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Appalachian Religion Survey Records

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General

Home Missions

West Virginia

Virginia

Kentucky

Tennessee

North Carolina

Georgia

U. S. Department of Agriculture



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Appalachian Religion Survey Records, 1931-1933 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Collection Overview

Title: Appalachian Religion Survey Records, 1931-1933Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Extent: 6.0 MS boxes

Arrangement:

Arrangement by series: General, Home Missions, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia. and the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Data was organized under the categories of county, church, ministers, sermons, and Sunday schools. County schedules summarized economic, social, and geographical information. Church schedules provided basic statistical information including church names, addresses, affiliations, organizational histories, and building descriptions.  Minister schedules detailed pastors' background and qualifications. Sermons / Sunday school schedules summarized sermons and forms of worship with subjective commentary by field staff on the substance (or lack of it) contained in sermons and Sunday school lessons.  The Ministers and Sermons / Sunday school schedules are particularly reflective of the biases of the field staff in relation to their subjects.

Subjects: Appalachian Region, Southern -- Economic conditions., Appalachian Region, Southern -- Religious life and customs., Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social conditions., Institute of Social and Religious Research -- Archival resources, U. S. Department of Agriculture., United States -- Bureau of Agricultural Economics

Languages: English

Abstract

The 1931-1933 Appalachian regional religion survey was conducted in connection with a broader economic and social study of the region undertaken by the U. S. Department of Agriculture.  Survey results were published in the books, Religion in the Highlands: Native Churches and Missionary Enterprises in the Southern Appalachians (1933) by Elizabeth R. Hooker, and Economic and Social Problems and Conditions of the Southern Appalachians by the U. S. Department of Agriculture in 1935.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These are completed data schedules and related narratives from a 1931-1933 Appalachian regional religion survey undertaken by the Institute of Social and Religious Research.  The survey gathered data from approximately 1000 churches and missions in seventeen counties representing the states of West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky.

Materials consist of completed survey schedules, narrative commentary, and compilations of miscellaneous reference information on the surveyed counties. In addition to fieldwork data, surveyors drew on census statistics and other sources in the completion of the forms. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, hand-drawn maps, photographs, and correspondence are included for some of the churches.

Subject/Index Terms

Appalachian Region, Southern -- Economic conditions.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Religious life and customs.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social conditions.
Institute of Social and Religious Research -- Archival resources
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
United States -- Bureau of Agricultural Economics

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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

Use Restrictions: There are no known restrictions on the collection other than federal copyright regulations. Please cite all references to this collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item/Folder/Box], Appalachian Religion Survey Records, 1931-1933, Special Collections, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Processing Information: The finding aid was updated November 2015.

Finding Aid Revision History: Also Referred to as the 1935 Religious Survey

Other Note:

Also Referred to as the 1935 Religious Survey

BCA 0036 SAA 034


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[Series 1: General],
[Series 2: Home Missions],
[Series 3: West Virginia],
[Series 4: Virginia],
[Series 5: Kentucky],
[Series 6: Tennessee],
[Series 7: North Carolina],
[Series 8: Georgia],
[Series 9: U. S. Department of Agriculture],
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Series 4: VirginiaAdd to your cart.
This series consists of survey schedules for Allegheny, Grayson, and Greene Counties.  Some photographs exist in the County schedules for Grayson County, the County and Church schedules for Allegheny County, and the Church schedules for Greene County.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 5: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Allegheny County - Survey of CountyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Allegheny County - Survey of ChurchesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Allegheny County - MinistersAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Allegheny County - Sermons & Sunday SchoolsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Grayson County - Survey of CountyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Grayson County - Survey of ChurchesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Grayson County - MinistersAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Grayson County - Sermons and Sunday SchoolsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Greene County - Survey of CountyAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Greene County - Survey of ChurchesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Greene County - MinistersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Greene County - Sermons & Sunday SchoolsAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General],
[Series 2: Home Missions],
[Series 3: West Virginia],
[Series 4: Virginia],
[Series 5: Kentucky],
[Series 6: Tennessee],
[Series 7: North Carolina],
[Series 8: Georgia],
[Series 9: U. S. Department of Agriculture],
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