education, 1930-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Folk Arts - General, 1947-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Folk Arts - John Jacob NilesAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Housing , Low Cost, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Human InterestAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Leadership Training Workshops, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Migrants - Appalachian, 1957-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Migrants - Appalachian, 1957-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Migrants - Appalachian, 1962-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Mining and Ecology, 1956; 1964-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Miscellaneous, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Poverty - War on, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Poverty - General, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Box 274Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poverty - General, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Poverty - General, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Poverty - General, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Poverty - General, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Poverty - General, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Poverty - General, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Poverty - General, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Poverty - General, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Poverty - by state, 1963-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Poverty - by state, 1963-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Poverty - by state, 1963-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Poverty - by state, 1963-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Religion, 1928; 1956; 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Youth, 1947; 1963; 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Other - Georgia ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Other - Appalachia GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Other ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Other ClippingsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 20: Other ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Box 275Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tom Gish ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: CSM Scrapbook 1: "Clippings from 1964"Add to your cart.
Box 276Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Council History Materials, variousAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Short history of Council-David Walls, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: News Releases, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Newsletters, 1960-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Publicity, 1958-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Publicity  and Promotional MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Press Releases, Mace CrandallAdd to your cart.
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Folder 9: Larry Greathouse , Staff Memo and Reports, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Planning. Misc, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Misc. ProposalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Proposals and Essays, 1941-1966Add to your cart.
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Folder 14: SpeechesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: SpeechesAdd to your cart.
Box 277Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Planning and Analysis MaterialAdd to your cart.
Box 277Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Council structure and programs, 1938-1965Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Summarized Reports, 1913-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Departmental summary reports and plans, 1959-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Departmental summary reports and plans, 1959-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Statements and Plans, 1938-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Council Background, 1938-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Council Background, 1938-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Organizational Charts, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Council Office Lease Agreements, 1966-1974Add to your cart.
Box 278Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Management Survey of the Council, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Administrative Self-Study, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Capability statement, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Five Year Plan-Guide, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Management Survey of Council, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Council Resolutions, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Expanding Council Capabilities in Appalachian, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Membership Lists, 1932-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Membership Lists, 1932-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Membership Office, 1964-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Membership Applications, n.d.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Regional and State MeetingsAdd to your cart.
Box 278Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Regional Meetings-Kentucky, 1933-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Regional Meetings-Kentucky, 1933-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Regional Meetings-Kentucky, 1933-1970Add to your cart.
Box 279Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Regional Meetings-Kentucky, 1933-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Regional Meetings-North Carolina, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Regional Meetings-Southeast, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Regional Meetings-Tennessee, 1937-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Regional Meetings-Virginia, 1958-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Regional Meetings-West Virginia, 1960-1970Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Regional Research FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 279Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Appalachian StudiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Appalachian StudiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Appalachian Studies Bibliographies, 1962-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 1950 to 1960 Census Comparison, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Agricultural Statistics-Eastern Kentucky, 1944-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Ashland Trade Area:  Goals and Objectives, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Census Figures-Kentucky and Appalachia, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Church Study Results-Earl Brewer, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Commodities Surplus-Distribution, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Community Analysis-Big Caney Valley, Kentucky, 1967Add to your cart.
Box 280Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Regional Research - Correspondence, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Regional Research-Correspondence, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Regional Research-Correspondence, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Regional Research-Correspondence, 1966-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Regional Research-Correspondence, 1965-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Employment Statistics, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Farm Practices-Hartnett County, North Carolina, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Fertility Data, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Forestry and Lumber, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 10: General, 1946-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 11: General, 1955-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 12: General, 1960-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 13: General, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Intercounty Commuting, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Migrants-Southern Appalachian, 1954-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Mountain Colleges, Institutions, Missions, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Mountain Life seminar, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 18: New Towns for Appalachia, 1962Add to your cart.
Box 281Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Office of Economic Opportunity -Tennessee, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Project-Enterprise Development, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Proposal-Appalachian Research Institute, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Proposal-Mobility Project in South-eastern United States, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Proposal-Study of High School Dropouts, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Public Assistance and Unemployment Statistics, 1950-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Public Schools of Tennessee, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Russell Sage Foundation -Yearbook, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 9: School District Salary Schedule by County, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Social and Economic Changes in the Tennessee Mountains, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Report -Economic Research of Six Virginia Counties, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Report-"Ministry to Southern Mountaineers in Cincinnati-Episcopal Church", 1955-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Study-Agriculture in Kentucky, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Study-Agricultural-Regional, 1953; 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Study-Agriculture in Clay County, NC, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Study-Churches and mills in a Southern County, 1880-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Study-Clothing Outlets, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Study-Social and Economic Cooperation, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Study-Economic and Social Cooperation, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Study-Ohio River Basin, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Study-Overton County, Tennessee, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Survey-Asheville Agricultural Development Council, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Survey-Damascus, Virginia, 1966Add to your cart.
Box 282Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Survey-Earlham College of Harlan County, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Survey-Earlham College of Harlan County, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Survey-Forms, miscellaneous, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Survey-Jackson County, Kentucky, 1920;1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Survey-Kentucky Counties by the Glenmary Sisters, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Survey-McCreary County, Kentucky, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Survey-McDowell County, West Virginia, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Survey-Relocation, Knott County, Kentucky, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Survey-Schools, Jackson and Breathitt Co., Kentucky, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Field Reports-Redwine, Earl M., 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Field Reports-Diehl , Richard, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Field Reports-Forte, Sylvia, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Field Reports-Harris, Lillian, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Field Reports-Johnston, Roslea, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Field Reports-Raphael, David, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Field Reports-Safford, Edwin J., 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Field Reports-Young , James E., 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Field Reports-various reporters, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Activity Report Memoranda, Mosely, Julian D., 1969Add to your cart.
Box 283Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tennessee County Profiles, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Knox County, KY, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Floyd County, KY - Big Sandy Area CAP , Ligon Sanitation, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Evaluation-Macon County, NC Parrish , Thomas, 1966Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: General TopicsAdd to your cart.
Box 283Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bicentennial Calendar-Labor, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Birth Control, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Civil Rights, 1945-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clothing Distribution, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Clothing Distribution, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Coal -"Kentucky Coal: Owners, Taxes, Profits, A Study", 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Coal -"The Curse of Coal", 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Coal -Coal MiningAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Coal Valley Organizing - Austin, Richard Cartwright, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Coal -Blue Ridge, Georgia Strike and Boycott, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Coal -Mine Explosion and Fire, Mountaineer Coal Co., 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Coal -Blue Diamond Coal Co. Court CasesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Cumberland Chapter of CSM - Correspondence, 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Cumberland Chapter-by-laws, minutes, member lists, 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Box 284Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cumberland Chapter-financial, miscellaneous, 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dulcimers-Correspondence, 1957-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dulcimers-Correspondence, 1957-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Employment-Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Employment-EKCEP Planning Source Book, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Employment-EKCEP/Manpower Development Services, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Employment-Operation Second Chance, NC, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Employment-Southern Mountain Workers Conference, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Employment-UMWA Member Lists, c.1969Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Employment-UMWA: Benefit Plan and Trust, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Films-Council of the Southern Mountains, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Federal Legislation, 1961-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Play: 'The Hole in the Bag' by P.W. Bockhorst, 1965Add to your cart.
Box 285Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Strip mining -Miner's Training Course, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Strip mining -Miner's Training Course, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Strip mining -Correspondence, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Strip mining, 1962-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Study Tour, 1933-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Study Tour, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Torchlight Program, 1959-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: United Appalachian Communities, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: Reference PamphletsAdd to your cart.
Box 285Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous Pamphlets, 1939-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous Pamphlets, 1954-1963Add to your cart.
Box 286Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Miscellaneous Pamphlets, 1965-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: General Reference, 1937-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 3: General Reference, 1959-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: General Reference, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: General Reference, 1966-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Kentucky Welfare Laws: A Manual for Breathitt Co. Citizens & CAP workers, c.1969Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Planned Community Industrial Development, n.d.Add to your cart.

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[Series 6: Commission Records, 1926-1972],
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[Series 8: Mountain Life & Work, 1925-1970],
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[Series 10: Reference Materials, 1928-1976],
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